Electronic Legal Deposit items now accessible in the Library

You can now access eLD items on the PCs in the Rewley House Continuing Education Library. They are available to anyone with any type of University/library card. Records for eLD records on SOLO look similar to this:

Image of eLD record on SOLO

Note that use of eLD items is controlled by law, which means:

  • You can only access them on Library PCs, not on your laptop, tablet etc
  • You cannot download, save or copy and paste any part of them, but you may print within normal copyright limits
  • Only one person can access an item at a time across all the Bodleian Libraries, so sometimes you may find an item is in use

Most eLD journal articles will also be available as purchased electronic versions – look for the ‘How else can I get this?’ link. eLD books may be available either in print or as purchased electronic versions.

For more information about eLD, please see the Bodleian Libraries website


For Artstor users

In case you are not on Artstor’s mailing list, here’s a message from them about some changes coming up this summer.

We’re writing to share some upcoming changes which may require you to save some of your work in the Artstor Digital Library.These changes are part of the release of an improved platform which will feature a redesigned interface, streamlined features, and which will run on the same backend technology that currently powers the ITHAKA service JSTOR. This represents a first step toward the longer-term goal of creating an integrated platform experience for users of both the Artstor Digital Library and JSTOR – now both allied services under the ITHAKA umbrella. Learn more about our upcoming release.

In order to help us facilitate these improvements, the citation generator and saved citations features will be temporarily disabled. If you have saved citations that you need, please log in to your Artstor Digital Library account and download them before June 1st this year.

Please reach out to us at support@artstor.org with any questions and thank you for your help in making these improvements to the Artstor Digital Library possible!

New E-resource: Migration to New Worlds

Migration to New Worlds, the result of collaboration between Jisc and Adam Matthew, documents the emigration of peoples to the United States, Canada and Australasia during the period 1800 to 1924, although there are documents from the eighteenth century and also later materials.

Mainly focusing on European emigration, the resource includes material on English, Scandinavian, Irish, Italian, Jewish, Polish and Scottish experiences along with a wealth of material covering Chinese and Japanese movement to the United States.

The majority of the collection comprises unique manuscript correspondence, diaries and travel journals, providing eye-witness accounts and experiences of emigrants across the World. It is also rich in visual content.

Topics covered include: motives for emigration; assisted migration schemes; social conditions and organisation in ports of emigration; ships and shipping lines involved in emigration; government legislation for emigration and immigration; settlement, naturalisation and choice of location; maintaining identities.

This collection of primary sources provides an important and multi-faceted resource for students, teachers and researchers from a diverse range of academic disciplines, including migration studies, history, sociology, law, economics and postcolonial studies.

Migration to New Worlds is now available via SOLO and OxLIP+. It can be accessed in the Library and in the Resources Room at Ewert House, and remotely by all full University card holders using Single Sign On.

Tate Archive

The Tate has launched the first stage of its Archives & Access project. Selected unpublished materials including letters, photographs, notebooks, diaries and sketches relating to artists such as Paul Nash, Barbara Hepworth, Graham Sutherland and Nigel Henderson have been made available at http://www.tate.org.uk/art/archive

The material is freely available, no passwords needed

Oxfordshire Local History journal

Articles from Oxfordshire Local History, the journal of the Oxfordshire Local History Association (OLHA) are now freely available online via a searchable index at http://www.olha.org.uk/?page_id=12. There are over 160 articles published in the journal from its inception in 1980 to the present day.

Links should become available on Oxford e-Journals and SOLO, but you can access articles directly from the website now.

Arkyves, new Art resource on trial

Arkyves (trial until 2 December 2014)

Arkyves provides access to more than 500,000 images and textual entries from libraries and museums in many countries, among them the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, the Netherlands Institute for Art History (RKD) and the Herzog August Bibliothek in Wolfenbüttel.

Please send feedback to clare.hills-nova@bodleian.ox.ac.uk or dinah.manisty@bodleian.ox.ac.uk.