It was a bit of a relief for me to be able to write, in Part 4 of these reviews, that Heriot-Watt University Library had some good, up-to-date information about keeping current on their website. What about the Library & Museum services at the University of Edinburgh?
Its a massive site, full of useful information. I can’t see anything relevant to current awareness on their A-Z list of IS services, and I can’t see any way to search only the library pages. There’s a lot of Subject guides, some of which mention Zetoc. Zetoc is included in the Databases A-Z list, but JournalTOCs isn’t. I can’t see any advice about keeping current, though.
In the Resources for Medicine guide there’s a link to the Knowledge Network, which is an external website. The Knowledge Network is not part of the University of Edinburgh Library & Museum services, but it does have a Keep Up To Date section, which in turn has a News section and a Sources section.
From this page I followed the instructions about the Knowledge Network Feeds Library:
The Feeds Library looks interesting, and is some sort of current awareness service, but having spent some time looking at it, it is not obvious to me how it works.
So, as far as I can see, Edinburgh University Library doesn’t have any advice on keeping current. On one subject guide there’s a link to the Knowledge Network, which leads to some relevant information, and that’s about it. But its a large website. I’ve only looked in the obvious places.
Ah, but on their LibrarySearch page, at the bottom left hand side, there’s a link to Subject Guides:
Unlike a lot of folk, I didn’t give up. I tried following the advice on the “Oops!…” page and did a search for ‘subject guides‘ but that didn’t work.
Somehow, and I can’t remember how, I got into some staff webpages, and found the list of Subject Guides.
And from this list I found: Arts & Creative Industries Subject Guide: Current Awareness and Contents Pages which has some useful information.
Just don’t ask me how to get there from the Napier home page. I can’t even see a link to the library from that starting point.
They could do with some spell checking at Napier, though: