Archive for the ‘Announcements’ Category
Friday, February 27th, 2015
Library fines can now be paid securely and conveniently online, on-campus and off-campus, using a credit/debit card or by using PayPal.
If fines are owed on your Library account, you will see a Pay Now button in the Charges section of My (Library) Account in the Library Catalogue. My Account can also be accessed from the Portal.
For more information, a Library e-Payments Guide and Terms & Conditions of use are available.
More information about borrowing and fines can be found on the Library Borrowing page.
Tuesday, February 24th, 2015
On Wednesday 25th February 2015 at 7pm Dr Colin Breen will be giving the 2015 Convocation Lecture ‘From Antrim to Zanzibar: Heritage Research at Ulster University’.
The University has a strong profile in heritage and archaeological research. This lecture will highlight the relevance of this work using a number of case studies including past climate change, early nation-building in Ireland and Scotland and the process of colonialism across Africa. The key issues of identity and sustainability underpin much of this research.
Dr Breen led a major archaeological excavation at Dunluce Castle, encouraging members of the local community to participate. In 2012 he published ‘Dunluce Castle: Archaeology and History’.
Join us for the lecture at 7pm on 25th February in E206 at the Coleraine campus and for light refreshments afterwards.
Although the lecture is open for anyone to attend, please let us know if you intend to come by contacting:
Convocation Executive Committee, Office of the University Secretary, Ulster University, Cromore Road, Coleraine BT52 1SA
Tel: +44 (28) 7012 4114
Thursday, February 19th, 2015
We’ve received the following message about Embase:
Dear Ovid Customer:
Elsevier has recently notified us that Embase® Customers will see a considerably large amount of records in their daily update on or around February 20, 2015. This is due to Elsevier’s correction of approximately 30,000 records that are older than 5 years.
Please note, this is not a database reload. Depending on the search strategy specified in your AutoAlerts, you may find a higher than expected number of records in your results due to these corrections. Additionally, you can view them by entering 201591.up into your search to retrieve them.
If you should have any questions during this time, please contact Ovid Customer Support at email@example.com.
Wednesday, February 4th, 2015
The mobile printing service is now live. A user guide is available at:
Mobile printing allows you to send files from any device that can access your university email (phone, laptop, tablet and home computer). You simply need to sign on to your University email account and follow the instructions below.
* Using your University email account compose an email message to:
- firstname.lastname@example.org for collection at Belfast
- email@example.com for collection at Coleraine
- firstname.lastname@example.org for collection at Jordanstown
- email@example.com for collection at Magee
* Then attach the files that you want to print.
If you have a logo in your email signature you may get an email error message but the files will still have been sent.
* Accepted files are all Microsoft Office Software and PDF files.
* If you want to print an image (jpeg, tiff etc.) place the file into Microsoft Word or PowerPoint sized to A4 or A3 and then attach it.
If the file format is not correct you will get an email back to inform you of the error.
* The files will be stored for 24 hours and then deleted if not collected. You will not be charged if they are deleted.
* You can now collect your prints as normal.
An ‘Email Body Text.txt’ file will be listed on your print queue. This can be deleted as it is the email that delivers the attachments.
If you have any problems using the mobile service please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org stating your student or staff number in the email.
Monday, February 2nd, 2015
Ulster University’s leading science and technology talents will be showcased at the inaugural Northern Ireland Science Festival taking place from 19 February to 1 March.
As part of the festival, volunteers are needed at the Odyssey Arena on Tuesday 24 February 2015, from 6.00am to 1.00pm, to help set a world-record for the largest practical science lesson.
This event is being organised by the Royal Society of Chemistry’s regional team, with support from the British Council.
The current world-record is for 982 students, so organisers are aiming to attract over 1,100 school pupils (aged between 10 and 13) to take part in the lesson.
If you’re interested in getting involved as a StemNet ambassador for that day, you could help set up the arena, supervise pupils and provide general support, – there is a lot of work to be done, but it promises to be a lot of fun.
The organisers will have a training presentation which can be undertaken online or in person, during a session in QUB on Wednesday 18 February at 3.00pm.
To get security clearance, all volunteers will need to register as StemNet volunteers through W5, you can do this on the W5 website (http://www.w5online.co.uk/stemnet/ambassadors/).
For more information contact, Dr Stephanie Nelson, email@example.com
Tuesday, January 27th, 2015
We have arranged for a 30 day trial to the following resource:
PsycTESTs is a repository of ready-to-use tests and measures from the American Psychological Association.
International in scope, this resource provides access to thousands of actual test instruments, most of which are available for immediate download and use in teaching and research. PsycTESTS is an authoritative source of structured information about tests of interest to a variety of fields, and while focused on contemporary instances of test use, has coverage that spans more than a century.
•Tests that were originally developed for research and were not made commercially available
•A growing selection of multilingual test instruments
•Information about select tests that are available from commercial test publishers
Access the trial from the Library’s A-Z listing of Databases
You should be able to access PsycTESTS both on and off campus. The trial ends on 25/02/15 and we would welcome your feedback.
If you have a query please contact any member of the Life and Health Sciences Library team.
Thursday, January 22nd, 2015
All staff and students can now avail of additional out of hours support for issues such as IT, Blackboard and general Library queries. This support is now available from 5pm to 9am Weekdays, 24-hour Weekends, Bank Holidays, all year round.
The contact details remain the same as those for ISD Service Desk:
T: +44 (0)28 9036 6777 or E: firstname.lastname@example.org
When outside core time, users will be advised they are connected to the out of hours service.
Remember that you can still contact the Library for specialist help outside normal working hours. We are open 9am – 9pm Monday to Thursday, 9am – 8pm Friday and 1pm – 5pm Weekends.
Contact the Library as follows:
T: +44 (0)28 7012 3128 or W: http://library.ulster.ac.uk
Thursday, January 15th, 2015
Planned refurbishment works at Magee Library will commence on 17/1/15 with completion by 20/2/15. Specifically, internal glazing across the 1st and 2nd floor at the entrance is being replaced.
As a result of the works, the front entrance and disabled parking bays to this block will be closed to all staff, students and the public throughout this period. Access in and out of the library will be via the rear entrance and directional signage will be erected on site to indicate this temporary arrangement.
Library resources and study spaces will continue to be available. However, there will be no access to the electronic classroom during the refurbishment works.
The Library Subject Team
Friday, January 9th, 2015
Leading Ulster academics have been recognised in the New Years Honours list. Vice-Chancellor Professor Richard Barnett was awarded the honour of Knight Bachelor for services to higher education and business.
Over the past two decades, Professor Barnett has contributed significantly to the development of the HE sector in Northern Ireland, forging links internationally and within the local community to ensure participation and engagement with the University’s aims in all sectors of society.
The award comes as Ulster was judged one of the top universities in the UK for delivering world-leading research in the 2014 REF assessment under Professor Barnett’s stewardship.
Three senior Ulster academics were also recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list for 2014.
Professor Alastair Adair, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Development) and Provost (Jordanstown and Belfast) was awarded a CBE for services to higher education in Northern Ireland.
Professor Carol Curran, Dean, Faculty of Life and Health Sciences was awarded an OBE for services to nursing and education in Northern Ireland.
Sean Strain, Professor of Human Nutrition and Director of NICHE received an OBE for services to nutrition research and higher education.
Congratulations from the Library Subject Team.
Tuesday, January 6th, 2015
Trial of this database is available from January 5th for one month. Have a look and see what you think at
www.britishonlinearchives.co.uk.(Make sure you are logged into the Portal first.). Feed back any comments to the Arts librarians on the comments form.