Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Library tours during Week 1 & 2

We're running Library tours every weekday during Week 1 and 2. No need to book, just meet in the Library foyer at 11:30am or 2pm.

You'll get to discover the Library, including our best study spots, plus you'll be amongst the first to see our new learning common areas on Levels 2 and 3!

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Library help sessions for first year students

If you're not sure where to start researching for your first assignment, come along to this half-hour session to find out how to locate books, ebooks and journal articles using Findit, and how to access your readings. Workshops are available on Tuesday 13th & Wednesday 21st March, book your place now: Getting Started on Your Research at the University Library

There are lots of other UniEdge support workshops available, sign up here: http://our.murdoch.edu.au/Student-life/My-First-Year/UniEdge-Transition-Program/

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Library Tours during O Week

During O Week, make sure you take the 'Library and Campus Tour' which will be running on Tuesday 20th, Wednesday 21st and Thursday 22nd.

You'll get to discover the Library, including our best study spots, plus you'll be amongst the first to see our new learning common areas on Levels 2 and 3!

For more info, see the Murdoch O Week Guide.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Downtime to Library resources - Thursday 15th February

Due to a scheduled upgrade to our systems, there will be downtime to Library resources on Thursday 15th February from 6am-8am (WST).

Affected services include off campus access to online resources, the Library Catalogue, My Library and borrowing (renewals, requests).

If you experience difficulties outside of these hours, report it to digitallibraryservices@murdoch.edu.au.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Possible downtime to online resources: Saturday Feb 17

Due to scheduled maintenance to systems by our service provider, access to some online resources may be affected on Saturday February 17 from 9am to 12 midday (WST). We apologise for the inconvenience.

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Library’s Science Fiction collection focus of scholarly article

The Library’s renowned Science Fiction collection has played a starring role in a recent article published in the ’Australasian Journal of Popular Culture’.

Titled ‘Looking in on a special collection: science fiction fanzines at Murdoch University Library’, the article examines fanzines as a primary text and source material and describes the fanzines insight into Australian Science Fiction and international sub-cultural communities. Author, Dr Jessie Lymn from the School of Information Studies at Charles Sturt University, argues that these fanzines are a unique source for research while advocating the increased discoverability of these items for future research.

Dr Lymn was the recipient of the CAUL/ASA (Council of Australian University Librarians/Australian Society of Authors) Fellowship and had special access to the collection as part of her research for the publication.

The Library’s Science Fiction collection houses a rich and diverse array of Science Fiction resources that reflect the Australian Science Fiction fan community and culture of the period, including professional and fan publications, research theses, and the archives of prominent Australian Fanzine editor. The collection includes science fiction, fantasy and horror novels by local and international authors, comics, graphic material, memorabilia and ephemera, periodicals and fanzines.

The collection has been described as ‘absolutely unique compared to other collections in Australian fandom history’. In October 2017, the Science Fiction Collection at Murdoch University was awarded a federal community heritage grant to fund a Significance Assessment to support the development of the collection.

You can explore more on the collection here: http://library.murdoch.edu.au/Researchers/Special-Collections/Science-Fiction-Collection/

Dr Jessie Lymn (middle) explores our collection of Sci Fi fanzines with Library staff, Ross O’Neil (left) and Sharon Beccaria (right).

Monday, February 5, 2018

Access to some online resources affected

**RESOLVED** Due to an unexpected issue with one of our service providers, access to some online resources may not be available. Connections to some online resources may give a 'This Page Isn't Working’ response.

Our service provider is currently working on the issue and access should be restored shortly. We apologise for the outage.

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