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Information Services news 2013

New Microsoft initiative offers free-of-charge Office for students


Student in the library

Microsoft is launching a new initiative which will provide Microsoft Office software free of charge to current Cardiff University students.

Information Services Annual Report


Information Services Annual Report 2013

The new Information Services Annual Report has been launched, demonstrating the variety, scale and impact of Information Services at Cardiff University.

Media Resources Centre awards success



Staff from the Media Resources Centre have received a number of awards from the Institute of Medical Illustrators' annual conference. 

Stress awareness in Cardiff University libraries


Just Ask!

The University libraries, alongside the Counselling service and Students' Union are marking National Stress Awareness Day on Wednesday 6th November.

Special Collections open after summer of refurbishment


Image of SCOLAR before and after refurbishment.

The University Library's Special Collections and Archives (SCOLAR) has re-opened in the Arts and Social Studies Library after a summer of refurbishment.

European Documentation Centre hosts Honorary Consuls and the Vice Chancellor


Cardiff European Documentation Centre Honorary Consuls event, September 2013

Ian Thomson, Director of the Cardiff EDC, hosted an event at Information Services' European Documentation Centre on the Monday 16th September for the Consular Association in Wales and the Head of the European Commission in Wales.

Supporting international conferences


Information Services' videoconferencing facilities at Heath Park.

Information Services' videoconferencing teams support a range of events throughout the year, connecting academics and researchers from around the globe.

New University email for students


Student in the library

The University email system for students and taught postgraduates is being upgraded to Office 365.

Putting our customers first - Customer Service Excellence ® standard awarded to Information Services


Customer Service Excellence standard

Information Services has been awarded the 'kitemark' of the UK Government's national Customer Service Excellence ® standard, which recognises that customer services are at the centre of our IT, library, media and advanced research computing services.

eduroam wireless network now available at Cardiff and Vale University Health Board sites


Image of students using wifi in the Health Library, Heath Park campus.

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board (UHB), working in partnership with Cardiff University, has made the eduroam wireless network available across Cardiff and Vale UHB sites.

Enhancements to Special Collections and Archives


rare books

To continue to accommodate and preserve the growing research collections held by the University's Special Collections and Archives (SCOLAR), a programme of refurbishment work is planned to take place during the summer.

Funding available for High Performance Computing studentships


HPC Wales logo.

High Performance Computing (HPC) Wales and Fujitsu are pleased to announce the availability of six fully-funded PhD and Masters studentships in high performance computing.

HPC Wales Research and Innovation Projects Fund


supercomputer chip

HPC Wales has announced its new Research and Innovation Projects Fund – a fund of £300,000 to support around 20 research projects that would benefit from the power of supercomputing technology.

Writing for publication: What difference does Open Access make?



Wilma Mossinck of Jisc Collections will be leading a workshop on Open Access publishing, and its implications on authors, on Friday 24th May, 10.30am – 12.30pm, in the Bute Building room 1.50.

24/7 opening hours in Arts and Social Studies Library building


Mobile shelving on the top floor of the Arts and Social Studies Library

Students and staff can now visit the Arts and Social Studies and Law Libraries at any time of the day or night, with the introduction of 24/7 opening hours to the building.

Supporting your studies with extra space


With exams coming up, are you looking for somewhere to study?

The University will be providing extra study spaces at selected times throughout the summer exam period.

Collection detective – bookplate leads to rare discovery


Image of the 'Myographia Nova' volume previously owned by Newton.

A cataloguer in Cardiff University's Library Service turned detective and traced a long-lost book back to the library of Sir Isaac Newton.