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Books from Curtin family showcased

By Curtin Library 19 June 2012 Library Services JCPML Comments off

A hundred years ago, a young John Curtin wrote in a letter to the family of his future wife that: There is nothing that is not in a great book. . .There is meat and drink and love.

As part of the National Year of Reading, there is a small display of books from the Curtin family’s library being showcased in the Kandy-Jane Henderson Foyer of the JCPML. Many books contain personal inscriptions to John Curtin from his friends and associates.

The display will be in place until the end of July 2012 and is open to the public.

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Library Catalogue update

By Curtin Library 7 June 2012 News & events Comments off

From the Suggestion Box @ your library…

Many times when I search the Library Catalogue there are journals that I do not have access to being shown. It would be great if the Catalogue would only show journals which I have access to.

Library response…

The Library Catalogue contains records both for physical books, DVDs, journals etc. held in the library, and for electronic books and articles which can be accessed online. In addition there are records for some electronic resources that are not immediately available to Curtin students, but which may be of interest to academic staff and research students, who can request them if required  through document delivery. These show in the Catalogue as “No full-text”.

We have recently upgraded the Catalogue so that “No full-text” items do not appear when you do an initial search. This means that journal content to which we do not have access will no longer appear. Once you have done your search, if you do wish to add the “No full-text” content, you can do so by clicking in the check box that appears at the top left of the results list.

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LibQual winner announced

By Curtin Library 6 June 2012 News & events Comments off

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Library Quality (LibQual) Survey. We had a great response and the feedback we gathered will be used to improve your library.

The lucky winner of the MacBook Air was student Sarah Jane Munro.

Lorraine Murray, Manager Corporate Services (Library), hands over the MacBook Air to Sarah.

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Computer Navigation

By Michelle Taylor 6 June 2012 News & events Comments off

From the Suggestion Box @ your library …

How do we navigate on these computers? Level 4 – No backward/forward.

Library response…

The Catalogue PCs run Internet Explorer in ‘Kiosk mode’ which doesn’t have the toolbars available, all other PCs in the library run Internet Explorer normally.

Catalogue machines are not intended to be used other than for catalogue use.

If you do require assistance with Library facilities please speak to staff at the Enquiries Desk on Level 2 or ask a rover.

Linda Sheedy
Flexible Delivery and Lending Services

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EndNote class available in semester break

By Curtin Library 5 June 2012 News & events Comments off

The library is offering a free EndNote workshop during semester break to help you improve your research skills and learn how to use EndNote. Click here to book a workshop.

You may also find our EndNote LibGuide useful or try our short interactive tutorials to help you develop research skills and find information for your assignments.

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Broome 1942 online resource

By Curtin Library 5 June 2012 Library Services JCPML Comments off

If you did not get a chance to visit the exhibition, why not check out the online resource?

As well as information and images from the original exhibition focussed on the bombing of Broome and the relationship between the Curtin government and the Netherlands East Indies (Indonesia), you can view photos and more from the exhibition launch.

Check out the Broome 1942 online resource.

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Extended Opening Hours

By Curtin Library 21 May 2012 News & events Comments off

Robertson Library will be open longer from Saturday 26 May to Friday 8 June 2012 inclusive.

Monday to Friday from 7am to 11pm (7am-8am limited service)
Saturdays and Sundays from 9am to 11pm

Normal semester hours will resume on Saturday 9 June 2012.

For more information on limited service please see this webpage.

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Featured LibGuide: Using the library catalogue

By Curtin Library 17 May 2012 News & events Comments off

The library catalogue offers one simple search across multiple collections, giving you access to all of the library’s resources.

The Using the library catalogue LibGuide reveals how to easily find items for assignments and research topics.

You will also learn how to search for specific items, topics and reserve items through the library’s catalogue.

Why not check it out today.

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AJA donates original Curtin document

By Curtin Library 1 May 2012 Library Services JCPML Comments off

The WA Journalists Association has donated an original document from John Curtin to Curtin University Library.

The document is his application to join the journalists union, the Australian Journalists Association (AJA), dated 22 February 1917. Curtin applied for membership just five days after arriving in Perth to take up the editorship of the Labor weekly newspaper, the Westralian Worker. The printed and handwritten document is on thin, pink paper and measures 13 cm by 20 cm, probably reflecting World War One paper shortages.

John Curtin proudly wore his AJA membership badge on his suit lapel for the rest of his life and when he died in office as prime minister he was still a financial member of the association.

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Group work

By Michelle Taylor 1 May 2012 News & events Comments off

From the Suggestion Box @ your library …

More tables so students can work in groups!!!

Library response …

The library attempts to provide different working spaces to meet a variety of study needs including tables of various types and is always keen to get client feedback and suggestions. Your suggestion for more large tables will be considered as part of our space planning.

Thanks for providing the feedback.

Peter Green
Associate Director
Flexible Delivery and Lending Services

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