Scheduled IT Outage – Saturday 1st & Sunday 2nd April

Due to an upgrade of the IT network the following services will be

  • unavailable on Saturday 1st April
  • at risk on Sunday 2nd April

H Drive Access, S Drive Access, Access to MyApps, Thin Client Access,

Internet Access, Wi-Fi Access, IP Telephony

You will not be able to log on to PCs in the Library

You will be able to borrow and return books

Should you have any questions or concerns please contact the IT Helpdesk.



OpenAIR@RGU – monthly update (no.3 – March 2017)


Welcome to the third monthly update on OpenAIR@RGU – RGU’s open access institutional repository. Please direct any queries to the team at


We would like to remind researchers of our online guides, which give guidance on a variety of topics around Open Access, including:


The repository currently contains 2,068 records. Some examples of recent additions to the repository include the following outputs:

  • = CRABB, M. and HANSON, V.L. 2016. Dynamic subtitles: the user experience. In the Proceedings of the ACM International Conference on Interactive Experiences for TV and Online Video (TVX 2015), 3-5 June 2015, Brussels, Belgium. New York: ACM [online], pages 103-112. Available from:
  • = BANI, N.A., ABDUL-MALEK, Z., MOHD ARIS, S.A., JALIL, S.Z.A., MUHTAZARUDDIN, M.N., MAD KAIDI, H., RAHMAN, S.A.S.A., MUHAMMAD-SUKKI, F., MAS’UD, A.A., ABU-BAKAR, S.H. and ARDILLA REY, J.A. 2016. Frequency dependence of electroluminescence measurement in LDPE. Presented at the International Conference on Electrical, Electronic, Communication and Control Engineering 2016 [ICEECC2016], 18-19 December 2016, Johor Bahru, Malaysia.

Each School currently has the following number of records on OpenAIR (research data is in a separate diagram):




This month, there have been a total of 6,472 downloads from OpenAIR. The most downloaded items include:


  • = TOURISH, D. and HARGIE, O. 2004. Communication audits: building world class communication systems. In OLIVER, S. (ed.) Handbook of Corporate Communication and Public Relations: Pure and Applied. London: Routledge, pages 131-144. (132 downloads)


The most downloaded theses this month include:

  • = VISWANATHAN, A. 2005. Using Orthogonal Arrays to Train Artificial Neural Networks. Robert Gordon University, MPhil thesis. (336 downloads)
  • = SSENDI, L.B. 2013. Entrepreneurship Activities in Rural Tanzania: Understanding Women’s Micro Business. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis. (142 downloads)
  • = ROBERTSON, D.M. 2012. Critical Thinking and Clinical Reasoning in New Graduate Occupational Therapists: a Phenomenological Study. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis. (54 downloads)

The above data was correct at the time of writing (28.03.2017).

Classes and drop-ins this week

This week the library is running a number of sessions on Harvard Referencing, RefWorks and Finding Information for your assignments and dissertations. Take a look at the timetable and sign up here

If you can’t make it along to one of the scheduled sessions, don’t worry! We offer drop-in appointments at the main library in the Sir Ian Wood Building every morning and afternoon Mon-Fri. No need to sign up – just come along with your question. Drop-in times can be viewed here