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Open Access Week 2018: Co-Authoring an Open Access Textbook

In today’s post, guest blogger Chris Woodard from the Department of Philosophy, describes his experience of producing an open access textbook. In February 2014 my colleague Neil Sinclair approached me and another colleague, Isabel Gois, proposing that we collaborate in writing an electronic textbook on ethics. He had himself been approached by some members of the School …

Open Access Week 2018: Plan S – Radical change or not radical enough?

The first of our daily blogs for Open Access Week features the newest policy development in open access, Plan S. Beth Montague-Hellen, Senior Research Librarian for Engineering, gives first thoughts and reactions… On 4th September 2018 cOAlition S, a group of research funding agencies from across Europe, released Plan S, a set of principles around …

Summer Reads 2017

Is it just me, or is the summer weather taking a while to get started? Time to run away on holiday to a sunnier climate, and what better way to while away an afternoon on a sun lounger than with a good book?! Here’s what UoN Library staff have been delving into recently in our …

Five minutes with… Darren Flynn

Name Darren Flynn Job Title Librarian (Teaching and Learning Support) So, what does this actually mean? We are based in the teaching and learning support team and we deliver information skills teaching to Undergraduate and Taught Postgraduate students. What do you enjoy most about your role? The teaching aspect and interacting with different students. Being …

5 Reasons why you should visit the Business Library

Although small in size, the Business Library is big on what we offer to students. The Library is located on the top floor (floor D) in Business School South on Jubilee Campus. We’ve picked our top 5 favourite reasons why you should visit 1. It’s quiet- Whereas the other libraries pride themselves on their communal …

Summer Reads – The final installment

We’re getting closer to the start of term. The libraries are all nearly ready to go. Of course, you still have time to read a couple of books before the chaos of term starts up again. Here are our final suggestions on summer reads. Tony Simmonds, Senior Librarian (Faculty of Social Sciences), Hallward Library Khartoum …

Five minutes with… Louise Savage

Name? Louise Savage Job title? Senior Project Manager for Libraries, Research and Learning Resources So, what does that mean? Well essentially when Libraries, or indeed the university, wish to embark on a piece of work that sits outside of a usual business activity it often becomes a project.  There are lots of exciting projects currently …

Considerate Constructors in George Green

The paint in the new George Green Library extension has barely had time to dry, but the library has already been winning plaudits for the cooperation between contractors and library staff. In our most recent meeting with building constructors, Galliford Try, we learnt of the Considerate Constructors certificate awarded to the team on 4 June 2015. …

Summer reads

Going away on holiday and need something to read? We asked some of our staff members about their favourite summer reads available in our libraries.     Philip Bellamy, Senior Learning Adviser, George Green Library To Kill a Mockingbird’, by Harper Lee (PS3562.E4) “Some books are called classics, but really aren’t; this one genuinely is.  Written in magical …