Author: Richard Partridge

Richard Partridge is Head of User Experience for Library and Learning Services at De Montfort University

New and improved hot and cold water station in Kimberlin Library

Tweet Sometimes it’s little things that make a huge difference, and so it was when we introduced our boiling/cold water Zip tap in September 2016. From your feedback and its level of use we know that providing instant boiling water was a very popular enhancement to services in Kimberlin and a reason to #LoveDMU. Unfortunately, the Zip tap in its original format created issues  – it wasn’t tall enough for larger cold water containers and the soak away beneath it was not suitable for draining cups. The result of this was a lot of excess ... read more

First Floor – what’s going on?

Tweet   Users of Kimberlin Library can’t fail to have noticed that LLS staff have been beavering away moving books. A LOT of books. ALL of them in fact. Following an extensive stock review and ‘refresh’ exercise during the summer months, we have moved every single book in Kimberlin Library. That’s over a quarter of a million books. But why? We’re making space: space that we will be using to create additional study spaces for you. We’re currently working with the university’s Estates and Procurement ... read more

Understanding Office 365 with Microsoft experts

Tweet Understanding Office 365 with Microsoft experts – Kimberlin roadshow event Kimberlin Library hosted a visit from Microsoft on 24th October with a roadshow event to help students understand the features, functions and benefits of Office 365 with the aim of helping to drive adoption of Office 365 and how it can help DMU students succeed in their studies.   Office 365 offers 1TB storage to all students at DMU and the option to download Office on up to five PCs, Macs or mobile devices for FREE Students who spoke to Microsoft on the day were ... read more

Libraries Week 2017 – #IamLibraryDMU

Tweet Library and Learning Services provides a wide range of services and support to ensure your academic success at DMU. For Libraries Week (9th-14th October 2017) we’d like to introduce you to some of the names and faces behind the work of @LibraryDMU and to tell you a bit more about what they do. We’ll be adding colleagues to our #IamLibraryDMU page over the course of Libraries Week and we’ll also be sharing via our Twitter and Instagram feeds Say hello  – we’re here to support your success. read more