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Archive for October, 2017

Suggestion: Catalogue Searches

From the suggestion box@Curtin Library… Please increase the time you can keep tabs open with catalogue searches. I understand how timing out a catalogue search may be useful on the library computers but when you are studying at home and you lose several journals you intended to come back after you checked each out individually, […]

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Suggestion: Silent Computer Room 6.104

From the suggestion box@Curtin Library… Dear Library management, I am a student who uses the computers located in Level 6 – Room 6.104 daily. Using this specific room and a specific computer has become habitual and I honestly can’t imagine studying anywhere else as I have grown so use to this specific room (because in […]

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Suggestion: Toilet Door

From the suggestion box@Curtin Library… Hi Library staff! I just want to voice out my concern regarding the door on one of the female toilet cubicle in the silent room on level 5, as one of them does not properly closed. Im just concern for my fellow female students privacy when using the toilet, thats […]

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Open Access Week

This week is International Open Access Week – a celebration of sharing research and knowledge. Curtin Library showed our support for open access and for the Athena SWAN initiative by offering open access vouchers to female and gender minority academics in STEMM. We offered them cupcakes as well!

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Suggestion: Booths on Level 6

From the suggestion box@Curtin Library… Hi, I think it would be beneficial for the private booths on Level 6 to be silent. The purpose of individual booths is to lessen distraction, which is impossible to achieve when people talk while in these booths. There are plenty of group areas within the library to socialise or […]

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Toilets closed for cleaning

Please note that some toilets in Robertson Library will be closed on Wednesday 25 October and Thursday 26 October from 6pm for detailed cleaning. Other toilets in the building will remain available during this time. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

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Meet Ben Burke

Meet Ben Burke, a Peer Learning Facilitator for UniPASS who also juggles volunteer work, parenting, the army reserve and studies in nursing. We asked him to speak about his experience working with UniPASS and the impact on his sessions’ attendees: I have been a Peer Learning Facilitator since June 2015, and have run sessions for […]

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New look catalogue

In July this year the Library launched a new catalogue interface. The new catalogue interface offers  a cleaner, less cluttered view, a one-screen simplification of services and data for each item, enhanced filtering options, and a responsive design for improved mobile access. Other functions and services have also been changed to improve and streamline the […]

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Curtin HDR theses in espace

Curtin’s institutional repository espace is an open access digital collection containing the research output of Curtin staff and students. espace currently includes 2865 Doctorate or Master by Research theses, and 95% of these are available open access. It is a requirement for Higher Degree by Research (HDR) students to provide a copy of the final […]

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Congratulations to our University Librarian!

Our University Librarian, Catherine Clark, has recently been awarded the LH Martin Award for Excellence in Leadership. Catherine received her prestigious award on 18 September 2017 at a gala event held in Melbourne. Catherine has achieved great results since her appointment as Curtin’s University Librarian in 2014 with a reputation for being collaborative, strategically focused […]

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