Category Archives: Library resources

Altmetric impact scores added to Library Search

Alert users of Library Search may have spotted colourful rosettes appearing among their search results in the past few weeks. These are indicators of online attention to the retrieved articles known as ‘Altmetrics’. There is a Altmetric Attention Score,  the … Continue reading

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“Like others I had read, and eagerly / Sometimes, the master pamphlets of the day”: political pamphlets online

Part-way into the Ninth Book of his Prelude (1805), William Wordsworth reflects on his engagement with the political debates of the revolutionary times in which he lived.  The unexpected enjambement (butting together) of ‘eagerly / Sometimes’ hints at the ambivalence … Continue reading

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Expanding your searches: two features of Library Search

You have used DMU’s Library Search to track down articles that could help with your research. By pure chance, or the wizardry of search engine algorithms, one article jumps out as being exactly what you were looking for. But how … Continue reading

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LOCKSS and Library Search

During February 2015 I have been working on making the collected and preserved material in De Montfort University’s LOCKSS Archive visible to Library Search users. Over 400 titles have now been activated on Intota (our Electronic Resources Management system). These … Continue reading

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Counting Previously Cancelled titles in a LOCKSS Archive

The 2014 SCONUL Statistical Return asks a question about Digital Preservation and Post-Cancellation Access to Electronic Journals. In this post I will try to outline our attempt to answer that question. Perhaps it is best to start with the question … Continue reading

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Tuning Mendeley to find electronic journal articles

Mendeley, according to its website “is a free reference manager and academic social network that can help you organize your research, collaborate with others online, and discover the latest research”. If you are using this website to organise your references, … Continue reading

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#royalDMU streamed recordings

The library at De Montfort University was open all day throughout the March 8th Royal visit, but that did not mean that we were not taking part in proceedings. Aside from the members of staff acting as volunteers, the library … Continue reading

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Continuing access to electronic journals through integrating LOCKSS and SFX

I have started to add links to electronic journals archived in our LOCKSS Digital Preservation service to our SFX 3 OpenURL Resolver. There are 9 titles at the time of writing, but more will be added shortly. You can check … Continue reading

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The Switchings Over to Single Sign On

Well, I too, was hoping that it would be a switch over, but it seems almost every Data Service Provider requires that we contact them about this change. We have also needed to construct a new URL for our links … Continue reading

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Single Sign On for Library Resources

June 20th saw a small change in the way users show that they are from De Montfort University when logging on to electronic resources. A new option, to authenticate with ‘De Montfort University Library Services’ now appears on the ‘Where … Continue reading

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