As a result of your comment, we have purchased some new stock, including physical books and ebooks:
We have multiple copies of both items, currently out on loan, plus a multi-user license for the ebook edition of the second title. In response to your request, we have ordered 5 further copies of the first title.
We will monitor the usage of these items and if budget allows, purchase further copies if required.
The cornet music is currently shelved with the trumpet music at 788.1, as well as there being cornet parts within ensembles – these can be found by searching the catalogue with ‘cornet’ as a keyword, and also reserved via the catalogue if they are out on loan.
The brass band sets are kept behind the Help Desk so that all the parts are available for Conservatoire performances. You may consult these during staffed hours. A list of these is available at the Help Desk, as well as on the online music Subject Guide.
As a result of your feedback, we are consulting the cornet tutors to see if they can recommend some music for purchase, and we have now purchased a number of items from your list of suggestions.
We can confirm that we seek advice from religious studies academics within the School of Education regarding the handling of holy books. Whilst it is not practicable in a library to check if all users handling the item have clean hands, we do ensure it is shelved at head-height.
We can confirm that we have all of the books on the reading lists for each module, including the Owen’s title, and advised that these reading lists can be accessed from your Moodle module page. Although some of these books are only a one-week loan, this is a fairest way of giving all students a chance to access them. You can reserve any item which has all copies out on loan.
We have 20 copies including a reference-only copy of this book (which should always be in the library, even if somebody is using it), and it is always possible to request this via the reservations system if all other 19 copies are on loan. This book is available as an ebook via the library catalogue, which although only one person at a time can view, is available 24/7.
Thank you for letting us know about your good experience with the ILL team – best of luck with your research!
The iCity tile only shows charges that have already been generated (on items that have been returned/renewed late). If you click into your full account from the link on the tile, any potential fine that is accumulating displays next to each overdue item. The final fine is only generated once the return/renewal takes place.
We agree that this isn’t ideal, and will investigate ways of improving the information that is displayed.
We’re sorry that our levels of service were not up to scratch on this occasion, and it’s disappointing to know we’ve let you down when normally we handle a high volume of inter-library loan requests successfully. In this case it was because our main supplier (British Library) were unable to send us a copy, and we sincerely apologise that we failed to contact you. We’re ensuring that our communications are monitored more carefully so that it doesn’t happen again.
Currently BCU Library & Learning Resources do not subscribe to IBISWorld and it is unlikely that in the short term that we would take up a subscription. We do have a range of other market research databases that may help with your research, namely Marketline Advantage, Passport, CCH Business Focus and Mintel amongst others. Links to these can be found on our LibGuide.
You can gain access to Rock’s Back Pages by visiting the library iCity pages and selecting ‘A-Z of Electronic Resources’ from the ‘Find Resources’ link. This website is listed there. We have passed your request to access Melody Maker to the Collection Management Team; however you can request specific articles via the Inter Library Loans system. Some articles from Melody Maker are available via Rock’s Back Pages.
Unfortunately the system can only show current requests, and not completed ones. We have raised a support call with our system supplier regarding this.