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Chocolate Confectionery in Australia

Photo of Mondelēz Australia advertising.This Passport category briefing reports on the market for chocolate in Australia in terms of sales, prospects and the competitive landscape, focusing on the years 2013-2017. It shows that Mondelez Australia Pty Ltd holds a leading value share within chocolate confectionery of 37%, though this represents a small but steady decline since 2013. Read the full report on Passport.

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Bodleian Health Care Libraries’ leadership in healthcare blog

Sainsbury Library users might be interested to read the Bodleian Health Care Libraries’ leadership in healthcare blog, Knowledge Hub. Created for NHS Thames Valley and Wessex Leadership Academy, the blog aims to be a source of and a signpost to information on leadership, talent management, coaching, compassionate leadership, diversity and inclusion, organisational change and more.

Library closing early on Friday 18th August

Photograph of electricity box repair.The Saïd Business School building, including the Sainsbury Library, will be closed completely from 6pm this Friday (18th August). This is due to an electrical shutdown to allow the electricity company (SSE) to carry out essential upgrades, including the incoming supply to the Park End Street Site (PES). This date and time have been carefully chosen to have minimal impact on school operations.

The Library will be closed from 4.45pm, and the building and car park will be locked from 6pm. During this time there will be no access to Library or the PES building. Please be aware the library should be vacated by 4.45pm and the building by 5.45pm.

The electrical work will be carried out overnight and the building and Library will be open and functioning as normal from 6am on Saturday (19th August). IT equipment in the Library will be available from this time, although the self-issue machine will remain out of use until Monday morning. Over the weekend, to borrow books please fill in one of the book borrowing slips next to the self issue machine.

The Library and the School’s websites and electronic resources are hosted off-site, so these will not be impacted and can continue to be used without disruption.

Please do contact us during staffed hours should you have any questions.

Electrical testing in the library 19-20 July

Due to electrical testing the library will be operating at reduced capacity on the following dates:

07:30-1700 19th of July: The Lower Reading Room will be closed to all readers. The Upper Reading Room will be available and staffed. Entrance will be via the Lower Reading Room door on the train station side of the building. Barriers will be in place to guide you to the Upper Reading Room. Unfortunately we will be closed to non-Oxford Saïd members on this day.
07:30-1700 20th of July: The Upper Reading Room will be closed to all readers. The Lower Reading Room will be available and staffed.
During both days we will still maintain a staffed service and if you are in need of any assistance, please do ask a member of staff, email as at library@sbs.ox.ac.uk, or call us on 01865288880.

Summer Stocktake

We are about to carry out a stocktake in the Sainsbury Library, during which time there may be increased noise in the reading rooms as we move/scan books.

This work is scheduled to take place between Monday 17th July 2017 to Friday 4th August 2017, during staffed hours (9.00am-5.00pm).

Library staff will of course endeavour to keep disruption to a minimum during this time and any noise will be intermittent. However, students looking for a silent study space are advised to use another library during this time. Information about access and opening hours for other Bodleian libraries can be found at http://www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/subjects-and-libraries/libraries

We apologise for any inconvenience caused and thank you for your cooperation.

Summer Vacation Loans

Photo credit: Scott Webb

We are happy to announce the start dates of the Summer Vacation Loans 2017:

Undergraduates:  from Thu, 15/06/2017 until Tue, 10/10/2017

DPhils: from Mon, 3/07/2017 until Tue, 10/10/2017

MBAs: from Mon, 3/07/2017 until Mon 11/9/2017

MFEs: from Mon, 3/07/2017 until Thu, 10/10/2017.

Items (excluding the Careers and the Desk collections) issued as vacation loans will be due back on Tuesday 10/9/2017 unless you are an MBA student, in which case this will be earlier.

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 card (or at the enquiry desk, during staffed hours, by cash). If you experience any difficulties, please contact the library: library@sbs.ox.ac.uk or telephone: +44 (0)1865 288880.

New self-help books

Trinity Term is a particularly stressful time of year for our students but support is available. The University Health and Welfare team are on hand to provide a variety of resources and assistance. In addition to University services, Nightline provides a completely independent listening, support, and information service run for and by students.

From a library perspective, we feel we have a pastoral duty of care to our readers. We seek to provide a safe, welcoming space where students can achieve what they set out to achieve. The Bodleian as a whole has been carefully collecting and curating a selection of self-help books for students, staff, and any other interested users. The majority of these books are e-books, which we feel adds an element of discretion for those who wish for it. These e-books are available to view at any time of day, from any location; all you need is an internet connection and your Single Sign-On.

The full list of titles can be found here. If you feel there are any titles or topics we may have missed, please do get in touch with our disability librarian.

Find the books here.

29th May Bank Holiday Opening

The Sainsbury Library will be offering a reduced library service on the 29th May. The Library will be open to non-Oxford Saïd visitors between 9am and 5pm, with all non-SBS visitors required to vacate by no later than 4.45pm.

For Oxford Saïd students, the library will be open as normal with normal opening hours.

Non-SBS readers are asked to note however that the Saïd Business School building will be operating on a reduced Sunday service, when the building is generally closed to everyone other than students and staff who hold individual SBS building access cards.  As a result, the Sainsbury Library is unable to guarantee access to readers other than SBS students and that readers who elect to come to the Sainsbury may experience difficulties or extensive delays in gaining entry to the building.

Non-SBS readers are therefore strongly encouraged to make use of the various other Bodleian Libraries that are open, details of which can be found here.

Eikon Training Day – Monday 8th May

EikonEikon is a financial database which will be replacing Thomson One and DataStream. We are currently trialling Eikon and have invited a representative from Thomson Reuters to come and run a training day.

All SBS members who currently use, or would like to use, financial databases are invited to come along and learn how Eikon can help with your research.

A representative from Thomson Reuters will be available to demonstrate Eikon’s features. Feel free to bring your own questions.

The Sainsbury Library Lower Reading Room. Ask at the information desk for more information.

Monday 8th May 10:30-12:00 & 15:00-16:00

Email Rebecca.hutchins@sbs.ox.ac.uk for more information.