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.
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.
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 links 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.
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 email@example.com in the first instance.
We will also provide updates on this blog in the lead up to Eureka being shut down. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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!
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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: email@example.com or telephone: +44 (0)1865 288880.
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!