News http://www.manchester.ac.uk/library/news/ Latest news from The University of Manchester Library http://www.manchester.ac.uk/library/_assets/_images/UoM_Logo-tab-b.gif http://www.manchester.ac.uk/library/ Help us test a new service and maybe win £50! http://www.manchester.ac.uk/library/aboutus/news/name-324465-en.htm Until Friday, 8 August, we’re running a pilot of our new Book a space area on Blue 1 in the Main Library. We need your help to test it, and we’re offering 4 prizes of £50 in Amazon vouchers in return. University Librarian receives honorary degree from the University of Leicester http://www.manchester.ac.uk/library/aboutus/news/name-324270-en.htm Jan Wilkinson, the University Librarian and Director of The John Rylands Library, has received an honorary degree from the University of Leicester for her services to HE Librarianship and Information Science From Manchester to Melbourne: the Gutenberg Bible on the move http://www.manchester.ac.uk/library/aboutus/news/name-323474-en.htm The University of Manchester is excited to announce that our copy of the magnificent Gutenberg Bible will be on display for a limited time at the University of Melbourne as part of Melbourne Rare Book Week and the Cultural Treasures Festival. Summer disruption in Library sites http://www.manchester.ac.uk/library/aboutus/news/name-323508-en.htm Some disruption will affect Library sites as we undertake works to improve our self-issue technology. Manchester’s University Challenge hopefuls in new documentary http://www.manchester.ac.uk/library/aboutus/news/name-322202-en.htm University of Manchester students and the Libray's own Stephen Pearson will feature in a new two-part documentary about the selection process for the forthcoming series of University Challenge Blackboard Catalyst Award for My Learning Essentials http://www.manchester.ac.uk/library/aboutus/news/name-306591-en.htm The University of Manchester Library has won the Innovative Blended Learning category of the 2014 Blackboard Catalyst Awards Dazzling Renaissance discoveries displayed http://www.manchester.ac.uk/library/aboutus/news/name-306561-en.htm Eight examples from a remarkable ‘visual encyclopaedia’ of Renaissance prints, lying undiscovered in the archives of The University of Manchester’s John Rylands Library for 108 years, have gone on show. Library Search upgrade http://www.manchester.ac.uk/library/aboutus/news/name-304238-en.htm A new version of Library Search will go live on Tuesday, 6 May with significant changes including an improved look and feel, and a new 'Library catalogue only' search option. Innovative suite of interactive e-learning resources now freely available http://www.manchester.ac.uk/library/aboutus/news/name-299904-en.htm The Library’s own My Learning Essentials skills development programme has now made its online resources suite available to download freely under a Creative Commons licence. University Challenge: Champion of Champions http://www.manchester.ac.uk/library/aboutus/news/name-299799-en.htm Saturday April 19: 9.30pm BBC2 Guardian University Award for the University of Manchester Library http://www.manchester.ac.uk/library/aboutus/news/name-287464-en.htm The University of Manchester Library has won the Facilities Project category in the 2014 Guardian University Awards for its innovative and highly collaborative project, The Alan Gilbert Learning Commons. Library team helps preserve Oldham's Book of Remembrance http://www.manchester.ac.uk/library/aboutus/news/name-266231-en.htm The Centre of Heritage Imaging and Collection Care (CHICC), based at The John Rylands Library, has helped save Oldham's Book of Remembrance ahead of this Sunday's Remembrance Service. Lift refurbishment completed http://www.manchester.ac.uk/library/aboutus/news/name-240756-en.htm The newly installed passenger lift servicing Purple and Orange in the Main Library has now been completed Document Supply collections http://www.manchester.ac.uk/library/aboutus/news/name-237020-en.htm From 22nd July all Document Supply material is to be collected from Purple Ground, Main Library. Important changes http://www.manchester.ac.uk/library/aboutus/news/name-233714-en.htm We're introducing some important changes on 23 July which will affect all customers. Temporary closure of the Art and Archaeology Library http://www.manchester.ac.uk/library/aboutus/news/name-235484-en.htm The Art and Archaeology Site Library will close on Tuesday 16th and Wednesday 17th July for essential upgrade work to the space. Rare manuscript by Italian master found http://www.manchester.ac.uk/library/aboutus/news/name-234473-en.htm A University of Manchester academic has discovered an important and previously unknown manuscript by one of the medieval period’s greatest thinkers, who was born 700 years ago this year. University marks 700th birthday of medieval genius and erotic story teller http://www.manchester.ac.uk/library/aboutus/news/name-233926-en.htm Academics at The University of Manchester and Bristol are marking the 700th birthday of one of the medieval world's greatest writers, credited with establishing the European storytelling traditions we know today Medieval book to go on display for first time http://www.manchester.ac.uk/library/aboutus/news/name-233081-en.htm A rare medieval manuscript with one of the world’s oldest known depictions of the brain is on loan from The John Rylands Library for a forthcoming exhibition at MOSI A Day of Celebrations for the Alan Gilbert Learning Commons http://www.manchester.ac.uk/library/aboutus/news/name-230767-en.htm The Alan Gilbert Learning Commons has been officially opened and named at a day of celebrations Library awarded contract to digitise Cardinal Newman's archive http://www.manchester.ac.uk/library/aboutus/news/name-227356-en.htm The Library’s Centre for Heritage Imaging and Collection Care (CHICC) has been awarded the contract to digitise the vast archive of Cardinal John Henry Newman. Do you use #socialmedia for studies? http://www.manchester.ac.uk/library/aboutus/news/name-225675-en.htm Fancy providing a case study and being rewarded for featuring in a video? Shopping trolleys? But it's a library! http://www.manchester.ac.uk/library/aboutus/news/name-225156-en.htm We've started putting your innovation ideas into practice already! Librarian Stephen Pearson coaches University Challenge team to fourth win http://www.manchester.ac.uk/library/aboutus/news/name-224383-en.htm Manchester retained its University Challenge title last night. It is the fourth victory for The University of Manchester in just eight years and librarian Stephen Pearson is the team coach. Manchester's Fab Four win University Challenge http://www.manchester.ac.uk/library/aboutus/news/name-224364-en.htm Manchester retained its University Challenge title last night, beating University College, London 190 – 140 in the televised final John Rylands Library on top tourism list http://www.manchester.ac.uk/library/aboutus/news/name-223737-en.htm The University of Manchester’s John Rylands Library has made it onto a list of Great British landmarks, published by Visit England. Letters of "Hark the Herald" composer, Charles Wesley, published http://www.manchester.ac.uk/library/aboutus/news/name-223717-en.htm The private letters of the composer of some of the world's most popular hymns have been published, revealing a rare glimpse into the birth of Methodism. Director of John Rylands Research Institute appointed http://www.manchester.ac.uk/library/aboutus/news/name-222377-en.htm Professor Peter Pormann, School of Arts, Languages and Cultures, has been appointed founding Director of the John Rylands Research Institute Rylands copy of the Gutenberg Bible available on iTunes http://www.manchester.ac.uk/library/aboutus/news/name-212268-en.htm The John Rylands Library copy of the Gutenberg Bible, the first book to be printed with movable type, is now available on iTunes. Letter and envelope together again after 165 years http://www.manchester.ac.uk/library/aboutus/news/name-209387-en.htm A 165-year-old envelope addressed to one of the Victorian era's greatest writers has been reunited with its letter, unexpectedly discovered by an American academic. William Blake discovery goes on show http://www.manchester.ac.uk/library/aboutus/news/name-202953-en.htm A previously uncatalogued masterpiece by one of Britain’s greatest artists is to go on display for the first time at The University of Manchester’s John Rylands Library. Down your way: historic maps http://www.manchester.ac.uk/library/aboutus/news/name-197540-en.htm Down your way: two centuries of Manchester's maps go online Main Library closed on Sunday, 16 December http://www.manchester.ac.uk/library/aboutus/news/name-197376-en.htm The Main Library will be closed on Sunday, 16 December for essential work to the fire sounder system. The John Rylands Library scoops top title at Manchester Tourism Awards http://www.manchester.ac.uk/library/aboutus/news/name-191937-en.htm The University of Manchester's iconic John Rylands Library has been made Manchester's 'Large Visitor Attraction of the Year' at the city's annual tourism awards. Main Library open 24/7 http://www.manchester.ac.uk/library/aboutus/news/name-191451-en.htm The Main Library is open 24 hours a day until further notice. Library awarded Customer Service Excellence certification http://www.manchester.ac.uk/library/aboutus/news/name-186504-en.htm The Library has recently been awarded certification against the Customer Service Excellence Standard (CSE). iManchester App http://www.manchester.ac.uk/library/aboutus/news/name-186654-en.htm iManchester App - Stay connected with The University of Manchester wherever you are. Award for Augmented Reality project http://www.manchester.ac.uk/library/aboutus/news/name-186442-en.htm A team from The University of Manchester, including specialist Library staff, has been awarded the joint runner up prize for the Association for Learning Technologists "Learning Technology of the Year" team award. New Pull Printing system at the Library http://www.manchester.ac.uk/library/aboutus/news/name-186028-en.htm New Pull Printing system becomes available in the Library from Wednesday, 5 September. New Library service goes live http://www.manchester.ac.uk/library/aboutus/news/name-180236-en.htm Secure Charging Station for all your mobile devices Library acquires important Holman Hunt letters http://www.manchester.ac.uk/library/aboutus/news/name-179932-en.htm The Library has purchased an important set of six letters by Pre-Raphaelite artist William Holman Hunt (1827-1910). Stopford Library summer closure http://www.manchester.ac.uk/library/aboutus/news/name-175472-en.htm Stopford Library closes for refurbishment Digital Haggadah now available on iTunes http://www.manchester.ac.uk/library/aboutus/news/name-174695-en.htm Digital Passover treasure launched Remote access to electronic resources for alumni http://www.manchester.ac.uk/library/aboutus/news/name-174228-en.htm The Library and the Alumni Office are piloting a new scheme to bring remote access to JSTOR for Alumni for the first time.