Book lovers in Stirling will be spoilt for choice this September with two book festivals taking place locally. The Off the Page festival will run from 8th – 15th September 2012 and events will take place in the Smith Art Gallery, the Tollbooth Arts Centre and local public libraries. The programme can be viewed here, it includes adventurer Mark Beaumont, poet and novelist James Robertson and author Peter May.
If one book festival isn’t enough, the weekend of 14th – 16th September 2012 will see Scotland’s first crime writing festival – Bloody Scotland take place in Stirling. This festival will feature over 40 crime writers including Ian Rankin, Val McDermid and Stuart MacBride as well as crime writing master classes offered in conjunction with staff from the University’s Division of Literature and Languages. A full programme can be viewed here.
Succeed will be down for around 30 minutes on Friday 27th July starting at 8.00am to fix a bug affecting the database.
WebCT will be down for about 15-20 minutes on Friday 20th July from 8.00am to update the licence file.
The good news is Graphics & Print Services (G&P) have dropped their prices so why not let us take the strain for you!
G&P will be doing everything they can to help ease your pre-semester preparations, here’s how:
- We charge the same for A4 mono pages as the staff MFDs located in Divisions
- We let you get on with the important work – let us do the printing for you and save you time
- We deliver – no need to transfer bulky print documents back to your office
- We can print 100 pages per minute – much faster than any other printer on campus
- We can incorporate coloured card covers – helping to differentiate individual publications, as well as preserving their life span
- We offer a wide range of additional binding options – from double stapling on the spine, to unibinding, fastback, comb & wire binding as well as booklet making
- We work extended hours during August and September to get your work back to you as quickly as possible
So what’s stopping you getting in touch? We are ready to start printing now – get ahead with your preparations and send us your files as soon as you have them!
Graphics & Print Services
Room 1A1, Cottrell
Information Services is pleased to announce the launch of our new website on Thursday 12th July 2012. In addition to updating the design and much of the content, the website features a new concept: it tailors content depending on who you are (staff/student/researcher/Highland/visitor), enabling you to access relevant Library and IT information faster than ever before.
The site also features:
• New improved subject research guides
• A new look to the A-Z list of online resources
• New improved Archives and Special Collections site
• Whole section of the site designed for researchers
• Simpler structure broken down by Library / IT / Writing and Research
The URL of the website has also changed; it is now www.stir.ac.uk/is (previously www.is.stir.ac.uk). The old URL, along with many popular pages will automatically forward to the new website or their new, related webpage on the new website. If you have any old links bookmarked or entered on literature/websites, please update them accordingly now.
Information Services would love to hear your feedback about the website, please contact email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any comments you may have.
A unique online archive of over 10,000 aerial photographs has recently been launched. The photographs currently on the Britain from Above website cover the time period 1919 to 1953 and offer an interesting insight to this period for anyone studying or researching twentieth century British social history.
Britain from Above can be accessed here: http://www.britainfromabove.org.uk/
A lot of the photographs have limited information and members of the public are asked to register and contribute to the project.
The Library catalogue will be unavailable from 5-7pm on Tuesday 3rd July for an upgrade.
The Libraries will be open as usual and borrowing will still be possible at the Lending desks (but not the self issue machines).
We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.