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EXHIBITION: Books and Things

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Published on: 23 April 2014

copyright Michael MyersA display of resources for Pacific studies at the University of Sydney
Curated by Erna Lilje
24 April to 19 December 2014

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

Further information
T 9036 6465

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Silent, quiet and group study zones

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Published on: 23 April 2014

Silent, quiet or group study zonesWhether you need to concentrate in a quiet space, work quietly with a friend or study in a group there is place for you in the Library.

Choose the right zone for your study needs here.

EXHIBITION: The Diana Jones Trilogy (And the Reinvention of Time)

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Published on: 22 April 2014

Diana Jones TrilogyArtist: MFA candidate, Simon Yates
6 April to 1 June 2014
Exhibition cabinets, Levels 2, 3 & 4, Fisher Library North

The Diana Jones Trilogy is an artwork in the form of a trilogy of adventure stories, consisting of storyboards, pre-production illustrations, posters, models and props.

Fisher Library and Sydney College of the Arts Series of Art projects.
This series, curated by Associate Professor Michael Goldberg, showcases the work of Sydney College of the Arts students, staff and alumni for the wider University community.

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All libraries closed over Easter and Anzac Day

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Published on: 15 April 2014

Happy EasterAll libraries will be closed:
Friday 18 – Monday 21 April 2014
Anzac Day, Friday 25 April 2014



BrowZine app Trial – browse our e-journals on your tablet

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Published on: 10 April 2014

BrowZineTrial available until 30 April 2014

BrowZine lets you browse most of our e-journals by subject, title, or by keywords in a title. It makes it easy for you to browse your favourite journals or find new ones. You can keep track of the latest articles published each week or month and save the ones you want to read on your device.

Your feedback is very important to us in deciding whether to purchase a subscription or not. You can let us know what you think via the feedback form.

How to download BrowZine:

  • Go to  the App Store, Google Play, or Kindle/Amazon store and search for BrowZine. NOTE: Browzine supports the following Android tablets: Google Nexus, Samsung Galaxy and Kindle Fire HD. It’s likely others will work too.
  • Install BrowZine. Make sure you have the most up-to-date version.
  • Open BrowZine and Go to “Choose Library”. Search for University of Sydney and tap to choose.
  • Login with your UniKey. Your  credentials will only be stored on your personal device.
  • Go to “Titles A-Z” to search for a specific title by name or keyword, OR “Subjects” and select subject area. Start browsing! 

If you’ve been using our Open Access library, log out:

  • Update version of BrowZine. Make sure you have the most up-to-date version of BrowZine.
  • Open BrowZine. Go to “Settings” at bottom of page and tap “Change Library” in the upper right corner.
  • Go to “Choose Library”. Search for University of Sydney and tap to choose.
  • Enter your ID and Password. Your credentials will only be stored on your personal device.
  • Go to “Titles A-Z” to search for a specific title by name or keyword, OR “Subjects” and select subject area. Start browsing!

Email scam targeting University of Sydney students

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Published on: 9 April 2014

It came to the Library’s attention that there is a fraudulent email scam targeting University of Sydney students.

Some of the University students have received an email that appears to be coming from with the subject line: Reactivate Your UniKey.

The email asks people to click on a link to activate their UniKey; this link directs them to a bogus webpage that looks similar to a University UniKey login web page.

If a student inputs their UniKey details on that page their account credentials will be compromised.

The email and web page are not affiliated with the University of Sydney in any way.

Anyone who receives the email should delete it immediately.

If people have entered their information on the web page, they should contact ICT as soon as possible and report a possible compromise and change their UniKey password.


Poetry reading by Les Murray AO

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Published on: 28 March 2014

Les Murraywith an introduction by Sue Butler, Editor, The Macquarie Dictionary

We are delighted to welcome Les Murray back to Fisher Library for readings from his collections of poetry.

Les is engaged at the moment reading the proofs of the American edition of his Collected Works, to be published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. He says that the most he has to do is put in a comma that he should have put in years ago. Unlike Oscar Wilde who had the reverse difficulty – he struggled all morning taking a comma out and then in the afternoon put it back in again – Les thinks that the comma should always have been there, so as the afternoon wears on he will still leave it in. He agrees with Wilde however in general principle. A Murray dictum is: “When a book has reached this stage you do as little as possible because you will just end up ‘over-egging the pudding’.”

Les is heading off in May for a reading tour of Germany accompanied by his Swedish translator. He reads the English and she reads the German – although occasionally they swap. Her English has an American accent and Les’s German, according to one of his listeners, has improved. Then he presses on for more readings in London.

Les will read some old favourites and a number of new poems from a book in the making.

All are invited to attend this free event and light refreshments will be provided. This is a popular event and seats are limited so book early to avoid disappointment.

When: Tuesday 29 April 2014
Time: 5.30 for 6pm
Where: Exhibition Space, Level 2 Fisher Library
If you have registered your attendance and are unable to attend please let us know via
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T 9114 0866


Symposium – The Great Novels of 1814: Austen, Burney, Edgeworth and Scott

novels1814This symposium celebrates the bicentenary of four great novels published in the same year. Jane Austen is widely known and loved by a vast audience and The Great Novels of 1814 exhibition currently on display in the Fisher Library celebrates her novel Mansfield Park and works by her favourite authors: Frances Burney’s The Wanderer, Maria Edgeworth’s Patronage and Sir Walter Scott’s Waverley.

The proceedings will be chaired by Professor Margaret Harris, University of Sydney, starting at 9.30am with a welcoming morning tea during your registration. The symposium will feature papers from Professor William Christie, University of Sydney, Emeritus Professor Jocelyn Harris, University of Otago, Dr Stephanie Russo and Dr Ryan Twomey, Macquarie University, and Dr Olivia Murphy, Murdoch University.

A sandwich lunch will be provided at midday followed by a choice of activities: a screening of the film Amazing Grace, which is part of the Films at Fisher program complementing The Great Novels of 1814 exhibition, as well as the chance to visit the Nicholson and Macleay Museums.

At 5.30pm there will be a talk by Jacqui Grainger, Manager of Rare Books and Special Collections, about curating the exhibition, followed by a reception in the Exhibition Space, and a private viewing with the opportunity to talk to Jacqui more about the exhibition.

Event details

When: Wednesday 16 April 2014
9.30am – 7.30pm
Where: Seminar Room, Level 2, Fisher Library F03, Eastern Avenue, Camperdown Campus
Cost: Free with booking required. Places are limited to 50.
RSVP by Thursday 10 April 2014
T 9114 0866

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