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A Festival of Medieval Lessons and Carols: with readings by Professor Tom Burton

By popular request, this month you will have two opportunities to experience the beautiful Lumina Vocal Ensemble in two fabulously atmospheric venues, including the Barr Smith Reading Room.

These special performances will feature a selection of rare and wonderful medieval Christmas songs with readings by Professor Tom Burton from the 1395 Wycliffe Bible in bracing Middle English.

Lumina ensemble carols 2017


Saturday 17 December at 3pm
Barr Smith Reading Room
Eastern door, Barr Smith Library
University of Adelaide

Sunday 11 December 2016 at 3pm
St Cyprians Anglican Church
Melbourne St, North Adelaide

Cost: Full $15 / Conc $10

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The Barr Smith Library is pleased to invite applications for the 2017 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 and 1945.

The purpose of the prize is to encourage study and research, including use of the Barr Smith Library collections, into any aspect of Australia’s involvement in war, or the treatment of prisoners of war in any conflict, including the impact on those persons involved, their families, and/or their communities.

Image with permission of the Borneo Exhibition Group Inc

Image with permission of the Borneo Exhibition Group Inc

The Prize is open to University of Adelaide students in an Honours thesis program or a postgraduate program by coursework or by research, either commencing or already in progress. Postdoctoral researchers are eligible to apply within three years of a doctoral award. The Prize will award up to $1,000 annually which may be put towards the costs of travel and accommodation, books, printing, inter-library loans, copying and publication or other agreed purposes identified in the candidate’s application to support the research.

Applications opened on the 1st of October 2016 and will close on 27 February 2017.
For more information and details on how to apply, please see the Hugh Martin Weir Prize web page.

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Library opening hours will be changing as of this Saturday 19 November. The Barr Smith Library will be open from 8am-6pm weekdays, except for Wednesdays when we will be open from 8am-8pm. We will be closed on weekends.

See a full list of summer vacation hours for all of our libraries here

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The Small Group Discovery Room is a new learning space situated on Level 2 of the Barr Smith Library. 
The room can be booked by University Staff for teaching purposes, however when not booked, the room will now be open to student use. Students please be aware that you may be asked to vacate when there […]

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And by that we mean the ID, not the flower. Although if you have orchids as well then all of us here at the library are very impressed!
While perhaps not as beautiful as the flower, an ORCiD is a very useful thing to have. If you haven’t come across an ORCiD before, it is a persistent digital […]

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Have you ever thought about applying for the Bill Cowan Barr Smith Library Fellowship? Now is the time!
Applications will soon be opening, and so the The Barr Smith Library is pleased to invite applications for the 2017 Bill Cowan Barr Smith Library Fellowship.
The Fellowship has been established by the Cowan Grant to provide financial assistance […]

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The University is looking to understand more about how you live your digital life. How do you connect with others? What are the digital skills that employers want to see?
We want to hear from you so come hang out and share your thoughts!
You even get a $50 Coles Myer voucher for an hour of your […]

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Curious about ORCiD?
Find out everything you need to know at our upcoming ORCiD event!
Your ORCiD (Open Researcher and Contributor ID) is the persistent digital identifier which distinguishes you from every other researcher. It is particularly useful if you have a common name. You can use your ORCiD to make your body of work accessible by others […]

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Unfortunately due to a family emergency, tonight’s author event with John Hill has been cancelled. Apologies to all who were looking forward to this Friends of the Library event.

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Is Open Access the future of academic publishing? How can universities, researchers and students get the most out of it? What are the challenges lying ahead?
Join us and our panel as we explore these questions in this free three-university event.
This event will feature a keynote by Professor Ginny Barbour, Executive Director, Australasian Open Access Strategy Group (AOASG), followed by case […]

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