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04-11-2020
[+] THE LIBRARY IS CLOSED under the measures for coronavirus
We would like to inform you that as part of the measures to prevent the transmission of coronavirus, the Library, as a gathering place for individuals, will remain closed to the public.
 
Library return dates are moved accordingly.
 
All Library electronic resources are normally accessible remotely, for all University of Crete members who are connected to the Internet via the Institution's VPN network.
02-10-2020
[+] Library re-opening on 05/10/2020

Since 5th of October 2020 the University Library continues to serve only for borrowing material (by appointment) and returning material  the members of the Institution.

OPENING HOURS:

The opening hours for borrowing and returning material are 09.00 – 17.00, from Monday to Friday, 09.00 – 15.00, on Saturday.

 SPECIAL FUNCTION CONDITIONS:

The Library will serve all the members of the academic community.

The users are not  permitted  to stay in the Library building ( the studying areas and all the service points will remain closed for the Library public) apart from the Library reception, showing necessarily their university identity card (or university verification form).

The Library users are obliged to follow all the necessary safety measures in order to avoid the contagion of COVID-19 (the use of a protective mask is mandatory). In case of waiting, they must keep 2 m. distance from each other, follow the signs and obey the staff instructions.

BORROWING MATERIAL :

The users must send a request via the special application form, and then they can borrow the requested material only by appointment, made by the staff:

  1. The users search the books they need in the Online Library Catalogue
  2. Fill in the application form with the necessary fields (book title, classification number, barcode)
  3. The library staff, keeping order of priority, collects the books and informs the users that they can visit the library arranging at the same time an appointment. The Library users must not visit the Library unless they have received the message of arrangement.
  4. All the members can borrow books depending their status (undergraduates, postgraduates,erasmus etc)  

HOW TO RENEW YOUR BORROWED MATERIAL

For this period Library patrons are requested  to renew their borrowed material  by sending  a request to the following addresses: circ-ret@lib.uoc.gr (for Rethymno) or circ-her@lib.uoc.gr (for Heraklio) – mentioning their Name, Faculty and Registration number.

Their request will be accepted only if it is sent:

  1. From their Uoc academic e-mail
  2. Three (3) days before the due date of the books

Patrons will be informed by the Circulation service when their request is carried out.

RETURNING MATERIAL:

α) In person: the books are delivered at the Library reception during opening hours (09.00-17.00, from Monday to Friday, 09.00-15.00, on Saturday).

It is not required an appointment for returning material

The Library will keep a list of names of the persons that return books.

Β) Due to the special conditions, returning material is permitted by courier (on sender’s charge) to the Circulation Service of the corresponding Library of the user. The Library will inform the user about receiving the material as soon as the package is open (after the time period of quarantine has expired)

The returned material is kept isolated in a special room for specific time, depending on the material cover type: 3 days for paper cover, 10 days for plasticised cover. After the expiration time of isolation, the books are placed on shelves and are again available for new loan to users.

RETURNING ‘EUDOXUS’ MATERIAL:

For ‘EUDOXUS’ material that was received by mistake, the users will follow the same procedure as returning material (in person or by courier). In both cases it is necessary for us to know the student’s surname, his/her Department and his/her registration number)

PHOTOCOPY - PRINT - SCAN 

Library patrons can photocopy or scan (must have personal memory stick) material that cannot be checked out, such as Reference material, journals etc. They have to request the material they will copy via the special application form. They can also print material available via web pages or personal material using personal memory sticks. 

Charges: photocopy 0.04€, print 0.05€, scan 0.01€ /per page

MASTER OR PHD THESIS DEPOSIT:

Master or Phd theses are received into the Library as follows:

Α) In person, delivering also the relevant Deposit form:

b) By email (in pdf or ms-word format), via the relevant form (submit work) of the E-Locus Institutional Repository. Then the user must send by courier not only the master or  phd thesis in print form but also the (signed) application form.

As soon as the Library receives both forms of work (print and electronic) sends the relevant verification to the corresponding Secretariat.

For any additional information or clarification, contact us via email at libr@lib.uoc.gr (Rethymnon) and libh@lib.uoc.gr (Heraklion).

12-06-2020
[+] Library re-opening on 15/6/2020

By decision of the 33rd / 05-06-2020 Session of the Senate of the University of Crete, the Library will reopen at the University Campuses of Rethymnon and Heraklion on Monday, 15th of June 2020, so as to serve only for borrowing material (by appointment) and returning material  the members of the Institution.

OPENING HOURS:

The opening hours for borrowing and returning material are 09.00 – 15.00, from Monday to Friday.

 SPECIAL FUNCTION CONDITIONS:

The Library will serve only the members of the academic community and not the external users.

The users are not  permitted  to stay in the Library building ( the studying areas and all the service points will remain closed for the Library public) apart from the Library reception, showing necessarily their university identity card.

The Library users are obliged to follow all the necessary safety measures in order to avoid the contagion of COVID-19 (the use of a protective mask is mandatory). In case of waiting, they must keep 2 m. distance from each other, follow the signs and obey the staff instructions.

BORROWING MATERIAL :

The users must send a request via the special application form, and then they can borrow the requested material only by appointment, made by the staff:

  1. The users search the books they need in the Online Library Catalogue
  2. Fill in the application form with the necessary fields (book title, classification number, barcode)
  3. The library staff, keeping order of priority, collects the books and informs the users that they can visit the library arranging at the same time an appointment. The Library users must not visit the Library unless they have received the message of arrangement.
  4. Due to the special conditions and in order to serve more users, all the categories of public (undergraduates, postgraduates etc) can borrow up to 5 books (except books that are not for loan or are for short loan) for 10 days.

RETURNING MATERIAL:

α) In person: the books are delivered at the Library reception during opening hours (09.00-15.00, from Monday to Friday).

It is not required an appointment for returning material

The Library will keep a list of names of the persons that return books.

Β) Due to the special conditions, returning material is permitted by courier (on sender’s charge) to the Circulation Service of the corresponding Library of the user. The Library will inform the user about receiving the material as soon as the package is open (after the time period of quarantine has expired)

The returned material is kept isolated in a special room for specific time, depending on the material cover type: 3 days for paper cover, 10 days for plasticised cover. After the expiration time of isolation, the books are placed on shelves and are again available for new loan to users.

RETURNING ‘EUDOXUS’ MATERIAL:

For ‘EUDOXUS’ material that was received by mistake, the users will follow the same procedure as returning material (in person or by courier). In both cases it is necessary for us to know the student’s surname, his/her Department and his/her registration number)

MASTER OR PHD THESIS DEPOSIT:

Master or Phd theses are received into the Library as follows:

Α) In person, delivering also the relevant Deposit form:

b) By email (in pdf or ms-word format), via the relevant form (submit work) of the E-Locus Institutional Repository. Then the user must send by courier not only the master or  phd thesis in print form but also the (signed) application form.

As soon as the Library receives both forms of work (print and electronic) sends the relevant verification to the corresponding Secretariat.

For any additional information or clarification, contact us via email at libr@lib.uoc.gr (Rethymnon) and libh@lib.uoc.gr (Heraklion).

20-05-2020
[+] Free access to Gale Reference Complete to July 31st

Gale Reference Complete 

https://www.gale.com/intl/databases/gale-reference-complete

https://www.galepages.com/creteuni
http://link.gale.com/apps/menu/grc?u=creteuni
http://infotrac.gale.com/itweb/creteuni

Unrivaled in terms of volume, authoritativeness and currency, Gale Reference Complete provides access to the largest package of primary and secondary sources available to libraries today. Empowering users at all academic levels, from the undergraduate student to the experienced researcher, and covering nearly every research area and discipline, Gale Reference Complete offers high quality, authoritative and unique content.

Gale Reference Complete enable users to access millions of pages of primary sources, e-reference and periodical content on Gale's superior platforms designed to streamline the student and researcher workflow. The sheer breadth of the package - combining proprietary e-reference content from Gale; JCR-quality periodicals, literary criticism and full text literary works as well as rare primary source content from the vaults of the world's great libraries - means that every student and researcher will find a rich store of relevant information to enhance their learning and research.

28-04-2020
[+] Free access to reference works and academic textbooks on Cambridge Core

Free access to reference works and academic textbooks on Cambridge Core:
Free access to the HTML Textbooks, Cambridge Histories, Cambridge Companions & Cambridge Elements. The offer will extend to May 31st.

Links to the content:

A full list of 700+ HTML textbooks published on the platform
https://www.cambridge.org/core/what-we-publish/textbooks

Cambridge Companions
https://www.cambridge.org/core/what-we-publish/collections/cambridge-companions

Cambridge Histories
https://www.cambridge.org/core/what-we-publish/collections/cambridge-histories

Cambridge Elements

https://www.cambridge.org/core/what-we-publish/elements

In addition, we are providing free access to coronavirus research on Cambridge Core. More than 80 relevant book chapters and journal articles are currently in the collection, with future articles being added once they are published:
https://www.cambridge.org/core/browse-subjects/medicine/coronavirus-free-access-collection

The Press has also joined other publishers in signing a commitment to make the research available through PubMed Central and other public repositories of journal literature.

More details on the response to the COVID-19 pandemic from the Press’s Academic Publishing group can be found here:
https://www.cambridge.org/gb/academic/covid-19-resources-and-information

23-04-2020
[+] Epigeum (Oxford University Press) : Free access to resources related to the creation of online courses

With the ongoing global spread of coronavirus, COVID-19, many universities are closing or cancelling in-person lectures. If you have been asked to move your teaching online, but are more familiar with traditional, face-to-face methods, we can help.

To support you, we are making a range of our most relevant online training resources freely available. Anyone tackling an unexpected or abrupt transition to digital course delivery is welcome to make use of them:

  • Teaching Online presents the fundamental principles of online pedagogy, guiding users through the “nuts and bolts” of designing, delivering, and evaluating online courses for the first time. It also includes a stand-alone course to support students in making the most of their online learning experience.
  • Blended Learning explores the strategic and practical implications of integrating face-to-face and online methods in teaching and learning, covering a range of models and approaches, and including advice on fostering a blended learning culture.
  • University Teaching: Core Skills, Planning and Preparing Learning Activities instructs those who are new to teaching on designing, structuring, and sequencing learning, with practical strategies for facilitating active learning in online and blended environments
  • University Teaching: Core Skills, Addressing Barriers to Student Success provides guidance on developing an inclusive and supportive learning environment, including advice on navigating stressful periods, and delivering online wellbeing support
How to access the resources for free:

1.    Visit our platform: https://courses.epigeum.com/

2.    Use the drop-down user menu in the top-right corner to register as a new user.

3.    When prompted, enter the following ‘Token’ codes: for all users: 3bb0020b.

4.    You will be sent an activation link by email (check your junk folder if you do not receive this). Click on this to activate your account.

5.    Once this process is complete, you can log into your new account on our platform, where you will have access to the resources, all stored under ‘My Courses’.

The programmes and courses will be freely accessible until Sunday 31 May 2020.

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