Library Update for the School of Informatics

Thursday, June 28, 2007

INFORMATICS COLLECTION - MOVE FROM JCM LIBRARY TO MAIN LIBRARY

Informatics Collections Move to the Main Library - July 2007

  • In line with the re-location of the School of Informatics to the Central Area, much of the Informatics Collection will move out of the JCM Library to the Main Library this summer.
  • The outline below explains which material is being moved and where it will be located after the move
  • There will be some material which will stay in the JCM Library (generally items currently in store)
  • During the move items should be unavailable for a maximum of 1 day
  • On completion of the move, all Catalogue entries will reflect the new item location

The JCM Library currently holds the Collections for the Schools of Mathematics, Physics and Informatics, however, only material paid for with the Library’s Informatics allocation will be moved.

  • Books on open shelves and Reserve
    Informatics purchased books currently on the open shelves will be move to the Main Library. Staff have been consulted about items currently in Reserve and whether they should remain in Reserve next Semester. Maths and Physics Reserve items will remain in the JCM Library, Informatics Reserve items will be placed in Main Library Reserve. See ‘Finding Books’ and ‘Informatics Reserve’ Guides for further information.
  • Current journal subscriptions
    Journal titles currently being purchased from the Library’s Informatics allocation will move to the Main Library (both current un-bound and bound Volumes). (Please note, many of the current subscriptions are available electronically). See ‘Finding Journals’ Guide for further information.
  • LNCS
    Springer is still working to make all Volumes available online. Therefore, the complete run of LNCS and LNBI (currently at the Darwin) will be integrated with the LNAI volumes available on open access shelving at the Main Library at shelmarks QA75.5 Lec. Open access may be reviewed at a later date.
  • Theses
    All Informatics theses are currently being digitised as part of an ongoing project, therefore, the working copies will remain in the JCM Library store. Until digitisation is complete, readers can consult the working copies in the JCM Library or the archive copy in Special Collections at the Main Library. For both Libraries, readers should contact Library staff in advance as the thesis will have to be retrieved from a store.
  • Lesser Used Material
    Items currently held in store (including non-current journal titles previously purchased from Informatics funds) are not heavily used and will remain in store, either at the JCM Library or at the Library Research Annexe.

The Guides referred to can be found at: http://www.lib.ed.ac.uk/resbysub/info/presentationsandhandouts.shtml

WHAT IF THE MATERIAL I WANT TO CONSULT IS NO LONGER HELD IN MY ‘LOCAL’ LIBRARY?

If you find that material you wish to consult is now permanently located in a Library which is not within walking distance, please contact your Library Representative/Liaison Librarian, to discuss the purchase of additional copies.

If additional copies are not necessary, or it is during the period of time when some members of the School of Informatics are based at KB, but their Collection is at the Main Library, you may wish to apply for a FREE Intra-Library-Loan (see below).

FREE INTRA-LIBRARY LOANS

Staff and Postgraduates from all schools are entitled to free Intra-Library-Loans (transfer of material from one University Library site to another, where they are not within walking distance). In addition, Informatics undergraduates may apply for free Intra-Library-Loan at KB libraries from September to December 2007 (this applies to Main Library material only).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Rowena Stewart (Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry)
Sarah Kelly (Informatics and all other enquiries)

A PDF information sheet of the above information is also available.

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