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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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Friends of the Library presents Take Two Oboes

Oboe sitting atop sheet music

We are thrilled to announce that this postponed event is now back on the calendar! This is a not to be missed musical celebration in the beautiful heritage listed Barr Smith Library Reading Room. Celebrate 90 years of Library memories and commemorate Jiri Tancibudek.

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Welcome to new and returning students

Students studying together

A big welcome from the Library on the first day of Semester 2 2022! To offer some help to new (and returning) students, we've compiled a list of the services and support offered during your time at the University. We are here to help you succeed. For the full list of library services available, check out our Services for Students page.

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How a comic about Australian internment camps made it to Comic-Con 2022

Voyage and Adventures of a Good Little German in Kangarooland

A unique series of comic books will be showcased by a University of Adelaide researcher at the 2022 Comic Con International in San Diego. A recent article by Dr Aaron Humphrey, Media Studies, and Dr Simon Walsh, German Studies, has described the extraordinary significance of a sequence of five small autobiographical comic books produced by a pseudonymous author in the Holsworthy Internment Camp around 1918.

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NAIDOC Week reading recommendations

The Library is launching National NAIDOC Week 2022 with some great reads from our Yaitya Ngutupira collection. This collection collates works by Aboriginal authors and scholars across a wide array of subjects including law, linguistics, history, fiction, and more.

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Discovery Event with Cheryl Hoskin

Come along to this Friends of the Library event on June 30 2022 and discover one of the Library’s most beautiful rare books with Cheryl Hoskin: Berthe Hoola van Nooten’s Fleurs fruits et feuillages choisis de l’ile de Java, published in 1880.

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Portrait exhibition honours Aboriginal leader

Image shows the unveiling of Uncle Rodney O'Brien's portrait by Uncle Lewis O'Brien, Chancellor Catherine Branson, and Uncle Rodney

A new portrait has been unveiled in the Barr Smith Library of Uncle Rodney (Rod) O’Brien, respected Kaurna Elder and Cultural Advisor at the University of Adelaide.

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Can you trust open resources?

Open access publishing

Not all open access resources are equal. But the same can be said of traditionally-published resources. 

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Using open resources in teaching

Image shows an unlocked padlock

The University Library recently signed on to a national program coordinated by the Council of Australian University Librarians (CAUL) aimed at increasing the use of equitable resources in teaching across Australia.

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South Australia's History Festival at the Library

Letters patent (State Records of South Australia)

As part of South Australia's History Festival, the University Library will showcase an exhibition of documents from the State Records of South Australia and our own Special Collections from the time of first European settlement to Federation in 1901. 

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