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16 Sep 2014

Single Signon Disrupted 8 pm 16 Sept - 6 am 17 Sept 2014 --

Single Signon (SSO) will be disrupted between 8 pm this evening (16 September 2014) and 6 am tomorrow morning (17 September 2014).

Discovery and access to electronic resources should be unaffected.

Catalogue users should log in via the “Guest Login” - - and enter name and barcode.

Relais will be unavailable during this time.

Apologies for the inconvenience.



04 Sep 2014

Having trouble logging into online resources? -- We are trying a different login method for the next week and hope this resolves your issues.

Thank you to all the staff and students who let us know about their problems with Single Sign On. We are trying a different login method for the next week and hope this resolves your issues. Please continue to log your feedback via



25 Aug 2014

Academic Staff Survey - prize draw winner announced --

The University Library is delighted to announce Professor James Gilkerson (Veterinary Science) as the winner of a $1000 shopping voucher.

James was one of 260 academic staff who completed the Academic Staff Survey earlier this year.

The survey — the first of its kind in Australia — gives us valuable feedback on how University academics find, use, collect and store research data, teaching materials, articles and other scholarly information.

The questionnaire was based on surveys run nationally in the UK and USA in 2012.

This year the survey was run at most Group of Eight universities in Australia and the combined results will compared with the international benchmarks.

At Melbourne the survey results will improve our understanding of how the University Library can better support research processes, teaching practices, scholarly publishing and research data management.

University Librarian Philip Kent (left) presenting Professor James Gilkerson with his prize
Photo, above: University Librarian Philip Kent (left) presenting Professor James Gilkerson with his prize




07 Aug 2014

EndNote Training for staff and graduate students --

Two-hour seminars that include a 90 minute presentation covering the basics of the EndNote program followed by an optional 30 minute Q & A session. Enrolment open to all University of Melbourne staff and graduate students.

EndNote basics for Mac (seminar and Q &A)

Thursday, 07 August 2014, 10:00am-12:00pm
Tuesday, 26 August 2014, 10:00am-12:00pm
Thursday, 18 September 2014, 2:00pm-4:00pm
Tuesday, 14 October 2014, 10:00am-12:00pm
Thursday, 06 November 2014, 10:00am-12:00pm
Bookings are essential and open one month prior to each session. Book Mac sessions here.

 EndNote basics for Windows (seminar and Q &A) 

Thursday, 28 August 2014, 10:00am-12:00pm
Tuesday, 11 November 2014, 10:00am-12:00pm
Bookings are essential and open one month prior to each session. Book Windows sessions here.

EndNote X7 (17)  is the Library’s supported version in 2014.



01 Aug 2014

Researcher@Library blog - News, resources, and services from the Library --

The Researcher@Library blog aims to keep University of Melbourne researchers informed about news, resources and services from the University Library. The blog complements the Researcher@Library webpage.



28 Jul 2014

Applications now being sought for the 2014 Museums and Collections Award --

This prestigious Award is a unique international exchange opportunity between the universities of Melbourne and Birmingham that enables recipients to work on a selection of collection management projects with the museums and cultural collections of the partner university during a month-long stay. Applications are now open for University of Melbourne students wishing to travel to Birmingham on the Award, please visit the Cultural Collections Projects Program website for further details, or download the flyer.

Applications close Friday 22nd August 2014.



22 Jul 2014


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09 Jul 2014

Celebrating NAIDOC Week - indigenous library resources --

NAIDOC Week celebrates the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. 


The University of Melbourne Library has a number of guides pointing you to resources for indigenous research:

Indigenous Arts Management

Australian Indigenous Studies

Australian Indigenous Education

Indigenous Law 



18 Jun 2014

Digital tools to support your research -- Have you caught up with our 23 Research Things @ Melbourne blog yet?

Consisting of 23 weekly posts the blog showcases a range of digital tools that might be useful for your research practice.

Whatever your current level of confidence, the programme aims to help you develop a strategic approach to integrating digital skills into your work as a researcher. You might be using some of the tools already, in which case the programme will encourage you to think more deeply about how and why they can benefit your professional practice, and how to get the most out of them.

Topics covered to date include:
  • Thing 01: Organisational and productivity tools.
  • Thing 02: Collaboration tools.
  • Thing 03: File sharing.
  • Thing 04: Social media for researchers.
  • Thing 05: Online presence – blogging your research
  • Thing 06: Managing your online research networks.
  • Thing 07: Researcher identifiers and your publication profile.
  • Thing 08: Mind-mapping and brainstorming tools.
  • Thing 09: Web-conferencing and communication tools.
  • Thing 10: Locating and using digital images.
  • Thing 11: Managing and manipulating digital images.
Read the 23 Research Things@Melbourne blog here.

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11 Jun 2014

LMS upgrade July 2014 -- The LMS will be unavailable from 7am on Monday 7th July until 5pm on Tuesday 8th July 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 

Academic Learning and Systems Support (ALSS) Team



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