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Suggestion: Coffee Machine

From the suggestion box@Curtin Library… Free, self-serve espresso machine coffee. The Library responds… Thanks for the suggestion. Unfortunately, the Library is unable to provide this service. You may wish to forward your suggestion to the Student Guild via the Guild webpage. James Robinson Coordinator Curtin University Library

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Developing digital dexterity

As digital technology expands into all areas of our lives, the ability of graduates to learn, research, create and communicate digitally is highly valued by employers. Academic libraries, including Curtin Library, are playing a significant role in helping students attain these skills. In 2018 the Council of Australian University Libraries (CAUL) embarked on a two […]

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Meet Barbara Parnaby

Barbara Parnaby is the Manager, Client Engagement at Curtin University Library. We spoke to her to find out what her team has in store for the rest of 2019. Describe your role in a few sentences. I manage the Curtin University Library’s Client Engagement Team, who provide the Library’s front-line client services, answering and referring […]

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Makerspace transformed into Open Access Escape Room

Engaging HDR students with the benefits of open access can be tricky.  Sometimes the idea of having a captive audience is particularly appealing, especially when unashamedly advocating for open scholarship and FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, Reusable) scholarly practices. Katrine Sundsbø, from the University of Essex Library, must have felt the same way when she conceived […]

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How to host an international conference

Curtin University Library and the University of Western Australia Library recently organised and hosted the 2019 IATUL Conference – an annual international conference for senior academic library professionals. The conference was held at venues across Curtin University and UWA from 23 June–27 June 2019, and hosted over 200 participants from 25 different countries for information […]

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The Library’s Reading List service

The Library’s Reading List service aims to support teaching staff and students across the globe in both their teaching and learning. Accessible through Blackboard, the interface allows students to view and access a wealth of learning and teaching resources, many of which are electronically available. These resources are personally curated by teaching staff and are […]

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Bringing the Electronic Resources and Libraries conference home

Instead of flying to Austin, Texas to attend the 2019 Annual Electronic Resources & Libraries Conference, this year the Library’s Collections Team decided to bring the conference closer to home. To provide staff with the professional development benefits of attending a conference without physically attending one, the Library organised a ‘shadow’ conference to offer an […]

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Reading Lists: Information for Semester 2 2019

With the commencement of semester two, 2019, teaching staff are reminded to arrange access to unit readings through the Library Reading List service. It is a University requirement that the use of copyright materials for teaching purposes are registered in the Reading List system. Teaching staff who already have Reading Lists are advised to check […]

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Suggestion: Extended Opening Hours

From the suggestion box@Curtin Library… Hello, I just wanted to follow up my suggestion from earlier in the year (posted on the Library Blog on 1 February) about library opening times. The problem still persists that students who are studying outside of normal semester hours (e.g. law students in trimesters, Masters students etc.) are unable […]

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Suggestion: Computers in Copy Print Room

From the suggestion box@Curtin Library… Hi there! I was wondering why the computers in the copy print room are always so slow? I’m constantly waiting 5-15 minutes for them to start up The Library responds… Thanks for your feedback. We’ll get in touch with Curtin’s IT department to see if we can get them fixed. […]

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