29 January 2015

#Sharemythesis - Aston PhD and Doctoral students



#ShareMyThesis @EThOSBL
The British Library is currently running a Twitter based competition for all PhD authors and current doctoral students, inviting you to say why your doctoral research is important, using the hashtag #ShareMyThesis.

The competition aims to raise awareness of the importance of doctoral research and increase visibility of the PhD thesis as a valuable source of research information. It is generously supported by Research Councils UK and Vitae, and there are some great prizes.
 


Competition web page - http://www.bl.uk/share-my-thesis/

Entries are flooding in already, and you can see them all here https://twitter.com/search?f=realtime&q=%23sharemythesis&src=typd.

The competition closes on 9 February, when eight entries will be shortlisted and invited to expand their tweet into a blog post.

Why don't you give it a go  

27 January 2015

ARLG - West Midlands event being held in the Library

Aston University Library welcomes delegates from all over the country who are attending a free event today.  The West Midlands branch of the Academic Research Libraries Group are hosting an event in the Library workshop rooms on the 2nd floor of the Library entitled
‘Keep Pedalling - Libraries engaging in the student lifecycle’
 
Our very own Clare Langman, Alison Lobo and Malcolm Horne have been working hard to make sure the event is a success.  Delegates will have a tour of the Library this afternoon so please make them feel welcome.  You can find out more @ARLG_WM and #keeppedalling.
 

23 January 2015

Westlaw UK - unavailable Saturday 24th January








The work is scheduled to begin at 3:30am (GMT) Saturday, 24 January 2015 in an effort to keep any possible disruption to a minimum. The maintenance will take several hours to complete, during which the Westlaw UK service will be unavailable. The full service will be restored as soon as possible.

Although Thomson Reuters have planned this system outage during a typical period of low usage, they would like to apologise for the inconvenience this may cause to users.

22 January 2015

You can now book a second floor group study room in the Library (subject to availability)


If you would like to book a room in the Library (for groups of 4-8 students), then you can book one 2 hour slot in either room L208 or L209 per week, between 09:00 - 17:00, Monday to Friday (as of Monday 26 January).

Booking facility is available via the Library website

This booking facility is provided on a trial basis at present.

Please let us know if you have any comments or queries via library@aston.ac.uk


Library Services
Public Services Team


19 January 2015

Online payment of Library charges now available


Aston University Library is now able to offer online payment of outstanding Library charges over £5.  If you would like to use this service you should do the following:

If you have any comments or queries on this service please contact library@aston.ac.uk

5 January 2015

Library 24/6 Opening Hours

Happy New Year from all Library staff.
As of 5 January 2015 the Library is open 24/6.

Please remember to bring your uniCARD on each visit.

Library Public Services Team

22 December 2014

Library Christmas vacation book loans

The Library closes at 17:00 on Wednesday 24 December 2014 for the vacation period and re-opens at 08:00 on Monday 5 January 2015.

  • Please can you return any Library books that you don't need during the vacation period by their due date or by 13:00 on Wednesday 24 December at the latest.
  • Please remember to renew your books via your Library Record when your books are due.
  • Please be prepared to return your book on the due date, either in person (during opening hours) or by post.  Books which have been reserved by someone else cannot be renewed.
Please note: fines of £3.50 per day are charged for overdue books which have been reserved. However, charges do not apply on the days that the Library is closed from Thursday 25 December - Sunday 4 January inclusive.  

You can return books by post if you are away from the University to:

Public Services Co-ordinator
Library Services
Aston University
Aston Triangle
Birmingham
B4 7ET
 
Best wishes for the Christmas break.
Library Public Services Team