Wednesday, 14 December 2011

Christmas & New Year holidays.

Just a reminder to all users that the LRC Open Access area will be fully available over the Christmas and New Year holidays, 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. (But it is advisable to ring the University on 0131 474 0000 just to check that the building is accessible before travelling.)

The LRC will operate as normal up to and including Wednesday 21st December. On Thursday 22nd December we will be staffed until 19:00 (7pm) and on Friday 23rd until 17:00 (5pm). We will resume normal staffed hours on Thursday 5th January 2012.

Please remember that off-campus access to all electronic resources is available through the Remote Desktop service. Check the Library Services website - - for details.

And finally, please remember to renew your loans! If you renew 21-day loans now they will be issued until January; 7-day loans can be renewed into January from Saturday 17th December (provided they are not required by other readers).

All best wishes for the festive season.

LRC Staff

Monday, 12 December 2011

Catering & Retail Services Promotion - Prize Draw Winner

Bernie Quinn is QMU’s PayPal User Prize Draw Winner for November. Bernie a Lecturer in International Hospitality & Tourism Management was thrilled to win the Mountain Bike (Prize kindly donated by Coca Cola).

Bernie said “Can’t believe I won this fantastic prize; as a keen cycling family it’ll get some serious good use! I do actually use PayPal all the time to top up my QMU cashless card so it’s nice to get this back as a bonus”.

Congratulations Bernie!

Make sure you are in with a chance to Win December’s Prize by topping up your Smartcard online. It is a great way to beat the queues at the AVM machines.

Students and staff who top up their Smartcards online in December will automatically be entered into December’s prize draw. All you have to do is top up your Smartcard online using PayPal A winner will be randomly selected from our system on the last day of the month. The lucky winner will be notified early in January.

As always, the prize draw is open to all PayPal users on campus.

For your convenience there is a dedicated Thin Client terminal located on level 0 next to the Santander pod for the purpose of logging on to your PayPal account or you can top up at any terminal on campus.

Wednesday, 7 December 2011


The fantastic Irish-based MyRI (My Research Impact) project tutorials on bibliometrics have been adapted for Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh.

The QMU version is available here.