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Feedback: Curtin Library

By Curtin Library 13 March 2019 News & events No Comments »

From the suggestion box@Curtin Library…

Saw the feedback url on a wall.

I believe the university library is doing a great job at providing study spaces for students. I frequently study on campus, often using the quieter study desks on the 6th floor where I can easily grab a sci-fi (or other related genre text) from the shelf whilst working on my project.

I also enjoy the more sociable study space on the second floor where I can use my laptop and also eat at the same time.

Thanks for providing such great spaces and resources 24/7!

The Library responds…

Thank you so much for the feedback. Library Staff work hard to provide a range of different spaces to suit different needs of our students and it’s great to hear that these are appreciated. Good luck with your study!

Barbara Parnaby
Manager
Curtin University Library

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Suggestion: Book Requests

By Curtin Library 8 March 2019 News & events No Comments »

From the suggestion box@Curtin Library…

Stop making people bring books back like a month before the due date because “someone recalled it” stupid I got the books FIRST

The Library responds…

Thank you for your feedback.

The current recall system, which allows you to have an item for 7 days following a request by another client is the fairest way we have found so far to share a limited resource. Unfortunately, the library does not have the resources to provide a copy of a book for each client.

I do agree that our current loan periods create a false expectation of the time you will have with the book. As such, we are currently reviewing our recall processes and the way that we loan books to our clients. We will incorporate your feedback into our review.

Adele MacDonald
Coordinator
Curtin University Library

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Suggestion: Citation Generator

By Curtin Library 7 March 2019 News & events 1 Comment »

From the suggestion box@Curtin Library…

Please bring back the simple citation generator within the library database. I don’t use Endnote as I’ve found it’s more trouble than it’s worth and I relied heavily on the citation generator within the library. A lot of the links to cite articles within journals only offer Harvard style citations etc.

The Library responds…

Thanks for getting in touch. Unfortunately the simple citation generator within the library catalogue is rarely accurate as a referencing tool. That’s why we made the decision to remove it. Citation links within the databases can be a good shortcut for creating your references. The databases have identified the components of the reference, you just need to edit the output so it matches the referencing style. Refer to the Library’s referencing guides to help you make the changes.

Claire Murphy
Coordinator
Curtin University Library

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Suggestion: Computer Chairs

By Curtin Library 6 March 2019 News & events 6 Comments »

From the suggestion box@Curtin Library…

As a regular user of the computers on level 2, it is a common issue for there to be a free computer station, but no chairs. Any chance of either more chairs, or some sort of rule about not taking the chairs away from stations to move to others? Sometimes I have seen as many as 6 students at a station and all around them empty workstations as they have taken all the seats to keep at just one.

The Library responds…

Thank you for the feedback on the workstations in the Library.

We do try to make sure that each workstation has the proper equipment available, including chairs.

If you notice this problem again please let a staff member know. They will be happy to assist in either locating another workstation for you or they can have a chat with other students to free up a chair for you, especially during busy times.

James Robinson
Coordinator
Curtin University Library

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Library evening closure: Tues 12 March – Sun 17 March 2019

By Curtin Library 5 March 2019 News & events 3 Comments »

Due to critical survey works Robertson Library will close to all clients overnight from Tuesday 12 March to Sunday 17 March 2019. Library services will continue to operate as usual throughout the day.

Tuesday to Friday Close at 7pm, reopen 7am
Saturday and Sunday Close at 5pm, reopen 7am

Robertson Library will resume 24/7 opening from Monday 18 March.

This closure is required in preparation for the upcoming building refurbishment.

During this closure, students and staff may like to use the 24/7 Abacus labs.

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Suggestion: air conditioning

By Curtin Library 1 March 2019 News & events 3 Comments »

From the suggestion box@Curtin Library…

Could the aircon be possibly turned down please especially on level 5.. thankyou!!

The Library responds…

Thank you for your feedback. The temperature of the air conditioning is centrally set at the University and not individually controlled by the Library. I will make sure to pass on your comments to the University Properties area responsible for the air conditioning to investigate.

Barbara Parnaby
Manager
Curtin University Library

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Labour Day opening hours

By Curtin Library 1 March 2019 Library Services JCPML No Comments »

Please note that the JCPML will be closed for the Labour Day public holiday on Monday 4 March 2019.

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Elements and espace integration

By Curtin Library 28 February 2019 News & events No Comments »

The Research Office at Curtin and the University Library have implemented functionality to integrate Elements and espace.

The benefits of this change to researchers are:

  • You can use just one system to manage your publications;
  • For future publications, you will no longer receive multiple Library emails requesting files;
  • The espace agreement is now an integral part of the deposit process, rather than a separate form;
  • Advice is provided within Elements on the appropriate document version for deposit, consistent with publisher policies;
  • Further files can be added after the initial deposit;
  • Publications listed in Staff Profiles are now directly linked to the espace records via Elements.

What’s next?

To manage your publications and espace deposits, log into Elements and claim new publications as usual. As an additional step, upload full text files suitable for espace into Elements, and if applicable enter the DOI/URL of open access publications.

Getting help

For detailed instructions on how to use the deposit process in Elements refer to the Guide to espace.

For more information about the integration, see our factsheet.

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Labour Day 2019 opening hours

By Curtin Library 28 February 2019 News & events No Comments »

Robertson Library

Robertson Library will be open 24 hours on Labour Day, Monday 4 March 2019.

The Help Desk will be unstaffed. Contact a Library Rover if you require assistance.

WA School of Mines Kalgoorlie Library

WA School of Mines Kalgoorlie Library will be open by swipe card access only, 6am to 2am on Labour Day, Monday 4 March 2019.

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John Curtin’s War: Triumph and Decline book launch

By Curtin Library 27 February 2019 Library Services JCPML News & events No Comments »

John Curtin Prime Ministerial Library invites you to the launch of John Curtin’s War: Triumph and Decline, the second volume of John Edwards’ biography of Australia’s wartime leader. Edwards and the head of the John Curtin Institute of Public Policy, Professor John Phillimore, will reflect on Curtin’s place in Australian history. This event includes afternoon tea from 4.00pm, and books will be available for sale.

Event details

Date: Tuesday 26 March 2019, 4pm – 5.30pm
Location: Level 2, Robertson Library (Building 105)
Curtin University
Kent Street, Bentley
Parking: Visitor parking is available in carpark PI1. Enter via the main entrance on Kent Street. Fees apply until 4.30pm.
RSVP: Register via Eventbrite by Monday 18 March 2019.

Volume 2 Cover

About John Curtin’s War: Triumph and Decline

Described as ‘a huge and highly accessible contribution to Australian political history’ (SMH), this magisterial biography of our greatest Prime Minister concludes with the events that shaped our future: the nation at war, our new relationship with the United States, and Curtin’s early death, just before victory. Triumph and Decline, the publisher claims, ‘completes Edwards’ masterpiece and cements John Curtin’s place as one of our greatest Prime Ministers’. The first volume won the 2018 Prime Minister’s Literary Award in the history category.
Lowy Dr John Edwards, Nonresident Fellow at the Lowy Institute for International Policy, Adjunct Professor with the John Curtin Institute of Public Policy at Curtin University, and a member of the Board of the Reserve Bank of Australia on Tuesday 10 June 2014

About John Edwards

John Edwards is a Senior Fellow at the Lowy Institute and an adjunct professor at the John Curtin Institute of Public Policy at Curtin University. He is a member of the board of Cbus. He has been a member of the board of the Reserve Bank of Australia, and for many years Chief Economist for HSBC Bank in Australia and New Zealand. He was formerly senior economic adviser for Treasurer and Prime Minister Paul Keating.

Further information

If you have any special requirements to enable you to participate at this event please advise when you register and we will contact you to provide assistance.

For information about AccessAbility Services at Curtin, please visit disability.curtin.edu.au.

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