News

Turnitin IssueTurnitin Issue

18/05/2015

We are currently experiencing problems with Turnitin that we are working to resolve as soon as possible. Apologies for the inconvenience.

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/

Libraries open on Bank Holiday Mondays in MayLibraries open on Bank Holiday Mondays in May

09/04/2015

On Bank Holiday Mondays, 4 and 25 May, the Hugh Owen Library is open as usual from 8:30am onwards until the following Sunday morning at 1am, the Thomas Parry Library from 8:30am-10pm and the Physical Sciences Library is open 8:30am-5:30pm. A limited staffed service is available on these days (as offered weekends and evenings) in the Hugh Owen and Thomas Parry libraries. Further information http://www.aber.ac.uk/en/is/opening-hours/

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.

Online newspapers to meet your study needsOnline newspapers to meet your study needs

10/03/2015

The Library provides a wide range of online national and international newspapers via Nexis and as well as the Times Digital Archive 1785-1985: http://www.aber.ac.uk/en/is/collections/newspapers. Please note that access to Infotrac (a supplementary supply of online national newspapers) will end in March 2015. Infotrac was provided to all libraries in Wales via CyMAL: Museums Archives and Libraries Wales for the past few years

Customer Care in Information Services

02/03/2015

Customer Care is a key part of the library, IT, timetabling and media services that Information Services provides for Aberystwyth University.

Our Customer Care policy sets out in greater detail what you can expect from Information Services, and in turn details what we expect from you when you use our services and facilities.

We are committed to providing a service which is friendly, helpful and responsive to your needs and do everything reasonably possible to ensure the reliability of our services.

http://www.aber.ac.uk/en/is/regulations/customercare

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/