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Reading Lists 2020-2021: advice for module coordinators

29/05/2020

The Library is currently undertaking a check of Essential books on Aspire reading lists to discover which titles are available for purchase as ebooks. Meanwhile information and advice for module co-ordinators is available from the Aspire Reading Lists home page. Your subject librarians are available for questions about resourcing modules for 2020-2021 and to provide advice and assistance with Aspire by email, phone and MS Teams.

Migration of SQL1 and SQL3 to MSSQL - potential disruptions

28/05/2020

Dear MSSQL Administrators and Users, 

On Tuesday 2nd of June, we will be moving all the remaining databases from SQL1 and SQL3 over to their new home on MSSQL. SQL1 and SQL3 will be retired after this process is complete. We’re hoping to migrate everything by 9am, but please be aware that you may experience some downtime over the course of the day. This is classed as essential work and has to be carried out within the next few weeks, due to the warranty end-life of the physical servers that the databases are hosted on. The current active databases we will be migrating to MSSQL are as follows: 

SQL1 – DEFAULT instance

                myday 

SQL1 - ARTSCENTRE

                pbs - Patronbase 

SQL1 – DEPARTMENTAL

                AGROBASEAMENITY

                AGROBASEGRASS

                AGROBASELEGUMES

                AGROBASENLRL

                AGROBASEOATS

                AGROBASESEEDPRODUCTION

                AGROBASESPRINGOATS

                AGRONOMIXAPP01

              AGRONOMIXDEMO

              MISCANTHUS

              StudentUnionTillsBar

              StudentUnionTills-Ents

              StudentUnionTills-Shop

              UniwareData

UniwareMetaData 

SQL1 – DIS

                Dissertation

                olu_data 

SQL3 – SYSTEMS

                ASPState

              DCeModule

              DC-eModule-v4

              DC-IMPORT-LIVE

              DC-IMPORT-TEST

              DSSL

              DSSL_TEST

              DSSL_TEST_eModule-v4

              DSSLexport

              DSSL-NOeCertificates

                is_statsaz

                is_webnews

              Perception_Main_57

              Perception_REPO

              Velocity

                VLS 

If you have any 'essential' need for any of these databases on that day, please inform us at is@aber.ac.uk as soon as possible - once the migration has started, it will not be possible to halt the process mid-stream. Also, if you feel you have databases not listed above that are currently active on SQL1 or SQL3, please let us know the database name and principal owner so we can migrate them as well.

Learning and Teaching Enhancement Unit Online sessions

26/05/2020

27/5 Using Microsoft teams for Online Learning and Teaching Activities

29/5 Moving to Online Teaching

03/06 Know Who You Are

26/8 Writing Effective Multiple-Choice Questions

Times & booking

Web of Science - online resource

26/05/2020

Web of Science is an online resource available at Aberystwyth University.

It gives access to thousands of easily searchable academic journals, publications and citations within its Master Journal List.

How the resource can help students:

  • Helps to aid research for assignments, dissertations and exams – The database offers easy access to the latest academic research, texts and bibliographic references.
  • The database covers a wide range of subjects – Its core collection of scholarly journals covers not only science subjects, but also social sciences and arts and humanities.
  • Various other worldwide databases can be accessed within the Web of Science collection – these include the U.S. National Library of Medicine’s MEDLINE database, the BIOSIS biosciences database and the Russian Science Citation Index.

Types of accessible documents within the database include:

  • Journal articles
  • Book chapters
  • Biographical items
  • News items
  • Bibliographies

Web of Science can be accessed here: http://apps.webofknowledge.com/ or connect from the Primo Resources A-Z tab under W.

If accessing Web of Science away from campus, please use Shibboleth: https://jump.aber.ac.uk/?hmhq

Video tutorials and their Quick Reference Guide can be found at http://clarivate.libguides.com/home

Contact librarians@aber.ac.uk for further information or to arrange a demonstration.

Tell us what you think about your Library and IT services

20/05/2020

You can let us know your comments, complaints and compliments at: http://www.aber.ac.uk/en/is/feedback/

  • We welcome and actively seek feedback from our users to ensure that the services we provide are responsive to your requirements and changing needs.
  • If you are unhappy about a service provided by Information Services, or if we have not done something which we promised to do, the best way for us to make improvements is to hear from you.
  • Where you have been happy with a service we offer or with support you’ve had from one of our staff members, please let us know so that we know what we’re doing right.

IT systems at risk

26/05/2020

IT systems may be at risk due to maintenance work during the following time period:

Monday 1st June – 19:00 to 23:00

Wednesday  3rd June – 19:00 to 23:00

Monday 8th June – 19:00 to 23:00

We apologise for any inconvenience.

Tuesday 9th June: Aspire Reading List Copy

27/05/2020

Published lists in Aspire dated 2019-2020 will be copied to the next academic year. Please ensure you publish any unpublished changes in Aspire or they will be lost. Please follow these instructions https://faqs.aber.ac.uk/321

Information Services' Standards and Performance

20/05/2020

We are committed to providing high quality services and resources to our students and staff. To help us achieve this, we have key performance indicators (KPIs) based on the feedback that our users give us through our annual Information Services User Survey and the relevant National Student Survey questions.  We also report annually on our Service Standards to ensure that we meet users' requirements and that we are clear on our provision.

See our library and IT KPIs and Service Standards at: https://www.aber.ac.uk/en/is/about

Looking for something?

20/05/2020

If you’re looking for a book or article that we don’t have access to, we might be able to borrow it for you from another library. Submit your request using the ‘Document Supply’ button in Primo, and we’ll do the rest.

Learning and Teaching Enhancement Unit Online sessions

11/05/2020

14/5 Writing Effective Multiple-Choice Questions

19/5 Introduction to Component Marks Transfer

21/5 Academy Forum: Using Technology for Group Work

26/5 Distance Learning Forum: Gauging Student Opinion from a Distance

03/06 Know Who You Are

Times & booking

Web Services online support

07/05/2020


We are offering a drop-in session on Teams at 10:30-11:30am every Wednesday. If you have a query or question, please join us by using this Teams joining link.

ICT Service disruption on Tuesday mornings

04/06/2018

A reminder that Information Services carries out essential maintenance on the University’s ICT services on Tuesday mornings. Access to all services, including email and web access, must be considered "At Risk" between 7am and 10am. We apologise for any inconvenience.