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Zetoc Moving onto a New Cloud Platform

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zetoc-logoThe British Library’s electronic Table of Contents service, Zetoc, will be at risk on Tue 30th June while it is moved onto a new cloud platform. No downtime is anticipated but the Zetoc service should be considered at risk in the morning.

Please contact Zetoc Support if you require further information.

Elaine Shallcross
Information Consultant, Law and Business
e.shallcross@abdn.ac.uk

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HeinOnline’s ScholarCheck Metrics tracks trends in legal research

HOL_fullcolorHeinOnline’s ScholarCheck is an integrated set of tools that allows you to view journal articles and cases that have a heavy influence on the subject being researched.

With ScholarCheck you can:

  • analyse the most cited journal articles and authors
  • link directly to articles and cases that cite an article being viewed
  • sort search results by the number of times cited or number of times accessed by other HeinOnline users within a rolling 12-month period
  • generate a list of articles that have had the largest increase in number of citations since 2011

Read more about ScholarCheck here.

Elaine Shallcross
Information Consultant, Law and Business
e.shallcross@abdn.ac.uk

SPEL format change announced

spelThe Scottish Planning and Environmental Law Journal (SPEL) will be available in electronic format only (PDF) from the August 2015 issue onwards.

Discussions are underway to add PDF copies to the University’s digital asset management system, Digitool, but SPEL is also available through Westlaw UK (issue 39, June 1993 onwards).

Read the QR code above to access the journal online through Westlaw UK.

NOTE: this is a Shibboleth authenticated resource so you are required to login using your University computer username and password.

Elaine Shallcross
Information Consultant for Law and Business
e.shallcross@abdn.ac.uk

HeinOnline announces changes to some publications

HOL_fullcolorHeinOnline has announced changes to some publications:

Indiana Health Law Review
The publisher has advised that this will change to an online only publication upon the completion of Volume 11. The content will be available free of charge by visiting http://mckinneylaw.iu.edu/ihlr/. Please note that this content will continue to be available in the HeinOnline Law Journal Library as well.

Indiana International & Comparative Law Review
The publisher has advised that this will change to an online only publication upon the completion of Volume 24. The content will be available free of charge by visiting http://mckinneylaw.iu.edu/iiclr/. Please note that this content will continue to be available in the HeinOnline Law Journal Library as well.

National Property Law Digests
The publisher has advised that this title has ceased publication upon the completion of the September 2014 issue.

WMU Cooley Journal of Practical & Clinical Law
The publisher has advised that beginning with Volume 16 #1 the Thomas M. Cooley Journal of Practical & Clinical Law will change title to the WMU Cooley Journal of Practical & Clinical Law.

Elaine Shallcross
Information Consultant, Law
e.shallcross@abdn.ac.uk

 

IMPORTANT PRODUCT ANNOUNCEMENT, Westlaw UK: The White Book 2015 – erratum

The Westlaw UK team has reported errors in Volume 1 of the White Book 2015 published 30 March in print, eBook and on Westlaw UK.

“Changes to Part 6 (Rules 6.31 and 6.33) and Part 74 (in particular Rules 74.4A and 74.7B) made as a result of the Civil Procedure (Amendment no. 7) Rules 2014 (SI 2014/2948) were not included correctly and we apologise sincerely for any inconvenience caused. The team is working hard to remedy this and the current status is as follows:

The White Book on Westlaw UK
Part 6 corrections (Rules 6.31 & 6.33) were uploaded yesterday 1 April, 2015.
Part 74 corrections (Rules 74.4A & 74.7B) will have been loaded by the end of 2 April, 2015.

The White Book eBook on ProView
Part 6 corrections are live.
Part 74 corrections are currently being fixed yet may take up to two working days to appear on ProView.

The White Book In Print
All corrections will be addressed in an erratum, the Second Supplement and Civil Procedure News. The First Supplement, publishing in print 7 April regrettably will not include the corrections and all customers will also receive a notification with their First Supplement confirming this.

We will send you a further update Tuesday 7 April to confirm the changes on Westlaw UK and on ProView.

Should you have any questions in the meantime please contact the Westlaw UK Customer Support team on 0800 028 2200 or by email at customer.service@westlaw.co.uk.

Once again, please accept our sincere apologies for this.

Regards,
The White Book and Westlaw UK team”

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Elaine Shallcross
Information Consultant, Law & Business
e.shallcross@abdn.ac.uk

HeinOnline: New titles added to the Scottish Legal History Collection

HOL_fullcolorIn March 2015 HeinOnline added nine new titles to their Scottish Legal History collection:

  • Erskine, J. Institute of the Law of Scotland in Four Books: In the Order of Sir George Mackenzie’s Institutions of That Law, 2v. Edinburgh: Printed for John Bell, 1773.
  • Stair, JD. Institutions of the Law of Scotland, Deduced from Its Originals, and Collated with the Civil, Canon, and Feudal Laws, and with the Customs of Neighbouring Nations. 1v. Edinburgh: Printed by the heir of Andrew Anderson, 1693 2nd ed., rev., corr., and much enl.
  • Forbes, W. Methodical Treatise concerning Bills of Exchange. 1v. Edinburgh: Printed by John Mosman, 1718 2nd ed., corr., enl.
  • Adam, W. Practical Treatise and Observations on Trial by Jury in Civil Causes, as Now Incorporated with the Jurisdiction of the Court of Session. 1v. Edinburgh: Thomas Clark, 1836.
  • Summary View of the Feudal Law, with the Differences of the Scots Law from it; together with a Dictionary of Select Terms of the Scots and English Law. 1v. Edinburgh: s.n., 1710.
  • Forbes, W. Treatise of Church-Lands & Tithes: In Two Parts. 1v. Edinburgh: Printed by the heirs and successors of Andrew Anderson, 1705.
  • Bell, R. Treatise on the Election Laws, as They Relate to the Representation of Scotland, in the Parliament of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. 1v. Edinburgh: Printed by George Ramsay and Co. for Archibald Constable, 1812.
  • Connell, J. Treatise on the Law of Scotland, Respecting the Erection, Union, and Disjunction of Parishes; the Manses and Glebes of the Parochial Clergy, and the Patronage of Churches. 1v. Edinburgh: Printed for Peter Hill and Co., 1818.
  • Burnett, J. Treatise on Various Branches of the Criminal Law of Scotland. 1v. Edinburgh: Printed by George Ramsay and Co. for Archibald Constable, 1811.

A full list of new titles added to HeinOnline in March 2015 is available here.

Elaine Shallcross
Information Consultant, Law and Business
e.shallcross@abdn.ac.uk

HeinOnline Tips and Tricks: Dropbox

HOL_fullcolorDid you know that HeinOnline has recently added the ability to download PDFs from the database directly into your Dropbox Account?

Dropbox is a document storage solution that makes it simple to save all of your photos, videos, and files in one convenient place.

Dropbox lets you:

  • Get to all your files from any computer, tablet, or phone
  • Share documents, photos and entire folders easily
  • Restore all of your files, even if your computer ‘melts down’

More information on this new feature is found here.

Elaine Shallcross
Information Consultant, Law and Business
e.shallcross@abdn.ac.uk

Isle of Man Legislation website is better than ever

For anyone wishing to look up Isle of Man legislation you may find the recent upgrade to the website of interest.

The Attorney General’s Chambers in the Isle of Man has announced the launch of the latest upgrade to the Isle of Man Legislation website. The new version is fully operational with effect from 16 March 2015. Included below is further information supplied by the Isle of Man Legislation Website Administrator, Jayne Hubble.

“The Isle of Man Legislation website provides free, open access to all current Acts of Tynwald consolidated to show all amendments. Their target is to publish the current Acts showing all amendments consolidated to the beginning of the previous month.

The upgraded site has a more modern appearance and has been optimised for smart phone and tablet compatibility. Other features of the upgraded site include:

  • Current Acts presented alphabetically or by subject
  • A point in time function allowing previous versions of Acts to be viewed
  • Table of changes made to Acts showing the source of amendments and the date they came into effect
  • All Acts published “as enacted” since 2001
  • All Acts repealed since September 2012
  • Improved search facility

There are also links to:

  • Current Isle of Man Orders in Council
  • Secondary Legislation
  • Social Security LegislationFuture improvements include the publication of Appointed Day Orders.”

Any queries concerning the website should be addressed to:
Jayne Hubble (Legislation Website Administrator)
e-mail: Jayne.hubble@attgen.gov.im
Telephone: 01624 685452

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Elaine Shallcross
Information Consultant, Law and Business
e.shallcross@abdn.ac.uk

MAINTENANCE: Westlaw UK

Westlaw logoWestlaw UK are planning a system outage to undertake essential maintenance, during which time the service will be unavailable.

In an effort to keep any possible disruption to a minimum, work is scheduled to begin at 12:00 am (GMT) Sunday, 15 March, 2015. The maintenance will take several hours to complete. Full service is expected to be restored by 6:00 am (GMT) Sunday, 15 March, 2015.

Although Westlaw UK has planned this system outage during a typical period of low usage, they would like to apologise for the inconvenience this may cause to users.

Elaine Shallcross
Information Consultant, Law and Business
e.shallcross@abdn.ac.uk