Friday, November 11, 2016

University Library’s Science Fiction collection explored by visiting fellowship recipient

The University Library is pleased to support visiting CAUL/ASA (Council of Australian University Librarians/Australian Society of Authors) Fellowship recipient, Dr Jessie Lymn, from the School of Information Studies at Charles Sturt University.

Jessie will have access to our unique Science Fiction collection as part her research project on the history of Australian fanzines.

The fellowship is sponsored by CAUL and ASA as part of an effort to explore the richness of special collections at University Libraries and encourage creative engagement by the Australian writing community.

The University Library has an internationally renowned Science Fiction collection which includes rare fanzines. Jessie’s resulting work will improve scholarly understanding and awareness of our collection when published in various journals and an upcoming book on fanzines.

“I am excited by the depth and breadth of the collection. It will give great insight into the materiality and practices of fanzine culture and highlight the importance of their preservation” Jessie said.


Dr Jessie Lymn (middle) explores our collection of Sci Fi fanzines with Library staff, Ross O’Neil (left) and Sharon Beccaria (right).

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Resolved: Access issues with ProQuest, WestLaw, LexisNexis and other databases

Update 11/11: A fix has been applied by Murdoch IT which has resolved the ongoing outage issues affecting Library online resources. If you continue to experience access issues, please contact the Library: Ask a Librarian.

Update 09/11: IT believe they have identified the source of the problem and applied the fix. We will continue to monitor access through the day to ensure no further issues are present.

Update 08/11: We are working closely with IT and continue to work with database vendors to try and identify the cause of this issue. We will provide updates as the situation develops.

We are continuing to investigate the access problems with ProQuest, WestLaw, LexisNexis and other databases.

Intermittent access problems have been reported for Wiley and Web of Science databases.

If you are on-campus, you can use the ‘alternative access, on campus only’ links in each of the records below:  


Again, we apologise for any inconvenience caused.

If you need assistance, please Ask a Librarian.