This summer Library & Learning Services are launching a new Library Management System (LMS) which will replace our existing Library Catalogue and resource discovery system, Discover More. The LMS is the core system which underpins many of our services, such as searching for resources, borrowing and renewing books, making an Inter Library Loan request, and purchasing books and other library content. The LMS also needs to integrate with a range of other systems and services around the University and so changing system is a significant undertaking. The Library selected OCLC’s Worldshare Management Services (WMS) as our new system at the end of last year and the implementation project began in early 2021. After 6 months of work, we are now nearing our go live date of 4th August 2021. This post is intended to provide further information about the new system and how this will impact students and staff.Continue reading
1) The Reading List Online software has accessibility features built in by allowing users to:
- change colours, contrast levels and fonts
- zoom in up to 200% without the text spilling off the screen.
- navigate most of the website using just a keyboard and /or speech recognition software.
- listen to most of the website using a screen reader.
This summer get ready for your return to university in the autumn with your Student Advisors: Charlotte, Lauren, Darren, Callie and Maya. If you’re struggling to get organised then our Planning Ahead With Uniskills webinar will be perfect for you! They’re co-designed and delivered by students for students and are open to anyone wanting to develop their skills for the future and become experts at planning ahead.Continue reading
Saturday 26th June 1pm – 11pm
On Saturday 26th June eBooks from ProQuest Ebook Central will be unavailable, due to an essential server move. During this time no eBooks will be available from Ebook Central, which is the main supplier of eBooks at Edge Hill University.
To prepare for this we recommend you download books or chapters in advance where this is possible. You can do so here.
Download instructions are available here:
We apologise for the inconvenience this may cause.
In 2020 the Teaching Online Reading Group for EHU academic staff members was launched (via MS Teams) by Dr Claire Hawkins, Senior Lecturer in Primary Computing Education and Sonia Edwards, Academic Engagement Manager in Library and Learning Services. The aim was to provide a space to discuss user-friendly, research-based articles about online teaching and learning. The group provides a valuable opportunity to actively and critically consider what it means to teach in a virtual world. It is ideal for people who have been forced to rush headlong into online teaching and want time to reflect and discuss their practice.Continue reading
For Edge Hill staff and students publishing research articles, we have several deals in place with publishers to enable gold open access without article processing charges (APCs). Unfortunately, our deal with Wiley will be unavailable for most researchers from 1 July 2021 – 1 January 2022.Continue reading
Hello, and welcome, to all you lovely new Fastrack students arriving this week! You have a busy few weeks ahead of you, but Library and Learning Services are here to help and support you along the way!Continue reading
What is Scopus?
Scopus is the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature across disciplines, making it a great tool for doing research. It also provides access to reliable article data, metrics and analytical tools. As well as the search function, Scopus has a powerful current awareness tool so new research in your discipline can be emailed to you at a time that suits you.Continue reading
About LibKey Nomad
LibKey Nomad is a web browser extension that enables you to see with one-click which research articles are available open access or through Edge Hill library subscriptions. Nomad identifies the quickest way to access the full-text of an article and helps avoid paywalls.Continue reading
We share what we’re doing to make the most popular research in Edge Hill Pure fully accessible, so everyone can learn and build upon it.Continue reading