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02 Jun 2014

Readings Online, UMER and Cultural Collections unavailable 5-8pm Wed, 25th July --

Essential maintenance to Digital Collections

Due to essential maintenance,  UMER, Readings Online and Cultural Collections will be unavailable 24th July between 5pm & 8 pm

Please Note:
Due to essential maintenance to prepare for the commencement of Semester 2, Digital Collections including UMER, Readings Online and Cultural Collections will be unavailable on Wednesday 24th July between 5pm &8pm

Access may also be disrupted between 7am and 9am on Thursday 25th July but we will attempt to keep any disruption to service to a minimum.

Thank you for your patience.



02 Jun 2014

EndNote X7 for Windows available -- The latest version of EndNote for Windows is available for students to download from the University EndNote website.

EndNote X7 for Windows provides full compatibility for Windows 8 and Office 2013 users.  See the University EndNote website to download and install. 

EndNote X5 remains the library supported version for 2013 and is the current installation for University owned Windows computers running Windows 7/XP and Office 2010/2007/2003.



02 Jun 2014

Participants needed for Library Web Focus Groups --

We are needing participants for one hour focus groups to give feedback about the Library Website.

Feedback will be collected and used to improve the Library Website.

Interested participants can register their interest here



02 Jun 2014

Readings Online/UMER/Cultural Collections unavailable 16 July 5pm –11pm --

Due to essential maintenance access to Digital collections including Readings Online and Repository content will be unavailable between 5 - 11pm on Tuesday July 16. We apologise for the inconvenience.



02 Jun 2014

EndNote Drop-in Clinic Thursday 18 July 1pm --
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.

Thursday, 18 July 2013, 1-2pm 
Tuesday, 13 August 2013, 1pm-2pm 
Click here for more info and additional dates. 

Please note that our clinics are not training sessions for beginners. See our EndNote Basics sessions for Mac and Windows.

Other EndNote help options: 

Thomson Reuters for EndNote troubleshooting and technical support service
Phone: 1800 007214 (Toll Free in Australia) 

Thomson Reuters' EndNote Frequently Asked Questions



02 Jun 2014

Libri: six centuries of Italian books --

The exhibition will showcase books by or about Italians and Italy throughout time, highlighting the University Library Special Collections exciting new purchase of Aldus Manutius’s Hypnerotomachia Poliphili, printed in Venice in 1499. It is an important early printed work containing 170 exquisite woodcuts. A fourteenth century musical manuscript will be shown and books focusing on important figures or movements, such as Machiavelli, Leonardo da Vinci, Vasari, Palladio and futurism will be included, up to modern day books by Italians now living in Australia.

This is also in conjunction with Rare Book Week, Thursday July 18 to 28th which culminates in the Antiquarian Book Fair in Wilson Hall, University of Melbourne. The theme for Rare Book Week is ‘A passion for books’ which fits the Italian theme!

Leigh Scott Gallery, Baillieu Library, University of Melbourne

17 June to 15 September 2013

Symposium 24 July 2013

To book




02 Jun 2014

Having trouble logging in? --

Dear staff and students:

We are aware that a small number of Library users are having problems with logging in.
Library staff are working urgently with IT Services on solutions to these problems.

In the meantime, students who cannot access their Library record via the portal can still access their details, renew books, check due dates  etc by using the
web catalogue's "Guest Login" page. This method uses your name and Library barcode, and work for University members as well as guests.
Some students and staff are also more generally unable to authenticate via the new Single Signon system. If this happens to you:

  1. clear your web browser's caches and close the browser

  2. reset your password at

  3. reopen your web browser and attempt to login to the Student Portal or Library systems

If these steps fail please notify the ITS Help Desk, mentioning that you have tried these steps.
We are very sorry for the inconvenience.



02 Jun 2014

LMS is back -- The LMS Maintenance has been completed successfully and the LMS has been returned.

We are very pleased to report that the scheduled LMS maintenance has been completed successfully. 

Staff and students can now log in to the new look LMS and explore the new features.

We recommend that you clear your browser cache when logging in for the first time; for tips on how to do this, see 

There is more detailed information on the LMS website at 

The Academic & Learning Systems Support team, Learning Environments



02 Jun 2014

Issues with the Online Search feature in Endnote to access the Library catalogue -- Due to recent upgrades to the Library catalogue, the current Endnote connection file that provides ‘Online searching’ of the Library Catalogue from within Endnote is not working.

Problems with using the Online Search feature in Endnote to access the Library catalogue.

Due to recent upgrades to the Library catalogue, the current Endnote connection file that provides ‘Online searching’ of the Library Catalogue from within Endnote is not working.  If you  wish to use this feature you will need to install a new Library catalogue connection file.  The file and instructions are available on the Library’s Endnote support pages at:

You can also search the Library catalogue directly and then export records into Endnote.



02 Jun 2014

LMS Maintenance tomorrow -- LMS unavailable during maintenance tomorrow Thursday 11 July and Friday 12 July

The scheduled LMS maintenance window starts tomorrow Thursday 11 July and Friday 12 July to implement the latest LMS Service Pack.

The LMS will be unavailable to staff and students during this maintenance period of Thursday 11 and Friday 12 July.

Please ensure that you download any material you need before the maintenance begins, and check back afterwards to see the new look of the LMS.






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