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Information Services news 2010

Cardiff library's success in national awards


Image of the refurbished Trevithick Library.

The Trevithick Library has been recognised in the SCONUL Library Design Awards.

Vice-Chancellor launches 'Turning the Pages' for Cardiff


rare books

New technology designed to allow users to virtually 'turn' the pages of digitised books has been unveiled in Cardiff by the University's Vice-Chancellor.

National Assembly for Wales reception celebrates rare books collection


rare books

A reception to mark the transfer of an important collection of 14,000 rare books to the University's Special Collections and Archives section (SCOLAR) was held recently at Cardiff's National Assembly Senedd Building.

Online genetic collection secured for future generations



The pioneering work of some of the twentieth century's leading experts in human and medical genetics has been be secured for future generations as part of a unique online archive collection.

Welcoming New Students


Image of a laptop and books.

Information Services has been working with colleagues throughout the University on this year's enrolment process.

Green IT event promotes more sustainable technology


CD with reflection of trees.

A recent Information Services green IT event demonstrated how Higher Education and commercial sectors can minimise the environmental impact of their IT services.

'Ask a Librarian live' without leaving your armchair!


Girl using a laptop in a library.

Information Services is piloting a new instant messaging tool for library users.

New Systematic Review Network launched


SysNet logo.

SysNet, a new Systematic Review Network for Cardiff University has just been launched.

National information literacy framework to benefit Welsh society



An all-Wales information literacy project launched today aims to ensure that Wales receives the social, economic and educational benefits of a fully information literate population.

Fframwaith llythrennedd gwybodaeth cenedlaethol er budd cymdeithas Cymru



Lansiwyd prosiect llythrennedd gwybodaeth Cymru gyfan heddiw gyda'r nod o sicrhau bod Cymru'n elwa ar fanteision cymdeithasol, economaidd ac addysgol poblogaeth sydd â sgiliau llythrennedd gwybodaeth cynhwysfawr.

Historic Welsh ballads online for a new global audience


Example of a Welsh Ballad

Cardiff University and the National Library of Wales have launched 4,000 early Welsh ballads via the Welsh Ballads website.

Baledi hanesyddol Cymru ar-lein i gynulleidfa byd eang


Example of a Welsh Ballad

Gwelir 4,000 o faledi o'r 18fed a'r 19eg ganrif ar wefan a grewyd gan Brifysgol Caerdydd a Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru.

INSRV home for new information literacy project


Image of Joy Head, Information Literacy Development Officer for Wales.

Find out more about the new project to establish a national Welsh framework for information literacy.

Information Services assists in international event


People communicating through a laptop

Information Services staff responsible for the video conference facility in Heath Park were recently asked for help in hosting the LION (Live International Otorlaryngology Network) live surgical broadcast. 

Romanians visit INSRV's European Documentation Centre


European flags.

INSRV's European Documentation Centre (EDC) played host to 20 visiting librarians and academics, who work in the twelve EDCs in Romania.

'Working Better Together' at new IT conference


Girl using laptop

A new conference for the University's Distributed IT Support staff was a great success.

Optometry collection on the move


books and glasses

All books and journals relating to Optometry and Vision Sciences will be re-located from the Bute Library to the Law Library.

Arts and Social Studies Library refurbishment extended


The Arts and Social Studies Library eLounge

Find out about the further refurbishments taking place in the Arts and Social Studies Library over the Summer. 

Successful quiz celebrating Europe Day


European flags.

Cardiff's European Documentation Centre (EDC) celebrated Europe Day this year by holding a Europe-themed quiz.

Welsh rare books arrive in SCOLAR



The University's Special Collections and Archives has taken delivery of a collection of 14,000 Welsh rare and antiquarian books.

New vending machines in Julian Hodge Building


Finger typing on keyboard.

24-hour beverage vending machines are now available in the Julian Hodge Building.

INSRV libraries open for longer


The Arts and Social Studies Library eLounge

A number of Information Services libraries will be extending their opening hours from Sunday 18th April.

I-Wire on the web


CD Rom

Take a look at the new web pages about the University's I-Wire project for latest news, information and contact details.

Thousands of rare books to stay in Wales



A large collection of Welsh rare books is to remain in Wales, thanks to a joint initiative between a number of key Welsh institutions.

Cardiff's libraries welcome international visitors


Erasmus logo

Information Services recently welcomed a number of librarians from across Europe to take part in a five-day training programme.

Cardiff takes the lead in national green IT pilot study


Sustainability image.

Information Services has been awarded funding to carry out a pilot study into more sustainable data storage.

Promoting research enablement at National IT Research Liaison Conference


Girl using laptop

Read more about Information Services' role in the recent UCISA National ICT Research Liaison Conference.

Information Services Annual Report 2010


Information Services Annual Report 2010 front cover

The Information Services Annual Report 2010 is now available.

New library at University Hospital Llandough


New library at University Hospital Llandough

A new purpose-built library has opened at University Hospital Llandough.

Trevithick Library's 'Stiwdio Halcrow Studio' launched


Halcrow launch at Trevithick Library.

Trevithick Library recently celebrated the opening of its new 'Stiwdio Halcrow Studio'.

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