Friends of the Library Christmas Party

Xavier Herbert Remembered

Despite a fierce hailstorm that wreaked havoc across much of Brisbane the night before, our final Friends of the Library event for the year and Christmas party was held on the evening of Friday 28 November. A panel discussion considered the legacy of writer Xavier Herbert 30 years after his passing in 1984.

The Classic - David and Margaret from At the Movies

In honour of Margaret Pomeranz and David Stratton's 28 year commitment to reviewing films on SBS and the ABC, the Multimedia Service presents Margaret and David's weekly classic film. Margaret and David's The Classics - DVDs and video streams


Ryan Weymouth
Multimedia Librarian


HuNI (Humanities Networked Infrastructure)

The Humanities Networked Infrastructure (HuNI) (pronounced “honey”) platform has recently launched. It's the product of a consortium of 13 Australian universities and cultural agencies.

HuNI combines data from a range of Australian cultural websites into the biggest humanities and creative arts database ever assembled in Australia. HuNI data covers all disciplines and brings together information about the people, works, events, organisations and places relevant to Australian culture.

What can you do with the HuNI data?

digital humanities

NATURE opens the door with free-to-read articles

Black and white Nature logo sketch

On 2 December the Nature Publishing Group  announced a 1 year pilot program where they will make all their articles free to view. While the articles will be available for anyone to read, they cannot be copied, printed or downloaded. Nature will make its archive of papers from 49 journals (including Nature Genetics, Nature Physics and Nature Medicine), free by way of read-only links available to subscribers and major news outlets.

Vale Meta Truscott, 1917-2014

Fryer Library staff note with sadness the passing of local historian and diarist Meta Truscott, who passed away last Thursday at Marycrest, Kangaroo Point.

Staff and student discounts on IT hardware

Photo of two men sitting behind their computers. One computer is a Dell and the other is a Mac.

The Library Ask I.T. would like to inform our staff an students about some discounts for IT purchases available through the ITS website (

Winners of the 2014 Library Excellence Award

Congratulations to the following students, who have been selected as the successful recipients of the 2014 Library Excellence Award.

Time to celebrate!

Finish of the 100 yards sprint 1929 or 1930. 1st Betty Robertson, 2nd Nell Barry, 3rd (in centre) Jean Archibald, University of Queensland, Brisbane (Fryer Library University of Queensland Photograph Collection UQFL466 AM/P/2)

Exams are over, the race is run, and summer is a-coming! 

At the end of another academic year, it's time to kick up your heels or kick back and relax, and celebrate your achievements. You've earned it! Congratulations to all UQ students and staff from the Fryer Library staff, and best wishes for happy and safe holidays.

Why not jump in the car and head for the hills ....

Gates Foundation announces Open Access Policy

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has announced a new Open Access Policy that requires free, unrestricted access and reuse of all peer-reviewed published research that the foundation funds, including any underlying data sets. Whilst the policy will take effect from January 1, 2015, a 2 year transition period will occur, allowing publishers to apply for a 12 month embargo period on the accessibility of the publication and its data sets.

Library opening hours over Summer Semester/Holiday period

Image of the opening hours table from the UQ Library webpage

We would like to advise our patrons that Summer Semester hours are now in place for the Library. This means that Libraries across our campuses may have significant changes to their opening hours.

To find out your Library opening hours (including study spaces), please visit the Library Opening Hours webpage.

Remember to change the start date if you require information regarding later dates.