Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Computer facilities at the University of Hull

Foss 24 Hour Facility Unavailable 4th July until 23rd September

Would all staff and students on the Hull campus please be aware that the Foss 24 hour facility will be unavailable between the 4th July and the 23rd September 2011.

Whilst 24 hour computing facilities will continue to be available in the Larkin 24 hour room the Information and Communications Technology Department would like to apologise for any inconvenience that this temporary reduction in our open access computer provision may cause. Staff within the ICT Department will monitor usage of the computers in the Larkin 24 hour room throughout this period and will endeavour to make additional PCs available should demand so warrant.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Ebook available

The following is now available as an ebook via the University of Hull:

Bath, Jonathan (2009) EMQs and MCQs for medical finals. Hoboken: John Wiley & Sons.

You will need your Hull Athens username and password to access the book.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Referencing software at the University of York - your input needed!

The Library at the University of York is running a very short survey to find out what reference management software people are using, such as EndNote and EndNote Web, RefWorks, Mendeley and Zotero.
The poll will run until the end of term and is available via the Library Facebook page and on Twitter, or you can click here to fill in the poll:

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

University of York Library: Construction work scheduled for summer vacation

The J B Morrell Library refurbishment project is scheduled to move into Phase 6 immediately after the end of the summer term: refurbishment of the ground floor of the Library to include a brand new entrance, staffed service areas and a larger cafe.

All Library services will be maintained while the ground floor refurbishment is underway, but some relocation will be necessary. Importantly, the Key Texts collection will be housed in the seminar rooms on the ground floor of the Raymond Burton Library between July-December 2011.

Freshers cafe and the internal link between the Library and Harry Fairhurst building will be closed from July while work on the Library’s ground floor is underway. There will be a temporary entrance to the Harry Fairhurst building until the link is reopened.

If you would like to keep up to date with what is happening, look out for news here or follow the Library refurbishment blog:

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Changes to the Brynmor Jones Library, Hull

Library and Learning Innovation will be making improvements to services on the ground and first floor of the BJL for the start of the new session.  These changes will bring immediate benefits to Library users ahead of the major redevelopment of the BJL which the University now proposes to undertake.  They also respond to a number of the suggestions put forward by Hull University Union in its ‘Developing a vision for the future of the library’ campaign.   The changes to take place this summer will include the introduction of more public access PCs on the ground floor and the provision of a new space for informal group study on the first floor of the tower block.  The layout of service points on the ground floor will also be changing to improve the user experience.  More details here

Hull Library System Maintenance

It is necessary to do some urgent maintenance on the Library system on Thursday 16th June starting at 10am. It is hope that the work will be completed by 11am. During this time there will be no access to the system for circulation or other library functions, including library catalogues. Apologies for any inconvenience.

Friday, June 10, 2011

J B Morrell Library: south side of first floor now open

The newly refurbished south side of the J B Morrell Library's first floor has opened. Book stock previously located on the north side of the floor (including the Y section: Medicine) has been moved to this area and is accessible to users.

Regular updates to progress on the refurbishment work are available via the University of York Twitter feed( and the refurbishment blog (

Fines Amnesty at Hull Royal Infirmary and Castle Hill Hospital Libraries

Sophos warning message on University of York website

Users of Sophos on supported or unsupported machines will currently be seeing a warning message when they visit pages within the University of York website. The message states that "Access has been blocked to "" as 'Mal/HTMLGen-A' has been found at this website."

This message is being generated because Sophos's automatic systems have mistakenly blocked content at, which is used on the University of York's website to analyse web traffic. More information can be found at:

A fix is being applied by Sophos, and the problem does not prevent access to the website.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Updates on restricted access to UoY Medical books 6-10 June

Regular updates to progress on work on the 1st floor will be available via the University of York Twitter at .