Box of Broadcasts (BoB) – new interface now live

eResource updates

Following the period of upgrade downtime in December, the new interface for the Box of Broadcasts (BoB) off-air recording service is now fully live; and account logins for staff and students are confirmed as working normally.

Video tutorials, providing guidance on how to use the upgraded interface, will be provided by BoB in the near future. An upgraded PDF user guide for Nottingham Trent University staff and students will be made available shortly.

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Box of Broadcasts downtime for upgrade

Box of Broadcasts will be unavailable from 5pm this evening (13 December) until 23 December while an upgrade is taking place. The new version will be launched on 6 January 2014 and some of the improved features include:

  • 800,000 new programmes added from the BBC 2007-2009
  • More channels, including foreign language channels
  • Buffer period increased from 7 days to 30 days
  • All channels from the archive are now available on the 30 day buffer
  • Apple iOS compatible
  • Searchable transcripts and thumbnails
  • Easier clip creation
  • Easier embedding into NOW



Box of Broadcasts upgrade – no access 13-23 December 2013

Box of Broadcasts upgrade – no access 13-23 December 2013.

New resource: Humanities and Social Science (HSS) backfile package

eResource updates

Access to the full-text of more than 300 journals included in the Humanities and Social Science (HSS) backfile package from Sage have been enabled in SFX and harvested and indexed in Library OneSearch.

Journals in the collection are indicated as available in full-text from ‘Sage (HSS Backfile 2013)’.

Access to all titles in the archive (which normally provide full-text access up to the end of 1998) is direct on-campus and by university username and password from off-campus.

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Library OneSearch: minor enhancements to the interface

Library OneSearch@NTU

A series of small enhancements to the presentation of Library OneSearch have gone live in the main desktop and ShelfSearch views. The main minor improvements are documented below:

Availability display icon

An icon now appears to the left-hand size of the availability indicator in both Brief and Full view: the green icon provides visual reinforcement that an item is available (for loan or online); a grey icon confirms that an item of physical stock is not available, or electronic full-text is not available); while a yellow icon accompanies the prompt to ‘Check holdings’ (when LOS is, for any reason, unable to calculate real-time availablity: usually when the library holds a large number of multiple copies of an item).

For title level items (books and journals rather than chapters or articles) available in both electronic full-text and print, the Availability display now reads: “Online access. The library also has…

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Temporary free access to key content from Routledge psychoanalysis Journals

Routledge Journals is offering FREE ACCESS to a selection of articles from its Psychoanlysis collection and related titles.  These will be available to read and download until 31 December 2013.

To view the full list of articles available, visit and make the most of this offer.

Scopus has arrived

We now have access to Scopus, a major multi-disciplinary citation database.  As well as indexing thousands of articles, Scopus provides a range of tools to tracks trends, patterns, and citation and research impact. You can use it to compare the rankings of journals based on citation metrics.  The database is accessible via Library OneSearch with direct on-campus access. You’ll need your NTU username and password for off-campus access.