08/03/2014Following problems affecting the filestore (M drive), we can now report that the service is now restored. Thank you for your patience.
07/03/2014Filestore (M drive) will be unavailable to all users until Saturday morning while we work to fix a problem. This will also make logging in to public computers much slower than usual. We apologise for the inconvenience.
07/03/2014We are aware that some users are having problems using their filestore
We are investigating the problem
06/03/2014Tweet us you favourite book character to @aberuni_is #WorldBookDay
06/03/2014Why not check out the contemporary fiction collection on Level D, along with other works of fiction under the PR and PS classmarks on Level F at the Hugh Owen Library.
03/03/2014Information Services have created new designated Group Study Areas in the Hugh Owen Library and Thomas Parry Library.
For more information about the services Information Services provides see http://www.aber.ac.uk/en/is/about/portfolio/
17/02/2014A display of volumes and papers associated with famous historical librarians – including figures like Sir Henry Ellis, Thomas James Matthias, Johann Joachim Winckelmann and S.R. Ranganathan. For more information see: http://aberrarebooks.wordpress.com/2014/02/06/293/
12/02/2014Look out for Phishing Emails, they may look legitimate but try to get you to divulge your login, password and other credentials. Remember that AU will NEVER ask you to provide your login details by sending you an email. http://www.inf.aber.ac.uk/advisory/faq/394/
11/02/2014Pick a strong Password - An ideal password is long and has letters, punctuation, symbols, and numbers. Avoid using the same password/email address combination for multiple websites and NEVER use your Aberystwyth University email account password for other websites. http://www.inf.aber.ac.uk/advisory/faq/25/
03/02/2014As part of a larger maintenance project within Information Services, AberLearn Blackboard will be out of service (unavailable for both viewing and adding new materials) on Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd March 2014.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any queries.
Aberystwyth celebrates excellence in teaching – Exemplary Course Award winners announced
29/01/2014The Undergraduate Study Practices Programme offers presentations on writing, communication and information skills.
See the full programme and enrol online: http://jump.aber.ac.uk/?mht
Enquiries? Email us at: email@example.com
20/01/2014An opportunity to see early editions of works by Sir Issac Newton as well as a book from Newton’s library displayed on Level F in the Hugh Owen Library. For more information see: http://aberrarebooks.wordpress.com/2014/01/13/sir-isaac-newton/
15/01/2014Drop in for a demonstration of the new SMART Sync teaching equipment. Wednesday 29 January. Llanbadarn Centre, Rheidol Building 0.60: 12.00-13.00.
If you have further questions, contact the Blackboard Team firstname.lastname@example.org
15/01/2014Drop in for a half-hour demonstration of the new equipment in the refurbished teaching rooms.
Hugh Owen D5 (dual projection) and D59 (single projection)
Wednesday 22 January: 15.00-15.30 and 15.30-16.00
Wednesday 29 January: 14.00-14.30 and 14.30-15.00
Wednesday 5 February: 13.00-13.30 and 13.30-14.00
If you have further questions, contact the Blackboard Team email@example.com
06/01/2014Enhance your students’ learning. February e-learning training sessions include AberLearn Blackboard, Qwizdom voting systems, blended learning, and plagiarism.
13/12/2013Aberystwyth University holds a wonderful variety of interesting and valuable books, manuscripts, images and archives of historical significance. Information Services would like to increase awareness and use of these fantastic materials so we’ve re-launched our Aber Special Collections blog http://aberrarebooks.wordpress.com/
We start our re-launch with blog posts about our display of Christmas drama performances in the 1890s http://aberrarebooks.wordpress.com/2013/12/12/christmas-drama-1890s/ and the launch of the Welsh experience of the First World War digital archive http://aberrarebooks.wordpress.com/2013/12/11/ww1launch/ .
We hope you enjoy the blog!
10/12/2013TurnitinUK is experiencing a service disruption at present. They are working to resolve this and will provide an update. For more updates see @TurnitinStatus (https://twitter.com/TurnitinStatus)
09/12/2013If you or your Institute publishes a book, journal or monograph series in print or online as part of, you may want to consider the following:
- getting an ISBN (for books and other one-off publications)
- getting an ISSN for journals or series
- legal deposit (a legal requirement on every publication in the UK & Ireland)
Aberystwyth University Information Services has ISBNs which can be used for publications by departments and institutes within the University.
For further information see: http://www.aber.ac.uk/en/is/help/isbn/
09/12/2013Come to a support session for staff who are redesigning AberLearn modules using Blackboard's Exemplary Course Programme rubric.
09/12/2013Enhance your modules by using technology to engage your students in learning. See the E-learning Training Sessions for Semester 2 2013-14.
02/12/2013Come and see the new rare book displays in the Hugh Owen and Thomas Parry Libraries. A display of photographs and reviews from the college magazine from productions of the Christmas Drama Society performances in the 1890s are displayed on Level F of the Hugh Owen Library. While a display about Andrew White Tuer and the Horn Book accompanied by some samples of horn books are displayed in the Thomas Parry Library.
02/12/2013The More Books Campaign has now entered its second year – we’re still working hard to try and ensure the books you want are available in your university libraries. Since the beginning of August this year we have ordered 57 titles, all requested by students, at a total cost of £1, 685.61.
For more information about the More Books Campaign see: http://www.aber.ac.uk/cy/is/library/morebooks/
28/11/2013Come and see our Special Collection display in the Hugh Owen Library. A small display of books relating to the Methodist minister Daniel Rowland to mark the tercentenary of his birth in 2013. The library is fortunate to possess a volume once owned by Rowland along with a number of his sermons.
25/11/2013Make sure you know how to work smarter, and get into the habit of good writing and communicating. To learn about what makes great academic practice, and to ensure that you’re doing just that, check out the short Plagiarism Vs Good Practice video available on the Academic Services blog: http://aberssel.blogspot.co.uk/2013/11/plagiarism-versus-good-academic-practice.html
25/11/2013So that students and staff have access to the widest range of great resources, Aberystwyth University subscribes to ebrary Academic Complete, a fantastic collection of over 84,000 e-books that cover a wide range of subjects.
Each book is accessible through Primo and can be searched just like our material book. They can also be accessible through the platform directly at http://site.ebrary.com/lib/aber/home.action, or under ebrary in the ‘Databases A-Z’ menu in Primo.
Once on the ebrary platform you can sign-in (using Shibboleth) to access your personalised bookshelf, which you can use to make notes and keep track of the books you use. A user guide can be found here: http://www.ebrary.com/corp/collateral/en/Quick_Guides/Quick_Guide.pdf.
ebrary Academic Complete can be accessed from off-campus via Shibboleth or by connecting to Aber VPN. Further information can be found through the Academic Services blog post on ebrary http://aberssel.blogspot.co.uk/2013/10/e-books-via-ebrary.html
08/10/2013As of 31 July 2014, access to ‘Landmap’ (http://landmap.mimas.ac.uk) may cease due to funding issues. Any students or staff who wish to access any materials from this service are advised to do so before this date.’
03/10/2013In the next few months Information Services will be carrying out phase 2 of the project to move Aberystwyth University onto a centralised printing-copying service. Full details about this project can be found here: http://www.inf.aber.ac.uk/advisory/faq/301/