Tag: service improvements

New to Library Search – Citation Trails

Tweet A brand new feature has been added to our Library Search service for February 2019. Citation Trails allow you to explore a topic and collect material by following a chain of articles that cite each other. This new search feature enhances serendipitous discovery and will hopefully help you to better understand the academic context of your sources. Citation trails work in two directions: Cites – Articles that this article cites. Cited by – Articles that cite this article. Citation trails can be found by clicking on the Cites or Cited ... read more

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

“Library fines slashed to cut financial burden on DMU students”

Tweet Thanks to DSU for highlighting the changes that we introduced to our fines and lending policies from 1st February.  You can read DSU’s article here and our original blog post from January here To recap, from 1st February 2018 our fines policies on ‘normal’ loans changed. If you renew or return a Normal loan book, DVD or CD that is overdue and NOT reserved by someone else, we will no longer be charging penalty fines. Fines will only be charged on items that are in demand and reserved by others, or short/special category loans. Fines will ... 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