Recent news from the University Library
25 Mar 2013
EndNote X6 available -- EndNote X6 for Windows and EndNote X6.0.2 for Mac are now available for download from the University Library EndNote site http://endnote.unimelb.edu.au/
Importantly for Mac OS 10.8 "Mountain Lion" users the EndNote X6.0.2 for Mac is compatible with Mac OS 10.8.2.
EndNote software provides a reference management database for your personal computer and can be used with Microsoft Word and other word processors to produce reference lists for essays, theses and academic works.
The University of Melbourne will continue to recommend and support EndNote X5 for Windows and EndNote X5 for Mac through 2013 and this version will be found on University computers in labs and libraries. EndNote X6 is provided for users wanting to utilise new features or who are experiencing compatibility issues. Note that the program is supplied with default settings from EndNote and requires configuration to utilise all article retrieval, search and style citation functions available. A configuration guide is provided on the installation instructions page.
Staff requiring EndNote X6 should request the software through the ITS Service Desk.
20 Mar 2013
Print collection online -- The Baillieu Library Print Collection which features over 8,000 woodcuts, engravings, etchings, mezzotints and lithographs from the Renaissance onwards, has just upgraded its database web interface.
Some new features include a picture viewer, multiple module searching and shopping cart functionality whereby researchers may select prints and place them in ‘My Print Room.’ The interface and collection may be explored at
Please direct any questions or feedback to Kerrianne Stone firstname.lastname@example.org
19 Mar 2013
Public lecture: reconfiguring libraries for a network environment -- Lorcan Dempsey (OCLC) 11 April 2013
The University Library is delighted to welcome Mr Lorcan Dempsey who will deliver the next public lecture in the Information Futures Forum series.
Lorcan is Vice-President of Research at OCLC and Director of OCLC Strategy. He is a leading thinker in the fields of library services, information science and the possibilities offered by new technologies.
This is a free public lecture:
10.30 am to 12.00 noon
Thursday 11 April 2013
at the Woodward Centre
Level 10 Melbourne Law School
Pelham Street, Parkville [map]
RSVP online or email email@example.com
"Reconfiguring libraries for a network environment: rightscaling, engaging, learning"
The classic library was built on an outside-in model: information materials were brought to the institution, and made available for use. This was appropriate in an age of information scarcity and high transaction costs. The only way effectively to interact with a large body of knowledge was to have it assembled close to the reader.
Our environment has now changed. We live in an age of information abundance and transaction costs are reduced on the web. This makes the locally assembled collection less central to the lives of readers.
At the same time, institutions are generating new forms of data – research data, learning materials, preprints, videos, expertise profiles, etc – which they wish to share with others. These need to be managed and disclosed so as to be discoverable by others, as an ‘inside-out’ perspective becomes more interesting.
This creates new questions for libraries. What is the best scale to do things at (locally or in the cloud)? How do you collaboratively source common infrastructure which creates little unique local impact? How do you better understand the changing research, learning and information workflows of readers and become more engaged with them? How do you become a learning organisation which can respond effectively to change?
About Lorcan Dempsey
Lorcan Dempsey oversees the research division and participates in planning at OCLC.
OCLC Research is one of the world's leading centres devoted exclusively to the challenges facing libraries and archives in a rapidly changing information technology environment.
Lorcan is a librarian who has worked for library and educational organizations in Ireland, England and the US. He has policy, research and service development experience, mostly in the area of networked information and digital libraries.
Before moving to OCLC Lorcan worked for JISC in the UK, overseeing national information programs and services, and before that was Director of UKOLN a national UK research and policy unit at the University of Bath. Lorcan is Irish, and before moving to the UK he worked in public libraries in Dublin, Ireland.
18 Mar 2013
EndNote issues? EndNote Drop-in Clinic Wednesday 20 March, 1-2pm -- Using EndNote and have some questions?
Wednesday 20 March, 1-2 pm
Venue: Baillieu Library: 1st floor eLearning studio #2 (Parkville)
University of Melbourne researchers can come to the monthly Library's EndNote Drop-in Clinics to get one-on-one help!
Feel free to bring your own laptop with EndNote already installed, as well as copies of any documents and EndNote libraries you are currently working with. No bookings required.
14 Mar 2013
University of Melbourne Archives session for graduate reseachers -- UpSkills Discover Primary Sources: An introductory session to the University of Melbourne Archives (UMA) @ Brunswick
14 Mar 2013
13th March, 2013
The Frank Tate Learning Centre will be temporarily occupied by the Faculty of Architecture, Building and planning to supplement ABP student space during construction of their new building. These spaces are for Architecture,Building & Planning Students only at this time.
But rest assured you will have another fabulous place to study, we have nearly completed a new study space in ERC Level 1 to alleviate inconvenience to students, and it is anticipated that this space will be available over the next few weeks.
It is expected the new student study area will include 45 computers, and 5 project rooms which will accommodate up to 8 people. This spacious facility will be open for extended hours during semester. There will also be seating for 115 students, and large study tables in this area.
Stay tuned for the date of the grand opening of this new space in the Eastern Resource Centre Level 1
All University of Melbourne students will be welcome to use this facility
08 Mar 2013
The University Library can assist researchers to determine the impact of their publications and other research outputs for grant applications. The service preferably requires 2 weeks delivery time. More information is available on the Research Impact Advisory Service (RILAS) web page.
06 Mar 2013
Library Research Training for new PhD & Masters by research students -- UpSkills Getting Started: Library Research (Faculty & Graduate School-specific sessions)
- Architecture, Building & Planning: Thursday 14 March, 10.30-12.00
- Arts & Humanities: Wednesday 20 March, 10.30-12.00
- Biosciences: Thursday 14 March, 2.00-3.30
- Business & Economics: Tuesday 19 March, 10.30-11.30
- Education: Thursday 21 March, 2.00-3.30
- Engineering: Wednesday 13 March, 10.30-12.00
- Land and Environment: Tuesday 12 March, 10.30-12.00
- Sciences: Wednesday 13 March, 2.00-3.30
- Music: Thursday 21 March, 10.30-12.00
- Music, Visual and Performing Arts (VCA Southbank): Friday 22 March, 10.30-12.00
Bookings now open: http://www.library.unimelb.edu.au/services/classes
01 Mar 2013
Maths Display at Giblin Eunson Library -- Master of Teaching students - draw inspiration from the new Maths display Level 1 Giblin Eunson Library. Date:18th February -31 March 2013.
Make your lesson plans more engaging, come along and explore the Maths display at the Giblin Eunson Library.
The display highlights the wide range of numeracy based games, toys, picture books, kits, DVDs and school level text books available for loan in the Education Teaching Resources and Media Resources Collections Level 1.
Further information Contact:
Appy Laspagis - Education Librarian. E:firstname.lastname@example.org
27 Feb 2013
These discipline-specific sessions are designed to give an overview of key library resources for locating published research for your projects and essays.
- The Library: Your research link to the Arts and Social Sciences
Wednesday 27 February, 12-1pm. Theatre A, Old Arts. Map
- The Library: Your research link to the Sciences
Wednesday 27 February, 1-2pm. Charles Pearson Theatre, ERC. Map
For further information about the library please refer to the New Library Users Guide.