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Suggestion: Overhead Lamps

By Curtin Library 6 September 2018 News & events No Comments »

From the suggestion box@Curtin Library…

There are a couple of overhead lamps in the private study pods on level 5 that aren’t working. Hopefully we can get them fixed.

Thanks

The Library responds…

Thank you for bringing the two lights to our attention. We have ordered replacement fluoro tubes and will replace as soon as received.

Colin Sinclair
Manager
Curtin University Library

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Suggestion: Sanitizer

By Curtin Library 4 September 2018 News & events 1 Comment »

From the suggestion box@Curtin Library…

Can we please get wall sanitizers for toilet seats?

Sometimes toilet seats have droplets on them and you have to get wet tissues to clean the seats. I always wipe up any spills I make, but not everyone does and this obviously can create slipping hazards. So, having the sanitizers would be great for both hygiene and also preventing hazards.

The Library responds…

Thanks for your feedback. We will take this into consideration.

Colin Sinclair
Manager
Curtin University Library

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Suggestion: Loaning power port adaptors

By Curtin Library 3 September 2018 News & events No Comments »

From the suggestion box@Curtin Library…

Hi,

Is there a possibility that the library could offer usb power port adaptors on a short term hire basis?

It would mean when we forget our chargers we can continue study without break?

The Library responds…

Thanks for your feedback. Loaning charging units is not something we are currently considering, however where possible we have tried to ensure that USB charging ports are available. You’ll find the silent rooms on level four, five and six are all have USB enabled power points and so too the study carrels on levels five and six.

Colin Sinclair
Manager
Curtin University Library

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Did you find what you were looking for?

By Curtin Library 3 September 2018 Facilities News & events No Comments »

The Library is running a survey on whether you are finding the resources you are looking for.

You may see a link to our survey in the Library Catalogue or on the Databases webpage.

Please complete the short survey and let us know if you did or didn’t find what you were looking for.

Your feedback will help us improve our services to you.

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Suggestion: Referencing Software

By Curtin Library 31 August 2018 News & events No Comments »

From the suggestion box@Curtin Library…

Please install “Mendeley” and its “MS Word” plugin on the library computer as an alternative to End Note, so us researchers who prefer Mendeley library over End Note?

The Library responds…

Thanks for your feedback. Unfortunately our experience has been that having both EndNote and Mandeley installed on the computers with the Word plug-ins is not compatible.

Colin Sinclair
Manager
Curtin University Library

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Suggestion: Study rooms for pairs

By Curtin Library 30 August 2018 News & events No Comments »

From the suggestion box@Curtin Library…

Could rooms be made available for 2 people to study.
Currently the study rooms are for a minimum of three people, this doesn’t leave an alternative if one person cancels or if the study session is only for two students.
Thank you!

The Library responds…

Thank you for the feedback on allowing more flexibility with group study rooms. Depending on demand, it may be a good idea to allow more flexibility in access to the facilities you need. We will take this into account when reviewing all our feedback and looking at any changes going forward. We are certainly looking at ways to make more spaces for pairs available and this will be a consideration for any future refurbishment.

Just to let you know there are a number of three-sided open spaces on levels 2 and 4, which provide whiteboards without the requirement for at least three people to use the space. These may be suitable for you in the meantime, though I do understand that they are not always available.

Barbara Parnaby
Manager
Curtin University Library

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Curtin Family Home Open Day

By Curtin Library 29 August 2018 Library Services JCPML News & events No Comments »

The National Trust will be conducting tours of the inside and gardens of the Curtin family home in September. The home was built for the Curtin family in 1923 and was the much-loved home of John and Elsie Curtin and their children. Don’t miss your opportunity to see inside this historic home.

Date: Wednesday, 12th September 2018

Time: 1.30 – 2:15pm

Address: 24 Jarrad Street, Cottesloe

Cost: Free

Please register to attend this event through Eventbrite.


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Suggestion: Coughing in Silent Areas

By Curtin Library 29 August 2018 News & events No Comments »

From the suggestion box@Curtin Library…

Please put up signs in the silent areas asking people who are sick with a cough not to use these areas. It is so hard to study when every second person is coughing up their spleen.

I know this is a place of higher education and asking people not to do this shouldn’t be required, but it obviously is.

The Library responds…

Thank you for your comment. I can understand your concerns. I will arrange for a public health notice reminder to be placed in the silent areas. If you do have a concern regarding noise in the future, I would ask that you please report this to Library Staff as soon as possible so that it can be addressed. You can phone us on 9266 7166 (or just 7166 from a Library help phone) or email us libraryhelp@curtin.edu.au. This email address is monitored all the time the Library is providing full service and issues will be attended to as soon as possible once they are drawn to our attention.

Barbara Parnaby
Manager
Curtin University Library

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Connect your ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID) through Elements

By Curtin Library 27 August 2018 Research No Comments »

Curtin University is implementing ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID) and invites all researchers to create or connect ORCID through Curtin’s Publications Management System, Elements.

Create or Connect your ORCID to Elements at Curtin

  • Watch this 30 seconds video.
  • Or follow the steps below:
    1. Log in to Elements at Curtin
    2. Click Add ORCID
    3. Register for an ORCID with your name and email address, or connect your existing ORCID by logging in to your ORCID record.
    4. Click Authorise to grant Curtin University to receive your verified ORCID and use it in our systems.

Keep your ORCID record up to date to reap maximum benefits and save precious time. Visit our help guide or contact LibraryHelp@curtin.edu.au for assistance.

What is ORCID?

ORCID provides researchers with a unique identifier and a mechanism for linking their research outputs and activities to their ORCID.

ORCID is integrated into many systems used by publishers, funders, institutions, and other research-related services.

Watch Why ORCID? to learn more: https://vimeo.com/237730655

Why register? Your ORCID:

  • Is required by many journal manuscript submission systems and grant application forms.
  • Is endorsed by the Australian Research Council, the National Health and Medical Research Council, and other funding bodies.
  • Distinguishes you and ensures your research outputs and activities are correctly attributed to you.
  • Is a reliable and easy connection between you, your contributions and affiliations.
  • Reduces form-filling: you enter data once, have it reused often.
  • Improves recognition and discoverability for you and your research outputs.
  • Can be used throughout your whole research career.
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Studiosity: Free learning support for Curtin students

By Curtin Library 27 August 2018 Students Teaching and Learning 2 Comments »

Are you studying a first-year unit? Need help with your assignments?

If you answered yes to both of the above give Studiosity a try!

Studiosity can provide you with 24/7 access to FREE online personalised feedback for short writing submissions. Or chat live to real advisors who are experts in their fields and have your questions answered quickly.

You can access Studiosity through your Blackboard unit.

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