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02 Jun 2014

Baillieu Library Collection Integration Project --

Over the Summer break, the Baillieu Library is undertaking a major program of collection moves in order to improve navigation and access to the collection. The project will involve simplifying the number of location codes within the Baillieu Library by integrating the General, B (Research), and Folio Collections into one sequence. It is anticipated that the project will be completed by the start of Semester One, 2014. In the interim, there will inevitably be some disruption for researchers and summer school students. Staff and students are encouraged to ask for assistance from Library staff if they experience any difficulty in finding materials.  



02 Jun 2014

Interlibrary Loans & Document Delivery Request Pages Unavailable 13-16 December --

The interlibrary loans & document delivery (ILL) client interface (Relais) will be down for a system upgrade from 4.30pm on Friday 13 December 2013. During this time the request forms will be unavailable and ILL clients will not be able to log into their Relais account or make requests. Normal service will resume at 9am on Monday 16 December 2013. After the changes have been made, the links to the request forms will have changed and regular ILL users will have to update their bookmarks.

If you have any questions about this, please contact the interlibrary loans on (03) 8344 5388 or email



02 Jun 2014

Summer loan rules -- Summer loan rules are currently in effect.

Summer loan rules have been turned on. Items that are normally 28 day loans will be checked out for 45 days now so that you don't have to rush to return things as soon as we re-open on the 2nd of January.



02 Jun 2014

EndNote training in November and December --

EndNote Refresher
Wednesday 27 November 2013 10:00am-11:00am
Description: A 60-minute Q&A session for advanced EndNote users or for users wanting to go beyond the basics. Topics can include using Groups, attaching PDFs, configuring Find Full-text, working collaboratively, features of the latest versions, working with Word. Bookings essential. Enrolment open to all University of Melbourne staff and graduate students. Bookings essential

EndNote (Windows): Introductory workshop (UpSkills for research students)
Tuesday 19 November 2013 10:00am-12:00pm  
Thursday 05 December 2013 10:00am-12:00pm 
Tuesday 10 December 2013 10:00am-12:00pm 
Description: Two-hour sessions exploring EndNote as a tool for managing large bibliographies. Sessions provide 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 



02 Jun 2014

Germaine Greer archive finds a home at our Archives -- Germaine Greer archive finds a home at our Archives

One of the iconic figures of the twentieth century, Germaine Greer, today presented six decades of work to the University of Melbourne Archives.

The archive documents her continuous work and achievements and comprises manuscripts and typescripts of published work (and occasionally unpublished work), working papers and research notes, personal and professional correspondence and unsolicited correspondence from members of the public.  It also includes files for academic research and publications, including files on women artists and seventeenth-century women poets, awards and honours, photographs, video tapes and numerous audio and digital files. Filling over 150 filing cabinet drawers, it will become one of the largest personal collections in the University’s Archives, occupying more than 70 shelf metres.




02 Jun 2014

Interlibrary Loans request form available again --

The Inter Library Loans web request form is available to all users again.

We apologise for the inconvenience whilst it was unavailable last week. 



02 Jun 2014

Need some introductory EndNote training? -- EndNote basics: training for staff and graduate students (Parkville campus)

These 2 hour sessions include a 90 minute introductory presentation covering the basics:
  • navigating the program interface
  • setting up Groups
  • exporting records from databases
  • attaching full-text articles
  • working with MS Word
Each presentation will be followed by an optional 30 minute question & answer segment. Bookings essential.

Book for Windows: Tuesday, 29 October, 10:00am-12:00pm

Book for Mac: Thursday, 31 October, 10:00am-12:00pm



02 Jun 2014

InterLibrary Loans webpage is currently not available --

The InterLibrary Loans online order form is currently not allowing academic staff to sign in. We apologise for this delay and ITS is working on a resolution.

You can order ILL's by calling the Interlibrary Loans unit between 9-5 weekdays on 8344 5388. 

Or you can email details of the item you want ordered directly to 



02 Jun 2014

Open Access Week 2013 -- Open Access Week is being celebrated by libraries and other organisations worldwide during 21-27 October 2013.

The term 'Open Access' refers to making scholarly literature and research data freely available to anyone who might wish to use it. Open Access is seen by many as a tool for increasing research impact and promoting community engagement with universities. 
Earlier this year the two major Australian funding agencies NHMRC and ARC released policies that require some publications arising from research that they have funded are made available in open access repositories.  Researchers need to make themselves familiar with these compliance requirements.  The University has developed a program of works to respond to these mandates and more information on compliance and the program of works can be found at:
Academic staff and research students at the University of Melbourne have access to a range of services and tools relating to Open Access publishing:
Local events for Open Access Week 2013:
More information about Open Access:



02 Jun 2014

Subject Experience Surveys Now Open -- Semester 2 Subject Experience Surveys are now open for students to provide feedback about their subjects.

Subject Experience Surveys (SES) are now open for most Semester 2 subjects. The standard period for the SES this semester is from October 14 until November 3. Students, we are very interested in your feedback and encourage you to complete the SES for each of your subjects. Each one should take about 5 minutes - but if you have more detailed feedback, we very much appreciate your time in providing this to us in the comments section.

Staff, please continue to encourage your students to complete the SES for your subject.



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