In the International Year of Biodiversity, Kings Park and Botanic Garden, and the University of Western Australia's School of Plant Biology have teamed up to showcase some of the leading research being done here to save Western Australia's threatened plants.
The latest issue of Library News features the official opening of the new Science Library on February 24, significant staffing changes in Library management, and introduces a new series presenting treasures from the Scholars' Centre Special Collections - this month we highlight the manuscript of A.B. Facey's autobiography, A Fortunate Life.
The Library has recently completed an upgrade to the CMO system. Although part of the upgrade was required for the server hardware and software architecture we were also able implement some significant enhancements that had been requested by students and staff in previous calls for feedback. These include:
After many years of planning the new UWA Science
Library has officially opened.
The Science Library draws together the University’s library resources
and services in life and physical sciences, engineering, mathematics,
computing sciences and natural and agricultural sciences creating a
major focal point for student learning and world class scientific
With carefully designed spaces, furnishings and equipment, it
showcases contemporary thinking about academic library design.
The UWA Library is proud to unveil its new website. Completed in conjunction with the University Website Office, the new-look site aims to make library services and information easier to find and use. As part of this effort, the library has developed or introduced a number of new tools, including:
The UWA Library will be hosting a number of events to welcome new staff and students to the 2010 academic year. On offer will be a number of tours of Library buildings, including the new Science Library, a Q&A panel and dedicated information sessions for Research and Teaching staff, new postgraduate and mature-age students.
Eduroam allows non-UWA staff and students to access the internet wirelessly in the Library and at cafes on campus. In addition, UWA staff and students can now use their UWA Pheme credentials to access the internet and connect to resources at UWA from over 500 locations in Australia and worldwide, including both Murdoch and Curtin Universities.