Sunday, 25 April 2010

LRC survey 2010

It's that time again - survey time! We'd like to know more of what you think and we really do value your opinions on the services and facilities we offer. It helps us enable change where it's necessary.

10 lucky respondents will be drawn at random and will win a £10 Amazon e-voucher.

Click on the link to get started: before saturday 22nd May.

Thank you.

Tuesday, 20 April 2010

Printroom help point

For those of you not already aware, if you need to print something in colour or get your dissertation bound then you need to email your request - along with your attached file - to You can collect your print jobs and bound dissertations from the LRC Service Desk because the Printroom is housed in the basement on campus and not easily accessible.

Previously, if you wanted to know how much it would cost to print x number of pages in colour or to have three copies of your dissertation bound, you'd need to email the printroom and wait for a reply. Now, on weekdays between 11.00 and 12.00, you'll be able to come along to the LRC Service Desk and ask in person.

Thursday, 15 April 2010

Coming soon - opening hours extended to 24/7

We're pleased to announce that as of Monday 19th April at 08:30, we'll be opening 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

During our advertised opening hours, staff will be able to assist you with your queries and questions. Outwith these hours, the LRC will be monitored by security who are there to ensure your security only. There are lots of interactive tutorials on our website and we are in the process of updating our FAQs if you need pointing in the right direction out of hours.

Please remember to bring your smartcard with you as you'll need it to swipe into the LRC and on the way out. We will be monitoring and evaluating the 24/7 hour opening so if you have any comments, suggestions or feedback then please get in touch.

Monday, 5 April 2010

Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS) Daily Reports now available

Thanks to JISC, you can now access the Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS) Daily Reports either directly from this link or on our Databases page.

FBIS covers the period 1974-1996 in the Middle East and North Africa, South Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa and Eastern Europe. The JISC selection of the daily summary includes a wealth of transcripts of broadcasts and news from around the world translated into English.

NB: Access is seamless if you are on campus or logged in via Remote Access. Off campus access outside of Remote Access is authenticated via Shibboleth.