Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) Library in collaboration with University of Liverpool (UoL) Library have expanded the theme of International Love Data week to embrace research and open access as well as data. Working together to support our research communities, we are pleased to announce a series of events being run over the week commencing 11thFebruary. All events are open to University of Liverpool and
Full details of all events can be found on the Love Open website but here’s a taster below:
Wednesday 13th February
Screening of Paywall: The Business of Scholarship, followed by panel discussion about publishing and Open Access, 2-4.30pm, The Everyman Theatre, register here
Thursday 14th February
Gale Digital Scholar Lab, 11-12pm, Taylor Room UoL Sydney Jones Library, register here
Research Café, 2-4pm, Gilmour Room, Liverpool Guild of Students, register here
Friday 15th February
How I learned to stop worrying and love Plan S, 10am, Taylor Room, UoL Sydney Jones Library, register here
Running throughout the week
Database Dating – various locations and times, see website for individual sessions
Give us your data’s DOI – we want your data DOI, if you data is openly available in any research data repository send your DOI to either UoL or LJMU Research team as appropriate and we’ll create a record in your University’s repository linking to your data and associated article, increasing the visibility and chance of discovery
Why not drop in to one of our Reading List Roadshows and be amazed by the interactive Reading List option available in your Canvas module!
Monday 25th February, 10-2pm, Careers Zone, James Parsons Building (Ground Floor)
Tuesday 26th February, 10-2pm, Redmond Building (Ground Floor)
Our interactive Reading lists are:
dynamic and effective
quick and easy to use
accessible via Canvas anytime, anywhere
easy to personalise with tags / notes
directly related to teaching and assessment
clear to read (see below)
“The reading list system easily connects students to the module content, plus e-books are readily available and supports students as they work on their assessments. It also allows me to bring the books up in class to direct students to the key readings.” (Dr Nicholas Wise, Senior Lecturer, EHC)
“In essence it is a communication tool that allows academics and librarians to support learners effectively.” (Dr. Clare Milsom, Director of Teaching and Learning Academy.)
Academic Liaison Librarians will be on hand at the Roadshows to demonstrate the service and answer your questions.
Branding is a new title in the Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press. These intelligent introductions written by authors who are experts in their field are a great way of discovering a new subject.
Click on the cover image to go to the item via an authenticated link:
To whet your appetite, here’s a short video entitled What is branding? produced by Oxford University Press in collaboration with the book’s author, Robert Jones.
After a successful trial of the ebook central collection we have signed up for access until 31st July 2019. The site is designed with mobile in mind, so you can download ebooks for offline reading…..bring on your next long train journey!
Any questions, get in contact with your Academic Librarian or drop us a line via the website’s Library Chat.
Regular users of Aldham Robarts will have noticed some changes round the outside of the library in the last few weeks. These are in preparation for the construction of the new pavilion extension, work on which will be getting underway in January 2019. The pavilion will provide additional group and silent study spaces as well as a café and improvements to the gardens in front of the existing entrance. Aldham Robarts will be open as normal throughout the build, which will be completed in October 2019.
Pedestrian access to the library will still be from Maryland Street, as is the case now, via a dedicated footpath. This will be separated from the access route that the construction traffic will use. There is a clearly marked crossing point but anyone who wants to access other buildings on the site including Student Advice and Wellbeing, John Foster and Modular Building are encouraged to use the routes across the gardens via the John Foster Building on Mount Pleasant.
Our new online language learning service, Rosetta Stone, is now live and available to all LJMU students and staff. There are 24 languages on the system and once you have logged in via Canvas you can choose one from the list. The content of each course is divided into around 20 modules covering topics such as greetings and introductions, dining out, business vocabulary, emergency situations and family life. Each language package is designed to take learners from complete beginner to intermediate conversational level. Learning a new language can help improve confidence, open up wider opportunities for travel and study abroad and provide a new skill to add to your CV. It is quite challenging, but you can reach a good level of comprehension and speaking by using the system for about 30 minutes a day over 3 months. Learning online is very flexible and can be fitted into your lifestyle on the go in addition to regular study time.
Logging in to Rosetta Stone on pcs/laptops All LJMU students and staff are eligible to enrol on this module. It is located in Canvas but please use the link below to access it for the first time (this is particularly important for staff).
Follow the links on screen and click on Launch Rosetta Stone® Foundations.
If this is the first time you have used Rosetta Stone, it will now conduct a system check and ask about your voice to help optimise the speech recognition functionality.
You may need to enable Adobe Flash: there is guidance on how to do this here.
Use USB headphones with a microphone attached if possible. The system will check whether your voice is being picked up.
If you start with one language and wish to change it, this has to be done centrally at present: email Skills@ljmu.ac.uk to request a change.
Mobile devices Rosetta Stone works well on tablets and smartphones, though you still need to log in via Canvas.
Download the Rosetta Stone app but do not log in.
In your web browser follow this link to enrol on the system if you have not already done so on a PC/laptop.
If you have enrolled, open the Canvas mobile app, and go to the Rosetta Stone module. Launch Rosetta Stone Foundations as above and it will open up in the mobile app after a short delay – if asked whether you wish to open in ‘Rosetta Stone’, accept this and it will pass you through.
Rosetta Stone looks slightly different on mobile devices but the system will open your most recent lesson and remember your progress. It should also work well without a separate microphone. If you leave the app inactive, it will time out and you will need to log in via Canvas again.
Additional help Rosetta Stone is new to LJMU and is supported by the Academic Achievement Team in Library Services. If you need any help using the system, please email Skills@ljmu.ac.uk. Further guidance is available on the Skills@LJMU web pages. There are also some useful online tutorials on the Rosetta Stone web site.
Head of Academic Services