A Special Day in the Fryer Library

Bottle of Whiskey given to Fr Leo Hayes by General Douglas MacArthur

The 21st of January 2015 was a special day in the Fryer Library with additions to two significant collections.

Art installation, public workshops and readings in the Library

Passages Art Installation, 5 March to 31 March 2015

Don't miss this art installation showing on Level 1 of the Duhig Building during March.

In Passages, model boats of varying sizes have been made by artists using discarded bookmarks or materials they have used as bookmarks. The boats are suspended from the ceiling, as if floating on water, or displayed in other ways to encourage the viewer to engage with the installation. 

Contributing artists: Brigid Annand, Ed Annand, Peter Annand, Julien Barbagallo, Holly High, Kay Lawrence, Helen Malone, Judy-ann Moule, Jack Oudyn, Tony Pankiw, David Symons.

Chat is now Live!

This week, the new Library's 'Ask the Library - online chat' started up again. Students can use the chat widget to talk to library staff straight away. They can help you with finding information, referencing, accessing online resources, borrowing and more.

Chat is available Monday to Friday 8am–7.45pm and weekends 9am–4.45pm. Chat is not available on public holidays or during University semester breaks.

A post-war Grand Tour: Jim Leven and Graham Hamilton in North America and Europe 1948 – 1953

Detail of blueprint for UN Meeting Halls, F3760

In this guest post, architect and historian Don Watson discusses a recent addition to the Fryer Library's architectural holdings: a blueprint of the United Nations Headquarters in New York City, created by Queenslander JF Leven.

Data Sharing and Ebola Virus

Researchers from the Sabeti Lab at Harvard University and the Broad Institute, have released open access datasets of viral sequences of Ebola patients in Sierra Leone.  Now, further demographic metadata associated with those patients has been released openly by researchers at Tulane University. 

Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences Scavenger Hunt

1st year students from Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences are invited to join in an online Scavenger Hunt.

The Scavenger Hunt will help you to find your way to the online resources you need to know by playing our challenges.

You will also go in the draw for one of four $50 book vouchers!

UQ eSpace ranked number 1 in Oceania

UQ eSpace makes UQ research more visible and accessible

The Ranking Web of Repositories (January 2015) has ranked UQ eSpace as number 1 in Oceania and number 21 in the world in the institutional repository rankings.

Myths, mega-projects and making

Where does the balance lie between technologists and users when it comes to building and maintaining future digital collections?

This was one of the questions that Dr Tim Sherratt, manager of Trove at the National Library of Australia, raised in his keynote at the Europeana Tech 2015 Conference.

digital humanities

MyLibrary update for coursework students

Try the mobile MyLibrary for coursework students

The Library is improving MyLibrary by creating a mobile-optimised version for coursework students with some new features. The new version will go live on Monday, 2 February at 12noon. Improvements for other Library member types will be rolled out during the year in staged releases.

Read on to find out what's new, including an upgrade to the facilities booking system, borrowing record and learning resources.

Federal court - legal challenge over Charmichael coal mine

Professor for the Faculty of Business and Law at Deakin University, Samantha Hepburn, today published an article in the Daily Mercury (originally published on the new analysis and commentary website, the Conversation) examining the legal significance and potential legal ramifications of an action launched in opposition to the Environmental Minister, Greg Hunt's approval of the proposed Carmichael coal mine.