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Opportunity to win £5 credit on your Aber Card by giving your opinion on space in the Hugh Owen LibraryOpportunity to win £5 credit on your Aber Card by giving your opinion on space in the Hugh Owen Library

16/10/2018

Help us to further develop library spaces in the Hugh Owen Library by filling in the 5 minute survey about your own use of the library: 

https://aber.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/holspace

International Open Access Week 2018 International Open Access Week 2018

17/10/2018

Celebrate International Open Access Week 2018 by signing up for one of Aber’s Scholarly Communications sessions!

Can't find the book you want in the library? Let us know!Can't find the book you want in the library? Let us know!

19/10/2018

The More Books Service enables all students to recommend books for us to buy for the library from Primo, the library catalogue - via Purchase Request option once you have logged into your Primo account.

Visit the More Books Service to see how you can contribute to our collection.

Did you know? You can rent a Study Carrel or locker for free at our enquiry deskDid you know? You can rent a Study Carrel or locker for free at our enquiry desk

18/10/2018

Need a quiet place to work alone? Why not rent a Study Carrel for free? Carrels, each with a computer, are available in Hugh Owen Library. They can be rented for daily use by all students on a first come first served basis. See https://www.aber.ac.uk/en/is/library-services/carrels/

Alternatively, if you need a safe place to put your bag or laptop while studying in the library, why not rent a library locker for free? Day use or long loan lockers are available to rent free of charge via the Hugh Owen Library. See http://www.aber.ac.uk/en/is/library/lockers/

New computers in all centrally timetabled teaching rooms, computer rooms and librariesNew computers in all centrally timetabled teaching rooms, computer rooms and libraries

15/10/2018

Information Services have invested £500k on replacing the computers in all centrally timetabled teaching rooms, computer rooms and libraries during the summer vacation 2018.

As part of this work, a new computer room has been installed in the IBERS building (room 0.32), and a new teaching room has been installed in the Visualisation Centre.

Subject librarian weekly meetings for Psychology and Education studentsSubject librarian weekly meetings for Psychology and Education students

17/10/2018

Psychology and Education students, come along and meet your subject librarian Sarah to discuss finding resources for your assignments! Weekly meetings are held on Thursdays from 11:30 till 12:30 in P5 foyer.

Need to find an available computer in a hurry? Need to find an available computer in a hurry?

18/10/2018

Check which computer rooms have the most available PCs.

Visit https://www.aber.ac.uk/en/is/it-services/rooms/availability/ for details of all campus computer usage.

How to connect to WiFi on campus How to connect to WiFi on campus

17/10/2018

You can connect to the WiFi network in all university teaching and admin buildings, including the Arts Centre and TaMed Da, all AU Halls of residence and including some outside areas such as the piazza outside the Arts Centre; the area between the Hugh Owen building and Llandinam and the lawn outside the Arts Centre.  To connect your device to the University network see: https://faqs.aber.ac.uk/21

How to submit your assignment on Blackboard? How to submit your assignment on Blackboard?

15/10/2018

Are you not sure how to submit your assignment on Blackboard? Take a look at the E-Learning FAQs!

For Turnitin assignments: https://faqs.aber.ac.uk/index.php?id=524

For Blackboard Assignments: https://faqs.aber.ac.uk/index.php?id=2601

What’s the difference between Turnitin and Blackboard assignments?

Are the books you want out on loan?Are the books you want out on loan?

24/09/2018

Request them online via Primo, the library catalogue and most books will be due back within 7 days. We will let you know when they are available to you https://faqs.aber.ac.uk/814

Breakfast basics! Free coffee and croissants and help with assignments at the same time!Breakfast basics! Free coffee and croissants and help with assignments at the same time!

03/10/2018

Bring your own mug and enjoy a hot drink and a croissant whilst finding stuff for your assignments!

When? Wednesdays 8:15am to 8:45am

Where? Group Study Room, Hugh Owen Library

Sessions

  • 10.10.18 Reading lists
  • 17.10.18 Primo
  • 24.10.18 E-books
  • 31.10.18 Journal articles 
  • 07.11.18 Fake news
  • 14.11.18 How to reference 
  • 21.11.18 Software for referencing

For more information contact your Subject Librarians: acastaff@aber.ac.uk 01970 621896

Need to print on the university network from your laptop / computer?Need to print on the university network from your laptop / computer?

11/10/2018

Take a look at the step by step guide on our FAQs: How do I connect to the central printers?

Free Microsoft Office for all Aber students!Free Microsoft Office for all Aber students!

09/10/2018

While you are a student at Aberystwyth University you can download Microsoft Office for free via your office365 account.

How? Here are the instructions: https://faqs.aber.ac.uk/1391

Subject Librarian weekly meetings for IBERS studentsSubject Librarian weekly meetings for IBERS students

05/10/2018

IBERS students:  come along and meet your Subject Librarian, Non, to discuss finding resources in the library for your essays and more! The weekly meetings will start Thursday, 11 October between 10-11.30am in IBERbach.

Subject librarian weekly meetings for Interpol studentsSubject librarian weekly meetings for Interpol students

02/10/2018

Interpol students, come along and meet your subject librarian Simon to discuss finding resources for your essays! Weekly meetings started on Tuesday 2nd October at 11.30 till 12.30 in the main Interpol lobby. https://www.aber.ac.uk/en/is/library-services/subject/interpol/

Join our Facebook, Twitter and IS News service to keep up with news from Information ServicesJoin our Facebook, Twitter and IS News service to keep up with news from Information Services

01/10/2018

Don't miss out - to keep up to date with the latest news, service updates and IS service offers, sign up to our Facebook, Twitter and IS News.

Changes to how books are borrowed from the university libraryChanges to how books are borrowed from the university library

28/09/2018

To provide a flexible, responsive and fairer service for our users, the university library, working with the Students Union, is implementing changes to the way books are borrowed from 24th September 2018. https://www.aber.ac.uk/en/is/library-services/borrowing/

 There are 3 main changes:

  1. You can borrow most books for 1 week. These will be automatically renewed for you each week for up to 6 months or until someone else needs the book and requests it.
  2. You will only be fined if you do not bring the book back when it is recalled by another user, or if you do not return the book to the library after 6 months.
  3. All University staff and students can borrow up to 40 books at any one time whether undergraduate, postgraduate or staff

 The benefits are:

  • Replaces 2 week, 3 day and 24 hour loan periods with one simple 1 week loan period making borrowing books far easier and less likely to incur fines.
  • You only need to return books if they are needed by another user
  • Simplifies the rules around how many books can be borrowed thereby avoiding unnecessary confusion
  • Ensures equity of access and consistency for our users

New wireless set up for games consoles, TVs and other devices unable to connect to EduroamNew wireless set up for games consoles, TVs and other devices unable to connect to Eduroam

26/09/2018

Eduroam remains the main wireless network for connecting standard devices such as phones, laptops, networks  devices to the University network. For those devices that cannot connect to eduroam such as games consoles, TVs, etc, a separate wireless network - PAU-IoT – is being rolled out across halls of residence.  While most residences have now been updated with the new wireless set up as well as eduroam, there are some halls (PJM, Cwrt Mawr A and B) still to be completed. It is planned to complete this roll out to all halls by the end of the year; where this is not available you will need to connect your device to the wired network.

Instructions for connecting games consoles, TVs etc to the wired network: https://faqs.aber.ac.uk/2717

Instructions for connecting  games consoles, TVs etc to the wireless network: https://faqs.aber.ac.uk/1453

 

Blackboard Maintenance: Wednesday 19th and Thursday 20th December 2018Blackboard Maintenance: Wednesday 19th and Thursday 20th December 2018

20/09/2018

Essential maintenance work will be undertaken on Wednesday 19th and Thursday 20th December 2018. Blackboard, Turnitin and Panopto will be unavailable at this time. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

CLA Data Collection Exercise - Monday 17th September 2018 to Friday 26th October 2018 CLA Data Collection Exercise - Monday 17th September 2018 to Friday 26th October 2018

11/09/2018

Beginning on Monday 17th September there will be a collection of royalties data, conducted by the Copyright Licensing Agency (CLA), for thirty working days until Friday 26th October. 

We have set up a webpage https://www.aber.ac.uk/en/is/news/cla18  which will hopefully address any questions you have about the exercise, but if you have any further questions or feedback then please contact is@aber.ac.uk

ICT Service disruption on Tuesday morningsICT Service disruption on Tuesday mornings

04/06/2018

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.