Category Archives: News & Updates

Customer Service Excellence Accreditation

Library Services was assessed against the requirements of the Customer Service Excellence Standard on 26 February, and is delighted with another very successful outcome. Library Services has been undertaking the Customer Service Excellence accreditation since 2015, and we have been … Continue reading

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Charity Open Access Fund (COAF) is now exhausted

The University’s COAF Open Access Block Grant for 2018/19 is now exhausted. Queen’s is one of 36 UK universities and research institutes that receives an annual open access block grant allocation to meet the cost of article processing charges (APC’s) … Continue reading

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The McClay Library Expansion Project – April 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 … Continue reading

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Database trial: Daily Mail Historical Archive, 1896-2004

The Library is running a trial of the Daily Mail Online archive until 30th April 2019. As an online archive of every headline, article, editorial, announcement, image and advertisement published in the Daily Mail (London), the Daily Mail Historical Archive, 1896-2004 is … Continue reading

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New Digimap collections – trial

Two new Digimap collections are available to QUB staff and students until the end of July 2019: Society Digimap provides access to census and socio-economic data for Great Britain. The demographic datasets are provided as layers to visualise along with … Continue reading

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The McClay Library Expansion Project – March 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 most of the … Continue reading

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Research Data Survey

Introduction Thank you to everyone who completed the survey on research data, which was distributed by Information Services (IS) in January 2019, we appreciate your feedback.   The aim of the survey was to help IS meet the research data … Continue reading

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Essential construction work in McClay Library Atrium Friday 15 March – Monday 18 March

As part of the McClay Library Phase 3 construction project, it is necessary to erect a temporary hoarding in the atrium to screen student areas from noise and dust while work is ongoing in the adjacent area. This work will … Continue reading

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Tell us what you think about the library

The Library is currently conducting a Customer Satisfaction Survey.  Invitations to respond have gone out to a random selection of QUB staff and students.  If you have received the email we would be very grateful if you could spare 5 … Continue reading

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One-Hour Wait to re-Borrow Books Abolished – You Said, We Did

In the past, when you had reached the renewal limit on a book you had on loan, we used to make you wait an hour after you had returned it before you could take it out again. We thought that … Continue reading

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