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by: Patrick Byrnes @ 10:25 am

Data Management is an integral part of modern research and thanks to a series of new webpages, researchers can learn more about planning, sharing, and managing data. The new webpages, a collaborative project between the ANU Library, ANU Research Services, and ANU Research Skills and Training, have been designed to: Introduce students and researchers to […]

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by: Sally Haysom @ 8:16 am

Emeritus Fellow John Dargavel and the 350-year-old book that he has donated to ANU. Photo by Stuart Hay. Story courtesy of ANU Media A 350-year-old book showcasing the tree-planting techniques in 17thcentury England has been donated to the ANU Library. The donation marks the 350th anniversary of author John Evelyn’s publication Sylva, or a Discourse on […]

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by: Patrick Byrnes @ 11:14 am

Students from the Practical Skills in Exhibition Design and Delivery course officially opened two exhibitions, one in the Art & Music Library and the other in the ANU Archives reading room. The exhibitions form the major assessment for the semester long course, and were themed around books and bibliophiles. Both exhibitions highlighted items from the […]

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by: Sally Haysom @ 11:01 am

For the duration of the second semester exam period—Thursday 6 November till Friday 21 November—Chifley Library will pilot 24/7 opening hours. The Library will open at 8am on Thursday 6 November and close at 6pm Friday 21 November. ANU students will have access to all floors in the building, as well as the Information Commons […]

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by: Patrick Byrnes @ 1:40 pm

The Library is currently offering a trial of Knovel and ANU students and staff are invited to access this resource and submit their feedback. Knovel is a web application providing access to interactive equations and online reference works in engineering and related areas. Knovel includes thousands of interactive resources including tables, equation plotters, and graphs allowing […]

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by: Sally Haysom @ 2:41 pm

The Library is currently trialling Geofacets and ANU students and staff are invited to access this resource and submit their feedback. Geofacets is a tool for earth scientists that  includes hundreds of thousands of peer-reviewed maps, discoverable via location or text-based searches. Information about each map’s original context from the source publication is included and maps […]

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by: Sally Haysom @ 2:27 pm

The Library invites you to explore a world of epic and lyric poetry, history, philosophy, oratory and much more via its trial of the Digital Loeb Classical Library. The Digital Loeb Classical Library, a part of Harvard University Press, provides unparalleled electronic access Classical Latin and Greek literature including more than 520 volumes. Users can […]

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by: Sally Haysom @ 3:26 pm

In commemoration of Scopus’ 10th year anniversary, Elsevier Research Solutions is organising a series of seminars across Australia aimed at equipping Australian scientific editors with the tools to enhance the global visibility of their journals. On Monday 13 October, the ANU Library will be co-hosting the Scopus Editors Seminar that will be held in Canberra. […]

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by: Patrick Byrnes @ 10:00 am

Read the latest issue of Margin, the ANU College of Business and Economics’ magazine, to hear how three of their academics, each from a different research school, have been using the Noel Butlin Archives Centre (NBAC) business records. The business and Labour archives of the NBAC are a national treasure.

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by: Sally Haysom @ 9:05 am

The ANU Library is delighted to accept a donation of works by Gabriel García Márquez, from Her Excellency Dr Clemencia Forero-Ucros, Ambassador of the Republic of Colombia to Australia. Winner of the 1982 Nobel Prize in Literature, Márquez was a Colombian novelist, short-story writer, screenwriter, and journalist of extraordinary talent. He is best known for […]

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by: Sally Haysom @ 10:19 am

Applications are now open for the ANU Publication Subsidy Fund. This Fund provides financial assistance (generally up to $2,500) to ANU staff or students for the commercial publication of their academic research results that are unable, or unlikely to be published by an independent commercial publisher without financial assistance. The Fund supports publications by ANU […]

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by: Sally Haysom @ 3:57 pm

Menzies Library is privileged to have on display Guy Boyd’s beautiful bronze sculpture, Mother and Child. The sculpture was created in 1969 and donated to the University through the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust in 2001. The University has been searching for a suitable location for the sculpture, and the Menzies Library is thrilled to have […]

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by: Sally Haysom @ 2:08 pm

The University’s commitment to Open Access was reinforced in August with the publication of a revised Open Access policy and associated procedures—including the research procedure and education procedure. The new policy and associated procedures have been discussed extensively through University committees, and reflect the University’s commitment to broad dissemination of knowledge and the changing landscape […]

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by: Sally Haysom @ 2:14 pm

ANU students and staff can now access historic Web of Science content dating back to 1900, including Science Citation Index, Social Science Citation Index and two specifically curated collections—the Century of Science collection and the Century of Social Sciences collection. The new historic content will let users track a century of vital data, books, journals, […]

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by: Sally Haysom @ 12:05 pm

The Library is currently trialing SAGE Research Methods and you are invited you to try it out and provide us with your feedback. SAGE Research Methods links over 175,000 pages of SAGE’s book, journal and reference content with advanced search and discovery tools. Researchers can explore concepts to help them design research projects; understand particular […]

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by: Sally Haysom @ 1:21 pm

As semester two gets under way, the Library has put together a handful of quick tips that will help new students in their studies and research. 1. Take a Library Discovery session You don’t need to navigate the Library alone! Join a Library discovery session during Bush Week and week two, and learn how to […]

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by: Sally Haysom @ 3:17 pm

This year’s National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee (NAIDOC) Week celebrates the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men and women who have served in military conflicts across the globe and honour their priceless contribution to our nation. Earlier this year, a group of researchers from The Australian National University received funding to undertake the Serving […]

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by: Sally Haysom @ 11:00 am

A major focus of the Library branches during mid-semester break is readying the high demand items placed on course reserve for second semester. The Library invites our academic community to start placing their course reserve requests now via the online request forms—there is a separate form for each branch Library —or via the reserve collection […]

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by: Sally Haysom @ 9:30 am

The Australian National University Archives has launched a new database which makes national treasures of business, unions and The University available online for the first time. National Archives of Australia Director-General David Fricker launched the new ANU Archives database, which includes historic documents from Australia’s colonial history. “The ANU Archives has almost 20 kilometres of […]

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by: Sally Haysom @ 4:50 pm

Executive Manager Communications & Publishing and Director of CSIRO Publishing, Andrew Stammer, informed and entertained over 30 ANU students on Thursday 15 May. He gave an insiders perspective on the publishing process within the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO). Mr Stammer spoke about CSIRO; the history and purpose of the scientific journal; questions […]

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by: Sally Haysom @ 2:00 pm

The Library is seeking feedback on a briefing paper, released earlier this week, which outlines a proposal to provide 24-hour access to Chifley Library. The proposed 24-hour access to Chifley Library is in response to feedback gained in the 2012 Library User Survey as well as from the ANU Community—including the Pro Vice Chancellor (Student […]

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by: Sally Haysom @ 1:42 pm

Chris Grange, Executive Director (Administration and Planning), officially re-opened the refurbished Chifley Library foyer at a small event held in the foyer on 2 May. Those responsible for delivering the project, including ANU Facilities & Service staff, Architects and Interior Designer, and a variety of Library staff attended the event. Mr Grange and University Librarian, […]

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by: Sally Haysom @ 10:54 am

As we head toward the business end of first semester, the Information Literacy Program has a variety of free training sessions to support your studies. Training courses include: >      Search Strategies and Subject Databases (targeted at postgraduate students and staff) >      Word (2013) for Academic Writing (targeted at undergraduate and postgraduate students) >      Bibliometrics and […]

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by: Sally Haysom @ 10:06 am

Please be aware that the heating in Menzies Library will be switched off from Saturday 10 May until Wednesday 14 May as new boilers are installed. Heating is operating as normal in all other branches, and Library users are welcome to visit another branch if necessary. We apologise for any discomfort this may cause.

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by: Sally Haysom @ 11:30 am

ANU Digital Collections is the University’s institutional repository, and it’s staff can assist ARC and NHMRC grant recipients with meeting the requirement for making research outputs such as journal articles and conference papers accessible through the ANU repository. Contact Anne Lahey on 6125 9729 or at repository.admin@anu.edu.au for assistance and advice.

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by: Sally Haysom @ 2:18 pm

“Reading The Story of the Stone is more than simple appreciation of a love story, or rise and fall of a clan. My imagination takes off along with the very fine and poetic descriptions of the scene, clothing, texture, colour, and the characters’ subtlest gestures. I’ve been re-reading the novel once every few years over […]

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by: Patrick Byrnes @ 2:22 pm

Starting today, the Library is surveying ANU students and staff to develop its services and resources to meet your needs.. The biennial Library client survey, run through a company called Insync, is an opportunity for all ANU students and staff to anonymously give feedback to the Library. The collected data will help the Library to: >      Identify, […]

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by: Sally Haysom @ 3:04 pm

Library opening hours will change this Friday, 25 April, for the ANZAC Day public holiday. The opening hours are as follows: >      Chifley and Hancock Library branches open from 1–7pm. >      Law Library open from 1–5pm. >      Menzies and Art & Music Library branches are closed. All Library branches will re-open at 1pm on Saturday, […]

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by: Sally Haysom @ 2:58 pm

Join the Library’s Information Literacy Program for a new month of free research, referencing, and IT skills training opportunities. Training courses include: >      Bibliometrics (targeted at undergraduate and postgraduate students, and academic staff) >      Demystifying Databases (targeted at undergraduate and postgraduate students, and staff) >      E-Journals Resources (targeted at undergraduate and postgraduate students, and staff) […]

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by: Sally Haysom @ 9:11 am

The Council of Australian University Librarians (CAUL) and the Australian Society of Authors (ASA) are pleased to announce that applications are now open for 2014 CAUL and ASA Fellowships. The Fellowships, made possible through the Copyright Agency Cultural Fund, are designed to showcase university libraries’ special collections by providing artists, authors, scholars and researchers with […]

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by: Patrick Byrnes @ 12:33 pm

A number of day lockers are now available in Chifley Library for library users wanting a secure place to store their items throughout the day. Day lockers are available to all registered ANU Library users and can be loaned by presenting a current ANU ID/Library card at the Chifley Information Desk. Locker keys are to […]

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by: Sally Haysom @ 9:08 am

Starting today, the ANU Library will participate in a two-week trial that will see power saving software, Greentrac, installed on all Information Commons PC’s in the Chifley Library. The new software—which has been implemented in other universities—will automatically switch Information Commons PCs on prior to the Library opening, and switch them off shortly after the […]

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by: Patrick Byrnes @ 12:35 pm

The ANU Library has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the National Central Library (NCL) of Taiwan to contribute records of Chinese rare books in our catalogue to the Database of the Union Catalogue of Chinese Rare Books. The Database includes a number of collections from around the world, and the ANU Library has agreed […]

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by: Patrick Byrnes @ 3:07 pm

Please be aware of a phishing email being sent to staff and students advising them to validate their library accounts at a malicious site. This email is attempting to steal ANU user credentials and is not legitimate. For more information and an example of the phishing email, please visit the IT Security blog.

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by: Patrick Byrnes @ 12:05 pm

A number of free research, referencing, and IT skills training courses are available to ANU staff and students throughout March 2014. Training courses include: Alert Services (targeted at undergraduate students) Alliance Introduction (targeted at undergraduate and postgraduate students, and staff) Data Management (targeted at undergraduate and postgraduate students, and staff) Demystifying Databases (targeted at undergraduate […]

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by: Sally Haysom @ 3:32 pm

The Menzies Library was very fortunate to be the venue for a calligraphy demonstration by Korean artist Kim Jang-Hyun on Thursday 27 February. Mr Kim’s demonstration was the first of the Korea Institute’s Old and New Waves: A Korean Artists-in-Residence Series, which will host prominent Korean artists who will take part in a number of […]

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by: Patrick Byrnes @ 2:34 pm

Applications are now open for the ANU Publication Subsidy Fund. The Fund provides ANU authors with financial assistance (generally up to $2,500) for the commercial publication of the results of academic research of staff members or students of the University that are unable (or unlikely to be able) to be published by an independent commercial […]

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by: Sally Haysom @ 2:57 pm

The Library is trialing new Sunday opening hours this semester, following feedback received during 2013. As requested, Chifley Library will open earlier on a Sunday, with doors opening at 10am instead of 1pm as with previous semesters. Due to decreased visitor numbers in the Menzies and Art & Music Library branches, we will be trailing […]

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by: Patrick Byrnes @ 9:01 am

The ANU Library is celebrating the life and achievements of Bun Heang Ung following news of his passing last week. Bun Heang was an incredibly gifted artist. His series of 90 black and white drawings, created in collaboration with his wife Phiny, are a powerful and revealing record of their experiences under the Khmer Rouge […]

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by: Sally Haysom @ 3:39 pm

Borrowing books from the ANU Library is now even easier, following the installation of seven new self-check machines—three in Chifley Library, and one in the Menzies, Hancock, Law and Art & Music Library branches. The new machines require a current ANU ID card to borrow, and give borrowers the option of printing a receipt or […]

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by: Sally Haysom @ 3:14 pm

The Chifley Library foyer refurbishment was completed last Friday, just in time to welcome new and returning students attending ANU O-Week (Monday 10 to Friday 14 February). A joint project with ANU Facilities & Services, the foyer refurbishment has delivered a high-quality infrastructure upgrade including a new one-to-one reference desk for research consultations, and over […]

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by: Sally Haysom @ 11:11 am

The December issue of the ANU Library newsletter (PDF, 453KB) is now available online. Archived issues can be found on the Library intranet.

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by: Patrick Byrnes @ 1:30 pm

The Library published two new online guides this month—Bibliometrics and citation tracking and How to use NVivo—that have been produced with the ANU research community in mind. Bibliometrics and citation tracking explains citation tracking, and introduces a range of tools to measure the impact of research and journals. The How to use NVivo guide is […]

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by: Patrick Byrnes @ 10:47 am

Please be aware of a phishing email being sent to staff and students advising them of an issue with the library system and to complete their profiles at a malicious site. This email is attempting to steal ANU user credentials and is not legitimate. More information is available on the IT Security blog.

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by: Patrick Byrnes @ 3:54 pm

During the December and January non-teaching period, the ANU Library will work together with Facilities & Services to refurbish the level 2 foyer in Chifley Library. The refurbishment will be a high-quality infrastructure upgrade, which will include a new one-to-one reference desk for research consultations that will help the Library deliver services that will foster […]

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by: Sally Haysom @ 9:36 am

“Culture is fundamental to identity—it is our past, our present and our future … We need our culture to sustain us and to keep us well. But importantly, we need culture because it tells us who we are.” — Dr Tony Calma (Kungarakan Elder and 2013 ACT Australian of the Year). Indigenous culture is a […]

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by: Sally Haysom @ 9:34 am

Finding the right scholarly journal and the best peer-reviewed article can be a challenge, but thanks to Library’s latest online ‘how to’ guide, Finding journal articles and more, this task just got easier. Using text, graphics, and a quiz, the new guide takes an in-depth look at some of the different methods students can use […]

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by: Mark Huppert @ 2:39 pm

Indigenous artist and current Discovery Indigenous Award Fellow based at the ANU School of Music, Steven Wanta Jampijinpa Pawu-Kurlpurlurnu Patrick (Mr Wanta Patrick), captivated passers-by in the Chifley Library foyer yesterday afternoon as he created a sand painting. Mr Wanta Patrick, a Warlpiri elder from Lajamanu in the Tanami Desert, is an experienced educator and […]

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by: Mark Huppert @ 1:58 pm

What does the Menzies Library, a ghost buster, the Loch Ness monster, and a penguin onesie have in common? Nothing! But yesterday afternoon, each of these came together for the inaugural ANU Library Halloween party. Library staff dressed as witches, ghouls, and Harry Potter greeted over 30 postgraduate and research students in the Menzies foyer, […]

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by: Patrick Byrnes @ 3:06 pm

The Ambassador of Sweden, HE Sven-Olof Petersson, has donated an internationally significant eight-volume series, The Linnaeus Apostles – Global Science & Adventure, to the University. Professor Margaret Harding, Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research and Roxanne Missingham, University Librarian, officially accepted the donation, which will be added to the ANU Library collection, at a reception at the Swedish Embassy […]

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by: Patrick Byrnes @ 8:10 am

Open access to research outcomes has become a hot topic in the past two years, and in the lead up to International Open Access Week (21–27 October) the Australian Open Access Support Group (AOASG) and The Australian National University brought this issue to the fore with a panel discussion. Professor Aidan Byrne, CEO of the […]

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by: Sally Haysom @ 9:45 am

The American author Truman Capote once said “Venice is like eating an entire box of chocolate liqueurs in one go.” The same could be said, no doubt, of Italy as a whole. The country holds a prime position in the cultural and historic traditions of the Western World, and the Library’s new Italian studies subject guide […]

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by: Patrick Byrnes @ 10:07 am

Population health research can cover topics such as AIDS in Africa, women’s health centres and gender dimension in population health, national health care systems, communicable disease programs, and primary health care in Australia. The new Epidemiology and Population Health subject guide will highlight the scholarly peer reviewed resources the ANU library has in the fields […]

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by: Patrick Byrnes @ 3:29 pm

Changes to the ANU Print Repository’s opening hours From Monday 23 September, the ANU Print Repository will be open from 10am–3pm, Monday to Friday. Visitors are welcome by appointment during these hours. For further information on the ANU Print Repository visit http://anulib.anu.edu.au/using-the-library/branches/anu-print-repository

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by: Patrick Byrnes @ 4:25 pm

When you study biochemistry you investigate not only how chemical reactions of substances in living systems occur, but when combined with molecular biology and organic, inorganic, or physical chemistry, you can understand such topics as how living things obtain energy from food, the chemical basis of heredity, and what fundamental changes occur in disease. A […]

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by: Patrick Byrnes @ 2:20 pm

To support the current teaching, learning, and research needs of the ANU Social Sciences and Humanities community, a number of significant resources were purchased by the Library in 2013. An online guide to the new books, journals, e-resources, and databases in the Social Sciences & Humanities collection is available via the Library website. For more information […]

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by: Patrick Byrnes @ 2:17 pm

ANU students and staff can access a wealth of new resources via Mass Observation III, a collection within the Mass Observation Online e-resource. The Mass Observation III collection further supplements coverage of the war-years and for the first time includes personal writing material from the post-war years. The new resources available via Mass Observation III […]

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by: Patrick Byrnes @ 11:49 am

The legendary British wartime Prime Minister, Winston Churchill, once said “History will be kind to me, for I intend to write it.” A scholar in his own right, Churchill was keenly aware that an abiding knowledge of history was crucial to understanding and dealing with the turbulent times he lived in. And so it is […]

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by: Mark Huppert @ 2:46 pm

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