SOAS University of London

SOAS Library

How to Access Library and Learning Resources (LLR) Services

  • New programme/course idea?

    From Department

    ­­Let us know your programme or course idea, especially if it’s a subject area that is new to SOAS.

    From LLR

    ­­We will assess whether we need to purchase new books, e-resources, software or equipment to support the programme and assess the cost implications.

    Contact

    libproposals@soas.ac.uk

    Deadline

    1 academic year in advance.

  • Confident that new programme/course will be approved?

    From Department

    ­­Let us know more about the programme including subject area, learning outcomes, forecast of student numbers, reading lists, equipment requirements and any other planning information that is available.

    From LLR

    ­­We will assess the requirements to determine whether they are standard provisions, so covered by the RAM, or requires additional funding.

    Contact

    libproposals@soas.ac.uk

    Deadline

    1 academic year in advance.

  • New programme/course approved?

    From Department

    ­­Ensure that we have signed off on the course approval form, which should include your confirmed list of essential readings; confirmed list of multimedia equipment and software (including forecasted student numbers) required for the programme.

    From LLR

    ­­We will commence purchasing the resources to support your programme/course.

    Contact

    Deadline

    1 academic year in advance (may be longer for some e-resources).

  • Need in-classroom support from Multimedia Services?

    From Department

    ­­Complete the planning form for Multimedia Services and return it to the team.

    From LLR

    ­­A member of the Multimedia Services team will contact you to discuss your requirements in deal and confirm support.

    Contact

    itservicedesk@soas.ac.uk

    Deadline

    At least 2 terms in advance.

  • Need materials scanned for upload to Moodle?

    From Department

    ­­Complete the Scanning Request Form and send it to dcs@soas.ac.uk.

    From LLR

    ­­The Library team will scan or retrieve materials from DCS and send the link to requestor.

    Contact

    dcs@soas.ac.uk

    Deadline

    At least 2 terms in advance.

  • Want to schedule an information skills or Research Support session?

    From Department

    ­­Contact your Subject Librarian to set up a one-to-one session, and check the Library Training and Events page for scheduled information skills sessions on particular themes and topics (eg dissertation skills, using e-resources).

    From LLR

    ­­Your Subject Librarian will arrange a suitable time for a training session with you.

    Contact

    Subject Librarians

    Deadline

    At least a week in advance.

  • Need IT training?

    From Department

    ­­Tell us what training you need or what you are seeking to achieve.

    From LLR

    ­­Check the IT Training website for information on upcoming courses. If the course that you need is not displayed, the IT Trainer can speak to you about alternative options (e.g., new course design or course availability elsewhere in the Bloomsbury area).

    Contact

    itservicedesk@soas.ac.uk

    Deadline

    At least 2 terms in advance.

  • Scheduling a planning meeting, periodic review or other department meeting in which LLR support is required?

    From Department

    ­­Tell us when you will have department meetings with professional services partners.

    From LLR

    ­­We will allocate a representative who will liaise with you to ensure that you have all the resources and support required to support the teaching, learning and research for your department.

    Contact

    LLR Director

    Deadline

    Start of academic year.

  • Want to suggest that we buy a particular book, journal or e-resource?

    From Department

    ­­Complete the relevant Recommendation Form on our Library pages.

    From LLR

    ­­We will review your suggestion and let you know the outcome.

    Contact

    E-Services and Subject Librarians

    Deadline

    1 term in advance.

  • Need assistance in publicising, storing or preserving digital images and content via SOAS Digital Collections?

    From Department

    ­­Tell us about your content and what you are trying to achieve.

    From LLR

    ­­We will work with you to assess your request and identify any resource requirements to load your content into SOAS Digital Collections.

    Contact

    itservicedesk@soas.ac.uk

    Deadline

    3 months

  • Need to add your publications to SOAS Research Online?

    From Department

    ­­Visit SOAS Research Online to login and for guidance. Contact the Library for support and training or to report a problem.

    From LLR

    ­­Reviews all records added to SOAS Research Online and makes SOAS publications Open Access according to publisher policies, funder requirements and the REF Open Access Policy. Provides one to one support and training for using SOAS Research Online on request.

    Contact

    outputs@soas.ac.uk

    Deadline

  • Need advice and information about publishing and open access?

    From Department

    ­­Enquiries and referrals can be sent to the Library at outputs@soas.ac.uk who will liaise with the Research Office and other departments to provide support.

    From LLR

    ­­Provides information and advice on publisher open access policies, publisher agreements, copyright, licensing and IPR in the publishing process, funder policies for open access and dissemination of research, REF open access compliance and journal impact factors and other metrics. Training in these areas is provided each term through the SOAS Open Academy. Departments can also request that information be delivered at meetings or departmental training programmes

    Contact

    outputs@soas.ac.uk

    Deadline

  • Need advice about options and requirements for sharing PhD thesis via SOAS Research Online?

    From Department

    ­­Enquiries and referrals can be sent to the Library at outputs@soas.ac.uk who will liaise with the Doctoral School to provide information and advice to PhD candidates.

    From LLR

    ­­Advises PhD candidates on SOAS and funder requirements for adding PhD theses to SOAS Research Online. Provides information and advice on publishing options in relation to PhD theses and handling of data protection and copyright. Adds PhD theses to SOAS Research Online according to PhD submission forms. Considers and managers requests for removal of PhD theses or extensions to embargo periods due to publisher agreements. Training is provided through the SOAS Open Academy and collaboratively at other Doctoral School events.

    Contact

    outputs@soas.ac.uk

    Deadline

  • Need support for and information on managing and sharing your research data?

    From Department

    ­­Enquiries and referrals can be sent to the Library at researchdata@soas.ac.uk who will liaise with the Research Office, Information Compliance and IT to provide information and advice on data management and sharing.

    From LLR

    ­­Checking and advising on data management plans for funding applications; information on funder requirements for data management and sharing; training and one to ones on data management for funded project teams on request; advise on trusted and recommended data repositories; secure data management for personal data. Training is delivered as part of the Research Office Seminars, SOAS Open Academy, Doctoral School events and dedicated workshops

    Contact

    researchdata@soas.ac.uk

    Deadline