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Basic VR Development Workshops

By Curtin Library 30 March 2017 News & events No Comments »

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Learn about virtual reality design and build a basic game with Curtin Library Makerspace.

The Curtin Library Makerspace and the Australian Virtual Reality Network, Curtin invites interested staff and students to a two part series of introductory workshops on basic VR development. These sessions will include C# programming, fundamentals to Unity and the creation of a basic text game.

Wednesday 5 April 12pm – 2pm Basic VR Development – session 1
Wednesday 26 April 12pm – 2pm Basic VR Development – session 2

Participants will be required to BYO laptop – please download Unity Personal software prior to attending.

Register your free place via Eventbrite.

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Having difficulty accessing an eBook

By Curtin Library 29 March 2017 Uncategorised No Comments »

This could be because eBooks have different licences which determine the number of users that can read the book at the same time.

One of our eBook providers, Ebook Central displays this information when you open a particular book title under Availability:

  • Your institution has access to 1 copy of this book – these are the single user titles, e.g. A Short History of Asia.
  • Your institution has access to multiple copies of this book – this means we can have unlimited concurrent users based on a limited number of lending days per year, e.g. Re-imagining Schooling for Education

If you would like more information on using eBooks please see our eBook Library Guide.

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50 Objects for 50 Years

By Curtin Library 28 March 2017 Library Services JCPML News & events No Comments »

What do cut throat razors, Hunter’s First Fleet Journal, and a Pentax camera have in common? They’re all objects found in Curtin Library!

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Join us on a journey through the Library Special Collections via the 50 Objects for 50 Years blog, updated each week with a new object.

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Since the inception of WAIT/Curtin University the Library has been acquiring not only books, but many historical objects and collections. These are housed in the John Curtin Prime Ministerial Library; very safe, secure and out of sight. As part of the University’s 50 Years of Innovation celebrations the Library is bringing out our significant, rare and surprising items.

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Follow the 50 Objects for 50 Years blog during 2017 as we celebrate 50 Years of Innovation by Curtin University Library.

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Suggestion: report a problem

By Curtin Library 28 March 2017 News & events No Comments »

From the suggestion box@Curtin Library…

Hi there, I would like to suggest that the library consider adding a “suggest correction” button on the full record of texts, so that signed-in users can make amendments to listings. These suggestions could then be manually approved or approved by an algorithm. Over time, this would improve the quality of the library’s database. Many thanks.

The Library responds…

Thank you for the suggestion. If you are referring to the Library catalogue, there is a facility to ‘report a problem’ via an link in the catalogue record for most online resources. The Library welcomes any corrections or information to improve the catalogue via this channel.

If you are referring to other resources or records, I would invite you to get in touch with me by email Barbara.parnaby@curtin.edu.au or telephone 9266 5138, to clarify your feedback in more detail.

Barbara Parnaby
Manager
Curtin University Library

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Did you find it? survey

By Curtin Library 24 March 2017 News & events Comments off

Did you find the items you needed?

At Curtin University Library we aim to provide you with the best possible service and will be running a survey from Monday 27 – Thursday 30 March to see if you found the resource you were looking for. This valuable information will be used to improve our services to you in the future.

You may be asked to complete the survey when searching the Library catalogue. The anonymous survey is ONLY 6 short questions and is entirely voluntary (although of course we hope you participate!). Those who complete the survey can enter a draw to WIN 1 of 3 $100 iTunes vouchers (conditions apply).

So when you see an invitation for “Did you find it?” – Curtin University Library we hope you’ll volunteer a few minutes of your time to help us help you. Thank you!

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Suggestion: using laptops at computer spaces

By Curtin Library 22 March 2017 News & events Comments off

From the suggestion box@Curtin Library…

Hi, I always see people sitting at the computers (specifically on level 3) while only using their laptops! I find this very frustrating as I (and many others) are walking around trying to find a computer and these people are taking up spaces. Just today in a space of 5 minutes I saw 5 people doing this, not using the computer at all. Can something be done to try and fix this issue?

The Library responds…

Thank you for your feedback. We will ask Library Student Assistants to keep an eye on this and where possible suggest students free up the computers. If you have this experience again, please let a staff member know and where possible they will investigate.

Barbara Parnaby
Manager
Curtin University Library

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Suggestion: noise

By Curtin Library 21 March 2017 News & events Comments off

From the suggestion box@Curtin Library…

Hi, I am a research student at Curtin. I found out that these days there are some activities in the library room 6105 at night and the noise has seriously disturbed students in the other rooms near that lab. I suppose that the library should provide a quite and nice environment to students. A notice should be made to all of the student using that room, cause although speaking is allowed in all areas but nobody can make noise in the library and it really become a trouble to other student who have the right to use the school facilities.

The Library responds…

Thank you for your feedback. I am sorry to hear that your studies were disturbed and I have asked Library staff who are monitoring the floors to be very alert to this room on level six. All Library users who are being disturbed by inconsiderate behaviour are encouraged to approach a Library staff member at the time the problem is occurring so that we can take appropriate action.

Barbara Parnaby
Manager
Curtin University Library

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Suggestion: noise

By Curtin Library 20 March 2017 News & events Comments off

From the suggestion box@Curtin Library…

Is there any way to stop the music that I constantly playing in the green across from the library. You can hear it all of the “silent rooms” and it kind of defeats the purpose of having them.

The Library responds…

Thank you for your comment. The Library has passed your comments and concerns to the people organising the activities on campus.

Barbara Parnaby
Manager
Curtin University Library

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Come to a Learning Centre plagiarism workshop

By Curtin Library 16 March 2017 News & events Comments off

Need help avoiding plagiarism in your assignments?

Whether intentional or not, plagiarism can have serious consequences. Make sure your academic writing skills are up to scratch before your next assignment!

Come along to a Learning Centre workshop to learn about paraphrasing, summarising and synthesising others’ ideas into your own writing. Register for a ‘Paraphrasing & Avoiding Plagiarism’ workshop on Unihub.

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Catalogue Tip 10: narrowing your search

By Curtin Library 16 March 2017 News & events Comments off

You can quickly refine your Library Catalogue search results to narrow down on the resources you want.

Under Refine My Results on the left side of the results page, look for Topic and click on More options. Tick the boxes you want included or excluded and then click on Continue. This will narrow your search to the topics you choose.

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