Service News – Exporting the contents of your e-Shelf in Primo

The Library Service at the University of Aberdeen is preparing for a major system upgrade in January 2020.  One of the immediate effects of this project is that Primo (our resource discovery tool) will also undergo substantial changes. The new version of Primo has the benefit of improved search and retrieval facilities, and its new layout will be more suitable for mobile devices and tablets.

If you are one of those library users who regularly uses Primo and routinely saves items on e-Shelf, please, bear in mind that those items will not be automatically transferred. You will need to export the items of your e-Shelf in Primo or the Library Catalogue before Christmas.

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Please consult the following Primo and Library Catalogue guides for guidance how to do the transfer.

If you have a question or need more help, please email us at lawlib@abdn.ac.uk.

Taylor Library Staff

 

 

New Look Westlaw UK is live

Westlaw UK has recently undergone some major interface changes, refining many features and bringing the general look and feel in line with Westlaw International.

As before you should access Westlaw UK via Primo, our resource discovery tool. Users familiar with the previous Westlaw UK interface will have no trouble locating cases, legislation and articles etc, as the content header tabs are similarly displayed at the top of the page in the collections navigation bar. Clicking on any of the main content tabs opens up a second layer of tabs, providing in depth searching and browsing options. You can also search across all collections or browse by topic right from the home page. The Options button allows you to select specific collections to search across.

Westlaw UK new look homepage:

Westlaw UK new look homepage: The collections Navigation Bar, Options button and Browse by Topic highlighted

Cases

The Cases tab opens up to Cases Home in the second layer of tabs giving you the option to search for specific cases by Free Text, Subject/Keyword, Party Names or Citation. The next two tabs in the second layer provide browsing options, so you can browse by court or by law report series title.  The fourth tab allows you to search for Quantum Reports. This one is a new addition, stay tuned for updates.

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Westlaw UK Cases Home page: Second layer of tabs highlighted at the top, and More Options for advanced searching

Legislation

Clicking the Legislation tab takes you to Legislation Home and allows access to a complete collection of consolidated UK, Scottish, Welsh and Northern Irish Acts and Statutory Instruments which you can browse or search directly. Clicking More Options at the bottom of the search box enables you to search across historical and prospective legislation. The rest of the second layer of tabs provides options to browse organized lists of:

  • UK Primary & Secondary legislation
  • UK Bills & Drafts
  • Policy & Guidance
  • Latest Legislation
  • Key Legal Concepts

Journals

The Journals tab is where you can find full text UK legal journal articles from major publishers such as Sweet & Maxwell, Oxford University Press and Cambridge University Press.  You can also link to over half a million article abstracts from UK and EU legal journals.

Within any collection search page you can open up collection-specific advanced searching facilities by clicking on More Options at the bottom of the search box. This way you can refine your search to show only the most relevant results.

Westlaw UK’s document display pages include smartly organised links to a variety of supporting materials in the menu bar to the left of the display window. To the right of the display window are various Delivery options that allow you to email, print, download, you will also find options to organize documents using the Personalisation Tools:

Personalisation Tools

At the top of the Westlaw UK interface there are some features that allow you to personalise your research experience, such as: Favourites, Folders, History and Alerts. To make the most of the personalisation tools click on User Guides in the grey footer at the bottom of Westlaw UK and click Personalisations in the menu on the left side of the page for step by step instructions.

For more information and help using the database, Westlaw UK has a comprehensive User Guides section which you can access from within Westlaw via the link in the grey footer at the bottom of the page.

Our detailed library guides on Westlaw UK will be going live on the University Website later this week. And once term starts there will be regular library workshops on how to make the most of this resource.

Do you need help with your dissertation?

Inter Library Loans for taught postgraduates and final year undergraduates

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Are you preparing for your dissertation and you need a book or an article we do not have in stock? Have you ever thought of using Inter Library Loan (ILL) services? Through the national Inter Library Loan network, we can obtain materials for you from other libraries.

The post will explain how this service operates and highlight a few important facts you need to consider before requesting this service.

Before you submit your ILL request

Please make sure you have checked Primo before you submit your request. Each year, the ILL Team find approximately 50% of requests received are for items already in the University of Aberdeen’s library collections. If you are not sure how to search for items on Primo, or how to interpret the library record of the item, please come to the Issue/Help Desk or email us, and we will help you.

Please make sure that you have as much details as possible about the item(s) you need. Also, if it is a book that you want to request, you can check the author and title on Copac, and it would give you an idea how many institutions have the book.

What material can you request?

Books, reports, copies of patents or standards or journal articles may be requested.

How much does the ILL service cost?

Unfortunately, this is not a free service, so you need to pay for it when you are submitting your request. You can buy ILL vouchers at the Issue Desk in Taylor Library. A voucher costs £7.00 and covers one standard Inter Library Loan request. You can find the full list of the ILL charges here.

The progress of your request

Be aware that we cannot predict when you can get your requested items from other libraries, or that your request will be ever met. Usually, books could take up to 4 – 6 weeks to get here, while journal articles can be quicker, as these days they are scanned and sent immediately. You can check the progress of your ILL request through the Library Catalogue. Please login to the catalogue using your university username and password.

Please Note

  • Usually brand new books (e.g. published in 2018 and 2019) would not be sent out
  • If a book was on loan at the institution, it would not be recalled
  • If their copy was in their Heavy Demand section, they would not lend it either
  • We would not get books from institutions from abroad as it is very costly.

If you have any questions, please get back in touch with us.

Taylor Library Team
lawlib@abdn.ac.uk

Requesting books from the General Collections in the Taylor Library

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The Taylor Library has an extensive book collection covering every area of the law, from legal theory through international law to private and public law. Our unique resources on Roman Law are well known not only for our university community, but for a wider audience as well. The popularity of this part of the collection is proven by overwhelming numbers of Inter Library Loan requests from all over the UK. The main book stock consists of books, monographs, folios, and pamphlets. This post offers help with requesting books from the General Collection.

The golden rule is that if an item is available in the library, there is no need to request it! Instead, collect your book from the shelf and take it to the Issue Desk where library staff can issue it for you.

How do you know if the item is in the library?

Please, go to Primo Advanced Search, login and click on the Books+ tab. We advise you to change the default settings in the Material Type scroll down menu from Any to Books, and in the Search Scope field to Libraries. Use the search boxes of the screen to perform a search adding the title and the name of the author in the search boxes.
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On the search results page, click on the Availability tab under your selected title to see the status of the book.  If you find the message ‘On Shelf’ in the Status column, it means that the book is available in the library. A date displayed indicates that the book is on loan. (See image below)
Do not forget that you only have to request a book if it is on loan.
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How can you request a book if it is on loan?

In the Availability tab, check the Request Options column and click on the Request link next to the date. Simply follow the onscreen instruction to put a hold request on the title.

What happens when you request a book which is available in Taylor Library?

If you put a request on the book which is here in the library, our Library Management System would treat your action as an item request in another library, e.g. in the Medical Library. Please, only do this if you really want to collect your book there.

If you need further help or clarification, please contact us.

Taylor Library Team
lawlib@abdn.ac.uk

 

 

New books in Taylor Library

See below for a selection of highlights from our July acquisitions. An excerpt from the publishers description follows the bibliographic details. Click on the shelfmark links to view the book records on Primo.

You can also view the complete list of the last three month’s acquisitions here.

Failure to flourish: how law undermines family relationships
Clare Huntington
Oxford : Oxford University Press, c2014
346.73015 HUN

“Exploring the connection between families and inequality, Failure to Flourish: How Law Undermines Family Relationships argues that the legal regulation of families stands fundamentally at odds with the needs of families. Strong, stable, positive relationships are essential for both individuals and society to flourish, but from transportation policy to the criminal justice system, and from divorce rules to the child welfare system, the legal system makes it harder for parents to provide children with these kinds of relationships, exacerbating the growing inequality in America” (OUP)

Tallinn manual 2.0 on the international law applicable to cyber operations
Michael N. Schmitt  (ed)
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2017
341.63 SCH

“The focus of the original Manual was on the most severe cyber operations, those that violate the prohibition of the use of force in international relations, entitle states to exercise the right of self-defence, and/or occur during armed conflict. Tallinn Manual 2.0 adds a legal analysis of the more common cyber incidents that states encounter on a day-to-day basis and that fall below the thresholds of the use of force or armed conflict.

The expanded edition of the Tallinn Manual, like its predecessor, represents the views of its authors, and not of NATO, the NATO CCD COE, its Sponsoring Nations, or any other entity. ” (CCDCOE)

The UK and European human rights: a strained relationship? 
Katja S. Ziegler (ed)
Oxford : Hart Pub., 2015
341.48094 ZIE

“The UK’s engagement with the legal protection of human rights at a European level has been, at varying stages, pioneering, sceptical and antagonistic. The UK government, media and public opinion have all at times expressed concerns about the growing influence of European human rights law, particularly in the controversial contexts of prisoner voting and deportation of suspected terrorists as well as in the context of British military action abroad. British politicians and judges have also, however, played important roles in drafting, implementing and interpreting the European Convention on Human Rights. Its incorporation into domestic law in the Human Rights Act 1998 intensified the ongoing debate about the UK’s international and regional human rights commitments. Furthermore, the increasing importance of the European Union in the human rights sphere has added another layer to the relationship and highlights the complex relationship(s) between the UK government, the Westminster Parliament and judges in the UK, Strasbourg and Luxembourg.

The book analyses the topical and contentious issue of the relationship between the UK and the European systems for the protection of human rights (ECHR and EU) from doctrinal, contextual and comparative perspectives and explores factors that influence the relationship of the UK and European human rights.” (Hart Pub)

New Books in Taylor Library

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The latest additions to the Taylor Library general book collection have now been added to the new acquisitions page. See the list below for details and links to the book entries on Primo.

June 2017
Author Title Publisher Shelfmark
Acharya, Rohini (ed) Regional trade agreements and the multilateral trading system Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2016 382.9 ACH
Alexander, Isabella (ed) Research handbook on the history of copyright law Cheltenham : Edward Elgar Pub., c2016 346.0482 ALE
Aplin, Tanya Frances Intellectual property law: text, cases, and materials Oxford : Oxford University Press, c2017 346.048 APL
Barr, Warren (ed) Modern studies in property law
Volume 8
Oxford : Hart Pub., 2015 346.04 MOD
Bennett, Howard N. (ed) Carver on charterparties London : Sweet & Maxwell/Thomson Reuters, 2017 343.096 BEN
Boushey, Heather (ed) After Piketty: the agenda for economics and inequality Cambridge, Mass. ;   London : Harvard University Press, 2017 332.041 PIK BOU
Butler, William Elliott Russian law Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2009 349.47 BUT
Byers, Michael International law and the Arctic Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2013 341.45 BYE
Calvo Caravaca, Alfonso-Luis (ed) The EU Succession Regulation: a commentary Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2016 346.24052 CAL
De Jonge, Alice (ed) Research handbook on transnational corporations Cheltenham ; Edward Elgar Pub., 2017 338.883 De
Derrington, Sarah C. The law and practice of admiralty matters Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2016 343.096 DER
Dickinson, Andrew (ed) The Brussels I Regulation recast Oxford : Oxford University Press, c2015 340.9094 DIC
Dixon, Martin Modern land law London : Routledge, c2016 346.42043 DIX
Dreyfuss, Rochelle Cooper Intellectual property at the edge: the contested contours of IP Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2014 346.4048 DRE
Fox, Lorna Conceptualising home: theories, laws and policies Oxford : Hart Pub., 2007 346.043 FOX
Gilmore, Stephen (ed) Landmark cases in family law Oxford : Hart Pub., 2016 346.42 GIL
Ginsburg, Tom (ed) Assessing constitutional performance Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2016 342 GIN

e-book version available

Goode, Royston Miles Goode on Commercial law London : Penguin Books, 2016 346.4107 GOO
Gravells, N.P. (ed) Landmark cases in land law Oxford : Hart Pub., 2013 346.42043 GRA
Hønneland, Geir (ed) Handbook of the politics of the arctic Cheltenham : Edward Elgar Pub., c2015 327.98 JEN
Jänterä-Jareborg, Maarit (ed) The child’s interest in conflict: the intersections between society, family, faith and culture Cambridge : Intersentia, c2016 346.0135 JAN
Keenan, Sarah Subversive property: law and the production of spaces of belonging Abingdon : Routledge, 2016 340.115 KEE
Kerschischnig, Georg Cyberthreats and international law The Hague : Eleven International Pub., c2012 344.05325 KER
Klabbers, Jan International law Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2017 341 KLA
Koivurova, Timo (ed) Arctic law and governance: the role of China, Finland and the EU Oxford : Hart Pub., 2017 341.44 KOI
Kruiniger, Pauline Islamic divorces in Europe: bridging the gap between European and Islamic legal order The Hague : Eleven International Pub., c2016 340.59097 KRU
Lowe, N. V. Lowe, Everall Nicholls International movement of children: law, practice and procedure Bristol : LexisNexis, 2016 344.410328 LOW
Magnus, Ulrich Brussels Ibis regulation: commentary Köln : Otto Schmidt ; c2016 347.2405026 MAG
McDonagh, Luke (ed) European patent litigation in the shadow of the Unified Patent Court Cheltenham : Edward Elgar Publishing, c2016 346.40486 MCD
McFarlane, Ben Land law: text, cases, and materials Oxford : Oxford University Press, c2015 346.42043 MCF
Moelle, Moritz P. The international responsibility of international organisations: cooperation in peacekeeping operations Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2017 341.584 MOE
Moses, Jonathon Wayne Managing resource abundance and wealth: the Norwegian experience Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2017 333.709481 MOS
Nollkaemper, André (ed) Principles of shared responsibility in international law: an appraisal of the state of the art Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2014 341.26 NOL
Peel, Jacqueline (ed) The role of international environmental law in disaster risk reduction Leiden : Brill Nijhoff, 2016 344.0534 PEE
Pobjoy, Jason M. The child in international refugee law Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2017 341.486083 POB
Rothwell, Donald (ed) The Oxford handbook of the law of the sea Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2015 343.096 ROT
Schabas, William An introduction to the International Criminal Court Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2017 341.77 SCH
Sendall, Jane Family law Oxford : Oxford University Press, c2017 346.42015 SEN
Stark, Barbara (ed) Human rights and children Cheltenham : Edward Elgar Pub., 2017 323.352 STA
Treitel, G. H. Carver on bills of lading London : Sweet & Maxwell/Thomson Reuters, 2017 346.41025 TRE
Triffterer, Otto Rome Statute of the international Criminal Court: a commentary München : C.H. Beck ;   London : Hart, 2016 345.0235 TRI
Tusiani, Michael D. LNG: fuel for a changing world: a nontechnical guide Tulsa : PennWell, c2016 338.27285 TUS
May 2017
Author Title Publisher Shelfmark
Adodo, Ebenezer O. I. Letters of credit: the law and practice of compliance Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2014 346.096 ADO
Bertrams, R. I. V. F. Bank guarantees in international trade: the law and practice of independent (first demand) guarantees and standby letters of credit in civil law and common law jurisdictions The Hague : Wolters Kluwer, c2013 346.074 BER
Buchanan, Bonnie G. Securitization and the global economy New York : Palgrave Macmillan, c2017 332.632 BUC
Calnan, Richard Principles of contractual interpretation Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2017 346.41022 CAL
Clarke M. A. Commercial law: text, cases and materials Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2017 346.4107 CLA
Cuniberti, Gilles Conflict of laws: a comparative approach – text and cases Cheltenham : Edward Elgar Publishing, c2017 340.9 CUN
Dalhuisen, J. H. Dalhuisen on transnational comparative, commercial, financial and trade law (3 volume set) Oxford : Hart Pub., 2016 346.07 DAL
Enonchong, Nelson The independence principle of letters of credit and demand guarantees Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2011 346.073 ENO
Koutrakos, Panos (ed) Research handbook on the law of the EU’s internal market Cheltenham : Edward Elgar Pub., 2017 343.2408 KOU
Leeuwen, Barend van European standardisation of services and its impact on private law: paradoxes of convergence Oxford : Hart Pub., 2017 343.24078 LEE
Matsushita, Mitsuo The World Trade Organization: law, practice, and policy Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2017 382.92 MAT
Silveira, Mercedeh Azeredo da Trade sanctions and international sales: an inquiry into international arbitration and commercial litigation Alphen aan den Rijn : Wolters Kluwer, 2014 341.582 SIL
Trebilcock, M. J. Advanced introduction to international trade law Cheltenham : Edward Elgar Pub., c2015 343.087 TRE
Wadlow, Christopher The law of passing off: unfair competition by misrepresentation London : Sweet & Maxwell/Thomson Reuters, 2016 346.41048 WAD
Wells-Greco, Michael Status of children arising from inter-country surrogacy arrangements The Hague, the Netherlands : Eleven International Pub., c2016 341.5 WEL
April 2017
Author Title Publisher Shelfmark
Simpson, Andrew R. C. Continuity, change and pragmatism in the law: essays in memory of professor Angelo Forte Aberdeen : Aberdeen University Press, 2016 349.411 SIM

Accessing reading lists through Primo

Primo, our special search engine provides excellent opportunities for you to discover all the resources we can offer. You can search for items (books, journal articles – both, physical or electronic -, images, audio visual materials, databases, etc.); save searches for later use; request or renew library materials. But, this is not all. Through Primo, you are able to check the reading lists of your courses.

Please follow the steps below to get access to Course Reading:

  1. Go to Primo and login with your University username and password
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  2. Click on Course Reading tab
  3. If you know the course code, type it into the first search box, and click on Search. Your results screen will display all the book titles our Library Management System recorded under the particular course code.

For example: Search for materials of the LS1025 course (Legal System). Follow the steps above, and your search results will return with 11 book titles:primo-loginClick on the Availability tab (underneath the book title) to see the Location of the item, its Call Number, Status or the Request Options.

4. If you do not know the course code, type the area of law covered by the course in the search box.
For Example: Use ‘Criminal law’ as a search term. Perform your search, and the results will display 195 book titles.

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  • From this screen, you have different options to narrow down the search results. To see them, please check the Refine My Results box on the left hand side of the screen:
    • Selecting the name of your lecturer, e.g. Prof Peter Duff will reduce the search results to 38 book titles.
    • Or, alternatively you can select a course code from the Course section, e.g. LS4035, and the results screen will show 17 book titles only.
    • Check other options of the Refine My Results box, such as Resource Type, Location, Collection sections, etc.

5. Once you have finished your search session, do not forget to Sign out.

TIP!!!

  • Always consult your course coordinator if you are uncertain about your readings.
  • Always check your course handout because lecturers are updating their reading lists every year, and your course handout contains the full list of resources you need to read. Our lists could be incomplete.
  • The Course Reading option of Primo is not a substitute for the reading list of your course handout.

Taylor Library Team
lawlib@abdn.ac.uk

New Tip of the Day Service

TipWe are delighted to introduce a new service to help you make the most of the resources and services at Taylor Library. The ‘Tip of the Day’ service will be launched before the start of the next exam period.

From the middle of April, we will deliver useful tips to you regarding:

  • Library services
  • Legal databases
  • Other online resources (e-books, e-journals)
  • Official publications
  • Technical support
  • And much, much more…

We hope you will find this daily service advantageous for your study and research.

 

Taylor Library& EDC Team
lawlib@abdn.ac.uk

Featured Book of the Month: Ecological Governance by Dr Olivia Woolley

Acquisitions WoolleyFeatured book this month:

Ecological Governance by Olivia Woolley

Here is a portion of the publisher’s description:

‘Ecological degradation has been an object of concern for the international community since the early 1970s, but legal approaches that have been employed to improve the protection of ecosystems have failed to halt this decline. Ecological Governance explores how the law should respond to this rapid global deterioration of ecosystems by examining the foundational scientific and ethical considerations for designing laws that are effective for ecological protection.’

Head to the publisher’s website to find out more and read some excerpts. Alternatively, just pop in to Taylor and have a look!

Dr Olivia Woolley is a lecturer here in the University of Aberdeen Law School. Her specialist area of research is renewable energy law and environmental law. Click here to view her other publications.

All books acquired in the last 3 months are listed on the Taylor Library New Acquisitions page (updated at the beginning of every month) which includes links to the book entries on Primo. From there you can check availability, request books that are out on loan, and reserve Heavy Demand items.

Taylor Library & EDC Team
lawlib@abdn.ac.uk

New Acquisitions

Taylor Library’s July acquisitions are up on the website. Have a look here. Clicking on the shelfmark for each entry will take you to that book’s record on PRIMO where you can view further details and make reservations where applicable.

Ross McClure
Senior Information Assistant
Taylor Library and EDC (European Documentation Centre)
r.mcclure@abdn.ac.uk