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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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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

Student Dissertation Binding April 15, 2014

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Student Dissertation Binding this year:

The service runs from Monday 14th April till 1st May 10.00am-4.30pm, Monday-Friday (not running Good Friday or Easter Monday).
The service will operate from PN 1014 in the Peirson Study & Guidance Centre.
Pay for binding at Firstpoint and then take the receipted form up to PN1014 where your work will be bound whilst you wait.
£2.50 per copy.

Dissertations will be fastback bound with a blue or black back cover and a clear acetate front cover.

For the last 3 days of this time period we have been unable to secure the Upper Tower room with Timetabling so we will likely be operating from somewhere in the Firstpoint Foyer on those days. Appropriate signage will be placed on the Upper Tower room doors during those days to avoid confusion.

No Eduroam Wireless Network today until 9.30am March 26, 2014

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Untitled-3Today – Wednesday 26th March the Eduroam wireless service will not be working between 8:30-9:30am on the St John’s Campus, all other sites will be unaffected.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Accessing Summon at The Hive? March 18, 2014

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If you’re using Summon at The Hive, you’ll find there’s a glitch with this service at the moment. All University online resources are still available. You can get to the online resources via the list in your subject guide in LibGuides (libguides.worc.ac.uk). If you go to the Library Catalogue via the Student Portal you can use the Library Catalogue search box to track down books/ebooks or find ejournals via the Eresources link under the catalogue search box.
We’ll let you know when Summon’s fixed, but in the meantime this should get you around the problem.

Summon is having a wobble March 5, 2014

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Hello everyone. Summon is having a bad day. We’ve reported it to our providers and they are moving heaven and earth to restore the service for you. It’s not just us: several other institutions have reported problems, so at least we’re not being picked on!

Housing crisis? February 27, 2014

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by Grumbler %-| on Flickr

Sociology second years: if you’re looking for somewhere to start on your assignment, take a look at Box of Broadcasts. I’ve created a playlist of a few programmes on housing issues including empty housing, eviction, first-time buyers, landlords, council housing, affordable housing and many more. Take a look at these and search for yourself for other programmes. Try searching for homelessness, benefits, town planning, first-time buyers or any of the great keywords on your list of housing problems. Happy viewing.

Get Your Software Here… February 25, 2014

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software store
Software WebStore for University Staff and Students
The University’s software site licences now include the facility to make a range of popular software available to current University staff and students for personal home use, either completely free of charge or heavily discounted over retail pricing.
The store is now live and can be accessed via the Staff and Student Portal by logging in as normal with your University of Worcester credentials http://worc.ac.onthehub.com
For details of eligibility, benefits, licensing and support http://www.worc.ac.uk/ils/documents/WebStore_Software_Benefits_for_Staff_and_Students_v2.pdf
How good it that!

ICT Maintenance on Friday 21st February 19, 2014

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We require a small period of time to carry out some important maintenance work on the University wireless service.
This work will take place between 06:00 and 08:00 on Friday 21st February, therefore wireless services will be unavailable at St Johns Campus, Riverside, Arena and the Garage.
The Hive and City Campus are not affected.
We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.


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