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The ANU Library is excited to congratulate ANU Press publishers and contributors Emeritus Professor Peter Drysdale, Professor Sue Stocklmayer and Professor Warwick McKibbin on their appointments to Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) at this year’s Australia Day awards. Professor Drysdale is co-editor of APEC and liberalisation of the Chinese Economy and a regular contributor to East Asia […]

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by: Sally Haysom @ 9:43 am

The University’s 93,000 alumni have for the first time been granted access to some of the world-class scholarly resources and online library services to support their research interest and careers. The ANU Library has made more than 15 major international collections of scholarly books and journals, more than 650 ANU Press titles, and more than […]

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by: Sally Haysom @ 7:56 am

L to R: Dr David Lee, Representative, Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Australia; Dr Shu-Hsien Tseng, Director General of the National Central Library of Taiwan; Professor Ian Young AO, ANU Vice-Chancellor, and Roxanne Missingham, University Librarian. An agreement to establish the Taiwan Resource Centre for Chinese Studies (TRCCS) at The Australian National University (ANU) Library was officially […]

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by: Sally Haysom @ 2:11 pm

To meet the high student demand on Library spaces for exam preparation, Chifley Library opening hours will be extended during the second semester exam period. Level 1, 3 and 4 will open earlier and close later from Friday 6–Sunday 8 and Friday 13–Sunday 15 November, with level two (entry level) continuing to be accessible 24/7. […]

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by: Sally Haysom @ 7:47 am

To celebrate International Open Access Week 2015, The Australian National University brought together speakers and visitors from across the University and Canberra communities to discuss the importance of open data. The notion of open data has been around for some years, but is a tremendous resource that is as yet largely untapped. The two speakers, […]

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by: Sally Haysom @ 8:31 am

A new Open Research at ANU website launched today, coinciding with International Open Access Week, delivering a comprehensive guide to the benefits and policy requirements of open access publishing for researchers and academics at The Australian National University. The new website has been designed to: Enable the world to access the great research of members […]

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by: Sally Haysom @ 8:43 am

The ANU Library was delighted to welcome donations from the Embassy of Azerbaijan, which both add to the scholarly resources available for students and academics at the University and also contribute to understanding the culture of Azerbaijan. A delegation from the Azerbaijan Embassy visited Chifley Library in September to formally commit to developing a relationship […]

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by: Sally Haysom @ 3:00 pm

The High Commissioner of Papua New Guinea, His Excellency Mr Charles Lepani, and The Australian National University (ANU) Vice-Chancellor, Professor Ian Young AO, helped commemorate the 40th anniversary of Papua New Guinea’s Independence last Friday by attending the opening of a significant exhibition in the Menzies Library. Jointly curated by the ANU Library, ANU Pacific […]

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by: Sally Haysom @ 11:51 am

The ANU open access repository, Digital Collections, has implemented a fantastic new feature, an ‘Altmetric donut’, enabling authors to track online attention surrounding their work. All work submitted to the repository that has a DOI will capture and display altmetrics from sources such as Mendeley, news, blog posts and other social media platforms in the […]

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by: Patrick Byrnes @ 9:38 am

With the evolution of open access, enterprises have emerged that run conferences and journals with low or no peer review or other quality mechanisms. These conferences and journals approach academics, particularly early career academics, soliciting contributions to reputable sounding journals and conferences promising publication. These publications, however, do not provide a quality contribution to careers. […]

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by: Sally Haysom @ 11:49 am

An automated Sherpa/Romeo policy lookup feature is now available within the University’s open access repository, Digital Collections. The latest feature integration allows users to readily identify what version of their journal article a publisher will allow them to upload to the repository, in keeping with publisher copyright policies and restrictions. Many thanks to the ANU […]

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by: Sally Haysom @ 12:18 pm

The longstanding relationship between The Australian National University and the National Library of Australia was reaffirmed following the signing of a new Memorandum of Understanding. For both institutions building research resources for scholars to use around the world, and taking advantage of the online environment to provide access to a rich array of research collections […]

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by: Sally Haysom @ 2:01 pm

Due to building works between Monday 22 June and Tuesday 4 August, there will be no access to Level 1 or the Basement in Hancock Library. Physical material located on these levels will be available by request only. To request items, select request this item alongside the title in the Library catalogue and complete the […]

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by: Sally Haysom @ 10:32 am

There will be limited lighting in the Basement and on Level 1 in Hancock Library this Saturday, 20 June, due to building works. If you require physical items from the collection, please visit the Information Desk and a staff member will retrieve the items for you. Study areas in Hancock Library will be open as […]

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by: Sally Haysom @ 11:02 am

To assist students at this busy time of year, Chifley Library will open for extended hours tonight, Friday 12 June, and tomorrow, Saturday 13 June. All levels will be open until midnight tonight, and from the earlier time of 9am tomorrow morning. The entry level (Level 2) will continue to be open 24/7. The ANU […]

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by: Sally Haysom @ 12:31 pm

The June issue of the ANU Library newsletter (PDF, 294KB) is now available online. Archived issues can be found on the Library intranet.  

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by: Patrick Byrnes @ 10:46 am

Chifley Library will be open 24/7 from today, Monday 25 May, following a hugely successfully trial late last year. The entry level of Chifley Library (level two) will be open to all ANU students looking for a safe and connected place to study throughout the night. Levels one, three and four will be open as […]

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by: Sally Haysom @ 9:59 am

A small exhibition titled Making Connections: Southeast Asian Art @ ANU opened in the Menzies Library foyer today, Friday 8 May. Highlighting the University’s long and ongoing interest in Southeast Asia and its cultural expressions, the exhibition showcases items from the holdings of the ANU Library collection. The Library’s exhibition is being held in parallel […]

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by: Sally Haysom @ 9:38 am

ANU students and staff can access thousands of full-content, digital newspapers—both national and international—and magazines via the Library’s subscription to various databases. The online databases—including PressDisplay.com, Factiva, Times Higher Education supplement and Times Literary Supplement—provide access to daily editions, published online as they go to print, as well as back issues. Newspapers available to ANU […]

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by: Sally Haysom @ 11:40 am

This week (3 – 9 May) is Privacy Awareness Week, an annual initiative of the Asia-Pacific Privacy Authorities forum to promote awareness of privacy issues and the importance of the protection of personal information. The Australian National University is a proud partner of the initiative and supports the theme for 2015, Privacy everyday. Privacy should […]

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by: Sally Haysom @ 11:00 am

Over 49,000 new e-book titles are now discoverable via the Library catalogue, as the Library works to meet the ever-increasing demand by ANU students and staff for electronic material. The titles are sourced from scholarly publishers including Taylor & Francis, Wiley, Elsevier and ProQuest, and align with the current teaching and research carried out across […]

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by: Sally Haysom @ 4:28 pm

The Council of Australian University Librarians (CAUL) and the Australian Society of Authors (ASA) are pleased to announce that applications are now open for 2015 CAUL/ASA Fellowship. The Fellowship, made possible through the Copyright Agency Cultural Fund, is designed to showcase university libraries’ special collections by providing Australian authors, artists, scholars and researchers with an […]

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by: Sally Haysom @ 3:41 pm

The ANU Library has recently added the Women in the National Archives database to the list of e-resources. This fascinating resource gathers together a wealth of digitised primary source documents, drawn from the vast collection of The National Archives (UK), and focuses on the campaign for women’s suffrage in Britain between 1903 and 1928, as […]

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by: Sally Haysom @ 11:43 am

As part of the university-wide consultation on the future of Union Court that begins today, the ANU Library is seeking feedback on what a new University Library should look like. ANU Students and staff are encouraged to share photographs of their favourite places to study, as well as ideas and links to inspirational buildings, and […]

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by: Sally Haysom @ 11:24 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 to assist with the publication of their academic research . The Fund supports publications by ANU Press on the basis of the University’s commitment to scholarly publishing. Further details of the […]

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by: Sally Haysom @ 7:37 am

The air-conditioning in Chifley Library is currently not working to capacity and the building is warmer than normal. ANU Facilities & Services are working on the problem and they anticipate it will be fixed within a couple of days. Library users are encouraged to visit one of the other ANU Library branches if it is too warm. […]

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by: Sally Haysom @ 12:41 pm

The ANU community can now access the recently added collection of 2013–2014 Royal Society of Chemistry e-books via the Library’s website. This collection contains over 1,200 e-books spanning 46 years of research ranging from food science and analytical chemistry to organic and physical chemistry. It is a definitive point of reference for anyone working in […]

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by: Sally Haysom @ 12:34 pm

A few final tips from the Library to help new students tackle their first assignments and stay head in their studies and research. 1. Don’t panic! Ready for your first assignment or presentation?  Find online resources that will wow your lecturer or tutor through SuperSearch. 2. Subject contacts list updated Our list of subject contacts has been […]

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by: Sally Haysom @ 9:09 am

Now that the semester is underway, the Library has put together a few more tips to help new students in their studies and research. 1. Online assistance The Library has produced a range of online ‘how to’ guides to assist you in your studies. The growing list of online guides include finding journal articles and more, finding books and more—ANU Library catalogue, finding […]

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by: Sally Haysom @ 9:07 am

As a new year gets underway at  ANU, the Library has put together some information that will help new students in their studies and research. 1. Join a branch tour and information session You don’t need to navigate the Library alone! Join a branch tour and information session, and learn how to access the scholarly information […]

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by: Sally Haysom @ 2:35 pm

Don’t miss the opportunity to see Hancock Library’s exhibition, Sylva, or a Discourse of Forest Trees: Sustainability 17th century style, before it closes on Friday 23 February. The exhibition features the wonderful 350-year-old copy of John Evelyn’s ‘Sylva’, donated to the ANU Library late last year by Emeritus Fellow John Dargavel, as well as highlights […]

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by: Sally Haysom @ 8:02 am

Access to physical items on the ground floor of Hancock Library has been re-established following the successful installation of new compactus shelving. Further construction work is being carried out behind the new shelving and Library staff ask that users be careful in this area while work is being completed. If ANU staff or students have […]

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by: Sally Haysom @ 9:07 am

Due to refurbishments between Monday 24 November and Wednesday 24 December, physical material in Hancock Library is only available by request. To request items, select request this item alongside the title in the Library catalogue and complete the online request form. Please note: Requests are only available Monday to Friday. Requests made by 10am will […]

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by: Sally Haysom @ 2:44 pm

Registrations for second semester Information Literacy Program (ILP) workshops are now open to all ANU students. Research students (PhD and Research Masters) who complete ILP workshops are eligible for the Course Award in Graduate Research Information Literacy.

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by: Patrick Byrnes @ 3:35 pm

Need help researching your topic? Get in touch with a librarian to arrange an over-the-phone or face-to-face meeting about how they can help. Subject Liaison Librarian (Humanities) Diane Humphery T 6125 3311 E diane.humphery@anu.edu.au Subject Liaison Librarian (Social Sciences & Business and Economics) Jacqui Kempton T 6125 8115 E jacqui.kempton@anu.edu.au Creative Arts Librarian Marianna Pikler […]

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by: Patrick Byrnes @ 3:34 pm

Finding books and more using the ANU Library Catalogue has never been so easy, following the launch of the Library’s first online learning module—Finding Books and More. The Library Catalogue contains a wealth of materials and the new online learning module will teach students how to complete simple and advanced keyword searches; complete title, author, […]

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by: Patrick Byrnes @ 2:31 pm

Funded by the ANU Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic), the ANU eTEXT Grant Scheme has been established to support ANU academics to publish digital textbooks with ANU eTEXT—the open access textbook publishing imprint for ANU. The Scheme will provide ANU scholars with funds (up to $10,000) for production of their textbooks as freely available ebooks, accessible online […]

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by: Mark Huppert @ 1:54 pm

The Hancock Library has produced a new Libguide for Science Communication. This guide will help to promote science communication to students. It will also promote the library collections and provide some guidance on additional resources to help staff and students in their research. For more information, please contact the Hancock Library on 6125 3517 or […]

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by: Mark Huppert @ 4:49 pm

The OECD iLibrary is the global knowledge database for OECD’s data and analysis. The mission of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) is to promote policies that will improve the economic and social well being of people around the world. The OECD iLibrary provides ANU staff and students with online access to all […]

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by: Mark Huppert @ 4:41 pm

Doing some research over the break? Book an intensive, one-to-one research consultation with a Library specialist. Each consultation is a personalised, one-to-one session that involves an in-depth look at resources, both print and electronic, specific to your field/research area or thesis project. To arrange a consultation email grad.ilp@anu.edu.au or phone 612 58886 and outline your […]

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by: Mark Huppert @ 4:38 pm

Want to hear about new ANU E Press titles? New collections in the ANU Archives? Or if a Library branch is holding an exhibition or tour? Like and follow any (or all) of the below social media accounts to keep up-to-date with Library, E Press, and Archives happenings: Library http://www.facebook.com/ANULibrary https://twitter.com/ANULibrary E Press https://twitter.com/ANU_EPress ANU […]

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by: Mark Huppert @ 4:36 pm

Come and find out how Australian terrestrial orchids pollinate by sexual deception, and view the superb photos from the research of Professor Rod Peakall, who works in the area of Evolutionary Biology in the ANU College of Medicine, Biology & Environment. Orchids: a secret life is on display until the end of July.

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by: Mark Huppert @ 5:21 pm

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by: Mark Huppert @ 5:31 pm

This month the exhibition is focusing on refugees in a historic perspective as well as the current global crisis. It ties in with Refugee Week in mid-June to raise awareness about the issues affecting refugees and celebrate the positive contributions made by refugees to Australian society. Chifley Library regularly presents exhibitions that showcase the quality […]

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by: Mark Huppert @ 11:17 am

The Hancock Library has recently revamped two LibGuides: Marine Biology and Plant Sciences and produced a new one: Neuroscience. These guides will help students make the most of the resources the ANU Library has to offer and will provide some guidance on additional resources to help them in their research. For more information, please contact […]

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by: Mark Huppert @ 11:49 am

Professor the Hon Gareth Evans AC QC, Chancellor, added the 5,000th item in the University’s open access Digital Collections today. The Chancellor’s e-book, written with distinguished academics Ramesh Thakur, John Carlson, Peter Hooton, and John Page, titled “Nuclear weapons: the state of play”, has been published by the Centre for Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament (CNND), […]

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by: Mark Huppert @ 2:54 pm

The Chifley Library has created an online subject guide for all those studying and researching Film & New Media. The guide provides a general introduction to key resources available at the ANU Library including books, journals, theses and audio-visual materials as well as links to relevant e-resources and databases and quality information on the internet. […]

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by: Mark Huppert @ 5:58 pm

Applications are now open for the ANU Publication Subsidy Fund. This fund can provide 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 […]

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by: Mark Huppert @ 11:53 am
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by: Mark Huppert @ 5:35 pm

The University’s Facilities & Services Division is undertaking works to move the generation of heating and cooling for the Hancock West building from plant rooms in the Hancock building to the new plant building on Biology Place. A delay in the project means that there will be no heating provided to Hancock West for the […]

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by: Mark Huppert @ 2:26 pm

Document Supply Services’ new requesting software is coming soon! The ANU Library will soon be using OCLC’s VDX – a document delivery and interlending management system. Keep an eye out for the new look on the DSS webpage ANU staff and students will have the option to search across Australian libraries for the item needed, […]

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by: Mark Huppert @ 11:39 am

The Library has recently subscribed to the Informit Indigenous Collection. Building on our existing Informit products, the Indigenous collection offers both topical and historical issues within Indigenous studies. The relevance and the quality of all the content in the Informit Indigenous Collection is secured by peak professional bodies and key partners and encompasses anthropology, community […]

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by: Mark Huppert @ 6:19 am

ANZAC Day – remembering our heroes J.B. Chifley Library 5 – 30 April 2013 The display, containing primary and secondary sources on the ANZACs and the First World War, is a tribute to all current and former servicemen and women. Chifley Library regularly presents exhibitions that showcase the quality and breadth of its social sciences […]

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by: Mark Huppert @ 5:34 am

Chifley and Hancock Library branches are open Monday to Thursday from 8am until midnight during Semester 1, 2013. Two Hour Loans can be borrowed overnight from 5.45pm. Two Hour Loans available until 7.45pm. Library staff are available until 8pm. Security staff are available from 8pm until midnight. For more detailed opening hours information, visit anulib.anu.edu.au/using-the-library/opening-hours […]

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by: Patrick Byrnes @ 3:33 am

The review report is now available and an implementation plan is being prepared which will keep us busy through most of 2013. The review has encouraged us to think strategically and develop new services through efficiencies which I have no doubt we can make in 2013. From now on we will implement a number of […]

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