Friday, June 27, 2014

New version of Literature Online (LION)

The new, improved interface for Literature Online (LION) is now live. Many Literature Online users may already have taken a look, but if you've not yet tried the new interface you can do so here: 

It has a new look, and an improved search engine, but still features all of the existing content. 

Literature Online includes over 350,000 works of poetry, prose and drama from the 8th to the 21st Century with a huge library of critical and reference material, including thousands of literary articles, essays, biographies and encyclopaedia entries.

The 'old' version of Literature Online will be switched off soon. 

Friday, June 20, 2014

Dawson e-books - current lack of access

Unfortunately there is currently no access to our Dawsonera ebooks. The platform providers, Dawson, are having severe problems with their content and its delivery and they anticipate the full Dawsonera service to continue to be unavailable throughout the weekend.

They are working to restore access to the most frequently used titles in the first instance and then will progressively load additional titles based on accesses and year-to-date usage over the weekend. We'll try to keep you informed about progress as we hear from them.

Monday, June 2, 2014

Library gets Gold award for being green!

Green Impact is an initiative led by the National Union of Students to promote green practices and increase recycling in Universities.  The Library recently won the Gold Award in a competition that included 28 teams from across Keele University.

We know that green issues are important to students and the Library will continue to strive to minimise its environmental impact and to maximise recycling within the building.  One of the best ways that students can support this effort is to use the recycling bins correctly so that more rubbish can be directed away from landfill.

We look forward to engaging students even more next year to build upon the success of 2014.