EBSCO e-books problem – resolved

The problem accessing content on EBSCO e-books looks now to be resolved.

Please see EBSCO updates, for any further issues.

We, again, would like to apologize for the inconvenience caused.

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EBSCO e-books problem

There is an issue downloading PDF and EPUB of e-books on the EBSCO platform. We have reported the issue to EBSCO, who are currently investigating.

We will update you as soon as we have further information.

We apologize for the inconvenience caused.

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EBSCO e-books problem – now resolved

The problem reported yesterday with e-books on the EBSCO platform appears now to be resolved.

We again, would like to apologize for any inconvenience caused by the downtime.

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9 months until RefWorks cancellation

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This post is a reminder that the Library is cancelling its RefWorks subscription at the end of 2020.

From 1st January 2021, Queen’s users will no longer have access to Legacy RefWorks or ProQuest RefWorks, and the Library will no longer support the use of either of these tools.

Ahead of the cancellation, you must transfer your RefWorks references to EndNote (now available via the Library) or to another tool such as Mendeley, if you wish to continue using them.

For more information , and links to Library Help FAQs about transferring your RefWorks references to EndNote, please visit the Library’s dedicated EndNote LibGuide: https://libguides.qub.ac.uk/referencing/endnote

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EBSCO e-books problem

There is currently a problem with some e-books hosted on the EBSCO platform.

We have reported the problem to EBSCO, their engineering teams are currently investigating the issue.
Please see here for EBSCO updates.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

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COVID-19 LIBRARY UPDATE

Updated 23rd March 2020

As a result of the escalation of the COVID 19 (coronavirus) spread and the subsequent implications for the safe operation of University activities, the Major Incident Team took decision to close the campus until further notice. As a result of this, the Library is now closed.

For information in relation to Library Services during the closure period please check the Library FAQs related to the current closure and details below:

  • Off-campus access to licensed electronic resources (books, databases and journals) will remain available to all registered staff and students during the closure period.
  • Due dates on books that were due to be returned during the closure period have been extended to Monday 15 June. Books on loan can be checked online Via My Account on Queen’s Online. Fines accrued *before* the Library closed will remain on readers’ accounts. No additional fines will accrue while the Library is closed.
  • The Library’s Subject Librarian team is available to provide online support for student research queries. Please contact your Subject Librarian.
  • You can continue to submit general queries to library@qub.ac.uk
  • For queries about books on loan please contact borrower.services@qub.ac.uk

Book Returns for Students

The following book return service for students leaving accommodation is in place from Friday 20 March. After this time books may be left in Queen’s Elms BT 1 and BT9 Accommodation Receptions. Students living off campus can also avail of this service.

If, for any reason, you are unable to use this facility, we recommend that you hold on to your Library books until the libraries reopen (all loan dates have been extended until Monday 15 June and no fines will accrue during the closure period). If you will not be returning to campus, please consider asking a friend to return the books on your behalf.

We will continue to provide Library updates and keep our students and readers up to date if the situation changes via the Library website.

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Access QUB Library e-resources from home

Current staff and students of Queen’s University Belfast can access most e-resources from home (off campus).

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Queen’s signs up to Wiley’s ‘read and publish’ deal.

Queen’s corresponding authors now have the option to publish open access in Wiley at no extra cost.

Beginning 2 March 2020, Queen’s corresponding authors may publish primary research and review articles in any of Wiley’s fully gold Open Access or Wiley’s hybrid, OnlineOpen journals at no further charge* to the author.

To be eligible:

  • Your manuscript must have been accepted on or after 2 March 2020.
  • You must be the corresponding author who is affiliated with Queen’s at the point of acceptance.
  • You must publish open access (in a fully gold OA journal or a hybrid journal that offers OnlineOpen).
  • If publishing in a hybrid journal, you must order OnlineOpen at the point of acceptance.

Please note:

(i) If you are no longer affiliated with Queen’s at the point of acceptance of your paper, you do not qualify.

(ii) If you don’t order OnlineOpen initially, your manuscript will be published under the traditional closed access model. You may order OnlineOpen retroactively, but once your paper is published in Early View or In Issue online you are no longer eligible to publish OnlineOpen at no charge.

*subject to availability of sufficient funds and approval from Queen’s open access team.

For further information please visit the Wiley website or contact the open access team at openaccess@qub.ac.uk

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10 months until RefWorks is cancelled

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The Library is cancelling its RefWorks subscription at the end of 2020.

From 1st January 2021, Queen’s users will no longer have access to Legacy RefWorks or ProQuest RefWorks, and the Library will no longer support the use of either of these tools.

Ahead of the cancellation, you must transfer your RefWorks references to EndNote (now available via the Library) or to another tool, if you wish to continue using them.

For more information , and links to Library Help FAQs about transferring your RefWorks references to EndNote, please visit the Library’s dedicated EndNote LibGuide: https://libguides.qub.ac.uk/referencing/endnote

Any questions? Please contact your Subject Librarian: http://www.qub.ac.uk/directorates/InformationServices/TheLibrary/Contacts/SubjectLibrarians/

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UKRI Open Access Review Consultation

UKRI is reviewing its open access policies for peer-reviewed research articles and academic books that result from research supported by UKRI.

UKRI is seeking views on its proposed open access policy and related considerations via a consultation, which opens on 13 February 2020 and closes at noon on 17 April 2020.

The UKRI Open Access Review will determine a single policy for research articles and long-form publications that acknowledge funding from UKRI and its constituent councils.

UKRI’s proposed policy for peer-reviewed research articles

  • Under the proposed policy, articles accepted for publication on or after 1 January 2022 should be made “freely and immediately available online through a journal, open access publishing platform or an institutional or subject repository”.
  • Routes for compliance are Gold or Zero embargo green, as per Plan S. 
  • For articles, CC BY licenses must be applied to all research articles.

UKRI’s proposed policy for Monographs, Book Chapters & Edited Collections

  • The UKRI policy goes beyond Plan S in proposing an open access policy that applies to monographs, book chapters and edited collections published on or after 1st January 2024 (unless a contract has been signed before this date that prevents adherence to the policy). 
  • For monographs, book chapters and edited collections the final version of record or post-peer-review accepted manuscript must be free to view and download via an online publication platform or institutional or subject repository within a maximum of a 12 month of publication.

The full consultation document can be read here

Who should respond?

Responses to this consultation are invited from inside and outside the UK, from any organisation, group or individual with an interest in research and innovation. Some technical questions are specifically aimed at those involved in the publication process, although everyone is welcome to respond. It is not necessary to respond to all questions or sections.

How do I respond?

Responses must be submitted using the online response form. UKRI will only consider responses received through this form by noon on 17 April 2020.

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