The display cases in the Library are currently housing a selection of project work produced by Masters students in the Stirling Centre for International Publishing and Communication.
One of the most exciting and challenging modules that Publishing students undertake is the Publishing Project. Over the course of a year, students conceptualise a publishing product: a book, magazine or digital publication. They conduct market research, source text and images, create sales and marketing plans and materials, and design and eventually produce their work.
The process brings together all the key elements of the publishing process, enabling students to develop an entrepreneurial, innovative and creative approach.
For more information about Stirling Centre for International Publishing and Communication, please visit
The display will be in the Library until the end of August.
The report of the Working Group chaired by Dame Janet Finch published on 18 June recommends a programme of action to enable more people to read and use the publications arising from research. Better, faster communication of research results will bring benefits for public services and for economic growth. It will also bring improved efficiency for researchers, and opportunities for more public engagement with research. The full report is available for downloading from http://www.researchinfonet.org/publish/finch/ along with an executive summary.
Stirling Connect will be down for most of the day on Wednesday 20th June to install software updates.
The service may appear to be available during the day but don’t rely on the service until after 5pm
Turnitin service may be intermittently unavailable during a scheduled maintenance period on Saturday, June 16th, from 3.00PM to 7.00PM
New reading lists for Autumn 2012
Within the TalisList reading list service, references link to the book or journal details in the library catalogue, so students can immediately check availability, place holds, etc. References to our electronic journal articles can link directly to the article. Lists can include references to paper materials, as well as links to web sites and other electronic resources. See our Sample Reading List.
As a result of the QEC meeting on 5 May 2011, there has been a change in our policy and procedure with respect to reading lists. To enable the Library to create more lists and enhance the student experience for a greater number of students we have implemented a limit of 100 items on any reading list created from July 2011.
Send us your reading list – we do the rest
Include the following details:
- Module (or programme) code
- Title for the module
- Course coordinator
- Semester (or other dates) the course is running – please provide start dates. If you do not provide start dates we will assume the start of the standard Autumn semester, 10 September 2012
- Estimate of student numbers
- Whether the course is a distance learning course
- Please mark on the list whether you would like referenced texts made available in digital format – we will investigate the digitisation options/costs and get back to you with details
Please send your new list by 20 August 2012. At the QEC meeting in May, the Chair encouraged academic staff to make reading lists available at an early date.
This is because we do a lot of checking in order to ensure the list is accurate, e.g., we check whether there are enough copies in stock, whether we have the required edition in stock, and order any new materials as this can take several weeks. Reading lists arriving after this deadline will be dealt with on a best endeavours basis. For any non-standard modules starting earlier or later in the semester please allow at least 4 weeks for the list to be created.
We’ve had very positive feedback from students about TalisList reading lists, and reading lists are also an important source of information for the Library, helping us ensure that we hold key student texts and enhance the students’ learning experience. In the recent IS Satisfaction Survey over 80% of students were satisfied or very satisfied with the service. “Every module should use TalisList”
LLD Team Manager
University of Stirling
Stirling FK9 4LA
Tel: 01786 467232
Fax: 01786 466866
The Library refurbishment has been completed for over 18 months and the building and users have had chance to settle in. We would therefore like to take the opportunity to ask for feedback about the library building. This will help us to assess the success of the building and inform our decisions for future major projects.
Please go to:
The feedback form should not take too long to complete and I would like to thank you in advance for your participation.
The survey will be available until 22nd June 2012.
Lisa Haddow on behalf of Guy Hickman (Head of Estate Development)
There will be an Information Services Open User Forum on Wednesday 6th June 2012 at 11.30am, Enterprise Zone, Stirling Campus.
All are welcome. IT and Library representatives in Academic Schools and Administrative Departments, along with Students’ Union representatives are especially encouraged to attend.
Please send any items for the agenda to IS Office (firstname.lastname@example.org) before the meeting, and if possible, by noon on Monday 4th June 2012.