CCCU has signed agreements with the publishers Wiley and SAGE to enable researchers at the University to publish their research articles open access. Authors submitting articles for publication in journals in these agreements will have open access fees (usually known as APCs – Author Processing Charges) reduced or waived, depending on the agreement with the publisher. Costs for open access publishing in the agreements have been met centrally, arranged by Library and Learning Resources via Jisc, the license negotiator for UK higher education. The agreements are known as “transformative” or “read and publish” agreements, as they contribute to the global open access strategy, to transition academic journals to open access.
In line with Government advice and University guidance, we are planning how we can best reopen Augustine House Library and what services we can offer while adhering to social distancing and health and safety guidelines. Key to our plans is ensuring the safety of all our users and our staff. Our strategy is to start small and safe, build confidence, test processes, and expand our services.
After a successful first phase of reopening, on 3 August, we have now launched our Click and Study service. This will allow you to book a study space or computer within Augustine House.
We have now launched our Click and Study service. This will make a limited number of bookable computer desks and study spaces in Augustine House available for essential work, research or study to CCCU students.
On Monday 20 July, we launched our Scan and Deliver service. This makes the print only books and journals, which we only hold in the Augustine House Library, available for essential work, research or study.
You can get journal articles or 10% of a work sent straight to your email.
The Drill Hall Library is not currently providing this scanning service.
The Salomons Institute Library at Tunbridge Wells is currently closed so you won’t be able to request material from that stock.
On the 19th June Bertram Books filed for administration. The company, which operated as Bertram Trading, entered administration alongside two subsidiary brands: Education Umbrella Limited and Dawson Books Limited.
The University Library has been a longstanding customer of Dawson Books Limited for over a decade, being our principal supplier of both printed academic textbooks and digital e-books through the Dawsonera platform.
We appreciate that this has caused concern over the long-term availability of the e-books we’ve purchased. A recent update to the situation has been made which we wish to share with you.
We are providing a contactless Click and Collect service between 10:00 and 17:30 (Monday – Friday) by appointment only to make the physical books, DVDs and Curriculum Resources held at the Augustine House Library available for essential work, research or study.