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Our gorgeous new website is here!

Swinburne Library Blog | General | Monday July 20, 2015 | By Kim HODGMAN

Welcome to our brand new website! So, what's new?   Look and feel Our new website has a new look and feel, but if you're familiar with Courses or Research , you'll feel right at home. Content structure and navigation Library homepage The...

How to embed 'Referencing tool' tool in Blackboard...

Swinburne Library Blog | General | Monday July 20, 2015 | By Nyssa Parkes

Help students reference correctly in Harvard, APA or AGLC3 by embedding the Library's Referencing tool tool in your Blackboard units. Here's how: Step 1 . Go to: https://commons.swin.edu.au/s/referencing_tool Step 2 . If not already logged in,...

New look for Hawthorn Library!

Swinburne Library Blog | General | Friday July 17, 2015 | By Lauren Dunstan

From 15 June until 3 August we'll be creating great new spaces on level 2, Hawthorn library. While the work gets done, most services will continue as usual, but there'll be changes to Library access and location of service points. Read on to find out more or...

New on Swinburne Commons (July 2015)

Swinburne Library Blog | General | Wednesday July 15, 2015 | By Nyssa Parkes

Swinburne Commons is the central service for managing and distributing digital media resources created at Swinburne. If you are interested in contributing, please contact us Recent highlights include: Autism MOOC videos Faculty of...

July 13th is Embrace your geekness day!

Swinburne Library Blog | General | Monday July 13, 2015 | By Sue FOSTER

Fire up those Star Wars dvds and celebrate  "Embrace your geekness day" The word geek was originally used to describe people obsessed with or expert in one particular subject such as a science geek, math geek, or computer geek. Recently...

Take a sneak peek at our beautiful new website!

Swinburne Library Blog | General | Friday July 10, 2015 | By Kim HODGMAN

Our brand new library website will launch on Monday 20 July . Stay tuned for updates. Follow us on Twitter @swinlib #newswinlib

Swinburne Autism MOOC videos now available

Swinburne Library Blog | General | Monday July 06, 2015 | By Nyssa Parkes

Swinburne's Autism MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) launched on World Autism Awareness Day (2 April 2015), and attracted more than 15,000 participants from around the world. The free course took a practical approach to the study of autism, designed for...

Its World UFO day!

Swinburne Library Blog | General | Thursday July 02, 2015 | By Sue FOSTER

July 2nd is World UFO day! In 1938 Orson Welles caused a panic in the USA with his radio broadcast of War of the Worlds,  a dramatization of the H.G. Wells book about a Martian invasion of Earth.  Although it was clearly introduced as a...

Attention Animation and Film Studies students - ca...

Swinburne Library Blog | General | Wednesday June 24, 2015 | By Sue FOSTER

The Melbourne International Animation Festival (MIAF) returns from 21st to 28th June at ACMI in Federation Square. Animation arrived in Australia in 1915 in a series of shorts by Harry Julius called "Cartoons of the Moment" so this year MIAF...

New on Swinburne Commons (June 2015)

Swinburne Library Blog | General | Monday June 22, 2015 | By Nyssa Parkes

Swinburne Commons is the central service for managing and distributing digital media resources created at Swinburne. If you are interested in contributing, please contact us Recent highlights include: Citizen juries - Leadership for a...

How to add 'Copyright for students' tool to Blackb...

Swinburne Library Blog | General | Tuesday June 16, 2015 | By Nyssa Parkes

Help students understand how they can use copyright material in their assignments and creative projects by embedding the popular ' Copyright for students ' tool directly into your Blackboard units. Here's how: Step 1 . Go to: https://commons.swin.edu.au/...

Anniversary of the Magna Carta

Swinburne Library Blog | General | Wednesday June 10, 2015 | By Kim HODGMAN

    The Great Charter, or Magna Carta is 800 years old this year. The agreement made by King John at Runnymede on 15 June 1215 is now considered a cornerstone of English law and a document that influenced many other constitutional documents...

Break out the VHS, June 7th is VCR Day!

Swinburne Library Blog | General | Sunday June 07, 2015 | By Sue FOSTER

VCR Day is dedicated to the videocassette recorder! Do you still own a VCR player or do you know someone who does? The first videocassette recorder was invented in 1956. The home VCR was developed in 1970, was enormous and cost about $1000. The real VCR...

Level 2 Hawthorn revamp begins June 15!

Swinburne Library Blog | General | Monday June 01, 2015 | By Kim HODGMAN

  From 15 June until 3 August we'll be creating great new spaces on level 2, Hawthorn library. While the work gets done, most services will continue as usual, but there'll be changes to Library access and location of service points. Read on for...

New on Swinburne Commons (May 2015)

Swinburne Library Blog | General | Wednesday May 27, 2015 | By Nyssa Parkes

Swinburne Commons is the central service for managing and distributing digital media resources created at Swinburne. If you are interested in contributing, please contact us Recent highlights include: Six Capitals and Integrated...

Scimex for experts

Swinburne Library Blog | General | Monday May 25, 2015 | By Kim HODGMAN

  Are you, or would you like to be a media-savvy scientist? Would you like to be heard when your field of expertise hits the news? Do you want to share your stories, images and videos and pitch directly to journalists? Here is your chance! Scimex ...

May 22nd is World Goth Day

Swinburne Library Blog | General | Thursday May 21, 2015 | By Sue FOSTER

Connect with your inner goth this Friday with these books and dvds from the Library ! DVDs: Autoluminescent Rowland S. Howard ; Bela Lugosi: The fallen vampire ; This must be the place ; and Edward Scissorhands BOOKS:  The ...

Are you looking for case studies?

Swinburne Library Blog | General | Tuesday May 19, 2015 | By Jane O'Donnell

Case studies, if used effectively in teaching and learning, are a great way to test new knowledge or demonstrate theories and principles. Here is a page that will help you to find quality cases, whether you are teaching or learning. Subject Guide - Case...

Design classics: Charles Rennie Mackintosh

Swinburne Library Blog | General | Wednesday May 13, 2015 | By Kim HODGMAN

  Scottish architect, artist and designer Charles Rennie Mackintosh was born in Glasgow in 1868. His first major project was the Glasgow Herald Building, now known as The Lighthouse, Scotland's Centre for Design and Architecture . He met Margaret...

Swinburne Graduation videos (April 2015)

Swinburne Library Blog | General | Thursday May 07, 2015 | By Nyssa Parkes

Swinburne's April Graduation videos are now available on Swinburne Commons: View video - 13th April 2015 11am View video - 13th April 2015 4pm View video - 14th April 2015 11am View video - 14th April 2015 4pm  All videos are...

Swinburne Research Bank milestone: 40,000 records

Swinburne Library Blog | General | Tuesday April 28, 2015 | By Sue FOSTER

Swinburne University's official institutional research repository, Swinburne Research Bank , added its 40,000th record at 3.30pm on Thursday April 23. Islam, FMA, Chakrabarti, R, Islam, MT, Wahab, M, Lamoureux, E, Finger, RP & Shaw, JE 2015,...

Swinburne Library News

Swinburne Library Blog | General | Monday April 27, 2015 | By Kim HODGMAN

The latest issue of Swinburne Library News is out now. Meet Leanne Trembath, Manager, Library Teaching and Learning Services and our new University Librarian, Kim Tairi. See what's new on Swinburne Commons, read about our brand new Library vision ...

April 23rd is Talk like Shakespeare Day

Swinburne Library Blog | General | Thursday April 23, 2015 | By Sue FOSTER

While Shakespeare's actual birth date is not known for certain, many scholars think it was April 23, 1564. He also died on April 23, in 1616 at the age of 52 Methinks talking like Shakespeare it isn't difficult because he contributed more than 1,700 words...

Design classics: the Aga cooker

Swinburne Library Blog | General | Wednesday April 22, 2015 | By Kim HODGMAN

Swedish physicist Gustaf Dalen invented the original Aga cooker in 1922. It was heated by slow-burning coal. The cooker used the heat storage principle: a heavy frame made from cast iron components absorbed heat from a low but continuously burning source...


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