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An interview with Dr Andrew Harrison, Director of the D.H. Lawrence Research Centre and biographer of D.H Lawrence

In the first of our series about writing and publishing we interviewed Dr Andrew Harrison, Director of the D.H. Lawrence Research Centre in the School of English at the University of Nottingham. Andrew has recently published a biography, The Life of D.H. Lawrence, so we were keen to find out a little bit more about how and why this …

Kanopy video streaming at Nottingham

Following a successful trial back in June, we’ve recently introduced an online video streaming service, Kanopy. The collection contains over 26,000 award-winning documentaries, training videos and feature films which can be streamed from any location on various devices. Around 850 producers contribute to this “Netflix-like” platform, including  Criterion Collection, The Great Courses, Media Education Foundation, Green Planet Film, DEFA East …

Where am I #meanttobe? Why missing an A-level grade may not be the worst thing in the world

More years ago than I care to admit, I awaited my A-level results, with no doubt the same levels of anxiety as many young people this week. In my case, I missed my place at Medical School by one grade. Given that I had wanted to be a doctor since I was ten, and my …

5 minutes with… Robert Pearce, Conservator for Manuscripts and Special Collections

Welcome to the latest in our series of Blog posts ‘5 minutes with …’, that introduce staff who work in LRLR at the University of Nottingham. We are a large department of around 250 staff based across all campuses and doing a wide variety of jobs relating to libraries, collections, teaching and learning, and research …

Let us digitise your module readings

Did you know the library has a scanning service for teaching staff? We can scan chapters and journal articles from our print collections for your reading list. It is a great way to make selected readings more accessible for your students. Why use the Library Scanning Service? It allows you to take advantage of the …

Copy? … Right?

Here are some common instances when you might want to copy or reuse someone else’s work: Photocopy from a book for your studies Upload course readings to Moodle Quote or include an extract in your dissertation or thesis Include material in a lecture presentation In all these cases you need to consider copyright. Many of …

Second year students get their own online course

Your University Journey Year 2, an online course for students transitioning into their second year at Nottingham, is now open for enrolment. Two current open online courses (NOOCs) are still running.  Your University Journey, for new students – foundation and Year 1 on all campuses – is now reaching the end of its second week, …

On Course for your Masters?

Libraries, Research and Learning Resources have developed an online course for all taught postgraduate students. ‘On Course for Your Masters’ guides you through your transition into postgraduate study in regard to using information and resources to support your research. The course is online so you can use it at your own pace, and it is …

Announcing the International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences, 2nd Edition

We’re excited to let you know that the International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences is now available on ScienceDirect. This comprehensive second edition is available across all 3 of the University’s campuses.   The first edition of the encyclopedia was one of the heaviest used reference works that we subscribed to on ScienceDirect. …

Sibling rivalry? The Learning Technology blog

One of Library Matters’ sister blogs is the Learning Technology Blog. It has been running since September 2010 with lots of enthusiasm for anything technology and learning related. Staples of the blog include information, advice and tips about Moodle, Turnitin, Rogo, Xerte Online Toolkits and the Xerte project, all systems core to the University’s learning …