Box of Broadcasts essential maintenance

Please be aware that Box of Broadcasts (BoB) will be undergoing essential maintenance from 08.00 until 17.00 on Thursday 6 August.

During this time users will not be able to record programmes and programmes might be marked as “unavailable” in the programme guide (EPG).

Streaming content will not be affected. To find programmes to watch in BoB please use the Search functionality.

For updates, please visit the Learning on Screen website status page:

http://status.learningonscreen.ac.uk/

If you have any queries, please email bob@learningonscreen.ac.uk.

Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience.

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

Scanning service update: revised key terms

The Scanning service provided by the Library helps you make book chapters and journal articles more easily accessible for your students online. The material requested must comply with the Copyright Licencing Agency’s Photocopying and Scanning Higher Education Licence. Key terms of this licence have been temporarily relaxed until 30 June 2020 in response to the Coronavirus (Covid 19) pandemic.

  • The scans (subject to publisher permissions) can be taken from either a copy of the text owned by the Library or your own personal copy.
  • The Library can scan up to three chapters from a book or no more than thirty percent of a published work, whichever is greater. This is temporarily increased from the standard licence terms of one chapter, or no more than ten percent of a published work.
  • To request a new scan please fill in a scanning form, providing as much information as possible.
  • Full information on this service is available from the Library’s Scanning webpage.

Box of Broadcasts now available in EU

Due to current circumstances, the online resource Box of Broadcasts (BoB) have kindly extended their access to all users across Europe until 31st July.

This means that international students who may have returned home to the EU can still access all content on BoB for the remainder of the academic year.

BoB is Learning on Screen’s on demand TV and radio service for education. It is an academically-focused system that allows staff and students to record programmes from over 75 free-to-air channels; and search the archive of over 2.2 million broadcasts.

You can find BoB on the library Database A-Z or by clicking here.

Please note that due to licencing restrictions BoB is not currently available outside of the EU.

New Online Resources

BNF Online
The library is happy to announce that it now has online access to the British National Formulary (BNF). The BNF brings together advice on current best practice as well as legal and professional guidelines relating to the uses of medicines. Content includes:

  • Guidance on the drug management of common conditions
  • Details of medicines with special reference to their uses, cautions, contra-indications, side-effects, doses, and relative costs
  • Guidance on prescribing, monitoring, dispensing, and administering medicines

Online access now means that users can access the most up-to-date BNF content 24/7 via the Library’s Discover search. You can get access to the online version of the BNF here.

SAGE Video Collections
Another new resource available from the library is the online SAGE Video collection. This is a collection of almost 1,500 videos created to help support learning, teaching and research. The library currently has access to three collections within the SAGE Video collection, these are:

  • Business and Management
  • Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • Education

The video collections include interviews, online tutorials, observational footage, case studies, conference recordings, and clinical demonstrations.
Users can find the video content directly on the Library’s Discover platform, by searching for SAGE Video collection in the Database A-Z or by clicking here.

Bloomsbury Fashion Business Cases Trial

The library is currently running a trial to Bloomsbury Fashion Business Cases, available to all users.

With cases from across the fashion industry, from design and sourcing to marketing and retail, Bloomsbury Fashion Business Cases will enable students to develop essential business skills required for the next generation of fashion industry professionals to set themselves up for success. Global in focus, cases will present real-world challenges facing the business of fashion around the world and across sectors, tackling important issues such as sustainability, technology, ethics, and leadership.

You can find out more about Bloomsbury Fashion Cases by watching this short video here.

The trial is running until 25th February. You can find Bloomsbury Fashion Business Cases by searching the Library’s Database A-Z or by clicking here.

We encourage users to send us feedback on Bloomsbury Fashion Business Cases directly via our Twitter or by email at ertenq@gcu.ac.uk