Thursday, 26 January 2012

Meet your Academic Services Librarian #3

This term we will do a series of posts introducing you to the members of the Academic Services Team. This time it is the Psychology librarian.

Karl Drinkwater
I'm one of those people who came to Aberystwyth to do a qualification (in my case an MSc in Information and Library Studies) then stayed, because it was easier than trying to catch a train out of the town. That was over thirteen years ago and I have been working as a librarian at Aberystwyth University ever since. My areas of specialism include information literacy (how we find, evaluate and use information); electronic resources; resource discovery systems; social media; and support for international students. I am also the librarian for the Psychology Department. Until recently I worked part-time as an e-learning technologist for JISC RSC Wales too.

Thursday, 19 January 2012

Holdings of printed journals collections

Please can you disseminate the following to colleagues in your Department:

Information Services is continuing to review holdings of printed journals collections in line with the IS Collection Management Policy.

The list of titles here has been identified for withdrawal under the UKRR scheme having had no demand in the last 10 years. Please review this list and let us know if you believe they should be kept at AU. Please bear in mind that titles offered to UKRR are accessible in perpetuity from the British Library where they are kept in environmentally sound conditions. You must state your reason for wanting to keep these titles by 30th March 2012.

Thank you.
Val Fletcher
Collection Management Team Leader, Information Services.

Thursday, 12 January 2012