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Two Library projects to help your students make the most of our resources

Do you have a reading list that is dived by weeks or topics? We have a new way to embed articles, chapters, e-books and more into your Moodle page.  This means that the resources you want students to read each

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World Book and Copyright Day

On 23 April 1616, Cervantes, Shakespeare and Inca Garcilaso de la Vega all died.  It is also the date that other prominent authors, such as Maurice Druon, Haldor K.Laxness, Vladimir Nabokov, Josep Pla and Manuel Mejía Vallejo were either born or

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The wages of plagiarism

After a lengthy lawsuit, Robin Thicke’s 2013 hit “Blurred lines” has been found to infringe the copyright of Marvin Gaye’s 1977 “Got to give it up”, plagiarising the earlier work without attribution or permission. The breach of copyright cost £7.3 million

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Combatting Piracy

Today new internet anti-piracy measures have been announced. This writer was, in a previous job, involved in policing some of the darker corners of the Internet. One thing I learned was how easily the authorities can find out what you’ve

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Reporting your Digital Copies

It’s that time of year again. As part of a licensing arrangement which allows parts of books and journals to be copied for use in courses the Library (on behalf of the University) is required to compile a record of

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The curious incident of the Assistant Faculty Librarian for Business and CCI

In my capacity as Assistant Librarian for Business and CCI, you may think that ‘never the twain shall meet’.  With a background in corporate business and a lifelong interest in cultural/creative industries I was lucky to be offered the job

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Pinterest is a social bookmarking site that has, according to press reports, been attracting a great deal of interest and usage is growing. http://pinterest.com/ In comparison to other similar sites, such as Delicious, the focus here is on bookmarking images.

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Fairytales and IP

“The Fairytale Map of Russia is a project aimed at collecting information about interesting sites, culture events and extraordinary museums devoted to fairytale characters representing this country’s diverse folklore traditions”. http://en.rian.ru/infographics/20110409/163282984.html It seems, as reported in The Telegraph, that aUkrainian

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A New Way to Catch Pirates

Here is an interesting way of dealing with copyright theft: http://www.gamepron.com/news/2011/04/12/garrys-mod-catches-pirates-the-fun-way/ Thanks to L for suggesting.

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Project Gutenberg

Project Gutenberg is a fantastic project which aims to put all out of copyright books on the internet for free. So far they have over 33,000 ebooks available to download in a variety of formats. Lots of devices are supported

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