After many months of intense effort in design work, laying of
new fibre network cabling, and implementation and testing of new
state-of-the-art Cisco networking equipment, the network project team are
putting the final touches on plans for commissioning the new UWA network - the
cornerstone of the Business Investment Programme.
Late last year we asked for your views on the scope and quality of our services, facilities, libraries and collections. 1879 people completed a LibQUAL+TM survey online and a further 1047 completed a Building and Space survey whilst visiting one of our subject libraries.
Thanks to all who took part in the surveys. As a result of your feedback we've completed some initiatives and more are in process. Improvements include a new wireless network (Unifi) and a new collaborative study area in Reid.
key driver for BIP project deliverables is to improve student access to IT
facilities across campus to better support
the student learning experience. With
the introduction of New Courses 2012, students will be more mobile across
Faculties as they undertake a variety of majors and broadening units. Information Services are working closely with
Faculties to improve the more mobile student IT experience by:
In the September issue of Information Services News you can read about three mysterious leaves found in a medieval Bible, the new eResearch Digital Development Unit, an update on 24 hour access to the Reid Library, and more.
Located near Pingelly, 2 hours south-east of Perth, the UWA Future Farm 2050 is a research farm developed as self-supporting, sustainable, clean, green and ethical - a best practice farm for 2050.
From Tuesday 13 September until Friday 7 October the Future Farm invites you to come along to the Science Library foyer and discover the long-term vision for this ambitious endeavour and the way the farm is being utilised for research in several of the University's faculties.
Landgate SLIP, the Shared Land Information Platform, is the core tool used to obtain access to WA's significant land and geographic information resources over the web, sourced from a range of government agencies and including historical aerial imagery.
signs major Data Centre partnership agreement with AMCOM
University of Western Australia's computing power and storage capacity will be
boosted through a new partnership with telecommunications and datacentres
partnership will provide UWA access to state of the art facilities housing
hundreds of computer servers and more than 400 terabytes of storage, delivered
across Amcom's secure, reliable dedicated high capacity network between UWA and
Amcom's data centres.
If not, you're missing out on a range of free support services that may enhance your university experience. Student Support Services assist students during their studies and beyond. They can help you to:
Get the skills to study smarter
Maximise your health and wellbeing
Access housing and financial aid
Find jobs and career information
To find out more about the support available check out the Student Support Services display in the Science Library from 29 August - 9 September.
Building work will commence in the week of August 22 on the ground floor of the Reid Library building to create a new collaborative study area. In 2012 the ground and first floors of Reid will be open 24 hours a day during semester. The Reid Coffee Shop will still be accessible during construction, and a temporary collaborative study area has been created on the third floor as an alternative until the new space re-opens.
SCINEMA is a National Science Week event showcasing science film, video and multimedia.
This film festival is screening in the Science Library foyer throughout National Science Week, Sunday 14th August - Sunday 21st August. Each day will feature short films on a different scientific topic. The screenings are free of charge and open to the general public. Screening times are as follows:
Renewal of reserve items via My Library Loans is temporarily unavailable. To renew reserve loans, please ring 6488 1777 or visit the loans desk in your Library. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
You can now choose to receive information about new books that we have acquired in your subject area via an RSS feed. Just go to the New Books page and select your subject or choose to receive a feed of all New Books.
Engineers Without Borders Australiawill be holding an exhibition in the Science Library Foyer from the 1st of August to the 11th of August. In this 'Photo Journal'-style exhibition, EWB volunteers share photos and anecdotes from their experiences in India, Cambodia and other locations.
Information Services will be running several programs over the coming weeks to welcome new students and staff to the University. Formal tours of the Science or Reid Library Buildings will be running in the first week of semester and other subject libraries are also keen to welcome you. To find out more, check out the Library's orientation page or contact your subject library.
Australian and international standards are a fundamental resource in many discipline areas, particularly science, technology and medicine.
Information Services is currently trialling access to international standards via the SAI Global database. In addition to our current subscription to Australian standards, Information Services has provided additional funding during 2011 to trial access to international standards, some of which can be searched and requested via the SAI Global database. This additional funding will be used to cover the cost of the international standards requested.
The UWA Motorsport Team will showcase their cars, and share the experience of internationally representing the university through the exciting venture of motor racing in an exhibition in the Science Library foyer from Wednesday 8th June until Friday 29th July.