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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her continuous work and achievements and comprises manuscripts and typescripts of published work (and occasionally unpublished work), working papers and research notes, personal and professional correspondence and unsolicited correspondence from members of the public.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.



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.



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