The filestore (M:drive) is now fully restored.


Work has been carried out to restore files on the filestore (M:drive) and this is now fully restored. Thank you for your patience while this issue was being resolved.

The filestore (M:drive) is unavailable while being restored.The filestore (M:drive) is unavailable while being restored.


The filestore (M:drive) is currently unavailable while files are being restored. It is not know how long this work will take, but we will inform you as soon as the system is back up. We apologise for any inconvenience

Library notifications on overdue books or fines: an updateLibrary notifications on overdue books or fines: an update


We have now resolved the problem with an automated notification on fines and items on loan being sent out to some users in error this morning. The affected staff and students are being contacted.

Library notifications on overdue books or finesLibrary notifications on overdue books or fines


There is currently a problem with some notifications about overdue books and fines being sent from the library in error. We are investigating and will report further when we have further information. Apologies for the inconvenience.

Missed out on a library tour and still want a chance to win free printer credit?Missed out on a library tour and still want a chance to win free printer credit?


Come and find out where your books are, how to use the printers and self issue service and pay for printer credit as well as finding out more about the wide range of facilities and services in the library to help you with your studies. Library tours are in the Hugh Owen and Thomas Parry libraries on Wednesday 30 Sept and 7 October lunchtimes 12noon and 1pm. Come along to find out more about your library. Open to all students just started with us or been here a while.

Saving files on your M drive when in read-only modeSaving files on your M drive when in read-only mode


While filestore (M drive) is temporarily in read-only mode while full-access is being restored, you can continue to access your files on your M drive. See our FAQ on How do I edit and resave a document from my filestore while it is read only?

Box of Broadcasts (BoB) unavailable Tuesday 29 September to Friday 2 OctoberBox of Broadcasts (BoB) unavailable Tuesday 29 September to Friday 2 October


Due to essential maintenance work, Box of Broadcasts (BoB) will be unavailable between Tuesday 29 September and Friday 2 October. Apologies for any inconvenience

Filestore (M drive) now available in read-only modeFilestore (M drive) now available in read-only mode


Filestore (M drive) is now currently available in read-only mode. We are still working to resolve the issue and apologise for the inconvenience. 

Databases A-Z in Primo now restoredDatabases A-Z in Primo now restored


Databases A-Z in Primo is now available again: Thank you.

Information Services welcomes new and returning studentsInformation Services welcomes new and returning students


In the Hugh Owen Library, Aber Cards will be handed out to new users if not already handed out in your Hall. Help in activating email accounts and connecting your devices to the University Network and support in uploading photos for Aber Cards is available on Level D. We are offering Library tours to all new students from Sunday 20 September onwards. Further information on all our services is at:

Information Services: online data update giving you free access to over 170 million company recordsInformation Services: online data update giving you free access to over 170 million company records


The data has previously been available to the public but at a cost.  This week the Beta version has been released to allow free searching and viewing of the 170 million records available.  The data includes financial accounts, company filings, past and current director details.

Central Software ReviewCentral Software Review


To provide the best value-for-money services for students and staff, Information Services has run a review of all software license agreements procured centrally. A number of products were identified for potential cancellation. As part of this review we consulted widely across the Institution and the proposals were also discussed at the Technology Enhanced Learning Group (TELG) and Research Students Consultative Committee.

Firstly, we would like to thank those who fed back as part of the consultation. We have been through all the feedback in detail. Clearly there is a lot of support for EndNote across the board as well as mixed support for NVivo and Minitab. There has been a separate consultation with Careers about Campus LX who use it for ePDPs. Following this consultation, IS plans to

  • Retain EndNote as a centrally funded resource. 
  • Cancel Minitab subscription in December 2015.
  • Renew NVivo until July 2016 then cancel subscription.
  • Renew Campus LX until June 2016 then cancel subscription. We plan to migrate to Mahara (as it’s an open source product with no licence fee ready for June 2016 to provide ePDPs.

IS will finish support and training at the end of this academic year for Minitab. Training on NVivo will also cease this academic year, while support will remain during 15/16 academic year.

Further information, FAQs and advice will be made available. 

Library Management System upgrade this summerLibrary Management System upgrade this summer


Information Services is pleased to announce that we will be upgrading to a cloud based Library Management System (which underpins Primo the library catalogue) this summer. While every attempt has been made to ensure as little disruption to our users as possible, we would ask for your patience as we implement this new system and while we are getting more familiar with using it in our day to day work.  The new Library Management System will enable Information Services to further enhance our library service with increased functionality for our users. If you have any queries or require any further information please contact us on / 01970 622400.

Spam EmailSpam Email


Please be aware of spam emails. Sometimes Aberystwyth University computer users receive an email purporting to come from a legitimate source and sometimes it really is genuine but sometimes it’s not. Please read our advice on some of the common scams being used on the internet and email.