Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Brynmor Jones Library, University of Hull, redevelopment news - 21 August 2013

What’s going on?

·         The development of the new Reading Room on the 1st floor of the east building of the BJL is nearing completion.  In preparation for its opening in early September, the High Demand Collection (HDC) will be transferred from its current location on the 1st floor of the tower to the new Reading Room on 27th August.  A number of other collections will move to the mezzanine floor of the new Reading Room.  Details of all these moves can be found on the redevelopment web site at


·         The refurbishment of floors 3 and 4 of the tower block is also nearing completion, and will be finished before the start of the new semester.  BJL staff will be moving the collections to be located on these floors into their permanent locations at the start of September.  Details of these moves can also be found on the redevelopment web site at

·         In preparation for the start of work on Floors 2, 5, 6 and 7 of the tower block, BJL staff will begin to move books from these floors in early September.  Details of these moves can again be found on the redevelopment web site at


·         The plan for the final location of all books in the redeveloped Library can be found at


·         During book moves the Library will be offering a retrieval service for books in transit.  You can request material online via the Library web site , by phone or in person.  There will be regular retrievals during the day, and requested material should normally be available within two hours during the opening hours of the Library.

·         There are many new photographs of the progress of the redevelopment work on the Library’s redevelopment flickr site – go to to view these

When’s it happening?

·         Books will start to be moved into the new Reading Room from Tuesday, 27 August


·         Books will start to be moved into permanent locations on Floor 3 from Monday, 2 September and on Floor 4 from Monday, 9 September

·         Books will start to be moved from Floors 2, 5, 6 and 7 from Monday, 16 September

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

University of York Library system upgrade

University of York Library are upgrading their library management systems and, as a result, some Library services will be restricted over the coming weeks while work is carried out. You'll also see changes once the new system goes live, including improved searching through YorSearch.

From the middle of August until early September, a number of Library facilities will be restricted or suspended while the library management systems are upgraded. Full details are available here. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Friday, August 9, 2013

New research resource available

SAGE Research Methods Online is now available on the EBDM & Research page of the HYMS Library website (look under EBDM resources).

This resource contains a substantial collection of ebooks, journal articles, reference materials, videos and tools for exploring all aspects of the research process from identifying and understanding particular research methods to designing research projects, conducting research and writing up findings.

Included are SAGE's "Little Green Books" (the Quantitative Applications in the Social Sciences series) and "Little Blue Books" (the Qualitative Research Methods series).

You will need to use your York login details to access this resource.

Friday, August 2, 2013

Backing up your work

The Guardian has an interesting article on its website about the different ways to back up your work as a student: