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Welcome Distance Learning Students from the Department of Information StudiesWelcome Distance Learning Students from the Department of Information Studies

19/06/2015

The Distance Learning School for DIS will be held between Monday 22nd to Friday 26th June. Welcome to all our new distance learners, and hello to those who have been studying with us for a while. We welcome you in the Thomas Parry Library on Llanbadarn - opening times Mon-Fri 8:30am-5:30pm. Aber Cards for new students may be collected from the Thomas Parry Library. Opening hours for our libraries are at: http://www.aber.ac.uk/en/is/opening-hours/ Information for distance learners is at: http://www.aber.ac.uk/en/is/help/distancelearners/

Tuesday 23rd June: Aspire Reading List CopyTuesday 23rd June: Aspire Reading List Copy

01/06/2015

Published lists in Aspire dated 2014-2015 will be copied to the next academic year. Please ensure you publish any unpublished changes in Aspire or they will be lost.

acastaff@aber.ac.uk

Aber Card access and exit to the libraryAber Card access and exit to the library

15/05/2015

Remember you need your Aber Card to swipe in AND out of the Hugh Owen Library after 9pm or after 6pm during weekend exam times. http://www.aber.ac.uk/en/is/library/card/

Lost book chargesLost book charges

11/05/2015

Following a review of our policies, we have removed the admin fee (£5) automatically applied to an invoice for lost/non-returned books. Instead we have reintroduced fines per overdue/lost item (fines that would have been accrued had the book been returned). These can be dealt with as appropriate via the Library Enquiry Desks rather than having to be referred down to the Cash Office. http://www.aber.ac.uk/en/is/library/borrowing/

World Book Night Haiku Competition 2015World Book Night Haiku Competition 2015

07/05/2015

Information 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/

Information Services Suggestions Harvest Nov 2014: IS responseInformation Services Suggestions Harvest Nov 2014: IS response

01/05/2015

Thank you to everyone who gave us valuable feedback via our annual Information Services’ Suggestions Harvest in November. A full report on the suggestions received is available on the IS website at: http://www.aber.ac.uk/en/is/feedback/response/shnov2014

New** Change of AberLearn Blackboard Maintenance Dates**NewNew** Change of AberLearn Blackboard Maintenance Dates**New

28/04/2015

The dates of AberLearn Blackboard summer maintenance have changed. 

AberLearn Blackboard will now be unavailable for use between Monday 6 and Wednesday 8 July, for regular maintenance.

During this time AberCast (Panopto), Turnitin, Helix and Campus Pack blog and wiki tools will also be unavailable. 

Think Green: recycle your used CD’s, batteries, printer cartridges and mobile phonesThink Green: recycle your used CD’s, batteries, printer cartridges and mobile phones

08/04/2015

There 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/

 

Library signage improvementsLibrary signage improvements

16/03/2015

In 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/

You asked for: more water fountains in the Hugh Owen LibraryYou asked for: more water fountains in the Hugh Owen Library

12/03/2015

A 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.

Did you know that you can join the National Library of Wales online?Did you know that you can join the National Library of Wales online?

01/03/2015

Please 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/

Did you know you can scan for free?Did you know you can scan for free?

27/02/2015

Use 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/

Find a group study or quiet study area in the libraryFind a group study or quiet study area in the library

27/02/2015

However you work best, we've got a zone for you http://www.aber.ac.uk/en/is/library/study-zones/

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

26/02/2015

Reserve 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/

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

25/02/2015

Our 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/

A new, shared Library Management System for Aberystwyth UniversityA new, shared Library Management System for Aberystwyth University

25/02/2015

Information 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/

Aspire Reading Lists goes live in AberLearn Blackboard!Aspire Reading Lists goes live in AberLearn Blackboard!

03/02/2015

All 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: acastaff@aber.ac.uk 01970621896. http://tinyurl.com/kvrqyqn

Find Your Feedback!Find Your Feedback!

29/01/2015

Did 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 GradeGrader Feedback and any attached feedback files by logging into Blackboard. 

http://nexus.aber.ac.uk/xwiki/bin/view/Main/Find+your+feedback+-+English

Information Services new Strategic Plan 2014-19Information Services new Strategic Plan 2014-19

20/01/2015

Information 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/