Routledge publishing have compiled 65 free academic journal articles about the causes andÂ impacts of the financial crisis. There are eight categories of article:
- causes of the financial crisis,
- financial crisis impact and management,
- regional focus on the financial crisis,
- learning from the financial crisis,
- the financial crisis as a crisis of capitalism,
- opportunities emerging from the financial crisis,
- globalisation, security and defence in hard times.
These articles can be accessed from www.tandf.co.uk/journals/access/politics-in-hardtimes.pdf
To be in with a chance of winning try out the treasure hunt in the Stirling Campus Library. Pick up an entry form and the first clue from the Reception Desk at the entrance. Solve the clue on the first card and then move on the next location toÂ get the next clue. There are 14 clues located around the Library building, once you have found all of these you will have 14 letters which will make a sentence, write this on the entry form andÂ post it in the box at theÂ Reception Desk.
The Department of Film, Media & Journalism’s 2010 Jonathan Witchell Prize for Best Student Radio Feature has been awarded to â€˜Finding Norman’, a piece about the Stirling-born experimental filmmaker Norman McLaren. You can listen to the feature here.
A collection of McLaren’s papers and artwork is held in the University Archives and a small display of this material can be seen along J corridor in the Pathfoot Building.
The Library has recently purchased the digital archive of the Times newspaper from 1785 to 1985. This resource allows users to search and browse the full text of two hundred years of the Times newspaper and is muchÂ easier to use than the microfilm collection.Â The Times Digital Archive is available from on and off campus and can be accessed from the A-Z list of online resources.
Welcome back to the new Library! Thank you for bearing with us during the interim year and we hope you think the wait has been worthwhile.
We hope you had a great summer and are looking forward to the new academic session 2010-11.
In the new Library there have been a number of policy changes:
- Opening hours have been extended – we are now open from 8.30am on weekdays and until 7 pm at weekends – http://www.is.stir.ac.uk/libraries/openinghours-stirling.php#firstweek
- Borrowing books is much easier – http://www.is.stir.ac.uk/libraries/borrowing/borrowing-stirling.php
- Printing and photocopying has been streamlined
- New food and drink policy see Food and Drink Policy in Stirling Campus Library for further details
There are a number of new services available in the Library
- 3 Group study pods on Level 2
- Bookable group study rooms on levels 3 and 4
- PCs and wireless access on Levels 2 , 3 and 3 of the library
- Accessible toilets on all 3 levels of the library
- Variety of study desks – group study and individual study, both with or without PCs
- Moveable shelving holding the long loan material
We look forward to welcoming you
Library Project Manager
For the information of students living in University residences on Stirling Campus.Â There have been some changes to the setup and support for CampusNet this academic year.
- Firstly if you live in a university residence, you should have been given a CampusNet CD when you picked up your keys for your room. If you didn’t get one, please ask at the Residence porters desk or, as a last resort, at the Information Centre in the Library.
- If you a returning student, your existing installation of CampusNet should continue to work. If it doesn’t, you can uninstall it and install the latest version (there is an uninstaller in the programs>CampusNet menu). Please take care to restart your PC before reinstalling – this is very important as failure to do so will render the newly installed version useless. After restarting, you can install from the CD or from the gateway (connect your PC to the network socket in your room and open Internet Explorer
- download CampusNet installer from the link on the gateway page).
- There is no longer any need to register your network socket or to pay for it. Your network socket will stay live and will not be cut off at any point (unless there is any intervention by IS due to misuse).
- If you have a laptop or netbook without a CD drive, you can borrow the CampusNet software on a USB stick from the Library (Information Centre).
- If you encounter any errors during the installation of CampusNet especially â€˜VPNGuard failed to start’, please see our instructions at the bottom of this email to do a command line installation from the CD.
- If you are unable to install CampusNet, please call into the Information Centre in the Library to make an appointment with a technician.
Information Centre, firstname.lastname@example.org, 01786 467250
Instructions for a command line installation
(you must have the CampusNet CD or the CampusNet software on a USB stick to do this)
If you get any error messages when trying to install CampusNet using the CD, especially “VPN Guard failed to start” Please try the following method to install campusnet.
Installing campusNet from command Line
- Insert the CD or Memory Pen.
- Click on my computer then take a note of the drive letter assigned to the memory pen or CD.
- Click on the Windows button, then type cmd into the search bar, then click on cmd.exe
- If you are running Windows XP, click on start then run. When the new window opens type cmd and then press enter.
- When the black window opens, type your drive letter followed by a colon. Press enter
- Type cd campusnet Press enter
- Type campusnetsetup.exe createonly press enter
- You may see one or more messages, just agree to these.
- When campusNet icon, appears on your desktop Campusnet has finished installing.
You should now have access to the internet.
Due to essential maintenance, access to the library catalogue may be disrupted between 07:30 and 08:30 on 10th Sept 2010. We apologise for the inconvenience this will cause.
Library Content Manager
Bumblebees, their conservation, behaviour and decline are important research areas within the University of Stirling’sÂ School of Biological and Environmental Sciences. Bumblebee survival is of increasing concern andÂ Penelope Whitehorn,Â a Ph.D student in the School, has recently been discussing the threats to Bumblebee populations,Â see the BBC News website.
We have lots of information and resources for you to research this topic too. You can read aÂ journal article co-authored by Penelope, ‘Impacts of inbreeding on bumblebee colony fitness under field conditions’ in STORRE. Various books about bumblebees and other bee species are available from the LibraryÂ includingÂ Professor Dave Goulson‘s book, Bumblebees : their behaviour and ecology.
Dave Goulson is Head ofÂ School for the School of Biological & Environmental Sciences and also a trustee of theÂ Bumblebee Conservation Trust which has established a Bumblebee-friendly gardenÂ within Stirling University’s grounds! The trust has been voted Best Environment Project at the National Lottery Awards 2010. Congratulations!
As previously noted, WebCT will not be available from 6pm
Service packs do not introduce new features but rather are
The Turnitin upgrade introduces new features for feedback,
When the upgrades are complete an announcement will be
The Sunday Times Scottish University of the Year 2009/2010
The University of Stirling is a charity registered in Scotland, number SC 011159.