Rutherford Building (Library and IT&IS) Service Changes, 11-16 July 2015

The Library will be closed from Saturday 11 July until Tuesday 14 July inclusive (except for the IT&IS Help Desk and Media Equipment Centre which will be accessible only from the Education Court).

Electronic resources are not available during this time.

No access to the first floor for both IT and Library from Saturday 11 July to Monday 20 July.

Book collections will not be available during this period.

Why is this happening?

The IT network is being shut down from 11 – 16 July to allow for vital upgrade work to take place. While it is clear that there is never a good time to take the network down, the Senior Management Team has approved the works following extensive consultation with all stakeholders.

The project is being undertaken to provide Goldsmiths with a better, faster IT service, this includes the installation of new, greatly improved fibre-optic network cables which will result in better network speeds and reliability – as well as creating improved network links between buildings.

We are taking advantage of the closure period and some time afterwards to replace the well worn carpet on the first floor of the building, this necessitates removing all furniture and computers, taking all the books from the shelves, dismantling the shelves replacing the carpet and then putting everything back.

There will be no access to the first floor from 11 – 20 July in order to carry out these works.

How can I prepare ahead?

If you need to use books from the first floor reading room, remember to take them out in advance of Saturday 11 July. You may take additional books to your normal allocation from Monday 6 July.

Check out alternative library spaces and sources of material in advance of the closure period, see below.

Help and alternatives

From Tuesday 14 July do contact the library by phone on 020 7919 7150 or by email at library@gold.ac.uk .

to ask about alternative places to study within the campus. We will be available in person from Wednesday 15 July.

We will keep you up to date on Twitter @GoldsmithsLib

Using other Libraries

We will be able to advise you which other libraries you may use, and do look at ‘Using other libraries’ on the library web pages in advance which also give information on how to join the Sconul Access scheme.

Using Senate House Library

The online resources at Goldsmiths Library will not be available for some of the time, however all members of Goldsmiths can join Senate House Library which has extensive online resources. You will need to visit Senate House Library in advance of using online resources for the first time.

Please check the following websites for further updates on IT Systems

Staff: https://goldmine.gold.ac.uk/AdviceInformation/Pages/IT-shutdown-FQA.aspx

Students: http://www.gold.ac.uk/student/latest-news/itnetworkshutdown.php

Wednesday 8 July and Thursday 9 July

Library: Building open as usual 09.00 – midnight. Library Help Desk open 09.00 – 18.00

IT&IS: Help Desk & Media Equipment Centre open 09.00 – 17.00. May be some disruption in RB100 to install new cabling

Friday 10 July

Library: Building open as usual 09.00 – midnight. Library Help Desk open 09.00 – 18.00

IT&IS: Help Desk & Media Equipment Centre open 09.00 – 17.00. May be some disruption in RB100, RB102 and RB103

Saturday 11 July and Sunday 12 July

Library and IT&IS: BUILDING CLOSED. No library electronic resources available and IT Systems unavailable

Monday 13 July

Library: BUILDING CLOSED. Library services closed. No library electronic resources available

IT&IS: T&IS Help Desk and Media Equipment centre (open 09.00 – 17.00), accessible from the Education court entrance. IT Systems unavailable

Tuesday 14 July

Library: BUILDING CLOSED. Library staff can be contacted by phone – 0207 919 7150 or email library@gold.ac.uk. Access to library electronic resources may not be available

IT&IS: IT&IS Help Desk and Media Equipment centre (open 09.00 – 17.00), accessible from the Education court entrance. IT Systems may not be available.

Wednesday 15 July and Thursday 16 July

Library: Building open until midnight. First floor library reading room closed, books and journals (000-699) will not be accessible, this includes: School Practice section, Languages, Psychology, Education, Social Sciences, Science & Computing. Library Help Desk open 09.00 – 18.00. Some services may not be available.

IT&IS: IT&IS Help Desk & Media Equipment Centre open 09.00 – 17.00. First floor IT rooms 100, 102 and 103 will not be accessible. IT Systems may not be available

Friday 17 July

Library: Building open until midnight. First floor library reading room closed, books and journals (000-699) will not be accessible, this includes: School Practice section, Languages, Psychology, Education, Social Sciences, Science & Computing. Library Help Desk open 09.00 – 18.00.

IT&IS: IT&IS Help Desk & Media Equipment Centre open 09.00 – 17.00. First floor IT rooms 100, 102 and 103 will not be accessible. IT Systems may not be available

Saturday 18 July and Sunday 19 July 

Library: Building open until midnight. First floor library reading room closed, books and journals (000-699) will not be accessible, this includes: School Practice section, Languages, Psychology, Education, Social Sciences, Science & Computing. Library Help Desk open 09.00 – 18.00.

IT&IS: IT&IS Help Desk & Media Equipment Centre open 09.00 – 17.00. First floor IT rooms 100, 102 and 103 will not be accessible.

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