To celebrate the 60th birthday of the Central Office of Information, the National Archive has made available a selection of public information films made between 1945 and 2006. This is the first time complete public information films have been published on the web. The films are a major source of social history, not to mention nostalgia! They range from a 1940s film on how to use a pedestrian crossing to much more recent films on the importance of eating 5 pieces of fruit or veg a day and climate change.
The whole collection is available at http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/films/.
If you live a long way from campus and would prefer to be able to use the library of a university closer to home read on.
We have a reciprocal agreement in place with Leeds Metropolitan University, Sheffield Hallam University and Lincoln University. This agreement allows limited borrowing of books from these universities libraries and runs for a whole academic year.
Ask a member of library staff for a letter of introduction to take along to your chosen university library. You will need to make sure your library account is in good order before you collect the letter (that means no fines or overdue items).
The library is having a stand at Fresher’s Fayre this year. We’ll be promoting our services and facilities and will be giving away lots of freebies and holding an prize giveaway so be sure to pay us a visit.
Hello to all our new students and welcome back to all our existing students. The blog has been a bit quiet over the summer but we’ll be adding any news worthy items to it on a regular basis from now on.
Good luck in your studies everyone.
Check our summer opening hours here.
If you’re graduating this summer please make sure your library account is in good order and you have no outstanding fines or overdue items as these may prevent you from graduating.
UPGRADE YOUR MICROSOFT SKYDRIVE TO 25GB
Microsoft have very cheekily reduced all hotmail and live@edu Skydrive storage spaces to 7GB from 25GB. It is possible to upgrade back to 25GB free of charge for a limited time, so please hurry to grab your share as soon as you can! Please find instructions above to show you how this can be done.
Also, you can now access your Skydrive directly from your computer and mobile device with an app. Please check out these webpages for details on how to do it – it makes life much easier. We are working on being able to add this to the student computers for next year, so keep your fingers crossed …
Mobile App download info
Windows and Mac OSX download info
Come join us at the UCB library on Monday 23rd April to celebrate World Book Night. We have 24 copies of Roald Dahl’s “Someone Like You” to give away to keen-eyed library users. Just find one of the World Book Night stickers scattered throughout the library and a copy is yours!
We’re hoping to be involved with a pilot of a new game – Digital Ninja. The Digital Ninja project aims to create a re-usable game-based learning model and environment to support skills acquisition in a motivating way. Click here to learn more and vote.
The Library and Computing Centre is constantly trying to improve our services to you and as such we need feedback from all of you. We would like to know:
- What you like
- What you don’t like
- What can we do better
- What we need to stop doing
- How we should contact you in the future
We have loads of ways that you can give us feedback - there is our Customer Comments wall, UCB Discussion Forum, Twitter @UCBLIB, or plain old email firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively if you don’t like all this electronic gadgetry, you can fill in a yellow customer comments form in the LCC.
So what are you waiting for? Tell us what you think of us!
LCC Team – Wayne, Julie, Sarah, Dan, Fiona, Martin & Tina