Unattended items in the study area


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We understand the desire to keep your study space when using the library at this time of year. However please be aware that the maximum length of time it is acceptable to leave your space with unattended personal items is 30 minutes, as per library regulation 5.5. Items left longer than this maybe taken to the staff office to await collection. There is heavy competition for study spaces at this time of year and this is the fairest way to minimize frustration for everyone. Please remember that if you do choose to leave any belongings in the library, you do so at your own risk. Any questions please ask a member of staff.


Taylor staff.

HeinOnline Introduces New Author Ranking Metric

HOL_fullcolorLook out for Author Profile Pages on HeinOnline that provide access to¬†an author’s list of articles and ScholarCheck rankings. Metrics used to calculate an author’s overall ScholarCheck ranking include:

  • the number of times an¬†author’s articles have been cited by other articles
  • by¬†articles written only in the past 10 years
  • the number of times the articles have been accessed by other HeinOnline users within a rolling 12-month period.

A¬†new metric has been added which counts the number of times an author’s articles have been cited by articles written only within the past 12-24 months. HeinOnline ¬†believe “this new currency factor enhances the rankings by considering what’s most relevant today in addition to the other metrics, which account for quantitative author influence.”

Read more on the HeinOnline Help and Support page.

Elaine Shallcross


New Books in the Taylor Library


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December’s list of new acquisitions¬†is now up on the Taylor Library webpages. As always you can click on the shelf-mark to view the book records on Primo, from where you can check status and availability, place holds and make reservations where applicable.

Happy New Year from everyone at Taylor!

Aberdeen School of Law Launches Blog

Presentation1AberdeenUniLaw is the new WordPress blog from the University’s School of Law. It is¬†to feature material from various contributors in the department, and as lecturer Malcolm Combe (already a seasoned blogger), explains in the introduction to the ‘inaugural post’:

“this blog will showcase a variety of material, whether that is a work in progress, some published output, participation in a seminar or a conference, or anything that a news item on our website will not quite do justice to.”

Head there now to read that post, an interesting account of the rediscovery of some leather bound minute books¬†containing entries from the late 1930s,¬†detailing the department’s¬†response to a plea for support from the University of Amsterdam’s Law Faculty, in the face of the growing threat of the Nazis. It’s a compelling¬†snapshot of University history.

And if you like what you see, make sure to ‘Follow‘!

Welcome to new law students

WelcomeTaylor Library & European Documentation Centre (EDC) would like to extend a warm welcome to the first year law students and the new LLM students starting their academic courses in 2015-2016.

Taylor Library as a specialised law library provides excellent opportunity for you to carry out study or research. Please visit our physical collections in Old Aberdeen campus or check out our electronic resources online.

We are looking forward to having you among our regular library visitors.

Wishing you all the best of luck and success at University of Aberdeen.

Taylor Library Team

Law student one of this year’s Quincentenary Prize winners


(L-R) Buba Bojang, Magdalena Blanz, Cllr Jenny Laing, Clare Lowe, Prof Jeremy Kilburn and Paul Roden | Image: Norman Adams-Aberdeen City Council

Buba Bojang, a PhD student in Law, is one of four students who have been presented with the Quincentenary Prize this year. The Prize is an annual award established to mark the University’s 500th anniversary. To become eligible for the Prize, students are nominated by their Heads of School.

Buba was awarded the prize in recognition of his work as president of the Law School’s Legal Research Society (LRS). During his presidency the LRS has been transformed from a “situation of dormancy to a vibrant and active society” as Ir√®ne Couzigou, a lecturer in¬†the Law School explained.

Taylor Library staff would like to congratulate Buba and wish him the very best of luck in his professional career.

And of course, congratulations go also to the other prizewinners: Clare Lowe and Paul Roden Рboth Dentistry students, and Magdalena Blanz, who studies Chemistry.

Read more about the prizewinners here.