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Introducing BONUS+

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Published on: 15 July 2014

BONUS+ logoBONUS+ is a new seamless Library service for our students and staff, which will provide an alternative and faster way for you to access books that we don’t own or are on loan in our Library.

What is Bonus+?
BONUS+ is a co-operative book resource-sharing initiative among 14 major university libraries in Australia and New Zealand.

What’s in it for me?
You will have access to other library collections. If we don’t have a particular book, or the copies we have are out on loan, you will be able to see if any of the member libraries have a copy for you to borrow.

Who can use the service?
All students and staff at the University of Sydney.

How does it work?
When you search our Library catalogue and don’t find the item that you are after, simply click on the Bonus+ icon to see if another library has a copy available. The request is processed automatically – no filling in forms. And when the item arrives, we will email you to let you know that your book is ready for pickup. You can also keep track of your requests via MyLoans.

When can I start requesting from these libraries?
Wednesday 16 July 2014.

Find out more:


The Great Book Swap – Indigenous Literacy Day

Great Book Swap10am-4pm, Wed 10 September 2014 at two libraries
Level 2, Fisher LibraryEastern Ave, Camperdown Campus
Health Sciences LibraryCumberland Campus, 75 East St, Lidcombe

Help us to support the Indigenous Literacy Foundation (ILF)

ILF aims to raise literacy and improve the lives and opportunities of Indigenous children living in remote and isolated regions by providing books and other literacy resources and sponsoring community identified literacy projects.

How to participate in the Great Book Swap

Please participate to raise much needed funds for this important project.

  • Bring along one of your favourite or much loved books so you can swap it for someone else’s.
  • Make a donation and all the money raised will be donated to the Indigenous Literacy Project.
  • Bookplates will be available so you can tell the recipient why the book means so much to you.
  • Books can be dropped off at any University Library before the day and you will receive a book exchange voucher to use at the Book Swap.

The Great Book Swap is being hosted by the University of Sydney Library and the Faculty of Education and Social Work, with support from the Koori Centre and Yooroang Garang and is aligned with the University’s Wingara Mura – Bunga Barrabugu strategy.

For more information and to make an online donation visit:


The other glass ceiling: negotiating gender, responsibility and power in modern-day families

The other glass ceilingPanel discussion and book launch
Presented by Sydney Ideas and Sydney University Press

A panel of five thought leaders will explore the challenges and opportunities for work–­family balance and their impact on parenting in today’s society.

Charles Areni and Stephen Holden challenge the predominant gender roles in their new book: The other glass ceiling: fathers stepping up, mothers letting go. These gender roles expect a mother to care for her family and doubt her commitment to a career, while at the same time requiring a father to provide for his family financially and doubting his ability to look after his own children. This is the other glass ceiling impeding fathers from reaching the pinnacle of parenting and preventing equality in the family home. These stereotypes are perpetuated by both genders, and the solution requires compromises from both sides.

The other glass ceiling will be launched on 16 July and followed by a panel discussion on how couples can negotiate gender, responsibility and power in everyday life; how women and men are treated differently at work, and how they treat work differently; how fatherhood is represented in the media and perceived by the society at large; and finally how mothers and fathers can work together to become better parents.

The panel will include:

  • Professor Charles Areni, Professor in Management and Associate Dean of Research Macquarie Graduate School of Management, Macquarie University 
  • Professor Marian Baird, Professor of Employment Relations, Discipline of Work and Organisational Studies, Sydney Business School, the University of Sydney
  • Dr Richard Fletcher, Family Action Centre, University of Newcastle
  • Adjunct Associate Professor Stephen S Holden, Faculty of Business, Bond University
  • Associate Professor Rosina McAlpine, Discipline of Accounting at the Sydney Business School, the University of Sydney, and parenting expert

With five panellists approaching the issue from a wide range of perspectives, it’s promising to be a provocative and stimulating night!

Event Details
When: Wednesday, 16 July 2014, 6 to 7.30pm
Where: Law School Lounge, Sydney Law School, Eastern Avenue, Camperdown Campus
Cost: Free
Register online:

Link to the book:

University of Sydney named as JSTOR’s 2013 Highest Usage Award recipient in Australia

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Published on: 4 July 2014

JSTOR logoThis award recognises the University of Sydney’s commitment to a high quality research experience for students and scholars. As the highest institutional JSTOR user in Australia (and the 19th highest user worldwide), the University of Sydney logged the highest number of PDF downloads for archival content on the JSTOR platform in 2013—more than any other participating institution in Australia.

Library survey of academics and researchers

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Published on: 18 June 2014

researcherWe would like to provide an update on the Library survey of academics and researchers that was conducted in February 2014. The survey aimed to gather information about emerging trends in academic and researcher attitudes and practice.

We are pleased to report that a large proportion of the University of Sydney academic community responded to the survey and provided valuable feedback. One of the clearly emerging trends is that almost half of the survey respondents are very interested in integrating digital research activities and methodologies more deeply into their work.

Currently, we are waiting for the other participating Go8 university libraries to conclude their surveys and provide comparative benchmarked data. The Library will be reviewing the local survey and benchmarked data, when it is received. We will then make the dataset and analysis available to the academic community, and will consider how to effectively address the researcher needs expressed through the survey.

Database trial until 31 July 2014: SAGE Research Methods

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Published on: 6 June 2014

This is “A research methods tool created to help researchers, faculty and students with their research projects. (more…)

EXHIBITION Books and Things: Collections for Pacific Studies

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Published on: 23 April 2014

copyright Michael MyersCurated by Erna Lilje
24 April to 19 December 2014

This exhibition illustrates the wealth of the Library’s holdings related to Pacific Studies. It includes early printed books, maps and charts, works of natural history and fiction. The books and documents on display are complemented by artefacts from the Macleay Museum’s holdings and together they celebrate the wealth of the University of Sydney’s heritage collections.

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



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