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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.