New resource: CIS (Construction Information Service)

Access to the Construction Information Service database has been activated in eSearch. Access on-campus and off-campus is by Athens username and password. The resource is described as follows:

The Construction Information Service provides electronic access to an index of standards, regulatory and advisory documents for the UK construction industry plus their full-text images, either scanned facsimiles or in Adobe PDF format. The Service gives you both bibliographic data such as document titles and summaries and facsimile images of the original documents.

CIS has been added to the same eSearch sub-Categories as the withdrawn Barbour Construction service (in Architecture and Civil Engineering; Property, Construction and Surveying; and Psychology, Sociology, Health and Social Care). CIS is provided on the same IHS platform as the OHSIS and Trading Standards Specialist services.

Barbour: migration to the v4.0 platform – changes in listings

The platform for the Barbour interface has been upgraded and moved to a new domain address, necessitating changes in the resource discovery listings for Barbour online titles.

As the default for the new interface is cross-searchability across all titles in the Barbour collection, a single new listing for Barbour has replaced the following individual listings:

  • Barbour – Architectural Construction Expert
  • Barbour – Building Product Expert
  • Barbour Building Services Construction Expert
  • Barbour – Civil and Structural Construction Expert
  • Barbour – Facilities Management Expert
  • Barbour OPUS Building Services Design File
  • Barbour – Property and Facilities Manager Construction Expert

‘Barbour’ appears under the Building Construction; Civil Enginering and Real Estate sub-categories of the Built Environment eSearch category.

As it covers a different subject area, the listing for Barbour Food Safety Professional has been retained and renamed as Barbour Professional Series – Food Safety. Although it points to the same interface, listings for this resource include instructions on how to restrict searches to the Food Safety database.