Newton in Australia

Isaac NewtonJacqui Grainger, Manager of Rare Books & Special Collections at the University of Sydney, speaks to Librarian Insider to share a fascinating insight into how the University of Sydney Library came to hold an annotated copy of the first edition of Sir Isaac Newton’s Philosophae Naturalis Principia Mathematica, or Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy.
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SciTech Library collection work

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Published on: 10 December 2014

We are currently arranging for low-use books to be transferred from the SciTech Library to our Storage location, in order to free up additional shelf space. Please note: unique copies of book titles are not being removed from the Library.

Please contact Michael Arndell if you have any questions about this work.

 

 

CrossSearch new interface

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Published on: 6 December 2014

CrossSearch, the central search engine on the Library home page is upgrading. The new interface is clearer, and news items and images are spotlighted in the search results.

Try CrossSearch 2 beta and let us know what you think via our feedback form!

 

 

University of Sydney Survey of Academics 2014 Results

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Published on: 4 December 2014

Connecting to CommunityEarlier this year the University Library conducted a survey of academics and researchers to gather information about emerging trends in academic and researcher attitudes and practice. The results are now available and will guide the University and the Library in developing strategies to support research and teaching in an environment increasingly shaped by digital technologies.

For full details head to Survey of Academics 2014 Results

 

Email scam with subject line: “library account”

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Published on: 26 November 2014

It has come to our attention that there is a fraudulent email scam targeting University of Sydney students.

Some University members have received an email that appears to be coming from the Library library@sydney.edu.au with the subject line: “library account”. The email informs users that their accounts have expired and provides a link to reactivate their accounts.

The email and web page are not affiliated with the University of Sydney. Anyone who receives the email should delete it immediately.

ICT have been notified about the email scam. However, if a student has already entered their UniKey details on that page contact ICT as soon as possible to report a possible compromise, and change your UniKey password.

 

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Getting started with LabArchives

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Published on: 13 November 2014

What?
LabArchives is the University’s new, supported electronic lab notebooks (ELN) platform. It’s a digital solution for recording procedures, observations, conclusions and attaching images and data files when conducting laboratory work.

Come along to a lunchtime session designed to learn:
– Why use LabArchives?
– How are other researchers on campus working with LabArchives?
– How can I get off the mark with LabArchives?

Who is it for?
Everyone.

What should I bring?
Bring along your mobile device or laptop and your lunch.

Session 1: 1-2pm, Tuesday 18 November
Seminar Room 218, Level 2 Fisher Library
Presenters: Victor Lo, Pharmacology, School of Medical Sciences and
Dr Craig Campbell, Physiology, School of Medical Sciences
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Session 2: 1-2pm, Tuesday 25 November
Chemistry Lecture Theatre 4 Liam Bromhead, School of Chemistry
Presenter: Tim Shea, LabArchives
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New Postgraduate Coursework Student Quarter

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A substantial remodelling to the Badham Library is due to commence.  The Badham collection is currently being moved to the SciTech library and the Badham Library will close on Friday 21 November.

The Quarter will open March 2015 after being transformed into a technology enabled learning space for Postgraduate coursework students.  Further details will be issued as we progress towards the completion of The Quarter.

 

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Exhibition – Rare and Accessible: Italian writing and reading in the digital age

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Published on: 27 October 2014

Rare Books27 October 2014 to 28 February 2015

The Department of Italian Studies and Rare Books and Special Collections celebrate The Italian Language in the World (XIV Settimana della Lingua Italiana nel Mondo) with an exhibition curated by Emeritus Professor Nerida Newbigin, Department of Italian Studies, and Sara Hilder, Rare Books and Special Collections.

Launched at a reception attended by Dottor Sergio Martes, Consul General of Italy, and the University Vice-Chancellor, Dr Michael Spence, the exhibits include editions of the works of Dante, Petrarch and Boccaccio that shaped modern Italian. These range from a 1477 Venetian edition of Dante Alighieri’s La Commedia, or Divine Comedy, which is one of the oldest printed books in the University Library; Italian dictionaries from 1577 to 1760; modern Italian language textbooks and details of internationally acclaimed scholarly resources such as Eighteenth Century Collections Online and open access digital copies of texts.

Where: Rare Books and Special Collections
Level 1, Fisher Library North
Cost: FREE and open to the public.
Times: Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm. Closed weekends and public holidays

For more information contact:
E rarebook.library@sydney.edu.au
T 9351 2992

Exhibition – Tablet to iPad: Histories of Information

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Published on: 10 October 2014

John Gerard’s Herball (1597). The Barnacle TreeUntil 22 November 2014

From the Stone Age to the digital age, information has a history: languages, networks, transmission, and technologies have intertwined over the centuries. In this exhibit, the research of over 50 History students reveals diverse and fascinating stories from the past, and highlights the Library’s Rare Books & Special Collections.

Where:
Exhibition Space, Level 2, Fisher Library
Cost: FREE and open daily to the public
Times: Opening times vary, please check the website

Further information
T 9036 6465
E jacqueline.grainger@sydney.edu.au

Image: John Gerard’s Herball (1597). The Barnacle Tree

Connecting to Community – translating research into policy practice

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Published on: 14 August 2014

Connecting to CommunityUniversity Library Information Future Series

University of Sydney staff and students are invited to join us at the Library to hear four academics talk about how they are tackling the challenge of translating research knowledge into the community. Bring questions and share your own experiences. Stay to connect with colleagues and chat over lunch.

Speakers

  • Professor Gerard Goggin, ARC Future Fellow, Professor of Media and Communications, Department of Media and Communications
  • Professor Kate White, Chair, Cancer Nursing, Sydney Nursing School
  • Robert Wells, Deputy CEO, Sax Institute
  • Professor Davina Ghersi, Senior Principal Research Scientist, Research Translation Group, National Health and Medical Research Council
  • Ms Kathy Thorncraft, Team Leader, Faculty Services Team: Health Sciences Library

Event details

When: 11am-1pm Wednesday 3 September 2014
Where: Seminar Room
Level 2, Fisher North, Fisher Library
Cost: Free with registration required. Places are limited so book early to avoid disappointment.
Contact: Belinda Norman, Research Data Manager
T 9114 1457 | E belinda.norman@sydney.edu.au
RSVP by Wed 27 August 2014
E library.rsvp@sydney.edu.au

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