Information Services news 2011
Cardiff's Cochrane Archive has received donations of new material.
The latest guest presenter in Cardiff’s Distinguished Lecture Series, Professor Robert Darnton from Harvard University, spoke about the campaign to create a Digital Public Library of America.
Information Services has launched the StorC Storage Calculator tool, which enables institutions to view the potential energy and cost savings of tiered file storage.
From Monday 9th January 2012, the University will be providing extra study spaces at selected times throughout the Winter exam period.
In response to growing demand for library, IT and quiet study spaces, the University Library Service will again be extending the opening hours of selected libraries this academic year.
The brand new Health Library at the Cochrane Building, Heath Park, opened on Monday 7th November.
'Ask a Librarian Live' is an online instant messaging tool that enables users to connect with a member of staff in one of the University's libraries, and to receive a speedy response to their questions about the University Library Service.
Researchers and research staff across Cardiff University discussed the benefits of providing Open Access to research at an Information Services event to mark International Open Access Week 2011.
Cardiff University's Sustainability Week takes place between Monday 31st October and Friday 4th November,and provides the University community with an opportunity to reflect upon how we can all play our part in studying, researching and working more sustainably.
Information Services has been working with colleagues throughout the University to ensure the smooth running of this year's enrolment process. This year, 25,137 students enrolled online through the Cardiff University website in an easier and more streamlined process.
Staff, current and former students of the Media Resources Centre have received awards in medical and ophthalmic photography at two international conferences.
'Citing the Law' an online tutorial from Information Services, has won second prize in the Jorum Learning and Teaching Competition.
The Advanced Research Computing @ Cardiff (ARCCA) Online Research Review is now available on the ARCCA website.
To celebrate International Open Access Week in October, Information Services is holding an event for researchers and research staff from across Cardiff University on Wednesday 26th October, 2pm - 3.30pm.
The recent Information Services (INSRV) taught student survey saw responses from around 1,000 Cardiff students sharing their feedback about the IT, library and media services at the University.
The new Storage Calculator tool, which enables institutions to model the environmental and financial savings of different scenarios of tiered file storage, has been released as a beta version for testing.
myPrint, Information Services' new networked printing and photocopying system, has been launched in the libraries and open access IT rooms across Cardiff University.
Work is continuing on the new Cochrane Building and Health Library, which will open during the 2011-12 academic year on the Heath Park campus.
A programme of upgrading and refurbishment in Cardiff University's libraries was celebrated at the recent 'Tomorrow's Libraries Today' event.
The Media Resources Centre has received a Gold Award and been named Best in Show at the recent Health and Science Communications Association's Media Festivals.
The Arts and Social Studies Library has received a donation of titles from the Clay Sanskrit Library.
Cardiff University's Information Services Directorate has developed the first generic system in the UK designed to enable education institutions to assess the popularity and use of the e-resources viewed via access management software.
The valuable contribution of two of the University's library staff to the field of information literacy has been recognised at the recent Librarians' Information Literacy Annual Conference (LILAC).
A national project to promote the understanding and development of information literacy in Wales, has secured further funding from the Welsh Assembly Government.
From Tuesday 3 May, the University is providing extra study spaces at selected times throughout the Summer exam period.
Cardiff University has launched the StorC (Storage Calculator) project to develop a web-based modelling tool that enables institutions to calculate the energy and financial savings from introducing more sustainable file storage.
The Information Services online review of 2010, 'A Year in Information Services' is now available.
The findings of an internationally-leading study by Information Services could reduce the energy used to store the University's information by over 80%.
The University Library Service will be piloting extended opening hours in selected libraries during semester 2.
JISC Procureweb is pleased to announce the launch of its Xchange system. This is an upgrade to the existing system with added functionality.