Wednesday, 7 October 2009

Free membership of the IMechE for undergraduate students

If you are an undergraduate student on an Engineering degree or on an engineering apprenticeship you are eligible for free affiliate membership of the Institute of Mechancial Engineers. Membership provides you with access to their library services, including access to ejournals, ebooks, market research reports and more. For more information, see

Staffing update

Following the permanent move of Chris Middleton to the the post of Head of Academic Services, Jenny Coombs has been appointed Library Team Leader for Science and Engineering. I have been working in this post for a year during Chris' secondment and I have very much enjoyed it and look forward to continuing to work with you all.

We are also pleased to welcome Debi McKeown, who joined us in the team in September as Senior Information Assistant. Debi works the first half of the week to job-share with Liz Day. Debi replaces Jane Maltby who is now employed full-time in the Greenfield Medical Library. Debi previously worked in the Hallward Library so brings with her a wealth of experience.

New interface for British Standards Online

The British Standards Online service has launched a new interface. Features include:
  • a separated standard number and keyword search option
  • Quick filter options, such as searching for current standards
  • Options for refining by module, status, committee and ICS category
  • Option to download up to 5 documents in one go as a zip file
  • Browse options; by module or ICS classification
  • Option to create notification lists at standard level or module and ICS level
  • Advanced search options
  • Links to news and newsletters
This is a significant improvement on the previous interface and the next stage for the developers is to focus on making the search engine more intuitive.

To access BSI, go to the eLibrary Gateway at: and click on the standards sub-category

Please contact the library if you would like more information or help

Monday, 5 October 2009

September New Book Arrivals

A listing of all new book arrivals for September is now available. It includes titles for Science and Engineering titles. To view click on the link "New Book Arrivals" on the right hand menu.