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.

Digital news: JSTOR

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Published on: 29 May 2014

JSTORYou can now access the complete collection of over 290 major Arts & Sciences scholarly journals from your Library!

Try it out at: http://ezproxy.library.usyd.edu.au/login?url=http://www.jstor.org/

National Reconciliation Week 27 May – 3 June 2014

Dancing with StrangersDuring the week, artist and sculptor Antony Symons’ sculpture Dancing with Strangers will be on display in the Fisher Library foyer. The sculpture is an original ANZAC memorial piece and commemorates Aboriginal involvement with the wars Australia was involved in.

To find out more about Antony Symons visit
http://antonysymons.com/photo-gallery.html

Find out what’s happening throughout the week
http://sydney.edu.au/about/culture/reconciliation-week.shtml

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
E jacqueline.grainger@sydney.edu.au

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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

 

 

EXHIBITION: USIMS Marine Science

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Published on: 10 April 2014
Prof Maria Byrne
Prof Maria Byrne

10 April to 10 June 2014

The University of Sydney Institute of Marine Science (USIMS) is the face of Marine Science at the University of Sydney. USIMS aims to support the University’s marine activities by promoting innovative, world-class teaching, fostering interdisciplinary research and coordinating community engagement. USIMS has developed three mini-exhibitions to highlight Marine Science research at the University to the public.

This exhibition is presented by the staff and students of USIMS, and organised in collaboration with the SciTech Library, Byrne Lab, University of Sydney Biology and Geoscience Departments and supports the fundraising activities of ‘Friends of San Juanillo’ organisation.

Where: SciTech Library Level 1, Jane Foss Russell Building G02, 160 City Road, Darlington
Cost: FREE and open daily to the public. Closed Public Holidays.
Times: Opening times vary, please check the website

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BrowZine app Trial – browse our eJournals on your tablet

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Published on: 10 April 2014

BrowZineTrial available until 30 April 2014

BrowZine lets you browse most of our eJournals by subject, title, or by keywords in a title. It makes it easy for you to browse your favourite journals or find new ones. You can keep track of the latest articles published each week or month and save the ones you want to read on your device.

Your feedback is very important to us in deciding whether to purchase a subscription or not. You can let us know what you think via the feedback form.

How to download BrowZine:

  • Go to  the App Store, Google Play, or Kindle/Amazon store and search for BrowZine. NOTE: Browzine supports the following Android tablets: Google Nexus, Samsung Galaxy and Kindle Fire HD. It’s likely others will work too.
  • Install BrowZine. Make sure you have the most up-to-date version.
  • Open BrowZine and Go to “Choose Library”. Search for University of Sydney and tap to choose.
  • Login with your UniKey. Your  credentials will only be stored on your personal device.
  • Go to “Titles A-Z” to search for a specific title by name or keyword, OR “Subjects” and select subject area. Start browsing! 

If you’ve been using our Open Access library, log out:

  • Update version of BrowZine. Make sure you have the most up-to-date version of BrowZine.
  • Open BrowZine. Go to “Settings” at bottom of page and tap “Change Library” in the upper right corner.
  • Go to “Choose Library”. Search for University of Sydney and tap to choose.
  • Enter your ID and Password. Your credentials will only be stored on your personal device.
  • Go to “Titles A-Z” to search for a specific title by name or keyword, OR “Subjects” and select subject area. Start browsing!
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