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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

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



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:



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



02 Jun 2014

Digital Collections - Service Interruption - Tuesday, September 10th --

A scheduled hardware upgrade for the Digital Repository is required to take place between Tuesday 10th September and Thursday, 12th September. There will be no access to the Digital Collections including

  • Exam Papers
  • Readings Online
  • UMER
  • Cultural Collections

7pm and 11pm on Tuesday September 10th.

Digital Collections - Service Interruption

A scheduled hardware upgrade for the Digital Repository is required to take place between Tuesday 10th September and Thursday, 12th September. There will be no access to the Digital Collections including

  • Exam Papers
  • Readings Online
  • UMER
  • Cultural Collections
between 7pm and 11pm on Tuesday September 10th

Access outside of these times will be  in "read only mode" from 5pm Tuesday 10th September to 12 midday Thursday 12th September. 

This means that content can be accessed and downloaded but no new content can be added to the repository during this time. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.



02 Jun 2014

An Insider’s Guide to Publishing Strategically in the Social Sciences --

The University of Melbourne Library, in collaboration with Emerald Group Publishing Limited, is hosting a workshop covering, tips and ideas for getting published in a highly competitive research and publishing environment. 

1. Guide to Getting Published – Associate Professor Helen Dickinson, co-editor of the Journal of Health Organisation and Management
2. Marketing Your Paper – Vivienne Fox, Regional Manager/Vice President, Emerald Group Publishing Limited
3. Library Support for Getting Published – Jennifer Warburton, University of Melbourne Library.

There will be an opportunity to ask questions on publishing academic research and the publishing industry.

Wednesday 18 September, 10:30am-12pm.
Morning tea from 10:15am
Dulcie Hollyock Room, Baillieu Library (ground floor)
University of Melbourne, Parkville


Open to University of Melbourne staff and postgraduate students. Booking essential. Please RSVP by Tuesday 17 September



02 Jun 2014

Library Appoints New Director, Research and Collections --

The University Librarian, Philip Kent, is delighted to announce the appointment of Ms Teresa Chitty to the new position of Director, Research and Collections at the University of Melbourne Library.
In her current role as Associate Librarian, Research and Information Services, at the University of Newcastle Teresa has provided leadership, strategic planning and management of scholarly resources and research support services. Teresa’s achievements include a Research Support Plan which focuses the Faculty Liaison Librarians' role on developing and delivering research support services in response to the University’s strategic emphasis on research activity.  Other activities under Teresa’s leadership include development of a Library Services Workforce Plan, the implementation of new library systems, increased exposure of cultural/special collections, and a strategic approach to collection development and management, with a focus on electronic resources, to support learning, teaching and research activities.
Teresa’s career highlights have included senior posts at the University of Western Australia, and the University of Canterbury in New Zealand. She also held the position of University Librarian at Lincoln University in New Zealand from 2005-9.  Shortly after Teresa completed her librarianship degree in London she relocated to New Zealand where her early career was at the University of Canterbury and public libraries across that country.
Teresa joins Melbourne at an important time in the implementation of the Information Futures strategy and the Library seeks to increase services to advance the University’s mission as a premier research intensive university.
Teresa will commence this important new role on 9 December 2013.



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