Monday, May 22, 2017

Research Repository hits 3 million downloads

The University Library celebrated a significant milestone last month, reaching three million downloads from the Institutional Research Repository.

Research Repository Coordinator Joanne Richards said this was a great result. “The Repository started slowly with two items accessed in Sept 2009, but has now become a significant way for Murdoch’s research output to be disseminated amongst researchers and communities around the world,” Joanne said.

“We now hold 12,132 research papers in the Repository, and these freely available papers are helping to make Murdoch University’s valuable research more discoverable and accessible.

“Researchers who choose to input their papers into the repository enjoy improved citation rates, increased opportunities for collaboration and supervision, enhanced brand awareness of the University and improved community engagement.”

The United States currently tops the list for the most downloads from the Repository. However, less developed countries including Malaysia, Brazil, Indonesia, Philippines, Iran and Thailand all appear in the top 20.

Other countries from the Asia-Pacific region are also well represented, with China appearing third, Japan fifth, and India seventh on the list.

The Murdoch Library plays a major role in helping researchers share their work with the world through the Repository and encourages all Murdoch University staff and postgraduate students to submit their publications.

To contribute just go to researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Thank you for your survey responses

The University Library would like to thank those who participated in the Library Client Survey 2017.

We received over 800 responses over the two week survey period and your answers and feedback will help us identify areas where we can perform better. The results of the survey will be available in the coming months from this page: Library Survey.

In the meantime, if you have any further feedback or comments about the Library, please let us know.

Monday, May 1, 2017

Tell us how we're doing to win prizes!

Murdoch University Library is running the Library Client Survey to get your feedback on how well you think the Library is performing. The survey takes 10 minutes to fill in and the results will help us improve your Library, as well as giving you the opportunity to enter a prize draw to win a Go-Pro or University Bookshop voucher.

The survey is available online and runs until 11:59pm (AWST) on Sunday 14th May 2017. All responses are confidential and the anonymised final summary of the results will be made available.

Start the survey here: http://goto.murdoch.edu.au/librarysurvey 

We appreciate you taking the time to fill out the survey, and look forward to hearing what you think!


Thursday, April 20, 2017

Library foyer now reopened!

The new Library foyer is now open and you are invited to come and have a look.  You will find a variety of flexible spaces for research, study and social activities.  We have brought together Library, IT and Peer Academic Coaching services, with an emphasis on friendly, pro-active assistance and self-service options.

Come and enjoy the new space and let us know what you think.  Surveys are available in the foyer for your feedback.


ANZAC Day public holiday

We’ll be closed on Tuesday 25th April to observe the ANZAC Day public holiday. The 24/7 Learning Common at the Geoffrey Bolton Library will remain open; use your ID card to swipe in at the Level 2 entrance.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Easter Opening Hours

The University Library will be closed on Friday 14th April (Good Friday) and Monday 17th April (Easter Monday). Saturday and Sunday opening hours will remain the same.

See our public holiday opening hours for more information.

The 24/7 Learning Common at the Geoffrey Bolton Library will remain open throughout the entire Easter period. Use your University ID card to swipe for access via the entrance on Level 2.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

What is the High Demand collection?

The High Demand collection provides Murdoch students with books and other materials selected by lecturers as required or recommended readings for courses.  The Collection is conveniently located in North Wing level 3, near the Library’s main entrance.

You can only borrow High Demand items for a short time period to ensure they are available for everyone who needs them.

Please return High Demand items through the Returns chute on the outside wall of the Library building.  You may find that your unit readings are available online through My Unit Readings.

For more information, see High Demand collection and My Unit Readings help.

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