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Four hour High Demand loans

Loan periods for the High Demand collection at Robertson Library are increasing from two to four hours. The four hour loan period will operate whenever the library building is open. This change aims to provide more flexibility and reduce complexity caused by outdated overnight loan periods. Want to know more? Visit our web page to […]

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Feedback: New Library Website

From the suggestion box@Curtin Library… Not a suggestion, rather some feedback on the new look library homepage… I love it. Much easier to navigate with the Link icons and clear flow of webpages. The Library responds… Thanks for your feedback, that’s great to hear. Colin Sinclair Manager Curtin University Library

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Improve your skills with our GRASP workshops!

The Graduate Research Advanced Skills Program (GRASP) series of workshops is designed to enable Higher Degree by Research students of all faculties take control of their research project from the beginning. See our program of GRASP workshops below and register online. The program also aims to promote awareness of the need for effective and ethical communication in terms […]

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O-Week sessions semester two

We’ve got Library tours and information sessions running throughout O-Week next week! Library tours Your opportunity to get familiar with the resources and facilities available so that you can get the most out of the library from day one! Orientation week 22-26 July 2019 Monday 22 July 12pm & 1pm Tuesday 23 July 12pm & […]

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Suggestion: Coffee Machine

From the suggestion box@Curtin Library… Free, self-serve espresso machine coffee. The Library responds… Thanks for the suggestion. Unfortunately, the Library is unable to provide this service. You may wish to forward your suggestion to the Student Guild via the Guild webpage. James Robinson Coordinator Curtin University Library

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Developing digital dexterity

As digital technology expands into all areas of our lives, the ability of graduates to learn, research, create and communicate digitally is highly valued by employers. Academic libraries, including Curtin Library, are playing a significant role in helping students attain these skills. In 2018 the Council of Australian University Libraries (CAUL) embarked on a two […]

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Meet Barbara Parnaby

Barbara Parnaby is the Manager, Client Engagement at Curtin University Library. We spoke to her to find out what her team has in store for the rest of 2019. Describe your role in a few sentences. I manage the Curtin University Library’s Client Engagement Team, who provide the Library’s front-line client services, answering and referring […]

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Makerspace transformed into Open Access Escape Room

Engaging HDR students with the benefits of open access can be tricky.  Sometimes the idea of having a captive audience is particularly appealing, especially when unashamedly advocating for open scholarship and FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, Reusable) scholarly practices. Katrine Sundsbø, from the University of Essex Library, must have felt the same way when she conceived […]

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How to host an international conference

Curtin University Library and the University of Western Australia Library recently organised and hosted the 2019 IATUL Conference – an annual international conference for senior academic library professionals. The conference was held at venues across Curtin University and UWA from 23 June–27 June 2019, and hosted over 200 participants from 25 different countries for information […]

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The Library’s Reading List service

The Library’s Reading List service aims to support teaching staff and students across the globe in both their teaching and learning. Accessible through Blackboard, the interface allows students to view and access a wealth of learning and teaching resources, many of which are electronically available. These resources are personally curated by teaching staff and are […]

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