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By Curtin Library 7 March 2012 News & events Comments off

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'Broome 1942' exhibition open

By Curtin Library 6 March 2012 Library Services JCPML Comments off

A new display in the Robertson Library commemorates the 70th anniversary of the bombing of Broome on 3 March 1942. The exhibition was opened on 28 February by Lieutenant Colonel Herman Verhoef, Defence Attache from the Australian Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.

In the early months of 1942 the bombing of Broome, Wyndham and Darwin formed the first ‘physical contact of war within Australia’ according to Prime Minister John Curtin. Even more poignant, the majority of casualties included widows and orphans of the Java Sea Battle, evacuees from the Netherlands East Indies (Indonesia) to Australia on that fateful March morning as Broome was bombed.

The new exhibition, Broome 1942, focuses on the relationship between the Netherlands East Indies and the Curtin government following the entry of Japan into World War Two. On display from the John Curtin Prime Ministerial Library collection are secret cablegrams, minutes and letters recording negotiations between the two countries as well as personal items donated from the Dutch community in Perth.

You are invited to visit the exhibition which will be on public display until April on level 2 of the Robertson Library at Curtin University.

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Room 588 open to postgrad and VC's list students

By Curtin Library 1 March 2012 News & events Comments off

The refurbished Postgraduate and VC’s List students’ study room on level 5 of Robertson Library is now open. The room provides ergonomic seating at 12 work stations with power and computers, and at a further 2 workstations with power only. More casual seating is available at one end of the room, including a bench seat, low chairs and tables.

Room 588 is on the east side of level 5. Look for the yellow wall and signage towards the right as you enter the floor from the main stairs or lifts.

Access to the room is by swipe card only, so if you are a postgraduate student, a VC’s List student or a member of sessional staff looking for a quiet space to study in the Library, please ask at the Enquiries desk on level 2, or email Library-PGandVCListRoom@curtin.edu.au

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Broome 1942 exhibition open

By Curtin Library 1 March 2012 News & events Comments off

A new display in the Robertson Library commemorates the 70th anniversary of the bombing of Broome on 3 March 1942. The display was opened on 28 February by Lieutenant Colonel Herman Verhoef, Defence Attache from the Australian Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.

In the early months of 1942 the bombing of Broome, Wyndham and Darwin formed the first “physical contact of war within Australia” according to Prime Minister John Curtin. Even more poignant, the majority of casualties included widows and orphans of the Java Sea Battle, evacuees from the Netherlands East Indies (Indonesia) to Australia on that fateful March morning as Broome was bombed.

“[T]he rat-tat-tat of their machine guns was followed by a spectacular display of fireworks [as the Japanese] used incendiary bullets…In a few minutes the whole of the harbour was covered by a pall of thick, black smoke,” recalled a Broome resident, in a West Australian newspaper article on 10 March 1942.

The new exhibition, Broome 1942, focuses on the relationship between the Netherlands East Indies and the Curtin government following the entry of Japan into World War Two. On display from the John Curtin Prime Ministerial Library collection are secret cablegrams, minutes and letters recording negotiations between the two countries, as well as personal items donated from the Dutch community in Perth.

The exhibition will be on public display until April in the Robertson Library at Curtin University.

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Curtin Graduate School of Business Library open

By Curtin Library 23 February 2012 News & events Comments off

Located at the Perth City Campus on the corner of Murray and Pier Streets, the new Curtin Graduate School of Business (CGSB) Library is now open from 10am to 9pm Monday to Friday.

A library staff member will be on site to assist you from 2pm to 7pm Monday to Wednesday and from 11am to 2.30pm on Fridays. In addition, a member of the Library’s Business team will be there on Thursday afternoons.

Please refer to the CGSB Library webpage for more details.

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Library databases moving to new platform

By Curtin Library 23 February 2012 News & events Comments off

Proquest and CSA (Cambridge Scientific Abstracts) databases will move to a new ProQuest platform by April 16.

You can begin to use the new Proquest platform now via the library’s Database A-Z list. This platform provides access to a number of new databases not currently available.

Links to the new versions of individual ProQuest and CSA databases will soon start to appear in the Library Catalogue and the Database A-Z list, with all access migrated to the new platform by April 16. Links to the current versions of ProQuest and CSA will be retained on the Database A-Z list until migration is completed.

To learn how to find, save, organise and share resources you can watch a ProQuest training video.

If you have a My Research account you will be able to move your account across manually after migration. Log in with your existing account details and click the link ‘Import to My Research’ to initiate the migration. Please contact your Faculty Librarian if you need more assistance.

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Library hours from 27 February

By Curtin Library 23 February 2012 News & events Comments off

From the start of semester, Monday 27 February, Robertson Library will be open:

Monday to Thursday – 7am to 10pm (limited service 7-8am)
Friday – 7am to 10pm (limited service 7-8am and 6-10pm)
Saturday & Sunday – 9am to 6pm (limited service 4.50-6pm)

Between 7-8am weekday mornings clients can use library computers, print, copy, collect books on hold, borrow material and use study spaces on all levels. Rovers will be on hand to assist clients with wireless connection, printing, etc.

Between 6-10pm on Fridays we will offer the same service limited to levels 2 and 3. The other floors will be closed from 6pm.

Between 4.50-6pm on weekends we will offer the same service limited to levels 2 and 3. The other floors will be closed from 4.50pm.

Enquiry desk services will be available from 8am to 10pm Monday to Thursday, 8am to 6pm Friday and 9am to 4.50pm weekends.

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National Year of Reading 2012

By Curtin Library 14 February 2012 News & events Comments off

National Year of Reading Logo

The library is a proud supporter of the National Year of Reading 2012.

To show our support we have launched a blog to celebrate and remind people about the importance of reading. Each month we will be posting fun and interesting information about reading, literacy and projects to celebrate this year.

Visit the blog by clicking on the National Year of Reading logo on the library homepage or following this link: blogs.curtin.edu.au/national-year-of-reading. To show your support you can follow the National Year of Reading blog via RSS feed.

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Broome 1942 exhibition to open 28 February

By Curtin Library 9 February 2012 Library Services JCPML Comments off

The bombing of Broome, Wyndham and Darwin in the early months of 1942 formed the first physical contact of war within Australia according to Prime Minister John Curtin.

Even more poignant, the majority of casualties included widows and orphans of the Java Sea Battle, evacuees from the Netherlands East Indies (Indonesia) to Australia on that fateful March morning as Broome was bombed.

‘[T]he rat-tat-tat of their machine guns was followed by a spectacular display of fireworks [as the Japanese] used indendiary bullets…In a few minutes the whole of the harbour was covered by a pall of thick, black smoke,’ recalled a Broome resident in a ‘West Australian’ newspaper article on 10 March 1942.

This year marks the 70th anniversary of the bombing, and the new exhibition, ‘Broome 1942′, focuses on the relationship between the Netherlands East Indies and the Curtin government following the entry of Japan into World War Two. On display from the JCPML collection will be secret cablegrams, minutes and letters recording negotiations between the two countries, as well as personal items donated from the Dutch community in Perth.

The exhibition will be launched on 28 February 2012 and will be on public display until April in the Robertson Library, Curtin University.

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Library print journals now on level 4

By Curtin Library 3 February 2012 News & events Comments off

The library has relocated print journals which are also held electronically to a library store. The remaining print journal collection is shelved on level 4 of Robertson Library. Please check the catalogue for new location details and to locate an online copy of your journal in the first instance.

If you require a journal that is now in library store, please contact library staff at the Enquiries Desk on level 2. We will be removing the journal shelving on levels 5 and 6 over the next two weeks and apologise for any disruption during this time.

If you require any further information please contact Jackie Hanlon on 9266 4392 or j.hanlon@curtin.edu.au.

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