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Archive for March, 2012

Library open forum – Wednesday 28th March

Lisa K Flint27 March 2012

There will be a Library open forum on Wednesday 28 March from 2pm-3.30pm in the A V Hill Lecture Theatre. All UCL staff and students are invited to attend.

The Forum will involve a series of presentations by Library Services colleagues on strategic challenges and developments affecting the UCL Library and the delivery of services to its staff and students.

There will be a brief opportunity to ask questions after each presentation, and the afternoon will conclude with an Open Forum for general questions and answers.

The schedule for the afternoon will be as follows:

2.05pm – Welcome and introduction: Professor David Price, Vice-Provost (Research) and Chair of UCL Library Committee
2.10pm – Challenges and opportunities for Library Services, 2012-13: Dr Paul Ayris, Director of UCL Library Services and UCL Copyright Officer.
2.20pm – The Cruciform Hub: Ben Meunier, Assistant Librarian (Building Projects) and Kate Cheney, Joint Academic Support Manager, Biomedicine.
2.40pm – Enriching the Student Experience with readinglists@ucl: June Hedges, Co-ordinator, Teaching & Learning Support Section
2.55pm – New developments in e-publishing in UCL Library Services: Martin Moyle, Group Manager, IT Services
3.05pm – Open Forum: general questions and answers
3.20pm – Close

New journals added to the collections..

Lisa K Flint26 March 2012

UCL now has access to the following resources:

Genome Biology which publishes research articles, new methods and software tools, in addition to reviews and opinions, from the full spectrum of biology.

Springer Biomedical and Life Science backfiles

All of these titles are accessible via the ejournals list.

New e-books!

Lisa K Flint23 March 2012

Over the last few weeks some new e-books have become available. I’m always keen to get any feedback as usual so please let me know what you think. Titles recently bought include:

From DNA to diversity : molecular genetics and the evolution of animal design / Sean B. Carroll, Jennifer K. Grenier, Scott D. Weatherbee. –  2nd ed.

Affective neuroscience : the foundations of human and animal emotions / Jaak Panksepp. 1998.

Bioenergetics 3 / David G. Nicholls, Stuart J. Ferguson. –  3rd ed.

Roitt’s essential immunology –  12th ed. / Peter J. Delves … [et al.].

Immunology. Peter Lydyard, Alex Whelan, Michael Fanger. –  3rd ed.

Power, sex, suicide mitochondria and the meaning of life / Nick Lane.

To access the e-book follow the SFX link from the library catalogue. If  there are any other titles that you would like to see online, please do let me know!

Wiley journals..

Lisa K Flint21 March 2012

….are working again. All our IP addresses should now once again be registered for access on the Wiley site, and the institutional login option is now working again, too.  Do let us know, of course, if you encounter any problems.

Temporary problems with Wiley journals

Lisa K Flint19 March 2012

We’ve lost access to Wiley journals via a number of our IP ranges, and unfortunately the institutional login option on the Wiley site doesn’t seem to be working either. We are in touch with our account manager and Wiley customer services, and will let you know when access is working again.

Primal Pictures Anatomy & Physiology Online

Lisa K Flint14 March 2012

We currently have a trial of this until 5th April, you should be able to get access at the following sites:

Primal Pictures Anatomy & Physiology Online 2011


 Primal Pictures Anatomy Premier Library Package


(Select Institutional Login and then navigate to the UCL login screen.)

Please do let me know if there is any feedback as we’d love to know what you think! Email to me Lisa Flint (l.flint@ucl.ac.uk). Thanks!