18/05/2015We are currently experiencing problems with Turnitin that we are working to resolve as soon as possible. Apologies for the inconvenience.
07/05/2015Information Services celebrated World Book Night on 23rd April in the Hugh Owen, Thomas Parry and the Physical Sciences Libraries with a hugely successful haiku competition. Entrants were treated to free cake and biscuits at our stalls, and the haikus were judged by IS staff members Simon French and Ywain Tomos.
For more information on World Book Night, visit: http://www.worldbooknight.org/
Thank you very much to all who took part in our World Book Night celebrations this year. We received over ninety entries, and were delighted by the quality, inventiveness, and humour displayed. http://www.aber.ac.uk/en/is/news/wbd/
09/04/2015On Bank Holiday Mondays, 4 and 25 May, the Hugh Owen Library is open as usual from 8:30am onwards until the following Sunday morning at 1am, the Thomas Parry Library from 8:30am-10pm and the Physical Sciences Library is open 8:30am-5:30pm. A limited staffed service is available on these days (as offered weekends and evenings) in the Hugh Owen and Thomas Parry libraries. Further information http://www.aber.ac.uk/en/is/opening-hours/
08/04/2015There is a recycling point in the entrance to the Hugh Owen Library where you can recycle your old CD’s, batteries, printer cartridges and mobile phones. Some of these are recycled through Green Source Solutions who donate money raised through their recycling services to chosen charities. http://www.greensourcesolutions.co.uk/
16/03/2015In order to improve navigation and access to services and facilities in the libraries, in 2014 and early 2015, internal signage was standardised in the Thomas Parry Library and improved in the Hugh Owen Library including new, clearer and more informative wall directories on each level of the Hugh Owen Library. http://www.aber.ac.uk/en/is/news/signage2015/
12/03/2015A new drinking water fountain has been installed in the Group Study Area on Level E Hugh Owen Library. This is in additional to the existing drinking water fountains on Level F and the water fountain in the Group Study Room downstairs in the Thomas Parry Library.
10/03/2015The Library provides a wide range of online national and international newspapers via Nexis and as well as the Times Digital Archive 1785-1985: http://www.aber.ac.uk/en/is/collections/newspapers. Please note that access to Infotrac (a supplementary supply of online national newspapers) will end in March 2015. Infotrac was provided to all libraries in Wales via CyMAL: Museums Archives and Libraries Wales for the past few years
02/03/2015Customer Care is a key part of the library, IT, timetabling and media services that Information Services provides for Aberystwyth University.
Our Customer Care policy sets out in greater detail what you can expect from Information Services, and in turn details what we expect from you when you use our services and facilities.
We are committed to providing a service which is friendly, helpful and responsive to your needs and do everything reasonably possible to ensure the reliability of our services.
01/03/2015Please see http://psr.llgc.org.uk/psr/psr/register/en/personal
The National Library of Wales holds the largest collection of books in Wales, free information resources, 5 million digital images, electronic resources and so much more. Find out more at http://www.llgc.org.uk/en/
27/02/2015Use any of the printer-copiers in our libraries and computer rooms to scan to your email or to a USB pen drive: http://www.inf.aber.ac.uk/advisory/faq/1299/
27/02/2015However you work best, we've got a zone for you http://www.aber.ac.uk/en/is/library/study-zones/
26/02/2015Reserve them online via Primo and we will let you know when they are available to you http://www.inf.aber.ac.uk/advisory/faq/813/
25/02/2015Our Computer Availability service shows live data on how many computers are available in eachlibrary and computer room across the University: http://www.aber.ac.uk/en/is/computers/rooms/availability/
25/02/2015Information Services at Aberystwyth University has purchased a new cloud-based next-generation library management system as a part of a Wales-wide library consortium. The Wales Higher Education Libraries Forum (WHELF), a consortium of all the Welsh University Libraries, as well as the National Library of Wales and the Welsh NHS Libraries, has selected Alma® and Primo® to deliver a new bilingual shared library system for Wales. While we will continue to offer Primo as our discovery service at Aberystwyth to enable users to easily find and seamlessly access the resources they need, our current library management system Voyager will be replaced by Alma to further automate and streamline library operations. Further information at:https://whelf.wordpress.com/2014/12/18/whelf-shared-lms-announces-chosen-supplier/
03/02/2015All published reading lists in Aspire are now visible in Aberlearn Blackboard to staff only. Display your Aspire reading list to your students by revealing the link in the menu. Advice and training on how to use Aspire Reading Lists is available to staff - contact the subject librarians: firstname.lastname@example.org 01970621896. http://tinyurl.com/kvrqyqn
29/01/2015Did you know that you can now access your assignment feedback online? Whether you submitted an essay through Turnitin or Blackboard, you will be able to see your Grade, Grader Feedback and any attached feedback files by logging into Blackboard.
20/01/2015Information Services has published its Strategic Plan for 2014-19 which outlines how we aim to deliver high quality customer-focused services to our students and staff through the expertise of our staff, our information resources, and through the use of technology. http://www.aber.ac.uk/en/is/about/strategicplan/