Information Services news 2014
Over the summer, the University Library Service will be making some changes to the way that loan categories are managed.
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.
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.
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).
A noise awareness campaign is running in the University Libraries from Monday 28th April.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Cardiff University Libraries are celebrating eBook Week from Thursday 6th March – Wednesday 12th March.
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.
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.
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.
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.