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Refresh/create your Aspire Reading ListsRefresh/create your Aspire Reading Lists

20/06/2016

This is a reminder to refresh your existing Aspire lists and create any new lists needed for the coming academic year.  Find out when the deadlines are and more:
http://tinyurl.com/jy2fk9r

A reminder to Information Studies distance learners about postal loansA reminder to Information Studies distance learners about postal loans

20/06/2016

Library Books to be returned by post to the Thomas Parry library must be returned to the following address only: Thomas Parry Library, Information Services, Aberystwyth University, Llanbadarn Centre, Aberystwyth, SY23 3AS Any questions please contact Information Services: https://www.aber.ac.uk/en/is/help/contactus/

Tuesday 14th June: Aspire Reading List CopyTuesday 14th June: Aspire Reading List Copy

03/06/2016

Published lists in Aspire dated 2015-2016 will be copied to the next academic year. Please ensure you publish any unpublished changes in Aspire or they will be lost. Please follow these instructions.

Beware of hoax phone calls, emails and Facebook offersBeware of hoax phone calls, emails and Facebook offers

25/05/2016

During the last few weeks, students have been targeted by various scams. We have been alerted to the following:

Home Office scam: Calls/texts to mobile phones – caller pretends they are from the Home Office and tells the student that there is a problem with their visa and to solve it they must make an additional payment or face an “immigration fine”.  The caller gives a link to the student which verifies a Home Office number, students are then asked for their credit card details.

Job opportunities/offers: Email offering international students attractive jobs.  Students are asked to register before given access to the job details, credit card details are taken.

Supermarket vouchers: Via Facebook, students are offered supermarket food vouchers and are asked to  provide their mobile numbers.  Once they provide their numbers and accept a code they are charged £4.50 a week for the service.

Please do not respond to any of these phone calls, emails or Facebook offers.

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

Free EndNote training delivered online by Thomson ReutersFree EndNote training delivered online by Thomson Reuters

06/05/2016

Choose a relevant session from the schedule for your computer (Windows or Mac) in a time slot convenient for your location then sign up. 

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/

May 31st: a new design for Primo and changing routes to electronic information resourcesMay 31st: a new design for Primo and changing routes to electronic information resources

11/04/2016

Find out more about these important changes http://tinyurl.com/zugmtoz 

acastaff@aber.ac.uk

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

Ebrary upgrades to Ebrary upgrades to "Ebook Central"

22/06/2016

Between Tuesday 21st and Wednesday 22nd June, Ebrary will be upgraded to Proquest Ebook Central. Reading Ebook Central e-books you find in Primo should remain unchanged however there will be a new-look website if you are visiting Ebook Central directly. For more information: http://aberssel.blogspot.co.uk/2016/06/ebrary-upgrades-to-ebook-central.html