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BSL Level 3 building works on Monday 28th & Tuesday 29th August

A new automatic door into the Barr Smith Library High Use Collection is being installed on Monday 28th August and Tuesday 29th August.
Most of the work will be done on Monday (and work will start at around 7 am). There will be some noise and disruption in the area, particularly on Monday morning. There may […]

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Barr Smith Library Level 1 open and accessible again

Great news!
After several weeks of building works during the mid-semester break, Level 1 South of the library is once again freely accessible to all. This is the section just west of the western stairs from the Hub.
Thank you for your patience during this time.

 

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Ask Library – have your say!

We’d like to hear your thoughts on Ask Library – what are we doing well, what are we not doing well, and suggestions for improving the service.
The feedback survey is quick and easy – you can participate in the Barr Smith Library (just look for a person wielding an iPad, and guarding a stash of lollipops; […]

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Library conducting research into jobs and negotiations

The University Libraries’ Nel Duffield, Jaime Royals and Helen Attar are conducting research into job offer negotiations in libraries as part of an international research project.
Nel, Jaime and Helen are very pleased to be part of the research project. Nel, who is the Learning and Research Services Librarian, commented that “it is very exciting, not only […]

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Student thoughts on digital literacy (and 110 pizzas)!

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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Open Day activities in the libraries: Sunday August 14

Get to know your University Libraries this Open Day!
On Open Day you can make a grand entrance into one of the University’s hidden treasures, the Barr Smith Library’s iconic Reading Room, consult a weighty legal tome at the Law Library or take a look at a music score or two (or 120,000) at the Elder […]

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Return chutes – temporarily closed

Due to the building power shut down, the Barr Smith Library return chutes are closed until Monday morning.
In the meantime, library items can be returned to the Security Office.
Apologies for any inconvenience.

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University Libraries Virtual Reality Project … Update

Early in 2015 the University of Adelaide, University Libraries were kindly given access to a developer’s edition of the Samsung GearVR with the purpose of determining what the library would do with such a technology. To meet this call a small team was formed. The first phase of this project was completed in June of […]

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Library Survey – Win an iPad 4

The Library is undertaking a major survey of staff, students and other users.
This survey is designed to give you an opportunity to state your opinions on how well you think the Library performs in relation to what you think is important. Your opinions are valuable and will help us understand how we can work together […]

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Virtual Reality Project Update

A small project team in the University Libraries has been investigating Virtual Reality (VR) and its application to academic libraries. We have now made three VR experiences available on our YouTube channel. The first 2 give a 3D experience of our Barr Smith Library Reading Room. The third video is a virtual 3D tour of the surrounds […]

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