The Reader Services team went to see the Boots library at Nottingham Trent’s City campus on the hottest day of the year. The team met several members of staff in the library, and discussed how their role had adapted and changed with the introduction of self-service and the implementation of roving. While most agreed that [...]
Archive for August, 2009
I’m pleased to announce that we have appointed John Chen as the new Library Assistant (Holbeach Campus). We will welcome John to the Holbeach LRC on the 7th of September.
I think Daren’s latest versions of his Portal subject pages look very good – nice and simple. CERD Computing Journalism If anyone is updating their page(s) this summer and would like to go for this new template, let me know.
The Mahara e-portfolios system is now accessible (via standard university username & password) at: portfolios.lincoln.ac.uk Julian Beckton is blogging a set of instructions on using the system. “An e-portfolio is a collection of information and digital objects that demonstrate your learning development, skills and competencies.” You can read more about the open-source Mahara system on [...]
Congratulations to Frederick, who has successfully undertaken a viva voce examination of his PhD thesis. Frederick will be awarded his PhD (Art History) early next year.
I’ve shown a couple of people this idea that Julie and I have been developing for Holbeach – that of using RefWorks to manage a new-books list for the relatively small number of new titles that we receive each year at the campus LRC – and that can be embedded into Blackboard or a subject web page. [...]
Alison Sharman will leave the department at the end of August to take up a post at the University of Huddersfield. Alison has worked with us for 16 years, we will be sorry to lose her and we wish her well in her new role. We will not be replacing Alison. The ASL B&L Faculty [...]
On Wednesday 19 August we welcome visitors from Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design. Two summers ago the Learning Resources Manager plus colleagues visited Lincoln and found it particularly useful given the parallels between the new CSM site at King’s Cross and the GCW at Lincoln. This summer we are hosting a visit [...]
Somehow I missed this when it was first released. Which is a shame, because it’s very useful. “The JISC Academic Database Assessment Tool (ADAT) aims to help libraries to make informed decisions [...] key service information for database and eBook content platforms.” Compares platform features including authentication method, search functions, indexing, reference management compatibility, DRM [...]