In the April issue of Information Services News you can read about how the new Faculty Liaison Coordinators can help you with teaching and research, improvements to our services based on your feedback, and how we are ensuring UWA data assets are secured for the future.
Engineers Without Borders (EWB) is back with an exhibition highlighting their overseas and local achievements. The exhibition is on display in the Science Library foyer until the 15th of April – come and check it out!
EDUCAUSE Center for Applied Research (ECAR) Study of Undergraduate Students and Information Technology 2013
If you are an undergraduate in 2nd year or above (including Honours) please participate in the ECAR Study of Undergraduate Students and Information Technology 2013 survey. You will be helping Information Services plan for future information technology needs and you will also have the chance to win an Amazon.com voucher.
Professor Kieran Dolin, Discipline Chair of English and Cultural Studies, has collaborated with Scholars' Centre staff to put together an exhibition of Library resources to mark the bicentenary of Charles Dickens' birth.
Professor Dolin has chosen rare items from the Special Collections, along with more modern publications and media, thereby tracing the Victorian novelist's career and long-lasting influence.
As part of the ongoing IT service improvement activities, UWA will once again participate in the Australian Universities IT Service Quality Benchmark Survey.
Staff and students are invited to complete a short survey about their experiences with the UWA IT support teams. The survey will be conducted by Systems Thinking, an external organisation, and all responses will be treated confidentially. An email containing the link to the on-line survey will be sent shortly.
In the October issue of Information Services News you can read about the artwork featured on the walls of the refurbished EDFAA Library, Unifi improvements, an exhibition celebrating 200 years of Charles Dickens, and new tools designed to aid research.
We encourage all staff and students to complete our Information Services Client Survey 2012 to tell us what you think of our services, facilities, libraries and collections. We're always looking for ways to improve our services so your views are very important to us.
One lucky student respondent and one staff respondent will win an iPad so make sure you complete the survey by Friday 5th October and provide your e-mail address to be in the running. It will only take you about 10 minutes to complete!
Make sure you familiarise yourself with the new fines system for high demand items. These changes are being made to ensure everyone has timely and equitable access to high use materials and to simplify the fines system.
Want to earn an easy $20 Woolworths voucher? Information Services is currently undertaking a review of our website and we’d like to invite students to help us test out its current design and usability. This is the first of many steps in improving our website which was launched in October 2011 so we can make it better for YOU.
UWA’s SNAP service will finally be put to rest during June.
SNAP was designed in-house by UWA staff over ten years ago to provide the University with its original wireless and VPN services. At the time it was at the leading edge of technology and security. Like many such systems, however, it was not designed to scale to meet the expansion of wireless and remote access brought about through mobile computing, nor to meet the security requirements of the University in the more aggressive global internet environment.
We’re looking for images of us and we want your help.
Tweet us @uwa_is your best picture of a UWA Information Services library for your chance to receive a gift voucher. Your picture can be either a shot from inside one of our libraries, maybe where you like to study, or a picture of the outside of a particular library.
We’ll judge the best pictures and two people will each receive a gift voucher. Plus if we really like your picture we’d like to use them for our profiles on Twitter and Facebook.
Would you like to find out more about your Career?
The UWA Career Centre will be promoting National Career Development Week in the Reid Library from Monday 14th May to Friday 18th May. The library will host
a number of Career Development and Employment based resources for a
Using a simplified mobile web interface, the new mobile version of OneSearch allows you to search all of the resources that you would be able to search using your computer— books, eBooks, articles, databases, and other types of resources—directly from your mobile device.