Music Library closure 15th – 18th July

Monday, 11 July 2016

Due to a planned power outage, the UWA Music Library will be closed from 12pm Friday 15th July until 9am Monday 18th July. All other UWA libraries will be unaffected by this work and will be open according to their inter-semester opening hours during this period. 

Friends of the Library: Tuesday 12th July - Stephen Anstey and Dr Sue Graham-Taylor discuss the new Albany War Memorial

Friday, 8 July 2016

The new Albany War Memorial

This talk will outline the creation of the National Anzac Centre in Albany, Western Australia with a special focus on the curation of its content. The National Anzac Centre was created in just over a year and a half to commemorate the departure of the First and Second Convoys from Albany, WA. Funded by the Federal and State Governments and developed through an intricate collaboration of curation, design and multimedia, it opened to widespread approval on 1 November 2014 and continues to operate with great success.

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Reid Library closure for final week of refurbishment project 25 July – 31 July 2016

Tuesday, 28 June 2016

The Reid Library Ground Floor Refurbishment Project has reached a significant milestone, and we are on schedule to re-open the ground floor for Semester 2, 2016. From Monday 25th July to Sunday 31st July 2016, the Reid Library will be closed, in order to put the finishing touches on the new space and rearrange services within the library. 

Inter-semester vacation opening hours

Friday, 24 June 2016

If you’re planning to visit or contact one of the UWA libraries during the inter-semester period, remember to check the opening hours. These hours will be in effect until Sunday 31st July 2016.

Friends of the Library: Tuesday 14th June - Dr Dorothy Erickson discusses the myths, legends and history of Kings Park

Monday, 13 June 2016

Kings Park – Some myths, legends and a little history

‘Kings Park, myths, legends and a little history” is an illustrated talk originally written for the staff and guides of Kings Park to coincide with the launch of my book A Joy Forever: The Story of Kings Park commissioned by the Parks and Garden Authority primarily to assist the guides and staff. The talk is a gallop through the history of the park debunking a few legends and illuminating corners of its history previously not part of general knowledge.  It touches on the origins of public spaces as lungs for cities to provide fresh air for newly urbanized workers, on the original inhabitants of the area, of the people who steered the development, shows images from its history and engages with a few of the controversies.

Online payment now available for Library fines and membership fees

Thursday, 9 June 2016

You can now pay Library fines and membership fees online with Visa or MasterCard. Library fines can be paid by logging in to My Library Account or following the link on a Library fine notification email.

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UWA graduate and Librarian wins professional award

Monday, 30 May 2016

UWA graduate and professional staff member Chloe Czerwiec has won the prestigious F A Sharr Award from the Australian Library & Information Association.

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Telling a more complete research story with PlumX

Monday, 30 May 2016

Traditionally, researchers have been limited to citation metrics when trying to assess the influence of their research. While these are still important and useful, they are only part of the story.

There could also be mentions in news articles and blog posts, discussions on social media, and a whole host of other interactions with the research that are not captured in the traditional metrics. These interactions are frequently more immediate and, as social media becomes increasingly prevalent, more numerous than traditional citation metrics.

Updated UWA Harvard Style guide and EndNote style

Friday, 27 May 2016

The UWA Harvard Citation Style is currently the preferred referencing style for the UWA Business School and many of the Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences and Science disciplines at UWA. In response to  student feedback, the Harvard Citation Style Guide and the UWA Harvard EndNote style (Harvard-UWA Business edition 2016) have both been recently updated.

24/7 opening at the Barry J Marshall Library

Friday, 20 May 2016

From Monday 23rd May through to the end of the Semester 1 examination period on Saturday 25th June, the Barry J Marshall Library will be open 24/7. Entry to the library after 10pm is via Campus Card swipe access and is restricted to UWA staff and students. Please note that late night access to the Reid Library will not be available during this period.

Thanks to the UWA Student Guild, the Catalyst Café in the Barry J Marshall Library will also be operating extended hours during the examination period. The café will be open until midnight 4th - 24th June.

Friends of the Library: Tuesday 10th May - Emeritus Prof John-Melville-Jones discusses the battle of Gallipoli 1416

Friday, 6 May 2016

The battle of Gallipoli 1416 and its consequences for Venetians and Ottomans

On May 29, 1416, a Venetian fleet that was escorting an ambassador to the Ottoman Sultan was attacked by a larger number of Turkish vessels off the harbour of Gallipoli, on the eastern side of the Gallipoli peninsula. The Venetians destroyed the Turkish fleet, and killed so many of its sailors and officers that the Ottoman navy was weakened for many years. This unexpected success may have caused the expansionist group in Venetian politics to accept the offer of Thessalonica in 1423. This was a failure, because they did not have enough manpower to defeat the Turks on land. This episode of ‘irrational exuberance’ marked the beginning of the slow decline of Venice.

Reid Library closed on Saturday 14 May for critical power works, may affect telephony around campus

Monday, 2 May 2016

The entire Reid Library will be closed during a power shutdown on Saturday 14 May, from 6.30 am to 5 pm (normal opening hours will resume after this time).

This shutdown is required for contractors to perform necessary switchovers to power supply which will serve the ground-floor refurbishment at the Reid Library.

Important information from BI&TS

Reid Library lighting the way towards saving energy

Thursday, 28 April 2016

The Reid Library will receive an upgrade to all of its lighting on the ground-floor following a review by Campus Management engineers looking for ways to improve lighting efficiency and reduce energy use across campus buildings.
The ground-floor will be retrofitted with energy efficient light-emitting diode (LED) bulbs, which provide better quality light and use less power to generate the same level of lighting, therefore reducing greenhouse gas emissions.


All UWA libraries closed for ANZAC Day

Tuesday, 19 April 2016

All UWA Libraries will be closed on Monday 25th April 2016 for ANZAC Day. Normal hours will resume on Tuesday 26th April.

The Reid Library will close at 10pm Sunday 24th April and swipe card access to Reid will be unavailable until 7am Tuesday 26th April.

Friends of the Library: Tuesday 12th April - Jill Benn discusses the future of libraries

Friday, 8 April 2016

The Future of Libraries: Disruption, Reinvention, Innovation

Never have there been more immense challenges or greater opportunities for libraries. Technology has caused significant disruption to the model where print information once defined the library and the library’s worth was measured by the total number of books on shelves. As a result, significant debate and comment exists on the future of libraries and their relevance. Predominantly the library’s fundamental mission and values remain unchanged, however new structures, cultures, ideas, and roles are critical. Libraries not only have to adapt and capitalise on change to survive, but must create change to triumph.

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Reid Library service disruptions April-May 2016

Monday, 4 April 2016

The Reid Library Ground Floor Refurbishment project is reaching a critical stage and significant work relating to power, data and communications is required in the coming weeks. Some services in Reid will be disrupted as a result.

Extended Medical and Dental Library Opening Hours

Thursday, 31 March 2016

In response to student feedback, the Medical and Dental Library will be opening at 7:30am on weekdays from Monday 4th April until the end of Semester on a trial basis. Students studying on the QEII health campus have early morning class timetables and are unable to take advantage of the Reid Library's extended morning hours due to the distance between campuses. They have told us that earlier access to the library will enable them to both prepare for classes and use their time more productively.

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Friends of the Library: Tuesday 8th March - Richard Offen discusses the history of Perth Theatres & Cinemas

Monday, 7 March 2016

Discover the fascinating history of performance spaces in Perth at this event held by Friends of the Library.

Expanded access to UWA collections for Honours and Postgraduate students via Get It

Thursday, 3 March 2016

Are you an Honours student who needs a book sent from the Barry J Marshall Library for you to collect at the EDFAA Library? Or perhaps you are a Postgraduate researcher who needs a scan of a printed journal article from the Law Library delivered to your desktop? If this sounds like you, then our new expanded Get It intra-library service will be a big help!

Following on from the success of our Get It intra-library service that allows UWA staff to make loan and copy requests from any UWA Library collection, we have now expanded this option to all Get It users.

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More flexible study spaces in your University Library

Wednesday, 2 March 2016

In response to your feedback, the University Library is making a change to provide more flexible study spaces for students on campus.