Thursday, 12 June 2014

Aberystwyth University LibTeachMeet

The Information Literacy site features a report on the stimulating LibTeachMeet event that took place at Aberystwyth University earlier this month. Ffion Bell, our graduate trainee, bid for the funding and organised the event during her placement in Academic Services. Find out more about what went on...

Friday, 6 June 2014

Coming soon! A new AU reading list service supported by Talis Aspire

Talis Aspire is a reading list system designed to create accurately referenced, deep-linked resource lists available in Blackboard modules and other online locations.
Please take a look at this short video.
Planning for implementation is underway but some key milestones are as follows:

  • Implementation: July
  • Configuration and testing: August/September
  • Training for academic and administrative staff: October
  • First reading lists to be entered in October/November for 2nd Semester modules 2014/2015 to allow time to purchase any items not in stock in the libraries or electronically
  • ARMS to remain available for editing until mid-November
  • Existing users of ARMS will be advised that it won’t be possible to export their lists into Aspire, however they will be prioritised for training and assistance with using Aspire
There will be regular announcements to track project progress, and changes to procedures will be added to the existing Reading list web page.We look forward to showing you the new system as soon as we can! Please feel free to contact the subject librarians with any questions you have:

Wednesday, 4 June 2014

Introducing JISC Historical Texts

The platform formerly known as JISC Historic Books has had a revamp. The BETA version of the new platform, JISC Historical Texts, is available now for you to explore: 

The current platform will be replaced on 23rd June 2014, so take care to update your links and bookmarks! 

JISC Historical Texts contains the same three collections as before, bringing together over 350,000 late-15th to 19th century texts: Early English Books Online (EEBO), Eighteenth Century Collections Online 
(ECCO), and 19th century books from the British Library collection.