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Winner of the 2023 Hugh Martin Weir Prize

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The Barr Smith Library and Weir family are pleased to announce that Ashley Dennis-Henderson has been awarded the 2023 Hugh Martin Weir Prize.

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Access changes to Level 2 North

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Starting Monday 3 April 2023, the Library will begin its refurbishment of Level 2 of the Barr Smith Library. The first stage of the refurbishment will be in the Reading Room. Please note, there will be no access to the Reading Room from 3 April 2023.

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Using the Library with confidence

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As you begin to delve into your subjects, don’t forget about the Library’s resources. Our resources can guide you to find and evaluate information through Library Search, as well as reference your information sources correctly.

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Open Education Week

It’s time to learn about open education! Running between 6 - 10 March 2023 and organised by Open Education Global (OEGlobal), Open Education Week is an opportunity to learn all about open educational resources (OERs).

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Welcome to Semester 1

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A big welcome to everyone starting (or returning to) their studies! We've compiled some of the services and support offered by the Library during your time at the University. We are here to help you succeed.

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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

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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!

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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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Open Educational Resources: Enabling Equitable Education

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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.

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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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