Monday 16 Dec – Monday 23rd December: open vacation hours. Mon-Thurs: 08:00-20:00, Fri 08:00-17:00, Weekends 10:00-17:00
Tuesday 24th Dec: open 08:00-14:00
Tuesday 25th Dec-Sun 5th January – CLOSED
From Monday 6th January – open on vacation hours
Stirling Campus Study Zone
The Study Zone next to the Library will be open throughout the holidays – 24/7
Full listing at http://www.stir.ac.uk/is/student/library/about/hours/
People have been working on data citation issues for a long time. Different groups and different communities have come up with different guidelines and recommendations on how data should be cited. The different approaches generally agree in principle, but there are some distinct differences.
At the first Plenary of RDA people from many organizations came to realize that it was time to harmonize approaches. A Data Citation Synthesis group of 40 individuals from 25+ organizations was formed. They met via telecon and then face-to-face at the RDA 2nd Plenary and DataCite meeting in Washington.
The group is now please to announce a “Draft Declaration of Data Citation Principles”. The synthesis group developed these draft principles over the past 9 months and now welcome feedback and comments from the community. The feedback received by the end of 2013 will be reviewed and incorporated into the final principles. Once the final principles are published, a mechanism will be in place for worldwide endorsement. More critically, the group will also begin to promote implementation of the principles while exploring detailed examples of implementation.
Please provide your feedback by posting your comments on the discussion forum http://www.force11.org/datacitation.
A new student guide to social media (Twitter, Facebook, blogs, Slideshare etc) has been developed by the Libraries at the Universities of Manchester, Leeds and York. The guide describes how different social media applications can be used for academic work, and the dos and don’ts to consider when using these platforms. You can either pick a a specific goal (e.g. find information, keep up to date) and the guide will recommend appropriate social media channels, or you can learn more about the channels such as Facebook and Twitter, and discover how they can be used to support your academic studies.
Over the mid semester break, the area at the back of the Study Zone next to the Library has been expanded. There are now a further 60+ study spaces in the area overall. Next phase will see the front room redeveloped to introduce new furniture in a variety of formats to suit all types of study styles.
To see a 360 view of the expanded area, click here (spot the disembodied head and half eaten bin ): http://photosynth.net/
Want to learn about referencing with RefWorks? Come along to a ‘Getting to grips with RefWorks’ session in Library Training Room 1 at one of the following times: Monday 21st October 11am, Wednesday 23rd October 1pm or Tuesday 5th November 1pm. No booking required.
Emerald Publishing Group is providing an opportunity to learn more about the art of getting published including:
• How to get started
• How to target your work more effectively
• What editors and reviewers actually look for
• How to peer review your own work
• The secrets of revision
• Beyond publishing (refereeing, book reviewing, advisory board membership, etc.)
This session will be of interest whether you are hoping to publish your first article or you are already an established author.
Date: Tuesday 22nd October
Time: 14:00 – 15:30 (Tea & Coffee at 13.45)
Venue: Enterprise Zone, University Library
Speaker: Simon Linacre, Head of Academic Relations, Emerald Publishing Group
Booking: Sign up on SUCCEED, Researcher Learning, Researcher Development Programme 2013-2014
Further Info.: firstname.lastname@example.org
During the summer we ran a pilot programme for Researchers called Research Bites. We have set up a survey to gather feedback on what you thought of the sessions, the timing of the sessions; whether you want sessions repeated and what else you would like to see included. If you did not attend any of the sessions we would still like to hear from you.
Please go to www.survey.bris.ac.uk/stirling/researchbites. The questionnaire should only take 5-10 minutes to fill in
Thank you in advance
Library Liaison and Development Team Manager
Over the summer, a new student print/copy system was installed on Stirling and Highland campuses.
The old pharos print stations and photocopiers have been replaced by the Lord of the Machines - it does everything! See our informative 1950s style information bulletin on printing and copying below.
To get the machine to print exactly what you want, you have to select the appropriate ‘queue’ to send your print job to. You do this on a lab PC by selecting File>Print from whichever application you are in (eg Internet Explorer, Word, Excel) and choose from the list:
- \\studentprint\twosided – this is the default printer on student lab PCs
Find out everything you need to know about the new system including costs, locations of machines, how to use them, dissertation and accessible printing, see our web page: http://www.stir.ac.uk/is/student/it/printcopy/
INFORMATIVE INFORMATIONAL BULLETINS (VIDEOS)
Watch our state information bulletin on printing here:
How to photocopy Charlie Chaplin style:
Succeed modules will open on the same basis as last year. For the Autumn semester this will be:
- 2nd year modules will open on the Monday before the start of semester (2nd Sept)
- 3rd and 4th year modules will open on the Tuesday before the start of semester (3rd Sept)
- Post-graduate modules will open on the Wednesday before the start of semester (4th Sept)
If a module has, say, both 2nd and 3rd year students on it, it will open on the Tuesday before the start of semester and all students (regardless of which year they are in) will gain access to it at the same time. It will not be the case that 2nd years gain access earlier then 3rd years, otherwise they could gain advantages, such as selecting all the ‘best’ slots on any sign-up sheets in the module.
1st years are allocated to their modules on Friday but will not get access to modules in Succeed until registration is completed. Registration is completed by collecting an ID card. Succeed access should then follow within a few hours.
Please note that some staff change the start dates of modules. Please check the My Student Status link on the Portal for the latest information on precisely when your modules are scheduled to open.
Information Services would like to apologise for the disruption to staff email and calendar service. Service is running at the moment, but may be subject to further disruptions.
Director of Information Services