Friday, 30 September 2016

New developments in the Music Faculty Library

Happy new academic year! We hope that you had a lovely break and are looking forward to getting back to it this year. While you've been away there have been a few new developments so it may be useful to read the rest of this post so you'll be prepared for the new term ahead.

Printing, copying and scanning
From now on you will need to use your Bodleian Libraries username and password to use PCAS machines for printing, copying and scanning. This is the same password that is required to login to reading room PCs and Bodleian Libraries WiFi:

What do i need to do?
Please ensure you know your old PCAS username and password and your Bodleian login so you can transfer any remaining balance via our online portal:
If you have forgotten your username please email for help. New users will automatically have an account set up for them.
The Libraries have replaced existing copiers with machines that offer a greener and more reliable service. Library staff will be on hand to answer any questions and offer assistance with the new machines. For full information please see our PCAS Development pages.
If you have any questions please come and speak to library staff, visit our PCAS Development pages or contact

New library desk
The MFL's issue desk has had a facelift so staff now have a larger and more convenient work area and so that wheelchair users can use the desk more easily. It would be great if you could place any items to take out or return on the higher part of the desk, to either side of the new cut-out so that staff can reach them without stretching.

As of the middle of October Jenny will be going off on maternity leave for the rest of the academic year. Rosie will be covering most of her responsibilities during this time and Tigger (who usually works in the MFL in the evenings and on Saturdays) will also be around 9am - 5pm on weekdays. 
If you have any problems or questions about anything library-related please don't hesitate to ask!

Friday, 22 January 2016

Calling all singers!

Following a request from a student, we have arranged a trial of the database IPA Source. It’s an online library of nearly 12,000 opera arias and art song texts in International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) transcriptions and literal translations. To find it, go to OxLIP+ via the link at the top of the SOLO page and either search for it by title or find it in the list of New Resources and Trials. Please try it out and tell us what you think. If you’re not in the library, you’ll need to log in to SOLO to get access. The trial period ends on 12th February.