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    Dear all,

    Please complete this BUFVC survey if you have 5 minutes to spare (or would like to win an iPod shuffle).


    Dear BUFVC Representative

    You may be aware that the BUFVC is conducting a Shared Services Feasibility Study which is surveying the availability and accessibility of television and radio programmes recorded under the ERA licence in UK higher and further education institutions.

    To help us elicit the opinion and comments of academics and students who use off-air recordings we would like to enlist your help in disseminating a short survey via your library website, library blogs or newsletters, or any other communication routes. If there are specific students or teaching staff whom you feel would like to have the Survey e-mailed to them directly, please feel free to do so giving the link http://tinyurl.com/broadcastsurvey. The closing date for completion of the Survey is 18 May 2009. The attachment gives an outline of the project, suggested introductory text for the postings, and a direct link to the survey.

    If you have questions about the Television and Radio Recordings Survey and/or its distribution among your students and colleagues please don�t hesitate to contact sharedservices@bufvc.ac.uk or telephone 020 7393 1502. For more general information on the project see http://www.bufvc.ac.uk/sharedservicessurvey.

    Olwen Terris

    Project Researcher and Assistant

    Shared Services Feasibility Study

    British Universities Film & Video Council

    77 Wells Street


    W1T 3QJ

    tel: 020 7393 1502

    fax: 020 7393 1555

    e-mail: olwen@bufvc.ac.uk

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    If you have received this e-mail in error please delete it from your system. Unless you are the intended recipient, you should not copy this e-mail for any purpose, or disclose its contents to any other person.


    Easter Opening Hours

    Here are the Easter opening hours for Clifton Library:

    Monday 30 March – Thursday 2 April:  8.30am – 9.00pm
    Friday 3 April: 8.30am – 7.00pm
    Saturday 4 April: 9.00am – 5.00pm

    Sunday 5 April: CLOSED

    Monday 6 April – Thursday 9 April: 8.30am – 9.00pm

    Friday 10 April – Monday 13 April: CLOSED

    Tuesday 14 April: 9.00am – 5.00pm

    Wednesday 15 April – Thursday 16 April: 8.30am – 9.00pm

    Friday 17 April: 8.30am – 7.00pm

    Saturday 18 April: 9.00am – 5.00pm

    Sunday 19 April: 2.00pm – 7.00pm

    For full details of all Libraries and LLR IT Resources Rooms visit our Website: http://www.ntu.ac.uk/llr/using_llr/opening_hours/index.html 



    BBC2: Darwin Season

    The following program is being recorded for library stock, and will be available for loan shortly:

    Don’t miss ‘Did Darwin Kill God?’ tomorrow at 7pm on BBC Two This one off special explores whether the theory of evolution undermines belief in God. In the programme, Conor Cunningham, philosopher and theologian at Nottingham University, will present the argument that it is possible to believe both in Darwin’s theory of evolution and in God.

    New Science Direct titles

    Free-to-access electronic journals – collection extended

    Following a major expansion of the SFX (Find it @ NTU) Knowledge Base earlier this month, a total of 16,734 new free-to-access electronic journals have been activated in SFX in the ‘Free e-journals’ target. There is some overlap of titles between this collection and some of the other free-to-access collections (such as DOAJ, Scielo and others), but the full list of 23,971 titles in the collection can be accessed here. Individual catalogue records for the new additions to the collection will be added to the Library Catalogue during the next electronic journal record update.

    Science Direct – Shibboleth authenticated access enabled
    Off-campus access to all of LLR’s subscribed materials on the Science Direct platform is now by university username and password (using Shibboleth). Links and prompts in eSearch and SFX have been updated accordingly. A guide to using Shibboleth authentication for Science Direct has been added to the eServices Support wiki. The remote and MetaSearch configuration for Science Direct in eSearch has also recently been updated.

    New update service for journals

    Keeping up-to-date with the scholarly literature just became much easier, thanks to a new service called ticTOCs – Journal Tables of Contents Service. http://www.tictocs.ac.uk

    ticTOCs is a new scholarly journal tables of contents (TOCs) service. It’s free, its easy to use, and it provides access to the most recent tables of contents of over 11,000 scholarly journals from more than 400 publishers. It helps scholars, researchers, academics and anyone else keep up-to-date with what’s being published in the most recent issues of journals on almost any subject. Using ticTOCs, you can find journals of interest by title, subject or publisher, view the latest TOC, link through to the full text of over 250,000 articles (where institutional or personal subscriptions, or Open Access, allow), and save selected journals to MyTOCs so that you can view future TOCs (free registration is required if you want to permanently save your MyTOCs). ticTOCs also makes it easy to export selected TOC RSS feeds to popular feedreaders such as Google Reader and Bloglines, and in addition you can import article citations into RefWorks (where institutional or personal subscriptions allow). You select TOCs by ticking those of interest – thousands of TOCs, within a tick or two (hence the name ticTOCs). ticTOCs has been funded under the JISC Users & Innovations programme , and has been developed by an international consortium consisting of the University of Liverpool Library (lead), Heriot-Watt University, CrossRef, ProQuest, Emerald, RefWorks, MIMAS, Cranfield University, Institute of Physics, SAGE Publishers, Inderscience Publishers, DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals), Open J-Gate, and Intute. For the full press release, please see: http://tictocsnews.wordpress.com/2008/12/11/scholarly-journals-new-free- service-makes-keeping-up-to-date-easy/

    Clifton Library Rewiring Project Completed

    The rewiring project has been completed.  Both floors will be open from 8.30 am and books and resources will be accessible.

    LLR’s Digitisation Service

    Are your students all competing for the same book in the library?  Why not take advantage of LLR’s Digitisation Service which enables you to make key book chapters and journal articles available via the VLP (subject to copyright restrictions).

    Send your requests direct to lib.digitisation@ntu.ac.uk who will check the copyright compliance, or contact Ian and Heather for more information.

    In addition to the bibliographic details, we need to know the following information:

    • module name
    • module number
    • number of students enrolled on the module
    • the week, or at least the term, for which the text is required

    If you have any students who use screen readers, or require different formats, flag this up and we will provide a suitable format.