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2015-16 has been our most successful year so far from the number of students requests from students for our super More Books service.
Now that we are well into the new academic year it’s a good time to send out the first review of More Books for the period of August to October.
More Books for Undergraduates was re-opened on 28th September 2015 and has already experienced its most popular period so far. In the period September-October 2015, we have received 142 requests from 86 Undergraduates. Of these, we ordered 123 in print and 19 in eBook format. Already this academic year, we have spent in the region of £4,800. This is a huge increase on last year’s spend at this time for 65 requests from 40 individual Undergraduates of just under £2,000. There are a lot more requests from a wider range of students rather than more requests by the same few students is a positive indication that the Service is becoming more effectively far-reaching.
More Books for Research
More Books for Research has continued steadily throughout the summer and into the new academic year. Since August 2015, we have received 112 requests from 48 Researchers, both students and staff. 100 of these were ordered in print and 12 in ebook format. We have spent in the region of £4,600 on our Researchers’ requests so far. This is compared to just under £2,000 which we spent on 58 requests for 21 Researchers for the same time period last year. October 2015 has been our busiest month yet with a spend of just over £7,000. This illustrates a much higher response to the service than ever before, which is obvious in the charts below:
August – October 2014 August – October 2015
Several new books and additional copies have arrived in the Library to support Business School students. I add them to a talis reading list which is a tab on this blog (see below) and includes the past three months of recent additions. If you would like any more books then please visit our More Books page.
More Books is back! The Library wants to know what resources you can’t get hold of! Let us know and we’ll buy more books and e-books.
Select the appropriate ‘More Books’ option (Undergraduate or Research) and complete the form with details of what you need on http://library.lincoln.ac.uk/home/more-books/ . We’ll get in touch with you if we need any additional information. Most books will be supplied within 4 weeks and we’ll reserve the book for you when it arrives.
More Books is your chance to tell the Library what resources you need for your academic study. More Books is an easy and straightforward way for you to influence what we buy.
We sometimes hear that there aren’t enough books in the library, but we need more specific information to act on. Are there resources that you can’t get hold of because there aren’t enough copies on the shelf or it is missing? Or is there a book on a module reading list that the library does not have? Have you found a book you need for your dissertation but the library does not have it? If the answer is yes to any of these please tell us via More Books!
More Books includes a form for you to complete and gives us the details of the book and the reasons why you want us to buy. From this information we can then purchase either the book or ebook and we will reply to you to tell you what we have done.
More Books is launched today (Monday the 13th January) and will run for a limited period only and so please make your requests as soon as possible. It is only available to students and so will reflect your academic needs.
Click on the link to fill in the form and submit it: http://library.lincoln.ac.uk/home/customer-information/more-books/