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Find out what is going on in the Main Library, Martyrs, JF Allen, the King James and St Mary’s College Libraries. News, services, resources, spaces and events will all be covered in the posts below. For opening times and full information about the Library, please check our webpages.

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ARTstor – online training sessions and videos

Take advantage of online training for our new ARTstor Digital Library subscription, run by ARTstor staff.  All sessions are scheduled in Eastern Time (EST).  Remember to convert these times to your own time zone to find a convenient session&n...

21 May 2013News

rock'sbackpages – the ultimate music journalism archive

Described as 'the ultimate archive of music journalism', rocksbackpages provides:... over 20,000 searchable, full-text articles, interviews and reviews... on over 2,500 artists from Aaliyah to ZZ Top... on all types of popular music, from rockabilly to...

10 May 2013News

Manufacturing Past – post-World War II manufacturing brought to life

Manufacturing Pasts, a project led by the University of Leicester and funded by Jisc, has released over 1,700 historical sources for learning and teaching. The resources tell what life was like in British industrial cities ...

8 May 2013News

ARTstor Travel Awards 2013 – Cities theme for competition

Santiago de Compostela: CathedralARTstor Slide Galleryfrom: University of California, San Diego The ARTstor Travel Awards are annual awards which are open to all students and staff to enter!  Five winners - students, academics, curators, libraria...

1 May 2013News

BoB (Box of Broadcasts) National – advance notice of upgrade!

We thought we'd give you advance notice of some exciting new features coming to our BoB (Box of Broadcasts) National subscription - later this year.

BoB is an innovative shared online off-air TV and radio streaming service which allows you to view, record and archive programmes, create and share playlists, etc.

These new developments are in response to feedback from users and will be launched later this year.  They include:
  • a new website look, including colour, theme, functionality and improved navigation
  • access to more than 500,000 new BBC TV and radio programmes, dating from 2007
  • an additional 13 foreign language channels
  • an extended recording buffer – giving you more channels, available for longer
  • the ability to search across future and recorded programmes simultaneously
  • interactive transcripts and dynamic subtitle searches
  • Apple iOS compatibility
  • the ability to easily create clips and clip compilations, and share programmes and playlists via social media
  • the option to make YouTube-style comments on programmes
  • a quick link to the new BUFVC AV Citation Guidelines, allowing you to reference programmes within your work easily
More information will be posted here, as the upgrade happens.

30 April 2013News

New e-Resource – ARTstor Digital Library (1.5 million images)

Following a very successful trial, a subscription to the ARTstor Digital Library database has been taken out. This database contains over 1.5 million digital images in the arts, architecture, humanities, and sciences, from international museum collect...

28 April 2013News

Shedding light on open access

Open Access Week 2012 is well under way with events being held across the world and information, resources and opinion being widely shared. A series of blog posts from Creative Commons NZ sheds light on a number of areas, including: Open Access in the...

24 October 2012News

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