Arts News - University of Liverpool Library

News updates for the Faculty of Arts from your subject librarians.

Tuesday, 29 January 2008

National E-book survey - have your say (and maybe win £200 of Amazon vouchers)

E-books are of increasing importance in universities, but have still not been completely embedded in teaching and research. What ideas do you have about how e-books should develop.

The CIBER research group at University College London are currently running a survey to gather the opinions of students and teaching staff. The higher the response they get, the more likely we are to see e-books develop the way you want them to.

You can access the e-books survey for students or the e-books survey for teaching staff.

As an incentive, both surveys are offering a draw with a prize of £200 worth of Amazon vouchers for respondents who leave their university email address.

Friday, 11 January 2008

Mobile phones and Facebook - the library where you are

You can now access the library catalogue from your mobile phone, and use our resources within your Facebook profile thanks to new services introduced by the library.

For those of you on the move, and without access to the internet, we've introduced AirPAC. This service lets you search the catalogue with your mobile phone or other handheld device - useful if you're on the move, or deep in the library stacks and can't remember the classmark of the book you want! Enhancements in the future will increase the functionality beyond searching the catalogue.

For those of you who like to mix work and fun, you can add applications to your Facebook profile that allow you to search both the library catalogue and our core collections of ejournals and databases in MetaLib from within your Facebook profile. Additionally, similar widgets are also available for those of you who use the iGoogle and Netvibes RSS readers.

Links to these new services are available from the Library home page - look for the announcements on the left hand side of the screen.

Let us know what you think of these services by leaving a comment below.

Wednesday, 9 January 2008

New Year, New Look Arts Team

Coinciding with the new calendar year, changes have been made to the subject responsibilities of the subject librarians within the Arts Team. From now on, responsibility for liaising with Arts Faculty Schools will be as follows:

Jo Ashley and Micaela Chandler will liaise with the Schools of English and Philosophy.

Jackie Pearce will liaise with the Schools of History and Music, and the Institute of Irish Studies.

Martin Wolf will liaise with the Schools of Archaeology, Classics & Egyptology, and Cultures, Languages & Area Studies.

If you have any queries regarding using information resources, collection development, information literacy training or general library issues, please feel free to contact your subject librarian. Our contact details are available from the Library's Subject Contacts page, and you're welcome to visit us in our offices on the 2nd floor of the Sydney Jones Library, Abercromby Wing.