Opening hours – Edinburgh Campus Library #edincampuslib

The opening hours of our Edinburgh campus Library for December are:

Thursday 14th December – 24/7

Friday 15th December – close 8:30pm

Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th December – closed

Monday 18th – Friday 22nd December – 9:00am – 5:00pm

Saturday 23rd December – Tuesday 2nd January – closed

Wednesday 3rd January – Friday 5th January – 9:00am – 5:00pm

Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th January – closed

Monday 8th January – Thursday 17th May – 24/7 

Check our website for further details and other campuses
https://www.hw.ac.uk/services/is/library-essentials/library-opening-hours.htm

 

12 Reads of Christmas: Scottish Books

A selection of books to read at this time of year that have a Scottish theme, author or publisher.  Exams are nearly done, the semester is almost complete and now is the time to sit back and relax and enjoy reading.

The Existential Detective by Alice Thompson
Set in Portobello, Edinburgh and featuring William Blake, private detective
Recommended by Scottish Book Trust 

The Falling Sky by Pippa Goldschmidt
A black comedy satire – mixture of fiction, mystery and astronomy.

The Long Drop by Denise Mina
Based in Glasgow in the 1950s
WINNER OF THE 2017 MCILVANNEY PRIZE FOR SCOTTISH CRIME BOOK OF THE YEAR
Recommended by Crime Fiction Lover 

The Book of Strange New Things by Michel Faber
The Saltire Society’s Book of the Year
Published by Canongate Books 
“A poignant exploration of the enduring quality of love across space and time”.
Recommended by Books from Scotland

The Whisky Directory by Iain Hector Ross
Published by Sandstone press
‘A wonderful work of reference that should be on the Christmas list of anyone who has someone in their life who loves whisky.’
Undiscovered Scotland

Winter Tales by George Mackay Brown
A collection of storytelling from Orkney

 

12 Reads of Xmas: Food

Traditional or unusual?

Budget or Luxury?

Eating in or dining out?

Check out these reads about Christmas food

Unusual food for Christmas including pickle mince pies, roast dinner pizza and turkey gin.

Christmas breakfasts  including waffles and pancakes

Celebration food including pineapple trifle and buttered mustard lobster

12 Reads of Christmas: Apps

There are so many apps available that it is difficult to know where to start.
Here are some recommended ones that are worth looking at:

Star Chart – aim your phone at the night sky
and learn more about the universe, space and planets.

Star chart

Memrise – learn a new language – explore new words and phrases and learn how to speak, read and write in a whole host of languages.
Duolingo – a great fun app for language learning

memriseDuolingo

CamScanner – this app is great for scanning documents on the go into clear & sharp images/PDFs, to email, fax, print or save to cloud.  Just take a photo of the page you need and this app will convert it to a searchable file you can edit.

CamScanner

Moment Diary – plan to keep a diary next year? This app is a useful way to collate creative thoughts and ideas.

Moment Diary

There’s lots more apps out there.
Check these websites for more ideas.

http://time.com/4801316/best-apps-2017/

http://www.thetechedvocate.org/tech-edvocates-2017-list-116-best-teaching-learning-apps/

http://www.wired.co.uk/article/best-android-apps-2017

 

 

Reading Lunch and Book Swap #BookWeekScot

We are holding a Reading Lunch and Book Swap in our Edinburgh Campus Library for Book Week Scotland.

When: Thursday 30th November 12:00 – 14:00
Where: Anderson Room, Cameron Smail Library, Edinburgh Campus
Who: Everyone welcome – students, staff, visitors
What: Bring your own book and sit and read
If you have any books you would like to swap, bring them along
What else: Bring your lunch – cake is provided!

Reading lunches are happening all over Scotland for Book Week Scotland

Reading Lunch

Making the Most of the Space – Love your Library, Keep it Tidy #edincampuslib

The Edinburgh Campus Library is a great space to study, individually and as a group.
It is very popular so we rely on everyone to help keep it tidy.
We understand that it is convenient to have food and drink in the Library for when you’re studying for long periods, so sandwiches and snacks are ok but not hot food.

LoveYourLibrary

Making the Most of the Space #edincampuslib #studyspace

Revision and exam time means that our Edinburgh Campus Library is very busy and study spaces are in high demand.  In order to Make the Most of the Space, it is important to keep noise levels at an acceptable level.
Floor 1 (entrance floor) and Floor 3 (top floor) are study areas where quiet discussion is acceptable.
Floor 2 is a silent working area.
Please use the Library responsibly and think of other students.

 

Opening hours – Edinburgh Campus Library #edincampuslib

The opening hours of our Edinburgh Campus Library will be extended from Monday 31st July 2017 in order to increase access to study space during the August re-sits.

From Monday 31st July, the library will be open Monday to Thursday 9:00am- 8:00pm and Friday 9:00am – 5:00pm.  We will continue to be closed at weekends.

These opening hours will continue until the first week of Semester 1 when they will increase again.  From Monday September 11th, the Library will be open 24/7.

The Learning Commons is open as usual from 6:00am to midnight

Lib opening hours Aug 17

 

Firewall Upgrades

Firewall Upgrades

Information Services will be carrying out improvement work to upgrade the campus Firewall software on Saturday 17th June 2017
This will involve the following campuses – Edinburgh, Ogic, Orkney, Malaysia and Dubai.

Date: 17th June 2017
Times: 
Ogic and Orkney 10:00-11:00 BST
Malaysia 12:00 BST (19:00 local time)
Dubai 14:00 BST (17:00 local time)
Edinburgh 14:30 BST

The campus Internet connection will be at RISK during these periods of the day

While this beneficial work is going on there will be disruption to Internet services, including Vision, Office365 and online library resources for users at HWU campuses, for which we apologise.

We recommend that you save your work frequently during this period.

See System Status page for updates

If you have any queries please contact ithelp@hw.ac.uk

Mike Roch, Director of Information Services – Retirement

On Thursday 1 June, we wished Mike Roch, Director of Information Services, a happy retirement and best wishes for the future.  HWU colleagues from Information Services and across the University got together for a farewell party with speeches, presents and cake to say thanks to Mike for all his hard work and inspirational leadership over the last 6 years.

We hope that Mike and Dilys enjoy many happy years in their cottage in Wales.