Friday, 26 September 2008

We need U - IS Student Communications Panel

Information Services communicates information about library and IT systems to over 40,000 users at the University of Nottingham, using a number of different methods. There is always room for improvement and the department is recruiting student volunteers to join a panel that will provide feedback on the way it provides information.

The IS Student Communications Panel will consist of up to 20 student members reflecting: Undergraduates; Postgraduates; International students; Students with disabilities; Part-time students. It will meet once a term. Panel members will be provided with £10 worth of print credits for each meeting they attend. The first panel meeting is planned for the middle of November.

Please email if you are interested in joining the panel.

Thursday, 25 September 2008

Returners - Summer Stock Shuffle!

Returning students to George Green Library, will find that we have moved our stock around so it is easier to find:

Floor D (top floor): Has all science & engineering periodicals in one A-Z alphabetical sequence.
Floor C (middle floor): Holds all book stock, oversize and pamphlets - classmarks Q-TX
Floor B (ground floor): Still stocks our short loan and reference collections
Floor A (basement): Now stocks our Engineering dissertations and reports in addition to our store based periodicals and books (older material)

Floor D is now a research space with silent study expected whilst all other floors offer more social learning spaces

Nature - a bursting resource!

Have you come across this resource yet from Nature Publishing Group. It's bursting at the seams with useful links, databases and gateways to all sorts of scientific information

Thursday, 18 September 2008

NEW - Interactive Ebook - for New Students

Two of Information Services’ main student publications on using library and IT services have been published as interactive eBooks, available via the IS website or via links below. The guides are:
This new format should provide 'handy' access to information to help students get started and up and running within our libraries and computing centres.

Wednesday, 10 September 2008

Big Bang Day - rewriting the laws of physics?

TODAY, September 10th 2008, CERN - the largest centre of particle physics research in the world, will switch on the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) and in the process begin the most ambitious science experiment ever undertaken. Conditions just a billionth of a second after the big bang will be recreated in the search for answers to some of the most profound questions about our universe and how it all began. Mysteries such as: What is mass? What is dark matter? Why is there no antimatter ? Are extra dimensions and parallel universes science fact rather than science fiction? may shortly become solved. To find out more about the pertinent questions or rather answers we hope this experiment will reveal, check out: BBC Radio4 coverage; BBC News comment; CERN website or BBC Guide to LHC.

Meanwhile...... Can you think of a better name for the Large Hadron Collider? Email ideas to to win £500 from the Royal Society of Chemistry.