Welcome to the first blog about the new Staff Buddying Scheme that is currently being piloted within Library & Learning Resources. The scheme offers you a real opportunity to work with colleagues to develop your skills and knowledge. Full details of the scheme along with details of future training sessions can be found on the Training and Development [...]
Archive for October, 2009
We are now taking bookings for Learning Development Workshops for weeks 5 and 6. Workshops on offer are ‘Overcoming your Fear of Presenting’, ‘The Effective Use of Grammar and Punctuation in your Assignment’, ‘Introduction to RefWorks’ and ‘Finding Journal Articles’. All students and staff are welcome to attend; you can book your place from the [...]
On 17th September, Jill Partridge (Library & LR) and David Young (University Research Office) attended the faculty of Media, Humanities and Technology annual research conference where they delivered a short presentation on open access, the repository and benefits to staff. Here’s David’s write-up of that presentation, to be published in the faculty’s newsletter, Ada’s Notes.
It appears that the campaign to increase our RefWorks reach is having a positive effect (graph for impression only; no numbers): N.B. #1 – the total number of RefWorks accounts in current use – i.e. our ‘share’ – has doubled since last year, thanks to a relatively huge number of new accounts created this year. [...]
Kudos to Social Work (i.e. Kev!), for being the first to use one of my formatted RefWorks books feeds in anger – see below a screenshot of Kev’s Social Works new books feed embedded into a live Blackboard site using feed2js (click for bigger): If you have created your own feed, could you please: Let [...]
How students should book and why we’re only advertising two weeks worth at a time.
Colleagues: I’d welcome your thoughts on this. Please post comments to Bernie’s original blog post.
Two trips to the British Library for this year have been arranged: Wednesday 25th November 2009 (slips must be in by 3.30pm on 16th November) Wednesday 17th February 2010 (Slips must be in by 3.30pm on 8th February) The trips will leave from outside the library (last time the trips went from the side road [...]
I was pleased to spot the other day that the new version of the OpenBook plugin allows you to create links to your own catalogue (or any other service)… An initial hack (very quick & dirty – look for the bold text!): I need a bit of time to explore this further: but think of [...]