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Now resolved – problems with Abercast (Panopto)Now resolved – problems with Abercast (Panopto)

24/02/2015

The problems some users experienced with Abercast (Panopto) have now been resolved. We apologise for any inconvenience.

Abercast IssueAbercast Issue

19/02/2015

We are currently experiencing problems with Abercast (Panopto) that we are working to resolve asap. Some users may experience problems logging into the system. Recordings that have been made during this time will be uploaded, but may take longer than usual.

Central Filestore (M drive) now availableCentral Filestore (M drive) now available

04/02/2015

The necessary maintenance work on Central Filestore has been completed without the need for downtime. This mean that filestore is now available as usual. Thank you.

Hugh Owen Library opening 24-hours: your viewsHugh Owen Library opening 24-hours: your views

26/01/2015

Give us your opinion on the Hugh Owen Library 24-hour opening. http://www.aber.ac.uk/en/is/feedback/ Thank you for your feedback

ICT Service disruption on Tuesday morningsICT Service disruption on Tuesday mornings

26/01/2015

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 8am and 10am.  Further information at: http://www.inf.aber.ac.uk/advisory/faq/94/ We apologise for any inconvenience.

Essential Maintenance: Central Filestore (M drive) 9pm 4 Feb to 9am 5 FebEssential Maintenance: Central Filestore (M drive) 9pm 4 Feb to 9am 5 Feb

23/01/2015

CentralFilestore (M drive) will be read only from 9pm Wednesday 4th February until 9am Thursday 5th February while essential maintenance takes place. This may make logging on to the public computers slower than usual. Apologies for any inconvenience.

Extended weekend opening hours in the Thomas Parry library during semester 1 exam periodExtended weekend opening hours in the Thomas Parry library during semester 1 exam period

02/01/2015

During the weekends of 3/4, 10/11 and 17/18 January 2015 the Thomas Parry library has extended opening hours for an additional 2 hours to be open 10am-8pm on the Saturday and the Sunday.  Opening hours for all libraries are at: http://www.aber.ac.uk/en/is/opening-hours/

Hugh Owen Library 24-hour opening from January 2015 trial opening periodHugh Owen Library 24-hour opening from January 2015 trial opening period

18/12/2014

The Hugh Owen Library is open 24 hours during term-times from January-May 2015 on a trial basis.

  • January and May exam periods: 08:30 Monday - 01:00 Sunday, 08:30 Sunday - 01:00 Monday.
  • Out of exam time (term-times): 08:30 Monday – 18:00 Saturday, 10:00-18:00 Sunday.

Further information on this trial service is at: http://www.aber.ac.uk/en/is/opening-hours/24hour/

The Library’s Christmas gift to you – over 100,000 e-books through ebraryThe Library’s Christmas gift to you – over 100,000 e-books through ebrary

09/12/2014

Lighten your load this Christmas; try the ebrary app http://www.ebrary.com/corp/mobile.jsp   to bring over 100,000 outstanding academic e-books from your University Library directly to your device wherever you are. For  more information see: http://cpelaber.blogspot.co.uk/2013/10/e-lyfrau-drwy-ebrary.html#more

Information Services User Survey 2014: IS responseInformation Services User Survey 2014: IS response

08/12/2014

Thank you to everyone who gave us valuable feedback via our annual IS User Survey in March. A full report on the feedback and data received is available on the IS website at: http://www.aber.ac.uk/en/is/feedback/response/us2014/

Add your Semester 2 reading lists to Aspire Reading ListsAdd your Semester 2 reading lists to Aspire Reading Lists

05/12/2014

Aspire is quick and easy to use! Add your Semester 2 reading lists by the end of term to ensure that books are ordered in time for the start of teaching. Training is taking place in departments.

 

 https://tinyurl.com/kvrqyqn

 

Information Services: thank you for your feedback on library spacesInformation Services: thank you for your feedback on library spaces

01/12/2014

In early 2014 we asked to let us know what we've done right and how we can improve the spaces in our libraries. We put up feedback walls in the Thomas Parry Library and in the newly created Group Study Area on Level E of the Hugh Owen Library, asked you for your thoughts and have collated all feedback and responses. These can be seen at: http://www.aber.ac.uk/en/is/feedback/response/sh2014/ We value your comments and feedback which help us to develop improved services and spaces for you.

Maintenance, repair and upgrade service for your PC, laptop or deviceMaintenance, repair and upgrade service for your PC, laptop or device

26/11/2014

Information Services has a team of highly qualified and experienced technicians who provide maintenance and repair services for PCs, laptops, and peripherals. The price of repair of student owned equipment has been reduced this year to £35 inc VAT plus parts. We also offer a ‘computer health check’ for a fixed fee of £20 Further information at: http://www.aber.ac.uk/en/is/computers/workshop/

Need help finding a book in the library?Need help finding a book in the library?

26/11/2014

A quick how-to video and further help on searching for books is at: http://www.aber.ac.uk/en/is/infoskills/finding/books/

Making it easier to find books on Level F Hugh Owen LibraryMaking it easier to find books on Level F Hugh Owen Library

26/11/2014

In response to feedback, over the summer we interfiled larger sized quarto books and the PGCE (teaching) collection to have one sequence of books under each subject location. An updated floor plan showing the improved layout is at: http://www.aber.ac.uk/en/media/departmental/informationservices/pdf/floor-plans/ho-level-f-en.pdf Please ask at the Level F Enquiry Desk for any help in using the library.

Submitting your work electronically?Submitting your work electronically?

17/11/2014

Have a look at our guide to make sure you know how to submit correctly. http://www.inf.aber.ac.uk/advisory/faq/524

Document supply service for researchers – find out moreDocument supply service for researchers – find out more

30/10/2014

If you are doing research and cannot find the books and journal articles you need in Aberystwyth you can order them through Document Supply at http://primo.aber.ac.uk/ . For a list of charges and further information see: http://www.aber.ac.uk/en/is/library/documentsupply/    

Expanded WiFi on campus and in halls now availableExpanded WiFi on campus and in halls now available

24/10/2014

You can connect to the WiFi network in all university teaching and admin buildings, including the Arts Centre and TaMed Da. Over the past year we have extended WiFi to have full coverage in AU Halls of residence in town. On Penglais campus WiFi has now been expanded to include outside areas including the piazza outside the Arts Centre and Hugh Owen Library; the lawn area between the Hugh Owen building and Llandinam and the lawn area outside the Arts Centre / back of the Student Union. To connect your device to the University network see: http://www.inf.aber.ac.uk/advisory/faq/21/

How to import your lecture timetable into your Office 365 calendar (students)How to import your lecture timetable into your Office 365 calendar (students)

24/10/2014

Did you know you can import your lecture timetable into your email calendar

Check how to do this at- http://www.inf.aber.ac.uk/advisory/faq/262

Need help using the Library, IT or media services? Don't be afraid to ask.Need help using the Library, IT or media services? Don't be afraid to ask.

22/10/2014

Any questions or help needed, let us know by email, phone, instant chat, Facebook or Twitter or in person at any of our Enquiry Desks. www.aber.ac.uk/en/is/help/contactus

Need to borrow a book from another AU library? Use the free Inter-Site serviceNeed to borrow a book from another AU library? Use the free Inter-Site service

17/10/2014

If you need to order a book located in another AU library – sign into Primo, check that the book is available, then click on the 'Inter-Site' option. Books ordered before 9am should be available for pick up on the same day. More information is available at http://www.aber.ac.uk/en/is/library/intersite/

 

 

E-learning Training Courses 2014-15E-learning Training Courses 2014-15

13/10/2014

For AY2014-15, the E-learning Group is offering a full programme of new and revised e-learning training sessions. Full details can be found on Nexus here: http://nexus.aber.ac.uk/xwiki/bin/view/Main/training

Please book through CDSAP https://stafftraining.bis.aber.ac.uk/sd/list_courses.php

Ways to buy printing/copying creditWays to buy printing/copying credit

10/10/2014

You can add credit to your printing/photocopying account with cash in our libraries and other locations on campus or online with a debit or credit card http://www.inf.aber.ac.uk/advisory/faq/27/

Please note that amounts loaded onto your card for food cannot be used for paying for printing/photocopying or fines in the Library and vice versa. Further info at http://www.aber.ac.uk/en/is/library/card/

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

26/09/2014

The Undergraduate Study Practices Programme offers presentations on writing, communication and information skills.

  • See the full programme
  • Enrol on the module