News

Current Problem Accessing ScienceDirectCurrent Problem Accessing ScienceDirect

20/10/2014

‘ScienceDirect is currently experiencing a service outage due to unforeseen technical issues and they are working to resolve them as soon as possible. Please accept our apologies for the inconvenience.’

Current Problem Accessing ScienceDirect via ShibbolethCurrent Problem Accessing ScienceDirect via Shibboleth

17/10/2014

We are currently experiencing problems with signing in to ScienceDirect via Shibboleth.  The publisher has been notified and they are working on rectifying the problem.  In order to access ScienceDirect off-campus, please use VPN.  Instructions on connecting to VPN can be found here: http://www.aber.ac.uk/en/is/computers/vpn/

Students, let us know your experience of using technology. Come to the Hugh Owen Library 1:10pm-2pm on FridayStudents, let us know your experience of using technology. Come to the Hugh Owen Library 1:10pm-2pm on Friday

16/10/2014

Aberystwyth is taking part in a JISC project called Enhancing the Student Digital Experience. The project aims to support institutions in making the most strategically effective use of technology to support  learning, teaching and the student experience.

On Friday 17th October, we would like to invite students to attend a discussion session with our JISC facilitators to help them understand your use of technology and your aspirations for the development of  technology-enhanced learning at Aberystwyth. The session will take about an hour and will take place in E3 in the Academy in the Hugh Owen Library. One of the results of the session will be a report that explores the messages that staff and students have about technology-enhanced learning as well as pointing in AU towards relevant resources and projects to develop further.

We'd like to invite you to attend the session which will run between 1:10 and 2:00. If you are able to attend, please let us know by completing the form at www.survey.bris.ac.uk/aber/jisc14-student

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

18/09/2014

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 and IT inductions to all new undergraduate students from Sunday 21 September onwards.

 

Further information on all our services is at: http://www.aber.ac.uk/en/is/help/newstudents/welcome/

Physical Sciences Library – access with your Aber CardPhysical Sciences Library – access with your Aber Card

17/09/2014

From the start of term (September 2014), you will now need your Aber Card to access the Physical Sciences Library. Opening hours for the library are:

  • Term-time hours Monday-Friday: 08:30-19:30
  • During the holidays Monday-Friday: 08:30-17:30.

The library will be staffed during term-times between 14:00-17:00 and Sahm Nikoi, the Subject Librarian, will continue to have a regular presence in the library. The library is unstaffed outside of these times but access remains to the library books and journals, library spaces, computers and the printer. All library users are reminded of the need to have their Aber card to access the library and to ensure that they keep their Aber Card with them when they exit.

Changes to charges for replacement Aber cards from September 2014Changes to charges for replacement Aber cards from September 2014

04/09/2014

We are pleased to be able to reduce the cost of replacement Aber cards for students and staff, and can offer free replacements in some instances:

  • Lost card:  £8.00 (previously £15)
  • Damaged or broken card:  No charge (previously £2)
  • Stolen card (where Police crime report number is supplied):  No charge ( previously £2)

New students and staff will still receive their first Aber card free of charge

Overview of Centrally Time Tabled Room Refurbishment Summer 2014Overview of Centrally Time Tabled Room Refurbishment Summer 2014

02/09/2014

As many of you are aware the project to refurbish Llandinam CTT rooms and Hugh Owen A12 lecture theatre is in progress. The Llandinam rooms that are being refurbished are B23, B20, B22, G3, G3a, A6, C63, C64, C65 and the Llandinam concourse. For more information, please follow the link http://www.aber.ac.uk/en/is/news/rooms/.

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

04/08/2014

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.

Trial Access to 'Early European Books 1-4'Trial Access to 'Early European Books 1-4'

01/08/2014

Aberystwyth University has obtained a trial access to Early European Books 1-4. Early European Books Collections 1-4 is a digitised collection of rare books and incunabula, with over 25,000 works currently included.

You can access the platform at http://eeb.chadwyck.com/home.do or via the ‘Electronic Resources Trials’ page (http://www.aber.ac.uk/en/is/elecinfo/trials/). Early European Books can also be accessed off-campus by connecting to Aber VPN.

The trial will expire on 31 October 2014

Increase in Document Supply charges from 1st August 2014Increase in Document Supply charges from 1st August 2014

31/07/2014

As of 1st August 2014, Document Supply charges are as follows (due to British Library price increases):

  • Books: currently £12.05 – new charge £12.65
  • Photocopy (journal article) for retention: currently £8.05 – new charge £9.40
  • Secure electronic delivery (journal article): currently £7.80 – new charge either £6 or £9.42 depending on source of material requested
  • International requests: Books: currently £12.05 – new charge £12.65
  • International requests: photocopy (journal article): currently £8.05 – new charge £9.40
  • Renewal fee:  currently £4.45 – new charge £5.46

Requests can be made directly via Primo, the library catalogue http://primo.aber.ac.uk - by choosing the Document Supply button and logging in where prompted. Further information at: http://www.aber.ac.uk/en/is/library/documentsupply/

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