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Improving electronic resource access for students

When the Library is notified of new books to be included in student reading lists we routinely purchase them in electronic versions whenever possible. This has been the case for some time and helps ensure that texts are available to the greatest possible number of students and that distance is no barrier to access. However, […]

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Meet our Kalgoorlie staff – Teresa and Greta

We’re proud to have our Curtin Kalgoorlie campus and library, located 7 hours drive east of Perth. Teresa Bennett and Greta Vos are our trusty librarians supporting our Kalgoorlie students and staff. We spoke to them to find out some of the unique rewards and challenges of operating a regional university library. Hi Teresa and […]

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Thesis Fest

Being a PhD student is often referred to as being on a journey, and in many cases a very lonely journey. The Library works closely with Curtin University PhD and Masters by Research students (HDRs) to support them with the skills and resources they need to complete their thesis. However there are still students who […]

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Reflecting on 23 Things, our evolving digital dexterity program

23 Things, the Library’s digital dexterity program, has grown in leaps and bounds over the last 12 months. Evolving from a pilot program in 2020 to a recognised Curtin Extra program in 2021, the program prides itself on student-developed content, innovation, and continuous reflection and improvement. 23 Things is a fully online digital dexterity program […]

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Ebooks at Curtin Library: selection and acquisition methods

After over ten years of acquiring ebooks, the question of selection is no longer limited to ‘which one shall we buy?’, but it also extends to ‘where and how?’. Today there are many more ebook acquisition methods and it’s up to us to decide which one provides the most value for staff and students. And […]

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