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15. June 2017 by jfurnes1
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News about our library resource lists service

News for our academic staff and course organisers:

The new reading list system, Leganto is now live!

You can view the new homepage at the current Resource Lists address: http://resourcelists.ed.ac.uk

To access resources on lists, or to start building/editing lists, sign in by clicking on ‘Guest’ (top right) and use your EASE username and password.

Alternatively, you can access Leganto from your course in Learn. Once Resource Lists (Leganto) is enabled on Learn you will be able to click through and start using the system to build your resource lists for 2017/18 and your list will be associated automatically with the course in Learn. Please email the Resource Lists team for a pdf guide on how to enable Resource Lists on your VLE course, at Library.Learning@ed.ac.uk

There are guides to help you get started with Leganto on the Information Services website: http://www.ed.ac.uk/information-services/research-teaching-staff/resource-lists/user-guides

We’re also running a series of workshops during June, which you can book via MyEd:

http://libraryblogs.is.ed.ac.uk/resourcelists/2017/06/01/leganto-launches-in-june-book-a-place-on-a-resource-lists-workshop/

Information about existing Talis Aspire lists:

If you can’t see your old Talis list on Leganto yet, don’t worry, we’ll be checking all migrated 2016/17 lists and publishing them soon. We’ll be in touch with course organisers individually to let you know when your lists are available on Leganto. Please do not create new versions of your existing Talis Aspire lists on Leganto.

A reminder too that you can send your reading lists to the Library and we’ll build your Resource List for you. Please send us your lists by 10th July.

If you build your own lists, please send them to the Library to review by 24th July.

More information on Resource Lists deadlines:

http://libraryblogs.is.ed.ac.uk/resourcelists/2017/05/25/resource-lists-deadlines-announced/

If you have any questions or would like to arrange a training session, please contact: Library.Learning@ed.ac.uk

12. June 2017 by jfurnes1
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Summer vacation opening hours at ECA libraries

The ECA Library (Evolution House, West Port) and the Art & Architecture Library (Minto House, Chambers Street) are now operating their summer vacation opening hours.

For ECA Library this means we are open Monday – Friday only, 9.00am – 5.00pm, while at the Art & Architecture Library the hours are:

Monday: 9am-1pm and 2-5pm

Tuesday: 9am-1pm and 2-5pm

Wednesday: 1.30-5pm

Thursday: 9am-1pm and 2-5pm

Friday: 9am-1pm and 2-5pm

Monday 3rd – Friday 7th July: closed all week.

Wednesday 16th – Tuesday 22nd August: closed for five days.

For more information about these libraries please see:

http://www.ed.ac.uk/information-services/library-museum-gallery/using-library/lib-locate

Please note that the Main Library at George Square will continue with its 24/7 opening hours, see:

http://www.ed.ac.uk/information-services/library-museum-gallery/using-library/library-opening/main-library

29. May 2017 by jfurnes1
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Reading Music: exhibition at Main Library, George Square

The latest exhibition on the 6th Floor of the University’s Main Library at the Centre for Research Collections is “Reading Music”. We hope you find time to visit this fabulous display, as well as the current exhibition “Sound Body Sound Mind“, in the Library’s recently renovated exhibition gallery on the ground floor.

Reading Music:

23 May – 2 August 2017, (Monday to Friday, 9.00am to 5.00pm)

Binks Trust Exhibition Wall, Centre for Research Collections,

University of Edinburgh Main Library (6th Floor).

 Coinciding with the opening of the newly refurbished St. Cecilia’s Hall, this exhibition explores the rich history of the University’s music collections. Featuring Sebastian Virdung’s Musica Getutscht – the oldest printed manual on musical instruments, Robert Marr’s record of musical performances at the 1886 International Exhibition of Industry, held on the Edinburgh Meadows and account books of Edinburgh-based musical instrument makers, it highlights the breadth of the collections and underpins the vibrancy of Edinburgh’s musical scene. Reaching back to the 16th century, the University’s historical musical instruments are Recognised as a Nationally Significant Collection.

29. May 2017 by jfurnes1
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“What can I access once I have left ECA?”

As a graduate of ECA and the UoE, you will still be able to access various services and resources of the ECA and UoE libraries. For example, you will have access to databases such as Jstor, and you can register as an Alumni library user.

For more information, see

http://www.ed.ac.uk/alumni/services/benefits/stay-connected/library

and

http://www.ed.ac.uk/information-services/library-museum-gallery/using-library/join-the-library/graduates-edinburgh

We wish you all the best for your future!

12. May 2017 by jfurnes1
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St Cecilia’s Hall re-opening to the public Thursday 11th May!

After 10 years of development, 5 years of fundraising and 2 years 8 months on site, and thanks to a very dedicated group of people, St Cecilia’s Hall will re-open to the public this Thursday, 11th May 2017!

St Cecilia’s Hall Concert Room & Music Museum will be open to all, free, Tuesday – Friday, 10.00am – 5.00pm and Saturdays 12.00 – 5.00pm.

Visit http://www.stcecilias.ed.ac.uk/ to find about our fantastic programme of events including the Festival of Museums, Sypert Concert and concerts as part of the Edinburgh International Festival.

We look forward to welcoming you to the all-new St Cecilia’s Hall!

Jacky MacBeath |Head of Museums, Deputy Head of the Centre for Research Collections |Centre for Research Collections.

08. May 2017 by jfurnes1
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Trade Catalogues and the American Home

Monday 24th April:

For the next four weeks we have trial access to Trade Catalogues and the American Home.

Explore domestic life, leisure and material culture of nineteenth- and twentieth-century America through the rich and varied material presented in Trade Catalogues and the American Home.

You can use this database for interdisciplinary research across the social sciences including:

• Material culture
• Social history
• History of business and marketing
• The rise of mail order and department stores
• The role of women: both within the home and without
• The changing nature of consumerism
• The idea of the ‘American Dream’
• Mass production
• The effects of conflict on business and consumerism
• Consumer habits and purchasing power in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries

Significant products and services represented in the documents in this resource include

Department Store Catalogues; Fashion and Clothing; Bicycles; Home Furnishings and Furniture; Food; Household Appliances; Cosmetics; Home Remedies and Health; and Sports, Leisure and Outdoor Pursuits amongst many others.

 

To access the database go to:

www.tradecatalogues.amdigital.co.uk

For a list of all the databases we currently have trial access to, please see:

http://www.ed.ac.uk/information-services/library-museum-gallery/finding-resources/library-databases/e-resources-trials

24. April 2017 by jfurnes1
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Estate developments at ECA Library and Evolution House

Following the recent message to all ECA staff and students about developments to the ECA Estate over summer 2017, ECA Library would like to give its users some more information about the changes at ECA Library.

There will be a change of use of the current Evolution House level 2 Library Quiet Study Space, which will become part of the ECA computer suite and no longer directly accessible via the Library. To address this, ECA management have agreed to assist ECA Library in creating additional study spaces on the ground (level 0) and first floor of the Library, including silent study spaces, in time for the start of Academic Session 2017/18.

This will include ECA purchasing new library furniture, and installing desktop power and USB charging for each new study desk. This will see a permanent increase in the number of study spaces within the library perimeter, which unlike the current 2nd floor space will not be affected by the annual Degree Show closure during the busy exam period.

The Library is glad to be able to help the School as it develops its space, and believes this is the best and most viable solution that can be arranged for all stakeholders involved.

ECA students and staff can also find out more about the ongoing ECA Estate developments on the ECA intranet, which you can access from here: http://www.eca.ed.ac.uk/

ECA Library level 0 study area

21. April 2017 by jfurnes1
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Extra study space in the central area during April and May

Looking for study space in the University central area for revision? The Main Library, George Square, will be busy but there are alternative spaces available.

At the Main Library the Lower Ground Floor, Ground Floor and Floor 1 are open 24/7: in addition, Floors 2, 3, 4 and 5 will also remain open 24/7 from 07:30 on Saturday 22 April to 23:59 on Sunday 14 May.

The four teaching rooms on Floor 1 of the Main Library can be used (79 seats) from Saturday 8 April to Sunday 21 May, as well as the Centre for Research Collections Research Suite on Floor 6 (12 seats) from Monday 17 April to Wednesday 17 May.

Look out for the library helpers in purple t-shirts who can assist you in finding a space.

As an alternative to the Main Library, why not try the 200 additional study spaces which are available from Monday 17 April to Friday 19 May in the David Hume Tower (DHT) Hub (rooms LG06-LG11).

Or use other libraries and open open access computing spaces.

The Law Library and David Hume Tower Ground Floor computer lab are open longer on 5 Sundays: 23, 30 April; 7, 14, 21 May 12:00-19:00.

Please also take a look at the interactive study spaces map at: http://www.ed.ac.uk/is/study-space

20. April 2017 by jfurnes1
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