In the last year we’ve been accessing e-books like never before. This isn’t surprising, considering what’s been happening in the world. But even without Covid-19, academic e-books were making life simpler. They’re easily accessible from your own device, wherever you are. Not to mention they’re much lighter to carry and you can never return them late. However, we’ve heard from you that they weren’t as easy to access as you’d like… so we’ve been working on your feedback and given LibrarySearch a new look that will hopefully make those elusive e-book links a bit easier to find.
Our final stop in our review of 2020. Today we are looking at how we’ve adapted and improved our Study support across last year.
If you missed the previous blogs in this series, you can catch up with them here:
Continuing our weekly look at the changes made in the library in the last year. Part 1 focussed on the changes to the resources the Library has made available. This week we come to the changes to the Library spaces themselves.
All the Library and Learning Resources team have a strong belief in asking for your feedback. On any normal year we would ask you to come to a Shape Our Library event, write a love or let down letter on Valentine’s Day or simply fill in a feedback form. For the past nine months a lot of the changes we’ve made have been driven by the COVID-19 pandemic. In the case of resources this meant making more available online so you could access the resources you needed from home whilst the library was closed during the first period of lockdown. We are still prioritising Your Digital Library when buying new learning resources. We are purchasing more e-books, online databases and toolkits; we are also moving more of our journal subscriptions online.
Let’s look at more changes we made last year to help you through the COVID-19 pandemic starting with resources.
UPDATE: In response to the further measures the government laid out yesterday afternoon in response to Covid-19 / Coronavirus we have cancelled this event.
You can keep up to date with the University’s Coronavirus advice on the University website.
The first part of this blog looked at the changes we’ve made around the resources in the library and making them easier to discover. I’m now going to talk about the changes we’ve made to the library spaces and facilities which have been driven through your feedback. We’ve gathered feedback from questionnaires, whiteboards and just talking with you at the library point. Let’s look at some of the changes you’ve made happen…