#ShareMyThesis competition launched by the British Library

Posted on 01/26/2015 by Lynn Goodhew

The British Library has launched a new competition called #ShareMyThesis. The competition challenges both current and past PhD students to create a tweet summarising in 140 characters or less why their PhD research is important. The competition is open PhD students worldwide and from all subject areas. There will be prizes for the first, second Read moreabout #ShareMyThesis competition launched by the British Library


Cambridge Books Online – What it is and how to set it up at home

Posted on 01/21/2015 by Stephen Ratcliffe

Cambridge Books Online is a great new service from Cardiff University libraries which offers you access to just over 27,000 ebooks with many new features: Access ebooks as many times as you like and as long as you like – there are no restrictions and easy to use Download chapter PDF’s to any device – laptop, Read moreabout Cambridge Books Online – What it is and how to set it up at home


Requesting an item from the Store just got easier!

Posted on 01/15/2015 by Haley Cheek

  Tired of filling in forms in your Library to request an item from the Library Store?  Those days are long gone! Now you can use the ‘Store request’ link on the LibrarySearch page or go to https://sites.cardiff.ac.uk/librarystore



Cambridge Books Online – access off-campus fixed

Posted on 01/13/2015 by Stephen Ratcliffe

The library has now fixed a problem with accessing our new Cambridge ebooks collection off-campus. The problem was limited to linking to the collection from individual eBook titles on LibrarySearch. All students and staff should now be able to access these books off-campus with their Cardiff University computer login. Not used Cambridge Books Online before? Read moreabout Cambridge Books Online – access off-campus fixed


New RLUK agreement extends library access for staff and researchers

Posted on 01/06/2015 by Lynn Goodhew

Research Libraries UK (RLUK) has made it even easier for Cardiff University staff and researchers to use other libraries in the UK and Ireland. RLUK has developed a new Access Agreement where members have agreed to open up access to both their printed and online collections (where permissible) to staff and researchers from the RLUK Read moreabout New RLUK agreement extends library access for staff and researchers


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!