27 March 2014

Book swap!

Following on from the success of the book swap during Go Green Week earlier this term, there is another book swap in the Library foyer today and tomorrow.  

Bring along a book you no longer need, and swap it for another!

Interested in Sustainability? View out the latest publications

The Sustainable Organization Library contains more than 8000 individually searchable chapters, case studies and journal papers drawn from more than 600 book and journal volumes, published by the leading independent sustainability publisher, Greenleaf Publishing, and a number of partner organizations. Each item carries its own metadata, which means that the collection is fully searchable at the chapter/article level.

The latest publications for 2014 are:
  •  Business Ethics Activity Book
  • Creating Social Value
  • Long Hedge - Preserving Organisational Value through Climate change Adaptat
  • Product-Service System Design for Sustainability
  • Responsible Leadership: Lessons From the Front Line of Sustainability and Ethic
  • Social Intrapreneurism and All That Jazz - How Business Innovators are Helping
Access these titles and more via our Database list

26 March 2014

Advanced Warning: Planned maintenance for Library System and potential down time on 29th March 2014

We have been advised by our Systems supplier that they will be performing maintenance at their data centre between 00:00 and 05:00 on 29th March 2014.  During this time there may be a period of 15 minutes when our Library System is unavailable for accessing your Library record or using the self service facilities.

Please bear this in mind if you need to renew your books or borrow items during this maintenance window.

If you have any queries please contact library@aston.ac.uk

24 March 2014

Science Direct: PDFs

You may have some problems accessing PDFs in Science Direct using Firefox or Explorer. If you use the Google Chrome browser, PDFs should open without problems.

20 March 2014

Emerald Insight - top 20 journals being accessed in 2014

Emerald Insight is a global publisher containing the highest quality, peer-reviewed journals in the management field.  Aston University Library provides you with access to 111 of these titles in the areas of business, management, accounting, finance, information management, HR, organisational learning, marketing, logistics and engineering journals.

The top 20 journal titles currently being accessing by Aston University staff and students are:

  1. Journal of Quality in Maintenance Engineering
  2. On the Horizon
  3. Leadership & Organization Development Journal
  4. Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development
  5. Journal of Health Organization and Management
  6. European Journal of Training and Development
  7. International Journal of Bank Marketing
  8. Campus-Wide Information Systems
  9. Sensor Review
  10. Employee Relations: The International Journal 
  11. Balance Sheet
  12. International Journal of Public Sector Management
  13. Journal of Service Management
  14. Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management
  15. Journal of Educational Administration
  16. International Journal of Clothing Science and Technology
  17. Program: electronic library and information systems
  18. Internet Research
  19. Journal of Documentation
  20. Sustainability Accounting, Management and Policy Journal
The Emerald Insight collection provides research articles covering a wide range of disciplines taught at Aston University and over a 100 of our academics have published in these journals.  You can  also read our very own Information Assistant Alison Lobo's article on "Measuring the quality, value and impact of academic libraries: the role of external standards"

Access Emerald Insight via our subject LibGuides and choosing the Journals tab

17 March 2014

Library system problems now resolved

The Library system problems have now been resolved so you should be able to log-in to your Library Record and borrow, return and renew books as normal.

If you still have any queries or problems, then please do get in touch.
You can email: library@aston.ac.uk

Thank you for your patience and apologies for the inconvenience caused.

14 March 2014

Good Luck all MBA / MSc students

Business School Information Specialists, Lydia and Nicola, wish all our MBA and MSc students good luck for their exams next week.  If you want a quiet space to revise please visit the 3rd Floor of the Library which is set up for silent study.  Alternatively, come along to Cafe Libro on the Ground Floor, for a well deserved coffee and cake.

12 March 2014

Library system problems

Dear students and staff

We are experiencing some problems with the Library system which is affecting:
  • access to Library Records for some students
  • issue and return of books  
  • renewal of books
Please bear with us whilst we try and resolve the problems.

Library Public Services Team

10 March 2014

Datastream access in the Library - now working!

The Datastream computer is out of order at the moment.  The fault has been reported to ISA and we will let you know when it is resolved. 

If you are looking for financial information on companies registered in the UK please try the database called FAME.  If you are looking for financial information on companies registered outside of the UK please try ORBIS

Both databases are available via the Business & Management LibGuide and then click on the Databases tab > Company information

Datastream is now working again (Monday 10th March - 16:00)

7 March 2014

After the power outage....

The Library Building is open but there are still a few intermittent problems with logging on to printers, desk top computers and the wifi network.  If you have any problems logging on in the Library please seek assistance at the Library Help Desk.  ISA are aware of the problem and are working to resolve it.

We will keep you updated.

Behind the scenes.....

We provide access to thousands of e-journals and e-books purchased by the University on your behalf.
If you've ever wondered how this happens, take a look at this recent article describing some of the work which goes on behind the scenes.

3 March 2014

FREE access to Palgrave Journals and journal articles

Palgrave Macmillan have announced that they will be offering free online access to all of their journals from  March 1st 2014 until 31st March, 2014 This includes all current and archival content for our journals in Economics. Just click through to articles of interest and start reading!

You can search by topic or browse titles including:
IMF Economic Review - the official research journal of the International Monetary Fund, publishing policy-relevant and innovative academic research on global macroeconomics.
Eastern Economic Journal - the journal of the Eastern Economic Association, now celebrating 40 years of publication!