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Celebrating Open Access Week 2018 at Nottingham, 22-26 October

Come along to one of our many events we have organised to celebrate International Open Access Week 2018! Open Access Week is the chance to highlight the many benefits of making access to knowledge freely available, for everyone around the world. This year’s theme: ‘Designing Equitable Foundations for Open Knowledge’, recognises the need to be …

Libraries Week 8-13 October 2018. My Time. My Space. My Library.

My Time. My Space. My Library. The theme for this year’s Libraries Week is wellbeing and we’d like to share some of the ways University of Nottingham Libraries can help you and your personal wellbeing thrive and flourish. 5 ways to wellbeing We think that Libraries are the ideal place to to help you to …

UoN Libraries host Research Data and GDPR event

On 25 April University of Nottingham Libraries hosted a special interest event on ‘Research Data and GDPR’, in association with the Mercian Collaboration Research Data Management Support Group (RDMSG). The event was hosted by and brought together a range of people—including research data managers, librarians, research data support staff, and researchers—who support or are interested …

Library play it, watch it, pause it – make the most of your study time in libraries

Play it, watch it, pause it. It’s peak library time both in terms of study productivity and numbers of people in the libraries. We’ve introduced some new initiatives into libraries that offer some quiet distraction for those of you who are spending more time with us and perhaps feeling more stressed out than usual. In …

UoN Libraries support World Book Day and University Mental Health Day – 1 March 2018

World Book Day falls on Thursday 1 March 2018, which also coincides with University Mental Health Day. UoN Libraries have decided to do things a little differently this year, to mark the occasion of both of these events. We are pleased to present our Reading Well event, a collaboration between libraries and University academic colleagues Dr …

‘Rethinking the Story of the Kindertransports: Testimony, Artefacts, Identity’ an exhibition showing the importance of Kindertransports today

A blog about Amy Williams, creator of the exhibition entitled ‘Rethinking the Story of the Kindertransports: Testimony, Artefacts, Identity’ on display at the University of Nottingham’s Hallward Library (until 21 April). This exhibition was recently created by Amy Williams who is in the second year of her PhD at Nottingham Trent University (NTU). She is funded by …

Duke of York opens George Green Library

The University of Nottingham welcomed royalty to its University Park campus on 15 March as HRH The Duke of York hosted an entrepreneurial boot camp and formally opened one of its landmark developments, our very own George Green Library. Prince Andrew formally opened the redeveloped George Green Library (GGL), and spoke highly of the new building to …

A little corner of China in GGL

From 16-24 January, in a quiet corner of George Green Library on A floor, Chinese brush artist Jiang (Jack) Hongsheng is offering students and staff the opportunity to take a break from work and exams. With Jack’s demonstration and encouragement, you can learn how to paint some of China’s most iconic flora, from plum blossom …

We love this project – Words for Walls

You may have heard about the Words for Walls project already because it’s been running since May 2016, and was officially launched as part of the Festival of Literature at the Nottingham Five Leaves Bookshop. We have fallen a bit in love with this project at Library Matters, and have been promoting via Twitter @UoNLibraries …

“Time is an illusion. Lunchtime doubly so”, but not “Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy” Reading Groups!

As part of this year’s Nottingham Reading Programme the university has chosen Douglas Adams’ classic “Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy”. All first year students were given the opportunity to pick up a special UoN edition. We are running a series of Reading Groups until Thursday 8th December in libraries. It’s an opportunity to get involved with …