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With over 500 staff covering three wide-ranging, busy divisions, there are always new things happening in Information Services. Here are a few developments that you may not know about.
- Visit the IT Clinic...
- Find out how information literacy can help you...
- Meet Dewi the Dragon...
- Discover a more sustainable Information Services...
Staff and students can visit Information Services' IT Clinic for free advice on IT equipment, networks and mobile devices.
The Clinic's staff can also help with ResLAN queries and with advice on registering laptops, BlackBerrys and mobile phones to use the wireless networks.
The Clinic is located on the first floor of the Students' Union.
Find out more about the University's IT services.
The popularity of Cardiff's famous Cephalonian Method - a pioneering technique that uses music, colour and audience participation to involve and engage students - continues to spread.
Since being presented at the national School Libraries Conference in Peterborough in April 2009, the method has subsequently found a new audience in schools around the UK. It has also proved a success in New Zealand and was presented at the prestigious LIANZI conference in Auckland in October.
The Cephalonian Method has been adopted in universities across the UK and around the world.
The method forms part of Cardiff University's world-leading information literacy resources, which are proving a huge success in today's information-rich environment.
Visit our information literacy web pages.
Media Resources Centre graphic designer Ruth Bowen created the Designed to Smile 'hero' character of Dewi the Dragon.
The Designed to Smile campaign programme was announced in March 2008, and is the public face of the £1.4m National Child Oral Health Improvement Programme.
The programme builds on pilot work undertaken in the Merthyr area, in developing different teaching options that create the right dental healthcare message for children.
Ruth's designs were well received by the pilot programme and the Welsh Assembly. The idea was further developed for leaflet promotion, mobile dental units' livery, staff uniforms and included on the Designed to Smile website.
Learn more about the Media Resources Centre.
The Law Library has been providing much-needed reference material for legal practitioners in Malawi, South East Africa.
As part of the library's stock review during summer 2009, a number of older textbooks were removed to create space for new materials.
Some textbooks have been sent to Malawi for legal practitioners to use, since gaining access to English legal texts is one of the main obstacles to Malawian lawyers and solicitors setting up private practices.
The Law and Legal Practice Libraries will continue to send text and practice materials to Malawi whenever suitable books become available in order to help the country's legal profession.
Find out more about Information Services' sustainability objectives.