Graduating this year? Don’t sit on your library books!

Now that exams are over and summer is approaching (not that you’d know it from the dull and misty weather in Aberdeen today!) we’d like to remind you to return your RGU Library books if you’re a graduating student.

Books can be easily returned through three different methods.

  • Drop them off in person at the book return box located in the Sir Ian Wood Building foyer Monday-Friday 0800-1800
  • If you’ve booked a study seat you can drop-off books in the Library at the same time
  • Return them via post. Items can be returned to University Library, Sir Ian Wood Building, Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, AB10 7GJ

If you’re coming back to RGU in September then there’s no need to return your books now, they’ll continue to automatically renew as long as you don’t have any outstanding Library charges or overdues. Do keep an eye on your email just in case the books are recalled though. We’ll give you 14 days to return them after which the usual overdue charges will start to kick in. If you’re leaving Aberdeen for the summer then you might want to return your books beforehand just in case.

Best of luck for the future to all our graduating students. If you’ve got any questions at all let us know by email at library@rgu.ac.uk

OpenAIR@RGU – monthly update (no.53 – May 2021)

Welcome to the latest update on RGU’s open access institutional repository, OpenAIR. If you have any suggestions for things that you would like to see in these monthly updates, or if you have any questions about the repository service, please get in touch with the Publications Team.

News

Each month the Publications Team run a group training session that explains how to record outputs in Worktribe and OpenAIR. If you would like to be invited to a session, please email us (publications@rgu.ac.uk).

Content

OpenAIR currently contains 4533 outputs. Some examples of recent additions to the repository include the following:

Each School is currently linked to the following number of outputs on OpenAIR:

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Aberdeen Business School – 656
Gray’s School of Art – 273
Law School – 197
School of Applied Social Studies – 192
School of Computing – 596
School of Creative and Cultural Business – 495
School of Engineering – 670
School of Health Sciences – 213
School of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedic Practice – 345
School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences – 721
Scott Sutherland School of Architecture and Built Environment – 319
Other departments – 54

Downloads

Last month, in April, there were a total of 5002 downloads from OpenAIR. The most-downloaded items were:

  • http://hdl.handle.net/10059/1030 = IBRAHIM, I.A. 2014. A theoretical and empirical investigation of the barriers to the adoption of state-of-the-art information systems by Nigerian indigenous oil companies. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

The above data were gathered on 26.05.2021.

Library recall system returns!

We know that some of you have been keen to be able to place holds on library items that other people already have on loan and now that the area is in Tier 3, the Library recalls service was reinstated on 3rd May. This means that you can now place holds on items which another person has on loan and they’ll be given 14 days to return the item. The flip side of this is that items you have on loan may also be recalled.

The main thing to remember is to always check your RGU email if you have Library items on loan. That’s how we let you know if your book has been recalled, and it’s how we let you know when items are ready to collect.

Here’s the main points:

  • You can now place holds on the majority of library items – both on the shelves and on loan to someone else
  • The person who already has the item will be given 14 days to return it. If you need something urgently, it probably won’t be returned in time so only place the hold if you can wait at least 14 days!
  • You can choose to collect the items from the Library or have them posted to you. If you choose postal loan, that will add a few more days onto the length of time it takes to get the item.
  • Remember that items can now also be recalled from you! You’ll be given 14 days to return the item after which the normal Library charging process will kick in.
  • Items can be returned to the Library using the drop-box in the SIWB Foyer or by post. You can find full information on our Returning Items page.
  • Remember to check your RGU email!

If you have any questions get in touch with us at library@rgu.ac.uk. We’re also available on the phone again Monday-Friday 0900-1700 so give us a call on 01224 263450.

OpenAIR@RGU – monthly update (no.52 – April 2021)

Welcome to the latest update on RGU’s open access institutional repository, OpenAIR. If you have any suggestions for things that you would like to see in these monthly updates, or if you have any questions about the repository service, please get in touch with the Publications Team.

News

Each month we are running an online group training session on how to record outputs in Worktribe. If you would like to be invited to a training session, please send an e-mail to the Publications Team (publications@rgu.ac.uk).

Content

OpenAIR currently contains 4473 outputs. Some examples of recent additions to the repository include the following:

Each School is currently linked to the following number of outputs on OpenAIR:

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Aberdeen Business School – 655
Gray’s School of Art – 271
Law School – 196
School of Applied Social Studies – 183
School of Computing – 591
School of Creative and Cultural Business – 486
School of Engineering – 666
School of Health Sciences – 211
School of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedic Practice – 338
School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences – 705
Scott Sutherland School of Architecture and Built Environment – 314
Other departments – 49

Downloads

Last month, in March, there were a total of 4993 downloads from OpenAIR. The most-downloaded items were:

The above data were gathered on 28.04.2021.