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Information Services news 2014

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.