Recent news from the University Library
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09 Jul 2014
NAIDOC Week celebrates the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
The University of Melbourne Library has a number of guides pointing you to resources for indigenous research:
18 Jun 2014
Digital tools to support your research -- Have you caught up with our 23 Research Things @ Melbourne blog yet?
Consisting of 23 weekly posts the blog showcases a range of digital tools that might be useful for your research practice.
Whatever your current level of confidence, the programme aims to help you develop a strategic approach to integrating digital skills into your work as a researcher. You might be using some of the tools already, in which case the programme will encourage you to think more deeply about how and why they can benefit your professional practice, and how to get the most out of them.
- Thing 01: Organisational and productivity tools.
- Thing 02: Collaboration tools.
- Thing 03: File sharing.
- Thing 04: Social media for researchers.
- Thing 05: Online presence – blogging your research
- Thing 06: Managing your online research networks.
- Thing 07: Researcher identifiers and your publication profile.
- Thing 08: Mind-mapping and brainstorming tools.
- Thing 09: Web-conferencing and communication tools.
- Thing 10: Locating and using digital images.
- Thing 11: Managing and manipulating digital images.
12 Jun 2014
RefWorks and all ProQuest databases unavailable Sunday 15th June -- RefWorks and all ProQuest databases will be unavailable from midday Sunday 15th June through to 1.00 am Monday 16th June.
ProQuest has scheduled maintenance to take place on Sunday 15th June. The maintenance will enable ProQuest to make improvements to its internal systems to accommodate a growing number of users and to reduce the need for future downtime.
ProQuest expects RefWorks and all ProQuest databases not be available from approximately 12:00 PM AEST, Sunday, June 15, 2014 through 01:00 AM AEST, Monday, June 16, 2014.
11 Jun 2014
LMS upgrade July 2014 -- The LMS will be unavailable from 7am on Monday 7th July until 5pm on Tuesday 8th July while scheduled maintenance is carried out.
05 Jun 2014
Minerva Access the new University Institutional Repository -- The University’s Institutional repository, UMER, has been replaced by an enhanced new system, Minerva Access.
Designed to support the preservation and dissemination of the University’s scholarly works, Minerva Access will also provide enhanced search functionality and improved mechanism for compliance with funder Open Access mandates. Over the coming months, Open Access material will progressively become findable via Google and Google Scholar, significantly increasing the visibility of the University’s scholarly works. To find out more, Meet Minerva now.
02 Jun 2014
In these 2-hour workshops for academics and research students, senior editors from Springer will provide advice for getting published.
Springer publishes in Science, Technology, Medicine, Business, and Education.
Baillieu Library, Parkville Campus.
- journal and academic book publishing – how it works with Springer;
- practical book publishing examples;
- benefits of eBook publishing;
- access, and use of content in MOOCS.
A buffet lunch will be served from 12.00pm. Please feel free to join us (stay on after first session, or come early for second session). A lunch invitation will be sent to all participants a few days before the workshops.
At lunch there will be opportunities for discussions with editors about specific book proposals.
Bookings essential and are open until Friday 16 May unless filled earlier.
02 Jun 2014
The University of Melbourne has been involved in a successful bid to establish a new fellowship scheme, which is a partnership between the Council of Australian University Librarians (CAUL) and the Australian Society of Authors (ASA).
The initial three-year Fellowship program has been made possible through a grant from the Copyright Agency Cultural Fund. Researchers and creative scholars are able to apply for grants of up to $10,000 to assist in their research using the special collections held in Australian University Libraries. The University of Melbourne Library is one of the 12 libraries that have offered to host a scholar. There is only one grant in the first year but it is planned to grow in subsequent years.
Applications are now open for 2014 CAUL and ASA Fellowships. More information about the application process, host libraries and their collections is available at: http://www.caul.edu.au/caul-programs/research/special-collection/asa-caul-fellowships2014
02 Jun 2014
Radicals, slayers & villains exhibition - opening 16 April 2014 -- Noel Shaw gallery, Level 1, Baillieu Library, Parkville Campus
02 Jun 2014
Need help with EndNote? Come to one of the Library's monthly EndNote Drop-in Clinics for one-on-one help with specific EndNote problems.
Bring your laptop with EndNote already installed, as well as copies of any documents and EndNote libraries you are currently working with.
Tuesday, 22 May 2014 1:00pm-2:00pm
Tuesday, 24 Jun 2014 1:00pm-2:00pm
Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 1:00pm-2:00pm
Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 1:00pm-2:00pm
Thursday, 25 Sep 2014 1:00pm-2:00pm
Tuesday, 28 Oct 2014 1:00pm-2:00pm
Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 1:00pm-2:00pm
Southbank campus (Faculty of VCA and MCM)
Monday, 16 Jun 2014 1:00pm-2:00pm
Monday, 21 Jul 2014 1:00pm-2:00pm
Monday, 18 Aug 2014 1:00pm-2:00pm
Monday, 15 Sep 2014 1:00pm-2:00pm
Monday, 20 Oct 2014 1:00pm-2:00pm
Thomson Reuters for EndNote troubleshooting and technical support service
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Phone: 1800 007214 (Toll Free in Australia)
- Thomson Reuters' EndNote Frequently Asked Questions
02 Jun 2014
23 Things for Research -- 23 Research Things is an online learning program from the University Library for university staff and graduate students, showcasing a range of digital tools that can support research activity.
The program will explore new digital tools that might be useful to researchers and will look at how and why they can benefit research practice and professional development. 23 Research Things launches on March 24 as a series of weekly blog posts.
You can participate in as much or as little as you like: join the conversation regularly or just read the occasional post: http://blogs.unimelb.edu.au/23researchthings/