Library News

New interactive anatomy software available to download - 17/08/2017

Library Services has acquired a human anatomy atlas called Visible Body which allows users to manipulate the human form to reveal bone nerve networks, muscles, organs and skeleton - all with accompanying descriptions.

It can be downloaded as an app to a mobile device, allowing you to use touchscreen technology to manipulate the torso.

This tutorial gives further guidance.

TUC Russian Exhibition An exciting new exhibition about the Impact of the Russian Revolution on the Left in Britain 1917 to 1926 has been produced by the University's Special Collections that will be displayed in the main hall of the Wash Houses (Calcutta House) from the 6th to 16th June. This is a very visual display based on the contents of the Trades Union Congress Library within Special Collections.

Since the University’s Institutional Repository went live in May 2015, over 900 items have been added to it and over 73,000 downloads have been made from across the globe.

The London Met Repository serves as a record of our institution’s research outputs and features a range of formats including; articles, chapters and theses.

For more information see the London Met Repository page.

We have now fully spent the £100,000 that was allocated for the purchase of books on module reading lists.

This has given Library Services an extra 703 print titles and 568 e-book titles in our collections to support your studies.

  • 150 new keyboards will arrive for the PCs in Holloway Library during May and June 2017

  • The Holloway Rd Library Technobooth PCs are being upgraded and will be much faster than the existing ones

  • Look out for our May book displays on the General Election and make sure you register to vote!

  • Did you read about the Aldgate Library's Green Impact activities making your library greener.
At the time of writing Library Services has spent £87,000 of the £100,000 of additional funding invested by the University at the start of the year. This has enabled us to purchase 443 extra e-books and 609 print books. 
 
We always look to buy e-book versions of titles as we prefer to give you the flexible 24/7 access that they provide, but where this format is not available from the publishers we will buy print. Titles are taken from the reading lists that support your modules. We will continue to spend the remaining money as quickly as we can, and once the print items arrive, they are being processed super quick so they make it to the shelves, ready for use.

 

Library Services has recently received an additional investment of £100,000 which we are spending on books to support your studies. We are selecting the titles from the reading lists that accompany your modules, and many of these books are ready to access from the library catalogue.

In addition to this, we have been able to renew the Cambridge Books Online package of 37,000 book titles for another year. Cambridge Books Online offers books on all subjects and is available 24/7. This e-book package can be viewed here or individual titles are discoverable on the library catalogue if you perform a search.

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