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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!
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.
Do you want to find out more about Open Educational Resources? The University Library recently hosted a webinar and panel discussion about open educational resources (OERs) as part of International Open Access Week, launching a series of new support guides and services to help teaching academics find, use, and create open resources.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
This week we say THANK YOU to our student volunteers! This year’s theme for National student volunteer week is ‘Passion. Opportunity. Change.’ This explores how students can create change worldwide by giving their time to a cause they believe in. Read the story of Elizabeth and Stefany Limanto, two sisters that arrived in Australia in February to study at the University and decided to become volunteers at the Library.