Thursday, November 2, 2017

Library wins grant to support Science Fiction Collection

Murdoch University Library is honoured to receive a Community Heritage Grant from the National Library of Australia to support the development of our Science Fiction Collection. This nationally significant collection is home to almost a century of Australian Science Fiction fandom history, and has been described as ‘absolutely unique compared to other collections in Australia’. We’re very pleased that our collection has been recognised in this way.

Community Heritage grants are provided to assist with the preservation of locally owned, but nationally significant, collections of materials. The grant will be used to fund an official significance assessment of our Science Fiction Collection by an external expert. This assessment will document the importance of the collection, and provide a basis for future development. In addition to the funding, the grant provides for specialist training for our staff to ensure the collection is maintained in a proper manner.

Murdoch University Special Collections Coordinator Daniel Rozas Nunez (centre) with Dr Marie-Louise Ayres, Director General of the National Library of Australia and Dr Mathew Trinca, Director of the National Museum of Australia.

Friday, October 27, 2017

2017 AMPLA Mining Law Moot

Last night, two of our Law Library Help Desk Team, Adriana Costanzo and Kala Campbell, were announced winners of the 2017 AMPLA Mining Law Moot.
Adriana also took out the Best Oralist award, giving Murdoch the clean sweep. The Moot Team Coach, Nicola Thomas-Evans, is also on the Law Library Help Desk Team.
Well done to all involved and congratulations from the Library!!!

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Murdoch research aims for UN sustainability goals

The Library is celebrating Open Access Week, the international event promoting Open Access of scholarly publishing, by featuring a snapshot of Murdoch research that aligns with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDG) that call for global action to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all.

Open Access week highlights the benefits of Open Access publication to areas such as research visibility, global collaboration, and contribution to sustainable development and public health.

This collection represents all 17 UNSD Goals, demonstrating a clear reflection of the University’s core values - equity and social justice, sustainability, global responsibility and innovation and entrepreneurship.

http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/view/un_dev_goals/

Contact us if you would like your research added to these lists repository@murdoch.edu.au

Monday, October 16, 2017

Library Rovers

Next time you’re at Geoffrey Bolton Library, keep an eye out for our Library Rovers (hint: they’ll be wearing bright red polos). Ask them anything, from how to search for books and online resources to where the toilets are! They’ll be wondering through the Library from 10am weekdays on all levels.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

BONUS+ celebrating 10 years

This October marks the 10th anniversary of the BONUS+ resource sharing project, which has enabled university students and staff to request books from a network of 15 university libraries around Australia and New Zealand.

BONUS+ gives you to access over 7 millions books not held at our Library; so if you can’t find it here at Murdoch, there’s a good chance its available via BONUS+.

Requesting is easy and quick, see BONUS+ for more information.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Library entrance and foyer closed

Due to an event being held on Tuesday 26th September, access to the Library entrance and foyer will unavailable from 7pm to 9pm. During this time, please use the 24/7 Learning Common entrance on Level 2 to enter and exit the Library. Staff will be on hand to help with your enquiries.

Remember, if you want to do quiet or silent study, use study areas in the South Wing on Levels 1, 2 and 4.

Thank you for you understanding.

Dojocon 2017

Australia’s first DojoCon (convention for the CoderDojo community) will be held on Monday 25th September at Murdoch University. The theme is: ‘DIY’ (Do It Yourself); a celebration of makers, doers, hackers, tinkerers and creators.

Stalls and events will be held in the Library foyer from 10am-2pm; there may be extra noise and activity in the area during this time. Additionally, access to computer labs 2.006 and 2.010 will be affected. Alternative computer labs can be found in Level 1, South Wing or see our computer availability: http://library.murdoch.edu.au/Facilities-and-spaces/Computers/Available-computers/

Thank you for you understanding.

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