Category Archives: undergraduates

Re-imagining library spaces at the University of Cambridge

Take a look at ‘The Tracker Project’ report by Furturelib! Students using the Chemistry Library wore eyetracking devices while finding books and other items – with fascinating results. We will digest the project findings and hopefully act upon them in future.

Let us know what you think!

Source: Re-imagining library spaces at the University of Cambridge

Want to work in your room but need an app which is only on University computers?

laptop-1019782_1280 (2)Use DS-Remote!

DS-Remote is a service exclusively for the use of University of Cambridge students to aid in access to Windows applications outside of the MCS for use on a device, having installed a remote desktop client.

 

Shiny new things now available in the Chemistry Library to make your life easier

As a result of feedback from undergraduate students on the Committee for the Library and Scholarly Communication, we have purchased the following:

Some new mice

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The mice currently in use are quite cheap and insubstantial. We have spent (only a little) bit more money on a selection of three mice from Logitech, follow these links to find out more:

These will be kept in the Library Office to borrow, just ask when you need one.

Polypockets

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Apparently these are useful for students when they are photocopying. These are located in the Print Room (the small room next to the Library Office).

An anti-glare screen hood

Sometimes there is glare on the computer screens in the library. This adjustable hood will be kept in the Library Office to borrow, just ask when you need it.

We hope these help. Please do not remove them from the Library!

Spacefinder: Round 2!

Hello everyone! It’s been a while since we talked to you about the progress with Spacefinder, but with Version 2 having just been released there is no better time than the present… The service has …

Source: Spacefinder: Round 2!

Library Help website

helpUsing the University’s many libraries? Get help and advice online via Library Help

Library Help is a new tool aimed at helping you find Cambridge University libraries information under the following headings:

  • Getting started
  • Borrowing
  • Finding resources
  • Research & Study advice
  • IT / Print / Copy

It is intended to be intuitive and easy to use, and has been designed with the input of undergraduate and postgraduate students from throughout the University (including Chemistry!). The content consists mainly of ‘How do I …?’ and ‘Can I …?’ type questions that will hopefully navigate you towards help quickly.

Your feedback is encouraged on this new tool, which is in beta; just follow the link provided on the front page of Library Help.

Visit Library Help here: https://help.lib.cam.ac.uk/

(Library Help is hosted on the Libraries Gateway on the University Library website. To get to it without a direct URL you need to go to the UL website at http://www.lib.cam.ac.uk/ then go to the Cambridge Libraries Gateway, which is a Quick Link on the right-hand side menu bar, and then click on the link to Library Help).

National Student Survey – win 2 double May Ball tickets!

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Final year students, have your say!

Librarians have been asked to help promote the National Student Survey because to make full use of the results the University needs to obtain a minimum of 50% of students completing the survey and this hasn’t been achieved yet.

To encourage you to take part the University is offering two double May Ball tickets! Two prize winners will be drawn from all the final year undergraduate students who entered the online survey, after it closes on 30 April.

Find out more here: http://www.cam.ac.uk/current-students/your-course/engagement-and-feedback/national-student-survey.