28 June 2012

Mobile device enhancements on Cambridge journals platform

The latest release of Cambridge Journals Online functionality includes new developments for mobile devices.

Mobile Device Twinning
Using your Aston University instiutional access, you can now twin your mobile devices with the Cambridge Journals platform, so that you can access subscriptions when off campus. Devices can be twinned via the Cambridge platform while on Aston's WiFi network, or remotely by using the ‘Mobile Device Twinning’ option on the Cambridge platform, which provides a twinning code that can be entered into the device. Further information is available on Cambridge's blog.

Kindle Button
A ‘Send to Kindle’ button is now displayed at article level. When clicked, a box is displayed into which the reader can enter their Kindle email address. CJO will then send the article to the reader’s Kindle, where it will appear in the home screen when the device is synced. Further information is available on Cambridge's blog.

27 June 2012

Book moves on 2nd and 3rd floors

We are moving the books around on the 2nd and 3rd floors this summer, in order to balance the stock on the floors and make better use of the space available. There will be some inevitable disruption while this work goes on, for which we apologise, but we will try to keep it to a minimum. If you have trouble finding items, please ask at the Help Desk.

19 June 2012

Research Bites 2012 announced!

The programme for the Research Bites 2012 seminars has now been announced.  These short, informal seminars are held on Wednesdays at 1pm throughout July and August, and feature topics relevant to researchers at all levels.  Whether you want a quick refresher on a single topic or a comprehensive updating of your information and research skills, you will find something for you.

Topics for this year's seminars include:
  • Which are the best journals to publish in?
  • Making EndNote work for you
  • Don’t mind your own business: business intelligence & market research
  • Copyright and intellectual property

You can find the full programme and more details about each topic on the Research Bites 2012 webpage.

11 June 2012

Access to the British Pharmacopoeia

There is currently a problem with off-campus access to the British Pharmcopoeia Online.  They are working on this but in the mean time to access the BP off-campus please use the proxy server.  On-campus access should not be affected.  Please contact the Library if you experience any problems library@aston.ac.uk