23 April 2012

E-books - BizEd Premier: Problem now fixed

**This problem has now been fixed. The Biz/ed Premier e-book titles are now available via the MyiLibrary platform**

Dear Students,

Unfortunately, we are experiencing a problem with access to BizEd Premier at the moment.  BizEd Premier is one of our e-book databases that contains textbooks for business school students.  We have notified the fault with the company and we will let you know as soon as it has been resolved. 

In the meantime, please check the Library catalogue for print versions of the titles or search our other e-book services via the Aston e-Library.

Kind Regards
Nicola Dennis
Information Specialist (Business & Law)

19 April 2012

LexisLibrary - Law Database: Login problem now fixed

**The login problem has now been fixed. Apologies for the inconvenience**

We are currently experiencing a problem with access to Butterworths Lexis Library. We are aware that access is unavailable on-campus or off-campus at the present time. We have logged the fault with the company and we will let you know as soon as we can when the problem has been resovled.

18 April 2012

Datastream and 3000Xtra

Do you use the financial numerical database Datastream?  Are you working in the ABS Trading Room with Reuters 3000xtra database? Would you like further help extracting data?

Thomson Reuters are offering Question and Answer sessions for students using the Datastream and Reuters 3000xtra database.  If you are having problems extracting data and would like advice please feel free to sign up for one of the Q&A sessions:

·         Client trainers from Thomson Reuters will be holding online Q&A sessions to answer your questions regarding data on DataStream  
·         No need to have the product in front of you, just the question that you want answering
·         No need to join a conference call, they will use Adobe chat… however, if you really want to talk to a trainer they will provide a number to call

·         To sign up, emailknowledge.networkuki@thomsonreuters.com stating the date, time and product session as well as your University email address.

Leave the rest to Thomson Reuters! They will email you with the login details for the 1 hour sessions.

Dates and Times are:

Thursday 3rd May, 2012                  – 10:00am
Tuesday  15th May 2012                  -   3:00pm

Reuters 3000xtra
Wednesday 9th May, 2012              -3:00pm
Tuesday 15th May, 2012                  - 1:30pm

Kind Regards
Nicola Dennis

16 April 2012

Library Laptop Loans Reduced Service on Tuesday 17 April

Dear students,

Due to electrical safety testing, there will be a reduced service of loans of library laptops on Tuesday 17 April 2012.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Thank you for your patience.

Library Public Services Team

5 April 2012

Library Closed Days Over Easter and Book Loans

Dear students,

The Library closes this evening Thursday 5 April at 23:00 hours and will re-open on Wednesday 11 April at 08:00.

If you have books which you need to return, then please make sure that you bring them back to the Library before closing time tonight. The out of hours book return book will be closed until Wednesday 11 April.

If you have 7 day loan books, then please make sure you renew them each week online via My Library Record on the Library Catalogue. Fines will accrue on overdue books so it is important to regularly check your Aston University email and renew your books as required.

Please note that books cannot be renewed if:
  • you have fines of over £15
  • you have already renewed them 18 times
  • a book has been recalled by another library user.
These books will need to be posted back or returned in person to the Library during opening hours. See further information about returning books on the Library web site.

We wish you all a very good break.

Public Services Team
Library & Information Services