The University has a new Open Access to University Research Policy (2015).
The University supports the principles of open access (OA), and is committed to enabling the broadest possible access to its scholarly outputs, including journal articles, monographs, datasets and higher degree by research theses.
As part of the implementation of the new policy, the University has released all Sydney Research Online research publications collection metadata (2001–15), and will enable access to the publishers’ versions of items within this collection wherever publishers’ open access archiving polices allow.
In addition, researchers are encouraged to supplement the Sydney Research Online collections by self-archiving scholarly works in the Sydney eScholarship Repository. Researchers are encouraged to enable access to completed research data sets (unless this is prevented by privacy or other requirements). All Higher Degree by Research (HDR) Students are encouraged to make their theses openly accessible wherever possible – after consulting with their research supervisors, of course!
The University Library provides a number of established platforms and services to support the implementation of the new policy and enable the broadest possible access to the scholarly output and digital collections of the University, including:
• Sydney eScholarship Repository
• Sydney Research Online
• Sydney Research Data Registry Service
• Sydney Digital Collections
• Open Journal Systems (Sydney eScholarship Journals Online)
• Sydney University Press
Search the University Policy Register or download a copy of the Open Access to University Research Policy.
If you have any questions please contact the Senior Manager, Copyright & Information Policy for more information.
Jacqui Grainger, Manager of Rare Books & Special Collections at the University of Sydney, speaks to Librarian Insider to share a fascinating insight into how the University of Sydney Library came to hold an annotated copy of the first edition of Sir Isaac Newton’s Philosophae Naturalis Principia Mathematica, or Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy.
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A substantial remodelling to the Badham Library is due to commence. The Badham collection is currently being moved to the SciTech library and the Badham Library will close on Friday 21 November.
The Quarter will open mid-Semester 1, 2015 after being transformed into a technology enabled learning space for Postgraduate coursework students. Further details will be issued as we progress towards the completion of The Quarter.
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CrossSearch, the central search engine on the Library home page is upgrading. The new interface is clearer, and news items and images are spotlighted in the search results.
Try CrossSearch 2 beta and let us know what you think via our feedback form!
Earlier this year the University Library conducted a survey of academics and researchers to gather information about emerging trends in academic and researcher attitudes and practice. The results are now available and will guide the University and the Library in developing strategies to support research and teaching in an environment increasingly shaped by digital technologies.
For full details head to Survey of Academics 2014 Results
It has come to our attention that there is a fraudulent email scam targeting University of Sydney students.
Some University members have received an email that appears to be coming from the Library firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line: “library account”. The email informs users that their accounts have expired and provides a link to reactivate their accounts.
The email and web page are not affiliated with the University of Sydney. Anyone who receives the email should delete it immediately.
ICT have been notified about the email scam. However, if a student has already entered their UniKey details on that page contact ICT as soon as possible to report a possible compromise, and change your UniKey password.
LabArchives is the University’s new, supported electronic lab notebooks (ELN) platform. It’s a digital solution for recording procedures, observations, conclusions and attaching images and data files when conducting laboratory work.
Come along to a lunchtime session designed to learn:
– Why use LabArchives?
– How are other researchers on campus working with LabArchives?
– How can I get off the mark with LabArchives?
Who is it for?
What should I bring?
Bring along your mobile device or laptop and your lunch.
Session 1: 1-2pm, Tuesday 18 November
Seminar Room 218, Level 2 Fisher Library
Presenters: Victor Lo, Pharmacology, School of Medical Sciences and
Dr Craig Campbell, Physiology, School of Medical Sciences
Session 2: 1-2pm, Tuesday 25 November
Chemistry Lecture Theatre 4 Liam Bromhead, School of Chemistry
Presenter: Tim Shea, LabArchives
27 October 2014 to 28 February 2015
The Department of Italian Studies and Rare Books and Special Collections celebrate The Italian Language in the World (XIV Settimana della Lingua Italiana nel Mondo) with an exhibition curated by Emeritus Professor Nerida Newbigin, Department of Italian Studies, and Sara Hilder, Rare Books and Special Collections.
Launched at a reception attended by Dottor Sergio Martes, Consul General of Italy, and the University Vice-Chancellor, Dr Michael Spence, the exhibits include editions of the works of Dante, Petrarch and Boccaccio that shaped modern Italian. These range from a 1477 Venetian edition of Dante Alighieri’s La Commedia, or Divine Comedy, which is one of the oldest printed books in the University Library; Italian dictionaries from 1577 to 1760; modern Italian language textbooks and details of internationally acclaimed scholarly resources such as Eighteenth Century Collections Online and open access digital copies of texts.
Where: Rare Books and Special Collections
Level 1, Fisher Library North
Cost: FREE and open to the public.
Times: Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm. Closed weekends and public holidays
For more information contact:
T 9351 2992
Until 22 November 2014
From the Stone Age to the digital age, information has a history: languages, networks, transmission, and technologies have intertwined over the centuries. In this exhibit, the research of over 50 History students reveals diverse and fascinating stories from the past, and highlights the Library’s Rare Books & Special Collections.
Where: Exhibition Space, Level 2, Fisher Library
Cost: FREE and open daily to the public
Times: Opening times vary, please check the website
T 9036 6465
Image: John Gerard’s Herball (1597). The Barnacle Tree
University Library Information Future Series
University of Sydney staff and students are invited to join us at the Library to hear four academics talk about how they are tackling the challenge of translating research knowledge into the community. Bring questions and share your own experiences. Stay to connect with colleagues and chat over lunch.
- Professor Gerard Goggin, ARC Future Fellow, Professor of Media and Communications, Department of Media and Communications
- Professor Kate White, Chair, Cancer Nursing, Sydney Nursing School
- Robert Wells, Deputy CEO, Sax Institute
- Professor Davina Ghersi, Senior Principal Research Scientist, Research Translation Group, National Health and Medical Research Council
- Ms Kathy Thorncraft, Team Leader, Faculty Services Team: Health Sciences Library
When: 11am-1pm Wednesday 3 September 2014
Where: Seminar Room
Level 2, Fisher North, Fisher Library
Cost: Free with registration required. Places are limited so book early to avoid disappointment.
Contact: Belinda Norman, Research Data Manager
T 9114 1457 | E email@example.com
RSVP by Wed 27 August 2014