24 March 2010

New Database: Xtreme Information

Xtreme Information now available

Launched in 1983 as The TV Register, Xtreme Information captures and archives over 25,000 new TV and press advertisements every month from over 60 countries, as well as cinema, radio, outdoor and internet banner ads. Xtreme Information holds over 3 million ads and material going back as far as the 1950s.

Xtreme Information is now available via the Aston e-Library: Find Resource, Business Category, Market Research. Your Aston university username and password will be required.


In case of any queries please contact:

Lydia Matheson
Business Information Specialist
ext. 4507

23 March 2010

Changes to loans policy over vacation period

Loan periods will no longer be extended to cover vacation periods. Please renew your books regularly. Reminders to do so will continue to be sent. If you find that a book in your possession has been reserved by another reader, you should mail it back to the Library, ideally by recorded delivery.
Checking your University email regularly is part of your responsibility as a borrower.
We have made this change in order to ensure maximum circulation of material, and in response to widespread abuse of the previous system.
The new arrangement is common in other university libraries.

11 March 2010

Name the Library Competition - Win £100


Emerald off-campus

The intermittent problems with searching Emerald off-campus should have been resolved now. If you continue to have problems, please either add a comment to this blog post or contact lis-enquiries@aston.ac.uk.

1 March 2010

JSTOR Login Problems

JSTOR have now fixed their login problems so off-campus access is properly restored. 2nd March 2010

JSTOR are currently carrying out emergency maintenance on their Shibboleth server and hope to have it fixed by the end of the day.
This means that logging in to JSTOR databases won't be possible for today. Please go via the proxy server for the moment. This blog post will be updated when the problem has been fixed.