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Visualising Curtin researcher activity

Library staff teamed up with Curtin academic Dr. Pauline Joseph to supervise a Curtin HIVE (Hub for Immersive Visualisation and eResearch) summer intern project sponsored by the University Office of Research and Development. Aaron Kent, a second year Bachelor of Science (Computing), majoring in Software Engineering was assigned to our project. The summer internship is […]

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Learning Success & Studiosity

A commitment to enhancing the Curtin student experience and improving retention, regardless of level, mode of enrolment or location is the driver behind a new service delivery approach in the Library in 2018. A new Learning Success team is delivering services that combine academic skills development (from the former Learning Centre and UniPASS teams) with […]

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Support for postgraduates

The Graduate Research Advanced Skills Program (GRASP) was launched in February 2018, and is designed to enable Higher Degree by Research (HDR) students to take control of their research projects from the beginning. ‘Advanced skills’ in research refers to the knowledge, capabilities, dispositions and practices which enable HDR students to achieve excellence in producing a […]

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Meet our Manager, Collections

One thing I like about my role is the variety of different activities it involves.  The Collections Team is responsible for ensuring (as far as we can) that students and staff have access to the resources they need for success in their learning, teaching and research. We coordinate development and review of the Library’s electronic […]

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Launching Library Help

Our Client Engagement Team launched new Library Help areas at Robertson Library and Kalgoorlie Library this semester. Our spaces and support are in line with the Library’s new, blended service model, where clients receive help for all types of enquiries at one place. The name ‘Library Help’ is simple and consistent with the language on […]

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Suggestion: Monitoring Noise

From the suggestion box@Curtin Library… Hi could the library staff be a bit more stricter with noise levels from groups sitting in the library, especially on level 4 where the open walled rooms are, you can hear some groups from the other side The Library responds… Thank you for the feedback on noise levels. I […]

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Suggestions: Loan Periods

From the suggestion box@Curtin Library… I think the library needs to work on the loan tables in its ILS. Making materials due on Sundays and observed holidays is not practical for a campus such as Curtin, which isn’t a residential campus. It’s nice that library has extended hours outside of normal business hours, but it […]

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2018 Easter opening hours and document delivery

Opening hours Over the Easter holiday period Curtin Library opening hours will change: Robertson Library Thursday 29 March Library closes at midnight Friday 30 March Closed Saturday 31 March Closed Sunday 1 April Closed Monday 2 April 9am-5pm full service 5pm-9am limited service Tuesday 3 April 9am-5pm full service 5pm-7am limited service Wednesday 4 April 7am […]

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Suggestion: Food Monitoring

From the suggestion box@Curtin Library… Nothing has been done about people eating in the postgraduate room since I flagged this as an issue last semester. I arrived at my favourite desk in the room this morning to find the surface oily. Someone has evidently spilt some kind of fried noodle on it. Can you please […]

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Suggestion: Loan Period for Required Readings

From the suggestion box@Curtin Library… When a book that is listed as required reading but not stocked by the bookshop, perhaps the library loan for those particular books could be reduced to one week, rather than 6 weeks, to allow more students access to the required readings? Thank You. The Library responds… Thank you for […]

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