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Llandaff and Howard Gardens Learning Centres to merge

Howard Gardens library

Howard Gardens library

 Llandaff Learning Centre

Llandaff Library





With the shiny new Art and Design block nearly complete, library staff have been preparing for their bit in the big move.  This summer the entire Art & Design library at Howard Gardens: slides, art & design books, journals and DVDs, will be transported to Llandaff Learning Centre.

We have been busy measuring shelves and planning how to integrate the two libraries without reducing your learning spaces.  We are looking at the collection and ordering new items, making sure there is plenty of relevant study material available for you to use, both electronically and in print.

We will regularly post about our moving experiences [bad pun alert] here.   But if you have any concerns then contact us as soon as possible.

Library service should remain unaffected until early June, but we will update you of any developments.   During the summer move, loan periods will be extended and we will increase the number of items you can borrow to minimise disruptions to the service.

To find more about your Cardiff Metropolitan library, visit our website or follow us on Twitter at @cardiffmetlearn


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Free trial of leading fashion and design trend analysis site

Retailers and businesses spend thousands on WGSN to keep connected with the latest trends and designers.  And now for a very limited period of time, you can access this huge range of up-to-date, cutting edge information – for free.  

WGSN (Worth Global Style Network) is the leading online trend-analysis and research service providing creative and business intelligence for the apparel, style, design and retail industries. 

If you are interested in design and want to know more about trend forecasting and analysis, then we recommend you look at WGSN.  

If you are interested, please contact electronicservices@cardiffmet.ac.uk for more details.

Until then, have a look at some designers of the future as tipped by WGSN –  http://wgsn.tumblr.com/tagged/future+talent

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Get new books for your library

Miss spending money after the excesses of Christmas?  Then why not spend on behalf of the library as the book ordering season gets under way.

Ensure your course has the most up-to-date and relevant collection of books by the next academic year.  You can find material by reading up reviews or blurbs in journals, newspapers, publishers’ catalogues & websites.  Facebook, Twitter, or even good old-fashioned word of mouth, are excellent ways of finding out what’s out there.

Llandaff CSAD can email the details to Catherine Drake or Gina Reese if based at Howard Gardens.  Or fill in a book order form and return it to your nearest library helpdesk.  To help us order quickly and efficiently, please provide title, author, cost and if possible, the ISBN.   And don’t forget to let us know how many copies of each book you want.

If the money does not get spent by the deadline in April, then never fear.    Our team of experts at CSAD libraries will spend it for you.

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