New OpenAIR@RGU repository launched today

We are pleased and excited to announce that today sees the launch of our new OpenAIR@RGU repository of RGU research outputs, which is now part of the Worktribe research information system. All the content from the old repository platform has been migrated over, and there will be additional features such as Profiles for researchers, projects etc. which will be built up over time. The new repository will benefit greatly by being integrated with the wider Worktribe research information system at RGU, making it much easier to share our research outputs with the world.

If you have any comments or queries regarding the new repository please contact the Library Publications team at publications@rgu.ac.uk

New LibrarySearch now live!

We are pleased to announce that our new LibrarySearch discovery service is now live.

LibrarySearch replaces the old Library Catalogue and it has lots of great features. It gives a more modern interface:

The new interface is optimised for mobile devices allowing you to use it more easily wherever you are (and this means we are discontinuing the Bookmyne app).

It has a more integrated search which will give you results from books, eBooks, articles, journals and more:

You can refine your results using options such as publication date, resource type, online availability and more.

You can sign in to access your account, place hold requests, renew books, and access online full-text resources.

Signing in will also let you use additional features such as

● Creating a favourites list
● Saving your search history
● Setting alerts for updates on new content that matches your searches
● Emailing results to yourself
● Exporting details of books, eBooks, and articles to resources like RefWorks

LibrarySearch can be accessed by using the search box on the library home page or going directly to the main search page.

LibrarySearch also replaces the old Journals List so if you are interested in finding out what journals the library has then please take a look at this guide.

If you have any queries or comments please email us at library@rgu.ac.uk.

Scheduled Outage: Network Upgrade – 27th & 28th January

It Services have advised us that due to a major upgrade of the network the following services will be temporarily unavailable on Saturday 27th January and AT RISK for the entire weekend :

  • H Drive Access
  • S Drive Access
  • Access to MyApps
  • PC/Thin Client Access
  • Internet Access
  • Web Services
  • Campus Moodle
  • Library Services
  • Email Access
  • Wi-Fi Access
  • IP Telephony

It is recommended that any users logged in during this time store their work to an alternative location to prevent possible data loss.

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

ASPIRE@RGU resource lists for semester 1

The library’s online resource lists service, ASPIRE@RGU, has lots of benefits for students and staff. They:

  • Let you add lots of different material to your list e.g. books, chapters, journal articles, web pages etc.
  • Include easy access to online resources with links on the list that work on and off campus
  • Link in to CampusMoodle modules so the list can be easily located.
  • Provide digitised content in a way that meets the Copyright Licensing Agency’s legal requirements.

So if you are a member of academic staff and would like to find out more about ASPIRE@RGU, how to digitise material and submit a new list or remind yourself about the service and update an exisiting list then please explore the staff guide and contact libaspire@rgu.ac.uk with any questions.