Opening Hours – Student Break, 24/7 & Easter

Planning to hit the library during the Student April Break next week?

Don’t panic! We know that exams are approaching fast so the library will be open as usual. Full details of opening hours can be found here.

  • Coming soon!

24/7 library opening will begin on Monday 15th April and continue until Friday 17th May (including the Easter period).

OpenAIR@RGU – monthly update (no.27 – March 2019)

Welcome to the twenty-seventh monthly update on OpenAIR@RGU – RGU’s open access institutional repository. Please direct any queries to the team at publications@rgu.ac.uk.

Service Updates

The Publications Team are continuing to gradually migrate our internal records and repository records to the Worktribe research information system. We apologise for any inconvenience caused during this transition period and we will continue to keep you updated of our progress. If you have any questions, please contact the Publications Team.

Content

The repository currently contains 3,185 links between Schools and outputs (some records are linked to multiple Schools and therefore included in this figure more than once). Some examples of recent additions to the repository include the following outputs:

  • http://hdl.handle.net/10059/3317 = OCHEI, L.C. and EJIOFOR, C.I. 2018. A model for optimising the deployment of cloud-hosted application components for guaranteeing multitenancy isolation. Advances in Science, Technology and Engineering Systems Journal [online], 3(2), pages 174-183. Available from: https://doi.org/10.25046/aj030220

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

Downloads

This month, there have been a total of 13,458 downloads from OpenAIR. The most downloaded items include:

The most downloaded theses this month include:

  • http://hdl.handle.net/10059/2403 = CLEVERLEY, P.H. 2017. Re-examining and re-conceptualising enterprise search and discovery capability: towards a model for the factors and generative mechanisms for search task outcomes. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis. (287 downloads)
  • http://hdl.handle.net/10059/234 = CONNON, N.G. 2007. Factors impacting on technology acceptance for the micro/SME electronics retailer. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis. (246 downloads)
  • http://hdl.handle.net/10059/734 = FRIDAY, K. 2012. Learning from e-family history: online research behaviour and strategies of family historians and implications for local studies collections. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis. (185 downloads)

The above data were correct at the time of writing (28.03.2019).

Update on access problems for Lexis Library news content

We are pleased to report that access to the news content on Lexis Library is starting to work again, although intermittently.

The news material has been moved to a new site and the problems seem to have been caused by this move.

The following link should give access, on and off campus, to the news material:

Lexis Library News

But there are still problems getting to the news material from the main Lexis Library website, particularly off campus, and work on fixing this is ongoing.

We hope that this link helps get you access while this is investigated and worked on and again we apologise for the inconvenience this is causing.

Problems accessing news content on Lexis Library ongoing

We are sorry to report that the problems accessing news content on Lexis Library reported on Tuesday are still ongoing. We are in contact with Lexis and they are working to resolve this and we will update once we have more news.

Finally a quick reminder that newspaper content can also be accessed via the database International Newsstream. To access this database please go to the database list and follow the link to the database, logging in if prompted to do so. You will then be able to search and browse for newspaper articles.

Problems accessing news content on Lexis Library

We are currently experiencing problems accessing the news content on Lexis Library.

We have reported the problem to the company and are working with them to resolve this as quickly as possible.

We apologise for the inconvenience this is causing and will update once we know more.

In the mean time newspaper content can also be accessed via the database International Newsstream. To access this database please go to the database list and follow the link to the database, logging in if prompted to do so. You will then be able to search and browse for newspaper articles.