winner of the prize draw which was organised to accompany
the 2000 user survey is Victoria Radcliffe, a second
year undergraduate in the French
Victoria, who is a regular user of the Main Library,
said she would use the £100 of book tokens to buy a
mixture of texts for her dissertation next year as well
as some fiction for light relief.
Radcliffe, winner of the survey prize draw, being presented
with her prize by Dr Paul Ayris; the Director of Library
Services are pleased to announce the installation of new,
digital, black and white photocopiers in the following libraries:
of Archaeology Library
Free Hospital Medical Library
addition, both the Main and Science Libraries are to have
a colour photocopier and one photocopier in each library will
have a tray dedicated to copying onto transparencies.
response to overwhelming demand from readers, the Library
is also reducing the cost of copying. An A4 black and white
photocopy is being reduced from 6.6p to 5p and A3 from 13.2p
photocopying prices are as follows:
A4 on acetate - 25p.
A4 - 70p
A3 - £1.40
and white, A4 on the colour photocopiers - 20p.
and white, A3 on the colour photocopiers - 40p
Library is also replacing the present disposable photocopy
cards with rechargeable, non-contact, smart-cards that can
be used in the College Copyshop. These cards, which are extremely
durable, will have an initial cost of £5 which includes 50
pence worth of photocopies, after which the reader can add
any value they wish to the card. Any points remaining on the
old style copycards can be transferred to the new cards. A
dedicated desk will be set up for this purpose, in the Science
Library. Special arrangements will be made for day visitors
to borrow cards based on a refundable deposit.
14 August 2000, the Library of the School of Slavonic and
East European Studies installed a new, state-of-the-art access
control system. The system is funded by a special grant awarded
to the Library under the Research Support Libraries Programme.
For the first time, it has enabled the Library to keep accurate
statistics of the level of use by academics and other visitors
from outside the School. It has also done a great deal to
improve security for library users and library staff.
new service point has been set up at the end of the Issue
Desk to deal with all membership enquiries. It provides a
clear first point of contact for all new visitors to the Library
and has streamlined the process of new registrations at the
beginning of term. The system has been well-received by Library
users, especially for its hi-tech appearance and ease of use.
Sunday 18 February, the Main and Science Libraries will be
open on Sundays for reading only (no Issue Desk services)
from 11:00 to 17:00. Readers must have a UCL ID or approved
library ticket. The libraries will not be open on Easter Sunday
(15 April), but otherwise Sunday opening will continue until
Sunday 3 June.
List of Serials
Union List of Serials for the University of London is being
relaunched with a web interface early in 2001, replacing the
telnet service which has been in operation for more than ten
years. The ULS currently offers a single catalogue for periodical
holdings in all the libraries of the University - and in the
University of Westminster.
new catalogue will be found at: