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Friday, 14 August, 2020 - 16:07
Library Services and OpenLearn have revised and refreshed the Badged Open Course (BOC), Digital skills: Succeeding in a digital world.
Monday, 6 July, 2020 - 14:28
Update 7th July 2020: this has now been resolved and all links are now working.
We are aware of an issue currently affecting links to resources from Library Search.
Friday, 19 June, 2020 - 09:23
The library has a wealth of online resources for exploring LGBT+ history and we've picked out a few to share with you. OU login required.
Thursday, 28 May, 2020 - 09:55
Librarians are always concerned with citing the best sources and in times where info overload is a concern, knowing where to go for reliable information is important. We have created short, accessible videos to help point people in the right direction.
Tuesday, 12 May, 2020 - 08:20
The library has just licensed State Papers Online a collection of original manuscripts of government from Henry VIII to the death of Queen Anne. Widely regarded as the single most important research resource in this area
Wednesday, 22 April, 2020 - 15:39
We want to learn more about who uses our website, why they use our website and what their experience of it is. This is part of a project to help people find what they need more easily by improving the organization and labelling of the website.
Monday, 20 April, 2020 - 18:22
The OU Library is always trying to improve the results you can find in Library Search. To this end we have been working with Ex Libris (the company that provides Library Search) to give you an improved service.
Wednesday, 15 April, 2020 - 10:12
Update from Openathens: [Apr 15, 10:27 BST] All services are now functioning but we will continue to closely monitor to ensure no further issues occur.
Friday, 3 April, 2020 - 10:08
Protective wear items, including aprons and gloves, have been donated to the NHS to help protect staff treating patients in and around Milton Keynes during the current pandemic.
Thursday, 2 April, 2020 - 14:55
You might have become aware that in response to the coronavirus pandemic, many publishers have temporarily enabled access to more of their content.
Monday, 16 March, 2020 - 14:22
Due to Covid-19 (Coronavirus), Library services are experiencing some temporary changes to services.
Tuesday, 21 January, 2020 - 13:17
Congratulations to Alison Brock, E-Content Adviser in Library Services, who just published a fresh look at measuring the impact of Library resources. Her case study, Developing a reusable methodology to conduct a review of library resources, was published in the open access and peer reviewed journal UKSG Insights.
Monday, 21 October, 2019 - 14:16
For this autumn's Student Shadow visit we welcomed two students. Mark and Amy got to meet many Library staff throughout the day, participate in meetings as well as takeover our social media accounts.
Monday, 23 September, 2019 - 10:07
The Open University Library does not send emails about expired accounts or asking you to reactivate your library account. Hackers have been sending phishing messages claiming to be from university libraries asking useres to reactivate their account.
Wednesday, 19 June, 2019 - 11:29
Use databases, parliamentary debates, dictionaries and newspapers to find out more about the law relating to same sex relationships.
Thursday, 6 June, 2019 - 09:31
Work will comenence on 10 June to increase collaborative working and private study spaces; and redesign the ground floor.
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