Disruption to the 24/7 service - Adeilad Deiniol: 30/10/13

24 hour opening will be suspended today (30th October), at 9pm due to industrial action.

The Deiniol Library will close at 9pm tonight and resume 24/7 access at 8.30am Thursday October31st.

There will be no disruption to the Main Library opening times, they will be open 24/7 as normal.

We apologies for the disruption to service.


24/7 Libraries

Main and Deiniol Libraries will be open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week from Monday 21st October 2013 until Saturday 31st May 2014 (excluding Christmas and Easter when the University is closed).

Full service hours operate 9am to 9pm Monday to Friday and 12pm to 5pm Saturday and Sunday. All Library services are available during these hours.

Self-Service Hours - There are no staffed services outside of the hours given above, however you will still able to:

  • Use the Library to study
  • Access books and journals
  • Use computers and print facilities
  • Search the library catalogue
  • Renew books and place holds via the catalogue
  • Issue, renew, and return books and pay charges via self-issue machines
  • Buy print credits on-line

A Bangor University student or staff card is needed to gain access during self-service hours. There will be no admission to external users during self-service periods.


EBSCO Interface Enhancements

EBSCO is releasing several updates and enhancements to the overall look of the Search, Search Results, and Detailed Record pages within EBSCOhost.  These updates will provide a more visually appealing and intuitive interface for users and are a part of their continued efforts to improve the EBSCO search experience.
These enhancements are scheduled to roll out on or after 29th October 2013.  All EBSCOhost products and services will be available during the update.


TRIAL: Gale Virtual Reference Library

Starting on 14/10/13 there is a trial for Gale Virtual Reference Library, until 31/03/14. This is a platform providing encyclopaedias and specialised reference sources for multidisciplinary research. This includes the Encyclopedia of Religion. Please note: Access to full text is available by subscription to individual publications by Bangor University.

Click on this link to view: Gale Virtual Reference Library

If you wish to feedback to us on this resource, you can leave comments at the bottom of this post.


Job Opportunities

Want to work for Library and Archives? We are recruiting to part-time posts now!
See https://jobs.bangor.ac.uk/index.php.en? and click ‘Internal’. Posts restricted to current students and staff. Closing date is near!


Open Access Event

Bangor University Library and Archives would like to invite you to a free event on 24 October, Main Arts Terrace Conference Room 3. Guest speakers include Phil Sykes, University Librarian at Liverpool University and member of the Open Access Implementation Group, who will be delivering an overview of developments in Open Access publishing. Also, Ben Ryan, senior manager of research outcomes at EPSRC, will be providing more detail on the RCUK policy on Open Access. Refreshments will be on offer. Please see the attached schedule.

12.30-1.30 - Registration and coffee.
13.00-1.30 - Introduction: Dr. Garry Reid, Director of Research and Enterprise ,and Sue Hodges, Director of Libraries and Archives.
13.30-14.00 - What's happening with Open Access?: Phil Sykes, University Librarian at the University of Liverpool, Open Access Implementation Group member and Research LIbraries UK Board.
14.00-14.30 - The RCUK Policy on Open Access, Ben Ryan, Senior Manager, Research Outcomes, ESPRC.
14.30-15.00 - Coffee and networking.
Drop-in Sessions:
15.00-15.30 - Access to Data: How can we support research data management, storage, curation and archiving. Discuss with the ESPRC Policy Framework on Research Data with Ben Ryan.
15.30- 16.00 - What does OA mean for the Humanities?: Challenges of moving to an open access model for monographs.
16.00-16.30 - Q&A on Open Access publication procedures and support at Bangor University. Find out more about Green and Gold options and the RCUK block grant.

To book your place at one or all of these sessions please contact c.a.roberts@bangor.ac.uk / 01248 383474

Trial: ARTstor Database

Starting on 8th October, there is a 30 day trial of ARTstor Digital Library. ARTstor contains over 1.5 million digital images in the arts, architecture, humanities, and sciences with an accessible suite of software tools for teaching and research.
Click on this link to view:  ARTstor
If you wish to feedback to us on this resource, you can leave comments at the bottom of this post.


US government shutdown (Resolved)

A number of US government websites have been either suspended or are only partially available due to the shutdown. This may cause disruption to some content from the following resources:

Ovid databases
Proquest databases
EBSCOhost databases
Web of Knowledge databases
PubMed Central Open Access
CAM on PubMed
NOAA Central Library Open Access Publications
The World Factbook
PubMed Bookshelf
NIST Data Gateway
NIST Chemistry WebBook
NIST Digital Library of Mathematical Functions
The United States Patent and Trademark Office


TRIAL: Oxford Scholarly Editions Online

We are currently trialing Oxford Scholarly Editions Online.

This trial will run until 1 November 2013 and you can access it here.

If you want to feedback to us on this resource, you can leave comments at the bottom of this post.