Trial from 2 October 12 to 30 September 2013. Journals, magazines and newspapers can be borrowed for 2 Hours.

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Published on: 27 September 2012

Need to borrow journals, magazines or newspapers (excluding looseleaf services)?

Loans of 2 Hours will be available via each Library’s Information Desk during the trial period.  Please return items to the Information Desk.

Photocopying services are available in all University Libraries. Scanning services are available in most University Libraries, except Camden, Conservatorium of Music and Sydney College of the Arts.

Fisher Library collection move from Level 6 to level 4

BooksBetween 24-30 September, 000-299 collection will move from level 6 to level 4.

During the collection move period, if you can’t find an item on level 6 please check on level 4.

Material on level 4 will be available by contacting a staff members at the location.

Apologies for any inconvenience caused by the renovations. We thank you for your patience.

Ern Mally as vampire

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Published on: 19 September 2012

For a poet who never existed, Ern Malley is not only still very much alive, but seems to gather strength as the years go by. What are the sources of his power?

Associate Professor David G Brooks from the Department of English will speak on the tangled web of literary hoaxes and some fascinating discoveries he has made about the poet Ern Malley.

The poetry of Ern Malley is the most famous literary hoax perpetrated in Australia. It was dreamed up by two brilliant young men with strong associations to the University of Sydney. Their hoax devastated the career of another brilliant man, also a poet, and brought on obscenity charges which hit world news. The story continues to fascinate and resonate in unexpected ways. Was it totally serendipitous that links to other poets and events are still surfacing?

David Brooks is a successful poet and author. He teaches Australian Literature in the English Department at the University of Sydney and co-edits the journal Southerly. Over his career he has come across connections that continue to surface around the Ern Malley hoax, a wide group of people, the poetry itself and even more unexpected links to France. The result was an acclaimed book, The Sons of Clovis, and large audiences at this year’s Sydney Writers’ Festival.

Event details

When: Tuesday 2 October 2012
Where: Seminar Room, Level 2, Fisher Library
Eastern Avenue, Camperdown Campus
Cost: Free event but registration required as seats are limited.
T 9114 0866

Sponsored by: This event is brought to you with the support of the Friends of the University of Sydney Library.

Need help managing your research data?

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Published on: 19 September 2012

Having problems finding and using your research data?

Concerned about losing your research data?

Interested in sharing your data?

Find help with these and other questions in two new University resources:

For more information contact Belinda Norman, Research Data Manager at

2012 Library database cancellation

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Published on: 6 September 2012

Funding cuts to the University Library’s 2012 budget have meant that the Library’s collection budget has to be reduced in 2012 by $750,000.

As part of the Library’s collection review, all of the databases the library subscribes to were evaluated in terms of use.

The following databases have been marked for cancellation based primarily on very low usage or they are duplicate subscriptions.

Proposed journal cancellation list

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Published on: 6 September 2012

The faculties have recommended the cancellation of a number of journal titles.
The cancellation will enable the library to subscribe to other resources in relevant subject areas.

You can find the full list of proposed journal cancellations here.

Please send your feedback to your Faculty Liaison Librarians by 20 September 2012.

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