Learning Services staff in our Information Resources and Academic Support divisions have been working closely with our colleagues in the web team to develop a way to keep people up to date with all the new books as they arrive.
This is a busy period for us as we buy books at the start of the academic year – this can include books on reading lists, items suggested for wider reading and research and any reading list items which are available as eBooks.
We have so far this academic year already spent £192,500 on books (print and electronic).
This new book feature on our subject web pages is part of the strategy to expose our collections – both new books and extensive eResources. The subject pages allow our users to find out about new stock, discover what eJournals and databases we have for that subject, provide help and support in using resources and importantly, the details of the subject librarian – so if you need more help or have any queries about resources, you can contact them direct.
Have a look at your subject page – it will give you details of the stock arriving each week (up to 10 titles on the subject home page) but you are just one click away – click ‘new arrivals’ and you will see what we have purchased this term for your subject.
Please let us know what you think of this new service, this is new area for us so your feedback is very welcome.
Rachel Bury Academic Liaison Manager – Quality, Communication and Marketing