The Library will be participating in the University of Sydney’s Innovation Week.
When: Wednesday 26 October
Where: ThinkSpace, our new technology driven collaborative space above SciTech Library.
Come along between 12pm-3pm to check out cool equipment:
- 3D printing
- Virtual reality
- Leap Motion
- MakeyMakey and VR and other tech toys,
or book in to one of our workshops on getting started with 3D printing or wearable electronics.
When: 27 October 2016, 1pm-2pm
Where: Fisher Library Seminar Room (218) – Location: level 2, Fisher.
Academic presentations will explore a diversity of ways in which data might be shared responsibly. The panel will link this data sharing activity to avenues for innovation, broadly defined. Throughout, the audience will be encouraged to unpick definitions of the terms ‘data’ and ‘innovation’ and what these might mean in a variety of disciplinary contexts. The panel hopes to generate an academic and theoretical enthusiasm for thinking creatively about how responsible data sharing might improve knowledge across all areas of enquiry and innovation.”
1pm – 1.20pm
Dr Muriel Swijghuisen Reigersberg (Research Development, DVCR Portfolio): “Data? What data? Sharing research responsibly in the arts, humanities and social sciences.”
1.20pm – 1.40pm
Associate Professor Matthew Todd (School of Chemistry): “The Anatomy of a Peer-Reviewed Open Science Paper”
1.40pm – 2pm
Associate Professor Alex Holcombe (Psychology): “Better science through sharing: Open Science Framework, preregistration, and GitHub”
You’ll start to see us discreetly placing “Hey” coasters on items left unattended in our Library spaces. We’re doing this because we had a few cases of stolen laptops and phones and to remind you that sometimes, people can be awful and take things that aren’t theirs.
The safety of our students and their property is our highest priority, so please keep your personal belongings with you at all times. In case you have found or lost an item, contact Library staff or security.
Ever wander around the Library looking for a desk? Wander no more!
We will be piloting a desk booking system for four weeks just in time for Study Vacation and the Exam Period.
From Monday 24 October to Friday 18 November you may book an individual desk on Level 5 of Fisher Library and along the City Road bench at SciTech Library. As part of a pilot project, approximately 80 desks will be bookable just like a study or meeting room. Bookings will open on Saturday 22 October.
To book a desk for up to 2 hours per site, go to http://sydney.edu.au/library/book-a-desk.
During September 12-25, the Library conducted a client satisfaction survey. All current students were eligible to enter a prize draw after completing the survey.
Our first prize winner of a $1,000 pre-paid visa card is Ms Bonnie Stanway a postgraduate student at the University.
After cycling to uni on the first day of semester this year, Bonnie was hit by a car and had to undergo reconstructive shoulder surgery. It was a tough call to continue with her full time Masters, but she found the University was really supportive.
She says: “Bookending the year with a win like this is really special. Another sign post that shows me it was worth all the hard work and studying.”
We’re pleased to announce the prize winners for one of ten $50 pre-paid visa cards:
Ha An Ngo,
Molly Patricia O’donohue
Nicolas Nunez Serra
Clementine Astrid Isadora Sugita
Daniel Jin-young Kim
Congratulations to all our winners and thanks to everyone who completed the survey.
We are continually investigating ways to improve our search tools to make sure it is easier for you to find the resources that you need, whether for research, teaching or study.
Our current discovery platform, CrossSearch, is the main search box on the Library’s homepage and it allows you to search across the Library catalogue and individual electronic holdings.
We would like you to test an alternative – EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS) – and provide us with your impressions and feedback on both it and our existing platform.
While the trial is on, the Library home page will contain both search tools – CrossSearch (the orange searchbox) and EDS (the charcoal searchbox). Please compare them and let us know what you think by responding to a brief survey:
Thank you for helping us make your search experience better!
To celebrate the International Open Access Week (24–30 October 2016), the Library is holding an Open Access Day.
When: 26 October
Where: Fisher Library: Seminar Room and Exhibition Space, Level 2
As part of the day we will host a debate on open access publishing featuring speakers from Sydney University Press and UTS ePress (more to be announced), a series of talks and drop-in sessions about funding requirements as specified by NHMRC and ARC, the University of Sydney’s approach to open access – our policy and procedures, copyrights issues, support available at the Library, open data and more. This is an opportunity for you to learn about open access, share your thoughts and concerns, and ask questions.
So… If you are perplexed, or simply want to know more about open access, please mark the date of 26 October in your diary.
We look forward to welcoming you to our Open Access Day, whether you attend the whole day or simply drop into the sessions that interest you. We can assure you that you’ll learn something new and be part of an exciting and invigorating day.
Please register for the event here.
|9 – 9.15am
||Arrival and Welcomes
||Dr Robin Burgess, University Library
|9.15 – 9.35am
||What, Why and How of Open Access
||Dr Robin Burgess, University Library
|9.35 – 10am
||How We Can Help with Open Access
||Dr Muriel Swijghuisen Reigersberg, The Research Development and Collaboration Team
|10 – 10.20am
||Open Access and Copyright Conundrums
||Kate Stanton and Brett McCarthy, University Library
|10.20 – 10.40am
|10.40 – 11.10am
||Authors’ Rights and Open Access
Don’t Just Click ‘Agree’ – Know What You’re Signing
|Elaine Tam and Ludwig Sugiri, University Library
|11.10 – 11.30am
||Supporting Our Researchers and Students: “Raise Your Research Profile” Online Tool
||Michelle Harrison, University Library
|11.30 – 12.30pm
||Challenges and Opportunities of Open Access: The Publishers’ Discussion
||Chair: Susan Murray, Sydney University Press
Diana Jones, Elsevier Australia
Dr Belinda Tiffen, UTS ePress
Other speakers TBC
|12.30 – 1.30pm
|1.30 – 1.50pm
||Focus on Open Data
||Jennifer McLean, University Library
|1.50 – 2.10pm
||Digging for Open Access: Focus on Archaeology
||Georgia Burnett, Macquarie University
|2.10 – 2.30pm
||Honi Soit: Open Access Issues in a Digitisation Project
||Kathrin di Rocco, University Library
|2.30 – 2.50pm
|2.50 – 3.10pm
||Managing an Open Access Journal Made Easy
||Hannah McFarlane, Scholarly Publishing
|3.10 – 3.30pm
||Managing Open Access Expectations: Funder Requirements (NHMRC and ARC)
||Dr Pearly Harumal, Research Portfolio
|3.30 – 4pm
||Dr Robin Burgess, University Library
What really motivates you as a researcher? Is it bringing new ideas into the world? Is it changing government policy? Maybe it’s improving life for future generations?
Whatever the reason, bringing about change is easier when your research is visible to more people.
Smart use of Open Access, data sharing and social media can help you achieve your goals by raising your research profile.
The Library’s new Raise your research profile resource gives tips on how to do this and shows researchers in different fields approaching it in different ways. The resource creates a personalised ‘to do’ list and connects you with more contacts and information to get you started.
Contact your Academic Liaison Librarian to learn more about raising your research profile.
Contact Michelle Harrison for more information about the resource.
The Conservatorium Library showcases researcher and PhD candidate Samuel Cottell’s The Life and Music of Tommy Tycho in a newly opened exhibition. View Tommy Tycho’s career, spanning radio, television and performances at the newly opened Sydney Opera House (in 1973), the opening of the Sydney Entertainment Centre (1983) and many more live concerts and performances.
Curated by Samuel Cottell (PhD)
When: 10 August – 10 October 2016
Where: Conservatorium of Music Library, Glass Space & Glass Case
Further features of the exhibition include key examples of Tycho’s musical output, featuring LP and 45’ recordings, samples of his handwritten sheet music (arrangements and compositions); commercial sheet music, trade journals, concert programs, photographs of Tommy Tycho as well video footage of him performing with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra on the ABC music program, My Music.
Gain a deeper understanding of Tycho’s musical style, output and contribution to Australian music from 1951 when he first arrived in Australia to 2007, when he received an Honorary Doctor of Music from the University of Sydney.
Samuel Cottell (PhD) focuses his research on the mediation and consumption of ‘light music’ in Australia from 1951-1983. Following the life and career of Tommy Tycho his research addresses a central theme of Tycho’s life; adaptability.