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VL_digital discussion_2The 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 time.

We are holding two sessions in The Hub:
Wednesday 26 October 2016, 12.00pm – 1.00pm
Friday 28 October 2016, 11.00am – 12.00pm

*** All places now taken, thank you! ***

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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 including potential collaborators, funders, prospective employers, conference organisers, publishers, and across universities as you move through your career.

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Join us in the Learning Innovations Studio: Monday 24 October, 10:30am – 2:30pm

Find out more about ORCiD and our ORCiD @ Open Access Week event here.

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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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Bringing together rare journals printed between c.1685 and 1835, this resource illuminates all aspects of eighteenth-century social, political and literary life. Topics covered are wide-ranging and include colonial life, provincial and rural affairs, the French and American revolutions, reviews of literature and fashion throughout Europe, political debates, and London coffee house gossip and discussion.
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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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Monday October 3 is the Labour Day public holiday in South Australia. All University of Adelaide libraries will be closed for the day, but don’t forget that you can access all of our electronic resources from home 24 hrs a day, every day of the year!

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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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Today marks the last day of Semester, which means that library opening hours will be changing as of tomorrow, Saturday September 17th – until Sunday October 2nd.
If you are going away, remember that your loans may be recalled, so play it safe and don’t forget to return your books before you go. Find out more […]

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Digital literacy (and 110 pizzas)!
Last week the Barr Smith Library hosted a digital literacy student feedback session in The Hub. About 500 students headed up to the Mezzanine for the event, which involved asking for your thoughts and ideas on digital literacy. Oh, and there was free pizza. Lots of free pizza.
What was it all […]

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