Category Archives: News & Updates

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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Extended Opening Hours for Students from the School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences – You Said, We Did

The McClay Library offers 24-hour opening to support students during the Semester 2 Examination period. Following demands from students and the School, the McClay Library has also offered extended hours outside term-time for students from the School of Medicine, Dentistry … Continue reading

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Document Delivery for Staff and Post-Graduate Research Students – You Said, We Did

With an increase in staff and post-graduate research students working from home, we wanted to investigate the desirability and feasibility of establishing a document delivery service for these customers. Between August and December 2018, we have been satisfying Inter Library … Continue reading

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Library Communication – You Said, We Did

We wanted to make sure that we were communicating with you in a way which makes sense for you and is the most useful. One way we assessed this was to hold a Focus Group in partnership with the Students … Continue reading

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The McClay Library Expansion Project – February 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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Plan S – A response from Library Services

Library Services at Queen’s University Belfast welcomes the formation of cOAlition S and supports the aim of Plan S to make publicly funded research fully and immediately Open Access.  We welcome the commitment to end hybrid journal publishing and believe … Continue reading

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Plan S: Making Open Access a Reality by 2020 – feedback invited

In September 2018 an open access initiative (Plan S) was launched by an international consortium of research funders (Coalition S), including UK Research and Innovation (UKRI). Plan S requires that, from 2020, “scientific publications that result from research funded by … Continue reading

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ukpressonline – Trial Access

QUB staff and students have trial access to ukpressonline until 28/02/2019.  ukpressonline is a gateway to over two million pages of the 19th-21st Centuries’ newspapers, from 1835 to today, all as published on the day they were published and all … Continue reading

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Access to Safari e-books ending

The library’s subscription to Safari e-books is coming to an end. Where possible, books which were accessible via the Safari platform have been replaced with e-books from other suppliers. Alternatively, books are being made available in hardcopy. If you have … Continue reading

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Primary sources: an introduction for history students

What do we mean by primary sources? Why are they important for students of history? How do you find them at Queen’s? During this brand new course Deborah Sherlock (Subject Librarian, HAPP) and Louisa Costelloe (Assistant Librarian, Special Collections) will take you … Continue reading

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