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ProQuest ebooks – maintenance Saturday 26th August

August 23, 2017

ProQuest ebook platforms will undergo routine maintenance on Saturday, August 26, 2017 and be unavailable for about two hours from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. This will affect Ebook Central and EBL, and those ebooks will not be available during that time. We apologize for the inconvenience.

 

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Issues with MyiLibrary

February 22, 2017

It never rains… There are problems accessing ebooks from MyiLibrary at the moment. This problem is affecting all users and the supplier is working to resolve the problem as soon as possible.

February 22, 2017

The recent problems we have been experiencing with accessing articles from ScienceDirect via Discover@Bolton have been resolved. Apologies for the inconvenience caused; the problem affected libraries all over the world.

ProQuest resources: scheduled maintenance

August 18, 2016

ProQuest resource will be unavailable for a period of around eight hours from 3.oo a.m. on Sunday 21st August. This is allow for essential maintenance.

Zetoc service potentially at risk, Tuesday 17th May

May 16, 2016

Due to essential maintenance, the Zetoc service is at risk of downtime on Tuesday 17th May from 9.00 a.m. for a period of an hour.

JISC Summer of Student Innovation

April 20, 2015

Are you a student with ideas on how technology can be used in novel ways to enhance their experiences at university? If so, you might be interested in entering the annual JISC Summer of Student Innovation. Says JISC:

“At Jisc, we strongly believe that students should have a prime role in developing novel uses of technology to improve their experience at college or university.

That’s why we are running our popular summer of student innovation competition for the third straight year, with a new approach to ensure we engage a broader range of students with funding of up to £20,000 available, so get involved!

Entrants are invited to submit an idea that uses technology to improve education, research or student life, and those who are successful receive grant funding and support from Jisc to develop their project as part of a co-design approach to innovation within UK education.

Last year 20 projects were successfully funded and supported and today we continue to work with six projects to help develop them and explore the possibility of offering them as a shared service for the whole sector.

The summer of student innovation 2015 is bigger and better than before, and has a variety of competitions available:

  1. Student ideas competition Ideas using technology that could help improve research, learning or student life across further and higher education
  2. Supporting technology startup projects Support for existing educational technology products that addresses needs of learners and researchers in further and higher education
  3. Learner ideas in FE competition Ideas from learners based in UK colleges, or apprentices and trainees who have a technology idea that could improve the learning experience
    1. Apprentice-led ideas challenge A pilot project to support apprentices or trainees and learning providers who have an idea for technology that could help work based learners.

Students have until 18 May to submit their entries and, with our help, attract votes from around the sector.

How you can engage with the summer of student innovation:

  • We’d be grateful if you could promote this year’s competition to your students. Contact us to request a campaign promotion pack including a poster, web banner and brochure you can use
  • Find out more about this work and how it might inform your organisation through our guide What Students Really Want
  • Join us for a briefing, Q&A and ideas generation session on the learner ideas in FE competition – find out more.

The summer of student innovation is part of our R&D work which identifies emerging technologies and develops them around your particular needs. By exploring and developing ideas, then scaling them up to benefit the whole Jisc community, the R&D service we offer aims to keep our customers competitive long into the future.

For more information please visit our website. You can also follow #studentideas on Twitter for the latest about the competition.”

Access to Ebsco databases

April 17, 2015

It would seem that there are difficulties accessing Ebsco databases at the moment. While it is possible to access the databases, they are running very slowly. This appears to be a problem for many institutions across the UK, and has been reported. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

Law Library refurbishment

May 21, 2014

Work has started on the refurbishment of the Law Library, so all stock will be moved to the area outside the Law Library.

Don’t forget that we have a wide range of law-related electronic resources available. Check out the Resources by Subject sections of the library website.

If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to speak to any member of library staff.

Wiley Online Library functioning again

November 7, 2013

Some good news: Wiley Online Library is back up and running again.

PubMed Central operating as normal

October 17, 2013

As the financial situation in the US has now been resolved, PubMed Central is being updated at its usual frequency.