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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.

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 library@usyd.edu.au 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.

 

University Library survey of academics

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Published on: 3 March 2014

imageWe would like to thank everyone who responded to the recent Library survey of academics and researchers. The survey aimed to gather information about emerging trends in academic and researcher attitudes and practice. The response has been outstanding and we will provide feedback as soon as the data has been analysed.

 

 

 

Research Data Management Policy 2014

A supernova in the Large Magellanic Cloud, which lies about 160,000 light years from Earth.The University has a new Research Data Management Policy. The University is working on a number of initiatives to help researchers manage their research data, including:

  • Electronic Lab Notebooks (ELN):  the University is working to implement a University-wide ELN service. A pilot will run from March-May 2014.
    Researchers: register your interest in the ELN pilot.
  • Research Data Store: the University has data storage available for researchers, and is undergoing a large project to upgrade our research data storage infrastructure.
    Apply for space on the Research Data Store
  • Research Data Management Guidelines: The Research Data Management Guidelines provide information for researchers, students and research support staff.
    Contact the Research Data Manager for further advice.

The Research Data Management policy sets out the responsibilities of the University, Faculty representatives and individual researchers with regard to the management, storage, retention and ownership of and access to research data, and assists researchers and the University to meet the requirement of the Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research.

Search the University Policy Register or download a copy of the Research Data Management Policy 2014.

Image credit: NASA/CXC/SAO: Chandra X-ray Observatory

Upgrade of online library fines payment system

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Published on: 24 January 2014

iSpheresImagePublicationsImagebank_1513468_0We are upgrading the online payment system for library fines and charges. From 1 February 2014 the system will be integrated into MyLoans. The new functionality includes an itemised list of each fine, allowing you to choose which fine/s to pay. Simply go to Fines to view your outstanding fines and click on the Pay Online link.

You can continue to pay your fines in person via Eftpos at the Fisher Information desk.

 

 

 

 

Requests from Storage during the University’s closedown period.

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Published on: 10 December 2013

Delivery of items from storage will be suspended between 17 December 2013 and 1 January 2014.  Requests can still be placed via the catalogue and MyLoans, however, the first delivery for 2014 of both scanned articles and books will be 2 January 2014.

 

 

 

 

 

Email scam targeting Library clients

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Published on: 27 November 2013

It came to the Library’s attention that there is a fraudulent email scam targeting Library clients.

Some of our clients received an email that appears to be coming from the University of Sydney Librarian “Anne Bell” or Web Services Manager  “Gaith Bader”.

The email asks people to click on a link which redirects them to a bogus webpage that looks similar to the Library’s “Login to Library eResources” web page.

If a client 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 Library 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.

Improving student access to library facilities

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Published on: 18 September 2013

To try and help free up desk space in the University of Sydney Libraries, the library staff are going to start regular walk around as required.  It seems that some clients are leaving personal items on the study desks and computers.

There is also a concern about the increased risk of theft of these items. To see how this process will work, please take a look at the Library’s Guideline for the removal of unattended items.

If you have any questions please speak to Library staff at the Information Desk.

Images from the National Gallery, London, now available by the Library’s ARTstor subscription

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Published on: 2 September 2013

ARTstor and The National Gallery, London have collaborated to share images of every painting in the museum’s permanent collection in the Digital Library.

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The National Gallery houses one of the greatest collections of Western European painting in the world. Composed of more than 2,300 works dating from the 13th century to the early 20th centuries, the collection encompasses most major developments in Western painting. Highlights include Cézanne’s Bathers (Les Grandes Baigneuses), Piero della Francesca’s The Baptism of Christ, Rembrandt’s Self Portrait at the Age of 34, Holbein’s The Ambassadors, Uccello’s The Battle of San Romano, Van Gogh’s Sunflowers, Titian’s Bacchus and Ariadne, van Eyck’s The Arnolfini Portrait, and Velázquez’s Rokeby Venus.

The importance of this collection cannot be overstated, with works by masters such as Fra Angelico, Bellini, Botticelli, Bronzino, Courbet, Corot, Constable, Lucas Cranach the Elder, Degas, Delacroix, Duccio, Anthony van Dyck, Piero della Francesca, Caspar David Friedrich, Gainsborough, Gauguin, Ghirlandaio, Goya, Frans Hals, Hogarth, Ingres, Fra Filippo Lippi, Manet, Mantegna, Michelangelo, Monet, Pissarro, Poussin, Raphael, Renoir, Rubens, Seurat, Titian, Turner, Veronese, Leonardo da Vinci, and Vuillard.

You can see them all via the Library’s subscription to ARTstor.

Disruptions to Library services on Saturday 31 August 2013

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Published on: 26 August 2013

Due to industrial action there will be major disruption to University Library services on Saturday 31 August 2013.

The following libraries will be closed:

  • Badham
  • Camden
  • Dentistry
  • Medical

The following libraries will be open:

  • Conservatorium of Music   10am to 5pm
  • Fisher  9am to 5pm
  • Health Sciences   10am to 5pm
  • Law   9am to 5pm
  • Nursing   9.30 am to 4pm
  • Sydney College of the Arts   9am to 4pm
  • SciTech   9am to 5pm

Find updated information about opening hours on this news item and please accept our apologies for the inconvenience of these disruptions to services.

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