Success at the Celebrating Excellence Awards 2014

Posted on 11 December 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
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Doctoral student Open Days at the British Library

Posted on 4 December 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
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Good news for researchers from RLUK!

Posted on 2 December 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’
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Have your say! Library and IT survey 2014

Posted on 28 November 2014 by Matt Harvey

Update: the closing date for the Library and IT survey has been extended to Monday 26th January! We want to know what you think about your library and IT services, and what changes you’d like to see. This is a great opportunity for you to help us find ways to improve the service we provide.
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Celebrate Shakespeare @ 450 with Cardiff University Libraries!

Posted on 21 November 2014 by Rob S

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
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New eBook collection – Cambridge Books Online

Posted on 7 November 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
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New look libraries for 2014

Posted on 22 October 2014 by Matt 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
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Events celebrating Open Access Week

Posted on 17 October 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
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Virtual Browse comes to LibrarySearch

Posted on 8 October 2014 by Jacqueline Roach

Virtual Browse is a new feature in LibrarySearch which lets you scan along a virtual bookshelf across all 14 libraries. Just select the Virtual Browse option underneath the details of the book and you will see which books appear alongside the book on the library shelves. You can browse backwards and forwards along this virtual
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