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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.
Refrigerator.

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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Poppy

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

Come rain or shine, library services are available all summer June 11, 2014

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umbrella
The library services at The Hive will be available for those of you staying in the Worcester area over the summer, apart from on bank holiday August 25th when the building is closed.

Loan periods will stay the same over the summer so that books are available for all students still studying.

If you‘re away from Worcester and plan to take library books with you please be aware that you must be prepared to return any items which may be reserved by others. All online resources will continue to be available for you to use wherever you are based.

Academic Helpdesk: Summer Service (July and August)
Full hours will operate until Saturday 28th June. After that the following will apply -
From Mon 30th June University librarians are available at the Academic Helpdesk on Level 3 in The Hive at the following times:
Monday – Friday: 10:00-16:00. The Enquiries Team can also be contacted via askalibrarian@worc.ac.uk
Please speak to a member of Hive staff if you need help outside these hours.
Full hours resume on Monday 1st September.

FINAL YEAR STUDENTS
If you’re in your final year please ensure your library record is clear of any charges in preparation for graduation. You may continue to use the library services available to Alumni in The Hive once your student account expires. Once you’ve finished your course at the University, simply drop in at any of the Worcestershire libraries, bringing with you some ID (ideally your University Card). A member of staff will issue you with a new card and check that your membership has been changed to Alumni.
For more information see http://libguides.worc.ac.uk/alumni

If you have any questions about library services, please contact askalibrarian@worc.ac.uk

How’s the Enquiry Service at The Hive working for you? April 30, 2014

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We’re really keen to hear your views about how the Enquiry Service at The Hive works for members of the University. We’d appreciate you taking a few minutes to complete this short survey which will enable us to
review our services… https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/libraryenquiries

British Pathe on YouTube April 29, 2014

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British Pathe

The lovely folks at British Pathe have uploaded their entire collection of 85,000 moving images on to YouTube, free, gratis and for nothing. The thousands of clips offer a fascinating insight into 20th century history and life, including the Wright Brothers’ first flight and the world’s first mobile phone (1922!) A real treat.

How’s the Enquiry Service working for you at The Hive? April 29, 2014

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Q&A
We’re really keen to hear your views about how the Enquiry Service at The Hive works for members of the University. We’d appreciate you taking a few minutes to complete this short survey which will enable us to review our services… https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/libraryenquiries

Here’s the plan for Easter opening April 15, 2014

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easter opening

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