Keeping Scottish social enterprise stories

It has been a memorable year and one that we will remember for the rest of our lives.  But although we have been living through the same pandemic, everybody’s experience of life under COVID-19 has been different.  Like many, the social enterprise sector has struggled with lock-down, businesses closed, staff furloughed, often relying on additional funding to keep their heads above the water.  But it has also been a time where social enterprises have come to the fore, stepping in to meet local needs and provide vital services for their communities.  Social enterprises have demonstrated their value by providing services like food for vulnerable and needy people, bikes for frontline workers, activities for children, and shown how business motivated by serving the public good, rather than self-profit, has helped strengthen communities. Continue reading

Dawson Books in administration; potential technical issue

Previously we wrote to advise that Dawson Books has regrettably entered administration. Any notes added to Dawsonera ebooks must be exported before Friday 31 July: read how to do this here.

We are currently working to transfer our portfolio of ebooks on this platform to another provider.

If you encounter any difficulty accessing ebooks during this time, please contact us by emailing: ertenq@gcu.ac.uk

Dawson Books in administration; how to save your notes

Dawson Books, one of our main ebook suppliers, has sadly gone into administration. We are currently working to transfer our ebooks on the Dawsonera platform to another provider.

Unfortunately this means that any notes you have made in Dawsonera ebooks will be lost, unless you export them. This must be done by 31 July 2020 at the latest.

To export your notes from the platform, please follow these steps:

  • Search for the book in Dawsonera, or otherwise select My Account, My Bookshelf or Recently Viewed.
  • Select Read Online under the book title.
  • Select the Notes tab in the left-hand bar.
  • Select Export; your notes will be transferred to a Word document.

Alternatively, if you have used referencing software to save books, you can access the title via RefWorks then complete the final two steps above.

If you encounter any issues accessing an ebook please email: ertenq@gcu.ac.uk

Academic Librarians Online

Library drop in sessions have finished for the summer – we are still available online

The Academic Librarians can help you find resources, use our services and online sources and with referencing.

Email us your question:

African Leadership College lib-alc@gcu.ac.uk

Glasgow School for Business and Society lib-gsbs@gcu.ac.uk

School of Computing, Engineering and Built Environment lib-scebe@gcu.ac.uk

School of Health and Life Sciences lib-hls@gcu.ac.uk

Institute for University to Business Education: lib.u2b@gcu.ac.uk

 

Make an appointment for an online chat  – best for in-depth and subject specific support.  We can share screens with you and can help you with your research questions.

Please check the Library and Archive Centre closure FAQ for any other enquiries.

Archive Centre update on our Scottish Government funded social enterprise project

The first phase of the Scottish Government funded project, ‘Future Development of the Social Enterprise Collection (Scotland)’, has now come to an end.  The University’s Archive Centre and Yunus Centre for Social Business and Health have been working on the project since November 2018 to preserve and catalogue existing social enterprise collections and carry out research and outreach work to showcase and build on the collections. Although the Archive Centre reading room is closed at the moment and there is no access to the physical collections, we are able to share digital outputs of the project with you. Continue reading

The National Library of Scotland Online

 

 

 

The National Library of Scotland (NLS) offers free access to a wide variety of online resources, including business, social science and science databases, full-text reference works, journals, reports and newspaper archives for all residents of Scotland. Resources can be easily located by subject area or type. To gain access all you have to do is register on the NLS site and create a password: https://auth.nls.uk/eresources/

GCU Staff | Working from home with LinkedIn Learning

Working from home requires us all to develop new skills and knowledge – from using unfamiliar systems and software to managing our time effectively.

We’ve started to put together some useful resources in LinkedIn Learn that will help to support GCU staff and students throughout this period.

We’ll be adding new content over time so get in touch if there’s anything you’d like to see added.

You can access the collection here.

Link updated 9/6/2020.