Searching for Library resources just got easier! A new online catalogue kiosk has been set up in Hinckley Library, this is similar to the ones used at the Nuneaton campus.
Students and staff can search for books, e-books, DVDs, journals, magazines and ClickView videos. You can also use it to access MyPC to pre-book a computer, which can be done on the day or a few days in advance. If you need any help using the catalogue or would like more information, just speak to a member of staff.
The library has had some good news this month…
I.S. Oxford is the company which supports our library management system. (In non library-jargon, that’s the software we use to loan out resources and perform searches.) They have recently approached us about our online catalogue, asking if they may include it as an example of good practice on their website.
There are hundreds of libraries which use the same system as us, and we are now one of just 29 to be featured on the I.S. Oxford website. Since the link to our catalogue went live, we’ve had several compliments and enquiries from other libraries about how we customised and constructed the catalogue.
We are thrilled to receive this positive recognition, but our online catalogue is primarily intended to be used by NWHC teaching staff and learners. If you need help using it, or have any ideas how we can further support your teaching and learning, please contact us. Alternatively, click here for a short guide to making the most of the online catalogue.
The eagle-eyed of you will have noticed that Heritage, the online catalogue, has undergone a bit of a revamp lately. The online catalogue is available 24/7 and gives you access to your library account from home. It also allows you to search library resources.
The new changes make the online catalogue more user-friendly, providing links to information you need at your fingertips. Here is a rundown of the changes:
A: The title of the catalogue has been simplified and now says exactly what it is.
B: The Quick Links menu now provides shortcuts to non-book resources. Why not try something new?
C: The log-in process has been simplified.
D: The opening times are listed for the libraries at Atherstone, Hinckley and Nuneaton.
E: Links to the library’s social media accounts are listed. Why not follow us on Twitter or Facebook?
F: A direct email link to the library has been added, making enquiries even easier.
G: The telephone numbers are listed for the libraries at Atherstone, Hinckley and Nuneaton.
Plus, the overall colour scheme has been altered to green, bringing it in line with NWHC colours.
We hope these new functions will enhance your experiences of using the online catalogue. If you can think of any other way we could improve it, please let us know! For information on how to use the online catalogue click here.
The library now has a range of information and research skills sessions available. If you’re having difficulties with any of the following topics, or would simply like to know more, please ask at the enquiry desk about booking a session. They are available at all campuses and can be tailored to suit your needs (small groups or one-to-one).
- Heritage and Google Inside Out
Effective searching techniques for printed and online content
- Blogging for Teaching and Learning
Blogging for learning is most effective when a teacher is involved with the practice alongside with learners. Hence, this session is addressed to both learners and teachers. It will help to start blogging from scratch.
- Harvard Referencing
The session covers the basic rules of Harvard style referencing.
Where to find them and how to use them both on and off-site. The session covers the e-books provided by the College and those available elsewhere.
- ClickView and Video
How to make the best use of video resources available to learners and staff.
For more information, or to book a session, please drop-in or contact the library:
Tel: 024 7624 3000 ext 3263 / 3705