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Issue 469, 24 September 2001


A new kind of book can be borrowed from Leeds Central Library, from an exhibition by University fine art students taught at Leeds College of Art and Design. The Secret Seven Lending Library has its own catalogue and borrowing system, but the books are all individually made in materials including metal, latex, clay, wax, fabric - and paper. The exhibition runs until September 27 and members of the public are encouraged to 'borrow' any of the books - without a library card! Pic: Lynette Willoughby.



Another day away

The additional bank holiday granted to celebrate the Queen's Golden Jubilee falls at a time when the University would ordinarily be closed. In order for staff to benefit, the University is giving all employees an additional day's leave in 2002 to be taken by agreement with departments.

Promotion time

Applications are now invited from lecturers seeking promotion to senior lecturer in 2001/2002. A circular setting out details of the procedures and timetable is available from Shetwah Lee in human resources on ext 5773. The closing date for applications is 12 November 2001. See

Setting the standard

Resource centres wishing to operate their own local IT networks will need to satisfy new standards governing all aspects of the University IT network put together by a new University body, the C & IT Standards Agency (SA). The SA will shortly issue standards on cabling, email open relays and the operation of local networks. A fuller description of the SA, plus its documents and announcements, can be found at Enquiries to Professor John Childs, School of History, tel. 3603, email

Local issues

The Regional Review, an academic commentary on developments in the Yorkshire region, published three times a year by the Yorkshire and Humberside Universities Association, is inviting contributions on regional issues and relevant research. The readership includes key decision makers and those involved in strategy development within the region. Proposals should be sent to the editor, John Stillwell at j.stillwell@geog. or see for further information..

Enterprising lunchtime

The White Rose Centre for Enterprise is holding a lunchtime seminar for University staff, to demonstrate enterprise learning projects within science, engineering and technology, forthcoming initiatives and explain how to get involved. A buffet lunch is provided. The seminar runs from 12 to 2pm on Wednesday 17 October at the Great Woodhouse Room. Those interested in attending should contact Alison Price on ext 1906 or email
For the White Rose website, see

Money to build

Departments wishing to apply for funding for minor building work should submit basic details to the group on space issues by Friday 5 October. The deadline for full applications for the first round of funding is Friday 9 November. The maximum size of schemes eligible for funding is being reduced from 60,000 to 50,000 and the contribution from the minor works fund is to be capped at 25,000. Further information from Jane Freer on ext 5955 or email

Major move for ISS

The ISS help desk has moved to level 10 of the Edward Boyle Library with a new reception off red route, as wider use of IT and the growth in student numbers creates a greater need for support services.

The new location offers better accessibility and builds closer ties with the library. New computer telephony integration (CTI) technology comes on line later in the year to further improve customer service and response times for faults. The help desk, incorporating cluster support and user administration, is open from 8am to 8pm (Mon-Fri) during term time, with a reduced service after 6pm, and continues to sell items such as disks and printer cartridges.

Sub-warden required

Applications are invited from postgraduate students for the post of Devonshire Hall sub-warden. The site is close to campus and houses over 600 students. For more details, contact Dr Darren Dixon-Hardy on ext 2800 or email

Countdown to DPA

The new University code of practice on data protection is up and running. The code provides guidance on the implications for all staff - many of them significant - of the Data Protection Act 1998. Key provisions of the Act come into play from 24 October 2001 and all files and records should be data protection compliant from that date. Full details are available on the data protection website, together with a short summary of the Act and a list of frequently-asked questions.

Further information is available from Melody Mellor (ext 4062) and Adrian Slater (ext 4079).

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