Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Room Bookings

It is now possible to book rooms in the LRC via our Library Anywhere service.
Just click on the link for Mobile Version (beside the link for Catalogue) on the Library Services web page, then select Room Bookings from the list. Easy!

http://www.libanywhere.com/la/index.php?lib=463

Friday, 8 February 2013

Student portal downtime - essential maintenance to student records system


Please note that the following will be unavailable on Tuesday 12 February 2013 for a maximum of 1 day. We will issue further messages regarding  system availability as the work is completed.

·         ISIS Student Records System

·         QM:u Student Portal (inc online password reset facility)

·         Online course application process (IPP)
 
This downtime is essential in order that  important upgrades to the core software may be applied.

We apologise in advance for any inconvenience caused.

Note that there is no downtime in respect of the Hub, Timetabling ,Library and desktop.

Thursday, 7 February 2013

Travelling Treasures Project


Tourism students/staff  at QMU might be interested to know that a professor at Edinburgh College of Art  has designed a new App to help guide tourists around the city, using the registration numbers on taxis. The Travelling Treasures project will use taxi number plates to send information about museums and monuments in Edinburgh to passing tourists via smartphones.The pioneering project will initially cover eight council run venues around the city including the Museum of Edinburgh, the City Art Centre and the Scott Monument. When a taxi passes one of the venues, images, maps and information will be electronically ‘’tagged’’ to the taxi number plate. The project has been labelled the first step in what could become the ‘’internet on wheels’’.Visitors will be able to download the Travelling Treasures app on their smartphone.

For more details please see Scotsman article:
http://www.scotsman.com/lifestyle/travel/tourists-to-be-guided-around-scotland-by-taxi-app-1-2762163

Friday, 1 February 2013

APA ebook trial


We've just started a 30-day trial of a collection of 18 ebooks from the American Psychological Association.
 
Access is either via the LRC Trial database page or directly to the APA at http://psycnet.apa.org.  To access the ebooks off campus users should login to the Remote Desktop service and then navigate to the resource.

As always we welcome feedback on this trial, either to your Liaison Librarian or by emailing Barbara Houston.