Thursday, 16 November 2017

Taylor & Francis Online Scheduled Update

Please be advised that some features on Taylor & Francis Online will be unavailable on Monday 20th November, from 04:30 – 19:30 GMT. This is due to a scheduled update to the platform. You’ll still be able to search, browse and read articles, but you won’t be able to register, edit your account, or activate tokens or eprints during that period. 

Taylor & Francis apologises for any inconvenience this may cause, their developers will be working as quickly as possible to deploy the release. 



Friday, 10 November 2017

Downloading MyiLibrary E-books

In order to download MyiLibrary e-books you will need to have Adobe Digital Editions or BlueFire Reader installed on your personal device. Both are free to download from iTunes and Google Play. The steps are outlined below.



Wednesday, 27 September 2017

New developments

New for 2017/18

We would also like to take this opportunity to highlight enhancements to your Library Service. 

On the 27th of July we implemented a brand new Library Management System. This system is in collaboration with our partners at the University of Kent and Canterbury Christ Church University, to provide opportunities to deliver an improved service for all our users and streamline services at the Drill Hall Library where we provide a shared service.

The new system has brought improvements to the way you search for and borrow books. We are pleased to announce:

  • Borrowing limits have increased to 20 books instead of 16.
  • You will now be able to reserve 5 items from other campuses instead of 3.
  • Reservations for on-shelf items at home sites will no longer be possible. Library staff will be on hand to help you use the catalogue and locate the item on the shelf.
  • When the £20 block is reached, you will now be able to renew and reserve books - however, you will not be able to take out new loans until the fines go below £20.
  • Items out on loan will now automatically be renewed unless reserved by another borrower. This will dramatically cut your chances of receiving library fines.
  • A refreshed look for LibrarySearch.


Key developments in the Stockwell Street Library:

The Academic Skills team will now be based in 10_1006. Need help with anything from referencing to essay writing? Feel free to drop in.

We have invested in two new study pods, which can be found on the first and second floor of the library.



Key developments in the Avery Hill Library

The Silent Computer room and the Green room have both been refurbished.

There is now a designated room called the Boyd room for student workshops and 1 to1 sessions with academic skills staff and subject librarians.

If you have any questions please contact a member of the library team by emailing SWS-userservicesteam@gre.ac.uk or phone 020 8331 7788.

Kind Regards
Library Services

Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Important changes to your Library Service Update 250717

Dear Colleagues,

On the 27th of July the new Library Management System will go live.  This system is being introduced in collaboration with our partners at the University of Kent and Canterbury Christ Church University, to provide opportunities to deliver an improved service for all our users and streamline services at the Drill Hall Library where we provide a shared service.
This is a reminder that in preparation for the switchover you must:
  • Export your LibrarySearch e-shelf by the 26th July. This can be done by emailing it to yourself or importing it in to your preferred reference management software. Information on how to do this is available at libguides.gre.ac.uk/LibrarySearch.

We would also like to take this opportunity to highlight forthcoming enhancements to your Library Service.
  • Borrowing limits will increase to 20 books instead of 16.
  • You will be able to reserve 5 items from other campuses instead of 3.
  • Reservations for on-shelf items at home sites will no longer be possible. Library staff will be on hand to help you use the catalogue and locate the item on the shelf.
  • You will still be able to renew an item up to 50 times. 
  • When the £20 block is reached, you will now be able to renew and reserve books - however, you will not be able to take out new loans until the fines go below £20.

This is the first stage of implementing the new Library Management System; there are still more exciting enhancements to come. Keep an eye on your email and the Portal! We’ll keep you posted about key dates and developments.
If you have any questions please contact a member of the library team by emailing SWS-userservicesteam@gre.ac.uk or phone 020 8331 7788.

Kind Regards
Library Services

Friday, 14 July 2017

Important changes to your Library Service

Dear Colleagues,

On the 27th of July the new Library management system will go live.  We need to schedule some maintenance time to migrate from one system to the other.  During this period, some of our services will not be available.

Between the 14th and the 27th of July (inclusive):
  • You will not be able to place reservations.

Between the 21st and the 26th of July (inclusive):
  • Please borrow and return books from the staffed welcome desks and return to drop boxes outside core hours.  
  • Self-service kiosks will not be in operation during this period.

Between 23rd and the 26th of July (inclusive):
  • You will not be able to access your Library account.  However, the loan period has been extended so that books borrowed or renewed now will automatically have a return date of the 30th September.

Before the 26th July
  • Export your LibrarySearch e-shelf by emailing it to yourself or importing it in to your preferred reference management software. Information on how to do this is available at libguides.gre.ac.uk/LibrarySearch.

Why is the Library system changing?
This system is being introduced in collaboration with our partners at the University of Kent and Canterbury Christ Church University, to provide opportunities to deliver an improved service for all our users and streamline services at the Drill Hall Library where we provide a shared service.

If you have any questions please contact a member of the library team by emailing mglibstaff@greenwich.ac.uk or phone 020 8331 7788.

Kind Regards
Library Services

Friday, 7 July 2017

Stockwell Street Electrical Works Starting Monday 10th July 2017

Estates & Facilities Management needs to examine all the floor boxes throughout Stockwell Street including all floors in buildings 10 and 11. The work will start on Monday 10th July in the Library, on the second floor. The aim is to check half a floor each day.

Building users will find each area cordoned off with signage to indicate which areas are being examined. off 

We are not expecting the work to be noisy but there may be some disruption.

Users should be able to find sufficient PCs and study spaces in the building while the works are taking place.

Thank you for your co-operation.

Monday, 24 April 2017

Library Staff profiles

Have you ever wanted to find out more about the people who work at Avery Hill and Stockwell Street Library? Of course you have! We continue our weekly profiles of the various staff you may spot or speak to at our libraries. Find out what they do, both inside and outside of working at the University of Greenwich!

This week, we profile our First Line Support Assistant at Stockwell Street library, Richard Carpenter:

Richard Carpenter

HOW LONG HAVE YOU WORKED AT THE UNIVERSITY/LIBRARY?
About a year and a half.

HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR ROLE IN THE LIBRARY?
To put it simply, I work within the IT Teams at the university to provide support for students and staff, but my day-to-day work often involves working with many different teams across the university.

WHAT DO YOU ENJOY MOST ABOUT WORKING IN THE LIBRARY?
I love interacting with and helping members of the university community and any guests/visitors we get too. Every day is different!

WHICH BOOKS IN THE LIBRARY DO YOU FIND MOST INTERESTING?
Almost anything in the history section.

WHERE IS YOUR FAVOURITE PLACE IN GREENWICH/AT AVERY HILL OR IN ELTHAM TO HAVE LUNCH?
We are lucky in Greenwich to have so many excellent places to eat and I couldn’t pick a favourite place out of them all! In the summer, though, I love having lunch in Greenwich Park.

WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO DO OUTSIDE OF WORK?
I love watching and playing sports. I try to go cycling as often as I can.

FAVOURITE BOOK, MUSIC AND FILM?
I don’t necessarily have favourites but I grew up reading the Harry Potter books. I listen to any kind of music, really, and I’ve always loved Mrs Doubtfire!

WHERE IN THE WORLD WOULD YOU LIKE TO VISIT?
I’ve been to some amazing countries and places but still prominent on my list are: Barcelona, Berlin, New York, Washington DC, Mumbai, Sydney, Venice and Milan.

IF YOU COULD HAVE ANY SUPERHUMAN POWER, WHAT WOULD IT BE?
The ability to fly – it would make my journey in to work a lot quicker!

HAVE YOU VISITED THE CUTTY SARK, NATIONAL MARITIME MUSEUM, ROYAL OBSERVATORY AND QUEEN’S HOUSE?
I have visited them all apart from the Queen’s House, some many years before I started working at the university! I must go again, and I would encourage everyone to visit them whilst studying or working here!

Monday, 10 April 2017

Library Staff profile

Have you ever wanted to find out more about the people who work at Avery Hill and Stockwell Street Library? Of course you have! We continue our weekly profiles of the various staff you may spot or speak to at our libraries. Find out what they do, both inside and outside of working at the University of Greenwich!

This week, we profile one of our Student IT Support Assistants at both Avery Hill and Stockwell Street libraries, Andra Dafinescu:

Andra Dafinescu

HOW LONG HAVE YOU WORKED AT THE UNIVERSITY/LIBRARY?
I have been working at the library for about two months.

HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR ROLE IN THE LIBRARY?
My role is very intriguing! As I am based at both the Greenwich and Avery Hill campuses, I have the opportunity to work in different environments. It is mostly based on your customer service skills. Moreover, it helps you develop a sense of self-orientation, as you need to solve different enquiries in a rapid and efficient way.

WHAT DO YOU ENJOY MOST ABOUT WORKING IN THE LIBRARY?
Mostly I enjoy the fact that you do not work alone. I like being a team player and I am glad that I am part of such a good group. Also, I enjoy the challenges that this job has: you have to be able to solve a different range of issues.

WHICH BOOKS IN THE LIBRARY DO YOU FIND MOST INTERESTING?
The books related to economics, finance, banking and business (e.g. Freakconomics by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner).

WHERE IS YOUR FAVOURITE PLACE IN GREENWICH/AT AVERY HILL OR IN ELTHAM TO HAVE LUNCH?
The Clock Gate (next to Cutty Sark DLR Station). I believe that place is perfect for a student!

WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO DO OUTSIDE OF WORK?
I like to read all kinds of books (from history and geography to self-development and motivation).  Also, I enjoy visiting different places around the city (museums, parks, etc.), going to different events (such as exhibitions) and going to the gym.

FAVOURITE BOOK, MUSIC AND FILM?
Book: The Idiot by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Music: Eagles – Hotel California
Film: Interstellar (2014)

WHERE IN THE WORLD WOULD YOU LIKE TO VISIT?
First place I would like to go is Los Angeles!

IF YOU COULD HAVE ANY SUPERHUMAN POWER, WHAT WOULD IT BE?
The ability to control all of the four elements: earth, water, air and fire.

HAVE YOU VISITED THE CUTTY SARK, NATIONAL MARITIME MUSEUM, ROYAL OBSERVATORY AND QUEEN’S HOUSE?
Yes!

Monday, 3 April 2017

Library Staff profile

Have you ever wanted to find out more about the people who work at Avery Hill and Stockwell Street Library? Of course you have! We continue our weekly profiles of the various staff you may spot or speak to at our libraries. Find out what they do, both inside and outside of working at the University of Greenwich!

This week, we profile one of our Student IT Support Assistants at Stockwell Street Library, James Myers:

James Myers

HOW LONG HAVE YOU WORKED AT THE UNIVERSITY/LIBRARY?
I have worked at the university for a year and six months.

HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR ROLE IN THE LIBRARY?
My role is essentially the first point of contact for all students who need support with library IT services.

WHAT DO YOU ENJOY MOST ABOUT WORKING IN THE LIBRARY?
The most enjoyable part about working in the library is the helpful and friendly team of both full-time staff and like-minded part-time student workers like myself. Their open and enthusiastic personalities really make it a joy to work at the university.

WHICH BOOKS IN THE LIBRARY DO YOU FIND MOST INTERESTING?
I think the most interesting books in the library are the History books in the basement. Some of them date back many years, and so a lot can be learned from them.

WHERE IS YOUR FAVOURITE PLACE IN GREENWICH/AT AVERY HILL OR IN ELTHAM TO HAVE LUNCH?
My favourite place to have lunch in Greenwich is the Vietnamese restaurant called Saigon.

WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO DO OUTSIDE OF WORK?
Outside of work I like to go longboarding in Greenwich Park with friends, swim, go to the gym, watch Netflix or go out to one of the thousands of bars in London itself.

FAVOURITE BOOK, MUSIC AND FILM?
Favourite book (currently) – The 4-Hour Work Week: Escape the 9-5, Live Anywhere and Join the New Rich by Tim Ferriss
Favourite music – Half Moon Run
Favourite film – Star Wars (hard to pick an actual movie out of the saga!)

WHERE IN THE WORLD WOULD YOU LIKE TO VISIT?
I would love to visit lots of places, but I think that far-east Asia would be the most unique for me, so perhaps Thailand.

IF YOU COULD HAVE ANY SUPERHUMAN POWER, WHAT WOULD IT BE?
If I could have any superpower I would pick telekinesis as it is most similar to the Force in Star Wars, and that would be awesome!

HAVE YOU VISITED THE CUTTY SARK, NATIONAL MARITIME MUSEUM, ROYAL OBSERVATORY AND QUEEN’S HOUSE?
I have visited the National Maritime Museum and the Royal Observatory. I see the Cutty Sark every single day so that is definitely next on my list!

Monday, 27 March 2017

Library Staff profiles

Have you ever wanted to find out more about the people who work at Avery Hill and Stockwell Street Library? Of course you have! We continue our weekly profiles of the various staff you may spot or speak to at our libraries. Find out what they do, both inside and outside of working at the University of Greenwich!

This week, we profile one of our Student IT Support Assistants at Stockwell Street Library, Janni Ball:

Janni Ball

HOW LONG HAVE YOU WORKED AT THE UNIVERSITY/LIBRARY?
Since October 2016. 

HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR ROLE IN THE LIBRARY?
As a Student IT Support Assistant, I help students with some of the most common technical issues they might run across whilst doing their work. This consists of tasks such as connecting them to the wifi network, resetting their passwords; explaining how to use TurnItIn to submit their work; demonstrating the many ways they can search for library books and other resources online; assisting them with installing software on their personal devices; teaching them how to use the printers and plotters; and showing them how to find books on the shelves. We also monitor the group study rooms, tidying as needed and making sure the equipment is all in good working order. There are other tasks that we carry out on our shifts, but the aforementioned are the ones that come up the most on a daily basis. 

WHAT DO YOU ENJOY MOST ABOUT WORKING IN THE LIBRARY?
No two days are ever alike. I'm always meeting new people, learning new skills, and being presented with new challenges. Plus, I am surrounded by books! I'm studying English Literature, so for me it's like the mother ship has called me home!

WHICH BOOKS IN THE LIBRARY DO YOU FIND MOST INTERESTING?
I am a huge Shakespeare nerd, so anything in that genre, as well as most Early Modern Literature. I also have a newly-renewed passion for crime fiction/detective novels. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle has long been a favourite, and I've recently been introduced to some others on my course, such as Raymond Chandler (go and read The Lady in the Lake right now!).

WHERE IS YOUR FAVOURITE PLACE IN GREENWICH/AT AVERY HILL OR IN ELTHAM TO HAVE LUNCH?
I quite enjoy a yummy lemon chicken at Noodle Time in Greenwich when I can squeeze it into the weekly budget now and then. In nice weather, I prefer getting a takeaway from somewhere and just finding a nice spot in Greenwich Park to sit and enjoy being outdoors. 

WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO DO OUTSIDE OF WORK?
Outside of work and university?! It's been a long time since I've had a life outside of those two...! I am a theatre fan, so I enjoy seeing a good play from time to time. In winter months, I do a bit of knitting. I am into Marvel comics, and try to keep up with some of my favourite characters when I have the time. I enjoy drawing and colouring when time allows as well. Mostly, I just like to walk around London as much as I can and soak in as much atmosphere and history as possible. I have also been known to put on a chicken costume and strut around Greenwich for kicks. It's very freeing… 

FAVOURITE BOOK, MUSIC AND FILM?
That's like asking a parent to pick a favourite child! I can't pick just one of each. I'd have to say that one of my favourite books of all time is Guests of the Sheik by Elizabeth Warnock-Fernea. One of my favourite movies of all time is The Princess Bride. My favourite TV show is one that ran for five years in the USA called Chuck (it's no longer on Netflix, but you might find it on YouTube or Amazon) – it's hilariously wonderful! As for music, it depends on my mood – I'm quite eclectic. Anything from classic rock, to post rock, to indie, to 80's new wave, to classical. Just no country... and limited rap (unless it's old school like Run DMC). 

WHERE IN THE WORLD WOULD YOU LIKE TO VISIT?
In addition to someday seeing the rest of the UK (this deprived American girl has only been in London), I would like to travel to Iceland and see the Northern Lights!

IF YOU COULD HAVE ANY SUPERHUMAN POWER, WHAT WOULD IT BE?
I would like to have the superpower of healing. I would go around healing sick and injured people and animals. Would I get a cool cape for that, or would I just be one of those incognito superheroes doing good deeds on the down-lo? Hmmm...

HAVE YOU VISITED THE CUTTY SARK, NATIONAL MARITIME MUSEUM, ROYAL OBSERVATORY AND QUEEN’S HOUSE?
Sadly, I have only been to the National Maritime Museum. The Queen's House has been closed for much of the time I've been living here, having only recently reopened. I do want to see the other two, just have to find the time.

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Library Staff profiles

Have you ever wanted to find out more about the people who work at Avery Hill and Stockwell Street Library? Of course you have! We continue our weekly profiles of the various staff you may spot or speak to at our libraries. Find out what they do, both inside and outside of working at the University of Greenwich!

This week, we profile our two Graduate Interns, Alex Taliadoros and Crina Duchi, who are based at our Stockwell Street Library:

Alex Taliadoros

HOW LONG HAVE YOU WORKED AT THE UNIVERSITY/LIBRARY?
I have worked for the library for three months now. Time flies when you’re having fun!

HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR ROLE IN THE LIBRARY?
I am currently employed as a Video Producer under the Graduate Internship. My role is to create promotional videos to further promote the library and its amazing services.

WHAT DO YOU ENJOY MOST ABOUT WORKING IN THE LIBRARY?
I would say the most enjoyable thing about working in the library is the vast amount of information and resources available to me. For any topic or personal interest, there is always something to discover and explore.

WHICH BOOKS IN THE LIBRARY DO YOU FIND MOST INTERESTING?
For me I find the filmmaking and creative art books the most interesting as I am from a media related background. There are a variety of self-help filmmaking books which are great, but also a lot of books on current filmmakers who know how to create the best films in the business.

WHERE IS YOUR FAVOURITE PLACE IN GREENWICH/AT AVERY HILL OR IN ELTHAM TO HAVE LUNCH?
There are so many places to eat so it’s very hard to choose, but Gourmet Burger Kitchen and Byron do great burgers! In terms of locations to go and chill, I love Greenwich Park!

WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO DO OUTSIDE OF WORK?
I like to watch films at the cinema as much as possible. I am also a big football fan so try to watch as many Premier League games as possible in my free time.

FAVOURITE BOOK, MUSIC AND FILM?
Book – The Godfather by Mario Puzo
Music – Anything that makes me tap my feet
Film – A tie between The Godfather:Part II & Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back

WHERE IN THE WORLD WOULD YOU LIKE TO VISIT?
Anywhere in America as it’s so vast and every state is so different! Also parts of Italy!

IF YOU COULD HAVE ANY SUPERHUMAN POWER, WHAT WOULD IT BE?
Flying, for sure! I like the idea of getting out of difficult situations and moving freely in the skies.

HAVE YOU VISITED THE CUTTY SARK, NATIONAL MARITIME MUSEUM, ROYAL OBSERVATORY AND QUEEN’S HOUSE?
I have visited every attraction in Greenwich as I studied here as a student. I would definitely recommend the Royal Observatory – the views of London are stunning!


Crina Duchi

HOW LONG HAVE YOU WORKED AT THE UNIVERSITY/LIBRARY?
I have worked in the library for three months.

HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR ROLE IN THE LIBRARY?
As an intern, my main project was working on a promotional video for the library. I was involved in concept development, writing, planning, filming, and editing.

WHAT DO YOU ENJOY MOST ABOUT WORKING IN THE LIBRARY?
The people I am working with are very nice and there is a relaxed atmosphere despite having different tasks and deadlines. While working on the video project, it was great to have so much creative freedom.

WHICH BOOKS IN THE LIBRARY DO YOU FIND MOST INTERESTING?
I always gravitate around the film section of the library. I mostly choose books about cinematography.

WHERE IS YOUR FAVOURITE PLACE IN GREENWICH/AT AVERY HILL OR IN ELTHAM TO HAVE LUNCH?
If it’s sunny I usually go to Greenwich Park, by the Thames or Greenwich Market.

WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO DO OUTSIDE OF WORK?
I like to explore London and take photos, watch movies/TV series and go on bike rides.

FAVOURITE BOOK, MUSIC AND FILM?
Since it’s so hard to pick, I will choose recent favourites!

Book: The Spanish Ballad by Lion Feuchtwanger – sad but interesting insight in the mix of cultures and history of Spain.
Music: The Blacklist soundtrack – a TV series that I really liked and just caught up with.
Movie: Logan – the first movie that I saw at BFI Imax.

WHERE IN THE WORLD WOULD YOU LIKE TO VISIT?
As I travelled quite a bit around Europe, I would love to visit other continents now. Top choices are Australia, Asia (Japan) and South America.

IF YOU COULD HAVE ANY SUPERHUMAN POWER, WHAT WOULD IT BE?
Being able to fly would be amazing! Can’t do that so I would be happy to try sky diving and flyboarding instead.

HAVE YOU VISITED THE CUTTY SARK, NATIONAL MARITIME MUSEUM, ROYAL OBSERVATORY AND QUEEN’S HOUSE?
I haven’t been inside Cutty Sark yet, but I have visited the rest several times. My favourite is the Royal Observatory.

Thursday, 9 March 2017

New HS Talks Business & Management Video Releases

These are the new releases in the Business & Management collection by HS Talks. Access is via the Online databases and academic journals link in the Search the Library portlet on the My Learning/Learning Support page in the portal.


What makes for a great team?Prof. J. Richard Hackman – Department of Psychology, Harvard University, USA










Risk management and big dataMr. Scott Baldwin – eBay, USA










AmorePacific and the magic of Korean beautyMr. Martin Roll – Venture Republic, Singapore

Tuesday, 7 March 2017

HS Talks Business & Management New Series Analsying Financial Statements

These are the new releases in the Business & Management collection by HS Talks. Access is via the Online databases and academic journals link in the Search the Library portlet on the My Learning/Learning Support page in the portal.


Introduction to financial reportingDr. David Bond – UTS Business School, Australia










Recording accounting entriesDr. David Bond – UTS Business School, Australia










Cash vs. accrual accountingDr. David Bond – UTS Business School, Australia










InventoryDr. David Bond – UTS Business School, Australia

Monday, 6 March 2017

New HS Talks Business & Management Video Releases

These are the new releases in the Business & Management collection by HS Talks. Access is via the Online databases and academic journals link in the Search the Library portlet on the My Learning/Learning Support page in the portal.



Leadership teamsDr. Ruth Wageman – Harvard University, USA









How families took control of change: Jamie Oliver’s school dinnersMr. Anthony Greenfield – Consultant, Resolve, UK








How Kelon and Haier innovated to attract the local Chinese marketDr. Xiaobai Shen – Edinburgh Business School, UK

Monday, 16 January 2017

Library Staff profiles

Have you ever wanted to find out more about the people who work at Avery Hill and Stockwell Street Library? Of course you have! We continue our weekly profiles of the various staff you may spot or speak to at our libraries. Find out what they do, both inside and outside of working at the University of Greenwich!

This week, we profile the Academic Services Librarian for Law and Criminology, Literature, Language and Theatre at the Stockwell Street Library, Rachael Hartiss:

Rachael Hartiss

HOW LONG HAVE YOU WORKED AT THE UNIVERSITY/LIBRARY?
I’ve just reached my 16-year anniversary.

HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR ROLE IN THE LIBRARY?
I am the librarian who supports the Department of Law and Criminology, and the Department of Literature, Language and Theatre. My job is predominately to make sure the resources needed are in place, to help the students use those resources and develop their research and information skills. I also liaise with staff and students in the departments I support, to make sure they are aware of developments in our library services and gather feedback to help improve things.

WHAT DO YOU ENJOY MOST ABOUT WORKING IN THE LIBRARY?
I like the variety of the job – no two days are the same! The thing I probably enjoy the most is helping people.

WHICH BOOKS IN THE LIBRARY DO YOU FIND MOST INTERESTING?
Books on child development.

WHERE IS YOUR FAVOURITE PLACE IN GREENWICH TO EAT/HAVE LUNCH?
I have too many lunches at my desk, but I love the sushi from the market!

WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO DO OUTSIDE OF WORK?
Spend time with my little boy. He’s just the best!

FAVOURITE BOOK, MUSIC AND FILM?
Book: The Quiet American by Graham Greene
Music: Dance music with a good vocal
Film: Despicable Me – this is not really my favourite, but it’s all I get to watch (I have a 3-year-old!)

WHERE IN THE WORLD WOULD YOU LIKE TO VISIT?
My last holiday was in Bognor, so anywhere with a bit of sun would be good!

IF YOU COULD HAVE ANY SUPERHUMAN POWER, WHAT WOULD IT BE?
Don’t think it counts as a superhuman power, but time travel would be a good thing to be able to do!

HAVE YOU VISITED THE CUTTY SARK, NATIONAL MARITIME MUSEUM, ROYAL OBSERVATORY AND QUEEN’S HOUSE?
Yes, to the Cutty Sark (pre-fire), National Maritime Museum and the Royal Observatory. The Queen’s House – not that I can recall, although I may have gone on a school trip there once!

Wednesday, 11 January 2017

New HS Talks Business & Management Video Releases

These are the new releases in the Business & Management collection by HS Talks. Access is via the Online databases and academic journals link in the Search the Library portlet on the My Learning/Learning Support page in the portal.


How Tesco used its clubcard programme to revive its brand and become a market leader Prof. Merlin Stone – Director, WCL and Professor of Marketing, Bristol Business School, UK




Traditional theories of capital structure: trade-off versus pecking order Prof. Vidhan K. Goyal – Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, HK




How Dell reformed its supply chain technology to reduce risk Prof. Jérémie Gallien – London Business School, UK





Market segmentation - a fundamental concept of marketingProf. Malcolm McDonald – Emeritus Professor, Cranfield School of Management, UK

Friday, 6 January 2017

New HS Talks Business & Management Video Releases

These are the new releases in the Business & Management collection by HS Talks. Access is via the Online databases and academic journals link in the Search the Library portlet on the My Learning/Learning Support page in the portal.

The mixed effect of incentives and the role of experience and regret Prof. Ido Erev – Warwick Business School, UK, and Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Israel




How top level recruitment really happens Mr. Anthony Vardy – Westbury Granville Associates Ltd., UK





Tata Motors’ acquisition of Jaguar Land Rover Dr. Deepraj Mukherjee – Kent State University, USA





Consumer behavior: why we buy Prof. Michael R. Solomon – Haub School of Business, Saint Joseph's University, Philadelphia, USA