Library news: Essential work to Library System Monday 28 May; Marketing at The Hive; Resource Lists rollover

Essential Works to Library System – Bank Holiday Monday 28th May

Due to essential technical work on the library management system, the system will be unavailable during the following times:

Library System unavailable 7am – 12 noon on Bank Holiday Monday 28th May

Further ‘At Risk’ period 12 noon-6pm on the same day

The work has been scheduled to be performed on the Bank Holiday, a closed day for all libraries, to minimise disruption to library services.

During the period 8am-12 noon on the 28th May, the following services will be unavailable:

– The ‘My Account’ function of the library catalogue. Borrowers will not be able to access their account, nor renew borrowed items.

– The real-time catalogue details. Borrowers will not be able to see availability of items, nor be able to place reservations.

There will be a further ‘At Risk’ period 12 noon-6pm on that day.


Marketing at The Hive

The Hive is a truly unique building that can offer a unique experience. Based at The Hive, is the marketing and events team consisting of Communications officer, Beth Campagna, Events Manager, Caroline Hill and myself, Oliver Willis.

I am a full time Marketing and Communications Officer based at The Hive. I run all communications going to the media and the public and help to promote and market events in conjunction with my colleagues.

I work closely with both the University of Worcester and Worcestershire County Council communications teams and am able to utilize their resources to the benefit of The Hive.

Looking forward I am aiming to make the marketing and communications we do more pro-active. Liaising more with organizers of events to be able to plan, as far in advance as possible, how we can promote it, where the best places to do so are and when it should begin.

We have a host of marketing tools at our disposal and one of the most long-standing and most visual is the What’s On guide we publish three times a year. The summer guide has just been released and is now available at various places across the county.

I also aim to improve our social media reach and content and am looking for volunteers, preferably University of Worcester students who have an interest in social media and want to get some experience contributing to the accounts of an iconic building.

If you know any students who may be interested in getting involved or you have some ideas on how we can improve our marketing then please do get in touch with me on owillis@worcestershire.gov.uk I would love to hear from you.


Resource Lists rollover

Resource Lists (Talis Aspire) has successfully rolled over for the 2018/19 academic year.  All lists have been rolled over into draft status.

For advice on what to do next, please see our latest blog post.

Library News: How Web of Science and Scopus can support your research; Talis Award for Excellence in Marketing and Engaging Academics

How Web of Science and Scopus can support your research

Discover new research, track impact and find out about funding sources: how Web of Science and Scopus can support your research. Library Services will be running sessions on our citation and abstract indexes, Web of Science and Scopus, to show you how these tools can help your work.

Times and dates being considered include the lunchtimes of 5th, 6th, 12th or 26th June, or 17th or 18th July. Please send an expression of interest with your availability to Su Fagg s.fagg@worc.ac.uk or Hannah Hickman h.hickman@worc.ac.uk.

 

Talis Award for Excellence in Marketing and Engaging Academics

Library Services were the proud winners in the annual Talis awards, winning the prize for Excellence in Marketing and Engaging Academics and being highly commended is the Creativity Award. Here’s what the judging panel said:

“This award is for a dedication to academic adoption, shown impressive and creative methods and a well-executed plan. It’s clear that students and Academics are at the core of what the University of Worcester do. After Talis Insight Europe 2017, Allie Taylor’s presentation made waves in the community, with many other Talis Aspire users replicating the approach. The University of Worcester have also embraced LTI and section linking so that academics really can teach the modules in the way they designed. The library team were a part of the early beta phase for the new Student List View, and were quick to gather focus group feedback to support Talis Aspire in the development of the list view.”

“The University of Worcester showed a very holistic approach to advocacy. They seem to have begun and inspired a number of trends in advocacy in other universities, such as embedding a reading list session as part of the Postgraduate Certificate in Education qualification for academic staff.

The video they created certainly fits the bill as creative and the Talis Aspire User Group representatives loved the Lego copyright police and “one list to rule them all.”

Check out the award winning video right here.

Katy Wareham Morris’s debut poetry collection: Cutting the Green Ribbon Launch

Dear colleagues,

I would like to invite you all to the launch of my debut poetry collection, Cutting the Green Ribbon, on Friday 18 May, 6pm in the Studio at The Hive. The collection is published by experimental, Bristol-based publisher, Hesterglock and I’ve received some positive feedback so far.

‘In Cutting the Green Ribbon, real-life contemporary experience is interspersed with the imagined voices of famous women, creating a multi-facetted and powerful collage of what it is to be woman. I’m reminded of the feminist slogan ‘The personal is political’, as vivid and startling imagery both strips bare and re-dresses notions of ‘femininity’. Even the language is alive, tantalising and tricky. Words and form interact playfully, and provocatively, in poems that are in turn tender and sharp, thought-provoking and paradoxical. This collection is hard, hungry, passionate.’ S.A. Leavesley (V Press)

‘Prepare yourself for this fast, furious, eminently female, visceral, sexy, brash, brave, experimental, roller-coaster of a poetry collection. I know of nothing else like it. This poet has found her own dark courageous, bold-as-brass voice. Brava!’ Deborah Alma (The Emergency Poet)

I will be joined by other female guest poets on the evening. Once again this event is free (no need to book) and open to staff, students and public, so please share it amongst your networks. There is a poster attached. I hope you can join us.

Best wishes,

Katy.

ctgr poster as JPEG

The Hive What’s On Guide May to August is now out

The new season of events includes comedy workshops with co-writer of the Royale Family and producer of Gavin and Stacey, Henry Normal on Wednesday 16 May, as well as the annual Reading Agency Summer Reading Challenge and the Ice Age Exhibition.

Download the latest The Hive – Whats On Guide Summer 2018

poetry on loan

Writing comedy for TV and Film – a workshop with Henry Normal – Wed, 16 May

Participate in a workshop with the hugely talented Henry Normal who has been working in TV and film for 25 years. Henry was co-writer of the Royale Family, Mrs Merton, Paul Calf, Coogan’s Run and the film the Parole Officer as well as producer of Gavin and Stacey, the Mighty Boosh, Moone Boy and the Alan Partridge film Alpha Papa and Philomena. Needless to say, Henry knows his comedy!

Wednesday 16 May, 4.30pm – 5.30pm

£15 per person (price includes a free ticket for Henry’s ‘Raining Upwards’ performance in the evening)

Book ticket

Henry Normal – Raining Upwards – Wed, 16 May

‘Succinct, heartrending and peppered with gentle punchlines’ – Hannah Verdier, The Guardian
The show Raining Upwards is both funny and poignant, exploring everything from before the big bang, to life, the universe, infinity and beyond.

Wednesday 16 May, 7 – 8.30pm.

£10 per person. £5 for concessions.

Book ticket

Library News: Talis Award for Excellence in Marketing and Engaging Academics; How Web of Science and Scopus can support your research

Talis Award for Excellence in Marketing and Engaging Academics

Library Services were the proud winners in the annual Talis awards, winning the prize for Excellence in Marketing and Engaging Academics and being highly commended is the Creativity Award. Here’s what the judging panel said:

“This award is for a dedication to academic adoption, shown impressive and creative methods and a well-executed plan. It’s clear that students and Academics are at the core of what the University of Worcester do. After Talis Insight Europe 2017, Allie Taylor’s presentation made waves in the community, with many other Talis Aspire users replicating the approach. The University of Worcester have also embraced LTI and section linking so that academics really can teach the modules in the way they designed. The library team were a part of the early beta phase for the new Student List View, and were quick to gather focus group feedback to support Talis Aspire in the development of the list view.”

“The University of Worcester showed a very holistic approach to advocacy. They seem to have begun and inspired a number of trends in advocacy in other universities, such as embedding a reading list session as part of the Postgraduate Certificate in Education qualification for academic staff.

The video they created certainly fits the bill as creative and the Talis Aspire User Group representatives loved the Lego copyright police and “one list to rule them all.”

Check out the award winning video right here.

 

How Web of Science and Scopus can support your research

Discover new research, track impact and find out about funding sources: how Web of Science and Scopus can support your research. Library Services will be running sessions on our citation and abstract indexes, Web of Science and Scopus, to show you how these tools can help your work.

Times and dates being considered include the lunchtimes of 5, 6, 12 or 26 June, or 17 or 18 July. Please send an expression of interest with your availability to Su Fagg s.fagg@worc.ac.uk or Hannah Hickman h.hickman@worc.ac.uk.

Library News: Great Hive Book Rescue, Student book recommendations, Resource List rollover, Services for alumni

Great Hive Book Rescue

We are now collecting donations of unwanted books in for next October’s Great Hive Book Rescue. Textbooks, fiction, kids’ books, cook books, academic or not, we will happily help you declutter and find new homes for any books you no longer need. Collection boxes are available at firstpoint, Charles Hastings and The Hive. Many thanks.

Student book recommendations

They say that money can’t buy happiness. Well, money can buy books, and that’s close enough for us. To keep our collections updated and relevant, we’re currently seeking student suggestions for new stock. Students have been invited to suggest book titles relevant to their course that they feel are missing from Library online/ print provision. Full details are available here.

Library news: resource list rollover

We are rolling over Resource Lists (Talis Aspire) at 4pm on Friday 11 May for the 2018/2019 academic year. This is where we take your 2017/18 list and copy it to the new academic year. Do not make any changes to your lists from the above date and time until you have been notified rollover is complete.

After rollover the new 2018/19 list will be available in draft and should be sent for review and published by 1 August for Semester 1 so that new items can be ordered in time.

What do I need to do now?

  • Ensure all your current 2017/18 lists are published. Anything in draft will not be rolled over, though Library Services will endeavour to do a final check to catch anything.
  • Do not make copies of your new list and attach to the new academic year – this is automatically done for you.
  • Do not make any changes to your lists from 4pm on Friday 11 May until rollover is complete (maximum rollover time is 48 hours). You will receive an email to confirm rollover has completed.

What do I do after rollover?

  • After rollover, go to http://resourcelists.worc.ac.uk and log-in. You cannot see your new draft list unless you are logged in.
  • Find your 2018/19 list and add to My Lists.  (We recommend you remove your 2017/18 lists from My Lists when the current academic year is complete).
  • In the Edit view of your 2018/19 list, make any needed changes, then press Request Review (so we can order anything necessary) and then press Publish (to make the list visible to students). Please note lists should be updated by 1 August for Semester 1 so that new items can be ordered in time.
  • If you will be teaching a module with an existing Resource List and need to change ownership of the list you can do so by clicking Edit and then Assign List Owner, and selecting Assign to me in the pop-up box. You do not need any additional editing rights to make these changes but will need to have created a profile in Talis Aspire.
  • If the module lead for 2018/19 is not known at the end of this academic year, then the outgoing module tutor or course leader should take responsibility for publishing the rolled over Resource List. The incoming tutor should not change the Recommended for Purchase text, or remove any Essential Reading. They can add Essential and Further Reading and otherwise shape the list structure to suit their teaching.

Is that it?

  • Yes, except for making any necessary changes to URLs in your module guides or handbooks.  The URL should be in the format http://resourcelists.worc.ac.uk/search.html?q=ABCD1234, where ABCD1234 is your module code
  • The new Resource List will be linked into the 2018/19 Blackboard module once available.

Need any help?

We have webpages with step-by-step guides and videos available here.

Your Academic Liaison Librarian is also on hand to help you with any enquiries, either via email, over the phone, or visiting you in your office.

Services for alumni

Library Services have emailed 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

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 students towards the many services and resources available that can help them to complete their assignments by themselves.

Student book recommendations

They say that money can’t buy happiness. Well, money can buy books, and that’s close enough for us. To keep our collections updated and relevant, we’re currently seeking student suggestions for new stock. Students have been invited to suggest book titles relevant to their course that they feel are missing from Library online/ print provision. Full details are available here.

Library news: resource list rollover

We are rolling over Resource Lists (Talis Aspire) at 4pm on Friday 11 May for the 2018/2019 academic year. This is where we take your 2017/18 list and copy it to the new academic year. Do not make any changes to your lists from the above date and time until you have been notified rollover is complete.

After rollover the new 2018/19 list will be available in draft and should be sent for review and published by 1 August for Semester 1 so that new items can be ordered in time.

What do I need to do now?

  • Ensure all your current 2017/18 lists are published. Anything in draft will not be rolled over, though Library Services will endeavour to do a final check to catch anything.
  • Do not make copies of your new list and attach to the new academic year – this is automatically done for you.
  • Do not make any changes to your lists from 4pm on Friday 11 May until rollover is complete (maximum rollover time is 48 hours). You will receive an email to confirm rollover has completed.

What do I do after rollover?

  • After rollover, go to http://resourcelists.worc.ac.uk and log-in. You cannot see your new draft list unless you are logged in.
  • Find your 2018/19 list and add to My Lists. (We recommend you remove your 2017/18 lists from My Lists when the current academic year is complete).
  • In the Edit view of your 2018/19 list, make any needed changes, then press Request Review (so we can order anything necessary) and then press Publish (to make the list visible to students). Please note lists should be updated by 1 August for Semester 1 so that new items can be ordered in time.
  • If you will be teaching a module with an existing Resource List and need to change ownership of the list you can do so by clicking Edit and then Assign List Owner, and selecting Assign to me in the pop-up box. You do not need any additional editing rights to make these changes but will need to have created a profile in Talis Aspire.
  • If the module lead for 2018/19 is not known at the end of this academic year, then the outgoing module tutor should take responsibility for publishing the rolled over Resource List. The incoming tutor should not change the Recommended for Purchase text, or remove any Essential Reading. They can add Essential and Further Reading and otherwise shape the list structure to suit their teaching.

Is that it?

  • Yes, except for making any necessary changes to URLs in your module guides or handbooks. The URL should be in the format http://resourcelists.worc.ac.uk/search.html?q=ABCD1234, where ABCD1234 is your module code
  • The new Resource List will be linked into the 2018/19 Blackboard module once available.

Need any help?

We have webpages with step-by-step guides and videos available here.

Your Academic Liaison Librarian is also on hand to help you with any enquiries, either via email, over the phone, or visiting you in your office.

Services for alumni

Library Services have emailed 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

Library news

Library news: 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 students towards the many services and resources available that can help them to complete their assignments by themselves.


Library news: trials of new resources; services for alumni

We are currently trialling a variety of new resources. Please take a look and let us know your feedback on the survey for each resource:

Martindale’s and Stockley’s Drug Reference and Interactions: Martindale is the complete drug reference, Stockley’s is the most comprehensive reference book on drug interactions available. The trial is live until 24 April.

Feedback questionnaire for Martindale’s. Feedback questionnaire for Stockley’s.

New York Times: every issue from the very first to the present day. The trial is live until 22 April.
Please follow the log in instructions if you want to access NYT off-campus. You have to register on-campus first. Feedback questionnaire.

Sage Research Methods Core: what every researcher needs. Find resources to answer your research methods and statistics questions. The trial is live until 21 April. Feedback questionnaire.

Sage Video Education Collection: over 500 videos offering a practical view into a full range of teaching settings and situations, from early years to educational leadership. The trial is live until 21 April. Feedback questionnaire.

Social Work Toolkit: develop the knowledge, core skills and confidence to succeed on your social work course and placements. The trial is live until 20 April. Feedback questionnaire.

Services for alumni

Library Services have emailed 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


Library news: resource list rollover

We are rolling over Resource Lists (Talis Aspire) at 4pm on Friday 11th May for the 2018/2019 academic year. This is where we take your 2017/18 list and copy it to the new academic year.  Do not make any changes to your lists from the above date and time until you have been notified rollover is complete.

After rollover the new 2018/19 list will be available in draft and should be sent for review and published by 1st August for Semester 1 so that new items can be ordered in time.

What do I need to do now?

  • Ensure all your current 2017/18 lists are published.  Anything in draft will not be rolled over, though Library Services will endeavour to do a final check to catch anything.
  • Do not make copies of your new list and attach to the new academic year – this is automatically done for you.
  • Do not make any changes to your lists from 4pm on Friday 11th May until rollover is complete (maximum rollover time is 48 hours). You will receive an email to confirm rollover has completed.

What do I do after rollover?

  • After rollover, go to http://resourcelists.worc.ac.uk and log-in. You cannot see your new draft list unless you are logged in.
  • Find your 2018/19 list and add to My Lists. (We recommend you remove your 2017/18 lists from My Lists when the current academic year is complete).
  • In the Edit view of your 2018/19 list, make any needed changes, then press Request Review (so we can order anything necessary) and then press Publish (to make the list visible to students). Please note lists should be updated by 1st August for Semester 1 so that new items can be ordered in time.
  • If you will be teaching a module with an existing Resource List and need to change ownership of the list you can do so by clicking Edit and then Assign List Owner, and selecting Assign to me in the pop-up box. You do not need any additional editing rights to make these changes but will need to have created a profile in Talis Aspire.
  • If the module lead for 2018/19 is not known at the end of this academic year, then the outgoing module tutor should take responsibility for publishing the rolled over Resource List. The incoming tutor should not change the Recommended for Purchase text, or remove any Essential Reading. They can add Essential and Further Reading and otherwise shape the list structure to suit their teaching.

Is that it?

  • Yes, except for making any necessary changes to URLs in your module guides or handbooks. The URL should be in the format http://resourcelists.worc.ac.uk/search.html?q=ABCD1234, where ABCD1234 is your module code
  • The new Resource List will be linked into the 2018/19 Blackboard module once available.

Need any help?

We have webpages with step-by-step guides and videos available here.

Your Academic Liaison Librarian is also on hand to help you with any enquiries, either via email, over the phone, or visiting you in your office.

Hive events

Readings from #MeToo: rallying against sexual assault and harassment.

Just a little reminder about the event going on TOMORROW, Tuesday 17th April. I shall host Deborah Alma, the editor of the very recently published #MeToo anthology for an evening of poetry and discussion. There will be readings from the collection and a discussion about the therapeutic and restorative effects of poetry. This event is free, and will take place in the Studio at The Hive, 7.00pm-8.30pm. We warmly invite colleagues, students and members of the public to join us; please feel free to share this information widely with your networks. Books will be available for purchase. Further details about the anthology can be found below. We hope to see you there.

All best wishes,

Katy Wareham Morris.

#MeToo

Fair Acre Press have recently published a women’s poetry anthology, #MeToo celebrating the new language created by the global movement, which finally meant voices were heard and recognised; a collection that ranges from devastating truths to defiant upsurges of emotions against power, manipulation and control. This is a collection about sisterhood and hope; two small words speak of a million stories. The #MeToo movement is a breakthrough in women’s liberation, demanding a new direction; this book is an artefact of those changing times. All of the proceeds from the book are going to Women’s Aid.

Deborah Alma is Honorary Research Fellow at Keele Univeristy and the Emergency Poet. She is editor of Emergency Poet – an anti-stress poetry anthology and The Everyday Poet – Poems to live by. Her pamphlet, Tales of the Countryside is published by The Emma Press (2016), and her first full collection, Dirty Laundry is being published by Nine Arches Press in May 2018.


Author Spotlight – Alex Christofi – Thursday 26 April

Alex ChristofiJoin us for an evening talk with Betty Trask Prize-winning author Alex Christofi. Alex will be talking about his latest novel Let Us Be True. Let Us Be True charts the lives of two extraordinary characters through an era of great uncertainty, from the war and its aftermath to the deadly unrest of 1960s Paris, and his journey to becoming a published writer.

Thursday 26 April, 7.30pm to 9pm

£5 per person (free for students)

Book tickets


Henry Normal – Raining Upwards – Wednesday 16 May

poetry on loan‘Succinct, heartrending and peppered with gentle punchlines’ – Hannah Verdier, The Guardian.
The show Raining Upwards is both funny and poignant, exploring everything from before the big bang, to life, the universe, infinity and beyond.

Wednesday 16 May, 7 – 8.30pm.

£10 per person. £5 for concessions.

Book ticket


Writing comedy for TV and Film – a workshop with Henry Normal – Wednesday 16 May

Participate in a workshop with the hugely talented Henry Normal who has been working in TV and film for 25 years. Henry was co-writer of the Royale Family, Mrs Merton, Paul Calf, Coogan’s Run and the film the Parole Officer as well as producer of Gavin and Stacey, the Mighty Boosh, Moone Boy and the Alan Partridge film Alpha Papa and Philomena. Needless to say, Henry knows his comedy!

Wednesday 16 May, 4.30pm – 5.30pm

£15 per person (price includes a free ticket for Henry’s ‘Raining Upwards’ performance in the evening)

Book ticket

Launch of Images of Research 2018

Following the success of Images of Research competition 2017, this year’s exhibition will take place between 5-19 June at The Hive.

This is a unique opportunity to communicate and disseminate your research to a non-specialist audience and enhance public engagement.

We invite all research students and staff to submit an image that encapsulates your research, accompanied by a short 100-word text. If you would like some inspiration, have a look at our catalogue from our 2017 exhibition. 

How to enter

If you would like to submit an entry to the Images of Research competition, please complete the submission form and email to: researcherdevelopment@worc.ac.uk.

The deadline for entries is 14 May.

If you have any questions, please contact researcherdevelopment@worc.ac.uk

We look forward to receiving your entries!

The Researcher Development Team

University of Worcester Screenwriting Festival

Saturday 14th April 2018 at The Hive

Events from 12pm, Industry Guests and Performances from 2pm – 10pm

Free Entry for all students and the public.

The day consists of Guest Speakers from Film and TV, Industry Panel and Q&A, Pitching Workshops, Live Performances, Screenings, Write Now Monologue Competition.

A unique opportunity to gain valuable insight into the screenwriting industry, as well as the exceptional talents of the BA Screenwriting students at the University of Worcester.

Screenwriting Festival Poster 2018_final

 

Readings from #MeToo at The Hive

Readings from #MeToo: rallying against sexual assault and harassment.

On Tuesday 17 April, I shall host Deborah Alma, the editor of the very recently published #MeToo anthology for an evening of poetry and discussion. There will be readings from the collection and a discussion about the therapeutic and restorative effects of poetry. This event is free, and will take place in the Studio at the Hive, 7.00pm-8.30pm. We warmly invite colleagues, students and members of the public to join us; please feel free to share this information widely with your networks. Books will be available for purchase. Further details about the anthology can be found below. We hope to see you there.

All best wishes,

Katy Wareham Morris.

 

#MeToo

Fair Acre Press have recently published a women’s poetry anthology, #MeToo celebrating the new language created by the global movement, which finally meant voices were heard and recognised; a collection that ranges from devastating truths to defiant upsurges of emotions against power, manipulation and control. This is a collection about sisterhood and hope; two small words speak of a million stories. The #MeToo movement is a breakthrough in women’s liberation, demanding a new direction; this book is an artefact of those changing times. All of the proceeds from the book are going to Women’s Aid.

Deborah Alma is Honorary Research Fellow at Keele Univeristy and the Emergency Poet. She is editor of Emergency Poet – an anti-stress poetry anthology and The Everyday Poet – Poems to live by. Her pamphlet, Tales of the Countryside is published by The Emma Press (2016), and her first full collection, Dirty Laundry is being published by Nine Arches Press in May 2018.

Wildlife Photographer David Plummer Speaking in Worcester

The Green Voices Research Group, supported by the Institute of Humanities, and with colleagues in photography, have invited the wildlife photographer David Plummer to speak at The Hive on Wednesday 18 April. The talk will include a Q+A and will address questions around wildlife photography and David’s practice in the face of his having Parkinson’s Disease. Full details on the attached.

Everybody welcome, but please book beforehand at http://www.thehiveworcester.org/events.html.

Staff news: Library Services: Try out potential new resources

We are currently trialling several resources. Please take a look and if you have any feedback, let us know via the questionnaires set up for each resource.

Craft: Learn and get inspired by the raw material from animation, game productions, digital art and film. The trial is live until 14 April. Feedback questionnaire.

New York Times: every issue from the very first to the present day. The trial is live until 22 April.
Please follow the logging in instructions if you want to access NYT off-campus. You have to register on-campus first. Feedback questionnaire.

Sage Research Methods Core: what every researcher needs. Find resources to answer your research methods and statistics questions. The trial is live until 21 April. Feedback questionnaire.

Sage Video Education Collection: over 500 videos offering a practical view into a full range of teaching settings and situations, from early years to educational leadership. The trial is live until 21 April. Feedback questionnaire.

Social Work Toolkit: develop the knowledge, core skills and confidence to succeed on your social work course and placements. The trial is live until 20 April. Feedback questionnaire.

 

Wildlife Photographer David Plummer Speaking in Worcester

The Green Voices Research Group, supported by the Institute of Humanities, and with colleagues in photography, have invited the wildlife photographer David Plummer to speak at The Hive on Wednesday 18th April. The talk will include a Q+A and will address questions around wildlife photography and David’s practice in the face of his having Parkinson’s Disease. Full details on the attached.

Everybody welcome, but please book beforehand at http://www.thehiveworcester.org/events.html.

University of Worcester Screenwriting Festival

Saturday 14th April 2018 at The Hive

Events from 12pm, Industry Guests and Performances from 2pm – 10pm

Free Entry for all students and the public.

The day consists of Guest Speakers from Film and TV, Industry Panel and Q&A, Pitching Workshops, Live Performances, Screenings, Write Now Monologue Competition.

A unique opportunity to gain valuable insight into the screenwriting industry, as well as the exceptional talents of the BA Screenwriting students at the University of Worcester.

Screenwriting Festival Poster 2018_final

 

Library news: Easter opening times; Bookable group study spaces at The Hive; Resource trial- Craft

Easter opening times at The Hive

The opening hours for The Hive at Easter are:

Up to, and including, Thursday 29th March 2018: normal service hours 08:30-22:00
Good Friday, 30th March: Closed
Saturday 31st March: 08:30-22:00
Sunday 1st April: Closed
Monday 2nd April: Closed
Tuesday 3rd April: normal service hours resume

The askalibrarian enquiry service will be available as normal on days when The Hive is open.

 

Bookable group study spaces at The Hive

Students can now book rooms and tables in The Hive for group study. Meeting rooms 2-6, and the Nooks and group study tables on level 0 can be booked for slots of up to 2 hours. The spaces can be booked up to 48 hours in advance. Each student can make 1 booking of up to 2 hours in any 24 hour period, starting at any time during The Hive opening hours. Meeting rooms and study tables must be used by a group comprising at least 4 people. To book, students should email hiveadminteam@worcestershire.gov.uk using their University email address, or speak to a member of Hive staff on level 0. There is no charge for this service.

 

Resource trial- Craft

We are trialling a beautiful resource, Craft, useful for anyone with an interest in animation, gaming, graphic novels or storyboarding. Learn and be inspired by the raw material from animation and game productions. The trial is live until 14th April 2018, please take our survey and let us know what you think.

Library news: Bookable group study spaces at The Hive; Resource trial- Craft; What are Resource Lists for?

Bookable group study spaces at The Hive

Students can now book rooms and tables in The Hive for group study. Meeting rooms 2-6, and the Nooks and group study tables on level 0 can be booked for slots of up to 2 hours. The spaces can be booked up to 48 hours in advance. Each student can make 1 booking of up to 2 hours in any 24 hour period, starting at any time during The Hive opening hours. Meeting rooms and study tables must be used by a group comprising at least 4 people. To book, students should email hiveadminteam@worcestershire.gov.uk using their University email address, or speak to a member of Hive staff on level 0. There is no charge for this service.

Resource trial- Craft

We are trialling a beautiful resource, Craft, useful for anyone with an interested in animation, gaming, graphic novels or storyboarding. Learn and be inspired by the raw material from animation and game productions. The trial is live until 14 April 2018, please take our survey and let us know what you think.

What are Resource Lists for?

Find out all you need to know about the purpose and pedagogic potential of online resource lists in our new video. Just under 6 minutes of your time, well spent. All resource lists should now be published, a feat achieved by the Institute of Humanities, Institute of the Arts and Worcester Business School. Contact the Academic Liaison Librarian for your institute if you have any questions about resource lists or book ordering.

 

 

Social Media in the Workplace: Lessons in Employment Law

Stephen Hurley (Solicitor & Senior Lecturer in Employment & Equality Law at University of Worcester

Date: Wed 21 March 2018 Time: 6pm-7.30pm
Venue: The Hive Cost: Free

Facebook, Twitter, YouTube … the list grows and grows. What does the law say about an employee’s ability to use social media at work? Is social media use at work a basic human right or a dangerous luxury, liable to end in tears?

This lecture will suggest some lessons we can all learn from the caselaw. (Note: The talk is for educational purposes only. It will not be legal advice.)

Booking required via the Hive website at http://www.thehiveworcester.org/business-events.html

Great Hive Book Rescue/ Book Harvest

Some of you may have received emails from an external company, Book Harvest, scheduling a pick-up of your unwanted books on 14 March. Please note that this is not related to our very own Great Hive Book Rescue, our annual event where books are resold to benefit UW students and charity. Collections for the Great Hive Book Rescue 2018 will be starting very soon in firstpoint, Charles Hastings and The Hive. We would greatly appreciate any donations you may have and are grateful for your support for The Hive and UW students.

Library news: What are Resource Lists for? You said, we did; New database: ProQuest Central

What are Resource Lists for?

Find out all you need to know about the purpose and pedagogic potential of online resource lists in our new video. Just under 6 minutes of your time, well spent.

You said, we did

Library Services responds to some of the comments gathered from students via the NSS and focus groups. Why do we have ebooks? Where is the best place to study in The Hive? Are the public borrowing all our books? Find out here.

New database: ProQuest Central

We are happy to announce that we now have access to ProQuest Central, the largest single periodical resource available, bringing together complete databases across all major subject areas, including Business, Health and Medical, Language and Literature, Social Sciences, Education, Science and Technology, as well as core titles in the Performing and Visual Arts, History, Religion, Philosophy, and including thousands of full-text newspapers from around the world. Articles are now available on Library Search, or you can go directly to ProQuest Central via our A-Z list. ProQuest Central articles can be added to resource lists. Click here for a list of all the subject areas and titles available.

 

Social Media in the Workplace: Lessons in Employment Law

Stephen Hurley (Solicitor & Senior Lecturer in Employment & Equality Law at University of Worcester

Date: Wed 21 March 2018 Time: 6pm-7.30pm
Venue: The Hive Cost: Free

Facebook, Twitter, YouTube … the list grows and grows. What does the law say about an employee’s ability to use social media at work? Is social media use at work a basic human right or a dangerous luxury, liable to end in tears?

This lecture will suggest some lessons we can all learn from the caselaw. (Note: The talk is for educational purposes only. It will not be legal advice.)

Booking required via the Hive website at http://www.thehiveworcester.org/business-events.html

Hive What’s On Guide 12 March deadline

The deadline for the next What’s On (1 May – 31 August) is 12 March. 

Please send in the following information about your event or activity on, but preferably before, this date:

Title

Date

Time

Cost

How to get tickets (if applicable)

50 – 75 words about your event

And a high res image (300 dpi)

In the subject header please include Hive What’s On Guide Event and send to Beth Campagna b.campagna@worc.ac.uk

Library news: What are Resource Lists for? You said, we did; New database: ProQuest Central

What are Resource Lists for?

Find out all you need to know about the purpose and pedagogic potential of online resource lists in our new video. Just under 6 minutes of your time, well spent.

You said, we did

Library Services responds to some of the comments gathered from students via the NSS and focus groups. Why do we have ebooks? Where is the best place to study in The Hive? Are the public borrowing all our books? Find out here.

New database: ProQuest Central

We are happy to announce that we now have access to ProQuest Central, the largest single periodical resource available, bringing together complete databases across all major subject areas, including Business, Health and Medical, Language and Literature, Social Sciences, Education, Science and Technology, as well as core titles in the Performing and Visual Arts, History, Religion, Philosophy, and including thousands of full-text newspapers from around the world. Articles are now available on Library Search, or you can go directly to ProQuest Central via our A-Z list. ProQuest Central articles can be added to resource lists. Click here for a list of all the subject areas and titles available.

 

Social Media in the Workplace: Lessons in Employment Law

Stephen Hurley (Solicitor & Senior Lecturer in Employment & Equality Law at University of Worcester

Date: Wed 21 March 2018 Time: 6pm-7.30pm
Venue: The Hive Cost: Free

Facebook, Twitter, YouTube … the list grows and grows. What does the law say about an employee’s ability to use social media at work? Is social media use at work a basic human right or a dangerous luxury, liable to end in tears?

This lecture will suggest some lessons we can all learn from the caselaw. (Note: The talk is for educational purposes only. It will not be legal advice.)

Booking required via the Hive website at http://www.thehiveworcester.org/business-events.html

Hive What’s On Guide 12 March deadline

The deadline for the next What’s On (1 May – 31 August) is 12 March. 

Please send in the following information about your event or activity on, but preferably before, this date:

Title

Date

Time

Cost

How to get tickets (if applicable)

50 – 75 words about your event

And a high res image (300 dpi)

In the subject header please include Hive What’s On Guide Event and send to Beth Campagna b.campagna@worc.ac.uk

Social Media in the Workplace: Lessons in Employment Law

Stephen Hurley (Solicitor & Senior Lecturer in Employment & Equality Law at University of Worcester

Date: Wed 21 March 2018 Time: 6pm-7.30pm
Venue: The Hive Cost: Free

Facebook, Twitter, YouTube … the list grows and grows. What does the law say about an employee’s ability to use social media at work? Is social media use at work a basic human right or a dangerous luxury, liable to end in tears?

This lecture will suggest some lessons we can all learn from the caselaw. (Note: The talk is for educational purposes only. It will not be legal advice.)

Booking required via the Hive website at http://www.thehiveworcester.org/business-events.html

Library news: New database: ProQuest Central; Resource Lists: reminder of the basics, New view for Resource Lists

New database: ProQuest Central

We are happy to announce that we now have access to ProQuest Central, the largest single periodical resource available, bringing together complete databases across all major subject areas, including Business, Health and Medical, Language and Literature, Social Sciences, Education, Science and Technology, as well as core titles in the Performing and Visual Arts, History, Religion, Philosophy, and including thousands of full-text newspapers from around the world. Articles are now available on Library Search, or you can go directly to ProQuest Central via our A-Z list. ProQuest Central articles can be added to resource lists. Click here for a list of all the subject areas and titles available.

New view for Resource Lists

Talis have refreshed the student view of Resource Lists in response to user feedback.

New features include:

  • additional item details which display within the list itself, instead of a separate screen;
  • book jackets where available;
  • the ability to change referencing style within the list;
  • a button to report broken links next to each item.

The new list view keeps all your notes and sections. It also works in Blackboard, so you can still link to a list and embed sections of a list within different parts of your Blackboard module.

Ready to take a look? Log in to http://resourcelists.worc.ac.uk and find your list. You’ll have the option to switch your list over to the new view. Once you’ve logged in and clicked on the List beta button, you will see the new list view displaying.  To ensure it also displays in Blackboard, click on List beta on the top right corner and select 2.0 as default.

All feedback welcome: please email your Academic Liaison Librarian.

Images from the Past: poetry that confronts and reimagines history

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Members of the English, Media and Culture department, Dr Jack McGowan, Ruth Stacey and Katy Wareham Morris will be reading their poetry alongside local poets, Claire Walker and Antony Owen on the evening of Thursday 1st March at The Hive, in the Studio from 7.30pm. Both Claire and Antony are recently published by V Press.

The theme for the evening is Images from the Past:

Antony Owen will read from The Nagasaki Elder which was written after his visit to Hiroshima, where he interviewed survivors and after his research into the War bombing of his home city of Coventry.

Claire Walker will read from Somewhere Between Rose and Black which is based on her Great-Aunt’s diary, which was originally written in the 1960s.

Dr Jack McGowan will read from his work-in-progress collection of poetry, Rackham!, which explores the fame, and most often misfortune, of Calico Jack Rackham, a pirate captain active in the early 18th century during the twilight of the Golden Age of Piracy.

Ruth Stacey will read poems from her collection, Queen Jewel Mistress (Eyewear), which attempts to capture the voice of British queens/consorts throughout history, capturing the feeling of moving through the centuries whilst also telling each queen’s story.

Katy Wareham Morris will read poems on motherhood, marriage and identity, attempting to articulate the pluralistic nature of the ‘female’ experience both past and present. She will read from her pamphlet, Inheritance (Mother’s Milk Books) and from her forth-coming publication, Cutting the Green Ribbon (Hesterglock Press).

University staff are warmly invited to attend this event and to promote it amongst friends, colleagues and students. The event is open to the public also and is free. There will be an opportunity to discuss the work with the poets.