What’s your favourite price to pay for something? If it’s ‘free’ you’ll free love what just happened to our large format scanner! We’ve stopped charging, so you just need to turn up with a USB stick and an appointment with the Map Librarian to get going. Call David on 023 9284 3655.
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Open Access is all about removing pay barriers and publisher control to make the research output of universities and other institutions available to everyone in order to maximise its impact and its usefulness to everyone. Open Science is now an international movement that opens up enormous opportunities for collaboration, transparency and innovation, and which ultimately increases the positive impact of research on society. The Library Research Outputs Team are helping run drop-in events in faculties across campus to help raise awareness of Open Access and its benefits all next week.
Read more and find your nearest Faculty drop-in event here.
Are you missing home? in need of some comfort? Or, just love a bit of nostalgia?
In that case pop along to the University Library and take a look at our amazing collection of children’s books. We have a beautiful selection on display in the glass cabinets in the Library atrium, and many more to be found on the shelves.
We have ‘Meg and Mog’, ‘Room on the Broom’, ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt’ plus, stunning editions of ‘The Wizard of Oz’ and’ Alice in Wonderland’ and many more. These books have iconic graphics and Illustrations. Just looking at the pictures is a joy and it is great to reminisce sometimes.
There are also new Picture Books that cover contemporary issues such as ‘The Journey’ by Francesca Sanna a poignant book about a family fleeing their war-torn country. We also have excellent books to help promote equality and diversity. Books with braille, sign language and ‘Silent Books’ which have no text but encourage dialogue and imagination skills. ‘Silent Books’ are also perfect for refugee children where a book in a different language may be another barrier they have to face.
This collection is also great for students studying Illustration, Graphic Design and for would-be Teachers. If you would like to borrow a book from the glass cabinet, just ask a member of staff who will happy to help.
Things are very rarely as frightening once you start to tackle them as they seem before you get started. Join us for ten minute drop-in relaxation sessions tomorrow and every Thursday afternoon during term-time in the Library Meeting Room at 2.10pm, 2.30pm or 2.50pm. No need to book, just turn up, sit down and relax!
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Christmas just came early, with these two new presents for History, Culture, Media and Creative Technology students: Bloomsbury Cultural History and Faculti. Sadly, the Christmas tree has not come early, although we are having the twinkling lights used to decorate it tested as I type!
- Bloomsbury’s ground-breaking Cultural Histories series
- an extensive eBook collection
- primary sources from leading global institutions
The latest breakthroughs, research news and academic insights from the world’s leading industry and academic experts in short, accessible digital media.
What follows is a list of new electronic books received by the Library during September 2018 ordered by title. More complete details, as well as listings from previous months, are available on our website’s New Books page in the form of downloadable Excel spreadsheets.
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What follows is a list of new books received in the Library during September 2018 ordered by classmark. More complete details, as well as listings from previous months, are available on our website’s New Books page in the form of downloadable Excel spreadsheets.
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You may remember that I went to the ARCLIB, Architecture Librarians’ Conference recently? As well as networking with colleagues bringing back new ideas for projects and having fun (…not too much) we also share information about interesting resources that are directly useful for our students. POVALI is certainly something that will complement our existing architecture image collections so I’ve added it to the architecture subject page (part 3). Paul Oliver, now deceased, was one of the editors of the Atlas of Vernacular Architecture of the World. Oxford Brookes University Library has inherited his personal library and image collection. The image collection comprises some 20,000 slides of vernacular architecture, collected over 50 years. The database is a work in progress and improving its search capabilities is an ongoing project for the team at Oxford Brookes. However, it can be both searched and browsed, for example by country or year. Images can be used for non-commercial purposes as along as you give appropriate credit (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0). Enjoy!
Are you a postgraduate research student at the University? If so, you are invited to take part in an Office for Students funded wellbeing study the University is running. This study aims to improve the mental health and wellbeing of postgraduate research students by increasing their mental health literacy and social support. The first phase of the study takes place this month with the launch of an online survey about mental wellbeing, knowledge of mental health problems, and sources of support.
Who can take part?
All registered postgraduate research students are invited to take part in the survey this month. The survey is takes no more than 20 minutes to complete and will be available until Wednesday 31st October. Please click or tap this link to take part in the survey.
Further information is available in this participant information sheet. If you have any further questions, please download the information sheet and/or contact Dr Rachel Moss (Research Associate, School of Education and Sociology):
T: 023 9284 5266.