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  • Books on the move

    You may have noticed if you’ve been in the UL recently that a lot of space has appeared on the open shelves in the corridor that leads towards the Anderson Room. Even more alarming has been the disappearance of swathes … Continue reading →
    Timestamp: 28 January 2022 - 8:45am
  • Changes to the library’s staffed hours

    We are please to let you know that from Monday, 31st January, staffing in the library will increase to cover some evenings. The library will be staffed from 10:00-19:30 on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Monday and Friday staffed hours will remain unchanged from 10:00-16:00. On Saturday staffing will be from 13:00-16:30.

    Library opening hours remain unchanged: 08:00-19:30 Monday-Friday, and 09:00-16:30 Saturday.

    You can still contact us via the dedicated library email —

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    Timestamp: 27 January 2022 - 8:30am
  • Database of the Tokyo Trials literature : trial access

    Access is enabled for Cambridge University members to the Tokyo Trial resource here.

    Access continues to 28 February 2022.

    Please send us your feedback via this form. Thank you.

    This is a full text searchable database of documents covering the Tokyo Trials of World War II Japanese war criminals, collected from sources around the world. The database includes transcripts of the proceedings of the International Military Tribunal for the Far East, court exhibits of the International Military Tribunal for the Far East, transcripts of the interrogations by the prosecutors, historical photos, and relevant audio-visual resources.

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    Timestamp: 25 January 2022 - 6:17pm
  • British Online Archives – access all collections

    From 1 February 2022 Cambridge University members will have access initially for 30 days to all the digital archives on the British Online Archives platform.

    The collections can be accessed on campus here or off campus here.

    These primary source collections cover a diverse range of subjects and time periods, from colonialism and the world wars to political activism and international relations.

    British Online Archives is making this access available as part of its response to the continuing challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, in recognition of the importance of remote learning for higher education.

    Timestamp: 25 January 2022 - 6:05pm
  • Changes to University Google Drive storage limits

    Do you use your University Google Drive account (i.e. a Google account accessed through your Raven login, rather than a personal Google account) for backup and storage? If so, there are significant changes coming relating to storage limits — so it’s important that you understand what the changes will involve, and whether there will be any impact on your work.

    University Information Services have the details on their website:

    Google is withdrawing its G Suite for Education licence that the University has been using for the past 12 years. This licence gave you unlimited storage. It will be replaced by the Google Workspace Education Fundamentals free licence, which doesn’t give users any personal storage quota, and three paid-for upgraded licences that do include limited individual storage quotas.

    The University has purchased the premium Google Workspace Education Plus licence. This will give you 20GB personal file storage available to Education users. It will also allow you to use some Google Workspace tools that are currently not available to you.

    When will these changes come into effect?

    December 2022.

    How this might affect you

    If you have less than 20GB of data stored on your University Google Drive, you will not be affected.

    If you have more than 20GB of data on your University Google Drive, you will be able to access your files after the new limit comes into effect, but you will not be able to modify them or to store more data until you reduce your usage to below 20GB.

    What you need to do by December 2022

    It will not be possible to purchase additional storage under Google’s Education licences, so you must ensure that your usage is below 20GB if you wish to continue actively using your Google Drive:

    1. Review your Google Drive storage usage.
    2. If your usage exceeds 20GB, move some data to another service.

    Alternatives to Google Drive

    University Information Services has noted that some researchers are currently using Google Drive to store large amounts of research data, or as a backup, and advise strongly against doing this. They offer a range of other options for backup and/or storage of research data.

    For full details of the changes, how they might affect you, and next steps, please see the University Information Services website.

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    Timestamp: 24 January 2022 - 11:15am
  • Asian and Middle Eastern material in Russian : the January 2022 Slavonic item of the month

    Having had the privilege of being on the selection panel for the new Chinese Specialist recently, I was pleased this week to catalogue the latest additions to the enormous Pami︠a︡tniki pisʹmennosti Vostoka (Written monuments of the East) set which stands … Continue reading →
    Timestamp: 22 January 2022 - 12:39pm