Tuesday, 21 August 2012

Bank holiday 27th August: Library closed

A reminder that the library will be closed for the Bank Holiday on Monday 27th August.

Tuesday, 7 August 2012

Maintenance work this week: mezzanine closed

The mezzanine floor of the library is currently closed to readers while essential maintenance work takes place. The upper floors of the library may be used as normal.

We apologise for any disruption, particularly while the scaffold tower is being erected and dismantled.

Monday, 6 August 2012

University network downtime - Tuesday 7th and Thursday 9th August

As part of the work to upgrade the University network infrastructure this summer, there will be no network access throughout the University for up to four hours starting at 7am on the mornings of Tuesday 7th and Thursday 9th August. SOLO will also be down during this period, as will the web interface for topping up your PCAS account.

Thursday, 2 August 2012

New e-resources: American West, Virginia Company Archives, Popular Culture 1950-1975

We're delighted to announce that we now have permanent access to three major new e-resource collections for US history, as follows:

The American West: Sources from the Everett D. Graff Collection at the Newberry Library, Chicago
This database contains a wide variety of digitised manuscripts, maps, ephemera, and rare printed sources covering all aspects of Western American history up to the 1930s.

Virginia Company Archives: The Ferrar Papers, 1590-1790
This resource documents the founding and economic development of Virginia as seen through the papers of the Virginia Company of London (1606-1624) and the papers of the Ferrar family (1590-1790). Also includes a digitised version of the four volumes of The Records of the Virginia Company of London.

Rock and Roll, Counterculture, Peace & Protest: Popular Culture in Britain and America, 1950-1975
This resource contains a wealth of printed and manuscript sources, visual material, ephemera and video clips, documenting the era on both sides of the Atlantic.

All three resources are now available via SOLO/OxLIP+ and are listed in our online guide. Look out for more in-depth posts on all three in due course on our resources blog.