Psychology Library e-books drop-in sessions

The Psychology Department Library team are running a drop-in session next week for any questions you might have on using Psychology e-books.

Location: Student Common Room, 1st floor of the department (next door to the Library), Department of Pyschology
Dates: Wednesday 26th November
Times: drop in with your questions anytime 1-2 pm

ebook session November 2014

Having trouble accessing an e-book?

Got a question about searching the e-books collection?

Why not come along and speak to a member of the Department of Psychology’s Library team who will be joined by the ebooks@cambridge team.

If you simply want to know a bit more the team will also be happy to talk to you about e-books in general and why you should consider using them during your studies.


And, as if finding out about e-books wasn’t good enough already, coffee and doughnuts will be provided.

We look forward to meeting you at the session!

Image credit: ‘Coffee fresh donuts (2012), Hollywood. los Angeles.’ by Noelia Granados on Flickr –

History e-resources drop-in sessions

The Seeley Library team are running two drop-in sessions next week covering all things History e-resources…

Location: Seminar room 7, 2nd Floor, Faculty of History
Dates: Tuesday 18th & Thursday 20th November
Times: drop in with your questions anytime 1-2 pm


Not sure what are the most important resources for your paper? Want to find an article online but no idea how? Or having trouble accessing an e-book? If you have any questions about e-books, e-journals or any other e-resources bring them along to these informal and friendly drop-in sessions. If you simply want to know a bit more the team will also be happy to talk to you about e-resources in general and why you should consider using them during your studies.


Hands-on training on ebooks for Cambridge librarians

Faculty of Law building, Cambridge

The ebooks@cambridge Advisory Group are running 2 hands-on ebook sessions for Cambridge University and College librarians, which are taking place next week in the Freshfields IT Training Room in the Law Faculty on the Sidgwick Site.

Tuesday 23rd September, 10.30 – 12.30

Thursday 25th September, 2.30 – 4.30

Led by Catherine Reid, Jayne Kelly and Penelope Butler.

These hands-on sessions will include a presentation on the basics of how to search for and access titles from our ebooks collection, and also news of new services and developments. The second half of the session will offer a chance for attendees to have a go at finding and accessing ebooks themselves. There will be a workbook which attendees can take away if they wish. This is particularly suitable for library staff who are new to the University of Cambridge or those who want to refresh their knowledge of ebooks.

These hands-on sessions are each open to 20 people and places need to be booked via the Librarians In Training booking site. There are still a few spaces left particularly for the Thursday session.

ebooks@cambridge meeting for librarians 2014

Divinity School

Divinity School, St John’s College (across the road from the Porters Lodge)

Calling all Cambridge University & College librarians!

Save the date Monday 28th April 2014 as the ebooks Advisory Group are organising a meeting for you!

This event will be relevant for all librarians, whether you work in a Faculty, Department, College or the UL. We’ve got a great venue, an expert guest speaker lined up for you, and the ebooks team have been very busy in the last year so there is plenty to discuss.

Date: Monday 28th April

Time: tea, coffee & biscuits in the foyer from 10.30am for an 11am start

Venue: Divinity School, St John’s College (All Saint’s Passage entrance) – building no. 30 on this map of St John’s

Guest speaker: Andy Alferovs, President of Kortext

Come along to hear a short update from the ebooks@cambridge team, followed by a Q&A session which will give you the chance to ask us questions and give us feedback on how the ebooks service is working for you.

Andy will then talk about etextbooks and how their new business models are evolving within the higher education marketplace. He will discuss etextbook formats and interactivity and how they are used to provide personalised teaching and learning support in an increasing number of UK universities. What are the gains, the drawbacks and the costs? How could etextbooks work effectively for Faculties, Departments or Colleges in the University of Cambridge? How do academic libraries fit into this business model, or don’t we?

Kortext imageAndy previously worked as Vice President Sales for Coutts Ingrams before launching his new business venture Kortext in September 2012. Kortext is a ‘digital textbook platform providing content, access and purchasing solutions for academics, institutions, publishers, retailers and students.’

Could you please fill in this doodle poll by if you are intending to come to the meeting, this will give us a rough idea of numbers for teas & coffees, thank you.

Lecture theatre Divinity School

Main Lecture Theatre, Divinity School

Thank you to Janet Chow & St John’s College for providing the venue & refreshments.