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IT and Library news 2013

New Microsoft initiative offers free-of-charge Office for students


Student in the library

Microsoft is launching a new initiative which will provide Microsoft Office software free of charge to current Cardiff University students.

Information Services Annual Report


Information Services Annual Report 2013

The new Information Services Annual Report has been launched, demonstrating the variety, scale and impact of Information Services at Cardiff University.

Media Resources Centre awards success



Staff from the Media Resources Centre have received a number of awards from the Institute of Medical Illustrators' annual conference. 

Special Collections open after summer of refurbishment


Image of SCOLAR before and after refurbishment.

The University Library's Special Collections and Archives (SCOLAR) has re-opened in the Arts and Social Studies Library after a summer of refurbishment.

European Documentation Centre hosts Honorary Consuls and the Vice Chancellor


Cardiff European Documentation Centre Honorary Consuls event, September 2013

Ian Thomson, Director of the Cardiff EDC, hosted an event at Information Services' European Documentation Centre on the Monday 16th September for the Consular Association in Wales and the Head of the European Commission in Wales.

Supporting international conferences


Information Services' videoconferencing facilities at Heath Park.

Information Services' videoconferencing teams support a range of events throughout the year, connecting academics and researchers from around the globe.

Putting our customers first - Customer Service Excellence ® standard awarded to Information Services


Customer Service Excellence standard

Information Services has been awarded the 'kitemark' of the UK Government's national Customer Service Excellence ® standard, which recognises that customer services are at the centre of our IT, library, media and advanced research computing services.

eduroam wireless network now available at Cardiff and Vale University Health Board sites


Image of students using wifi in the Health Library, Heath Park campus.

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board (UHB), working in partnership with Cardiff University, has made the eduroam wireless network available across Cardiff and Vale UHB sites.

Enhancements to Special Collections and Archives


rare books

To continue to accommodate and preserve the growing research collections held by the University's Special Collections and Archives (SCOLAR), a programme of refurbishment work is planned to take place during the summer.

Funding available for High Performance Computing studentships


HPC Wales logo.

High Performance Computing (HPC) Wales and Fujitsu are pleased to announce the availability of six fully-funded PhD and Masters studentships in high performance computing.

HPC Wales Research and Innovation Projects Fund


supercomputer chip

HPC Wales has announced its new Research and Innovation Projects Fund – a fund of £300,000 to support around 20 research projects that would benefit from the power of supercomputing technology.

Supporting your studies with extra space


With exams coming up, are you looking for somewhere to study?

The University will be providing extra study spaces at selected times throughout the summer exam period.

Improving the wireless network


Girl using a laptop in a library.

Following the increased demand on the University's wireless network, which has seen peak daily usage of wireless across the University more than doubling in the last calendar year, Information Services is upgrading wireless access points across the University campuses.

Celebrate St David's Day with the University libraries



Join the University libraries to celebrate St David's Day on Friday 1st March and share your feedback with us.

Collection detective – bookplate leads to rare discovery


Image of the 'Myographia Nova' volume previously owned by Newton.

A cataloguer in Cardiff University's Library Service turned detective and traced a long-lost book back to the library of Sir Isaac Newton.