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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 ill-library@unimelb.edu.au 

 

 

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: http://blogs.unimelb.edu.au/oacp13/
 
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.

 

 

02 Jun 2014

Problems renewing library loans in the Student Portal --

There is a current issue with renewing loans in the Student Portal.

Students are advised to renew loans using the Library Catalogue - log into your library record via http://cat.lib.unimelb.edu.au/patroninfo

IT staff are working on resolving this as soon as possible.

Apologies for the inconvenience.

 

 

02 Jun 2014

Semester 2 SES starts next week -- Semester 2 Subject Experience Surveys open next Monday; the standard survey period runs from October 14 to November 3.

Semester 2 Subject Experience Surveys open next week for the majority of subjects. The standard survey period is from Monday October 14th to Sunday November 3rd, though there will be some variation between subjects. LMS subjects should currently contain feedback on the survey outcomes from the previous cohort of students, as letting current students know that the comments of previous students have been noted is expected to encourage participation in the survey. The more participation, the more information we have about our subjects.

There is information to help staff prepare for and promote the SES at 

http://www.feedback.unimelb.edu.au/SES/

 

 

02 Jun 2014

Problems with single sign-on have now been resolved. -- Single sign-on is now working with the library catalogue again.

We are very sorry about the inconvenience caused by this issue over the past few days.

 

 

02 Jun 2014

Thousands of prints digitised --

The Baillieu Library Print Collection now has even more works of art available to view online thanks to the University Digitisation Centre.  

The Centre has been hard at work digitising thousands of prints (due to copyright restrictions not all works are able to be displayed). Currently there are over 6,000 woodcuts, etchings, engravings, mezzotints, lithographs and drawings to see.

Collections digitised include Harold Wright’s prints which reflect the director of Colnagi’s interest in the early 20th century etching revival. Also on view are Dr Pierre Gorman’s array of images depicting the University of Cambridge, and recent acquisitions to the collection. 

Artists of newly uploaded works include well-known practitioners such as Giovanni Battista Piranesi, James McNeill Whistler, Samuel Palmer and George Cruikshank.

 

Those exploring the Print Collection database may find visual examples of everything from the quirky to the sublime. Explore the Print Collection database at: http://www.lib.unimelb.edu.au/collections/special/prints/

 

 

02 Jun 2014

Theses deposits not available until Monday 16th September --

Access to Digital Collections including Readings Online, UMER and Cultural Collections is available. 

However, due to essential maintenance no new content can be added to the system until Monday 16th September at 12md.

This is will affect clients wishing to deposit their electronic theses.

 

 

02 Jun 2014

Interlibrary loans change to login + Service interruption Thursday 12 Sept 9:15-11am --

Interlibrary loans change to login + Service interruption Thursday 12 Sept 9:15-11am

Interlibrary Loans software is being moved to Single Sign On authentication. 
This means library users will use their central University of Melbourne email username and password when accessing their online record or making new requests, rather than their family name and library barcode.

 

To allow for this change, the interlibrary loans webforms will not be available between 9:15-11 on Thursday 12 Sept.

 

For assistance during this time please contact the ILL office on 8344 5388 or ill-library@unimelb.edu.au

 

 

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