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Update, back up and clean out: keep yourself secure beyond passwords

Security goes beyond passwords. Think about backing up, thinking of what you keep and what you don’t, and updating as key security practices.

Drag-and-drop code & click-together circuitry: the littleBits of big projects

Want to incorporate coding into your subject but don’t know where to start?

5 reasons you’ll love the littleBits Synth Kit

Ever wanted to make music but never learned how? If so, it’s time you met the littleBits Synth Kit! High quality audio and ease of use makes the kit great for sound projects, or for introducing topics such as signal chains, electrical circuits or the physics of sound.

Open Educational Resources Part 2: Finding OERs

Part two of the Library Open Educational Resources Series on Finding OERs. This post was co-authored by Shemiran Yaghobi & Dr Patrick Tooth. Many thanks to Janet Chelliah for her support and advice.

Learning to be open: Open Access as a deliberate academic practice

When I was first asked seven years ago whether I wanted to publish my doctoral thesis as open access on the university’s online institutional repository or enforce an embargo on it, it was the first time I had heard about such an embargo.