An Introduction to MIMAS Bibliographic Services
A course providing an introduction to a range of MIMAS Bibliographic
Services will be taking place shortly in both Manchester and London.
Attendance on the course is completely FREE of charge.
When and Where:
Manchester: Tuesday 11th March 2003, 10:00am-4:00pm.
Held at Manchester Computing, University of Manchester.
London: Wednesday 26 March 2003, 10:00am-4:00pm.
Held at the Maughan Library, King's College, London, Chancery Lane.
This is an overview course providing a basic introduction to a range
of MIMAS bibliographic services. There will be a demonstration of the
main features of each service, followed by a hands-on session. This
offers the opportunity to get to grips with each service in an
unhurried situation, with service support staff available to answer
questions and provide assistance.
Many of the demonstrations will not only illustrate how to use the
services, but also discuss the underlying search mechanisms and
consider future developments.
During the day the following services will be covered:
- Archives Hub: FREE access to a searchable database of over 12,000
archive collections held in UK universities and colleges. By summer
2003 there will be 20,000 descriptions from over 60 institutions.
The Archives Hub is one strand of the newly emerging National
- COPAC: FREE access to the merged catalogues of 22 of the
largest university research libraries in the UK and Ireland, plus
the British Library. An experimental interface also offers access to
the catalogues of the National Libraries of Wales and Scotland.
- ISI Web of Science for UK Education. This course provides an
introduction to the Web of Science service. It is intended to help
new or novice users of the Web of Science become more proficient.
This course does not cover the additional Web of Science products.
Available to members of subscribing institutions:
- JSTOR: a digital archive of scholarly journals which gives access
to the back runs of over 300 titles in a variety of disciplines.
Coverage starts with the very first issues, many of which were
published as far back as the nineteenth century. Available to
members of participating institutions.
- zetoc gives access to the British Librarys Electronic Table of
Contents (ETOC), a searchable database of nearly 20 million article
titles from over 20,000 of the most important research journals and
conference proceedings. Also includes a table of contents alerting
service. FREE to members of most UK further and higher education
Who is the course for?
The course will be of interest to researchers, academics, librarians
and support staff within the Further Education and Higher Education
communities. Some experience of using a web browser will be useful for
the practical exercises.
Lunch is not provided on this FREE course, but there are places to
How to Book:
Course registration details etc. are available via the MIMAS Web
site at: http://www.mimas.ac.uk/courses.html
Bookings should be made via the MIMAS Helpline:
Tel: 0161 275 6109
Email: [log in to unmask]
Alternatively you can book online via the MIMAS Web address given
Dr Shirley Cousins - COPAC is a MIMAS
COPAC Service ([log in to unmask]) service. It is funded
Manchester Computing, by JISC and uses data
University of Manchester supplied by CURL -
Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PL, UK
Fax: 0161 275 6040 Tel: 0161 275 6037 http://copac.ac.uk/