Category: IT

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Have you signed up for student IT training?

The whole IT student training programme starts over on 2nd November.  Book your place online at  If classroom IT training is not your thing, there are many videos you can watch to develop your skills from, and you can

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Introducing Citavi for reference and project management

Joining the existing cast of popular reference management apps, including Zotero and Mendeley, Citavi is an increasingly popular research project management tool that also supports reference management.

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New student IT training courses

The DCQE Academic Skills Unit (ASK) and the Information Services IT Training Team are currently piloting free IT training for students over in St Andrews Court.  The first courses on offer will cover Google Drive and Microsoft Excel.  If you

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Resolved: Loanable laptops in University Library

Update 15.01.18 – The laptop loans system is working normally again today.  Thank you for your patience. There is currently a problem with the laptop lockers in the library, which means that at present, the laptops are not loanable. IS

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Library lifehack: charging your phone from your laptop or PC

I’ve never met a student who didn’t want at least one more power socket than was available.  Everything built after 1930 that is either useful or fun seems to want a power supply, and while mobile devices are increasingly clever

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Connecting Windows 10 laptops to presentation screens in Library group study rooms

It appears that devices running Windows 10 are not able to connect the presentation screens in the Library group study rooms via an HDMI cable.  Earlier versions of Windows are not believed to be affected.  Thank you for your patience

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Scanning in the Library (A4 to A0)

Need to scan something?  You can scan up to A3 for free 24/7 in the Library and our Map Library team can help you scan anything flat up to A0.   Click Read more below for further details about scanning at different sizes.

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Wireless network upgrade

Information Services are in the process of replacing all of the wireless access points in the Library with the newest versions to ensure we continue to offer the fastest and most reliable service possible.  From around 7.30 am tomorrow (Thursday

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Student led change in action: loanable laptops and the dawn of flexible working

Not so long ago we didn’t even have loanable laptops. We saw how much you love using them and so have made hundreds more available every year since! Just one of the successes of student led change.  We are always

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Touchscreen kiosk maintenance (16-18 December 2016)

The Library touchscreen information kiosks will be unavailable early next week (from approximately Monday 16th – Wednesday 18th December) while the software is updated.  This software update should improve reliability.  Catalogue computers are available on the first and second floors and from the Library website.  Thank you for your patience

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