Computers back in Law Library

We are happy to announce that new computers are now installed and ready for use in the Law Library eZone 1, and the room is now open for student use.

As many of you are aware, the Law Library sustained damage during the storm of November last year. This included significant water damage in our eZones. While our Library Technology Service team was able to get eZone 2 up and running again, there were some issues that had to be addressed before the new computers could be safely reinstalled in eZone 1.

Project to replace the roof of the Duhig Building and implications for Library clients

Photo of Duhig North Building

The Library will soon begin a project to replace the roof of the Duhig North Building (Building 12), which was damaged during storms last year. 

The project will ensure library collections are protected and will lead to long-term benefits for Library clients.

Judith Wright: Celebrating a Centenary


“I’m glad you like Phantom Dwelling,” Judith Wright (McKinney) wrote to her friend and biographer, Shirley Walker, in 1990, “which is the last book I’m likely to write, of poetry at any rate. Prose, in final vain attempts to get recognition for Aboriginal rights and for environmental rescue, occupy me these days, but I don’t think poems written in one’s seventies are worth much anyway.”1

Trial of Digital Loeb Classical Library

The Library currently has the Digital Loeb Classical Library from Harvard University on trial until 14 July 2015.

Digital Loeb Classical Library gives you complete access to the whole collection of Loebs, 520+ translations of classical Greek and Latin texts online.

‘Stream only’ means faster service

UQ academics and research higher degree students who require off-air content for teaching or research purposes will get access to these programs much faster, thanks to a Library initiative.

Clients who request off-air material will be able to access the content via a link from UQ Library Search, rather than having to wait for the Library  to deliver the content on a DVD.

The service means clients will be able to access the content they need conveniently, on any device. 

Enhanced document delivery for library users

The University of Queensland Library is trialing a new document delivery initiative. 

UQ staff and students will be able to keep books that are purchased as a result of a document delivery request, if they are valued at $100 or less.

The trial starts this week and will run until the end of 2015.

Tom Ruthven, Director of the Library’s Information Systems and Resource Service, said the initiative would deliver benefits to clients.

“Our clients are at the centre of this initiative,” he said.

Celebrating the 100th Dataset Record in UQ eSpace

On Monday the UQ Library Research Outputs Team celebrated a significant milestone; the recent creation of the 100th Data Collections Record in UQ eSpace.

Researchers at UQ are able to record the existence of Research Data (datasets)* they create or collect in the course of their work, and link them to related publications metadata in UQ eSpace. They can choose to deposit or link to their actual dataset to make it available Open Access, or they can provide mediated access to it via a nominated contact person.

Data Sharing in Materials Science

Elsevier has launched a new initiative to support data sharing for research in Materials Science.  Working with some of the leading journals in the Materials Science portfolio, Elsevier has introduced a number of data-sharing solutions and embarked on a journey towards more data-sharing.

Authors who publish in any of the 13 selected journals will be able to:

Literary Classics: Texts & Traditions in Fryer

Rare books on display during the presentation

Dr Jennifer Clement, Course Coordinator for Literary Classics: Texts and Traditions, recently brought a group of undergraduate students to view Rare Book material in the Fryer reading room.

Late Nights at the PACE Health Sciences Library

Photo of students working in the library

The PACE Health Sciences Library will be open until 10:30pm on weeknights during semester.

Starting on Monday 27 April, the library will be open from 7:00am until 10:30pm (Monday to Friday). Although the print collection won't be accessible in the evenings, students will be able to study or work in the library until late.