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Information Services News 2009

New supercomputing institute comes to Wales


supercomputer chip

A new high performance computing (HPC) institute for Wales has been announced by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS).

ERASMUS Reception A Great Success for the European Documentation Centre


Speakers from the event

The European Documentation Centre (EDC) recently hosted an ERASMUS Reception.

Procureweb Launch at National Conference


JISC Procureweb logo

Procureweb recently launched the latest in its suite of tools for procurement professionals at the national Conference on University Purchasing.

New! INSRV and ARCCA sustainability web pages


girl using laptop

INSRV and ARCCA sustainability web pages are launched as part of the University's Sustainability Week.

Updated podcast series now available!


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What makes a good essay? Listen to our podcast series to find out...

Preparing Mac Users for a Long Cold Winter


MAC OS Snow Leopard box

Information Services is making OS X Snow Leopard available to Mac users for free...

Music Library re-locates to new home


Books on shelves

The new 'Music Library at Aberdare Hall' has opened in its new home in Aberdare Hall's Library Wing.

A Good Start for Student ResLAN Registrations


Image of a laptop and books.

Over 3,600 students have registered automatically online with the Residences' Local Area Network (ResLAN) since it went live on 16th September.

Condor Flying High as Cardiff Hosts International Workshop


Dr James Osborne of ARCCA speaking at the recent Condor Workshop event.

The recent Condor Workshop held by Advanced Research Computing @ Cardiff (ARCCA) was a great success.

Welsh Digitised Ballads Seminar


Example of a Welsh Ballad

The work of Special Collections and Archives (SCOLAR) and the National Library of Wales in digitising over 5000 Welsh Ballads, will be highlighted in a one day seminar hosted by Information Services.

Information Services Handbook now available!


Information Services Handbook 2009/10 Front Cover

The Information Services Handbook and Quick Guide are now available - introducing you to key IT, library and media services and features.

University Library Service – meeting the changing needs of the University community


Artist's impression of the lower ground floor of the ASSL.

Renovations have taken place over the summer at four of Cardiff University's Libraries.

A 'Day in the Life...' behind the scenes of Libraries!



A new website has been launched that looks 'behind the scenes' of the University's libraries.

CU-Guest-WiFi goes live!


Finger typing on keyboard.

The new CU-Guest-WiFi service will enable invited short-term guests to the University to quickly access the Internet using their own laptops or mobile devices

Cardiff Index receives international accolade


Student carrying books

A web service, provided by Cardiff University, has been singled out for international recognition by the prestigious World Legal Information Institute (WorldLII).

Information Services' Cathie Jackson wins HE Academy Award


Cathie Jackson

Cathie Jackson, Senior Consultant in Information Literacy within Information Services at Cardiff University, has been awarded the Higher Education Academy national Award for the Teaching of Information and Computer Sciences in Higher Education.

Carol Vorderman opens Trevithick Library


Carol Vorderman, Janet Peters, Professor Malcolm Jones

Honorary Fellow Carol Vorderman has declared the redesigned Trevithick Library officially open. 

The information literacy world visits Cardiff!


LILAC logo

The fifth international LILAC (Information Literacy Annual Conference) was held in Cardiff last week.

The information literacy world visits Cardiff!


LILAC logo

The international conference is taking place this week.

To Blog or not to Blog...?


People communicating through a laptop

Confused? Not sure how best to get your message across? See our handy guide to effective online communication…

New! 2009 Information Services Annual Report



Information Services Annual Report 2009

The Information Services Annual Report 2009 is now available.