We know it has been a funny couple of years, and those of you who have been here before may not have experienced the building in its full potential. To our new students joining us this academic year, let us tell you all about Catalyst.
Catalyst opened back in Summer 2018 and although we’ve been functioning for 3 years now, we’re still very much a shiny, new, flagship space on campus and we’d like you to feel welcomed and at home when you visit us.
Over the summer we launched our brand new library management system: Discover More. Your new single search tool for all your print and electronic resources at Edge Hill University.
We know this will be a new experience for anyone joining Edge Hill this year, but if you’re a returning student it’s likely you’ll also notice some small changes. But rest assure these changes have brought about some great benefits!
You can now search for all your resources, be that books, eBooks or academic journals, in one handy location. With improved discoverability of your Library resources Discover More will ensure you’re able to access everything you need for your studies!
Hello and a massive welcome to all our new PGCE and PGDE students, we look forward to meeting you and getting to know you all this coming year. We are the Student Engagement team (you may also hear us referred to as the UniSkills team) and we are here to provide support with all aspects of your academic and information skills.
For those whose academic year hasn’t quite ended yet, we wanted to let you know your Student Engagement Team are still on hand to help you. From our virtual UniSkills support (Available on our web pages 24/7), to our Student Advisor Social Media Takeover from 16th-20th August, there’s plenty to develop your skills ahead of any upcoming Summer Assessments you may have.
Are you enrolling at Edge Hill University this autumn? Would you like to get a head start on your academic skills? Or perhaps you’re worrying about the transition into studying in higher education (HE). Well, if you are joining Edge Hill this year we would love to welcome you at one (or all!) of our Getting Started With UniSkills Webinars.
This summer Library & Learning Services are launching a new Library Management System (LMS) which will replace our existing Library Catalogue and resource discovery system, Discover More. The LMS is the core system which underpins many of our services, such as searching for resources, borrowing and renewing books, making an Inter Library Loan request, and purchasing books and other library content. The LMS also needs to integrate with a range of other systems and services around the University and so changing system is a significant undertaking. The Library selected OCLC’s Worldshare Management Services (WMS) as our new system at the end of last year and the implementation project began in early 2021. After 6 months of work, we are now nearing our go live date of 4th August 2021. This post is intended to provide further information about the new system and how this will impact students and staff.
This summer get ready for your return to university in the autumn with your Student Advisors: Charlotte, Lauren, Darren, Callie and Maya. If you’re struggling to get organised then our Planning Ahead With Uniskills webinar will be perfect for you! They’re co-designed and delivered by students for students and are open to anyone wanting to develop their skills for the future and become experts at planning ahead.
On Saturday 26th June eBooks from ProQuest Ebook Central will be unavailable, due to an essential server move. During this time no eBooks will be available from Ebook Central, which is the main supplier of eBooks at Edge Hill University.
To prepare for this we recommend you download books or chapters in advance where this is possible. You can do so here.
In 2020 the Teaching Online Reading Group for EHU academic staff members was launched (via MS Teams) by Dr Claire Hawkins, Senior Lecturer in Primary Computing Education and Sonia Edwards, Academic Engagement Manager in Library and Learning Services. The aim was to provide a space to discuss user-friendly, research-based articles about online teaching and learning. The group provides a valuable opportunity to actively and critically consider what it means to teach in a virtual world. It is ideal for people who have been forced to rush headlong into online teaching and want time to reflect and discuss their practice.