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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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Exhibition: Bound to Please

Bound to Please: The Iconic Victorian Binding in an Era of Industrialisation and Mechanisation
The Victorian era (1837-1901) was an exciting time.  Rapid and unregulated industrialisation brought with it tremendous social and political change and saw technological advancements in nearly every sphere. Book binding was no exception.
This fascinating exhibition explores the evolution of the book as […]

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Library Search: improved personalisation

We upgraded Library Search over the weekend, and the new release introduces improved personalisation. You no longer need to sign in to personalise your search results, you can now do it right from the results screen:

Just click on “Edit” under “Personalize your results” and you’ll see the personalisation options:

Once you’ve made your selection, click OK […]

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Virtual Reality is on the horizon!

Virtual Reality (VR) is a collection of technologies which provide a sense of immersion in a completely digital space. This effect is achieved via a headset which presents stereoscopic images to the user giving depth to the image. This is supported by additional technologies that track the user’s head and body movements and allow the […]

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Event: The Death of the Collector

University Collections of the University of Adelaide invite you to the launch of
The Death of the Collector,
Curated by Kim Littler
The Illumination will be launched by Dr Heather Kerr, Senior Lecturer, English and Creative Writing, The University of Adelaide.
4.30 –6.00pm Wednesday 18 March 2015
Rare Books & Special Collections
Level 1, Barr Smith Library
North Terrace Campus, the University […]

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A simpler Library Search

We have changed the Library Search box on the Library home page, making it even simpler to start finding the resources you need.
We no longer have a drop-down selector for Books, Journals, etc. Instead, just type the relevant words for your search into the box (or paste a citation if you have one) and click […]

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Exhibition: The Folio Society

The Folio Society: Where it’s ok to judge a book by its cover
This exhibition brings together 18 of the finest Folio Society publications, generously donated to the Barr Smith Library in 2014.The Folio Society was founded in London in 1947. It was the brainchild of book-lover and collector, Charles Ede, whose desire to combine the […]

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The new Library web site is now live!

The new web site for the Library is now live. The new design is simpler, with fewer sections and more direct access to the things you need. And it uses the same template as the rest of the University, so has all the features you’ll be familiar with from using other University web pages.
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Exhibition: Adelaide in 1914

Adelaide in 1914
This exhibition presents a snapshot of life at the University and in Adelaide in the year that World War I was declared.
The University was a much smaller place, both in acreage and the number of students, faculties and degrees offered.
Adelaide was emerging from the Victorian era into a world of technological innovation and […]

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Change to Library Home page : it’s simple!

We’ve made a change to the menu on the Library Home page, which we think will make life simpler for you.
We now have just four groups of pages, as shown here, comprising:

Libraries & Collections
— all the separate libraries, and Rare Books & Special Collections
Using the Library
— everything you need to know about our services, from […]

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