Library well represented at excellent e-learning showcase

e-learning showcase 2011The e-learning showcase gave the Library a wonderful opportunity to highlight how we can support learning and teaching across campus, especially in relation to:

* the new version of the online reading list system

* use of QuestionMark Perception to assess students understanding of information handling and plagiarism

* e-readers and how they may be used in an academic environment.

If you want to know more, why not contact your Academic Librarian?

We also learnt about the exciting intiatives happening elsewhere around campus, so if you didn’t make it, why not come to the next one?

Library e-readers project

eReaders comparison by edwc taken from flickr and used under cc licence

With e-readers such as the Kindle, Sony Reader and ipad becoming more popular we have started to look at how library content can be used with these devices.

Over the summer we asked Nick Loakes, a student in the Department of Information Science to evaluate 5 e-readers. Further work on the suitability of e-readers for use with e-books on reading lists, newspapers and interlibrary loans will be continuing this term. Nick demonstrated his work over the summer in James France Building. We aim to develop Library expertise and to produce a report and a web page of advice early in the New Year.

Nick Loakes and poster

Nick Loakes and poster