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Dr Who cdOn Sunday 4 August the BBC announced Peter Capaldi will replace Matt Smith as Dr Who.  Peter will be come the twelfth Dr Who.

Here at Hillcroft’s Learning Resources Centre we have not only books on Dr Who but also audio CDs of Dr Who episodes from the past. These include previous Doctors; Jon Pertwee, Christopher Ecclestone, Tom Baker and  David Tennant.

Take a look at what we have through this catalogue search.

Find out more about Peter Capaldi and look at previous episodes on BBC One’s Doctor Who page

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Book shelves and journalsOver the next two weeks we have students in for our Start Your Own Enterprise course. As part of the induction the LRC team gave a session on using the new Dawsonera ebook platform. We demonstrated how you can download a PDF of an ebook then use Read Write Gold to have the text of the ebook read back to you. Great for dyslexics and  for reinforcing what you’ve learnt as well as bed time reading. Our students and staff can access our ebooks through OpenAthens. Here’s a selection of the business ebooks we have.

On Thursday we did a session on business websites. We’ve put  these so students can get to them easily on the Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC). The list includes gateway sites for setting up a business from scratch, sites to help with funding your business, online business magazines and libraries like the City Business Library and British Library Intellectual Property (IP) Centre which provide free seminars and access to market research and databases. Today we’ve added a number of women’s business networks to the list too.

Using the catalogue display

Like all college Learning Resource Centres (LRCs) we produce displays to promote use of our services and to raise our students’ awareness of cultural events.

Our current display is promoting our Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC) as the gateway to all of our resources.

Why is the OPAC a gateway? Because we add to it not just books, CDs and DVDs but also online reports and websites. Because it’s what the LRC staff choose then it closely matches what our learners need for their course work. Whereas if you start from an Internet search you’ll be inundated with material to the extent that you need fine-tuned search skills and a strategy to narrow down your search.

By selecting the material and adding it to the OPAC the LRC staff save our students and staff time. And the OPAC is available 24/7 on and offsite so you can search any time and any place.


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