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27 May 2015

Joyce Thorpe Nicholson Fellowship --

The Joyce Thorpe Nicholson Fellowship is named in honour of Joyce Thorpe Nicholson. The fellowship of up to $15,000 shall be awarded every second year, to a scholar or writer, to produce work that is based around the Joyce Thorpe Nicholson collection, that incorporates her main areas of belief and work, particularly women's issues and Australian publishing.

The daughter of publisher DW Thorpe, Joyce Thorpe Nicholson was born in Melbourne and educated at Methodist Ladies College and the University of Melbourne. She was active in the women's movement and the Australian publishing industry for many years, and authored over 25 books, many of them dealing with women's issues. Joyce Thorpe Nicholson was a co-founder of Sisters Publishing in 1979, set up to publish women writers as an alternative to mainstream publishers.

She generously donated her major collection of nearly 2000 books by, and about, Australian women to Special Collections at the University of Melbourne. It includes rare nineteenth-century material, as well as scarce twentieth-century political ephemera.

Criteria for Joyce Thorpe Nicholson Fellowship:

  • Use of the Joyce Thorpe Nicholson collection (this can extend to Rare Books and Archives)
  • Excellence of the proposal, judged by originality, significance and engagement with the collections
  • Track record of the applicant, judged by successfully completed projects, publications, references and impact
  • Potential impact of proposal on research and/or engagement with the collections and/or the local community.
  • Relevance to the University's research, teaching and learning and engagement.
  • Ability to present a seminar, lecture or creative work including performance on the outcomes of the research.

Applicants must submit a CV (including contact details, qualifications and relevant appointments, projects and publications, and references) and a project proposal of 600 words or less, full application 1300 words.

Email applications to smillard@unimelb.edu.au

Application Form

Referee Guide

Applications will close 31 July 2015

Winner notified by 31 August 2015

 

 

25 May 2015

Possum Skin Cloak on display in Baillieu Library for National Reconciliation Week 27 May - 3 June --

University community who have attended the Narrm Oration are among a special few who have ever seen the University's Possum Skin Cloak. However, during National Reconciliation Week 2015, this is set to change as the University's Possum Skin Cloak is placed on public display for the first time as a celebration of renewal of Aboriginal culture and identity and as a tribute to our Traditional Custodians. In creating this cloak, Wurundjeri artist Mandy Thomas (nee Nicholson) used traditional symbology to guide her design and as a gesture of respect to her ancestors.

Those who undertake Billibellary's Walk during National Reconciliation Week will want to view the Cloak as a fitting conclusion to their walk through Wurundjeri Country. Guided tours can be booked here

 

The Cloak will be displayed on the ground floor of the Baillieu Library, at the foot of the spiral staircase.

Please note The Baillieu Library opening hours:

8.30am to 10.00pm Monday to Thursday

8.30am to 6.00pm Friday

11.00am to 5.00pm Saturday and Sunday

 

For other University events please see http://about.unimelb.edu.au/reconciliation/initiatives/cultural-recognition/NRW 

and http://www.events.unimelb.edu.au/reconciliation

 

 

20 May 2015

Library computers potential outage --

There will be a server upgrade to the BookIT Computer and Room Booking System in the library on Friday 22 May. The work will commence at 6pm and is expected to take no longer than an hour. This may potentially result in short downtime between 6pm-7pm. Students are advised to back up and save their work frequently when working using library computers.

 

 

02 Jun 2015

EndNote Drop-In Clinic --

EndNote Drop-in Clinic
Wednesday, 10 Jun 2015 1 pm-2 pm, Baillieu Library, PBLC eLearning Studio #1
 
Using EndNote and have specific questions? Come to an EndNote drop-in clinic to get one-on-one help with your particular issue.
 
Bring your own laptop with EndNote already installed, as well as copies of any documents and EndNote libraries you are currently working with.
 
No bookings required. Just turn up!

More information here.

 

 

18 May 2015

Upcoming Reference Management classes --

EndNote (Mac) workshop for RHD students (UpSkills 2015)
Tuesday 19 May, 10 am-12 pm, Baillieu Library, Dulcie Hollyock Room

This two-hour session explores EndNote as a tool for managing large bibliographies.
It provides a mix of demonstration and 'hands-on' activities covering the main features of the EndNote program.
Topics include: getting EndNote; creating and managing EndNote libraries; EndNote with MS Word and formatting bibliographies.
 
Please bring your own MacBook with EndNote installed.

Bookings essential: please register here.


Mendeley for researchers
Tuesday 19 May, 2 pm - 3:30pm, Giblin Eunson Library, eLearning Studio

This session will look at Mendeley's main features, including how researchers can use its online social network to their benefit, and discuss why it is one of the more popular and easy to use free reference management systems currently available.

Bookings essential: please register here.


EndNote (Windows) workshop for RHD students (UpSkills 2015)
Thursday 21 May, 10 am-12 pm, Baillieu Library, PBLC eLearning Studio #1
 
This two-hour session explores EndNote as a tool for managing large bibliographies.
It provides a mix of demonstration and 'hands-on' activities covering the main features of the EndNote program.
Topics include: getting EndNote; creating and managing EndNote libraries; EndNote with MS Word and formatting bibliographies.


Bookings Essential: please register here.

 

 

13 May 2015

New fellowships available --

Hugh Williamson Foundation Fellowships

Research Fellowships at the University of Melbourne Archives are supported by the Hugh Williamson Foundation. Two Fellowships are available to Victorian residents in 2015. The value of each Fellowship is $15,000

Application Details


Joyce Thorpe Nicholson Fellowship

The Joyce Thorpe Nicholson Fellowship is named in honour of Joyce Thorpe Nicholson. The fellowship of up to $15,000 shall be awarded every second year, to a scholar or writer, to produce work that is based around the Joyce Thorpe Nicholson collection, that incorporates her main areas of belief and work, particularly women's issues and Australian publishing.

Application Details

 

 

23 Apr 2015

Researcher profiles: Managing your digital ID --

Researcher profiles make it easy for funders, collaborators and colleagues to identify you and find your publications. These online author identifiers can ensure that your work is correctly attributed, remove author ambiguity, and showcase the impact of your research.
Lunchtime seminar: Thursday, 30 April 2015 1:15pm-2:00pm  (Parkville campus)
In this seminar, we will discuss ORCID, Researcher ID, Scopus and Google Scholar profiles. This session is designed for academic authors, and graduate researchers who have started to publish.
Bookings essential. Please register here .

 

 

10 Apr 2015

Scopus A-Z for Researchers -- Scopus is the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature. This workshop will provide a detailed, practical demonstration of the complete platform.

Features covered will include:

  • Author Evaluator: how to use this feature to assess your research performance and find collaborators.
  • Setting alerts: track yourself and other key researchers in your fields.
  • Developing collaborative networks.
  • Understand how content evaluation can increase your success in finding new research trends.
  • Journal Analyser: how journal publication and citation metrics can be used your advantage to assess journal quality and impact.

 Monday 20 April 2015, 2:45-4:15pm. Baillieu Library, Dulcie Hollyock Room. Bookings essential.

 

 

19 Mar 2015

BONUS+ disruption 21-22 March 2015 --

On Saturday 21 March and Sunday 22 March 2015, access to BONUS+ will be disrupted due to essential IT maintenance.

Searching & requesting will not be possible during most of this period, but loans and renewals will be available.

Apologies for any inconvenience.

 

 

17 Mar 2015

Which reference manager? EndNote, RefWorks, Mendeley or Zotero? -- Session for graduate students and staff.

This session will look at the pros and cons of EndNote, Refworks, Zotero and Mendeley and give researchers an insight into which reference management software might best suit their research needs. 

Thursday 19 March 2:00 - 3:30pm. 

More information and bookings here.

A repeat session will be held on Tuesday 05 May 2015 10:00am - 11:30am (bookings open 4 April) . bookings via the Classes and tours link on the Library homepage.

 

 

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