The Bodleian Libraries recently became a member of the HathiTrust, a major digital repository. In doing so the Bodleian is the first library in UK to join and only the second in Europe. This news offers many advantages for readers:
- Emergency access to 1.5 million in-copyright items which are temporarily inaccessible in physical libraries.
- You can access these resources directly via the HathiTrust website using your SSO.
- Links are also being added to existing records in SOLO where a digital copy is available via HathiTrust. Look for the
Full Text via HathiTrust Digital Library button.
- Access to the HathiTrust Research Center (HTRC) including its “suite of tools and services for text data mining including web-based algorithms”.
Many of our database subscriptions are being rapidly supplemented to provide access to critical updates on the pandemic and how it is impacting businesses and the global economy.
IBISWorld is monitoring the pandemic’s effects on industries and providing insights. Click on ‘LEARN MORE’ on the COVID-19 banner to find insightful articles, on demand webinars and useful statistics.
The Economist Intelligence Unit recently launched the EUI Covid-19 daily briefing newsletter.
Passport GMID has a new Covid-19 portal which includes reports, a Price and Availability Tracker, and an Economic Scenario Model for showing the impact of COVID-19 on e-commerce prices and product availability.
Bloomberg Media recently removed the paywall on coronavirus news articles that are particularly helpful at the moment, and will continue to provide free access to critical updates on the pandemic. Bloomberg is now also providing all university students with free access to Bloomberg.com until the end of July 2020. Starting today, students can register directly by signing up using their university email address.
The Sainsbury Library is closed until further notice. However, you are now able to use some other libraries in Oxford. A number of other Bodleian Libraries have started reopening to staff, students and Bodleian Reader Card Holders.
TL;DR: The Eureka Repository is shutting down very soon.
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 this year. The repository (https://eureka.sbs.ox.ac.uk) will not be available online after the end of this month (August 2020). 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 firstname.lastname@example.org in the first instance.
We will provide updates on this blog if there are any issues. Please contact email@example.com if you have any questions about Eureka.
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.
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.
You asked for more comfortable seating in the Sainsbury Library. We now have a comfy sofa in the library annexe room!
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.
Did you know that Oxford University members can access a selection of daily newspapers online? Titles include The Economist, The Financial Times and The Wall Street Journal. See our Current News guide for more information.
Did you know that as an Oxford University member you can obtain a variety of software products? We have put together a one-stop page to direct you to all the software available at Oxford!