New discs for version 17 of SPSS are now available. These have the new code on them and instructions for downloading the software. They are available for loan from the main library desk on the ground floor in the Brayford library. There is one available at Riseholme and more are being processed for both Riseholme and Holbeach. [...]
Archive for September, 2009
I’m in this week’s issue of student newspaper The Linc, talking about (predictably) e-resources and the library. Page 8 of the print edition (next to Vito Cataffo!): And in their online edition. I was really pleased to be asked to do this – gratifying that the student newspaper wants to hear about the library.
This is a little bit anorakish, I’ll be the first to admit. But I thought it would be interesting to see how our induction handbook(s) have changed through the years. Thanks to our resident archivists who’ve hung on to our previous work! Does anyone have anything from between 1999 and 2003? 2009/10 – this year’s [...]
Just to let you know that I have changed my name from Katie Robertson to Katie Marsh. My email is now firstname.lastname@example.org Please update your distribution lists and anything else with this change.
Spotted on the Eduserv data messenger: Emerald is adding a further 12 new titles to the portfolio in 2010. The new titles will be available as part of Emerald Management Plus – subscribers will automatically gain access to new and acquired titles as and when they are added. To celebrate the changes Emerald is making, [...]
The Freezone located in the University Library will remain under the control of Commercial Resources until the end of December 2009. This area will be used for the sale of student merchandise and stationery during induction week only, after which time the shop will move to Cafe Resource in LPAC. Following induction week, there is [...]
Following Lesley Church’s decision to work part-time (Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays), Faye Cleminson has agreed to support Drama and Dance, with immediate effect. Lesley will continue to support History, English and American Studies; if students on these courses need urgent help on the days when Lesley isn’t here, please refer them to Daren and Faye.
I’m writing this here because Julian asked for a reminder on how to do it (I had to remind myself first!) and thought a permanent record in the blog would be more useful than an ephemeral email. Also: I’ve an idea that it may be useful to combine this with my process for creating new [...]
I visited Edinburgh University Library, which is half way through a £60 million refit. So far, the ground, 5th and 6th floors have been completed. To enter the ground floor, you go past a reception desk staffed by security, to a spacious area that includes an exhibition space, help desk, self service machines (with full [...]
Better late than never. Don’t reject a minor improvement because you’re waiting for a hypothetical perfect solution to arrive. If you love your data, set them free. If it needs a help guide, you’ve probably got it wrong. If you assume your users are stupid, they won’t disappoint. RSS is non-negotiable. The ‘net interprets control as [...]