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Eureka Repository Closure

For many years Eureka has been the open access repository for research at the Saïd Business School. It was originally established by Sainsbury Library staff to provide an easy deposit service for academics and research staff at the School. However, the Oxford research support landscape has changed radically in recent years with many improvements at an institutional level. Most significantly, this includes the provision of Symplectic Elements, a research information management system, and ORA, the Oxford University Research Archive. Both of these systems are available to the entire University and are now at the core of the research workflow in Oxford, and will be used for the University’s submission to REF. Therefore, it is no longer necessary for the Sainsbury Library to provide a dedicated research repository for the School.

Eureka is going to be sunsetted later this year. The repository (https://eureka.sbs.ox.ac.uk) will not be available online after the end of 2019. A snapshot version of Eureka is now available to view through the Bodleian’s web archive, and will be redirected to once the live repository is taken offline. Publications for current academic staff that have been stored in Eureka have now been migrated over to Symplectic Elements. All outputs nominated for REF 2021 will need to have a record in Symplectic Elements. The logistics of REF nomination is managed by the School’s Research Office, if you have any questions about this please contact research.office@sbs.ox.ac.uk in the first instance.

We will also provide updates on this blog in the lead up to Eureka being shut down. Please contact library@sbs.ox.ac.uk for more information.

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Lynda.com is now LinkedIn Learning

Lynda.com is now LinkedIn Learning. You can access this huge library of online, video based, courses, via Molly, the IT Learning Centre’s collection of online learning resources. Courses include a wide range of software and IT related topics (as well as soft skills and business skills) for beginners through to experts.

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Online Learning with O’Reilly

Free access to expert-created and curated information covering all the areas that will shape our future – including artificial intelligence, operations, data, UX design, finance, leadership, and more.

The O’Reilly online learning platform (formerly known as Safari Books Online) includes an on-demand digital library providing books, videos, interactive tutorials, and live online classes, including titles from O’Reilly, Packt, No Starch Press, Wiley, Princeton University Press, and others.

You will need to register on the website using an .ox.ac.uk email address before use.

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Summer Vacation Loans 2019

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We are happy to announce the start dates of the Summer Vacation Loans 2019:

Undergraduates: from Thursday 20th June until 15th October.

MBAs, DPhils and Official Visitors: from Thursday 4th July until Tuesday 10th September.

Please note that Vacation Loans are only available to students without overdue books and outstanding fines. You can check your account by signing into SOLO with your SSO. Fines can be paid online by credit/debit card (or at the enquiry desk, during staffed hours, by card or mobile payment). If you experience any difficulties, please contact the library: library@sbs.ox.ac.uk or telephone: +44 (0)1865 288880.

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MacBook Accessories

You asked for more MacBook accessories. We’ve now added extra Apple USB-C adapters to our list of IT equipment available for loan:

  • USB-C 87W Power Adapter
  • USB-C Charge Cable (2m)
  • USB-C to USB Adapter
  • USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter

To borrow any of these items, please ask a member of library staff. If there is an item not listed that you would like us to provide, please do make a recommendation.

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The Economist – free online access

We are pleased to announce that the Bodleian Libraries now provide free online access to The Economist. This highly regarded magazine-format newspaper is published weekly and covers many business related topics such as world events, politics, finance & economics, and science & technology.

Through SOLO you can read every issue published over the newpaper’s 174 year history. For historical issues (1843 – 2013) use the Gale Cengage Economist Historical Archive link and for copies of the most recent print issues at www.economist.com use the Miscellaneous Ejournals link.

Lower Reading Room Electrical Fault

You may have noticed some out of order signs around the library this week. A section of the electricity circuit in the Lower Reading Room has developed a serious fault and now must remain off until it can be made safe. This means that many of the PCs, lamps and plug sockets are not working in the Lower Reading Room. SBS Estates are working on this but it may be a few weeks before the fault can be repaired.Photograph of electricity box repair.

In the meantime, we have moved two of the Bloomberg terminals to other desks in the Lower Reading Room so that this database is still available to you. There are also PCs, Macs and Docking stations still available in the Upper Reading Room. If you are using your own laptop, please be aware that you will not be able to charge it at every desk in the Lower Reading Room.

Thanks to all our students for their patience as we wait for these essential maintenance works.

Upper Reading Room Closure Sunday 20th October

Due to maintenance work, the Upper Reading Room of the Sainsbury Library will be closed on Sunday 20th October. It will reopen again on Monday morning. The Lower Reading Room will be open as usual for SBS students during this time, but if you prefer a silent study space you might try one of the other Bodleian Libraries or your college library. A list of these libraries with Lego man with broomlinks to their websites for admission policies/opening times is available at https://www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/subjects-and-libraries/libraries

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your cooperation.

Easter Vacation Library Unstaffed Hours 2019

Please note that the library will be unstaffed from 17:00 on Thursday 18th April to 09:00 Tuesday 23rd April.

During this time, the library will be closed to non-SBS visitors. 

This also means that those of you wishing to consult reference material such as Bodleian Books will be unable to do so during this period.

The library and building itself will be open the usual time (07:30-00:00).

You may still borrow and return books via the Self-Issue machine by the Enquiry desk, and you may also renew books online via the library catalogue (sign in on the top-right of the page).

Enjoy your break and good luck in the upcoming exams!