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The winner of the Nexus 7 tablet is…

AbbyCongratulations to Abby Cameron who is the lucky winner of the Library’s online quiz.

Abby was delighted this morning to hear she had won a Nexus 7 tablet and wasted no time coming in to collect her prize.

Thanks to everyone who entered the competition and participated in our other Orientation Week activities. We wish you all the best in your studies this year!

If you are a new student or need help to get started using Library services we have all the information you need right here.


Films at Fisher

Films at FisherThe Library is presenting a series of free film screenings for students and staff in conjunction with our current exhibition Great Novels of 1814: Austen, Burney, Edgeworth and Scott

Wednesday Program: March & April 2014
Screenings commence at 2pm in the Exhibition Space, Level 2, Fisher Library

12 March Culloden (Dir. Peter Watkins, UK, 1964. B&W, not rated) The Jacobite rebellion of 1746 is brought thrillingly to life by Watkins. Shot as if made by a documentary film crew, we see the climactic battle from both English and Scottish viewpoints resulting in an anti-war masterpiece.
19 March Barry Lyndon (Dir. Stanley Kubrick, UK, 1975, rated PG) Set against the backdrop of the Anglo-Irish conflicts of the Eighteenth Century, Barry Lyndon tells of the escapades of an Irish adventurer in both love and war. Whilst director Kubrick’s genius is undisputed (2001:A Space Odyssey, The Shining, A Clockwork Orange), it is the stellar work of John Alcott’s Oscar-winning cinematography that lingers longest in the memory.
26 March The Madness of George III (Dir. Nicholas Hytner, UK, 1994, rated PG) As King George appears to succumb to the effects of dementia, a struggle for power breaks out in court and parliament. Alan Bennett’s magnificent screenplay is brought to life by a top-notch cast including Helen Mirren, Ian Holm and the stupendous Nigel Hawthorne.
2 April Mansfield Park (Dir. Patricia Rozema, UK, 1999, rated M) Patricia Rozema brings a freshness to Jane Austen’s 1814 novel, with an emphasis on the political context of slavery and colonialism. Critic Roger Ebert said of the film “This is an uncommonly intelligent film, smart and amusing too, and anyone who thinks it is not faithful to Austen doesn’t know the author but only her plots.
9 April Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (Dir. Peter Weir, UK, 2003, rated M) During the Napoleonic Wars Captain Jack Aubrey (Russell Crowe) pursues a French warship around the coast of South America. Crowe produces one of his finest performances, and Paul Bettany as his friend and chief scientist is outstanding.
16 April Amazing Grace (Dir. Michael Apted, UK, 2007, rated PG) A fine depiction of William Wilberforce’s campaign for the abolition of slavery in Britain. Ioan Gruffudd heads an excellent cast including such actors as Benedict Cumberbatch, Romola Garai and Albert Finney.

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.





Orientation Week starting 24 February 2014

We’re excited to welcome new and returning students with some fun activities and competitions. So come along and join us to Learn, Play and Win!


Enter the Library’s quick online quiz HERE
for your chance to win a NEXUS 7 tablet!
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For the sake of a song: Wangga songmen and their repertories

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Published on: 21 February 2014
Cover image of For the Sake of a Song: Wangga Songmen and their Repertories The songs and threatened languages of one of Australia's most prominent genres of Indigenous music, wangga, from Australia's Top End, are presented in a new book published by researchers at PARADISEC. Songmen from the Daly region of the Northern Territory who created and performed songs for their communities and general public over the past fifty […]



Information Futures Series
Please join us at the Library to hear lightning talks from four academics about how they promote their research. Bring questions and share your own experiences. Stay to connect with colleagues and chat over lunch.

Venue: Exhibition Space, Level 2, Fisher North Fisher Library
When: 11.00am-1pm, Thursday 27 March 2014
RSVP: Due to overwhelming demand this event is now fully booked. We are taking reservations for possible places that may come up due to cancellations.
T 9114 0866
Lunch and refreshments will be provided

New look Catalogue

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Published on: 14 February 2014

We have listened to your feedback and made changes to the Catalogue interface to make it easier for you to use. The layout is clearer, there are more help links where you need them, and you can now switch to mobile view.

We value your comments so let us know what you think.

New look




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

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