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Suggestion: silent area

From the suggestion box@Curtin Library… I am wondering if I missed out on a memo or a facebook post somewhere, is the silent area the new quiet and area? And the quiet area the new noisy area? There are constantly people talking in the silent rooms, answering their phones (which they have not bothered to […]

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Workshop: Supporting digital scholarship in the humanities

Curtin University Library Makerspace invites you to attend a workshop on ‘Supporting digital scholarship in the humanities’ as part of Research and Innovation Week 2016. In this two hour activity-based workshop, we will explore the techniques and challenges of digital humanities research, identify the skills required, and develop ideas around how we can best support […]

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Suggestion: alumni opening hours

From the suggestion box@Curtin Library… Hi, I have studied at Curtin for many years (approx 6 years). Done my bachelor degree and masters. I visit the campus quite frequently when I am around as I like to do my readings and work in the library. Th e 24 hours opening hours is great. However, it […]

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Workshop: An introduction to VR design

Learn about virtual reality design and build a basic game with Curtin Library Makerspace. The Curtin Library Makerspace and the Australian Virtual Reality Network, Curtin invites interested staff and students to an introductory workshop on VR design. If time permits, we will make a start on building a basic VR game. Participants will be required to […]

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National Science Week events

Join one of our FREE workshops or screenings in Robertson Library (building 105) on the 16, 17 and 18 August to celebrate National Science Week: Make and Take a Vibrobot Tuesday 16 August 1pm to 2pm, Library Makerspace Come and experiment using a battery, a motor and everyday household items to create a moving object. […]

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Suggestion: adjustable desks

From the suggestion box@Curtin Library… Is it possible to look into getting adjustable desks in some areas of the library? I see many students sitting for hours at a desk with little change in posture. If desks were able to be converted from seated to standing it would allow a few minutes of every hour […]

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Delays to Library processing

The Library is currently experiencing delays with the processing of items for Reserve and the acquisition of new books and DVD items for the collection. We are working to complete requests in order of receipt, and apologise for any inconvenience caused. Please contact David Wells, Manager, Collections, if you have any concerns: d.wells@curtin.edu.au

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Suggestion: energy pods

From the suggestion box@Curtin Library… Have a second sign on the sleep pods making it clearer that maximum use time is say 20 minutes or half an hour so more students get a chance to use them. Some users use them longer knowing they are hidden and no one will want to interupt them. Thamks […]

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Suggestion: mouse sensitivity

From the suggestion box@Curtin Library… The computer mouse settings have them waaay too sensitive. Coupled with how jerky they are due to the inappropriate desk surface, any fine movements of the mouse are very difficult and frustrating. I used to be able to change the settings myself but not anymore it seems. The Library responds… […]

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Connect Four sessions

The Connect Four live Q&A sessions will be filmed in Robertson Library over August. Feel free to follow along and ask questions on the New to Curtin Facebook page. Wednesday 3 August Your enrolment, timetable and time management Wednesday 10 August Financial assistance, getting motivated and being a successful student Wednesday 17 August Academic and […]

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