Tag: #LoveDMU

Library Search – new features!

Tweet Two new features have recently been added to our online Library Search system. Saving Library Search searches between sessions You can now permanently save searches and filters you run, between Library Search sessions, to the cloud by using either a Microsoft OneDrive or Google Drive account. Previously Library Search would only allow you to temporarily save items from a results page during a single session, although RefWorks can be used to export citation results from the service. You can save a search, including any filters or facets you have ... read more

Free boost! Secure device charging lockers in Kimberlin Library

Tweet *New service alert klaxon* Need somewhere to charge your phone, tablet or laptop securely? With Kimberlin Library’s new ‘Battery Bank’ lockers we’ve got just the place to get you topped up. Each locker contains a standard 13 amp socket and a double USB outlet, both with RCD circuit protection. Lockers are numbered and require a £1 coin to release which is refunded when the key is returned and the locker is opened. Plug in your device using your own USB cable or charger, pop in a £1 coin, lock and you’re away. Please ... read more

New online database: Migration to New Worlds

Tweet DMU Library & Learning Services has set up access to a new online database called Migration to New Worlds. This resource is provided via an agreement with Jisc and the publisher, Adam Matthew. Migration to New Worlds explores the movement of peoples from Great Britain, Ireland, mainland Europe and Asia to the New World and Australasia. Split across two modules, and including collections from 26 archives, libraries and museums, Migration to New Worlds brings together the movement and memories of millions across two centuries of mass migration. ... read more

EBSCO eBook Academic Collection

Tweet DMU Library & Learning Services has recently set up a new subscription to EBSCO’s eBook Academic Collection. This growing subscription package currently offers access to more than 160,000 e-books, representing a broad range of academic subjects and disciplines.   The collection includes titles from leading university presses such as Oxford University Press, Cambridge University Press and MIT Press. Additional academic publishers include Elsevier, Sage Publications, Taylor & Francis and John Wiley & Sons.   Subject coverage ... read more

New and improved hot and cold water station in Kimberlin Library

Tweet Sometimes it’s little things that make a huge difference, and so it was when we introduced our boiling/cold water Zip tap in September 2016. From your feedback and its level of use we know that providing instant boiling water was a very popular enhancement to services in Kimberlin and a reason to #LoveDMU. Unfortunately, the Zip tap in its original format created issues  – it wasn’t tall enough for larger cold water containers and the soak away beneath it was not suitable for draining cups. The result of this was a lot of excess ... read more