Library Services and Special Collections catalogue now on Copac
|Library Services catalogue records have been uploaded to Copac, which is an enormous catalogue of catalogue records, often termed a 'union catalogue'. Copac includes national, academic and specialist library catalogues from well over 100 major UK and Irish libraries. As a result of being on Copac, which is free to use, we improve the visibility of, and increase awareness about, our main Library and Special Collections holdings to a far wider audience.|
Investment in reading list books - 5/12/2017
So far Library Services has spent £64,000 on print and e-books found on module reading lists. We continue to purchase titles.
Library charges - all payments are now online only - 14/9/2017
From Monday 18th September payments for visitor membership, alumni borrowing, and the purchase of our stationery products will only be available online using E-shop. Student payments for library fines will only be available using the online Epayments facility. You will no longer be able to pay cash at the Information Desk but E-shop and Epayments are easy to use. Ask for help in the Libraries during staffed opening hours.
Faceted searching now available on the London Met Repository - 1/9/2017
Working with EPrints, the platform supplier for our institutional repository, we can now offer faceted searching from the basic search function. This means that after performing an initial search it is now possible to further refine the results using facets, such as year, school, item type and more.
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.
New Exhibition celebrating the Russian Revolution 6th to 16th June - 05/06/2017
|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.|
Our Institutional Repository is celebrating being 2 years old! - 30/05/2017
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.
£100,000 for course books now fully spent - 24/05/2017
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.
Library improvements - 17/05/2017
- 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.
Update on Library Services book spending - 02/03/2017
More books available to support your studies - 25/01/2017
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.