Vogue Archive now available

In need of a little glamour in your life? The library can now bring you more than 120 years of definitive fashion and lifestyle photography with new online access to the digitised collection of Vogue magazine, (US Version). Delivered through publishers Proquest, every issue and every page from 1892 to the present is available to members of the University through our library catalogue. This is a stunning resource which offers rich rewards to researchers in diverse subjects from gender studies, marketing, modern social history, visual culture and more.

On their website, Proquest describe the Vogue Archive as:

an exclusive partnership between ProQuest, Vogue, and Condé Nast (the global publisher of Vogue) to present the full run of the American Vogue, 1892 to present, for the library market. Every page, cover, advertisement, image, and fold out is indexed, searchable, and viewable in beautiful high-resolution color.

More than 400,000 pages are included, constituting a treasure trove of the work from the greatest designers, photographers, stylists and illustrators of the 20th and 21st centuries. The Vogue Archive is both an essential primary source for the study of fashion and a unique record of American and international popular culture.

You can find out more at the Proquest website.

INFO: New full-text content – ASME conference proceedings

University of Aberdeen staff and students now have access to full-text ASME conference proceedings (2008 onwards) under a new electronic deal negotiated by the Scottish Higher Education Digital Library (SHEDL). The conference papers are a welcome addition to the existing 20+ electronic journals that we subscribed to within the ASME Digital Collection. The conferences, produced under the auspices of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, cover many aspects of engineering including pipelines, energy, offshore mechanics and oil and gas and are available from:


Some things to be aware of:

• Records will appear in the library catalogue in due course but in the meantime please access the papers directly from the ASME site
• Some of the new material will be switched on in our SFX linking service so that if a subscribed ASME conference paper appears in a database such as Scopus you will be able to link through to the full-text in ASME. However, this may not operate for all of our subscribed years (2008 onwards)
• The ASME Digital Collection website includes all of ASME’s electronic material but for conferences we have access only to those published from 2008 onwards
• You can register for a free account within ASME to set up alerts and take advantage of other features
• IMPORTANT: The ASME service is authenticated using IP address. If you are on-campus then you are automatically recognised. If you are off-campus you must set the proxy on a browser. If you forget to do this you will get into the ASME site but will be prompted to pay to view individual conference papers even if they are in the 2008 onwards date range. (Don’t pay – set the proxy!). Information on proxy setting is available at www.abdn.ac.uk/proxy and https://www.abdn.ac.uk/library/documents/guides/dbs/qgdbs005.pdf

Susan McCourt, s.mccourt@abdn.ac.uk
Principal Information Consultant – Engineering, Physical & Life Sciences

MAINTENANCE: Web of Knowledge upgrade

WoK is undergoing an upgrade maintenance from Sunday 12 Jan 1400 GMT until Monday 13 Jan 0200 GMT, resulting in intermittent access.

Advisory alert from Thomson Reuters: “Please be advised that Web of Knowledge will release a new look and feel [‘Next Generation of Web of Science’]. This involves an upgrade maintenance… during which time Web of Knowledge may not be available intermittently during that period. We apologize for any interruption this may cause.”

Posted on behalf of Library, Special Collections and Museums

INFO: Merry Christmas!

We hope that you have an enjoyable break over the festive period. For those of you intending to study in The Sir Duncan Rice Library between Christmas and New Year please check our opening hours at bit.ly/upPN8U. And if you are studying or doing some reading at a distance don’t forget about our Virtual Library links available from bit.ly/UaUiZF 

Susan McCourt, s.mccourt@abdn.ac.uk

IMPORTANT MESSAGE: disruption to LSC&M electronic services

Due to the scheduled IT service outages as part of the Data Centre refurbishment project, the majority of electronic services will not be available in any library buildings on 13-14 December, although all sites will be open as usual. Access to some online resources will also be affected on these days. Please be aware that this includes all self-issue machines, Primo, the library catalogue, and other digital items such as exam papers. It will still be possible to borrow books, find library material using COPAC, and link directly to e-journals and other e-resources using the Subject A-Z lists or Virtual Aberdeen.

Specific details of library services affected can be found on our website. If you urgently need to request materials for loan before the end of term, please do so by Monday 10 December. If you are planning to return library material before you leave for Christmas vacation we recommend you do so by Wednesday 12 December.

We’re working to minimise disruption, so if you have specific queries about how the outages will affect your library work, and what we can do to help, please email libnotice@abdn.ac.uk or contact 01224 273330 in advance.

Normal service is planned to resume on Saturday 15 December.

Posted on behalf of Library, Special Collections and Museums
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