School of Marine Science and Technology | Mast Library

Henri Kummerman Marine Resource Centre (MAST Library)

Introduction

Mission

Opening hours

Resources

Research Skills/Information Literacy

Robinson Library

Marine Technology Special Collection

Location: where to find us

Contact us

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Introduction

Our School funds its own small technical library. Usually referred to as the MAST Library but officially named after Dr Henri Kummerman, the famous ship cargo handling equipment entrepreneur.

Mission

To provide a quiet study space, information resources, and expert advice for students & staff of the School. To complement the resources of the University's Robinson Library, the WETSOC Student Common Room, our noisy social networking space and MAST PC Lab our quiet computer cluster with it's specialised marine software.

Opening hours

Semester 1 & 2, normally Monday to Friday 11:00-16:00. Vacations & summer semester, normally only Tuesdays & Thursdays 11:00-1600. Any additional hours are displayed beside the  library door, or contact us to confirm. Please visit to use our Library or to discuss your work and needs. Appointments are not usually necessary.

Resources

Quiet study space: Capacity 20 people.

Internet access: four networked computers. WiFi for personal laptops.

Hardcopy materials in stock: a few current textbooks, magazines and journals, conferences, regulations, design rules, directories, and registers. Most are now superseded by e-books, e-journals, and online databases available via the University’s Robinson Library.

We also have many good examples of our marine technology (but not marine science) B.Eng., M.Eng., M.Sc. final projects / dissertations / theses. See our lists in Blackboard > community MAST-NCL-ALL > documents >final projects. E-theses are not available. Our final projects are not available in the Robinon Library.

All hardcopy materials must be used within the MAST Library and borrowing is not allowed.

E-materials in stock: our School subscribes to a few services which are only available via our School. These are in addition to the many resources via the University’s Robinson Library. See our list and full details in  Blackboard > community MAST-NCL-ALL > documents >library news. Includes databases, statistical and market research information: CI-Online (Containerisation International), I H S Maritime Fairplay, GWSO (Global Wave Statistics Online), Sea-Web by LR, SIN by Clarkson.

Research Skills/Information Literacy

Most of this is now taught by staff of the Robinson Library and your module leaders as listed on your timetables. Some materials are provided in your modules in Blackboard > courses.

Richard Carter in the MAST Library offers additional subject expertise for individuals or groups: having taught for many years on literature search and retrieval; literature review and presentation; report / dissertation writing; public speaking / Powerpoint; research project planning and management; libraries and databases; e-journals; mind mapping; & related topics.

This teaching will help to improve your abilities for independent research, decision making, and communication skills for your course work assignments, in particular for your final projects/dissertations/theses, and for your employability and future professional careers (employers rank these abilities very highly!)

Robinson Library

Our School co-operates closely with the University's Robinson Library in the development of their marine materials as a part of their huge range of materials and resources on all subjects.

Marine Technology Special Collection

Marine Technology Special Collection contains the School’s collection of historical materials on UK shipbuilding, shiprepairing, shipbreaking, and associated industries ca.1850-2000. Guided visits for our students are organised but the materials are not usually needed for your current studies.

Location: where to find us

Armstrong Building, Room 2.66, 2nd floor, up the back staircase.

Contact us

Richard CARTER, Information Assistant. Tel +44 (0)191 208 6743    E-mail: marine.library@ncl.ac.uk