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Comrades

Next Saturday, 29th April, at 2pm there will be a special screening of Bill Douglas’s masterpiece ‘Comrades’ at Exeter Phoenix. The screening will be introduced by Bill’s lifelong friend and collaborator Peter Jewell and marks the 20th anniversary of the opening of The Bill Douglas Cinema Museum, the accession by the University of Bill Douglas’s working papers and the 30th anniversary of the original release of the film. The film; a poor man’s epic’ tells the story of the Tolpuddle Marytrs and features early performances by well-known actors such as Imelda Staunton and Keith Allen.

Booking details are here: http://www.exeterphoenix.org.uk/events/comrades-pg/

Here’s a photo of Bill with the cast, taken on set by David Appleby.18056845_1479802722071449_9140515595530982181_n

Library Maintenance Finished

Thank you for your patience, we have completed our system maintenance and all our services should be back up and running.

You can now issue and return items as normal in the Forum Library . Plus you should be able to access and use all our online resources and the catalogue.

If you do encounter any problems please e.mail us at library@exeter.ac.uk

 

Library System Maintenance Monday 21st November

There will be Library System Maintenance on Monday 21st November starting at 16.00pm and hopefully finishing around 20.00pm although the system is “at risk” after this time.

We apologise that there is no access to the catalogue during this period. Exeter University Holdings can be found via Copac http://copac.jisc.ac.uk

In the Forum Library you will be able to borrow items by taking them to the member of staff at the front of the library and you will be able to return any materials via the Drop box but not the Returns machine.

You can still access our online resources via our provided list and via your bookmarks

Any problems please do get in touch via email : library@exeter.ac.uk

During the maintenance – accessing bookmarked e-resources

If you have bookmarked your favourite e-resources you can access them via the following methods whilst the catalogue is unavailable –

OPTION 1

Find the resource via a web search and look for an option to login via the site.  This will usually be signed as something like ‘login via your institution’, ‘Shibboleth’ or ‘UK Federation’.  Then select ‘University of Exeter’ and login normally.

OPTION 2

Find the resource but if you get an error message  like ‘502 bad gateway’ error then amend as follows.

Have a look at the link you are trying to access: if it has the bits in red and bold

0-dx.doi.org.lib.exeter.ac.uk/10.1017/CBO9780511729973.

Then remove these from the link so it looks like this  –

http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511729973

Once you have done this, go to the site and login as in option 1.

OPTION 3

Have a look at the link you are trying to access: if it has the bits in bold

0-dx.doi.org.lib.exeter.ac.uk/10.1017/CBO9780511729973.

Then remove these from the link so it looks like this  –

http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511729973

and it should work.

If you are off campus and having problems with this method, you need to go via the VPN and also remove the parts from the link as above.

If you need help please get in touch with us at: Email:

 

Phone:
+44 (0) 1392 723867

Webinar: Big Data and Social Research Ethics

27 October 2016
Online, 15.00-16.00

Big data is everywhere – or at least it seems to be. It may seem that all social research is now devoted to big data in various forms: social media, administrative data, transaction records, geo-spatial data, and more.

This is an introductory webinar aimed at researchers interested in big data and social research ethics.

The webinar will consist of a 30 minute presentation followed by questions and answers.

To find out more and to register go to the UK Data Service Site here.

Encore Catalogue System Upgrade

On the night of Monday 22nd August from 10.00pm until 1.00am we will be doing some maintenance on the Encore catalogue – http://encore.exeter.ac.uk/iii/encore/?lang=eng   this is where we direct you to search for full text journal articles currently.

It should not affect use of the main catalogue or your ability to access online e-resources in any way.

You can search for journal titles on the main catalogue as normal and access all our databses via the A-Z and subject searched.

If you do have any issues rememeber you can contact us by e-mail at

Access issues to e-resources

We apologise but there is a problem with access to some e-resources, our IT team is currently working to fix it.

While this issue is ongoing you may be able to get around the problem by the following methods.

OPTION 1

Find the resource via a web search and look for an option to login via the site.  This will usually be signed as something like ‘login via your institution’, ‘Shibboleth’ or ‘UK Federation’.  Then select ‘University of Exeter’ and login normally.

OPTION 2

Find the resource via the Library site.  If the link gives a ‘too many redirects’ or ‘502 bad gateway’ error then amend as follows.

Have a look at the link you are trying to access: if it has the bits in red and bold

0-dx.doi.org.lib.exeter.ac.uk/10.1017/CBO9780511729973.

Then remove these from the link so it looks like this  –

http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511729973

Once you have done this, go to the site and login as in option 1.

OPTION 3

Have a look at the link you are trying to access: if it has the bits in red and bold

0-dx.doi.org.lib.exeter.ac.uk/10.1017/CBO9780511729973.

Then remove these from the link so it looks like this  –

http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511729973

and it should work.

If you are off campus and having problems with this method, you need to go via the VPN and also remove the parts from the link as above.

If you need help please get in touch with us at: Email:

 

Phone:
+44 (0) 1392 723867