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IT support available at The Hive

IT support is now available for staff and students at walk-up support desks in the Peirson Study and Guidance Centre and in The Hive. The Hive support desk is new and can be found on Level 3 with the askalibrarian service. Both desks are open Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm. The Hive support desk […]

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New library resources on trial

Library Services are pleased to offer trials of two new resources: JustisOne: Intelligent Legal Research Justis gives you access to the most comprehensive collection of common law cases from 1163, and an extensive collection of legislation from 1235. You can access the trial here until 8 December. Click “Sign In” in the top right corner of […]

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Library Services: LiveChat Summary

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Resource Lists: help available

In an ideal world, Resource Lists need to be published by 1st August so that Library Services can buy any new books needed in time for the next academic year. While there is doubtless many a timetabling/ staffing/ curriculum decision to be made between now and next semester, please review and publish lists if the […]

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Library News: symposium at L&T Conference; Scopus & Web of Science workshops; Resource Lists progress

Library Services symposium at L&T Conference: Resource lists: what works, and what doesn’t. Perspectives from staff and students Library Services are delighted to be hosting a Resource Lists symposium at the Learning and Teaching Conference on Thursday 14th June. Our panel brings together staff and students from across the university to discuss the key tool […]

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Library News: Essay mills and plagiarism, Student book recommendations, Resource List rollover, Services for alumni

Essay mills and plagiarism Essay writing services are targeting our students on the streets outside our campuses and via social media. Please can all academic staff take the opportunity to remind students at all levels that using essay writing services is completely forbidden. A recent blog post by Library Services addresses the issue and directs […]

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Library Services are excellent – it’s official!

Those of you who have received emails from members of Library Services recently may have spotted this logo in our signatures. We are pleased and proud to announce that we have been awarded Customer Service Excellence accreditation. This is an external standard, set up by the Government, which encourages continuous improvement and skills development in […]

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Library Services: SCOPUS Workshop, Study Happy and Publication of Resource Lists

SCOPUS Workshop: last chance to book We now have access to SCOPUS*? Would you like to know more about it? If so, please accept our invitation to attend a training workshop, which is being held in EEG023 from 12:30-14:00 on Wednesday, 6 December. Representatives from Elsevier will be in attendance to demonstrate how to get […]

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SCOPUS Workshop and Resource Lists

SCOPUS Workshop We now have access to SCOPUS*? Would you like to know more about it? If so, please accept our invitation to attend a training workshop, which is being held in EEG023 from 12:30-14:00 on Wednesday, 6 December. Representatives from Elsevier will be in attendance to demonstrate how to get the most out of […]

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Library News: Downloading ebooks, Live chat, Keep up to date

Downloading ebooks Our academic e-book providers are increasingly moving away from PDF to the EPUB format, meaning that rather than using the standard Adobe Reader software you will also need an EPUB reader to view – and especially to download – some of our e-books. One such e-book reader application is Bluefire. You can run Bluefire on phones, tablets, laptops and desktops […]

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Donations wanted for Great Hive Book Rescue It’s back!…. It’s that time of the year again when we need to start collecting any unwanted books from you in order to find them a new home. We are collecting books at The Hive, firstpoint building and Charles Hastings. All books will then be sold for at […]

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New Information Security Policy and Arrangements

Dear Colleague I am writing to you to make you aware of the University’s new Information Security Policy, and the associated Information Classification and Handling Table. All staff should engage with the Information Security Policy and the requirements of the Information Classification and Handling Table as compliance is mandatory and any breaches of the policy […]

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New Information Security Policy and Arrangements

Dear Colleague I am writing to you to make you aware of the University’s new Information Security Policy, and the associated Information Classification and Handling Table. All staff should engage with the Information Security Policy and the requirements of the Information Classification and Handling Table as compliance is mandatory and any breaches of the policy […]

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New Information Security Policy and Arrangements

Dear Colleague I am writing to you to make you aware of the University’s new Information Security Policy, and the associated Information Classification and Handling Table. All staff should engage with the Information Security Policy and the requirements of the Information Classification and Handling Table as compliance is mandatory and any breaches of the policy […]

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Library Services for Alumni – please share

Library Services have sent an email to all final year students, confirming which library services will continue to be available for them after they have graduated. These include borrowing rights for books as well as continued access to a selected set of journals. More information is available on the Library Services website: library.worc.ac.uk/services/alumni

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Library chat service From Tuesday 18 April-Friday 28 May, Library Services will be trialling a chat service from 1-4 pm on weekdays as an extra way of supporting students and staff during this busy period. You can start a chat by clicking the green Can we help? Live chat button on the right side of […]

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Library news – chat and popular Resource Lists

Top 10 Resource Lists for March – is yours on the list? Every month Library Services looks at which Resource Lists have been best used by students. In March the most popular lists were: SOCG3110 ‘Race’, Ethnicity and Education – Luke Devine BAPP3016 Evaluation and Change within the Professional Context (Partner) HIST1104 Ideology and Conflict in […]

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RefMe changes RefMe is a popular tool among students for storing references and producing reading lists for assignments. However, it has been sold to a different company, Cite This For Me. See this RefMe Support post for further details. Please pass the following information on to your students should they approach you about the changes. Alternatively, […]

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Improved Resource Lists integration with Blackboard

A new tool has been implemented in Blackboard which provides better integration with Resource Lists. Key benefits: Better stability Your Resource List is brought into Blackboard – fewer clicks for students to access; easy to navigate between lists and other learning content; ability to edit your Resource List from within Blackboard Added functionality – allowing […]

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Semester 2 Resource Lists

We’re now approaching Semester 2… Lists need to be sent for review before the start of the semester to make sure books arrive in time for students, so Library Services would encourage you to start publishing your lists. They can be found by logging into Aspire and searching for the module name or code, so […]

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Time to publish your Semester 2 Resource Lists… Your lists can be found by logging into Aspire and searching for the module name or code, so there’s no need to start from scratch. Once you’ve found it, make sure you’re happy with it, then send it for a review and publish it. Still worried, or […]

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Shut up and Write! The Hive will be hosting another Shut Up and Write! event on Wednesday 30 November, 1-5 pm in Rooms 5 & 6 (Level 2). It’s a great opportunity to grab some hot drinks & biscuits, sit down and focus on whatever you’re writing at the moment. For more information, contact Su […]

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Time to start thinking about Semester 2… Why not get your Resource List ready for Semester 2 now? Lists need to be sent for review before 1 December to ensure that any new books arrive by the beginning of the semester. Your lists can be found by logging into Aspire and searching for the module […]

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Open Access Week with Library Services This week (24th – 30th) is “International Open Access Week” and we are offering three events for Staff and Researchers. 1. Tuesday 25th  EE1101 St. Johns Campus  10am – 12 noon:- Drop in WRaP workshop Come along and ask any questions you have about depositing your research in WRaP, […]

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Research Collections have moved! By the time you read this both the WRaP team and the Research Collections team will have moved from the St. Johns Campus to The Hive. You will be able to find them on Level 2 in Room 93 (where the Historic Monument Record used to be)  Please feel free to […]

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Having trouble publishing your resource list? Visit our YouTube channel for helpful videos, or use the step-by-step instructions on the website. Need more help? Contact your Liaison Librarian. Our top tip: make sure you’re logged into Aspire! Aspire 15/16 lists being archived soon On 8 October, Library Services will be tidying up Aspire by archiving […]

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Publish your resource lists Make sure your resource lists are published and visible to students. It’s quick and simple – log into Aspire, find your list, and press publish. Library Services have created a 45-second video to show you how. Bulk archive of resource lists On 18 October Talis Aspire will be doing a bulk archive […]

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Library News – Academic Tea & Cake, and the Great Hive Book Rescue

Academic Tea & Cake – this Wednesday 14 September Not sure how to publish your resource list? How will the new UW referencing policy and tools affect your subject? What do you need to know about the REF, open access and WRAP? Stop by the Business Centre on Level 2 of the Hive this Wednesday […]

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Resource lists – continuing support

Couldn’t come along to a Library Services drop in session? Don’t worry, we’re still happy to help. Just contact your Liaison Librarian or stop by the askalibrarian desk on Level 3 of the Hive from 10-4, Monday-Friday, to find out more. We’ve also put together some useful videos, all available on YouTube.    

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Thinking of publishing? There’s lots of advice available out there, and Library Services has compiled some of the most useful information on its website. It’s well worth a read to find out how the university can support you as you start to think about getting published. Aspire post-rollover support Rollover of your Resource Lists is […]

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Aspire post-rollover support Rollover of your Resource Lists is now complete, and you are now free to start editing and publishing your lists for the 2016/17 Academic Year. Library Services will be offering drop-in Aspire support sessions for academic staff starting 6 June, running through to July. Come meet your librarians and ask any questions […]

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Aspire post-rollover support

Rollover of your Resource Lists is now complete, and you are now free to start editing and publishing your lists for the 2016/17 Academic Year. Library Services will be offering drop-in Aspire support sessions for academic staff starting 6 June, running through to July. Come meet your librarians and ask any questions you may have […]

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Aspire post-rollover support Rollover of your Resource Lists is now complete, and you are now free to start editing and publishing your lists for the 2016/17 Academic Year. Library Services will be offering drop-in Aspire support sessions for academic staff starting 6 June, running through to July. Come meet your librarians and ask any questions […]

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The Hive What’s On deadline for September edition

The deadline for submitting content and images for the next Hive What’s On guide is 4 July – this guide will cover events from 1 September to 31 December 2016. Please send title, dates and copy (50 – 75 words) along with a high resolution image (or two) to Min Sowden before or on the deadline please: […]

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Library Services Strategy 2015-2020 The mission of the University of Worcester Library Services is to provide excellent library services, facilities, resources and training and advice to all members of the University on and off campus, as well as members of the community who use The Hive. Our new strategy describes how we intend to move […]