Australian and international standards are a fundamental resource in many discipline areas, particularly science, technology and medicine.
Information Services is currently trialling access to international standards via the SAI Global database. In addition to our current subscription to Australian standards, Information Services has provided additional funding during 2011 to trial access to international standards, some of which can be searched and requested via the SAI Global database. This additional funding will be used to cover the cost of the international standards requested.
The UWA Motorsport Team will showcase their cars, and share the experience of internationally representing the university through the exciting venture of motor racing in an exhibition in the Science Library foyer from Wednesday 8th June until Friday 29th July.
The Business Investment Programme, addressing the recommendations of the 2010 ITS Review, the Student IT Needs Survey 2010, and Auditor findings concerning risk, business continuity and disaster recovery, is now well underway.
The focus for 2011 projects is the replacement of the university data network plus “Student Mobility”, prioritising those aspects of the programme that will facilitate a much improved student cross-faculty IT experience to coincide with the introduction of New Courses 2012.
The publication Library News has been renamed Information Services News to reflect the expanded outlook of Information Services. In the April issue you can read about the nine major projects that form the IS Business/Investment Plan; the new Australian National Data Service-funded research initiative; the launch of Unifi; and more.
All libraries will close at their Friday night closing time on Thursday 21 April, and reopen Tuesday 26 April from 10.00am - 6.00pm. Normal hours will resume on Wednesday 27 April. For more information about the Easter opening hours for all subject libraries, visit our opening hours webpage.
New UWA graduates who join Convocation (UWA Graduates Association) for $27.50 are eligible to apply for 12 months free library membership with borrowing rights and online access to selected journals. Applicants need to apply for library membership within the same calendar year as graduation from UWA.
This semester SPE UWA will be holding an exhibition in the Science Library Foyer from the 29th of March to the 8th of April; where you can find out about key events, such as the Graduate Networking Event and Quiz Night.
Visit the Information Services stall at the Link Week Expo or any of the subject libraries during Link Week (14th – 18th March 2011) and ask a question or leave a comment to go in the running to win a $100 iTunes voucher. Competition entry forms can be collected from the subject library Inquiry desks or the SISO office.
*This is a Link Week promotion for first year students only.
All UWA staff and students have access to the EndNote reference management software. You can either install it on your own computer or use it on the Internet via EndNote Web. Use EndNote to manage your references and format reference lists to any output style with one click of a mouse. Learn how by using the Teach Yourself files on the EndNote LibGuide or come to a Library Training session.
The UWA Library will be running several programs over the coming weeks to welcome new students and staff to the University. Formal tours of the Science Library and Reid Arts and Business 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.
A4 colour printing is now available in the Reid Arts and Business Library at a cost of 50 cents per page. The printer is located on the first floor. Colour printers are also located in the Science Library, Medical and Dental Library and EDFAA Library (currently located in the Reid Arts and Business Library). A3 colour printing is available at UniPrint.
A next generation wireless network called Unifi is being rolled out across campus to replace the existing SNAP wireless. Unifi is available in all areas with SNAP coverage. Work is in progress to extend wireless coverage to other areas over the coming months.