There will be an Information Services Open User Forum, today Monday 25 November, at 3pm in the Atrium area outside the Library.
This is your chance to raise any Library / IT issues that you may have or ask us any questions.
There is an agenda for the meeting on our website: http://www.stir.ac.uk/is/staff/about/openuserforum/
Due to power outage in Stirling area on 20th November as of first thing on 21st November 200 of our IT services were unavailable. We are working hard to restore these and they are coming back on stream as this work progresses. We apologise for any inconvenience in the meantime.
The satisfaction survey is presented when you first visit the ZETOC home page at: http://zetoc.mimas.ac.uk and also available by using the ‘Zetoc Survey 2013′ link listed in the ‘Please Note’ section.
It would be really appreciated if you are able to take a few minutes of your time to provide feedback on the service we provide at Mimas. The information gathered by the survey is used both to evaluate the service provided and to make continual improvement to best match what changes or enhancements our users require.
Please complete and remember ‘all feedback’ is welcome
The British Universities Film & Video Council (BUFVC) is currently working with Jisc and the BBC to establish which programmes and other items (e.g. documentation, photographs and sheet music) from the BBC archives would be of greatest value for the purposes of teaching and research in further and higher education.
The BUFVC would like your view on which items, from 1922 to the present day, are most sought after. They will use this information to highlight the need for increased access to archive material.
Please complete the short survey by 30 November 2013. All participants who submit a completed survey can enter into a prize draw to win a £50 Amazon gift voucher from BUFVC.
Senior Subject Librarian (Arts and Humanities)
Andrew Miller Building
University of Stirling
Tel. 01786 467236
- new and innovative e-learning tools to engage learners
- useful software tools to help with the delivery of e-learning
- new supporting documentation for Succeed
- tips and tricks for performing tasks in Succeed
- e-learning-related presentations or events
e-Learning Developer, eLD, Information Services
Did you know, Succeed can notify you via email of events in Succeed such as a new item of content being added to a module that you are taking or that a new assignment, survey or test is available along with other events. A short document is available on how to set up email notifications:
Please note that notifications are for staff too! Certain events in the system are for staff (like an assignment being submitted). See the document for details.
Notifications can also be accessed on your smartphone via mStir – http://m.stir.ac.uk – and look for the My Succeed Notifications icon. You will need to login to mStir to see your notifications.
An app is also available for Succeed (called Blackboard Mobile Learn) and one of the features is that it also shows notifications in the usual way on Android and iOS phone. The app is free to download but a subscription costs £1.49 per annum or £3.99 for unlimited access.
There will be an Information Services Open User Forum on Monday 25 November 2013 at 3pm in the Atrium outside the Library.
All staff and students are encouraged to attend, in particular Library representatives in Academic Schools and Administrative Departments, and Students’ Union representatives.
Please send any items for the agenda to IS Office (email@example.com) before the meeting, and if possible, by noon on Friday 22 November.
There will be a further notice nearer the date with an agenda, previous minutes and any papers to be tabled at the meeting.
Agenda available here: http://www.stir.ac.uk/is/staff/about/openuserforum/
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.
Looking for facts, figures or a definition? Need a reliable and authoritative source for an assignment? The Gale Virtual Reference Library may be just what you are looking for. This collection of over 500 online reference books is available to staff and students at the University of Stirling from the A-Z list of online resources. The collection covers topics including the arts, business, education, health, science and social science. Individual books are also listed in the library catalogue, for example: Human Geography: People and the Environment.
Our access to this resource is a trial until the end of March 2014, please send any feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org
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/