Success at the Celebrating Excellence Awards 2014

Posted on 12/11/2014 by Lynn Goodhew

Congratulations to the ORCA and Open Access team from the University Library Service and IT who won an award at this year’s Celebrating Excellence Awards. The Celebrating Excellence Awards are an opportunity to recognise staff who have demonstrated an outstanding commitment and contribution to the University and acknowledge team and collaborative achievements. The ORCA and Read moreabout Success at the Celebrating Excellence Awards 2014


Doctoral student Open Days at the British Library

Posted on 12/04/2014 by Lynn Goodhew

The British Library will be holding a series of Open Days for doctoral students in January and February 2015. The Open Days aim to introduce new PhD students to the British Library. Students will learn about the British Library’s collections, how to access them and meet the British Library’s expert staff as well as other Read moreabout Doctoral student Open Days at the British Library


Good news for researchers from RLUK!

Posted on 12/02/2014 by Haley Cheek

RLUK makes it even easier for Cardiff University researchers to use other libraries: and vice-versa! Cardiff University, as a member of Research Libraries UK (RLUK), is one of 34 UK institutions whose researchers can visit each others’ libraries. Researchers can use print collections, borrow under the SCONUL Access scheme where applicable, and use the ‘walk-in’ Read moreabout Good news for researchers from RLUK!



Celebrate Shakespeare @ 450 with Cardiff University Libraries!

Posted on 11/21/2014 by Rob Sell

Cardiff University Libraries mark 450 years since Shakespeare’s birth To celebrate the 450th anniversary of Shakespeare’s birth, our libraries are holding a week long Shakespeare 450 celebration from 1st – 5th December. We will be hosting Shakespeare-themed displays, as well as competitions throughout the week: The Arts and Social Studies Library will be promoting Shakespeare-related Read moreabout Celebrate Shakespeare @ 450 with Cardiff University Libraries!


New Top tips video – finding information for your studies

Posted on 11/19/2014 by Stephen Ratcliffe

The library service has produced a brand new video to introduce you to using specialist databases in your subject area. This video tells you how to take advantage of the main features of these resources – from improving your search, finding the full text of articles to keeping track of your results. As the video uses a Read moreabout New Top tips video – finding information for your studies


New eBook collection – Cambridge Books Online

Posted on 11/07/2014 by Stephen Ratcliffe

The library service is pleased to announce that it has acquired the Cambridge Books online collection for this academic year. The collection contains over 25,000 Cambridge University Press and affiliated publisher eBook titles and the content encompasses a broad range of subjects including the humanities, social sciences and STM subjects (scientific, technical and medical). The Read moreabout New eBook collection – Cambridge Books Online


Science Library after refurbishment.

New look libraries for 2014

Posted on 10/22/2014 by Matthew Harvey

We’ve spent the last three years refurbishing eight of your libraries. We’ve listened to your suggestions, and provided improved facilities and working spaces, based on how you use the libraries. We’ve picked out some of the highlights below, and you can take a look at the individual library blogs and Twitter feeds to see more Read moreabout New look libraries for 2014


Events celebrating Open Access Week

Posted on 10/17/2014 by Lynn Goodhew

In celebration of the 7th annual Open Access week, the ORCA and Open Access teams extend an invitation to all research-active staff and students to attend a drop-in session in your local University Library. The aim of each session is to answer any queries about making best use of ORCA, uploading your research publications, developments Read moreabout Events celebrating Open Access Week