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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/

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

Even more More BooksEven more More Books

10/10/2014

Information Services introduced the More Books Campaign in November 2012 to enable undergraduate students to recommend books for us to buy for the library. Since then we have allocated over £35,000 for your recommendations and as the campaign has proved to be so successful we are now extending the service so that every student at Aberystwyth University can use it.

 

Visit the More Books page (http://www.aber.ac.uk/en/is/library/morebooks/) to see how you can contribute to our collections.

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/

ARMS - read-only from Monday 13th October 2014ARMS - read-only from Monday 13th October 2014

29/09/2014

The ARMS reading list service will now go read-only on Monday 13th October – a little earlier than previously advertised. Reading lists for Semester Two and beyond can be added to Aspire Reading Lists. If you need to make changes to a Semester One list, you can save your list as a text file or Excel spreadsheet. For instructions and more about Aspire, visit: http://aberssel.blogspot.co.uk/search/label/reading%20lists

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

Important Information: Retirement of ebrary Mobile AppImportant Information: Retirement of ebrary Mobile App

01/09/2014

Ebrary has begun to use the popular Bluefire app for offline reading. The Bluefire app is highly rated and can be used on iOS (iPad and iPhone) and Android devices. Consequently, they are retiring ebrary’s dedicated mobile app as of 4th August. The Bluefire app can be downloaded via the App Store or Google Play.

Felix MendelssohnFelix Mendelssohn

30/07/2014

The University owns a number of Mendelssohn letters and scores, bequeathed over a century ago through the generosity of Sir Hugh Owen and George Powell. Our 17 letters, written to a variety of correspondents in the 1830’s and 1840’s, were recently restored thanks to a generous grant from the National Manuscripts Conservation Trust and the Welsh Government and are now accessible to future generations for study and research at the Hugh Owen Library.

The Times Digital Archive has now added an additional 22 years to their online archive.The Times Digital Archive has now added an additional 22 years to their online archive.

29/07/2014

Times Digital Archive content is now available from 1785 until 2008.  Go explore via the following link: http://find.galegroup.com/ttda/start.do?prodId=TTDA&userGroupName=uniaber