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02 Jun 2014

Library Catalogue New Search Options --

New search options have been added to the Library Catalogue, allowing you to limit searches not only to the holdings of specific Library branches, but also to some other collections, different types of electronic resources, databases and formats e.g.

  • Online Collections
  • Online Journals
  • Online Books
  • Online Music Audio
  • Online Videos
  • Databases
  • East Asian Collections
  • University of Melbourne Theses
  • DVD Collections
  • CD Collections
  • Music Scores
  • Education Curriculum Collections
  • - Kits
  • - Picture books
  • - Junior fiction
  • - Textbooks
  • - Children's Award winners
  • - Graphic Novels 

These options can be selected from the Catalogue home page, individual search pages, and results screens.



02 Jun 2014

2014 International Book Giving Day --

UPDATE 28 February: Huge thanks to everyone who donated books this month -- we collected over 500 volumes in just two weeks! The books have been sorted, boxed and delivered to the three literacy charities listed below. Your support is very much appreciated.


The University Library is accepting donations of good-quality new or used books to support International Book Giving Day.

Books of the following types can be dropped off to the Baillieu Library during business hours:

  • Non-fiction
  • Fiction
  • Self-help
  • Atlases, dictionaries and reference books
  • Cook books
  • Australian Geographic, motorcycle and car magazines
  • Children’s books

Donations will be made to the following organisations: 

ABCA (Australian Books for Children of Africa)

ABCA is a non-profit organisation supplying educational material to impoverished schools of Africa.

Benjamin Andrew Footpath Library

Benjamin Andrew gives books to  homeless and disadvantaged people and stock libraries in centres such as Women's Domestic Violence Service and Flagstaff Crisis Accommodation. 

Bus of Books

Bus of Books is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to providing young people in rural and disadvantaged communities within Australia with resources and programs to read and succeed.  

Donations will accepted at the Baillieu Library Service Desk until Friday 21 February. 




02 Jun 2014

LMS unavailable - first weekend February --

The LMS will be unavailable from 7am on Saturday 1st February until 5pm on Sunday 2nd February while scheduled maintenance is carried out.  Staff and students will not be able to access the LMS from any page. As with all scheduled maintenance periods, the LMS will be unavailable for the shortest time possible, but this window has been set to allow for the delivery of complex works.

Any queries can be lodged at 

For more information, visit 



02 Jun 2014

Job vacancy - Professional Library Cadetship --

The University Library has a vacancy for a Professional Library Cadet to work full-time for two years, finishing in February 2016.

To be eligible you should be an undergraduate student or recent graduate whose study program includes a combination of some of the following:

  • informatics and information technology;
  • information and archival science;
  • information management;
  • media and communications;
  • curation and conservation.

The Cadetship program offers you diverse and stimulating experience working in placements and rotations with various Library teams. You will also have opportunities to develop broader skills, knowledge and leadership experience, according to your individual interests and the Library's strategic priorities.

In addition, you will be expected to undertake part-time study in a postgraduate library and information course. Preference will be given to applicants with a relevant undergraduate degree which includes discipline outlined above, although applicants with degrees in other disciplines may also apply.

Applications close 9 January 2014.

Details at



02 Jun 2014

Lecture Capture Maintenance Monday 16th December -- The Lecture Capture service is undergoing scheduled maintenance on Monday 16th December from 9:00am until 5:00pm.

The Lecture Capture service will be undergoing required system maintenance this Monday 16 December 2013 from 9:00am until 5:00pm.
All efforts have been taken to minimise system disruption and user impact.  The following services will be affected:
1. Lectures recorded during the system maintenance will be queued for processing, and may take a few hours longer than usual to be made available to students.
2. Students will be unable to view existing Lecture Capture recordings during the system upgrade.
If you require access to Lecture Capture recordings during this period, we recommend that recorded lectures be downloaded for offline viewing before 9am Monday 16th December.
We thank you for your understanding and patience during this period.
With best wishes,
Academic and Learning Systems Support team



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.




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