30 July 2010

No Digimap Services 10-4pm Tuesday 3rd August

All Digimap Collections will be unavailable on Tuesday 3rd August 2010 from 10.00hrs until approximately 16.00hrs. This is to allow for a major hardware upgrade to take place.

29 July 2010

Access route to the Library during refurbishment

The access route to the Library during the refurbishment can be viewed here.

28 July 2010

MyiLibrary launches new e-book viewer

MyiLibrary has launched an enhanced e-book viewer. Page navigation is now much smoother & less 'clicky'. More details here.

27 July 2010

New photos of Library refurbishment demolition work available!

Have a look at these latest photos of demolition work that took place a few days ago on the Library building!

26 July 2010

Floorplans of Library Refurbishment

You can now view the architects' floorplans of the Library refurbishment. You can also follow the progress of the renovations as they happen via Flickr.

23 July 2010

Datastream availability

If you are an MSc student and are having problems booking a session on the Datastream computer in the Library, please contact Shereen Awan s.f.awan@aston.ac.uk in the Finance and Accounting Group in the Business School. Shereen may be able to offer time on the Datastream computers in the Business School as an alternative. This is only on offer until the MSc project deadline which is the week beginning 3rd August.

Noise Hot Spot chart

Look at this chart to find out the places in the Library building where the noise is going to be the most noticeable this week (week commencing 26th July).

EIU Global Forecasting Service now available to staff and students at Aston

Please find below a message from the Economist Intelligence Unit:

I would like to bring to your attention the news that for the first time, the EIU is making access free to our Global Forecasting Service.

For staff and students alike, once registered you will have free and unfettered access to this database.

Global Forecasting Service

  • download the monthly Power-point presentations, that summarise the main points of our global forecasts
  • A free, monthly updated PDF report covering our global forecast
  • data, analysis and forecasts for the global economy, plus drill down options for the regions most important to you
  • regular articles on the critical issues that influence economic prospects
  • succinct analysis of the top ten risks confronting the world economy at any given time

Just go to www.eiu.com/gfs to register.

21 July 2010

Library Building Closure: Thursday 22nd July

Unfortunately, due to an unexpected problem, the removal of the emergency staircase in the library, which was to have been done last weekend, will now have to be done on Thursday 22 July. This work will cause significant noise and vibration throughout the building during the day and the evening, and also means that all of the toilets in the building have to be closed. Consequently, the library will be closed that day.

We hope to re-open at 9.00am on Friday 23 July. However, if the work has to be extended into Friday, we will not re-open until 12 noon at the earliest. If you are intending to come to the library on Friday, you are advised to ring 0121 204 4489 or 0121 204 4525 to check if we are open, before travelling.

There is alternative quiet study space available in the Main Building. Please ask at Library Reception or Enquiries for advice about this or ring one of the numbers above or email library@aston.ac.uk .

We apologise for any inconvenience this closure may cause to you.

19 July 2010

EBSCOhost Business Source Premier - authentication problem

There are currently technical problems when trying to access Business Source Premier off-campus. The Library is liaising with EBSCO to try and fix the problem. Access on-campus is unaffected

15 July 2010

Library Building Closure Sunday 18th July

The Library building will be closed on Sunday 18th July due to the refurbishment. We apologise for any inconvenience this causes.

No toilet facilities in Library building this Saturday 17th July

Due to the Library refurbishment work taking place over the summer vacation, there will be no access to any toilets in the Library building on Saturday 17th July. If you are using the Library building on Saturday, you will need to go to the main building and use the toilet facilities there. Please remember that you will need your student card to get into the main building over the weekend.

Library Building Closure 7th/8th August

The Library building will close at 3pm on Friday 6th August and will remain closed over the whole of the weekend of Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th August due to the refurbishment. We apologise for any inconvenience this causes.

2 July 2010

Network unavailable in Library building Monday 5th July

There will be no PC or printer/photocopier access available for students in the Library building on Monday 5th July between 9am and 11am due to the work going on for the Library Refurbishment. Apologies for the inconvenience.