17 months until RefWorks is cancelled

The Library at Queen’s will cancel its subscription to RefWorks at the end of December 2020. In its place, the Library has subscribed to EndNote. Other, free reference management tools are also available, such as Mendeley and Zotero.

At the end of December 2020, all Queen’s University Belfast students and staff will lose access to their RefWorks accounts in their current form.

Ahead of the cancellation, you should transfer your RefWorks references to another tool if you wish to continue using them. You can also transfer your Mendeley library to EndNote if you wish.

Converting from Legacy RefWorks to EndNote: https://support.clarivate.com/Endnote/s/article/EndNote-Converting-from-RefWorks-to-EndNote?language=en_US  

Converting from Legacy RefWorks to Mendeley: https://sites.google.com/a/mendeley.com/mendeley-training/home/learn/organize/switching-from/refworks

Converting from Mendeley to EndNote: https://support.clarivate.com/Endnote/s/article/EndNote-Transferring-records-from-Mendeley-Desktop?language=en_US

More details on transferring references, including information on New (ProQuest) RefWorks, will be provided in due course. Please keep an eye on this blog and library social media for further announcements.

If you have any technical questions about RefWorks, please email: refworks.support@exlibrisgroup.com  

If you have any general questions about reference management, please contact your Subject Librarian: http://www.qub.ac.uk/directorates/InformationServices/TheLibrary/Contact/SubjectLibrarians/

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The McClay Library Expansion Project – August 2019 Update

This is the latest in a series of regular updates to keep you informed on progress of the McClay Library Phase 3 expansion project.
The project is progressing well and is currently concentrated in the following areas:
Student Lounge
Work in this area is underway and will continue until September. There is access to some seating, to the vending machines and to the water filters. However, there are currently no toilet facilities in this area.

Special Collections
Work on the extension to the Special Collections store is ongoing with access via staircase 1 and the Special Collections Reading Room. As a result, readers consulting Special Collections are currently being relocated to the Special Collections Seminar Room.

Short Loan Collection
The Short Loan collection is being moved to its new location in early August. Access to items in the collection will be maintained throughout the relocation process as much as possible so if you require a particular item, please ask at the Borrower Services desk.

Ground floor atrium area
Work on this area is ongoing to fit out the new Language Teaching and Resource rooms. There may be some restrictions on access to facilitate this.
The IT Service Desk will be re-located to the other side of the atrium temporarily.
While we will do our utmost to minimise any disruption (and particularly disruptive work will be completed out of hours or carried out as early in the morning as possible), please note that this is a major building project so there may be some background noise.
If you have any particular feedback or questions, please contact: library@qub.ac.uk.

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The McClay Library Expansion Project – July 2019 Update

This is the latest in a series of regular updates to keep you informed on progress of the McClay Library Phase 3 expansion project.

The project is progressing well and is currently concentrated in the following areas:

Student Lounge

Work in this area is underway and will continue until September. There is access to some seating, to the vending machines and to the water filters. However, there are currently no toilet facilities in this area.  

Special Collections

Work on the extension to the Special Collections store is ongoing with access via staircase 1 and the Special Collections Reading Room. As a result, readers consulting Special Collections are currently being relocated to the Special Collections Seminar Room.   

While we will do our utmost to minimise any disruption (and particularly disruptive work will be completed out of hours or carried out as early in the morning as possible), please note that this is a major building project so there may be some background noise. 

If you have any particular feedback or questions, please contact: library@qub.ac.uk

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McClay Library Additional Opening – Vacation Sundays

We Will be introducing Sunday Vacation opening for a nine week period starting on 28 July and ending on 22 September 2019.

On Vacation Sundays:
• There will be study access only.
• The entire ground floor will be open.
• The upper floors will be closed.
• The opening hours will be from 10:00 until 17:30 (the same as Saturdays).
• There will be no library staff on duty, just three Security Guards.

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18 months until RefWorks is cancelled

The Library at Queen’s will cancel its subscription to RefWorks at the end of December 2020. In its place, the Library has subscribed to EndNote. Other, free reference management tools are also available, such as Mendeley and Zotero.

At the end of December 2020, all Queen’s University Belfast students and staff will lose access to their RefWorks accounts in their current form.

Ahead of the cancellation, you should transfer your RefWorks references to another tool if you wish to continue using them. You can also transfer your Mendeley library to EndNote if you wish.

Converting from Legacy RefWorks to EndNote: https://support.clarivate.com/Endnote/s/article/EndNote-Converting-from-RefWorks-to-EndNote?language=en_US  

Converting from Legacy RefWorks to Mendeley: https://sites.google.com/a/mendeley.com/mendeley-training/home/learn/organize/switching-from/refworks

Converting from Mendeley to EndNote: https://support.clarivate.com/Endnote/s/article/EndNote-Transferring-records-from-Mendeley-Desktop?language=en_US

More details on transferring references, including information on New (ProQuest) RefWorks, will be provided in due course. Please keep an eye on this blog and library social media for further announcements.

If you have any technical questions about RefWorks, please email: refworks.support@exlibrisgroup.com  

If you have any general questions about reference management, please contact your Subject Librarian: http://www.qub.ac.uk/directorates/InformationServices/TheLibrary/Contact/SubjectLibrarians/

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EndNote launch – Wednesday 26 June

EndNote X9 logo

The library has recently taken out a subscription to the EndNote bibliographic management software.

QUB researchers who would like to find out more about EndNote are invited to the launch event:

Wednesday 26 June 2019, 10:30am to 11:30am

Peter Froggatt Centre, Room 02/025

The launch event will include an overview of EndNote and information on how members of QUB can obtain a free personal copy of EndNote via the university’s subscription.

EndNote will replace RefWorks as the university’s bibliographic management solution. The library will inform you how you can switch to EndNote before the RefWorks subscription ends in December 2020.

Tea and coffee will be provided. To help us plan the catering, please indicate your interest in attending the EndNote launch event, by completing this Doodle poll:

https://doodle.com/poll/7bq4yvprpvkmuyrg

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Botanic Gardens Concerts

McClay Library services will continue as usual but some disturbance and background noise is unavoidable (21-28 June).  #LoveQUBLibrary

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Queen’s University Belfast Publishes APC expenditure for 2018 – 2019

The Library’s Open Access Team has published, on behalf of the University, an Article Processing Charges (APCs) expenditure report for the period April 2018 to March 2019.

During this period, a total of 172 articles (excluding articles published via the Springer Compact Agreement) were made immediately open access via the gold route at a cost of £271,017.25.

Points of interest:

  • ‘Hybrid’ APCs remain considerably more expensive than APCs paid to fully open access journals.
  • 63% of APCs paid during the period where made to fully open access journals
  • The most expensive APC (£4,749) was paid to the ‘hybrid’ journal Clinical Cancer Research

The full report can be viewed on Queen’s Research Portal.

If you would like to know more about Gold Open Access, please visit the open access LibGuide or email openaccess@qub.ac.uk

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The McClay Library Expansion Project – June 2019 Update

This is the latest in a series of regular updates planned for the 2018-19 academic year which will keep you informed on progress of the McClay Library Phase 3 expansion project.

The project is progressing well and moving into several new areas of the Library. Further details are provided below:

Student Lounge

Work in this area will start on 24 June. A hoarding will be erected to shield students from ongoing work and the size of the space will be reduced as a result. Access to some of the vending machines and one of the water filters will be maintained. However, there will be no toilet facilities in this area.  

Special Collections

Work on the extension to the Special Collections store will necessitate contractor access via staircase 1 and the Special Collections Reading Room. As a result, Special Collections readers will be relocated to the Special Collections Seminar Room over the summer period.   

Language Teaching Room

This room will be unavailable from 24 June – over the summer it will be used by contractors as an access route to the student lounge area. However, the Language Resource Room at the bottom of the atrium will remain available.

Replacement Book Return Sorter

The book return sorter is due to be replaced this summer as the existing equipment is at end of life. The installation project will take place between 24 June and 6 July. During this period, only manual book returns via the Borrower Services desk on the ground floor will be possible.  

While we will do our utmost to minimise any disruption (and particularly disruptive work will be completed out of hours or carried out as early in the morning as possible), please note that this is a major building project so there may be some background noise. 

If you have any particular feedback or questions, please contact: library@qub.ac.uk

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The McClay Library Expansion Project – May 2019 Update

This is the latest in a series of regular updates planned for the 2018-19 academic year which will keep you informed on progress of the McClay Library Phase 3 expansion project.

The project is progressing well with significant work now concentrated in the area adjacent to the atrium on the ground floor and adjacent to Special Collections on floor 1. To isolate students from the noise on the ground floor, an acoustic hoarding now stretches from just below the IT Service Desk to near the entrance to Staircase 3. This will remain in place until mid-summer.     

While we will do our utmost to minimise any disruption during the examination period (any particularly disruptive work will be completed out of hours or carried out as early in the morning as possible), please note that this is a major building project so there may be some background noise. 

If you have any particular feedback or questions, please contact: library@qub.ac.uk

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