Posted on November 27th, 2012 by Paul Stainthorp
The University of Lincoln provides access to Factiva Academic, a “business intelligence” database of more than 8,800 international sources including major newspapers, newswires and a wide selection of journals. Factiva is especially useful for finding company/industry information and business news.
For the past eight years, we have used a kind of ‘form capture‘ authentication to log in to the Factiva homepage. This created a ‘faked’ URL for Factiva, hiding the username and password (in effect, it pasted the Factiva login details into an HTML login form on the user’s behalf and hid the authentication from public view). This meant it was impossible to link directly to a specific Factiva journal/newspaper from the e-journals A-to-Z, or from a search in Find it at Lincoln.
Factiva now uses a more standard login tool, which means that links from the A-to-Z/Find it at Lincoln will take you directly to articles within a specific title. (Example: the Lincolnshire Echo). This new method of access uses EZproxy. You can log in to Factiva via the new method using your University of Lincoln accountID and password.
For help with using Factiva, please contact your subject librarian.
Posted on December 1st, 2010 by Paul Stainthorp
No school today, and the now-traditional Twitter winter games are being pursued, with British enthusiasm for discussing the weather undimmed by the transfer of medium. (Currently #uksnow LN9 6/10, by the way).
Special commendation to The Lincolnite (@thelincolnite) for doing a proper number on the various disruptions and cancellations. Great use of user-generated content, too. Frankly, they’ve put a number of more established media outlets in the shade. Only @BBCLincolnshire have been half as much use or as entertaining.
And on the subject of Twitter accounts: does anyone know why the University of Lincoln has sprouted so many? Some are “official”, others “unofficial” (heavy scare quotes – I don’t think ‘official’ really means anything on Twitter in the same way that it even does on Facebook – on Twitter, you’re only as reputable as your followers deem you to be). Others are very specialist (e.g. our Repository‘s Twitter feed), belong to the Students’ Union or to individual student societies (and are therefore editorially independent of the University), or are joke accounts.
But it does seem a lot for one modestly-sized university. Is this just the natural ecology of the thing – that accounts will proliferate and go extinct as needs and interests wax and wane? Or is it possible we’ve all got a bit carried away…? (Declaration of interest: I’m responsible for at least one of these.)
- Uni. of Lincoln (@unilincoln)
- Uni of Lincoln (@ULopendays)
- Uni of Lincoln Comms (@WhatsOnLincoln)
- UL Press Office (@lincolnlatest)
- UL Update (@ulupdate)
- Lincoln ISC [International Study Centre] (@lincolnisc) - edit: added 1 December 2010 @ 20:09; thanks, @jamesdoc
- Riseholme College (@riseholmecolleg)
- Uni of Lincoln Blogs (@ulblogs)
- Lincoln Repository (@eprintslincoln)
- Lincoln Media (@LincolnMedia)
- Lisma Lumni [LSM alumni] (@LSMAlumni) – edit: added 1 December 2010 @ 20:09; thanks, @jamesdoc
- Audio Production (@AudioProd_LSM) – edit: added 2 December 2010 @ 20:09; thanks, @AudioProd_LSM
- LSJ [Lincoln School of Journalism] News (@LSJTweets)
- [Lincoln Performing Arts Centre] (@lincolnLPAC)
- UL Computing Society (@ulcomputing)
- ULO [University of Lincoln Orchestra] (@ulorchestra)
- Lincoln CU [Christian Union] (@ulcu)
- Lincoln Sci-Fi [Society] (@lincolnscifi)
- The Drama Society (@thedramasociety)
- Lincoln SU [Students' Union] (@lincolnSU)
- Bullet Magazine (@BulletMagazine)
- The Linc (@thelinc)
- Marie (@mht_marie), Jane (@mab_jane), and Sheila (@mab_sheila) …the voices of the lifts in two of our campus buildings. Yeah.
Any more for any more?