Friday, 4 June 2010

Robertson Library move to JCM Building

Roberston Library closes this evening at 5pm and will be closed for two weeks whilst stock is moved to space in the JCM Building.

More information, including about services at this time at:

JISC Legal Monthly - June

Legal Guidance for ICT Use in Education and Research, at:
choose the pdf option if you don't want to register.

Contents include and has more on:

In the Queen's speech, the Freedom Bill is described as a new piece of legislation to return freedoms to the general public and repeal previous complex and unnecessary laws...These significant recommended changes will be of direct relevance to FE and HE institutions.

A dispute over copyright has arisen between a professor and his former employer, Newcastle University...staff working in HE and FE to check the copyright policy in their institutions and, when negotiating copyright ownership, to ensure the agreed terms are clear and contained in their written contract of employment.

The Digital Economy Act 2010 was given royal assent late on Thursday, 8 April 2010...The latest version sees file-sharers accused of infringing copyright having their internet connections suspended, through ‘blocking injunctions’ without the opportunity to be heard before a court...consequences for internet providers including universities, colleges and libraries...another amendment...relating to ‘orphaned works’, where the copyright owner cannot be legitimately traced, has been dropped completely.

LeAP Summer Workshop on Problem Based Learning

"Experiencing PBL",
12th -14th July 2010,
University of Leicester

The Physics Innovations Centre for Excellence (piCETL) would like to invite you to the eighth annual problem-based learning Summer Workshop which is suitable for anyone engaged or thinking of becoming engaged in PBL.

Closing date for registrations is 20th June 2010

Please see the web site at:

Maths and Stats in Higher Education over the next 10 years

CETL-MSOR Conference 2010 -
Continuing Excellence in Teaching and Learning 2020 Vision: Maths and Stats in Higher Education over the next 10 years,
6-7th September,
University of Birmingham

To promote, explore and disseminate effective practice and research findings in Mathematics and Statistics teaching, learning, support and assessment.

Abstracts for all types of submissions by Friday 4th June 2010 using the online form at:

Outreach in Collaboration III: The CELS Celebration event

8th July 2010,
Nottingham Trent University

Learn more about how to develop and deliver high quality Outreach Science, Technology Engineering or Mathematics activities with schools and colleges.

More details at:

Physics Higher Education Conference (PHEC)

9th – 10th September 2010,
University of Strathclyde
Deadline for abstract submission – 25th June

More information at: