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ORCID Winners: Connect your ORCID through Elements

By Curtin Library 14 November 2018 Research No Comments »

Congratulations to this week’s five winners of ORCID Prize Packs!

Valerie Maxville – School of Electrical Engineering, Computing and Mathematical Science
Lin Fritschi – School of Public Health
Yun Yu – WASM: Minerals, Energy and Chemical Engineering
Harry Bloch – School of Economics, Finance, and Property
Rima Caccetta – School of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences

It’s not too late to win a prize! Create or connect your ORCID to Elements now for a chance to win a coffee voucher, an ORCID mug, sticker, and badge!

Five winners to be drawn randomly every Tuesday until 20th November 2018.

“I have an ORCID as this is the global one stop shop for recording a researcher’s profile and is not tied to any institution. Funding bodies such as the ARC ask for ORCIDs on grant applications. Also in a sector where so much of our work is tied to commercial entities such as publishers, ORCID is a not-for-profit organisation, which is good to support.”
Professor Kirsten Holmes, Dean of Research, Faculty of Business and Law

For more information on ORCID and the competition see our previous blog post.

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Win with ORCID

By Curtin Library 7 November 2018 Research No Comments »

Congratulations to this week’s five winners of ORCID Prize Packs!

Ravi Fotedar – School of Molecular and Life Sciences
Evelyne Deplazes – School of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences
Paul Johnston – School and Planetary Sciences
Prafula Pearce – Curtin Law School
Andrew Lavender – School of Physiotherapy and Exercise Science

There’s still a chance to win a prize! Create or connect your ORCID through Elements now for a chance to win a coffee voucher, an ORCID mug, sticker and badge!

Five winners to be drawn randomly every Tuesday until 23 November 2018.

“A great, easy and effective way to manage all of your academic outputs, submit papers and increase your visibility.”
Professor Mark Harris, John Curtin Distinguished Professor, Faculty of Business and Law

For more information on ORCID and the competition see our previous blog post.

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Suggestion: Computer Use

By Curtin Library 5 November 2018 News & events No Comments »

From the suggestion box@Curtin Library…

This is in reference to workstations on Level 3. Most students leave them for over 15 minutes to even half an hour (observed for workstations next to me). Often, I come to the library, find vacant spots but on going to/near the desktop there’s always a notebook and a “BRB” written on screen. This is really frustrating when you can’t find a single spot.

The Library responds…

Thank you for the feedback on computer use in the Library. We do make sure that the computers have notices advising students not to leave them unattended for more than 10 minutes. If you notice this problem again can you please let a staff member know? They will be happy to assist in either locating a computer workstation for you or removing unattended items to free up a space for you.

James Robinson
Coordinator
Curtin University Library

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Don’t delay your exam results

By Curtin Library 1 November 2018 Campus Life No Comments »

Don’t delay your exam results. To avoid sanctions, please return all items by the due date and keep outstanding fines below $20.

Check due dates on all Library items here.

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ORCID Winners

By Curtin Library 1 November 2018 Research No Comments »

Congratulations to this week’s five winners of ORCID Prize Packs!

Elizabeth Jackson – School of Management
Rocco Loiacono – Curtin Law School
Aja Chikere – Curtin Malaysia
Paolo Raiteri – School of Molecular and Life Sciences
Julien Cisonni – School of Civil and Mechanical Engineering

It’s not too late to win a prize! Create or connect your ORCID through Elements now for a chance to win a coffee voucher, an ORCID mug, sticker and badge! Five winners to be drawn randomly every Tuesday until 23 November 2018.

“Having an ORCID has made an enormous difference to profiling and managing my research outputs, from identifying citations to having publications auto-populate to the relevant databases.”
Professor Dawn Bennett, John Curtin Distinguished Professor and Director of the Creative Workforce Initiative

For more information on ORCID and the competition see our previous blog post.

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Trick or Treat?

By Curtin Library 31 October 2018 Databases No Comments »

Curtin Library’s databases hold many treats and we would like to share one with you today for Halloween. Justis provides access to common law cases dating back to 1163. Amongst these treasures you can find trials reflecting the widespread belief of the supernatural including sorcerers and witches.

In 1616, Bishop Alexander Roberts, wrote about a local witchcraft trial of one Mary Smith in King’s Lynne, Norfolk[1]. Blogger Holly Kelsey summarises Robert’s description of Mary Smith’s trial[2]. The following is an extract from her blog:

Roberts introduces the maligned Mary Smith as a jealous woman who resents her neighbours for being better than her at her trade (cheese making). The devil supposedly appeared to her in the form of a ‘man’, who tempted her into renouncing God in exchange for gaining magical power over her fellow villagers.

Mary, like most people accused of witchcraft in this period, seems to have suffered from the unlucky combination of a natural ‘distemper’ and an exceptionally shrewd eye. For instance, after her first ‘victim’, John Orkton, hit her son, Mary ‘wished in a most earnest and bitter manner that his fingers might rotte off’. This rather specific wish did indeed come true: nine months later ‘his fingers did corrupt, and were cut off; as also his toes putrefied & consumed’. You wonder whether Mary might have had a talent for spotting future illness in people, or whether this was simply an exceptionally unfortunate development in John’s circumstances which happened to align to an old insult.

Others among Mary’s ‘victims’ were struck after petty neighbourly disputes. Mary believed one Elizabeth Hancock had stolen her hen, and grumbled at her, after which Elizabeth found she could not eat and began to waste away. Intriguingly, Elizabeth tried to counter the supposed curse put on her by baking a ‘witch cake’! Another woman, Cicely Bayle, quarrelled with Mary about sweeping the street. After this incident we get a fantastic story of Cicely becoming ill from a cat coming into her house which ‘sat upon her breast […] that she could not without great difficulty draw her breath’. It seems a bizarre image to us that a woman could become ill from being unable to get a cat off her chest, but at the time this would have corresponded with the common belief in ‘witches’ familiars’ – animals sent by a witch to do her dirty work for her.

The story ends badly for the unfortunate Mary. She confessed to the charges brought against her and was sentenced to execution. Confession to such outrageous accusations may seem inconceivable to us today, but was not uncommon – many of the accused had little chance of arguing their innocence in the face of mounting ‘evidence’, whilst a minority may have genuinely become convinced they had the powers ascribed to them.

To read the full trial of Mary Smith on Justis as published in The State Trials click here and log-in using your Oasis details.

 

[1] Alexander Roberts, A Treatise of Witchcraft (Project Gutenberg) <http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/17209>.

[2] Holly Kelsey, ‘A Treatise of Witchcraft (1616) – Alexander Roberts’ on Shakespeare Trust Birthplace (August 15 2016) <https://www.shakespeare.org.uk/explore-shakespeare/blogs/treatise-witchcraft-1616-alexander-roberts/>.

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Competition winners: Library Help Point Space Survey

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

The Library is pleased to announce the winners of five $5 Curtin Student Guild vouchers. The vouchers were awarded for completing the recent Library Help Point Space survey.

Elise Francis

Elise Francis

Martin Wells

Martin Wells

Taylor Stone

Taylor Stone

John Pavlic - Adeline Jeremiah

John Pavlic & Adeline Jeremiah

Congratulations to our prize winners, and thanks to all that participated in the survey. We are currently analysing the results and considering your feedback.

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Silent on Six

By Curtin Library 30 October 2018 Facilities No Comments »

From the 5th of November until 23rd of November 2018 the whole of level 6 in the Robertson Library (including the group study rooms) will be a designated silent study space.

Phone calls must be taken on levels 2, 3, 4 or 5.

Please keep this in mind when using the Library.

If you are seeking a place for discussion or group study there are designated areas on levels 2, 3, 4 and 5.

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Library Student Assistants Wanted for 2019

By Curtin Library 29 October 2018 News & events Students No Comments »

Register now for Library Student Assistant positions for the Robertson Library (Bentley campus).

These positions are offered to current Curtin University students only.  A current police clearance and proof of citizenship/permanent residence or visa permitting work will also be required for successful applicants.

Successful applicants will be offered approximately 8 – 20 hours per week during semester, including exam periods. Limited hours may be available during semester break.

The current pay rate is $30.979/hour. This is a casual rate which includes a loading in lieu of sick pay and holiday pay. The same rate applies for any hours worked in the evenings or on the weekends.

Essential criteria:

  • Available for interview in person on the 26th or 27th of November 2018.
  • Available to attend training every day from the 11th to the 15th of February 2019.
  • 18 months or more left of study at Curtin.
  • Studied at Curtin for over a year.
  • Be available for 8 – 20 hours per week during semester including mornings from 7am, weekends, late nights and overnight shifts.
  • Be available during study week and exam weeks.
  • A level of physical fitness appropriate to the duties involved e.g. pushing trolleys, shelving.
  • Flexibility to deal with a changing workplace and work patterns.
  • An ability to accurately comprehend and follow instructions
  • Reliability and punctuality.
  • Good teamwork, interpersonal skills, and good communication skills.

Desirable criteria:

  • Experience using the Curtin University Library (e.g. printing, borrowing items).
  • Knowledge of computers and Curtin IT processes (e.g. wireless).
  • Some availability to work during semester breaks if required.

How to apply:

Students interested in applying can register an Expression of Interest on Unihub. Formal applications will open on Monday 29th October 2018. Lodge your application or EOI online through Curtin UniHub at unihub.curtin.edu.au and search jobs for “Library Student Assistant”. Applications close on Friday 9th of November. We reserve the right to close applications prior to this date dependent on the volume of applications. If you have questions about the position or the application process, please contact:

Emma Lovegrove
Curtin Careers Centre
Emma.Lovegrove@curtin.edu.au

 

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Winning with ORCID: Connect your ORCID through elements

By Curtin Library 26 October 2018 News & events Research No Comments »

Congratulations to this week’s five winners of ORCID Prize Packs!

Christine Toye – School of Nursing, Midwifery, and Paramedicine
David Belton – School of Earth and Planetary Sciences
Philip Bland – School of Earth and Planetary Sciences
Liam Scarlett – School of Electrical Engineering, Computing and Mathematical Sciences
Cameron Neylon – School of Media, Creative Arts and Social Enquiry

It’s not too late to win a prize pack. Create or connect your ORCID through Elements now for a chance to win a coffee voucher, an ORCID ceramic mug, sticker, and badges! Five winners will be drawn randomly every Tuesday until 23 November 2018.

ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID) is a persistent digital identifier for researchers that links together outputs and activities.

ORCID is now integrated with Curtin’s Publications Management System, Elements, enabling quicker and more accurate claiming of publications. Staff are strongly encouraged to connect their ORCID record through Elements, which takes less than 30 seconds.

Competition terms and conditions apply.

For more information about the many benefits of ORCID see this previous blog post.

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