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Suggestion: DVDs

By Curtin Library 15 March 2018 News & events Comments off

From the suggestion box@Curtin Library…

Many of the libraries DVDs are encoded with foreign region codes and are unplayable on Australian AV equipment. Please double check the region code before ordering DVDs.

The Library responds…

Thank you for your comment.

I am sorry you are having difficulty playing the Library’s DVDs.  My understanding is that most DVD players sold in Australia can play DVDs from all regions (or can be adjusted to play all regions), but this may not be the case with other devices that play DVDs, such as personal computers.  We have recently reviewed our procedures to ensure that we always purchase region 4 DVDs where these are available, and are currently investigating the feasibility of labelling other region DVDs so that the situation is clear.

Apologies again for any inconvenience.

David Wells
Manager
Curtin University Library

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Study Survival Skills Market Stall

By Curtin Library 14 March 2018 News & events Comments off

Are you unsure what support is available to you?

Do you love Krispy Kremes?

We are bringing together study support groups from around the University to help you build the skills you need to survive studying at Curtin.

So come and grab a FREE KRISPY KREME, contribute a study tip and find out more about the wonderful services on offer.

What: Study Survival Skills Market Stall

When: Wednesday, 21 March, 12-2pm

Where: The Hexagon

Why: Assignment help, referencing help, writing help, maths help, digital literacy, peer study support and wellbeing support.

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Studiosity: Free learning support for Curtin students enrolled in first-year units

By Curtin Library 13 March 2018 Students Teaching and Learning Comments off

Are you studying a first-year unit? Need help with your assignments?

If you answered yes to both of the above give Studiosity a try!

Studiosity can provide you with 24/7 access to FREE online personalised feedback for short writing submissions. Or chat live to real advisors who are experts in their fields and have your questions answered quickly.

You can access Studiosity through your Blackboard unit.

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Suggestion: quiet computer rooms

By Curtin Library 13 March 2018 News & events Comments off

From the suggestion box@Curtin Library…

I wish the library had more ‘quiet’ computer rooms as opposed to completely silenced computer rooms with sound cards removed.

Also, I wish the campus computers had access to different browsers like Google Chrome, because just like it’s predecessor, Microsoft Edge is terrible.

The Library responds…

In catering for the range of study preferences, the Library provides two quiet computer rooms on level 6 and the PCs in these rooms have sound enabled. We have two silent computer rooms, with sound disabled, one on level 5 and one on level 6. We will certainly take your suggestion for more quiet computer rooms into account when reviewing the use of the areas.

The Google Chrome and Firefox browsers are both available on PCs in the Library. While they are not directly installed onto the computers, they do appear a few minutes after login. Just use the search box in the Start menu to find these once they become available.

Barbara Parnaby
Manager
Curtin University Library

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Suggestion: quieter Mac location

By Curtin Library 12 March 2018 News & events Comments off

From the suggestion box@Curtin Library…

Mac computers in a quiet area are needed. As the library Izone is to loud for a study area

The Library responds…

Thank you for the suggestion to provide Mac computers in a quieter area of the Library. This is a good idea and we will look into locating several on level 6 of the Robertson Library. We expect to be able to move these into place during the first tuition-free week at the beginning of April so please look out for updates on the Library blog.

Barbara Parnaby
Manager
Curtin University Library

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Tell us about your online experience

By Curtin Library 12 March 2018 News & events Comments off

Had a great online experience with Curtin? Or have suggestions where we can improve? Let us know!

The Student Digital Experience survey will help us to find out more about how you use digital technologies and how this affects your learning experience overall. We have chosen to use the survey because we know digital issues are important to you. The survey responses will allow us to:

  • Find out how you would like digital technologies to be used in learning and teaching
  • Understand how you use our digital services and how we could improve them
  • Target resources towards what matters to you
  • Help us build programs and services to develop your digital skills

Your feedback will help us create a better digital experience for all students.

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Suggestion: Noisy Computer

By Curtin Library 7 March 2018 News & events Comments off

From the suggestion box@Curtin Library…

The computer on level 3, section 3H, desk R11 has a noisy fan and is disruptive. Can we get this fixed?

The Library responds…

Thank you for reporting this issue. This has been reported to CITS for investigation.

Colin Sinclair
Manager
Curtin University Library

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Suggestion: Favourites

By Curtin Library 1 March 2018 News & events Comments off

From the suggestion box@Curtin Library…

I haven’t been able to find links for this, so hopefully this is a new idea and not just me failing to find it.
Can we get a favourites list? Add a button to each item in the catalogue to enable adding it to a saved favourites list so we don’t need to store URLs etc. to find items again.

The Library responds…

Thanks for your suggestion. The Catalogue does feature a Favourites option but you must be logged into the catalogue first. If you go to our LibGuide then you will be able to see the different ways you can save favourite links and searches.

Colin Sinclair
Manager
Curtin University Library

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JCPML access

By Curtin Library 1 March 2018 Facilities Library Services JCPML Comments off

Please be advised that due to scheduled works access to the John Curtin Prime Ministerial Library (JCPML) will only be available from the south side of Building 200A,  adjacent to the D3 car park from Thursday 1 March 2018.
If you are planning a visit to the JCPML please phone 08 9266 4205 to gain access to the building.

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Help using online resources in week 2 and 3

By Curtin Library 1 March 2018 News & events Comments off

Starting your assignments and need some extra help using the catalogue and databases? Come along to a Library workshop and learn faster, better ways to find resources.

Using the Library Catalogue

Tips and tricks to get the most out of the Library catalogue.

Monday 5 March 11am
Wednesday 7 March 12.15pm
Friday 9 March 1pm

Meet in room 6105, register online through UniHub.

Better Searching  – Library Databases

Discover how to develop and carry out effective and efficient searches to locate the information you need for your assignments.

Saturday 10 March 12.45pm
Monday 12 March 2pm
Wednesday 14 March 12pm

1 hour sessions, meet in room 6105. Register online through UniHub.

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