Emerald Insight Platform Downtime

emerald_logo_newThere will be a period of downtime on the Emerald Insight platform.  This affects e-books and e-journals.

The maintenance is scheduled to take place on Saturday 25 October 2014, between 12am and 3am.  During this maintenance window, Emerald Insight will be unavailable for up to 1 hour.  If you access the website during this time you will receive a ‘connection timeout’, or similar message, within your browser.

 

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Scot’s language in an English accent…

Slightly off topic here but I, and other library staff, participated in one of our popular Library Pop Ups yesterday.

The School of Scottish Archives were encouraging staff, students, library visitors to recite old scottish phrases (or your own) into a microphone, which was recorded as a digital object and emailed to the speaker! It was all part of our outreach programme to bring people closer to the collections, and to generally have a bit of fun, which is what its all about.

My chosen saying, picked largely because it relates to Fife (my childhood home), was:

“As coorse as Cupar harns”

“As coorse as Cupar harns”

Meaning ‘a very rude person’. ‘Harns’ are corn husks, which are coarse and rough to the touch, and Cupar had a corn exchange in the 19th century, set up by 8 local people , hence the connections.

Anyway, if you fancy a giggle and want to hear me talk Scots in an English accent, listen to me here.

I also supply the translation into English and the meaning.

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What’s on: 27th- 31st October

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Drop in sessions -1st Floor Main Library

27th October- 31st October

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Get the best from the Library week @Pop-up Library

IFAll next week, 27th-31st October, the afternoon Pop-up Library sessions are being taken over by the Library Academic Support team for Get the Best from the Library Week.

Get the Best from the Library Week is all about helping you find out more about how the Library can work for you at the University of Edinburgh. So why not pop up and meet us at the 1st floor, Main Library between 2-4pm every day next week.

During the Get the Best from the Library Week you can:

  • Discover the full range of information resources available to you
  • Find out about new resources purchased recently
  • Get one-to-one support from a library specialist in your subject area

The Library Academic Support team provides support to staff and students for all matters relating to library services, so no matter what your question is, we aim to help.

You can find out what subject areas are being covered each afternoon from the Get the Best from the Library Week timetable.

Hope to see you there!

Brought to you by the Library Academic Support Team.

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Library burnt to the ground! The Student, 25/10/84

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Taylor & Francis E-books Platform Downtime

E-books_LOGODue to essential maintenance users will not be able to access Taylor & Francis e-books for a maximum of 1 hour between 23:00 – 02:00 hours BST on Friday 24th October.

Due to the fact that this maintenance is on the firewalls, which is the outermost layer of the system, users visiting the site during this time will receive a “connection timeout” or similar message within their browser.

The publisher has now cancelled this maintenance period.

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Web of Science – New KCI Korean Journal Database

kci-lrghdrFollowing last week’s upgrade to Web of Science, we now have access to the New KCI Korean Journal Database. The KCI Korean Journal Database is a searchable repository of literature from Korea and is available for selection listed on the drop down ‘Search’ list.

The KCI Korean Journal Database provides a comprehensive snapshot of the most influential regional content from researchers in South Korea. Using citation connections from the Web of Science™, regional work is framed within the broader context of global research.

Further information at:

http://wokinfo.com/products_tools/multidisciplinary/kci_kjd/

Online recorded training at:

http://wokinfo.com/training_support/training/kci-korean-journal-database/

 

Further information about our databases can be found at http://www.ed.ac.uk/schools-departments/information-services/library-museum-gallery/finding-resources/library-databases

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Get the Best from the Library Week for SPS

27th-31st October

Drop-in sessions on the 1st floor at Pop-up LibraryIF

Get the Best from the Library Week is all about helping you find out more about how the Library can work for you at the University of Edinburgh.

During the Get the Best from the Library Week you can:

  • Discover the full range of information resources available to you
  • Find out about new resources purchased recently
  • Get one-to-one support from a library specialist in your subject area

All next week the Library Academic Support team are taking over the Pop-up Library desk in the afternoons (1st floor, Main Library, Mon-Fri 2-4pm) so why not pop-up for a chat and find out how you can Get the Best from the Library?

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For the love of Gaelic (and everything else Scottish).

The School of Scottish Studies Archives holds:

  • over 30,000 sound recordings
  • 320 film / video items
  • over 50,000 images
  • manuscript collections

As part of the University’s Gaelic Week programme of events we will be popping-up at the first floor reception desk in the University Library on Thursday 23 October, 2-4pm. We will be highlighting some of our Gaelic holdings but will also have information available on all of our collections.

Over the past sixty years, fieldworkers at the School of Scottish Studies have collected thousands of audio recordings of songs, music, tales, verse, customs, belief, oral history and much more in Gaelic, Scots and English. These are complemented by film, photographic and manuscript collections. From rallying political songs to soothing lullabies, supernatural tales to humorous anecdotes, traditional crafts to fire festivals; the full range of Scotland’s cultural legacy is represented and brought to life in this rich tapestry of archive material.

The School of Scottish Studies Archives Peter Cooke interviewing George Moss

The School of Scottish Studies Archives
Peter Cooke interviewing George Moss

There will be an opportunity to listen to some of our thousands of recordings, many of which can be accessed online via the Tobar an Dualchais / Kist o’ Riches website.

You can also learn, hands on, about the history of sound recording. Sound recordings were made using a variety of recording machines from wax cylinders to DAT tapes and digital memory cards. For many decades the reel to reel recording machine using quarter-inch magnetic tape was the standard and as a result the vast majority of our archive recordings are on open reel tape.

We invite you to come along to make your own recording using an open reel tape machine! You can record your own message or why not try one of the Gaelic or Scots sayings that we have selected? You can take the section of tape away with you, and we will also give you a QR code so that you can then listen to your recording online.

All this and more at the School of Scottish Studies Archives Pop-Up Library session on Thursday 23 October, 2-4pm.

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Get the Best from the Library Week Timetable

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Come and meet your Academic Support Librarian at drop in sessions on the 1st Floor, Main Library

27th October- 31st October

2-3pm 3-4pm
Monday 27th Divinity, History, Classics & Archaeology Politics & International Relations, Economics
Tuesday 28th Literatures, Languages and Cultures Business School, Informatics
Wednesday 29th Design, History of Art, Architecture, Music, Law Medicine
Thursday 30th Sociology, Social Work, Social Policy, Education Psychology, Philosophy, Language Sciences, Research Methods
Friday 31st Health in Social Science Chemistry, Physics, Maths

We look forward to meeting you!

 The Library Academic Support Team

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