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We are very happy to announce our fabulous new look Laptop typingdigital repository (AR&S). Now even easier to navigate, Adelaide Research & Scholarship is the place to go to discover a growing collection of research and scholarship outputs of members of the University community.

You will also find the digital heritage collections of University Archives and Barr Smith Library Rare Book & Special Collections, and a fantastic collection of University of Adelaide research theses. Why not explore our collections now!

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The Barr Smith Library and the Cowan Grant are pleased to announce that Emma McEwin, post-doctoral researcher, is the successful applicant for the 2016 Bill Cowan Barr Smith Library Fellowship.

Emma McEwinThe purpose of the award is to assist research postgraduates financially with uninterrupted time to work with the Library’s collections. Post-doctoral researchers are eligible within three years of a doctoral award.

Emma has been a student at the University of Adelaide for a number of years, having obtained a BA and Honours degree in English literature and in 2015 obtained her PhD in Creative Writing. Emma is the great-granddaughter of Sir Douglas Mawson, the intrepid Antarctic explorer and her creative thesis, The many lives of Douglas Mawson, was a biographical history of the Mawson family which has also been accepted for publication and will be released in mid-2016.

Emma is a published author having written An Antarctic Affair in 2008. An essay adapted from a chapter of her PhD thesis entitled Penguins on Horseback and Douglas Mawson’s Iron Gut was shortlisted for the Australian Book Review Calibre Essay Prize 2013 and subsequently published in the June issue of the ABR.

The fellowship will allow Emma to reduce her working hours and give more time to write a biographical essay on Nancy Atkinson who was a pioneer bacteriologist in antibiotics and salmonellas from 1939 at the University of Adelaide and the Institute of Medical and Veterinary Science. Interestingly, Emma’s grandmother, Jessica McEwin (nee Mawson), was working at the University of Adelaide as a bacteriologist at the same time as Nancy Atkinson. Writing about Nancy continues Emma’s theme of promoting lives which might otherwise go unrecognised. Situating Nancy Atkinson in the context of women scientists of the 20th Century and more particularly in the context of South Australian women scientists will help to highlight the significance of her achievements and contributions to scientific research.

Emma will be making use of Nancy’s papers that are held in the Barr Smith Special Collections and Rare Books.

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This workshop is focused on tools and techniques for choosing suitable academic journals in which to publish a scholarly article. It covers journal impact factors and open access publishing.
This introductory workshop is aimed at research students and early career researchers.




When: February 10th, 2016 10-11am.

Where: Hub Central Training Room

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Part of the University Libraries Researcher Training Series

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This workshop examines the nature of bibliometrics and citation measurements, and why they are important in a research environment. It covers the h-index, Scopus author profiles and journal impact factors.
This workshop is aimed at research students and early career researchers.

When: February 9th 2016, 11am-12 noon.
Where: Ira Raymond Room, Barr Smith Library
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The University of Adelaide Libraries have purchased some new portable CD/DVD drives. They easily connect via USB drive, and are now available for loan at any of our Library locations.


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Adelaide Research & Scholarship is upgrading on 3rd February 2016 to a new and improved interface! The AR&S digital repository will be unavailable between 4pm and 7pm on the day.

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The Barr Smith Library has a brand new scanner, and it’s fast, easy to use and free!

With a user-friendly touchscreen to guide you through the scanning process, you can scan a document and send it to your email address. You can even send it to your smart phone or tablet via QR code. Alternatively, scan and […]

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This workshop provides a basic introduction to research data management, including data organisation, ownership, storage & access, and retention & sharing. It covers some common data management issues and will help you to plan an approach to managing your research data.
This introductory workshop is aimed at research students and early career researchers.

When: February 5th 2016, […]

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All University of Adelaide Libraries will be closed on the Australia Day public holiday, Tuesday 26 January, 2016. More information on Library opening hours is available here

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From January 4 until March 4 2016  the Barr Smith Library will be open as follows:
Monday – Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 8am – 6pm
Wednesday 8am – 8pm
Saturday 1pm-5pm
Other University Libraries are open the following times:
Special Collections 
Monday – Friday 1pm – 4pm
Saturday – Sunday CLOSED
Elder Music Library
Monday – Friday 2pm – 4pm
Saturday – Sunday CLOSED
Law Library
Monday – […]

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