Recent news from the University Library
07 Jun 2013
Queen's Birthday Opening Hours -- Monday 10 June
Due to the Queen's Birthday holiday, some libraries will be closed on Monday 10 June.
- Baillieu Library: 11am - 9pm (service point closes at 5p,)
- Brownless Biomedical Library: 1pm - 5pm
- Eastern Resource Centre (ERC): 1pm - 5pm
- Giblin Eunson Library: 11am - 5pm
- Law Library: 10am - 6pm
All other libraries will be closed.
EXTENDED HOURS ZONES
These zones will not be staffed, but will be available for studying. Please bring your student card with you for swipe-card access.
- Baillieu Library: 7am - 1pm
- Brownless Biomedical Library: 7am - 12am
- Eastern Resource Centre (ERC): 7am - 12am
05 Jun 2013
Increased renewals for staff and students -- Students and staff members will be able to renew items up to 10 times.
From the 12th of June we are trialling an increase in renewals from 4 to 10 for University of Melbourne students and staff members.
03 Jun 2013
Due to the water damage over the weekend, the Lenton Parr Music, Visual and Performing Arts Library at Southbank campus is open from 1pm. Collection access (some DVD loans limited), loans, photocopying/scanning and PCs available.
29 May 2013
Semester 1 SES on now -- Semester 1 Subject Experience Surveys are now open. The standard survey period is from 20 May to 9 June.
Semester 1 Subject Experience Surveys are now open. The standard survey period is from 20 May to 9 June, though some variation occurs between subjects. LMS subjects should currently contain feedback on the survey outcomes from the previous cohort of students, in line with SES policy and guidelines. Providing this information to students is expected to encourage student participation.
Watch this space for more information about communicating this semester's SES outcomes to the current student cohort.
There is information to help staff prepare for and promote the SES, including policies and guidelines: http://www.feedback.unimelb.edu.au/SES/.
24 May 2013
The University Library has appointed Mr Shane Carmody as Senior Development Manager, commencing 12 June 2013.
"With the launch this month of Believe - the Campaign for the University of Melbourne, Shane will join us in an important time in the history of the Library and the University," said University Librarian Philip G Kent.
"As Senior Development Manager, Shane will be responsible for the implementation of a robust fundraising strategy for the Library. He will play a leading role in supporting the proposed redevelopment of the Baillieu Library and creation of a new Research and Cultural Library."
Shane Carmody comes to the University Library with significant experience at National Archives of Australia and the last 11 years at the State Library of Victoria where he held the post of Director, Collections and Access and most recently as Director Development.
Shane is a graduate of the University of Melbourne, holding a Bachelor of Arts degree with First Class Honours with a double major in History and Fine Arts. He holds a Master of Arts from the University of Toronto with majors in History and Historical Urban Geography.
The Melbourne University Library attracts 3 million visitors per year and holds over 3 million items, valuable primary and secondary resources for the University’s students and research community and countless unique, rare and valuable special collections.
The University Library is committed to increasing public and private sector support to continue to improve its physical space, as well as to further build its Cultural Collections.
- Learn more about Believe - The Campaign for the University of Melbourne
23 May 2013
Scopus for researchers - Tuesday 18 June, 2pm -- Academics, researchers and graduate students are invited to a demonstration of Scopus.
When: Tuesday 18 June, 2:00-4:00pm
Where: Baillieu Library, Parkville campus
17 May 2013
University Librarian, Philip Kent, is pleased to announce Ms Jo-Anne Cooper as the new Manager, Grainger Museum at the University of Melbourne. Jo-Anne Cooper comes to the University after working for nearly three decades in the fields of marketing and museum administration. She holds a Masters in Public Administration from the University of Melbourne, and a BA (Hons) in Politics and History also from the University of Melbourne.
"I am delighted that an extensive search has resulted in this exciting appointment”, said Philip. "Jo-Anne skills and experience will be a marvellous asset to the Grainger Museum and we look forward to a new period under her leadership. 2013 is the Grainger Museum's 75th anniversary year and I am Jo-Anne's inaugural year as Manager will be marked by a rich offering of 75th anniversary events."
Jo-Anne previously led the development of the Old Treasury Building in Spring Street as a museum, and for many years was the Director of the City Museum at Old Treasury and its predecessor organisation, the Gold Treasury Museum. She is currently the Marketing and Communications Manager at the Jewish Museum of Australia.
Jo-Anne will commence at the Grainger Museum on 28 May 2013.
14 May 2013
Need help with EndNote issues? -- Come to one of the Library’s monthly EndNote Drop-in Clinics for one-on-one help with specific EndNote problems!
Please note that clinics are not training sessions for beginners.
Thursday, 23 May 2013, 1:00pm-2:00pm
Wednesday, 19 June 2013, 1:00pm-2:00pm
Click here for more info and additional dates.
Thursday, 23 May 2013, 3:30pm-4:30pm
Tuesday, 11 June 2013, 1:00pm-2:00pm
Click here for more info and additional dates.
Other EndNote help options:
09 May 2013
Possible disruption to Database/EJournal and Discovery Authentication -- The EZproxy authentication service that enables access to Databases/EJournals and Discovery is being transitioned to the new Single Sign On platform between 4 and 6pm this afternoon.
The EZproxy authentication service that enables access to Databases/EJournals and Discovery is being transitioned to the new Single Sign On platform between 4 and 6pm this afternoon.
We are hopeful that any disruption to service will be minor and brief but we appreciate your patience while we undertake this work. On completion access to these services via the portal will not require a secondary from within the portal environment.
Team Leader, Library Systems
07 May 2013
BONUS+ renewal bug -- Renewing multiple BONUS+ items at once is currently not working.
Due to a software bug renewing multiple BONUS+ items at once is not possible at the moment. If you attempt to renew more than one item at once you will find only one item has been renewed and the rest of the items will have failed.
It could be several weeks until the bug is fixed. Please renew BONUS+ items one at a time in the meantime.
No other items are affected. Multiple Uni of Melb items can renewed at one time without a problem.