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Information Services News 2008

Welcome to our New IT Director


Eileen Brandreth

Eileen Brandreth has been appointed as Cardiff University's first Director of University Information Technology (IT), taking up the post on the 1st December.

Withdrawal of Pegasus/Squirrel email service


Cartoon picture of Squirrel

From 8th December 2008, the remaining student and staff users of the Pegasus/Squirrel email system were automatically migrated to CardiffMail.

New-Look Information for Researchers


Woman using a laptop in the library

We've transformed our web pages dedicated to helping researchers with their library, IT and media resources requirements.

Take a look at the new-look Information Services for researchers

Free Your Laptop!


Girl sitting on a windowsill using a laptop

... with the wireless network. The Cardiff University Wireless Network is available free to staff and students across Cathays campus and in signed hotspots on Heath campus.

A Handy Guide to Information Services!


Information Services Handbook 2008/08 Front Cover

The Information Services Handbook introduces you to our key services and the brand new Quick Guide gives you the essentials to get you started with library, IT and Media Resources services - all in a handy credit-card size!

In Partnership with Sierra Leone


Pictured back row left to right: Professor George Gage, Mrs Shane Godbolt, Mrs Nance M'jamtu-Sie. Front row, left to right: Mrs Janet Peters and Dr Alison Weightman

Information Services welcomes back health care professionals from the University of Sierra Leone to discuss progress on improving access to health information for care workers and rural communities there.

Croeso i'r Eisteddfod - Welcome to the Eisteddfod


Programme from the 1940 Eisteddfod

Special Collections and Archives (SCOLAR) is staging an exhibition from its historical collections relating to the National Eisteddfod of Wales.

The future of the libraries - in pictures!


Image from Library Review Strategic Summary

Get up to speed with plans for the future of our libraries with this new visual overview.

Cardiff University hosts conference on Sustainable IT


Pictured, left to right: Dr. Chris Dickson, Dr. Hugh Beedie and Prof. Peter James

Cardiff University hosts a prestigious national JISC conference on sustainable IT.

Award for Outstanding Contribution to Law Librarianship


Barbara Tearle - President of BIALL - with Cathie Jackson

Cathie Jackson, Senior Consultant - Information Literacy has been presented with the Wallace Breem Memorial Award for an outstanding contribution to law librarianship by the British & Irish Association of Law Librarians (BIALL).

New Supercomputer Launched


supercomputer chip

Making the impossible possible - new supercomputer will open up new dimensions in research.

A Date for Your Diary!


Close-up on a page of a diary

'Avoiding the University of Google' QUILT Seminar, Friday 23rd May

Potter wins Cardiff University Architecture Library Prize


Architecture Library Prize Winning Drawing

The inaugural Cardiff University Architecture Library Prize has been won by undergraduate student Michael Potter.

Library eBook collection hits 2000+


URL box screen shot showing 'HTML'

The University Library Service has purchased 553 new eBooks bringing our total collection to around 2400!

Enter the Model Your Campus Competition


Main Building modelled in Google Earth

Do you know how to use Google Sketchup? Do you have some free time? Then you could help the University win a Google competition and win yourself a prize!

Cardiff librarian wins major award


Nigel Morgan is congratulated by Prof. Sheila Corrall on winning the award

Nigel Morgan, Biosciences Subject Librarian in Information Services, has won the Information Literacy Practitioner of the Year Award.

Library Review latest


Girl working at desk

Developments in the Library Review are gathering pace and you can now keep up to date with what’s happening at the new Library Review web site - and read the Phase 2 report.

Nigel takes Cephalonia to the USA!


Nigel Morgan in Philadelphia

Earlier this year, Nigel Morgan, Biosciences Subject Librarian, presented at the American Library Association's (ALA) conference in Philadelphia.

Sensibilit-e: IT Safety Week


Girl using laptop

February 4th - 8th was IT Safety Week at Cardiff University - find out how it went! And get information on how to protect your personal information when you're online.

European Sources Online Launched to the World!


European Sources Online Screenshot

Information Services' new electronic information service European Sources Online was formally launched at the South Wales Europe Direct Information Service (SWEDIC) on the 31 January 2008.

Information Literacy Goes Mobile


podcast logo

This Friday, a new 6 part pilot podcast series known as the 'Student Survival Guide to Writing a Good Essay' will be released on a weekly basis on the Information Services and Xpress Radio web sites.

New! Information Services Annual Report 2007


Information Services Annual Report Front Cover 2007

The Information Services Annual Report is published to make the work of INSRV more visible to the whole University Community.

New Version of Ovid Databases


OvidSP logo

From February 4th the appearance of the Ovid set of databases has changed. 

Sensibilit-e: IT Safety Week


Girl using laptop

Come along to our advice stand from Monday 4th to Friday 8th February for advice on how to protect yourself online.