REMINDER: Temporary freeze on additions to OpenAIR from late February

This is a reminder that the Publications Team will not be adding any new research outputs to our internal records or to the repository from 5pm on Tuesday 26th February until 9am on Monday 11th March.

This is an essential step in our implementation of Worktribe’s Outputs module and will ensure that the process is as smooth as possible. This should not cause any problems in terms of our compliance with the REF Open Access requirements, as long as all researchers send us the accepted versions of their journal articles and conference papers as soon as possible after they have been accepted for publication.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused during this transition period and will let you know if there are any adjustments to the dates stated above. If you have any questions, please contact the repository librarian at

LGBT History month: Icons & everyday heroes






February is LGBT history month and during the month we will be highlighting some of our LGBT themed books and DVDs.

Among our recent additions to stock is Welsh rugby star Gareth Thomas’s autobiography Proud.  Described by The Guardian as “achingly honest” it tells the story of Gareth’s struggle with his sexuality and what it was like to come out as a famous sportsman.

Pride & Joy: LGBTQ activists, icons and everyday heroes tells the stories of writers such as Emma Donoghue (author of Room which was subsequently made into an Oscar winning film) and everyday heroes like firefighters, scientists and business people being true to themselves and living their lives openly in the community.

If you haven’t had a chance already why not stop by our display of LGBT books and DVDs in the welcome area of the library or view our online list of recent LGBT eBooks.

Trial of Henry Stewart Business and Management Journals

The library is pleased to announce that we have a trial of the Henry Stewart Business and Management journals until the 31st March 2019.

This collection includes the following titles:




Applied Marketing Analytics
Corporate Real Estate Journal
Cyber Security: A Peer-Reviewed Journal
Journal of Airport Management
Journal of Brand Strategy
Journal of Business Continuity & Emergency Planning
Journal of Cultural Marketing Strategy
Journal of Data Protection & Privacy
Journal of Digital Banking
Journal of Digital Media Management
Journal of Education Advancement & Marketing
Journal of Financial Compliance
Journal of Payments Strategy & Systems
Journal of Risk Management in Financial Institutions
Journal of Securities Operations & Custody
Journal of Supply Chain Management, Logistics and Procurement
Journal of Urban Regeneration & Renewal
Management in Healthcare

You can access the titles individually from the Journal Search within LibrarySearch or you can follow the link in our A-Z list.

Finally please remember that these journals will only be accessible until the 31st March 2019.

Trial access to Global Digimap until July 2019

The library is pleased to announce that we have trial access, until 31st July 2019, to a new collection on Digimap: Global Digimap.

The service aims to provide global datasets in cartographic styles and downloadable formats and is being offered as a trial because it is in development and Digimap would like feedback from the user community about the content and functionality.

You can access the collection by logging into Digimap as usual from the A-Z Database list and then selecting the Global heading. Please note the first time you access the resource you will need to accept a license, please read the terms and conditions as they inform you about what you can do, or not do, with the data from this resource.








In addition please note that the service is built around OpenStreetMap and Natural Earth datasets and you can see more about these datasets in this blog notice.

If you have any feedback about this service please let contact the Digimap University Rep or you can contact the Digimap team directly at