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ILS Christmas / New Year Arrangements December 8, 2014

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If you’re around over Christmas you’ll be pleased to see we’re available if you need us…

Peirson: PCs / Macs available in Peirson throughout (access by student card).
City Campus: PCs available in the Café throughout (with exception of 25th, 29th and 1st when the building is closed).

The Hive:
Wed 24th Dec 8.30am-1.00pm
Thu 25th Dec CLOSED
Fri 26th Dec CLOSED
Sat 27th Dec 8.30am-7.00pm (ICT cover 10.00-5.00pm)
Sun 28th Dec 8.30am-7.00pm (ICT cover 10.00-5.00pm)
Mon 29th Dec 8.30am-7.00pm (ICT cover 8.30-4.30pm)
Tue 30th Dec 8.30am-7.00pm (ICT cover 8.30-4.30pm)
Wed 31st Dec 8.30am-3.00pm
Thurs 1st Jan CLOSED
Fri 2nd Jan Normal opening times begin – 8.30am-10.00pm

Free Binding! December 1, 2014

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Free binding for final year University students!
Yep, that’s right, just bring your Independent Study along to firstpoint and they’ll give you a form for free binding.
Same day service Monday to Friday.
For more info call 01905 857500

New! 1000s of journals, company profiles, case studies, country reports & more available now through Business Source Complete. November 14, 2014

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Good news! Our subscription to EBSCO’s Business Source Premier has been upgraded to Business Source Complete.

It features the full text for more than 14,000 journals, including 2,000 peer reviewed journals. It also includes books, company profiles, case studies, market research reports and country reports.

Business Source Complete can be searched using ‘Library Search’. To access the database direct to make the most of its full functionality you can find it on the following LibGuides: Business Management, Computing, and Sport at http://libguides.worc.ac.uk/. It’s also available on the Library’s A-Z list of individual database titles http://libguides.worc.ac.uk/uwresources

New University of Worcester Harvard referencing generator – are you using it? November 5, 2014

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Have you tried out the new University of Worcester Harvard referencing generator?

We are trialling a new reference generator for the Worcester Harvard style. You won’t find every type of source yet, but we certainly have the essentials covered. There is also a mobile version in development (available on campus only at present). We would appreciate your feedback on both the web and the mobile versions to help us to develop them further: please email askalibrarian@worc.ac.uk

Are you a WBS student? Get reading online with these new ebooks available through ‘Library Search’ November 4, 2014

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These are just a sample of the thousands of Library ebooks specifically selected for student modules & available through ‘Library Search’. These recently purchased ebooks below are for WBS modules:

  1. Roach, L., Card, R. & Ghandhi, J. (2012) Card & James’ business law for business, accounting, & finance students 
  2. Watson, T. & Noble, P. (2014) Evaluating public relations: a guide to planning, research and measurement 
  3. Farlow, A. (2013) Crash and beyond: causes and consequences of the Global Financial Crisis 
  4. Gollan, P. (2014) Voice and involvement at work: experience with non-union representation 
  5. Buckley, A. (2012) International finance: a practical perspective
  6. Charlesworth, A. (2014) Digital marketing: a practical approach 
  7. Weetman, P. (2013) Financial and management accounting: an introduction 
  8. Brown, E. (2014) Web development with Node and Express 
  9. Bott, F. (2014) Professional issues in information technology 
  10. Moffett, Jack (2014) Bridging UX and web development: better results through team integration 
  11. Mendoza, Adrian (2014) Mobile user experience: patterns to make sense of it all 
  12. Wellman, D. (2013) jQuery hotshot

If you have any questions regarding ebooks email askalibrarian@worc.ac.uk or your Academic Liaison Librarian.

National Poetry Day October 2, 2014

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It’s National Poetry Day, folks. To celebrate, here’s a short poem, an oldie, but a goodie.

Haikus are easy.
But sometimes they don’t make sense.

If you’re looking for something a bit better than that check out the piles of poetry we have in the Hive. Have a look on level 3, around 809 or 821.

Aspiring teachers might like these poetry lesson ideas from the TES: http://www.tes.co.uk/resource-collections/teaching-poetry-primary-6400139/ and http://www.tes.co.uk/resource-collections/teaching-poetry-secondary-6400140/.

New system for logging ICT calls… August 26, 2014

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Help key
On Wed 27th August we’re switching over to a new ICT Service Desk portal.
You’ll notice a redesigned front page, but the process of logging a fault or request will remain largely unchanged.

A video tutorial explaining the new layout of the portal and the procedure for logging faults or requests is available here: http://www.worc.ac.uk/ils/servicedesk.htm

At switchover the current links will direct you to the new portal, and all future ICT faults and requests should be logged here or by calling the Service Desk on 01905 85 7500. The current Helpdesk email address will be discontinued.

When you need help from ICT we need you to check your contact details are correct, and if you’re not on site leave us alternative email and phone number. Please provide us with as much information as possible on the issue, e.g. include any error messages you may have been getting.

They’ll be a new Information Ticker which you’ll see when you’re logging a call, this will let you know if ‘the problem’ is something we’re already working on, so that’ll save you logging the call.

The new link to the ICT service desk will be https://servicedesk.worc.ac.uk

Extended Library loan period and overdue charges August 18, 2014

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Loan perios
We’ve extended the time that you can borrow University Short Loan books.

From today (Monday August 18th) there will be a few changes to the way the University Short Loan Collection operates…
• You’ll be able to borrow items for 2 days, instead of 1 day. The chart above outlines when books will be due back. Always check the due date on your receipt when you borrow items.
• There is no renewal option for these items. They will be due back on the day stated on your receipt.
• If items are returned late there will be a charge of £3:00 per book, per day. This won’t increase until the next day unlike the hourly fine rate which was used previously.

You can continue to borrow up to 3 books at one time. So, that’s 3 books, for 2 days, with a charge of £3:00 per book, per day if they are late.

First World War Poetry Digital Archive August 5, 2014

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The First World War Poetry Digital Archive is “an online repository of over 7000 items of text, images, audio, and video for teaching, learning, and research.” Well worth checking out in this season of commemoration and rememberance for the outbreak of the First World War. Go to: http://www.oucs.ox.ac.uk/ww1lit/

Lazy summer days? Not for us! July 21, 2014

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video wall
If you think we’re lazing in the sun, think again! We’ve got a brilliant busy programme of summer works, including improvements and upgrades to over 20 rooms. By the time S1 kicks off you’ll be able to use all the new PCs, display screens, iMacs, laptops and much more. For full details of what’s new, where… summer works


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