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Library study space in the exam period

Swinburne Library Blog | General | Friday October 31, 2014 | By Kim HODGMAN

  Library study areas are now restricted to Swinburne staff and students until November 23. Keep your ID card with you, as Swinburne Security staff will be checking IDs. If you're looking for study space, don't forget these venues: ATC103 Student...

Halloween is coming!

Swinburne Library Blog | General | Thursday October 30, 2014 | By Sue FOSTER

We've dragged the most bewitching books from the shadowy depths of the Library's vaults for our Halloween display this week

Mint Global and Orbis company database demonstrati...

Swinburne Library Blog | General | Wednesday October 29, 2014 | By Jane O'Donnell

Tony Ventura from Bureau van Dijk will demonstrate how to find global company information and data from Mint Global and Orbis . Thursday 30th October 2014 3.00-3.50pm   Mint/Orbis demonstration and search scenarios 4.00-4.30pm  ...

Celebrate International Animation Day

Swinburne Library Blog | General | Tuesday October 28, 2014 | By Sue FOSTER

October 28th is International Animation Day International Animation day was started in 2002 by the Association Internationale du Film d'Animation (ASIFA) whose headquarters are in Annecy (home of the famous Annecy International Animated Film Festival). ...

Design classics: Paul Rand

Swinburne Library Blog | General | Monday October 27, 2014 | By Kim HODGMAN

  "Don't try to be original. Just try to be good." And he was. Paul Rand designed some of the best known corporate logos, including IBM, UPS, Westinghouse and the now notorious Enron. He produced designs for numerous book jackets and...

Open Access Week 2014: Swinburne Online Journals

Swinburne Library Blog | General | Friday October 24, 2014 | By Nyssa Parkes

To celebrate Open Access Week (#swinoa #oaweek), this post features Swinburne Online Journals - the Library's support service for publishing open access journals. In providing journal publishing support to Swinburne faculties and research centres, this...

October 23rd is Diwali

Swinburne Library Blog | General | Thursday October 23, 2014 | By Sue FOSTER

Celebrate Diwali with some Bollywood DVDs from the Library Swinburne teaches Cinema Studies so we have many Bollywood DVDs, from the social realism of directors Satyajit Ray and Mira Nair to Bollywood blockbusters featuring megastars like Amitabh...

Open Access Week: Swinburne Research Bank

Swinburne Library Blog | General | Wednesday October 22, 2014 | By Kim HODGMAN

   Meade, Bernard Seeing the big picture Swinburne's research repository, Swinburne Research Bank is an online open access collection of research published by Swinburne authors. We like to think of Swinburne Research Bank as a researcher's...

Open Access Week 2014: Swinburne Image Bank

Swinburne Library Blog | General | Wednesday October 22, 2014 | By Nyssa Parkes

To celebrate Open Access Week (#swinoa #oaweek), this post features Swinburne Image Bank - Swinburne's collection of digital images illustrating the rich history of learning and teaching at the institution. The collection spans over one hundred years,...

Open Access Week 2014: Swinburne Commons

Swinburne Library Blog | General | Monday October 20, 2014 | By Nyssa Parkes

To celebrate Open Access Week (#swinoa #oaweek), this post features Swinburne Commons - the Library's centralised service for the management and distribution of Swinburne digital media. Swinburne Commons draws together quality digital media from across...

Join us for Open Access Week

Swinburne Library Blog | General | Thursday October 16, 2014 | By Kim HODGMAN

  Monday is the start of International Open Access Week the global event that promotes Open Access (OA) in scholarship and research. Join us for a series of lunchtime discussions at Hawthorn campus library, hosted by the Copyright Office. All...

Paul Gaultier

Swinburne Library Blog | General | Tuesday October 14, 2014 | By Gordon Turnbull

  The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier At the National Gallery of Victoria, 180 St Kilda Road, 17 Oct 2014 - 8 Feb 2015 The unconventional and playfully...

Listening to Design

Swinburne Library Blog | General | Tuesday October 14, 2014 | By David BRADLEY

  Want to hear more about design? There are a number of great free podcasts available to download that discuss a number of contemporary and recent design issues and ideas. 99% Invisible describes itself as, 'a tiny radio show about design,...

Some notes on liquid modernity

Swinburne Leadership Institute | General | Friday October 10, 2014 | By Samuel WILSON

Some notes on 'liquid modernity' Samuel Wilson      As argued by the sociologist Zygmunt Bauman , five seminal and closely connected changes have occurred in the 'developed' parts of the planet that create...

Uncover the Secrets of the Supermarkets

Swinburne Library Blog | General | Thursday October 09, 2014 | By Jane O'Donnell

Supermarket Secrets     https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2484/3989766534_1d12e3a612_d.jpg https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/deed.en This documentary series from the BBC goes behind the scenes with Britain's biggest food...

Regenerating, sustaining and creating commons

Swinburne Leadership Institute | General | Wednesday October 08, 2014 | By Samuel WILSON

Regenerating, sustaining and creating commons Samuel Wilson     Probably the greatest and most worthy object of global conscious change is valorising sustainability and achieving...

Design classics: Volkswagen Beetle

Swinburne Library Blog | General | Wednesday October 08, 2014 | By Kim HODGMAN

  Recognisable everywhere, the Volkswagen Type 1 was designed to be a cheap, simple car that could be mass-produced. Manufactured by the German company Volkswagen (VW) , it was released in 1938. Production was put on hold during World War II but...

Swinburne Library News

Swinburne Library Blog | General | Tuesday October 07, 2014 | By Kim HODGMAN

Swinburne Library News is out now. Meet Mike Marriott, our new law librarian and read about our plans for the Swinburne law collection. Students: find out everything you ever wanted to know about using copyright-protected material in your assignments. ...

How should leaders solve tough problems?

Swinburne Leadership Institute | General | Monday October 06, 2014 | By Samuel WILSON

Australians have a history of solving tough problems. However, we still face some very serious challenges, such as youth unemployment and climate change to name just two. To get better at solving tough problems we need to understand how people think about...

Design classics: Stanley Morison

Swinburne Library Blog | General | Monday September 29, 2014 | By Kim HODGMAN

We all know him even if we think we don't. Stanley Morison designed the serif font Times New Roman . Morison worked for the London Times as a typographical consultant. When he criticised the quality of the paper's printing, he was commissioned to design a...

New on Swinburne Commons (September 2014)

Swinburne Library Blog | General | Thursday September 25, 2014 | By Nyssa Parkes

Swinburne Commons is the central service for managing and distributing digital media resources at Swinburne. If you are interested in contributing, please contact us . 7th Wave Conference 2014 ...

Celebrate the freedom to read! 21st - 27th Septemb...

Swinburne Library Blog | General | Tuesday September 23, 2014 | By Sue FOSTER

Books have been censored, banned or burned at various times due to to perceived obsenity and permissiveness, or for their pro-civil rights, anti-war, anti-government, or anti-corruption stance.  Authors have been harassed, imprisoned, and even ...

International Talk Like a Pirate Day is on Septemb...

Swinburne Library Blog | General | Thursday September 18, 2014 | By Sue FOSTER

Talk Like A Pirate Day encourages you to inject pirate-speak into all your activities. Find out more at the Official site for Talk Like A Pirate Day Why not get some tips from some piratey books in the Library's Recreational Reading collection? ...

Swinburne student magazines now online (1928-1970)

Swinburne Library Blog | General | Tuesday September 16, 2014 | By Nyssa Parkes

The Library's latest digitisation project makes available student magazines from the 1920s to the 1970s - representing student issues, commentaries and creative works. Visit Swinburne Image Bank to access these familiar titles: The Swinburnian ...


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