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Suggestion: postgraduate room

By Curtin Library 6 March 2017 News & events No Comments »

From the suggestion box@Curtin Library…

I am at present in the postgraduate room having come here to find a silent place to study. There are students who come here with friends and speaking to each other about everything under the sun and it is really distressing. Please do something about this , as it causes a lot of disturbance and loss of time for students like me who come here hoping to complete maximum work in the available time.
Thank you.

The Library responds…

Thank you for your feedback. I will remind Library staff who are monitoring the floors to ensure the postgraduate room is included in the checks.

If the noise of other student behaviour is disturbing your study at any time please tell one of the Library staff members on duty and they will assist. You can also report problems like this to Libraryenquiries@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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Subscribe and win!

By Curtin Library 6 March 2017 Library Services JCPML 1 Comment »

To celebrate the launch of the News from the John Curtin Prime Ministerial Library and Special Collections newsletter we’re rewarding new subscribers.

The first 50 new subscribers between 6 – 20  March 2017 will receive a small JCPML keepsake. Simply subscribe via this link, and we’ll contact you if you are a winner.

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Labour Day Opening Hours

By Curtin Library 2 March 2017 News & events No Comments »

The Robertson, Curtin Graduate School of Business and Kalgoorlie Libraries will be open as usual on Labour Day, Monday 6 March.

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Catalogue Tip 6: databases

By Curtin Library 2 March 2017 News & events No Comments »

A library database is an electronic catalogue of published items such as journal articles, thesis, reports, conference proceedings and more. Curtin Library has access to approximately 500 databases and you can find a listing of these on the Databases page.

To find  databases relevant to your subject area, use the Subject filter to select a relevant subject area. This will retrieve an alphabetical list of databases related to your subject. You can then search within each of these databases separately.

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Suggestion: standing desks

By Curtin Library 2 March 2017 News & events No Comments »

From the suggestion box@Curtin Library…

I would like a standing desk or bench in the Level 6 quiet zone. More standing desks around the Library would be fantastic, not just in the louder areas. Thank you!

The Library responds…

Thank you for your suggestion. The Library will be looking for opportunities to increase the number of standing desks as the budget allows. In the meantime, we will investigate moving an existing standing desk from level three to a silent area as a trial and see how this is received.

Barbara Parnaby
Manager
Curtin University Library

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Suggestion: internet browsers

By Curtin Library 1 March 2017 News & events No Comments »

From the suggestion box@Curtin Library…

I been using the computers and noticed that google chrome was not installed on the new OS systems. Could I suggest installing it on the new windows 10 copies.

The Library responds…

Thanks for your feedback. Chrome isn’t installed directly onto the computers, but does become available a few minutes after login. You can use the search box in the Start menu to find it once it is available.  Firefox is also distributed in the same way.

Colin Sinclair
Manager
Curtin University Library

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New to Curtin Library?

By Curtin Library 1 March 2017 News & events 2 Comments »

Are you a new student to Curtin, or want to learn more about the Library? Our New to Curtin Library guide will let you hit the ground running on your assessments. Learn about:

  • your Library card and borrowing,
  • accessing online resources,
  • your unit readings and Reading Lists,
  • printing and copying, and
  • referencing.

Check out the New to Curtin Library guide for more information.

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HIVE Summer Intern

By Curtin Library 1 March 2017 Library Services JCPML 1 Comment »

This summer the JCPML had the privilege of hosting a Curtin HIVE summer intern, Humanities student Benjamin McConnell, one of eleven students to have been awarded an internship for 2016/2017.

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The HIVE summer internships are for a period of 10 weeks and provide participants with an opportunity to explore the use of visualisation technologies used in the HIVE lab, located in the John Curtin Gallery. During the internship Ben explored the application of 3D imagery to artefacts in the collection. He and HIVE staff also visited the Curtin Family home in Cottesloe to photograph the surroundings and internal features for use in a 3D immersive HIVE display.

For the major project component of the internship, Ben worked under the supervision of Associate Professor of History Bobbie Oliver, and Library Archivist Sally Laming, to create a timeline of the life of John Curtin using content and images from the JCPML collections. Ben used his skills as a student of history to research and write the narrative content of the timeline. The project required the digitisation of a large number of photographs and original documents from the collection, to a much higher resolution than usually required. This work was completed by our librarian, Debbie Williamson and provided images that displayed effectively on the large screen of the HIVE tile display.

The eleven students presented their projects at the Internship Showcase held in the HIVE on Monday 20 February, when JCPML staff were impressed with the final results of Ben’s completed project titled John Curtin: Looking ever forward. Photos from the Showcase can be found on the HIVE Twitter.

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Friends of Brixton Street Wetlands book donation

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

Dr Subas Dhakal recently donated a signed copy of his book Friends of Brixton Street Wetlands to Curtin University Library.

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Dr Dhakal from Curtin University’s School of Management is an academic in the field of sustainable development. He was a Postdoctoral Fellow under the federally funded CRN program implemented in partnership between Southern Cross University & University of Queensland. His areas of interests include: community based sustainability initiatives; disasters & international development; green employment & employability; and social entrepreneurship & stakeholder engagement in South Asia/Asia & the Pacific.

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Thanks to Dr Dhakal for visiting Robertson Library and for his kind donation. The book can be loaned from the Library catalogue.

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The Learning Centre has moved

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

The Learning Centre has moved from our previous location in 303 to The Robertson Library in building 105.

We will be offering our usual range of face-to-face workshops, including Time Management, Paraphrasing and Avoiding Plagiarism, Numeracy, and many more. For full details and to register, go to:

 http://life.curtin.edu.au/learning-support/workshops-and-seminars.htm

You can also complete our online interactive Study Skills programs to develop skills in grammar, critical thinking, essay writing, test-taking and more.

Contact The Learning Centre for more information.

Phone: 9266 7166

Email: tlc@curtin.edu.au

Facebook: The Learning Centre at Curtin

 

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