Earlier this month, a new exhibit opened in the library’s First Floor mezzanine display space. Sounds Beyond Music: Selected Objects from the Museum of Portable Sound will run from 13 November through 31 January.

MOPS is an independent museum based in Portsmouth after first opening in London almost exactly eight years ago as a research project for my PhD in sound studies and museum studies, and I’m its Director and Chief Curator. It’s dedicated to the collection, preservation, and exhibition of (mostly non-musical) sounds as museum objects.

There are quite a few extensions for the Google Chrome browser that can transform your web browsing experience. Some strip out visual clutter, some display the page headings structure on one side so you can jump straight to the part of the page you want, while others help you speed read text or read it out to you so you can listen to the printed word. These extensions can make life easier for anyone, whether you struggle to read text, learn better from hearing information instead of reading it, have tired eyes or need to multitask and so prefer to listen, or you learn best by reading and listening to something, separately or at the same time.

Join me for a jaunt down memory lane back to the days when you were taking your first steps and I was already feeling old. I’ve found a website that recaptures the feel and content of the last vestiges of the early web, which made me reflect on how we got from there to where we are now. The journey turns out to tell the half-forgotten and twisted tale of the rise of the dangerous loner from the dark alleys of the early internet to political centre stage.

On the other hand, if all you want is to take a gander at early 2000s websites, I promise you will not be disappointed. One thing is for certain: you will never It’s clearly a labour of love and well worth a look. I promise you one thing: you will never feel badly again about the design of any website you create after seeing what people proudly put their names to 20 years ago!

We have a free trial of the Psychotropic Drug Directory as part of Medicines Complete until 31 December 2023. The Psychotropic Drug Directory includes over 12,000 key references and more than 150 psychotropic drugs with links to further sources of useful information also available from Medicines Complete, making it a great aid for multidisciplinary teams seeking to confidently and quickly manage clinical scenarios.

We’re just about to ‘do the rounds’ with a series of pop-up stalls around campus where you can chat with a librarian and tell us what we’re doing well and where we’re not yet meeting your needs. As I’m fond of telling folk, we’re a student-led service, and what you tell us today shapes who we become tomorrow. Don’t leave your feedback until just before you leave, tell us today what we can do better that would make you smile 🙂

You can find us on the way into Ravelin Sports Centre next Tuesday and Wednesday, 28-29 November 2023 and you’ll doubtless find us making an appearance elsewhere on campus across the rest of the academic year.

As a current student or member of university staff, you are probably pretty attached to your university card. Possibly physically attached by a lanyard. So it is really annoying to make your way to the Library only to find you have left it behind in your office, home or other coat. Not to worry! While external visitors can only sign in during staffed library hours, you can log into the cardless visit kiosk and obtain a printed temporary pass with a printed barcode that will let you scan in and out through the library turnstiles for the next 24 hours.

Learn directly from the experts from ProQuest how to trace the development of British politics from the 17th century onwards and explore the vast tracts of magazines and periodicals from nineteenth century penny dreadfuls to richly illustrated family magazines, temperance campaigns, political satire and twentieth century popular journalism. This webinar will have something of interest for everyone from history, politics and social science students through to journalists, typographers, and layout designers interested in the history of their arts.