Exciting news for staff and students who want to publish with Springer.

Springer has advised, that with effect from 15th October onwards, any journal articles from Bangor authors in certain hybrid journals (for the list of journals see here) will be automatically published Open Access. No extra Article Processing Costs are involved because Bangor University has reached an agreement with Springer, where the costs for Open Access publishing are included in the subscription costs to the journals.


Trial access to Drama Online until 15th January 2016 (Ended)

Drama Online is an online resource for plays, critical analysis, and performance. It features texts from Aeschylus to the present day, including the Arden Shakespeare Series, foreign works in translation, comedies, modern classics and contemporary texts.
It also offers filmed live performances from Shakespeare's Globe and professional audio recordings from L.A Theatre Works to stream.


New Index in Web of Science: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI)

Web of Science has been updated, and now includes Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI).
This new index is designed to supply more data for research, more coverage of local and regional content, and to catch emerging fields and trends in their early stages. Please watch this video for more information, or see here for further details of the Web of Science upgrade.


New resource: University of Huddersfield Press

The University of Huddersfield press is now on our library catalogue. It is an open access collection of journals, including “Identity Papers” and "Postgraduate Perspectives in History". See here for more journals.

New feature in Web of Science: Usage Count

The Usage Count is a measure of the level of interest in a specific item on the Web of Science platform
The count reflects the number of times a user has clicked the link to the full text article, or has saved it to use in a bibliographic management tool.
The Usage Count is a record of all activity performed by all Web of Science users, not just activity performed by Bangor University.
Users can limit or sort their searches according to these Usage Counts, which are available as based on either the last 180 days, OR since 2013.
Please watch this video for more information

Academic Book Week:

A celebration of the diversity, innovation and influence of academic books. 9-16 November 2015, all over the UK and beyond. See more at: http://acbookweek.com/
Bangor University Event 11th November: Technolegau Darllen / The Technologies of Reading

Talks open to all staff and students at the University and open to members of the public.

  • 15.00 – 16.00 Lecture Room 1 (LR1) Main Arts
  • 15.10 Professor Astrid Ensslin: “Digital Fiction: Texts, Technologies, Techniques of Reading”
  • 15.40 Mared Roberts: (Presenting in Welsh with simultaneous translation.) Describing the DECHE project: a project funded by Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol to republish important Welsh language books essential to scholarship through the medium of Welsh that are not in print, as e-books.
  • 16.00 Dr Llion Jones: (Presenting in Welsh with simultaneous translation.) “E-lyfrau trwy lygaid cyhoeddwr Cymraeg” / E-books through the eyes of a Welsh publisher

16.15-17.00 Refreshments (tea/coffee and cake) in the Main Arts Library outside the Shankland Reading Room

  • 17.00-18.00 Shankland Reading Room, Main Arts Library Shankland lecture: Dr Eben Muse: “Textual evolution and the future of reading”
Please let us know if you will be attending by emailing c.a.roberts@bangor.ac.uk


New Electronic Resource: Nexis

Bangor now has access to Nexis, a reference database of worldwide newspaper articles focussing on legal and business research and the social sciences. Please click here to visit the resource.


New electronic resource: Artemis Primary Sources

Bangor now has access to Artemis Primary Sources, which allows users to search across all of their Gale primary source collections, and to analyse content using frequency and term-relationship tools. It allows researchers to uncover primary source documents in archives where they may not have thought to look.


120 Wiley journals get enhanced HTML update

Over the next few months the enhanced HTML, or Anywhere Article version of  journal articles, will become the default version on Wiley Online Library, for 120 of their journals.
This means search results and links will go to the enhanced HTML version in the first instance for these journals.
The older HTML version will still be available as a link at the top of the enhanced HTML version.

For more information, and to see which journals will be affected, please visit the website.

Changes to ScienceDirect

As of January 1st, 2016, ScienceDirect will cease supporting Internet Explorer 8. This will allow better accessibility, security and support for new browser technologies when any future enhancements are provided.


New Library Resource

A new resource has been subscribed to by the library – “Open Library of Humanities”. It offers freely available journals on the following subjects.
·         Classics
·         Modern languages and cultures
·         Philosophy
·         Theology and History
·         Political theory
·         Sociology
·         Anthropology
·         Film and new media studies
·         Digital humanities

Connect to https://wwwopenlibhums.org/site/journals or search “Open library of humanities” via the online library catalogue.


New electronic journals

The library has subscribed to a new electronic journals package with Emerald. There are 111 journals in total and they will run from 2015 - 2017.
An example of some of the journals that will be available are:-
  • Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development
  • Online Information Review
  • Strategy and Leadership
  • Journal of Risk Finance

Ground-breaking Libraries Services initiative is a Times Higher Education Award-winner

Bangor University Library and Archives Service have received the Outstanding Library Team Award, presented at the Times Higher Education Leadership and Management Awards 2015, along with other Welsh partners in the Wales Higher Education Libraries Forum (WHELF). WHELF comprises the National Library of Wales, all the Welsh universities, the Welsh NHS Libraries, the Open University in Wales and the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama.

See more at: http://www.bangor.ac.uk/news/archive/ground-breaking-libraries-services-initiative-is-a-times-higher-education-award-winner-23352#sthash.qn32toO7.dpuf


Library Ambassadors


Get paid to help us make your library the best place it can be.

Student Library Ambassadors will be teamed up with Academic Support Librarians to work on small projects and to co-ordinate how the Library and Archives Service obtains student feedback. This will involve liaising with Course Reps and students across the University as well as attending regular meetings with Library and Archives Service staff. You will have influence over how the Library and Archives Service develops to improve services for students, and will play a vital role in the long-term efforts to improve communication between students and the Library and Archives Service. The role will take approximately 2 - 3 hours per week. You’ll be paid £300 in two one-off fees of £150: one payable in December and the other payable in April. This is a great chance to add some fantastic skills to your CV, including: communication skills, teamwork, market research, and helping to develop service innovation. You will also be able to use the experience to gain HEAR and BEA and will have access to a wide range of training that will develop your skills further. The ability to communicate through the medium of Welsh is desirable for this post. Two Ambassadors will be appointed to each of the three Bangor site Libraries (Main, Adeilad Deiniol and Normal) and one Ambassador for Wrexham.


  • Closing date for applications is 5th October
  • Interviews will be held on 12th October
  • Training will take place on 16th October

Interested? What next?

Download the role description.

Check you are available for the set training and interview dates. Please send us your CV along with a statement in support of your application (maximum of 1,000 words). You are advised to link your statement to the role description provided. Please provide specific examples outlining why you think you are suitable for this role, including the skills and experience that you have. Should you need it, you can get advice on how to write a personal statement from the Careers and Employability Team in Student Services. Send your CV and supporting statement to Mairwen Owen, Academic Support Librarian, (mairwen.owen@bangor.ac.uk) by 5.00 pm on Monday 5th October.



Like the library Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/bangoruniversitylibrary

And / or follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/bangorunilib

And post a selfie of yourself in the library with the hashtag #bangorshelfie. One lucky winner will get a £25 Amazon voucher.

Closing Date: October 11


Brill Maintenance 21st September (Resolved)

An upgrade for Brill resources is scheduled on Monday 21st September, from 9.30AM to 12.30 PM. During this time you may temporarily experience loss of access.

International Open Access Week 2015

Programme of events at Bangor University, 19 - 23 October 2015

Thursday October 15th 2-4pm Menai Bridge – British Oceanographic Data Centre visit School of Ocean Sciences to talk about research data management and publishing data openly on the BODC Data Library

Wednesday October 21st – Meeting REF requirements for Open Access and depositing work on the University Repository, Drop-in sessions 10-11am Deiniol Library and 1-2pm in the Main library

Wednesday October 21st 12-1pm Alun Building – Postgraduate event “What you need to know about Open Access Publishing”

Wednesday October 21st Alun Building – Dr Alecia Carter, Cambridge University, will talk about Early Career Researchers and pressures to publish, Title to be confirmed

Friday October 23rd 10am-12 Cledwyn Room 3- UK Data Archive visit the University to talk about research data management and publishing data openly on the UK Data Archive open repository

For more information about these events or to book your place to attend, please contact b.hall@bangor.ac.uk


ELECTRICAL SUPPLY INTERRUPTION – Adeilad Deiniol Library 12/13 September 2015

In order to undertake essential engineering works to replace the Substation Transformer: the electrical supply to the Deiniol Library will need to be isolated from the electricity supply. During this time period the building will be without mains electricity and will therefore be closed on Saturday the 12th September AND Sunday 13th September 2015

Library services will be available at the Main library for both these days.
We apologise for any inconvenience.

Library & Archives


BioOne (Resolved)

Maintenance activities are planned for BioOne on Tuesday, September 8th. Beginning at 8am, the site will be in read-only mode for up to 12 hours and the following functionality will be temporarily unavailable.

Notifications - no alerts will be sent from the site
eCommerce transactions


Open Access Books: Knowledge Unlatched

The Knowledge Unlatched model depends on many libraries from around the world sharing the payment of a single Title Fee to a publisher, in return for a book being made available Open Access on a Creative Commons copyright licence as a fully downloadable PDF.

The Title Fee represents the basic cost of publishing a book. Because the Title Fee is a fixed amount, as more libraries participate in Knowledge Unlatched, the per-library cost of ‘unlatching’ each title declines.

During the Pilot in 2013, Bangor University Library and Archives Service joined the Knowledge Unlatched scheme, along with more than 200 other libraries, and a collection of 28 front-list titles from 13 recognised scholarly publishers were unlatched and made open access. To see more details of the Knowledge Unlatched open access books available: http://collections.knowledgeunlatched.org/collection-availability-1/, these are all available on the library catalogue: http://bit.ly/1J5ZAhT
By building a sustainable market for Open Access books, readers in all markets, including the world’s poorest, can gain the widest possible access to high-quality scholarship.

From October 2015, the project will be looking for libraries to pledge title fees in order to make a new collection of important monographs available as open access texts http://www.knowledgeunlatched.org/2015/06/new-collection/   
If you would like to find out more about this project, or to let us know you support our involvement in this scheme please contact libsupport@bangor.ac.uk