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December opening hours
The University of Malta Library is announcing the opening hours for this festive season.
Period: Saturday, 19 December 2020 to Sunday, 3 January 2021
Monday - Friday: 07:00 - 17:00
Please note changes in opening hours on the following dates:
24 December 2020 - Closed
25 December 2020 (PH) - Closed
31 December 2020 - Closed
1 January 2021 (PH) - Closed
Further information on other Library Departments, Branch Libraries or Depositories is available on the Library website.
The Library Management and staff would like to wish everyone a blessed Christmas and a Happy New Year!
UM Library introduces online payment for photocopy cards and fines
Patrons can now purchase online a New Photocopy Card (EUR 6.00) or a Re-charge Photocopy Card (EUR 4.70) and collect it from the specified Library location. Access more information and the instructions.
Payments for fines can be settled directly through HyDi.
Access My Library Card. You will see Fine + fees option. Click Pay fine and proceed with online payment. Once the payment is done, you will receive a confirmation of receipt of payment on your UM email address.
What's new in OAR@UM
Newest additions to the Maltese Journals collection
In November, yet another Maltese journal was included in OAR@UM.
ELSA Malta Law Review is a student-edited and peer-reviewed Law Review published by the European Law Students' Association (ELSA) Malta. The aims of the Law Review are to provide students with exposure and to publish their research; to provide opportunities for students and young practitioners to enhance their academic writing and editing skills; to provide greater accessibility to legal scholarship for practitioners, academic and students, and to publish research by academia.
In addition to this, new issues of Small States & Territories Journal and International Journal of Emotional Education were published and added in OAR@UM.
Small States & Territories Journal, Volume 3, Issue 2 features a number of articles about gender, politics and development as well as climatic changes in the small states of the Pacific.
International Journal of Emotional Education Volume 12, Issue 2 offers thematic papers on the topic of school design, anti-bullying interventions and inclusiveness as well as papers and reports on mood, decision making and resilience in young people.
Newest additions to the OAR@UM Books collection
The Islands and Small States Institute provided access to yet another book via OAR@UM. It has already been viewed over 30 times in just one month.
Profiling vulnerability and resilience: a manual for small states provides a tool for assessing both how prone a country is to external economic shocks - its vulnerability - as well as its ability to bounce back from those shocks - its resilience.
Open Access fact of the month
A very successful representative of Open Access solutions that bring together otherwise fragmented resources is Paperity. Unlike the aforementioned service providers, such as BASE, CORE or OpenAIRE portal, however, Paperity focuses on accumulating papers published in OA journals (including the so-called Hybrid journals), making it the world’s first Gold OA aggregator. By not only providing easy access to millions of high-quality articles from over 15 thousand journals across research fields, but also sharing its metadata with other major initiatives, such as EBSCO, WorldCat, Altmetric, or StrikePlagiarism.com, Paperity paves the way for a more effective scholarly communication in the 21st century. Aside from the standard search and browsing functionalities, interested users can make use of additional features: RSS feeds and a mobile application.