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.

Update on storm damage and library locations affected

Some of the UQ Library's branches were damaged in the Brisbane storm last November. Most of the locations that were affected are now open, however the Law Library eZones are still closed temporarily. We appreciate your patience while repairs are being undertaken. 

Weekend opening hours during Summer Semester

See opening hours table for information.


New book - Australian feminist judgements: righting and rewriting law

Australian feminist judgements: righting and rewriting law, edited by Heather Douglas (Professor, TC Beirne School of Law, University of Queensland), Francesca Bartlett (Senior Lecturer, TC Beirne School of Law, University of Queensland), Trish Luker (Chancellor's Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Faculty of Law, University of Technology Sydney), and Rosemary C Hunter (Professor, Law Department, Queen Mary University of London), is now

Summer time, and the living is easy .... in Queen Victoria's day?

A selection of items from the Fryer Library collection

Happy New Year from Fryer Library staff

We hope that you enjoyed a pleasant festive season. We're back from our Christmas break and open for business during Summer Semester on Monday to Friday 10am to 5pm and Saturday 9am to 5pm.

Ever wonder how folk in Victorian England spent their leisure time? Take an imaginary trip there with us, through the magic of the Fryer collections, and step into their shoes.

Release of Cabinet records 1988-89

On 1 January 2015, the National Archives of Australia released the Cabinet records for 1988-89 – Hawke government.

An introduction to the Cabinet and its records may be found on the National Archives of Australia website.

These documents provide insight into decision-making at the highest levels of government, and include Cabinet sumbissions, memoranda, decisions, and departmenal records. 

Seasons Greetings from Fryer Library staff

The Telegraph, Brisbane, 1 December 1932, Christmas Pictorial issue front cover

The staff of Fryer Library offer you our best wishes for a joyous and safe holiday season. We look forward to helping you to navigate your research in 2015!

Image: The Telegraph, Brisbane, 1 December 1932, Christmas Pictorial issue front cover, from the Fryer Library collection.



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.