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Five ways the Library can help your teaching

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Are you teaching next semester, trimester, or term? Here are five ways the Library can help you provide your students with an engaging learning experience.

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Recreational Reading Collection now on Level 1 South

Book shelves with books on them

The Recreational Reading collection has now moved to Level 1 South of the Barr Smith Library, across from the Yaitya Ngutupira Collection. Come and relax on the comfy reading chairs or take a book home for the break!

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Migration of Ebook Central to OpenAthens... what you need to know 

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The University Library is migrating its online resources to a more modern and secure platform, OpenAthens. This migration shouldn’t affect users, unless you wish to keep the items saved on your bookshelf, notes, and bookmarks. Read on for more information.

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Why you should consider Open Educational Resources

Open access repositories

To coincide with this years International Open Access Week, the Library is shining a light on the benefits of Open Educational Resources (OERs) at a free, not-to-be missed webinar on Thursday 27 October that will discuss the benefits and challenges of using OERs in your teaching.

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Access changes to Level 1 North

View down an aisle of books of a student studying at a desk

Next week we will be starting the refurbishment of Level 1 North at the Barr Smith Library. This exciting revamp includes a new paint job, new carpet, and the installation of additional power points and study spaces.

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The challenge of eBooks: more access, less cost. Can it be done?

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Are your students telling you they’re unable to access their textbook online? Have you recently reviewed the online books you use in your teaching? Do you know about access restrictions? Understanding and navigating these restrictions when selecting online textbooks and course materials can be difficult. Traditional publishing models often leave us with limited options, but there are ways you can help us move towards using textbooks that provide more equitable access. 

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Banned Books Week 2022

The logo for Banned Books Week showing a red book with a yellow ribbon around it

September 18-24 is Banned Books Week 2022, which celebrates the freedom to read and open access to voice and information to all. This year’s theme is “Books Unite Us. Censorship Divides Us”. We've curated a selection of five books from our collection that have been banned or censored at some point in time. We encourage you to borrow them!

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National Family History Month

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August is National Family History Month, an initiative first organised by the Australasian Federation of Family History Organisations in 2006, and the University Library has many family history stories to tell. The establishment of the Barr Smith Library is intertwined with the history of the Barr Smith Family.

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Visualise Your Thesis Winners 2022

The winners of the 2022 Visualise Your Thesis competition

We are delighted to announce that the winner of the 2022 Visualise Your Thesis Competition at the University of Adelaide is Nathan Jones from the School of Psychology, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences for his exceptional presentation: Conceptualising emotion in 3D space using colour.

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Vote now for the 2022 Visualise Your Thesis People's Choice Award!

Voting is now open for the 2022 Visualise Your Thesis People's Choice Award. To help make your decision, view all of this year's wonderful submissions in the 2022 submissions showcase and then vote for your favourite! Winner receives $250 and the glory of being most-voted by their peers.

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