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Join a library tour and have a chance to win Aber Card creditJoin a library tour and have a chance to win Aber Card credit

22/09/2017

Come and find out where your books are, how to use the printers and self issue service as well as finding out more about the wide range of facilities and services in the library to help you with your studies. Library tours are in the Hugh Owen Library every day from Saturday 23 September until Friday 29 September and then on Wednesday lunchtimes 12noon and 1pm. Come along to find out more about your library. Open to all students just started with us or been here a while. https://www.aber.ac.uk/en/is/help/ug/welcome/#talks

Aberystwyth University has achieved Cyber Essentials accreditationAberystwyth University has achieved Cyber Essentials accreditation

07/09/2017

In its ongoing work to mitigate the risk from common internet based threats, over summer 2017, Information Services completed an assessment of its IT infrastructure, information security messages and, management policies and procedures. This has led to successful accreditation with Cyber Essentials, a government-backed, industry supported IT Security compliance scheme to help organisations protect themselves against common cyber attacks. Cyber Essentials is now a requirement of most Welsh Government funding. For further information about Aberystwyth University Information Services, please visit https://www.aber.ac.uk/en/is/ and for more information about Cyber Essentials go to https://www.cyberstreetwise.com/cyberessentials/

Information Services Regulations Now UpdatedInformation Services Regulations Now Updated

22/09/2017

Please be aware that following a regular review of all our policies and regulations, the Information Services Regulations have been updated and amended and are available to view at: https://www.aber.ac.uk/en/is/about/regulations/

It is your responsibility to make yourself aware of all these policies which affect your use of Information Services and facilities.

Problems with your laptop? Problems with your laptop?

19/09/2017

Free diagnostic assessment available from Information Services' team of experienced technicians, who can provide maintenance and repair services for students owned PCs, laptops and peripherals with both Windows and Apple operating systems. More info at http://www.aber.ac.uk/en/is/computers/repairs/

Information Services: one less PIN to remember!Information Services: one less PIN to remember!

14/09/2017

It is now easier than ever to take books and DVDs out on loan at our libraries. Our self-issue machines will no longer require you to enter your library PIN to take out books. You can also just swipe your card at any printer to log-in instantly.

Change to C66 Computer Room opening hoursChange to C66 Computer Room opening hours

20/09/2017

C66 Computer Room opening hours have now changed from 24/7 to Hugh Owen Building opening hours. The Hugh Owen Library is open 24/7 during term time and provides 140 computers as well as printers.

Personal filestore (M drive) quota has been increased to 4GBPersonal filestore (M drive) quota has been increased to 4GB

04/09/2017

Every user account at Aberystwyth University has the ability to store documents, images and other files to a personal filestore on the University network, often referred to as the M drive. 

With immediate effect the storage space allocated to each user has been increased from 2GB to 4GB for all users

Further information on personal filestore can be found in our FAQS

Work smarter: Study Skills for students. Enrol now!Work smarter: Study Skills for students. Enrol now!

21/09/2017

See the full programme for the Undergraduate Writing, Communication and Information Skills course and enrol online: http://jump.aber.ac.uk/?mht

Read our latest Library refurbishment blog! Read our latest Library refurbishment blog!

12/06/2017

As you are probably aware, Level D of the Hugh Owen Library is currently undergoing a refurbishment. Keep up to date here with our blog which gives regular updates on changes and progress.

Closure and Refurbishment of Level D, Hugh Owen Library from 6th of June Closure and Refurbishment of Level D, Hugh Owen Library from 6th of June

22/05/2017

Refurbishment work on Level D of the Hugh Owen Library will commence on the 6th of June. We hope to open the newly refurbished Level D ready for the new year in January 2018. Please note that the current library entrance will be closed on the 5th of June, and from the 6th all users must use the current emergency entrance which is located on Level E of the library and faces the upper foyer at the south end of the Hugh Owen building (above entrance to the Welsh and Celtic Studies department). All services presently on Level D will be relocated to Level E.

For updates please see the project webpage at https://www.aber.ac.uk/en/is/news/librefurb/

ICT Service disruption on Tuesday morningsICT Service disruption on Tuesday mornings

28/06/2017

A reminder that Information Services carries out essential maintenance on the University’s ICT services on Tuesday mornings. Access to all services, including email and web access, must be considered "At Risk" between 7am and 10am. Further information at: https://faqs.aber.ac.uk/94 We apologise for any inconvenience.

Beware of phishing and scam emailsBeware of phishing and scam emails

28/06/2017

Please be wary of phishing and scam emails you may receive via your Aberystwyth University email account. Phishing emails are emails that attempt to trick you into giving out personal information such as your bank account numbers, passwords and credit card numbers. We offer some tips for how to spot the difference between and legitimate and phishing emails: https://faqs.aber.ac.uk/394