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A Pencil in Every Knapsack: Digger Poetry of WWI

In the nine months of the campaign almost half a million Allied troops were deployed at Gallipoli, many of them decimated by death, disease and injury.
The Anzac legend forged from the deeds of Australian soldiers at Gallipoli signified for many the birth of Australian nationalism.  In the public imagination the idealised Anzac soldier was fearless, […]

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Friends of the Library: Judith Brown – Researching Place of Pines and other historical works

The Friends of the University of Adelaide Library invite you to a Discovery event with Judith Brown on Thursday 21 May, 2015, at 1.00pm in the Ira Raymond Exhibition Room, Barr Smith Library, University of Adelaide.
Judith Margaret Brown is a published non-fiction writer and historian. It took her seven years of research and writing to […]

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Photo spot for new graduates

Looking for a good place to take your graduation photos?
Come to the main Library entrance on Level 3 of the Hub – it’s all set up and ready to go!

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Bill Cowan Barr Smith Library Fellowship 2015: Fiona O’Brien and John Wayne Pearson

The Barr Smith Library and the Cowan Grant are pleased to announce that Fiona O’Brien, PhD Student from the Discipline of English and Creative Writing, and John Wayne Pearson, Masters Student from the School of Humanities, are the joint successful applicants for the 2015 Bill Cowan Barr Smith Library Fellowship. The purpose of the award […]

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University Libraries Draft Vision, Mission and Strategic Goals for 2015

The Acting University Librarian has nominated a strategic planning team within the Library Senior Staff Committee to consultatively develop a University Libraries 2015 Plan. A key aspect of the plan is the University Libraries’ vision, mission and strategic goals.
The Library Senior Staff Committee have considered and are seeking feedback on the following draft statements and […]

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Library prize winners!

Congratulations to our O’Week 2015 book voucher prize winners, Lin Xiong, Tessa Cappelluti, and Makoto Sano! All students who took a library tour or session during O’Week were eligible to win a $100 Unibooks voucher, drawn randomly following the final tour. Keep an eye out to see what we’ll do for O’Week 2016…

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University Libraries 2015 Planning

Libraries are facing enormous change and renewal. Emerging technologies and new ways of working are impacting academic libraries around the world. The expectations of clients and our interactions with them have shifted and continue to shift in their nature and mode of delivery.  In addition to global changes in the sector, locally we are facing […]

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Library Research Training Needs Survey Results

The University Libraries recently conducted a survey on research training needs. Thank you to everyone who responded. The survey ran over December 2014 and January 2015 with 233 responses. Key findings include:

There is a clear demand for research support training on topics related to choosing journals to publish with, bibliometrics, altmetrics, social media and research […]

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Library requesting now working normally

The problems with requesting which we experienced over Easter have now been resolved.

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