September 2010

  Ejournals and Cambridge Histories series Print journal consultationOrientation 2010/11Catalogue of the Royal Economic Society Data Library news

Library newsletter for the
Department of Mathematics


Dear All

Welcome to a new academic year. I have some good news - the Library is purchasing access to four ejournal titles that Mathematics staff have requested.
We also start the new year with a brand new electronic collection, the Cambridge Histories series.

Remember to get in touch if you would like to book any information skills training for either you or your students. If you have any feedback, queries or comments as always let me know.


Ejournal titles   

The following ejournals titles have been agreed for purchase:

  • Journal of Graph Theory

  • Random Structures and Algorithms 

  • Networks

  •  Journal of Combinatorial Designs

These titles were lost in early 2010 when the package they were contained in removed these titles. The subscriptions review group have authorised the extra cost to restore access to these individually, based on the recommendation of academic staff, so thank you for your feedback on this. Access will commence as soon as the purchasing process is completed.

Cambridge Histories series

This unique historical reference compendium allows electronic access to the renowned texts of the Cambridge Histories series and includes over 260 volumes.

All the available volumes are grouped into topics, making it quick and easy to search and browse through an array of historical subject areas, including Economic History, Political and Social Theory and Philosophy.

Print journal consultation
A reminder that you have until 30 September to take part in the print journal consultation.

During the last academic year consultation took place with academic staff about the School's membership and participation in the UKRR scheme. It was agreed that the School would take part and benefit from the opportunity to take part in helping to safeguard research print journal collections and rationalise our own print journal collections.

The Library has now identified some journal titles as potential candidates for submission to this scheme. To review the titles under consideration please visit the journal consultation website and follow the instructions. If you have any questions about this process please let me know.

Also, I would welcome any comment that you have about the collection in the Library in general, please just email me direct. We received some interesting comments in the Academic Staff poll, such a as a request that we buy more on epidemiology. It would be great to hear your needs in more detail.

Orientation 2010/11 - training for you and your students  
Don't forget that I can offer you and your students training for the coming academic year. Please do get in touch if you are interested in offering this as part of a lecture, tutorial, embedding skills training within your Moodle course or anything else.

Catalogue of Royal Economic Society collection now online  
The catalogue of the Royal Economic Society (RES) collection is now available to view online through the Archives Catalogue.

The Society was founded in 1890 as the British Economic Association. It applied for and was granted a Royal Charter in 1902 to become the Royal Economic Society. Membership is open to all, making it not just a learned professional body, but also an open society for anyone interested in economics. It has published the Economic Journal since 1891.

The collection is extremely valuable to anyone researching economic history or particular economists such as John Maynard Keynes, Alfred Marshall, Roy Harrod or Austin Robinson. Or, for an alternative take, Catherine McIntyre's recent Out of the Box blog post highlights some of the lesser-known characters that appear in the collection.

Data Library news   

  Dave Puplett  0207 955 7943