If you’re a returning student, you may have noticed that the links under “Glamlearn” on the Glamlife homepage have changed. Two new Glamlife channels have been created – and replaced the existing links to OPAC, Findit and LCSS:
The library channel has prominent links to all its e-Services, including the catalogue, Findit, Connect 2 online bookings service and more. More importantly, a lot of the useful information about opening hours, readings lists, and library news is now on that channel.
This is the new channel containing resources and information about the IT, media and technical services which support your learning at the University of Glamorgan. It will keep you up to date with any planned IT maintenance (so you know when Blackboard will be down for a few hours, and can plan your studies around this), new developments, and useful information about IT and media technology issues.
On the Glamlife homepage, the links to OPAC, Findit and Learning and Corportate Support Services have been replaced with links to these new channels. This should have several benefits:
- New students will now find it easier to use: “OPAC” and “Findit” are not obvious words. “Library”, however, does exactly what it says on the tin. Similarly, “IT, Media and Technical Services” should hopefully give any student a good idea what it’s about.
- New library e-Services can now receive equal prominence as old ones. For example, the Connect2 online bookings and the Exam Paper repository are now as easy to find as OPAC and Findit.
- The number of links on the Glamlife homepage has reduced by one. We’ve been carefully managing the number of links on the homepage – but even so, we know it can sometimes seem a little crowded.
Finally, remember that, if you want to stay up-to-date with news from the Library and IT and Media teams, you can subscribe to their channels by personalising Glamlife.