Changes to fines for overdue items

Monday, 13 August 2012

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.

What are the changes?

UWA Science Library presents SCINEMA

Thursday, 9 August 2012

SCINEMA is a National Science Week event showcasing science film, video and multimedia.

This film festival is screening in the Science Library Foyer and the IS Access Grid Room (located in the Science Library) throughout National Science Week.

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How would you like to earn a $20 voucher?

Wednesday, 8 August 2012

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.

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SNAP Service Retirement

Friday, 15 June 2012

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. 

UWA Information Services Twitter giveaway

Monday, 21 May 2012

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.

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New service simplifies Internet access for UWA’s visitors

Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Information Services has launched a new service which quickly and simply provides temporary Internet access to UWA’s short-term guests and conference attendees.

The new service – UnifiGuest – is easy to use, requires no paperwork, provisions access immediately or from a scheduled date, and can be easily administered within your own business unit.

National Career Development Week in Reid Library

Monday, 14 May 2012

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 fortnight.  

OneSearch on your mobile

Wednesday, 2 May 2012

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.

To search OneSearch easily on your mobile device go to

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New service for UWA staff: delivery of books and articles from all Library collections

Thursday, 26 April 2012

On Thursday April 26 Information Services is launching a new service which allows UWA staff to place requests via Get It for books and articles held in print in any of the UWA Library collections. These will be supplied either to your desktop via Get It (in the case of copies) or to your mailbox (in the case of printed books). 

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Information Services News: May issue

Friday, 20 April 2012

The May issue of Information Services News features the long-awaited opening of the refurbished EDFAA Library.

Access the May issue in PDF (or RTF for screen readers) from the Information Services News page.

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Student Support Services display in Science Library

Friday, 13 April 2012

Have you ever been through this door before?

Update on IT service delivery at start of semester

Friday, 13 April 2012

To all UWA Students and Staff

Dear All,

Information Services extends our apologies to students and staff who have been inconvenienced by system outages or access issues in the early weeks of first semester. 

While every effort was undertaken to minimise the impact of major service changes implemented for 2012, unexpected issues occurred once all new systems were in combined operation under the load of a full student cohort and lecture schedule.

Attention Students: EDUCAUSE Survey, win an certificate

Monday, 19 March 2012

EDUCAUSE Center for Applied Research (ECAR) Study of Undergraduate Students and Information Technology 2012

If you are an undergraduate in 2nd year or above (including Honours) please participate in the ECAR Study of Undergraduate Students and Information Technology 2012 survey. You will be helping Information Services plan for future information technology needs and you will also have the chance to win an voucher.

Access the ECAR survey now

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IT Student Mobility

Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Information Services and Faculty IT teams are very proud to have delivered improved student access to IT facilities across campus in time for the start of Semester 1 2012. Student Mobility was a key objective of the Business Investment Programme. The new IT facilities will provide a much improved service for existing students, and better meet the needs of New Courses students, who will be much more mobile across Faculties.

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Images on display in the Science Library

Tuesday, 28 February 2012

From Monday 5 March 2012 until Friday 15 April 2012 images from the ARC Centre for Excellence in Plant Energy Biology will be on display in the Science Library Foyer, in an exhibition titled 'Secrets of a Tiny Powerplant'.

New EDFAA Library

The EDFAA Library is Open

Monday, 27 February 2012

The EDFAA Library is Open 

The Library has been completely refurbished following storm damage suffered in March 2010. The new Library features additional PCs, more collaborative study areas, a new entrance and a bright new interior.

Afterhours returns

Until work is completed in the car park on the Hampden rd side of the education building the EDFAA after hours returns chute remains inaccessible.  Returns of EDFAA items after hours will need to be made at one of the other subject libraries. 

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UWA Vice-Chancellor to deliver prestigious lecture

Monday, 21 November 2011

The prestigious Geoffrey Bolton Lecture 2011 will be delivered by the Vice-Chancellor of The University of Western Australia, Professor Alan Robson.

New Information Services website

New Information Services website

Monday, 31 October 2011

A new Information Services website, bringing together the existing Library and Information Technology Services websites, is now live. 

After months of hard work, the IS project team and the UWA Web Office have created a website to promote the great range of services on offer.

The new IS website draws on sophisticated usage analysis and detailed input from a range of staff and students to provide relevant, up to date and useful information about Information Services in an easy to use interface. 

SuperSearch not available after 26 November

Saturday, 22 October 2011

SuperSearch is being decommissioned and won’t be available after Saturday 26 November 2011.  

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Attention Researchers: Open Access Week Survey, win a $75 voucher

Friday, 21 October 2011

Attention Researchers

Open Access Week runs from 24 October to 30 October 2011.

Open Access is free, immediate, online access to the results of publicly funded scholarly research, and the right to use and re-use those results.

To help UWA Information Services better understand your views on Open Access we invite you to participate in an online survey that will take approximately 5 minutes to complete.