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From bin to bookshelf

A Colombian refuse collector has rescued 20,000 books from the dustbins he empties, distributed some to poorer areas and used them to build a small private library called “The Power of Words” that local families use to help their children with their homework.  Hector Urquhart was right: one man’s trash is another man’s treasure.  Click here for the full story.


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Turner & Paige no.73 June 26th 2017

T&P no.73

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University attains Teaching Excellence Framework Gold status

The University has just been awarded Teaching Excellence Framework Gold status.  Only three other institutions in South East England have achieved this.  The report confirmed that the University delivers: “consistently outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for its students,” and that its teaching, “is of the highest quality found in the UK.”

Read more on the University website.


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Doctoral theses now published to the Research Portal and EThOS

Our Doctoral theses are now being automatically published through the British Library electronic thesis service EThOS after they are uploaded to the University Research Portal, so now interested researchers can now search our theses alongside theses from all other UK universities and download the full-text as well as being able to visit our institutional Research Portal for a more detailed where they may choose to view all doctoral theses awarded from particular departments, and so on.
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Happy “Eat your vegetables” Day!

vegetables photoOnly in George’s Marvelous Medicine (if you haven’t read it, the local public library holds copies so now is the time) does eating cabbage make you grow downwards.   In reality, eating at least five portions of fruit and vegetables a day is very good for you.  Celebrate with a carrot stick or whatever else takes your fancy today as we celebrate ‘Eat your vegetables day’ (and no, we’re not sure who is making these days up but some of them are certainly colourful).


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BoB upgrade (7-9 am on Friday 23rd June)

Box of Broadcasts (BoB) will be implementing an upgrade on Friday 23rd June 2017 between 7-9 am that will resolve the playback problems experienced by clients using some web browsers.  The fix will require some downtime for the BoB service during this interval.
This fix should greatly improve load times across affected browsers, including Internet Explorer, Edge and Chrome.  It will however restrict support for Internet Explorer to IE 11, the only version still supported by Microsoft.  Anyone still using older versions of the browser is recommended to change their browser or upgrade to IE 11 or Edge.
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Break out the blankets for National Picnic Week

picnic photoNational Picnic Week starts this Friday, so grab something to sit on or find a park (Ravelin Park is conveniently close!) and make the most of the summer weather by dining al fresco.  If you are struggling for creative picnic ideas and the thought of munching a scotch egg or a sandwich from Café Coco fails to inspire you, the Scotch Kitchen has conjured some picnic concepts for you to try.

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Planned disruption to My Account and Library catalogue (Wednesday 21 June 2017)

We will be upgrading our library management system next Wednesday 21 June between approximately 8-9 am. During this period, neither clients nor library staff will be able access to your library account, stock or shelf mark information, although you will still be able to borrow and return books.  We apologise for any inconvenience resulting from this essential maintenance.

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Getting blue tick verified: a librarian’s guide to pleasing the little blue bird

After recently becoming one of the few UK university libraries to obtain Twitter blue tick account verification, I wanted to share our insights and experience with other libraries who may want to pursue verification of their own institutional library accounts. Read more ›

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