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THE have an article on Glamorgan’s incoming vice-chancellor Julie Lydon. In 2010, she will replace David Halton as vice-chancellor of the University of Glamorgan, becoming the first female vice-chancellor in Wales in the process. In the new year she is …

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Many libraries in Wales run innovative activities, often with limited resources. These awards aim to celebrate the valuable work that library staff undertake to bring library services to new audiences and to develop new activities for existing users. The awards …

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As of 1 January 2010 a new online newspaper service is available for all Welsh public, HE and FE and health libraries, the Welsh Assembly Government and the National Library of Wales. Designed specifically for libraries in Wales, this new …

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The Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS) has announced a new £44m high-performance computing (HPC) institute for Wales. Called HPC Wales, the project will be co-funded with £10m from BIS’s strategic investment fund (SIF), which was bumped up by …

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First Minister Carwyn Jones has announced his new Cabinet within hours of being sworn in to his new role. Two new Ministers join the Cabinet – former Chief Whip Carl Sargeant becomes Minister for Social Justice and Local Government while …

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All our good wishes go to Dr. Andrew Prescott (pictured left), currently Manager of Library Services at University of Wales Lampeter. Andrew has been appointed to the post of Director of Research at the Humanities Advanced Technology and Information Institute …

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The National Library of Wales has made a short film clip about the new North Reading Room: http://www.llgc.org.uk/index.php?id=4037 Don’t forget that their online services and databases are available to HE staff and students anywhere in Wales, and you can register …

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The National Librarian (and Chair of WHELF), Andrew Green, was among those honoured by the Gorsedd of Bards at the National Eisteddfod. He was honoured with the white bardic robes, the highest honour bestowed, for his contribution to the nation, …

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Actress and writer Ruth Jones is taking on a new role to promote and act as a spokesperson for Welsh libraries. During 2009/10, Ruth will be attending events, taking part in media interviews and commenting on media stories about libraries …

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Congratulations to Cathie Jackson, Senior Consultant – Information Literacy in Information Services at Cardiff University, who has been awarded a  prize for Excellence in Teaching by the HEA Subject Centre for Information and Computer Science. This is Cathie’s second award – …

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