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Australasian Literature brings together creative works from throughout Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific Islands. Starting in the 1930s and spanning up to the present, these in-copyright fictional and poetry works will be cross-searchable for the first time.  Australasian Literature is an incomparable resource for researchers in the fields of Literature, Creative Writing, Post-Colonial Studies, Immigration Studies, Social Studies, Anthropology, and more.

The trial is now active, and expires on the 13th December, 2014.  You can access the trial here.

Please provide your feedback using the survey form.

If you experience any problems filling in/submitting the survey form or accessing Australasian Literature, fill in the Electronic Resources Access Problems form and we will investigate and get back to you as soon as possible.

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The University Libraries and Technology Services bring you eResearch Monthly! Each month we will feature a different tool or technology in a ‘show and tell’, followed by drinks and networking. You will get a chance to hear from people using different technologies in their research, and an opportunity to network with other researchers, share ideas, and get your questions answered.

In November we are looking at the Oculus Rift – virtual reality and research!

In this eResearch Monthly, we will be giving you an opportunity to experience virtual reality through the Oculus Rift. The Oculus Rift is a headset that allows the wearer to experience a virtual reality. It is most commonly linked to gaming but in fact is beginning to make its mark on the research community. Researchers are exploring applications for virtual reality in engineering and design, and in treating war veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder. In this session you will get a chance to experience the Oculus Rift for yourself and chat with some University Libraries and Technology Services staff about potential applications.

Further information and registration: http://libguides.adelaide.edu.au/eresearchtraining

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Cheer-up 1

Adelaide in 1914

This exhibition presents a snapshot of life at the University and in Adelaide in the year that World War I was declared.

The University was a much smaller place, both in acreage and the number of students, faculties and degrees offered.

Adelaide was emerging from the Victorian era into a world of technological innovation and social change, but suffering from years of drought.  Silent movies, sport and theatre provided diversions.

The first Army units drawn from South Australia were formed in August and despatched to Egypt before the end of the year.

Patriotic support quickly gathered and the Cheer Up Society formed, while South Australians of German descent were interned at Torrens Island.

Date/Time: 27th October  – 31st December 2014
Location: Rare Books & Special Collections, Barr Smith Library, Level 1 South
Cost: Free – all welcome

Contact: Cheryl Hoskin,
Rare Books & Special Collections Librarian,
Barr Smith Library,
The University of Adelaide
+61 8 8313 5224

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Meg Hale: An Amazing Bunch of Women
The Friends of the University of Adelaide Library invite you to an event with Meg Hale on Thursday 13 November, 2014, at 6.00 for 6.30pm in the Ira Raymond Exhibition Room, Barr Smith Library, University of Adelaide.
In 1988, as a result of the ARMS movement, South Australia became the [...]

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The Barr Smith Library is pleased to invite applications for the 2015 Hugh Martin Weir Prize.
The Prize is to honour the memory of Lieutenant Hugh Martin Weir (1915 – 2004) and his fellow prisoners of war. Hugh was a prisoner of war of the Japanese in Java for three and a half years between 1942 [...]

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The University Libraries and Technology Services are partnering together to bring you ‘eResearch Monthly’. Each month we will feature a different tool or technology in a 15 minute ‘show and tell’, followed by networking.
You will get a chance to hear from people using different technologies in their research, and an opportunity to network with other [...]

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We’ve made a change to the menu on the Library Home page, which we think will make life simpler for you.
We now have just four groups of pages, as shown here, comprising:

Libraries & Collections
– all the separate libraries, and Rare Books & Special Collections
Using the Library
– everything you need to know about our services, from [...]

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The Barr Smith Library invites applications for the 2015 Bill Cowan Barr Smith Library Fellowship. The Fellowship has been established by the Cowan Grant to provide financial assistance towards study for postgraduate degrees by research, using the collections of the Barr Smith Library.
Applications open 1st October 2014 and close on the 10th December 2014.
Further information [...]

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Brett Gooden: The Development of the Spacesuit
The Friends of the University of Adelaide Library invite you to an event with Brett Gooden on Thursday 30 October, 2014, at 6.00 for 6.30pm in the Ira Raymond Exhibition Room, Barr Smith Library, University of Adelaide.
When the first hot air balloon flight took place in 1783 the quest [...]

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Please note that over the next few months, we will be performing a number of projects to tidy up and consolidate our collections in line with our Digital Collections and Collections Relegation & Weeding policies.
These projects include:

Transferring low use items to Store
Transferring relevant titles from the Barr Smith Library to Waite and Roseworthy libraries
Relocating material [...]

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