Films At Fisher: Regeneration – 8 September

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Published on: 26 August 2015

The Films At Fisher Series proudly presents:

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Regeneration

(Gillies McKinnon, UK 1997)

 

When: 8 September 2015; 5.30pm

Where: Fisher Library F03; Exhibition Space; Level 2

 

“A stirring and articulate exploration of warfare and its consequences” New York Times

 

Based on Pat Barker’s celebrated novel, Regeneration depicts a group of shell-shocked soldiers coming to terms with their horrific experiences on the battlefields of World War One. This is drama at its most intelligent; compelling, compassionate and shocking.

 

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Films At Fisher: Gallipoli – 25 August

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Published on: 25 August 2015

The Films At Fisher Series proudly presents:

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Gallipoli

(Peter Weir, 1981)

 

When: 25 August 2015; 5.30pm

Where: Fisher Library F03; Exhibition Space; Level 2

 

“The jewel in the crown of Australian cinema’s New Wave” – History Today

 

Gallipoli serves as Australia’s cinematic monument to the men who fought and died in the eponymous battle during World War One. Peter Weir’s deeply humanitarian work is both a stirring adventure tale and an intimate testament to courage.

 

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BBC video streaming collection now available through the Library

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Published on: 25 August 2015

25 August 2015

Alexander Street Press recently announced the release of a new video streaming collection to add to their growing database – the BBC Video Collection.

This collection contains 700 of the best videos from the British Broadcasting Corporation! This database has 528 hours of video content from the BBC and covers a little bit of everything: history, business, science & engineering, health & psychology, art, and music. The collection consists mostly of documentaries –636 documentaries—but also contains 43 performances, and 21 instructional videos.​

We have a short trial of this video collection available on our database trials page http://www.library.usyd.edu.au/databases/trial.html

 

The trial expires on 13 Sept 2015

 

Please have a look and fill out the Database Evaluation Form –

Example titles include:

  • International Terrorism Since 1945″ this 2009 series, investigates the motives, morals and methods of some of the most infamous attacks of recent times..
  • “The Food Factory: Supersized” series from 2012
  • “The Royal Opera House” is a performance series from 2001-2003
  • “The Tool-Kit to Communicating” is an instructional video series from 2003

Topic breakdown:

  • 306 History
  • 92 Science
  • 71 Business
  • 60 Art
  • 50 Music
  • 29 Engineering
  • 26 Health
  • 23 Politics
  • 12 Criminal justice
  • 11 Psychology
  • 10 Religion
  • 7 Miscellaneous/Other

Further information here.
Download the full bibliography here.

Exhibition: Ex Libris Fisherarium (14 Aug – 17 Sep)

Ex Libris Fisherarium

Curated by Michael Goldberg

When: 14 August to 17 September; during Library opening hours

Where: Fisher Library, Levels 2,3 and 4

 

The fool dʌθ bounce, the speculator dʌθ fall and the esopterodactyl?

 

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Nicholas Dorey

Artists:

Nicholas Dorey: Poisons on the people’s path (PPP)

Shane Haseman: CALL 688.7 3

Richard Kean: Dimensional Poetics

Have you ever had a conversation with someone where you knew what they were saying was objectively interesting but you couldn’t for the life of you figure out what on earth they were talking about? Art often creates languages which preclude the uninitiated. This could be called Art for it’s own sake or even intellectual terrorism if you’re prone to hyperbole. But Art’s role is not to polish society’s low hanging fruit. It is to cut down the fruit forest to build a synthetic fruit scent mausoleum for the fruit, which was once everyone’s, and now belongs to a rich old white man in order for him to prove how rich he is through the acquisition of something inherently worthless. Makes sense? No? Good!

All three artists have a tendency to confound, not through their disregard or contempt for a populist audience but simply by the fact that they have very particular interests. This befuddlement will no doubt continue in these small glass cabinets. Richard is matter doodling like Pythagoras with the intersections of Fibonacci number theory through the design process of electro magnetic coils and energy recycling gliders. Nick will cobble together something which seems vaguely mystical if not a little smug and overly esoteric, and Shane will round it out with something equally perplexing and erudite but in a cheeky and delightful suede patches on the elbows kind of way.

Shane, Richard and Nick are all bona fide artist with real university degrees who do real Art things all the time but more importantly they are good people and isn’t that what really matters?

 

Enquiries: Michael Goldberg 0416 287 283

The Camden Library space is now open!

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Published on: 13 August 2015

13 August 2015

After a minor delay, we are happy to announce that the library space is now open.

Opening hours: 7am – 9pm Monday to Friday and 8am – 9pm Saturday, Sunday, and public holidays.

Access: All access is via swipe cards and all students and staff will already have access enabled on their campus card.

Over the next 3 weeks we will be installing HAL the Book Vending cabinet and Book Locker for the high demand collection, holds, and pickups. We also have some comfortable furniture on order and in 2 weeks, our Peer Learning Advisors will start working in the space to provide study support and assistance with facilities and university services.

In the meantime, Karen Black will be in the space from 9am-5pm Monday to Friday to provide assistance and orientation to the space and provide pickup and loan services.

The Book Carousel! Be the first to find out about new titles.

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Published on: 13 August 2015

13 August 2015

Be the first to find out about new Library titles!

 

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We  now have  three  new ways to bring our collection to you. Use these fast, simple  ways to better discover our new titles:

> Take a glance at our Online Bookshelves/Carousels of the most recent new titles. 

> Be notified of new titles as they hit the shelves or become available online by subscribing to our Catalogue RSS feeds 

> Set up Search Alerts to get weekly emails about the new titles you want.

For more information about these tools see our New titles FAQ.

 

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Films At Fisher: Lawrence of Arabia – 18 June 2015

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Published on: 5 August 2015

The Films At Fisher Series proudly presents:

Lawrence of Arabia

(David Lean, 1962)

 

When: 18 August 2015; 5.30pm

Where: Fisher Library F03; Exhibition Space; Level 2

 

“What a bold, mad act of genius it was, to make “Lawrence of Arabia,” or even think that it could be made.” – Roger Ebert

 

Arguably the greatest epic ever filmed, Lawrence of Arabia is a majestic portrayal of one of Britain’s most enigmatic yet charismatic heroes. The famous shot of Omar Sharif emerging from the desert is remembered as one of the most dazzling moments in cinematic history.

 

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Films At Fisher: Paths of Glory – 11 August

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Published on: 5 August 2015

The Films At Fisher Series proudly presents:

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(Stanley Kubrick, 1957)

 

When: 11 August 2015; 5.30pm

Where: Fisher Library F03; Exhibition Space; Level 2

 

Someone’s got to be hurt. The only question is who.”

Kirk Douglas is magnificent in this masterpiece, a furious indictment of the futility of war. Stanley Kubrick’s relentlessly probing camera offers constant evidence of a film-maker at the height of his powers.

 

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Films At Fisher: The African Queen – 4 Aug

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The African Queen

(John Huston, GB and US 1951)

When: 4 August 2015; 5.30pm

Where: Fisher Library F03; Exhibition Space; Level 2

 

“I never dreamed that any mere physical experience could be so stimulating!”

Two of Hollywood’s greatest stars, Katharine Hepburn and Humphrey Bogart, go head to head in this inspired comedy adventure.  Bogart is a gin-swilling riverboat captain on the Congo who needs to be persuaded by Hepburn’s strait-laced missionary to strike a blow in the war effort, with delightful results.

 

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The Medical Library has reopened!!

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Published on: 31 July 2015

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During the semester break, we have been busy refurbishing the Medical and Camden Libraries and are happy to announce that Medical is ready to go with Camden soon to follow!

Both spaces have been refitted as learning spaces with bookable group study rooms, additional study spaces, touchscreen help points, roving learning support via Peer Learning Advisors, and printing, scanning and computing resources.

The doors are open, but we will continue to improve the spaces over the next few weeks with additional study furniture due to be installed in both spaces, and for Camden a new Holds and Loans (HAL) unit for high demand material and requested or recalled material via document delivery.

IMG_4128_living room_smThese spaces will initially operate from 7am-9pm Monday to Friday, and 8am-9pm Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays with the view to making them 24/7 as soon as possible.

All current students and staff at the University can use the spaces and you should already have swipe access added to your campus card or staff card.

 

For more information on the Medical Library space, please visit http://tiny.cc/boschlibrary

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