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Information Services news 2014

Rare Special Collections now live online


Special Collections and Archives

Digitised versions of some of Cardiff University’s rare books and archives have been made available online through the University Library’s new DigitalSearch web resource.

Happy Birthday to the Bard – Cardiff University Libraries mark 450 years since Shakespeare’s birth


Shakespeare 450

Celebrate the 450th anniversary of Shakespeare's birth in the University Libraries 1st – 5th December.

Have your say about Library and IT Services!


The Arts and Social Studies Library eLounge

The University Library and IT Services are carrying out a student survey to help identify opportunities to develop and improve our services to support your study and research.

BoB’s your uncle - broadcast radio and television resources at your fingertips!


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

Box of Broadcasts (BoB) is a new online resource for students, researchers and staff at Cardiff University, which provides recordings of broadcasts from more than 60 television and radio channels.

Forthcoming changes to Library Services


Library shelves

Over the summer, the University Library Service will be making some changes to the way that loan categories are managed.

Senghennydd Library closure


Senghennydd Library

The Senghennydd Library will be closing throughout August to enable essential maintenance works in the library. The Library will close from Monday 28th July (the last operational day will be Friday 25th July), and will reopen on Monday 1st September.

Archive medical films bring historic healthcare to life


Video camera

Showing the medicine – and Cardiff – of the 1920s through to the 1980s, a new series of films has been donated by Cardiff University to the Wellcome Library.

Cardiff Librarian named Welsh Librarian of the Year


Peter Keelan

Peter Keelan, Head of Special Collections and Archives (SCOLAR) at Cardiff University, has been named the Welsh Librarian of the Year by CILIP Cymru Wales (Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals, Wales).

Noise awareness in the libraries


Noise awareness campaign in Libraries

A noise awareness campaign is running in the University Libraries from Monday 28th April.

24 hour opening 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.

Over 2,000 new journal titles added to LibrarySearch



Following an increase in the budget for academic information resources this year, the University Library Service has made more than 2,000 new journal titles, sourced from eight key academic publishers, available on LibrarySearch.

Virtual 'gateway' to information on Europe, European Sources Online, moves to Open Access


European Sources Online

European Sources Online (ESO), the database and information service which provides access to information on the institutions, activities, countries, and regions of the European Union and the wider Europe, has been made a free open access service for the first time in its 25 year history.

Free-of-charge Microsoft Office software for students


Student in the library

A new initiative from Microsoft which provides the Microsoft Office Suite of software free of charge will be available to current students studying at Cardiff University from Thursday 6th March.

Celebrating eBook Week in Cardiff University Libraries


eBook Week

Cardiff University Libraries are celebrating eBook Week from Thursday 6th March – Wednesday 12th March.

Medical archives opened for education


rare books

Libraries and archives in South Wales have come together to contribute to a new publication, launched by Cardiff University, which introduces the wide range of original and historical sources about medicine and public health available in universities, libraries, archives and museums across the region.

New year, new Research Data and Information Management Programme


The Arts and Social Studies Library eLounge

The new Research Data and Information Management Programme will put in place support and services to make it easier for researchers to manage their research and meet the requirements of their funders.

Library language – what does it all mean?


Photograph of students in a library.

The online glossary of library terminology is available on the Information Services website. This new resource will serve as a way to explain some of the library terminology our customers hear every day.

Coming soon to an IT room near you… 'Take a Break'


Take a Break

Information Services is introducing a new system to help free up locked PCs in the Open Access rooms in the libraries and Julian Hodge Study Centre. The new 'Take a Break' icon has been introduced on the desktop of Open Access PCs across the University from Monday 6th January.