Friday, 22 January 2016

Jisc Historical Texts: new features

We’re pleased to announce several new features have been released in Jisc Historical Texts in December to help you find and filter your resources:

Matches within text
Once you’ve searched your topic, and found a publication ‘Matches within text’ will feature in the information. If you click this, it will display your search term in context on matching pages within the publication

New filters in viewer
Once you’ve found the publication and click to view it, you can search it more thoroughly by using the filters shown below, which are found in the ‘Pages’ tab of the ‘Search’ panel.

My Tags
To create and save tags on individual pages within a publication to return to later, go into the Details panel and click Tags. Then enter a title for the Tag and click Add Tag. You could leave yourself notes, references or key words to help you.

To get to your saved tags quickly, go to the top of the page and click My Texts and then select My Tags.

Date Range
Once you’ve searched a topic, you are also shown a date range, showing the years around which your search results centre

Default collection searches
You can now choose to only search EEBO, ECCO, or BL by default by selection options in the settings.

First go to Settings 

Then go to the Collections option and select which collection you want to search by default. If you want to reset the search terms to search all of the collections simply

click Reset. 

Tuesday, 5 January 2016

Inter-site delivery now available to School of Art

Staff and Students at the School of Art can now use Primo, the library catalogue to request books be delivered to the department.

Lloyd Roderick, Panoramic classmark N, 2015
In a new service, students (and staff) at the School of Art can now request books be delivered to the department.  Doing so is easy - find the book you need in Primo, then click Find and Request.  Then, click Request.  You then need to fill in the form and choose School of Art as the Pickup Location, and a date after which you do not require the item anymore.

You'll then be sent a message via email saying where the book can be picked up and by when.  When you collect the book, a slip will be included saying where and how to return the book.

Some of the books in section N, level F, Hugh Owen Library, awaiting perusal.

You can still use the library as normal and there's no better way of finding useful material than browsing the stacks of materials in the art section (section N, Level F).  If you need any help with using this service, or for any library and information question, you can drop by to see me at the School of Art on Tuesday afternoons (restarting this term on 19 January 2016), or contact me by email to arrange an appointment.

Lloyd Roderick
Subject Librarian - Art