Thursday, June 25, 2015

Wishing staff and students an enjoyable winter recess

Here are some ideas of what to do during the winter recess:

Monday, June 8, 2015

Thank you to the academic staff in the faculty

Thank you very much for your support at the book exhibition last week. Faculty bought a total of 147 books:

School of the Built Environment: 47 books
School of Engineering: 51 books
School of ICT: 49 books

Prof Darelle van Greunen, Sue Petratos and Richard Hargraves having a humerous moment at the exhibition:

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Faculty book exhibition

The book exhibition for the faculty which started yesterday has so far been very successful. The exhibition will close at 14:00 today.

Here are photographs taken yesterday:

Rafiekah Abrahams and Virginia Bussy (both from the LIS Acquisitions Department) with the Dean of the faculty, Dr Ossie Franks

Sharon Dent, lecturer in Quantity Surveying, who was the first person to visit the exhibition

Inside the Seminar Room

Sharon Dent and Derick Vosloo

Cobus Joubert and Russell Phillips

Mr Ken Ramjee

Richard Hargraves, Jean Thomas and Garth van Kersteren

Monday, June 1, 2015

Do you need some guidelines about copyright infringement?

If yes, have a look at What You Don’t Know About Copyright Can Hurt You by  Mark Trenner. Briefly quoting from the post, the main points are:
  • Copyright infringement is serious
  • How to avoid copyright infringement:
    • Don’t copy and paste someone else’s copyrighted work without permission from the copyright owner(s)
    • Don’t adapt or make derivative works of a copyrighted work without permission from the copyright owner(s)
    • Don’t use someone else’s original character in your own storyline

    • Follow these three copyright guidelines:
      •  Only use material without permission from the copyright owner if it is clearly in the public domain
      • Get the owner’s permission
      • Read the copyright license agreement and do what it says
    • What about “fair use?”
    • Can you use the names of celebrities or brands?
    • The bottom line

    Friday, May 29, 2015

    Are you busy revising for the examinations?

    Informs : news, views information and advice from Information Services at Heriot-Watt University recently published a post Is your revision needing a fresh approach? There are many useful tips and links to other sources that students can use now before the examinations start in June.

    Wishing all students the best for the exams that are starting next week!

    Thursday, May 28, 2015

    Academic staff: Faculty book exhibition next week

    Academic staff are invited to visit the book exhibition held by Hargraves Library Service for the faculty. Here is an opportunity to view books that can be purchased for the library.


    • Wednesday 3 June 2015, 08:30-16:30
    • Thursday 4 June 2015, 09:00-14:00


    C252, Seminar Room (next to the Dean's office, C block, 2nd floor)

    Looking forward to seeing you at the exhibition!

    Thursday, May 21, 2015

    UCTD available in Sabinet Reference

    UCTD - Union Catalogue of Theses and Dissertations is now available in Sabinet Reference using the Sabinet Online platform. Do not use double inverted comma's to indicate phrases, but use proximity operators.

    Sabinet Reference databases can also be searched in OCLC FirstSearch.