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26 Nov 2014

Extended Loans over Christmas --

Extended summer loans start 27th November. 

You can have 28-day loans for 45 days over the Christmas period, no need to rush back from your holidays.

 

 

14 Nov 2014

Students can renew in my.unimelb again -- Have you missed being able to renew library items in my.unimelb? It's been a while, but renewals are back!


Follow these easy steps to renew your items and see the new due dates. All without leaving my.unimelb.

http://bit.ly/1zSn33e

 

 

03 Nov 2014

Collection moves: Architecture, Building and Planning; and Louise Hanson-Dyer Music collections --

Update: Library relocations

The Architecture, Building and Planning Library is now open in its new location in the Melbourne School of Design building. Come take a look!

There has been a further delay in the relocation of the  Louise Hanson-Dyer Music Library to Levels 2 and  3 of the ERC, due to the complex nature of moving custom shelving and a variety of formats.

Access to the collections will now not be available until Thursday 11 December.  We do apologise for the delay, and look forward to welcoming you in to the space later this week.  

Requests for retrievals of material  can be made via the Service Desk on level 3 of the ERC or by phone - 9035 8065 . There are two retrieval services a day, at 11am and 3pm.  Staff will collect the material and hold it for you at the Service Desk.

If you need an item faster than that please highlight this to staff and we will do our very best to accommodate you. 

Other services including high use, subsonic, orders and planning for 2015 are as usual, via email only to staff.  Phone access is unavailable. For more information see the FAQ page.

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The end of this month will see the following collections moves:

  • East Asian collections on Level 2 of the ERC Library will be inaccessible to staff and students during the Architecture, Building and Planning, and Louise Hanson-Dyer Music Library moves due to safety concerns. This will impact on clients from 24 November through 11 December, 2014. To ensure that you can still access the material, we will be providing two retrieval services a day, at 11am and 3pm – you can lodge requests at the ERC service point near the entrance on Level 3, and staff will collect the material and hold it for you at the service point. If you need an item faster than that please speak to staff and we will do our very best to accommodate you.
Given the time of year, the move will primarily affect graduate students and University staff. If you think this will affect your study and/or research project please drop in to your relevant branch, prior to the move, and have a chat to one of our friendly Library staff about your options.

 

 

31 Oct 2014

TONIGHT: System outage 31 October 2014 -- Upgrades to the University website could interrupt your browsing and catalogue searches.

The outage will occur Friday 31 October 10:30pm – 12:30am. If you are worried about losing any of your open sessions, log out prior to 10.30pm.

 

 

28 Oct 2014

Latrobe University books unavailable via BONUS+ --

Items requested via BONUS+  from Latrobe University are now unavailable  for requesting, loan or renewal, as they have left the BONUS+ system. 

We are endeavouring to locate other copies for students. If you have any queries about this please contact Interlibrary Loans  on 8344 5388 or bonus-library@unimelb.edu.au.

Apologies for any inconvenience.

 

 

 

10 Oct 2014

EndNote Training for staff and graduate students --

Two-hour seminars that include a 90 minute presentation covering the basics of the EndNote program followed by an optional 30 minute Q & A session. Enrolment open to all University of Melbourne staff and graduate students.

EndNote basics for Mac (seminar and Q &A)

Tuesday, 14 October 2014, 10:00am-12:00pm
Thursday, 06 November 2014, 10:00am-12:00pm
Bookings are essential and open one month prior to each session. Book Mac sessions here.

EndNote basics for Windows (seminar and Q &A) 

Tuesday, 11 November 2014, 10:00am-12:00pm
Bookings are essential and open one month prior to each session. Book Windows sessions here.

Can't attend an EndNote training session on campus? Try these training guides, video tutorials and live online training from Thomson Reuters.



 

 

25 Sep 2014

BONUS+ - intermittent outages Saturday 27 Sept 2014 --

BONUS+ may experience intermittent disruptions on Saturday, 27 September 2014. If you experience any problems try again later. Apologies for the inconvenience.

 

 

16 Sep 2014

Single Signon Disrupted 8 pm 16 Sept - 6 am 17 Sept 2014 --

Single Signon (SSO) will be disrupted between 8 pm this evening (16 September 2014) and 6 am tomorrow morning (17 September 2014).

Discovery and access to electronic resources should be unaffected.

Catalogue users should log in via the “Guest Login” - https://cat2.lib.unimelb.edu.au/patroninfo~S30 - and enter name and barcode.

Relais will be unavailable during this time.

Apologies for the inconvenience.

 

 

04 Sep 2014

Having trouble logging into online resources? -- We are trying a different login method for the next week and hope this resolves your issues.

Thank you to all the staff and students who let us know about their problems with Single Sign On. We are trying a different login method for the next week and hope this resolves your issues. Please continue to log your feedback via http://servicedesk.unimelb.edu.au/.

 

 

25 Aug 2014

Academic Staff Survey - prize draw winner announced --

The University Library is delighted to announce Professor James Gilkerson (Veterinary Science) as the winner of a $1000 shopping voucher.

James was one of 260 academic staff who completed the Academic Staff Survey earlier this year.

The survey — the first of its kind in Australia — gives us valuable feedback on how University academics find, use, collect and store research data, teaching materials, articles and other scholarly information.

The questionnaire was based on surveys run nationally in the UK and USA in 2012.

This year the survey was run at most Group of Eight universities in Australia and the combined results will compared with the international benchmarks.

At Melbourne the survey results will improve our understanding of how the University Library can better support research processes, teaching practices, scholarly publishing and research data management.


University Librarian Philip Kent (left) presenting Professor James Gilkerson with his prize
Photo, above: University Librarian Philip Kent (left) presenting Professor James Gilkerson with his prize

 

 

 

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