Cardiff University’s Open Access Publications Policy is now available online

Posted on 05/26/2015 by Lynn Goodhew

The University’s Open Access Publications Policy is now available online in English and Welsh. The policy applies to all research-active staff and research students of the University. To summarise the policy, the main requirement is that all Cardiff authors store the details of their research publications on ORCA, the institutional repository. The most important point Read moreabout Cardiff University’s Open Access Publications Policy is now available online


Trevithick’s 24/7 group study room (room 1.07) is closing…but there is good news!

Posted on 05/01/2015 by Jacqueline Roach

Trevithick Library’s 24/7 group study room (room 1.07) will no longer be available to book from the 7th May 2015. The room will remain bookable via the new online room booking system until the 6th of May after which it will be removed. However any bookings made in advance for dates after and including the Read moreabout Trevithick’s 24/7 group study room (room 1.07) is closing…but there is good news!



Make your idea a reality with the JISC Summer of Student Innovation 2015

Posted on 04/21/2015 by Matthew Harvey

Do you have a great idea that will improve education, research or student life by using technology? JISC are offering up to £5,000 to fund the best projects! Last year a Cardiff University student won funding for his big idea. Joel’s pitch impressed the judges so much they funded his project, and helped him make it a Read moreabout Make your idea a reality with the JISC Summer of Student Innovation 2015


Library database trials for March/April

Posted on 03/04/2015 by Stephen Ratcliffe

The library is currently trialing a large number of new databases in Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences subjects. These trials are all accessible free of charge for the period of the trial and are available on-campus only. Proquest: Entertainment Industry Magazine Archive and Paley Centre Seminars (trial finishes 31st March 2015) https://trials.proquest.com/trials/trialSummary.action?view=subject&trialBean.token=Z82GJ3ZQT9JZLQCYBKRF   Gale Archive Read moreabout Library database trials for March/April


Cardiff Rare Books Lecture, 12th February 2015: “What shall we do with all of these old books?”

Posted on 02/12/2015 by Matthew Harvey

Book your free place at this evening’s Cardiff Rare Books Lecture: “What shall we do with all of these old books?”. Professor David McKitterick is talking about how to preserve and make use of our unique Cardiff Rare Books collection. Find out more tonight at 17:15, Thursday 12th February 2015, in Special Collections and Archives Read moreabout Cardiff Rare Books Lecture, 12th February 2015: “What shall we do with all of these old books?”


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Are you ‘Loving Your Library’?

Posted on 02/09/2015 by Rob Sell

Visit your library between Wednesday 11th and Sunday 15th February and tell us what you love about your library service and how we can improve. In the lead up to Valentine’s Day, the University libraries will be asking you to give us your feedback on using the libraries – what do you love? How could Read moreabout Are you ‘Loving Your Library’?


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National Student Survey 2015

Posted on by Matthew Harvey

The National Student Survey is now live for Cardiff University students! This Ipsos MORI survey is a great opportunity for you to give honest feedback about your experience of studying at Cardiff University. The library service takes the results of the survey into account when looking for ways to improve our services and facilities for Read moreabout National Student Survey 2015


Cardiff Romanticism and Eighteenth-Century Seminar (CRECS) – Fight Club!

Posted on 02/05/2015 by Matthew Harvey

The first rule of Eighteenth Century Romantic Writer Fight Club is, you don’t talk about Eighteenth Century Romantic Writer Fight Club… This week saw six English Literature lecturers gather in a secret basement room (well, Special Collections and Archives (SCOLAR) in the Arts and Social Studies Building), and indulge in some verbal sparring with an Read moreabout Cardiff Romanticism and Eighteenth-Century Seminar (CRECS) – Fight Club!


#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