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EL6 Hugh Owen Library Computer Room now availableEL6 Hugh Owen Library Computer Room now available

26/05/2016

EL6, the computer room on Level E of the Hugh Owen Library is now available after been closed for an online exam this morning

AberLearn Blackboard Now AvailableAberLearn Blackboard Now Available

25/05/2016

AberLearn Blackboard is now available again. Thank you for your patience.
 

Hugh Owen Library EL6 computer room closed on Thursday 26th MayHugh Owen Library EL6 computer room closed on Thursday 26th May

16/05/2016

To accommodate a large online exam, Information Services will be temporarily closing the Hugh Owen Library EL6 computer room on Thursday 26th May. The room will be closed between 09:00 and 16:00,

On this day computers will be available to students in the following locations:

  • Level D Hugh Owen Library
  • Level E Hugh Owen Library, (main floor and Iris De Freitas Room)
  • Level F Hugh Owen Library (main floor and Tom Lloyd silent study suite)
  • Physical Sciences Library
  • Student Union
  • Llanbadarn Campus
  • Pantycelyn, Rosser and Trefloyne, PJM
  • Old College and Joseph Parry

To see the numbers of computers available in each location, take a look at www.aber.ac.uk/en/is/computers/rooms/availability/

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

New USB Power Sockets in Hugh Owen LibraryNew USB Power Sockets in Hugh Owen Library

05/05/2016

As part of Information Services’ ongoing project to increase the number of power sockets in our libraries, we have installed new sockets (with USB ports) throughout Hugh Owen library.

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

03/05/2016

Reserve them online via Primo and we will let you know when they are available to you https://faqs.aber.ac.uk/814

Keep your valuables safe when working in the libraryKeep your valuables safe when working in the library

03/05/2016

You can rent a library locker for free www.aber.ac.uk/en/is/library/lockers/

Message from Information Services: Beware – spam emailMessage from Information Services: Beware – spam email

28/04/2016

If you receive an email with an attachment which may be called:

Notice of Legal Proceeding

Summons to Witness

DO NOT click on the attachment – it contains a VIRUS. These emails may come from another AU address but still beware.

Please delete the email from your inbox.

If you do click on the attachment by mistake please contact is@aber.ac.uk or ext 2400 immediately.

Further advice on computer security can be found here: https://www.aber.ac.uk/en/is/regulations/security/

Revalidating your Aber CardRevalidating your Aber Card

21/04/2016

The proximity functionality in your Aber Card (swipe function to open a SALTO door lock for example) requires you to revalidate by swiping your Aber Card against an update point at least every 90 days. Most external door swipes on Aberystwyth University buildings are update points or you can visit the Hugh Owen Library to have your Aber Card revalidated. Every time you swipe your Aber Card against an update point, your Aber Card will be revalidated for another 90 days. If you do not revalidate within 90 days, your Aber Card’s proximity functionality will stop working but will work again as soon as you swipe your Aber card against an update point.

More information is available on our website: https://www.aber.ac.uk/en/is/library-services/card/

Departmental Software Requirements for Academic Year 2016/17Departmental Software Requirements for Academic Year 2016/17

12/04/2016

Dear Colleague,

Information Services is updating the software on public service computers in all the centrally timetabled and open access computer rooms across campus again this summer. This year we will be updating the operating system on the public workstations to Windows 10 64bit and will also be upgrading to Microsoft Office 2016.

If you need specific software to be installed on the public workstations for your students please let us know by emailing your requirements to psv-software@aber.ac.uk. For your software requirements to be included we will need:

1.       Details of the software required to be emailed to psv-software@aber.ac.uk by 6th May 2016.

2.       Proof of licensing to allow for the installation of the software on 900+ PCs

3.       The software to be Windows 10 64bit compatible

IS requires feedback from all academic departments on their software requirements by 6th May 2016. It’s unlikely that we’ll be able to include requests received after this date for the start of term in September.

Yours faithfully,

Andrew Chick

A reminder: no hot food to be eaten in any of our librariesA reminder: no hot food to be eaten in any of our libraries

08/03/2016

In response to feedback from library users and in order to maintain a pleasant study environment for all, hot food cannot be brought into or consumed in any of our libraries. Hot or cold drinks (with lids) are now allowed throughout the libraries The full policy is at: http://www.aber.ac.uk/en/is/regulations/fooddrink      

Important: let us know what you need digitisedImportant: let us know what you need digitised

29/02/2016

If your Aspire module reading list contains chapters of books or journal articles that you need digitised for upload to BlackBoard you must add the phrase “Please Digitise” in the Note for library field. Find out more:

http://aberssel.blogspot.co.uk/2016/02/all-change-let-us-know-what-you-need.html