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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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PICA Exhibition: Love in Bright Landscapes

Love in Bright Landscapes opening at PICA this month considers Perth and Los Angeles as comparative case studies, bringing together artworks made in reference to the two west coast cities. The exhibition includes five artist’s books by Ed Ruscha on loan from the Curtin Library: Some Los Angeles Apartments Every Building On The Sunset Strip […]

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Library orientation week activities

Welcome to semester two 2021! Our orientation week workshops and activities will boost your confidence and get you familiar with our services. To sign up and to get more information check out your personalised orientation planner via Student OASIS. Want to discover more about the Library? Check out our guide! Monday 19 July Activity Time […]

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Reading Lists: information for semester two 2021

With the commencement of semester two, teaching staff are reminded to arrange access to unit readings through the Library’s Reading List system. The Course Quality Manual states that all units will have a Reading List unless exempted. In particular, all learning resources copied under the University’s Statutory Licence must be recorded in the Reading List […]

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Regional partnerships: Library staff on tour

In March 2020, just before COVID turned the world upside down, Library staff delivered a workshop to students based in and around Albany. The event was delivered as a result of a strategic initiative exploring how the Library could best support regional students. The message received from those students, was loud and clear: they felt […]

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Peer Academic Mentoring

Curtin University Library is proud to be implementing a Peer Academic Mentoring program for students in 2021. 2021 Peer Academic Mentors Individual peer academic mentoring fills a gap in Curtin’s support offerings, adding to our wide range of non-academic peer support (through programs such as New to Curtin Mentoring), and group-style academic support through Library […]

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