Information Services news 2013
Microsoft is launching a new initiative which will provide Microsoft Office software free of charge to current Cardiff University students.
The new Information Services Annual Report has been launched, demonstrating the variety, scale and impact of Information Services at Cardiff University.
Staff from the Media Resources Centre have received a number of awards from the Institute of Medical Illustrators' annual conference.
The University libraries, alongside the Counselling service and Students' Union are marking National Stress Awareness Day on Wednesday 6th November.
The University Library's Special Collections and Archives (SCOLAR) has re-opened in the Arts and Social Studies Library after a summer of refurbishment.
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.
Information Services' videoconferencing teams support a range of events throughout the year, connecting academics and researchers from around the globe.
The University email system for students and taught postgraduates is being upgraded to Office 365.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Wilma Mossinck of Jisc Collections will be leading a workshop on Open Access publishing, and its implications on authors, on Friday 24th May, 10.30am – 12.30pm, in the Bute Building room 1.50.
Students and staff can now visit the Arts and Social Studies and Law Libraries at any time of the day or night, with the introduction of 24/7 opening hours to the building.
The University will be providing extra study spaces at selected times throughout the summer exam period.
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.
A cataloguer in Cardiff University's Library Service turned detective and traced a long-lost book back to the library of Sir Isaac Newton.