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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.

Online Renewal of Reserve Loans Now Available

Thursday, 20 October 2011

Reserve loans can now once again be renewed online via My Library Loans.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused by the recent suspension of this service.

Maps on display in Science Library

Map Exhibition in Science Library

Monday, 17 October 2011

From now until 10 November, a selection of maps from the UWA Map Collection are on display in the Science Library Foyer.

University Librarian and Director (Information Management), Dr Mary Davies

Information Services Business Investment Programme News - October

Friday, 7 October 2011

October Update - Introducing the new UWA Network

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.

Activities scheduled  during October are:


Campus Card Autoloaders to take EFTPOS

Friday, 7 October 2011

From Monday 17 October, students and staff will be able to add value to their Campus Cards via EFTPOS as well as with cash.

Last days to complete our survey and go into the draw for an iPad 2 with Wi-Fi + 3G!

Thursday, 29 September 2011

It's not too late...

You still have a few days to let us know what you think of our services, facilities, libraries and collections by completing our Insync survey.

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Your suggestions...our responses...

Tuesday, 27 September 2011

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.

More improvements are planned! You can read a summary of your feedback and our responses at

University Librarian and Director (Information Management), Dr Mary Davies

Business Investment Programme News - September Update

Monday, 26 September 2011

September 2011 Update

Student Mobility 2012

A 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:

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Information Services News: September Issue

Tuesday, 20 September 2011

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.

Future Farm display

UWA Future Farm in the Science Library

Tuesday, 13 September 2011

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.

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Access to Landgate SLIP

Monday, 12 September 2011

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.

University Librarian and Director (Information Management), Dr Mary Davies

Information Services Business Investment Programme News - August Update

Friday, 26 August 2011

August 2011 Update

UWA signs major Data Centre partnership agreement with AMCOM

The University of Western Australia's computing power and storage capacity will be boosted through a new partnership with telecommunications and datacentres provider Amcom.

The 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.

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Student Support Services display in Science Library

Wednesday, 24 August 2011

Have you ever been through this door?

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.

Collaborative study area students

Reid Library gets ready for 24 hour access

Thursday, 18 August 2011

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.

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UWA Science Library presents SCINEMA

Friday, 12 August 2011

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:

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Online Renewal of Reserve Loans Unavailable

Wednesday, 10 August 2011

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.

Associate Professor Paul Abbot receiving his iPad from Anne Harvey of Elsevier

Rock Einstein Challenge Winners

Tuesday, 9 August 2011

Congratulations to the three lucky library users who won prizes in the Rock Einstein competition organised by Elsevier in March.

Student reading book

Get alerts of New Books in your subject area

Wednesday, 3 August 2011

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.

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Engineers Without Borders - Stories from the Field on display in the Science Library

Monday, 1 August 2011

Engineers Without Borders Australia will 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.

Library Orientation Semester 2

Monday, 1 August 2011

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.