An article by Jeremy Atkinson and Paul Riley in SCONUL Focus, Number 45, 2009: http://www.sconul.ac.uk/publications/newsletter/45/31.pdf
In December 2007, at an event at the National Library of Wales, WHELF launched its innovative e-book deal arranged with the Online Computer
Library Center (OCLC). During the launch event there were various presentations, including coverage of WHELF and its collaborative activities and an overview of the project. This article reviews developments to date.
All of the Gregynog Repository Stream presentations are now available to view via the Aberystwyth institutional repository CADAIR. A post linking to each individual presentation is now available via the WRN blog at: http://welshrepositorynetwork.blogspot.com/2009/06/gregynog-2009-presentations-now.html
Colleagues from the Scottish Confederation of University and Research Libraries (SCURL) visited Cardiff University on 4 June for a joint study day with WHELF.
SCURL is the principal association of research libraries in Scotland and has been working collaboratively and cross-sectorally for over 25 years. There are many activities and projects of mutual interest in Wales and Scotland, and we are all keen to continue to explore SCURL and WHELF collaborative approaches where appropriate.
Library & Information Services at Swansea University has received the Customer Service Excellence Award:
This is the updated version of the Charter Mark, which LIS has held since 2006.
LIS is the first department in the University to receive the Customer Service Excellence Award. Also, at present, they are one of a small number of library, ICT and careers services in UK universities to have achieved this award.
Keep up-to-date with the latest news at: http://welshrepositorynetwork.blogspot.com/
The Welsh Repository Network is a JISC funded project investigating the potential of a collaborative, centrally managed model to accelerate the development and uptake of repository services by Welsh Higher Education Institutions.
HLG Wales are organising study days about health information for other library sector staff , including those working in academic libraries
Speakers from NHS Direct and Health Promotion Wales will be presenting, and a general overview of services and resources will be provided. Hands-on workshops guided by health information staff will allow participants to explore resources for themselves and find out the expert health information available. There will also be an interactive workshop session that will focus on reading and what health benefits it brings to individuals, looking at how the health sector can benefit your library sector and an opportunity to draw up an action plan for the future.
The study day in the South will be at the National Botanic Gardens, so delegates will also be able to explore the wonderful gardens, glass houses and library.
South Wales is Monday 6th July at the Botanical Gardens
North Wales – this is yet to be confirmed
Funding has been provided by CyMAL, so the courses are free to delegates.
For further information please contact Angela Perrett, RCN Wales Library and Information Services Manager, email email@example.com, tel. 029 2075 1373 or Rachel Rosser, e mail firstname.lastname@example.org, tel. 01446 422401 / 07841 56 87 39.
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A new website has been launched which reveals the ‘behind the scenes’ activities of the library during Cardiff University’s 125th anniversary year – the ‘Day in the Life’.
Janet Peters, University Librarian said: “The range and complexity of work today in a large, modern University Library is amazing. The ‘Day in the Life’ series, written by ten of our staff, really captures the blend of innovative and traditional, digital and documentary, educational and inspirational work which goes on behind the scenes here in Cardiff University.”
She added: “Information Services supports the research and teaching work of Cardiff University in dozens of different ways. Our ‘Day in the Life’ series shows the range of successful work undertaken in doing this; these people are role models for any students who want to go on and become professional information workers.”
Identification and dissemination of lessons learned by institutions participating in the Research Excellence Framework (REF) bibliometrics pilot: Results of the Round One consultation
HEFCE is conducting a pilot to inform the use of bibliometric indicators in the Research Excellence Framework. They commissioned Technopolis to identify and disseminate the key lessons learned by higher education institutions participating in this pilot. This report addresses the data collection aspect of the bibliometric pilot.
The report focuses on the processes undertaken by HEIs to fulfil the data collection and verification requirements of the REF bibliometrics pilot and discusses the insights and implications of this.
Download the report: http://www.hefce.ac.uk/pubs/rdreports/2009/rd09_09/
UC&R Wales now have a date for the recently postponed AGM:
Monday 20th July at 12.00
Seminar rooms 1 and 2, Trevithick Library, Cardiff University.
CILIP UC&R members are cordially invited and the AGM is free to attend. The UC&R Wales committee has room for 1 or 2 new members so if you are interested in getting involved in planning professional development events in Wales please join us!
Following the AGM there will be a committee meeting which any new committee members are welcome to attend.
If you would like more information about the Group’s activities or if you are unable to attend but there are issues you would like to raise at the AGM please contact:
Carol Edwards at email@example.com or Linda Graves at firstname.lastname@example.org
CDG Wales visit to the Roderic Bowen Library and Archives, University of Wales, Lampeter
Thursday 18 June 2009 – 1.30pm to 4.00pm (approx)
The Career Development Group (Wales Division) invites CDG members only to an informal guided tour of the Roderic Bowen Library and Archives (it should be possible to explore Lampeter’s main library at your own leisure afterwards).
Free, but a voluntary £3 donation to CDG’s International Projects is kindly requested. Cheques payable to Career Development Group Wales.
To make a booking, or for further information, please contact:
Career Development Group Wales (Secretary)
Learning Resources Centre
University of Glamorgan
Telephone: (01443) 482630
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