Relocation of Fryer Library 23 November 2015 -25 March 2016

Image of Fryer Library Reading Room

Due to building work on Levels 5 and 7 of the Duhig Tower (Building 2) from October 2015 until late March 2016, there will be some changes to the way clients access Fryer Library materials and services.

Fryer Library Reading Room

Set in Stone: Cliffside Flats

Dark coloured brick, bay windows and terracotta roof tiles: it exudes the 1930s in its architectural style. Apart from its façade, the Cliffside Flats building is also modern in another sense: as the precursor to apartment living that has become so prevalent in Brisbane almost 80 years later.

Submit an OA paper to T&F and receive a discount during Open Access Week 2015

Taylor & Francis are providing a number of great offers around Open Access Week 2015 (19-25 October). If you’re considering submitting an open access paper then now's the time to do it. For a limited time only, you can submit your paper to a number following Taylor & Francis Open and Routledge Open journals and receive a significant article publishing charge discount. See all the journals here:


Happy 120th Birthday Daphne Mayo

Lilian Daphne Mayo celebrates her 120th birthday today.

Born in Balmain, Sydney  on October 1, 1895 to William and Lila Mary Mayo from Surrey and Yorkshire (the very year the Queensland National Art Gallery was founded), Daphne Mayo was to become an extraordinary and formidable woman of her time.

Digitising the Diary of a Turkish Soldier

Tiny diary scanned on digitisation equipment

Digitising the Diary of a Turkish soldier, Refik Bey, who fought at Gallipoli, created a challenge for the digitisation team. One of the issues for the team was the tiny size of diary compared to the large size of our scanner. The diary was scanned on the Scan Master 0, which provides high quality digital scans at a resolution of 1200ppi (pixels per inch). The diary measures eight by five centimetres while the machines scanning range is 127 centimetres by 91 centimetres.

Our Slender Perch on the Cliffs of the Peninsula

Supports going up at nightfall, Alfred A Mills Collection, 5 Cotober 1917, UQFL383, Folder 4, Photograph 87

Our Slender Perch on the Cliffs of the Peninsula

One hundred years ago to the day, a passionate and desperate plea sent on 23rd September,1915 from Keith Murdoch, an outstanding and committed Australian journalist to the then Australian Prime Minister, Andrew Fisher signalled the end of the ANZAC campaign, General Ian Hamilton sent back to England and the withdrawal of the Allies from Gallipoli in December of the same year.


Research Oversights

In the past week, the issue of data reproducability has been highlighted multiple times.  An Australian researcher admitted to making up data, the American Psychological Association decided to re-publish previously retracted articles, and a reanalysis of a 2001, industry-supported study of a drug now known to increase the risk of suicide in teenagers, has

Researching Gertrude Langer

Image: Art critic Dr. Gertrude Langer, Brisbane, April 1940. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland.

The Modernist movement in art and architecture might not have evolved so quickly in Brisbane were it not for the efforts of Austrian born emigres, Doctors Karl and Gertrude Langer.

Find out the influence of your papers

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UQ Library now has UQ Author Statistics, a tool to view the publication output, impact and metrics of UQ authors.

It's a tool where anyone with a UQ login can look up individual UQ authors’ productivity, impact, research areas, collaboration and article level metrics for their papers.

All UQ academics - including honorary academic title holders, casual academic staff and research scholarship holders - who have publications in UQ eSpace will have a profile.

UQ Research Week

This week is UQ Research Week. As one of Australia’s premier research universities, research week provides us with the opportunity to celebrate and promote our research success. The library supports researchers in a variety of ways, including providing research assistance and training; supporting researchers in measuring their research output and impact using metrics and author identifiers (e.g. ResearcherID, ORCID); and providing advice on getting published and making publications open access.