Friday, October 24, 2014

Harold Cohen Library Refurbishment Update

The ongoing £2.6 million refurbishment of the Harold Cohen Library is in its final stages and we can give the following updates.
  • The entrance and reception areas are now complete, as are the new social areas on each side of reception.
  • We are now able to take both cash and card payments once more. The print credit machines are up and running, though the change machine still needs reinstalling.
  • The quiet and silent study rooms on the 1st floor are fully operational, as is the new Postgraduate Study Room on the ground floor.
  • The new help desks on the ground and 1st floors are open, as is the new self-service area, with its stairway down to the Refreshments and Group Study Room.
  • All of the book stock remains accessible, as it has during the whole project, and all computer rooms are open.
  • The new full-floor group study areas on floors 3 and 4 are not quite ready. These will greatly increase the amount of group study space, and in the meantime the LearnHigher Room and the Refreshments and Group Study Room can be used for this. Thanks for your patience.
Further information about the redevelopment can be found at the dedicated refurbishment website, or via Twitter@LivUniLibrary.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

TRIAL: Bloomsbury Collections

We have trial access to Bloomsbury ebook collections until 18th November 2014.
Take a look at this resource and let us know what you think.

Access Bloomsbury Collections ebooks from: (Login required off campus)

For information about the available collections, see (Login required off campus)

Bloomsbury’s eBook collections cover almost 4000 titles across the humanities and social sciences, featuring content from Bloomsbury’s latest research publications as well as a 100+ year legacy including Continuum, T&T Clark, Bristol Classical Press, Berg, The Arden Shakespeare and Hart Publishing.

After trying Bloomsbury Collections please leave your comments below. You can choose the anonymous option to comment without needing to have a Blogger account, but it helps if you include your name in your feedback so that we can follow up on comments. Do get in touch, we really want to know what you think about this resource.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Possible Data Protection issue with Adobe Digital Editions v.4

Possible Data Protection issue with Adobe Digital Editions v4.

We would like to advise our users of the following issue which we have recently been made aware of regarding access to EBL content. This specifically involves the method of downloading content to various devices using the Adobe Digital Editions v4 software, details via the following link….
EBL have confirmed to us that they fully understand how important data privacy is to libraries and that they respect and value the privacy of its users.
EBL are also aware of the recent privacy concerns around Adobe Digital Editions 4.0 and have been in contact with Adobe. They are looking into the situation further so they can provide guidance on how best to proceed when downloading EBL and ebrary ebooks.

For both EBL and ebrary, users have the option of using the Bluefire reader, which does not have the same privacy concerns.