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 the most out of SCOPUS, searching tips and how to track the impact of your research output. There will be time for you to explore the database and tools, as well as ask questions of the experts.

If you are interested, please email s.fagg@worc.ac.uk  to register for a place in the workshop. Places are limited so don’t delay.

*SCOPUS is a large database of abstracts and citations from peer-reviewed literature.  It uses smart tools to track, analyse and visualise research. It covers over 21,000 titles from over 5,000 international publishers in the fields of science, technology, medicine, social science, arts and humanities.


Study Happy askalibrarian on Tour & Hive on Tour

Tuesday 12 December 10:00-2:30, Main Entrance, St John’s Campus

Drop in and meet your friendly library team.

Academic Liaison Librarians, members of the Hive team and Reffie the Raptor will be on hand to answer your questions and talk all things library- this time with added Christmas cheer! Struggling to get stuck into your research? Need to know more about resource lists? Just Ask!


Resource Lists – Publish and review ASAP

If you still need to review and publish your semester 2/ Term 2 resource lists, now is the time to do it! Please update, publish and request review of your resource lists so that we can order new items and make resources available to students for your modules.

For more advice on managing Resource Lists, see our dedicated guide or contact your Academic Liaison Librarian

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 SCOPUS, searching tips and how to track the impact of your research output. There will be time for you to explore the database and tools, as well as ask questions of the experts.

If you are interested, please email s.fagg@worc.ac.uk  to register for a place in the workshop. Places are limited so don’t delay.

*SCOPUS is a large database of abstracts and citations from peer-reviewed literature.  It uses smart tools to track, analyse and visualise research. It covers over 21,000 titles from over 5,000 international publishers in the fields of science, technology, medicine, social science, arts and humanities.


Resource Lists – Publish and review for Semester 2 by 1 December

Please be aware Semester 2/Term 2  Resource Lists should be published and sent for review and any digitisation requests made by 1 December 2017 so that new items can be ordered in time by the library and resources are accessible to students.

For more advice on managing Resource Lists, see our dedicated guide or contact your Academic Liaison Librarian

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 (on Windows, iOS and Android operating systems) and is free to download. You will also need an Adobe ID to access rights-controlled epub content like our subscription ebook services. To use Bluefire on your own devices, just follow the steps beneath to be ‘e-book ready’!

  1. If you don’t already have one, create an Adobe ID using your University e-mail address here.
  2. You can download Bluefireon your own devices here or from iTunes or Google Play.
  3. Follow the instructions on your device to install Bluefire.
  4. Once installed, open the Bluefire reader, and in the ‘Edit’ menu, select ‘Authorize App’.
  5. When prompted, enter your Adobe ID details.
  6. DONE! You’re all set to choose, download and read all our e-book content which is provided in epub format!

(One last thing to note, some supplier sites tell you that you will need Adobe Digital Editions software. The fact is – you don’t. Ignore that and go onto the next step to download and view with Bluefire.)

We are also working with ICT to have Bluefire included as part of the standard UW PC image across all our campuses.

See our Library blog post: http://library.worc.ac.uk/blogs/20171026


Live chat with askalibrarian

Contact askalibrarian via the ‘Can we help? Live chat’ tab on the Library Services webpages. This is in addition to emailing askalibrarian@worc.ac.uk,  texting us at 01902 504126 and visiting the desk on Level 3 in The Hive. Please help us by promoting the chat service to your students.


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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 our October event and you can come along and find some hidden gems yourself! All profits will go to charity, and we desperately want to beat last year’s total of nearly £700.

So please, make some room on your book shelf and donate any spare books at our drop off points. Help us raise money for charity and make your old books feel wanted again.


Tea & cake with your librarians

Stuck with your resource lists? Need support in helping students understand referencing or how to evaluate sources critically? The askalibrarian team will be hosting their annual askalibrarian Tea & Cake on Thursday 14 September. Stop by Level 2 of The Hive between 12-3 to meet your librarians and find out how they can support you. All staff welcome; come with questions!

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 may lead to action being taken under the Staff Disciplinary Procedures.

The Information Security Policy sets out expectations of staff in relation to User Accounts, Mobile Computing, Encryption, Software and Network Management.

The Information Classification and Handling Table breaks down all information and data into three specific categories – ‘Highly Sensitive’, ‘Personal/Confidential’, ‘Non-Sensitive/Open’ and explains staff should store and share each category of information.

We recognise that for some staff the requirements of the policy and associated table will mean a significant change in work practice and behaviour. Therefore, the Vice Chancellor’s Advisory Group has agreed that staff have until the 1st November 2017 to become fully compliant with the policy.

Below are some simple Do’s and Don’ts of Information Security which all staff should follow.

DO DON’T
Seek advice from the IT Service Desk if you are unsure about any aspect of Information Security. DON’T disclose your account password to anyone either verbally or via email. That includes members of IT.
Change your password if you have any suspicion that it may have been compromised. DON’T use your University password as the password for any other service.
Report any loss or suspected loss of data to the IT Service Desk. DON’T undermine or seek to undermine the security of computer systems.
Ensure that equipment that has been used to store sensitive University data is disposed of correctly. DON’T make copies of restricted University information without permission.
Encrypt mobile devices which you use for University business including personal devices. Advice is available from the IT Service Desk DON’T provide access to University information or systems to those who are not entitled to access.
When sharing sensitive information with others always follow the advice in the Information Handling Guidelines. DON’T leave your computer unlocked when unattended.
Password protect your personally owned devices. DON’T use a personal email account for conducting University business.
Keep all of the software on your personally owned devices up to date. DON’T connect personally owned storage or mobile devices to University owned devices
Be aware of the risks of using open (unsecured) Wi-Fi hotspots or public computers in libraries, airports, etc DON’T send, forward or open unauthorised bulk (spam) email.
Assume that Information Security is relevant to you. DON’T leave paper-based records in plain sight where they can be viewed by unauthorised people
Ensure that paper-based information is securely locked away when you are away from your desk. DO NOT leave hard copies of confidential information unattended or unsecured.

Over the summer, the IT team will be working with departments across the University to enable staff to access and use the IT provisions we already have.

Mandatory training for all staff on Information Security and Data Protection will be rolled out across the University in 2017/18.

Any staff with specific IT queries or needs should contact the IT Service Desk. Some specific advice and guidance is available via the IT webpages or the IT Service Desk:

Cloud Storage – the University’s approved solution is One Drive for Business. Using cloud storage will significantly increase your storage capacity and allow you to access your files and documents securely when away from the University and reduce the need for USB sticks, which are vulnerable to loss or being misplaced.

Secure Storage of Data – if you are working away from the University or are sharing data in the ‘High Sensitive’ or ‘Personal/Confidential’ categories you should ensure that the information is secure.

Protect your emails and documents using Rights Management Services (RMS) – RMS allows you to apply access permissions and expiry dates to your documents and emails. It is intended to be used when working with ‘Highly/Sensitive’ and ‘Personal/Confidential’ classed data.

We will continue to develop technology, support and training relating to Information Security and will keep staff updated on a regular basis via all user emails, briefing notes to Heads and via the new Information Assurance webpage

 

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 may lead to action being taken under the Staff Disciplinary Procedures.

The Information Security Policy sets out expectations of staff in relation to User Accounts, Mobile Computing, Encryption, Software and Network Management.

The Information Classification and Handling Table breaks down all information and data into three specific categories – ‘Highly Sensitive’, ‘Personal/Confidential’, ‘Non-Sensitive/Open’ and explains staff should store and share each category of information.

We recognise that for some staff the requirements of the policy and associated table will mean a significant change in work practice and behaviour. Therefore, the Vice Chancellor’s Advisory Group has agreed that staff have until the 1st November 2017 to become fully compliant with the policy.

Below are some simple Do’s and Don’ts of Information Security which all staff should follow.

DO DON’T
Seek advice from the IT Service Desk if you are unsure about any aspect of Information Security. DON’T disclose your account password to anyone either verbally or via email. That includes members of IT.
Change your password if you have any suspicion that it may have been compromised. DON’T use your University password as the password for any other service.
Report any loss or suspected loss of data to the IT Service Desk. DON’T undermine or seek to undermine the security of computer systems.
Ensure that equipment that has been used to store sensitive University data is disposed of correctly. DON’T make copies of restricted University information without permission.
Encrypt mobile devices which you use for University business including personal devices. Advice is available from the IT Service Desk DON’T provide access to University information or systems to those who are not entitled to access.
When sharing sensitive information with others always follow the advice in the Information Handling Guidelines. DON’T leave your computer unlocked when unattended.
Password protect your personally owned devices. DON’T use a personal email account for conducting University business.
Keep all of the software on your personally owned devices up to date. DON’T connect personally owned storage or mobile devices to University owned devices
Be aware of the risks of using open (unsecured) Wi-Fi hotspots or public computers in libraries, airports, etc DON’T send, forward or open unauthorised bulk (spam) email.
Assume that Information Security is relevant to you. DON’T leave paper-based records in plain sight where they can be viewed by unauthorised people
Ensure that paper-based information is securely locked away when you are away from your desk. DO NOT leave hard copies of confidential information unattended or unsecured.

Over the summer, the IT team will be working with departments across the University to enable staff to access and use the IT provisions we already have.

Mandatory training for all staff on Information Security and Data Protection will be rolled out across the University in 2017/18.

Any staff with specific IT queries or needs should contact the IT Service Desk. Some specific advice and guidance is available via the IT webpages or the IT Service Desk:

Cloud Storage – the University’s approved solution is One Drive for Business. Using cloud storage will significantly increase your storage capacity and allow you to access your files and documents securely when away from the University and reduce the need for USB sticks, which are vulnerable to loss or being misplaced.

Secure Storage of Data – if you are working away from the University or are sharing data in the ‘High Sensitive’ or ‘Personal/Confidential’ categories you should ensure that the information is secure.

Protect your emails and documents using Rights Management Services (RMS) – RMS allows you to apply access permissions and expiry dates to your documents and emails. It is intended to be used when working with ‘Highly/Sensitive’ and ‘Personal/Confidential’ classed data.

We will continue to develop technology, support and training relating to Information Security and will keep staff updated on a regular basis via alluser emails, briefing notes to Heads and via the new Information Assurance webpage

 

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 may lead to action being taken under the Staff Disciplinary Procedures.

The Information Security Policy sets out expectations of staff in relation to User Accounts, Mobile Computing, Encryption, Software and Network Management.

The Information Classification and Handling Table breaks down all information and data into three specific categories – ‘Highly Sensitive’, ‘Personal/Confidential’, ‘Non-Sensitive/Open’ and explains staff should store and share each category of information.

We recognise that for some staff the requirements of the policy and associated table will mean a significant change in work practice and behaviour. Therefore, the Vice Chancellor’s Advisory Group has agreed that staff have until the 1st November 2017 to become fully compliant with the policy.

Below are some simple Do’s and Don’ts of Information Security which all staff should follow.

DO DON’T
Seek advice from the IT Service Desk if you are unsure about any aspect of Information Security. DON’T disclose your account password to anyone either verbally or via email. That includes members of IT.
Change your password if you have any suspicion that it may have been compromised. DON’T use your University password as the password for any other service.
Report any loss or suspected loss of data to the IT Service Desk. DON’T undermine or seek to undermine the security of computer systems.
Ensure that equipment that has been used to store sensitive University data is disposed of correctly. DON’T make copies of restricted University information without permission.
Encrypt mobile devices which you use for University business including personal devices. Advice is available from the IT Service Desk DON’T provide access to University information or systems to those who are not entitled to access.
When sharing sensitive information with others always follow the advice in the Information Handling Guidelines. DON’T leave your computer unlocked when unattended.
Password protect your personally owned devices. DON’T use a personal email account for conducting University business.
Keep all of the software on your personally owned devices up to date. DON’T connect personally owned storage or mobile devices to University owned devices
Be aware of the risks of using open (unsecured) Wi-Fi hotspots or public computers in libraries, airports, etc DON’T send, forward or open unauthorised bulk (spam) email.
Assume that Information Security is relevant to you. DON’T leave paper-based records in plain sight where they can be viewed by unauthorised people
Ensure that paper-based information is securely locked away when you are away from your desk. DO NOT leave hard copies of confidential information unattended or unsecured.

Over the summer, the IT team will be working with departments across the University to enable staff to access and use the IT provisions we already have.

Mandatory training for all staff on Information Security and Data Protection will be rolled out across the University in 2017/18.

Any staff with specific IT queries or needs should contact the IT Service Desk. Some specific advice and guidance is available via the IT webpages or the IT Service Desk:

Cloud Storage – the University’s approved solution is One Drive for Business. Using cloud storage will significantly increase your storage capacity and allow you to access your files and documents securely when away from the University and reduce the need for USB sticks, which are vulnerable to loss or being misplaced.

Secure Storage of Data – if you are working away from the University or are sharing data in the ‘High Sensitive’ or ‘Personal/Confidential’ categories you should ensure that the information is secure.

Protect your emails and documents using Rights Management Services (RMS) – RMS allows you to apply access permissions and expiry dates to your documents and emails. It is intended to be used when working with ‘Highly/Sensitive’ and ‘Personal/Confidential’ classed data.

We will continue to develop technology, support and training relating to Information Security and will keep staff updated on a regular basis via alluser emails, briefing notes to Heads and via the new Information Assurance webpage

 

Library news

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 the library’s website.

Summer library services

A message will soon be going out to students confirming The Hive’s summer hours. The library services at The Hive will be over the summer, apart from the bank holidays on May 29 and August 28 when the building is closed. Loan periods will stay the same so that books are available for students studying over the summer. If you are away from Worcester and plan to take library books with you please be aware that you must be prepared to return any items which may be reserved by other borrowers. All online resources will continue to be available for you to use wherever you are based.

Our enquiry service will also be available so if you have any questions about library services, please contact askalibrarian@worc.ac.uk. We will be offering limited hours during the summer, and more details will be sent out in due course.

Resource Lists rollover

All Resource Lists will be rolled over on 5 May. All 2016/17 lists need to be published by this date, and staff will not be able to log into Aspire on this date. All published lists will remain visible to students. More details will be sent out to staff in due course. If you have any questions in the meantime, please contact your Liaison Librarian.

Student study period at The Hive

All meeting rooms, apart from the Studio, are reserved for student use from 23 April-13 May. During this time, students may use the rooms freely to study in, and it will not be possible to book the rooms for teaching or any other meetings. Please encourage your students to come down and use The Hive during this period. This year, Library Services have also purchased laptop tables to make it easier for students to study in our soft chairs.

 

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:

  1. SOCG3110 ‘Race’, Ethnicity and Education – Luke Devine
  2. BAPP3016 Evaluation and Change within the Professional Context (Partner)
  3. HIST1104 Ideology and Conflict in Europe Since 1789 – Paddy McNally
  4. PITE2007 Foundation Subject 6 (Geography, Music & DT) 
  5. EDST3127 Critical Perspectives on ‘Special Educational Needs’ – Teresa Lehane
  6. SOCG3104 Response to Crime: The Justice Process – Luke Devine
  7. FDTL1010 Work-Based Project (Partner – The Learning Institute) 
  8. NCTC1001 Facilitating Learning in Groups (Partner) – Kay Cram
  9. NUTH4013 Nutritional Improvement – Justine Bold
  10. NCTC1003 New baby – New family: Part 1 (Partner)

Congratulations to all the members of staff who worked hard to make them so useful for their students.

Coming in April – Trial of Library Services chat service

Library Services are pleased to announce that they will be running a trial chat support service from 18 April-26 May. Librarians will be available to chat from 1-4, Monday-Friday, for the duration of the trial. Library Services hopes this new service will be an additional source of online support for students and staff, particularly during the busy exam & marking period. More details about how to use the service will be released soon.

Library news

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, Library Services recommend they contact Cite This For Me directly for support.

Important points:

  • All references have now transferred to Cite This For Me.
  • You will have account access until June 1.
  • After this date, you will lose your stored references unless you have paid for a monthly subscription. Accounts are only available to subscribed members.

We advise you to export all your references as soon as possible so that you can save or transfer them if you wish to do so. In RefMe, you can export references into a Word document using the Export button. You can also export them using a format compatible with other tools, such as Mendeley or Zotero, both of which offer free reference management alternatives. The Library Services team will be investigating what other tools are available, and we’ll be asking students and staff for their feedback too. Watch this space.

Shut up and write

Wednesday, 29 March

2-5 pm, Rooms 1 & 4 The Hive

No distractions!

Just put pen to paper, or fingers to keyboard, and write!

Contact Su Fagg at s.fagg@worc.ac.uk with any further questions.

 

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 you to link to sections of your Resource List wherever you need in Blackboard.

Want to know more?

See http://library.worc.ac.uk/services/academic-staff-support/resource-lists

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 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 can’t remember how to edit your Resource List? Contact your Liaison Librarian, who will be happy to help.

Best,
Jennifer

Library news

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 can’t remember how to edit your Resource List? There’s a detailed video available on Library Services’ website. Or contact your Liaison Librarian, who will be happy to help.

New databases

Library Services have been able to purchase several new databases recently, due to your feedback. These include Lexis Library, Westlaw, and the British National Formulary, among others. Find our full selection of databases and any information about ongoing trials on the Library Services database website.

Christmas on Twitter & Facebook

Library Services are counting down to Christmas, and sharing some great resources on social media. Follow us on Facebook or Twitter @uwlibservices to find out what our favourites are, or to share your own!

Library news

shut-up-and-write-posterShut 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 Fagg, Research Support Librarian, at s.fagg@worc.ac.uk.

Time to start thinking about Semester 2…

Lists need to be sent for review before 1 December to ensure that any new books arrive by the beginning of the semester, so why not get started now? 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 can’t remember how to edit your Resource List? Contact your Liaison Librarian, who will be happy to help.

 

Library news

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 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 can’t remember how to edit your Resource List? Contact your Liaison Librarian, who will be happy to help.

 

Cite Them Right off campus – access issues

Library Services are aware that there are ongoing issues with accessing Cite Them Right off campus. We are working hard to fix this problem, but if you need to use Cite Them Right off campus, please use this link for now. Visit our Eresources help page for updates on this and any other electronic resource problems, or follow us on Facebook or Twitter.

 

Library news

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, and the advantages of doing so. Also if you have any articles or papers to upload bring them with you and we can go through the process with you.  Refreshments provided.

2. Thursday 27th CH1001 City Campus 12:15 – 1:15:- Drop in WRaP workshop

Another chance to come along and ask any questions you have about depositing your research in WRaP, and the advantages of doing so. Also if you have any articles or papers to upload bring them with you and we can go through the process with you.  Refreshments provided.

3. Friday 28th Rm 93, Level 2, The Hive (our new home) 1:30 – 2:30:-  Drop in Open Access Clinic

  • What counts as an ‘Authors Accepted Manuscript’ ?
  • What is the difference between Green & Gold Open Access ?
  • Why should I deposit in WRaP when my research is already on ResearchGate?

In this more general session on Open Access,  we will try to answer any questions you might have around WRaP, Open Access and its relation to the REF, Research Data Management (RDM), Altmetrics, ORCID IDs and anything else related to the rapidly changing area of scholarly communication.

Refreshments will be provided and it is an opportunity to see the teams new location in the Hive.

Database trials – give us your views

Library Services are currently trialling several new databases:

Hein Online

Lexis Library

Lexis PSL

Westlaw

These new databases will be providing crucial support for our new law school.

Library Services have also expanded our subscription to British Newspapers, which now covers 1600-1950.

There are also two ongoing trials, so please try them out!

Kanopy

The trial is live until 31st October 2016, please take our survey and let us know what you think.

Financial Times

The trial is live until 6 November 2016, so please let us know what you think.

If you would like to request a new e-resource, please complete our online request form by 1st November 2016. Your request will be considered as part of our planning process for 2017/18. If you need any assistance with the form, please contact your Academic Liaison Librarian.

Library news

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 drop in and see us if we can help in either area – just be warned we might still be unpacking boxes.

Open Access week

The week beginning the 24th October is “International Open Access Week” and the Research team have put together a number of events for Staff and Researchers.

More details will follow, but for now here are some dates for your diaries:

  1. Tuesday 25th  EE1101 St. Johns Campus  10am – 12 noon:- Drop in WRaP workshop
  2. Thursday 27th CH1001 City Campus 12:15 – 1:15:- Drop in WRaP workshop
  3. Friday 28th Rm 93, Level 2, The Hive (our new home) 1:30 – 2:30:-  Drop in Open Access Clinic

Great Hive Book Rescue – a great success

Thank you all for your donations toward the Great Hive Book Rescue, and for encouraging students to come along. This year the event raised £691.51 for the Student Union’s RAG. That’s nearly 1,400 books! Library Services hope to continue to build on this very successful event next year.

New databases and ongoing database trials – easy access to the information you need

Library Services have been working hard over the summer to arrange access to a number of specialist databases. We are pleased to announce we now have subscriptions to several new databases:

Hein Online

Lexis Library

Lexis PSL

Westlaw

These new databases will be providing crucial support for our new law school.

Library Services have also expanded our subscription to British Newspapers, which now covers 1600-1950.

There are also two ongoing trials, so please try them out!

Kanopy

The trial is live until 31st October 2016, please take our survey and let us know what you think.

Financial Times

The trial is live until 6 November 2016, so please let us know what you think.

If you would like to request a new eresource, please complete our online request form by 1st November 2016.  Your request will be considered as part of our planning process for 2017/18.  If you need any assistance with the form, please contact your Academic Liaison Librarian.

Improved staff access to library accounts

Staff can now log into their library account using their usual UW username and password. Log in to renew books, request reservations, and check your loan history.

 

Library news

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 14/15 and 15/16 lists. This means they will no longer be visible to students. If you need the list to remain visible or have any questions, contact your Liaison Librarian.

Library news

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 of 15/16 and 14/15 Resource Lists.

This means that only the current 16/17 lists will show, and the 15/16 and 14/15 lists will be removed from view. Finding your 16/17 lists will be even faster for you and students.

Follow us on social media to keep up to date

To find out about the latest resources, events and pictures of cats reading books please follow UW Library Services on Facebook and Twitter.

Remember the new referencing policy

The referencing policy has changed to encourage students to focus on consistency, and to allow greater freedom for departments to choose their own styles. The full policy is available online, and you can read more about it on the Library’s referencing webpage. Library Services has created brief referencing guides this year, and students can access www.citethemrightonline.com for further guidance.

Updated study skills pages on the Library website

Even more support for students is now available to students via the Library Services website, following changes over the summer. Visit our Study Skills pages to find refreshed referencing guidance, as well as detailed advice on finding and evaluating sources.

 

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 14 September from 12-3 to ask our team of librarians these questions, and any others you may have. We’ll be providing tea & cake so you can have an informal and useful chat with us.

Great Hive Book Rescue

Library Services are continuing to take donations for the Great Hive Book Rescue, which will be on 5 October. There have already been some great donations, so please continue to donate and encourage your students to donate.

Drop-off points are available in firstpoint, Charles Hastings, the Hive, and the foyer in Binyon.

The Great Hive Book Rescue poster A3 with clarendon

Library news

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 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 about adding content to Aspire lists, editing or publishing them, or how to get content digitised. Get prepared for next year early!

18 July, 2 pm-4 pm, Jenny Lind

20 July, 10 am- 12 pm, firstpoint

25 July, 2 pm-4 pm, Bredon 050

28 July, 10 am-12 pm, Hive Business Centre

Great Hive Book Rescue – still more donations needed

This year’s Great Hive Book Rescue will be held in October to raise money for the SU’s RAG charity, and to help students get their textbooks at a reasonable price. If you’re having a clearout & would like to contribute books, please leave them at our drop-off points: firstpoint, The Hive and Charles Hastings.

Library news

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 about adding content to Aspire lists, editing or publishing them, or how to get content digitised. Get prepared for next year early!

5 July, 2 pm-4 pm, Charles Hastings Reception area

7 July, 10 am-12 pm, firstpoint

12 July, 2 pm-4 pm, Hive Business Centre

14 July, 10 am-12 pm, Bredon 050

18 July, 2 pm-4 pm, Jenny Lind

20 July, 10 am- 12 pm, firstpoint

25 July, 2 pm-4 pm, Bredon 050

28 July, 10 am-12 pm, Hive Business Centre

 

Great Hive Book Rescue – still more donations needed

This year’s Great Hive Book Rescue will be held in October to raise money for the SU’s RAG charity, and to help students get their textbooks at a reasonable price. If you’re having a clearout and would like to contribute books, please leave them at our drop-off points: firstpoint, The Hive and Charles Hastings.

Book your librarians now for a session in the fall

Want your students to get a different perspective on finding information, critical evaluation of sources, or referencing? Your Academic Liaison Librarian can help! Let us know what your students need to learn about, and we’ll come along and help you teach them. Send your Liaison Librarian an email, or stop by the Askalibrarian desk on Level 3 of the Hive to find out more.

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 about adding content to Aspire lists, editing or publishing them, or how to get content digitised. Get prepared for next year early!

28 June, 10 am-12 pm, Hive Business Centre

1 July, 10 am-12 pm, Bredon 074

5 July, 2 pm-4 pm, Charles Hastings Reception area

7 July, 10 am-12 pm, firstpoint

12 July, 2 pm-4 pm, Hive Business Centre

14 July, 10 am-12 pm, Bredon 050

18 July, 2 pm-4 pm, Jenny Lind

20 July, 10 am- 12 pm, firstpoint

25 July, 2 pm-4 pm, Bredon 050

28 July, 10 am-12 pm, Hive Business Centre

 

Alumni cards now available at the Hive

The Hive now has blue cards available for alumni users. Former students can approach any member of staff to receive their new card. Alumni are entitled to 3 High Demand (blue sticker) items instead of the one High Demand item that can be issued to County library users.

Great Hive Book Rescue – the search for donations continues

Library Services are still accepting donations for the Great Hive Book Rescue, which will be held in October to help students get textbooks at a reasonable price and raise money for this year’s RAG charity. So if you have unloved books, send them our way. Donation boxes are now set up in firstpoint, The Hive and Charles Hastings.