September 6, 2013
As Cardiff University are providing us with an inhouse version of wordpress we are moving from this existing blog to our new home.
If you still wish to subscribe and follow this blog please go to our new blog page and you can resubscribe.
The new address is http://blogs.cf.ac.uk/healthlibraries/
This will be the last post we make from this blog so thanks for following us up to now and we hope to see you on our new blog.
September 4, 2013
Welcome back- we hope you had a refreshing break and are ready to dive back into your studies and Cardiff life.
Recently we have had some developments in the library that might make your life that bit easier that you should take a look at;
Remember we are here to help, so feel free to contact us or drop in and ask for help at the enquiry help.
We’ll be advertising our usual drop in library clinics soon.
September 3, 2013
Office 365 will be the mail delivery system for all undergraduate and taught post graduate students.
All undergraduate and taught postgraduate students, training grade doctors and dentists will have access to a richer Email and calendaring environment including much better mobile/tablet access and a more sophisticated web client.
Returning students will experience a change in interface for accessing their email (though they will continue to use portal as their primary means of access) and for a short period will have email data stored in two locations.
You can read more information here:
September 2, 2013
Access to Portal and Shibboleth (single sign on) – Tuesday, 3 September – 15:30 – 15:50
What is being done?
Minor change to authentication services
When is it being done?
Tuesday, 3rd September – 15:30 – 15:50
Who will be affected?
All users of Portal and Shibboleth (single sign on)
How will this affect users?
When the change is applied at 15:50, access to all portal services will pause for a few seconds, after which portal services will not work for users already logged in before the change was applied. They will need to log out and back in again.
Why is it being done?
This is to prepare for the forthcoming Office 365 upgrade.
August 9, 2013
Cardiff University have begun a 1 year subscription to the point of care tool – UpToDate.
Thanks to all those who used the point of care tools during the trial period and provided us with feedback. We would still welcome feedback throughout this year on use of the product.
There is a quick start guide if needed and the Library is planning to run training sessions in the new academic year.
You can also access UpToDate from smart devices (remember these need to be registered on the network first), then click on the link for UpToDate, you will then get a mobile optimised version which can be used on smart devices and has an “app” look and feel.
August 9, 2013
Cardiff and Vale University Health Board (UHB), working in partnership with Cardiff University, has made the eduroam wireless network available across Cardiff and Vale UHB sites. The eduroam wireless network is now available via the majority of 1,400+ wireless access points on the Health Board’s sites.
eduroam is a secure, world-wide wireless service which enables students, researchers and staff from participating institutions to easily connect to the internet when visiting other participating institutions. The introduction of eduroam in Cardiff and Vale’s sites allows Cardiff University staff and students working on placement to access the University’s digital resources, online information and communications tools from their mobile devices.
For more information, please visit www.cardiff.ac.uk/insrv/it/network/wireless
August 8, 2013
Next week Cardiff University’s library management system is undergoing its annual upgrade. From 0800 on Mon 12th August to approx. midday on Thurs 15th August the library management system will be unavailable.
This means you will still be able to borrow and return books in libraries, but you will not be able to renew existing loans or place reservations either within the library or via LibrarySearch. The online inter-library loan request form will also be unavailable.
In addition we are unable to send email notices during this period but these will be sent once the upgrade is complete.
LibrarySearch will remain available for looking up the locations of books.