Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Changes to MyUniHub

MyUniHub has been revamped, so to access library resources follow these steps:

Conference on Computer Simulation of Musical Creativity

The 2nd Conference on Computer Simulation of Musical Creativity will be held at The Open University in Milton Keynes, United Kingdom between the 11th and 13th of September 2017. The conference will cover theoretical and practical aspects of a range of computational approaches to music. There is still time to join/propose a panel (or submit a short talk or offer a short performance).


  Musical Creativity & HCI, Simon Holland
  Domain-Specific Generative Music: Music in Computer Games, Simon Cutajar
  Now that deep learning has solved music, what’s next?, Bob Sturm
  Issues in the Evaluation of Creative Music Systems, Róisín Loughran
  Applying music patterns in generation, Iris Yuping Ren
  Live coding, Iris Yuping Ren

Panellists are sought, send a brief statement of your interest in the topic (100 words max) to the listed organiser by 18th Aug.
The provisional programme is available: https://csmc2017.wordpress.com/programme/
Early Registration is available until 15th Aug: https://csmc2017.wordpress.com/registration/

Keynote Speakers:

Professor Elaine Chew, Queen Mary, University of London Dr Anna Jordanous, University of Kent

Friday, 21 July 2017

UniHelp opening hours

Until 3rd September UniHelp opening hours are:

Monday-Friday 9am-6pm
Saturday 12noon-6pm
Sunday Closed

Sheppard Library opening hours

Our opening hours change this weekend for the Summer.

24/7 opening will end at midnight on Sunday.

From Monday 24th July the library will be open:

Monday-Friday 8.30am-10pm
Saturday and Sunday 11am-6pm (self-service and study)

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Web of Science update

If you use our journal citation database Web of Science, then you might be interested to find out about some exciting new developments https://clarivate.com/blog/whats-new-in-web-of-science/

Useful websites

Here's 10 websites to inform, amaze, amuse and entertain from Internet Guru Phil Bradley. We particularly like Storyzy which allows you to check fake news and quotes https://youtu.be/l3pTeFnTR38

Monday, 17 July 2017

IEEE referencing

It is now possible to create references in the IEEE style when you use Summon, in addition to Harvard, APA and MLA referencing styles.
Good news for our Design Engineering students.

Using everyday materials to make scientific equipment.....no electricity required.

Inventor Manu Prakash turns everyday materials into powerful scientific devices, from paper microscopes to a clever new mosquito tracker. From the TED Fellows stage, he demos Paperfuge, a hand-powered centrifuge inspired by a spinning toy that costs 20 cents to make and can do the work of a $1,000 machine, no electricity required.