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Problem with full-text articles within major databases - including Scopus and Web of Science

EDIT - This problem has now been solved and linking is back to normal.

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New Library Search now LIVE

After months of being in the beta testing stage, the latest incarnation of Library Search is finally live today.

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Barr Smith Library stairs closed

Please be aware that the stairs leading down from the Barr Smith Library to the Barr Smith Lawns are currently unavailable until Wednesday 9th January due to building works. More information about the redevelopment of Union House can be found here.

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Closure of the Image and Copy Centre

The University Image and Copy Centre will be closed down permanently at the end of 2018, with the final day of operation being Wednesday 19th December.

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Summer vacation closures

The University Library will be closing over the Christmas and New Year period. Click here for the exact opening hours.

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Summer reading

book stack

Bookworms rejoice! Now that exams are over and summer is here there is much more time for reading! Browse these 2018 book lists (external link) to find your perfect summer read.

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Independent Commissioner Against Corruption (ICAC) Annual Report (2017-18) - Use of Private Email Accounts for Business Purposes

The Independent Commissioner Against Corruption (ICAC) has recently released its latest annual report.  A continuing theme of the Commissioner’s reports is  the misuse of private email accounts to transact official business.

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Poor recordkeeping linked to organisational inefficiencies

The Australian National Audit Office (ANAO) has recently released (June 2018) a performance audit report regarding the integration of two Commonwealth agencies.  Of the three recommendations made by the ANAO as a result of its audit, Recommendation 1 states the new integrated agency needs to give priority to addressing its records and information management deficiencies.

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Email usage at the UofA - a brief early history

Text prepared by Susan Coppin, Collection Archivist, University Archives and Recordkeeping (UniARK)

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University Archives volunteer group wins Vice-Chancellor's Award!

On December 1st the university held its annual Vice-Chancellor’s Volunteer Achievement Awards Ceremony, which recognises the amazing contribution made by over 2600 volunteers. This year the University Archives Volunteers group are the very proud co-recipients of the Group of the Year award! Congratulations to all of our volunteers, and thank you so much for your hard work throughout the year.

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