Business of Fashion Professional – new resource

The library is happy to announce access to the online resource Business of Fashion Professional.

Logo of the Business of Fashion website, the letters B, O and F in bold font.

The Business of Fashion is recognised around the world for its authoritative, analytical point of view on the $2.5 trillion global fashion industry. Their mission is simple: build fashion’s global membership community to open, inform and connect the industry.

Serving members in more than 125 countries, BoF combines independent, agenda-setting journalism with practical business advice, online learning, career-building tools and immersive events and experiences, powering positive change in fashion and the wider world.

Users can now access unlimited articles on the BoF website, as well as their case studies and online courses and more.

Users can find Business of Fashion directly on the Library’s Discover platform, by searching for “Business of Fashion” in the Database A-Z or by clicking here.

First time must users register here using their GCU email address. Users must choose Glasgow Caledonian University as your company when registering for an account in order to access the subscription.

If you have any queries about Business of Fashion, please contact the eresource team at ertenq@gcu.ac.uk

 

Technical issue [Westlaw]

The library is aware of intermittent issues with the online database Westlaw currently, this is due to problems with the website at the publishers end. Westlaw error message displaying an error that says "your profile contains no valid registration keys. Contact your administrator for assistance or sign in to OnePass to manage your profile.If any users are trying to access the Westlaw database and see an error message that states, “Your profile contains no valid registration keys”, please contact the library team at ertenq@gcu.ac.uk immediately. We will then investigate this issue on your behalf.

Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.

Resource Lists at GCU drop in sessions

The Resource List team will be running a series of drop in sessions for staff in the run up to Trimester B resource list submission deadline (16 December).

Resource Lists at GCU Drop in sessions, Come and ask us a question, We can help with: Creating and updating your resource list Duplicating your list Updating your module codes

If you have any questions about using the resource list platform, creating or updating your resource lists or would like to know more about how the library can help, please drop by. The sessions will be held on MS Teams and will run at the following dates and times:

  • Friday 18 November at 10am – 11am
  • Thursday 24 November at 2pm – 3pm
  • Monday 28 November at 3pm – 4pm
  • Wednesday 7 December at 11am -12pm
  • Tuesday 13 December at 12pm -1pm

You can join the drop in here: join the drop in now

If you would like to learn more about the Resource Lists at GCU service, please visit our website. Alternatively, you can contact the resource list team directly at resourcelists@gcu.ac.uk

New trial resource – SciVal

The library is currently running a trial to SciVal, available to all users.

SciVal: New database for researchers – Library News

SciVal enables you to visualize research performance, benchmark your research relative to peers, develop collaborative partnerships and analyse research trends. You can find out more about the SciVal tool on their website.

The trial is running until 18 December 2022. You can find the SciVal by searching the Library’s Database A-Z or by clicking here.

We encourage users to send us feedback on this trial directly via our Twitter or by email at ertenq@gcu.ac.uk

Read&Relax book club

On Thursday 17th November, at 4 pm, join us for the first meeting of our themed book club Read&Relax in the Relax&Renew area.

Every month, we will choose a theme/topic and read books about it and discuss them at the following meetings.

The reading group is aimed at boosting international students’ English skills through reading, however we encourage any English speaker to join us, as we believe that the best way to learn is through collaboration and shared knowledge.

That is to say that EVERYONE is welcome to join us! All you need is to think of a book that you really liked, so that we can start from there together. We will play bookish games and fun activities to learn together.

Feel free to bring your own snack and drink.

Click here to register.

Read&Relax book club poster

Do you like reading and talk about the latest books you have read? Join our monthly book club: Read&Relax Thursday 17th November at 4pm. In the library – Relax&Renew area.

Lexis Plus – how to migrate your personal account

LexisLibrary have recently upgraded GCU to their new Lexis Plus UK platform.

Any users who may have had saved searches, bookmarks or alerts set up in the older version of LexisLibrary can migrate their preferences to the new platform. Please follow the instructions below if you wish to migrate any personal preferences. Continue reading

New ebook collection – CIPD Advanced

The library is happy to announce access to a new collection of ebooks from Kogan Page.

The CIPD Advanced ebook collection gives access to 21 core textbooks and further reading for all CIPD qualifications and HR courses, covering human resource management, learning & development, employment law, reward management and more.

Users can find the ebooks directly on the Library’s Discover platform, by searching for “CIPD ebooks” in the Database A-Z or by clicking here.

Zetoc service to be retired

JISC and the British Library have taken the decision to retire the Zetoc service from 1 August 2022.

This decision has been taken due to a progressive decline in its use and a diminishing number of users. In addition, the emergence of alternative services and changes to the way information is typically searched, means there is no longer a viable strategic case for Jisc to continue delivering this service.

Any users who are currently signed up to Zetoc should have already been contacted by Jisc and informed of their plans. From 1 August 2022 alerts from Zetoc will automatically stop and users will no longer be able to carry out searches.

If you have any particular queries, please contact help@jisc.ac.uk.

As an alternative to Zetoc, you may wish to use the online resource BrowZine. You can find out more information on this resource as well as help guides on our website.

Resource Lists@GCU feedback

The library recently ran a survey of staff and students on the performance of our Resource List at GCU service during the 2021-22 academic year. Gathering user feedback has been an integral part of growing the service since it was launched in 2019 and our wish is to use the feedback to improve the service for the upcoming academic year.  

We wanted to circulate some feedback we’ve received from our users in order to share some more information about the Resource List service and platform.  

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