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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...

Recording of Prof Deborah Lupton's talk

Social Aspects of 3D Printing | General | Monday April 20, 2015 | By Angela Daly

We were very pleased to have Prof Deborah Lupton visit us at Swinburne on Friday and give an engaging seminar of her critical sociological research into medical applications of 3D printing, including the use of 3D printing to create objects comprising...

Swinburne Leadership Survey 2014-2015

Swinburne Leadership Institute (Archived) | General | Friday April 17, 2015 | By Samuel WILSON

Swinburne Leadership Survey 2014-2015 Samuel Wilson      This week we launched the Swinburne Leadership Survey, incorporating the new Index of Leadership for the Greater good. This national report provides an intriguing...

New on Swinburne Commons (April 2015)

Swinburne Library Blog | General | Thursday April 16, 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: Media technology implemented as a...

Marketline Database Demonstration

Swinburne Library Blog | General | Wednesday April 15, 2015 | By Jane O'Donnell

Marketline is a database that includes; company profiles and SWOTs, industry profiles, country analysis profiles and statistics.  Also includes case studies, company news, and information on financial deals. Friday 1st May 12.30pm -...

upcoming SISR 3DP seminar with Professor Deborah L...

Social Aspects of 3D Printing | General | Tuesday April 14, 2015 | By Angela Daly

We are delighted to be welcoming Professor Deborah Lupton to the Swinburne Institute for Social Research this Friday to present some of her recent 3D printing related work. Professor Lupton is Centenary Research Professor in the News & Medical ...

Design classics: the Barcelona chair

Swinburne Library Blog | General | Monday April 13, 2015 | By Kim HODGMAN

  Ludwig Mies van der Rohe's classic chair has become a symbol of 20th century furniture design. Designed by van der Rohe and Lilly Reich , the chair originally appeared in the German Pavilion at the 1929 International Exposition in Barcelona,...

SAE Digital Library now available

Swinburne Library Blog | General | Tuesday March 31, 2015 | By Nicholas Pavlovski

  Swinburne Library now has a subscription to the SAE Digital Library, a database which includes SAE's technical papers from 1998 to the present. This tremendous online collection is of immediate value to engineering and aviation. Science students and...

Using R for Statistical Analysis

Swinburne Library Blog | General | Wednesday March 25, 2015 | By Nyssa Parkes

New in 2015: Using R for Statistical Analysis from Dr Lyndon Walker Originally created to support the Swinburne unit STA80006 Using R for Statistical Analysis, this new video series covers the use of the R statistical software. It includes R syntax,...

New publications on the OECD iLibrary

Swinburne Library Blog | General | Friday March 20, 2015 | By Jane O'Donnell

        Fit Mind, Fit Job From Evidence to Practice in Mental Health and Work Following an introductory report (Sick on the Job: Myths and Realities about Mental Health and Work) and nine country reports, this final...

March 17th is St Patrick's Day

Swinburne Library Blog | General | Tuesday March 17, 2015 | By Sue FOSTER

  Borrow our hand-picked green books this St Patrick's Day!      

New on Swinburne Commons (March 2015)

Swinburne Library Blog | General | Friday March 13, 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: Library Clips Swinburne...

Student access to textbooks

Swinburne Library Blog | General | Wednesday March 11, 2015 | By Jane O'Donnell

  Have you ever experienced cost as a barrier to students reading a textbook?   How can you make readings free for students to access online? Here are 3 suggestions that might be possible for you. Can you think of any others? ...

Swinburne Commons - new HTML5 players

Swinburne Library Blog | General | Friday March 06, 2015 | By Nyssa Parkes

Swinburne Commons is happy to announce the transition to new HTML5 video players. The new players bring enhanced mobile device and browser support, additional features, and opportunities for future customisation. See below for new features, and to try...

What is Google Cultural Institute?

Swinburne Library Blog | General | Wednesday March 04, 2015 | By David BRADLEY

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Three easy ways to add Swinburne Commons videos to...

Swinburne Library Blog | General | Tuesday March 03, 2015 | By Nyssa Parkes

$(document).ready(function(){ $("#content-col-sidebar .swin-accordion").swinAccordion(); }); Add any Swinburne Commons video to your Blackboard units... 1 - PUSH 1. Log into Swinburne Commons with SIMS 2. When viewing any video, click ...

2nd March is Dr Seuss Day!

Swinburne Library Blog | General | Monday March 02, 2015 | By Sue FOSTER

Theodor Seuss Geisel (Dr. Seuss) was born on March 2nd 1904. He was a an illustrator for advertising campaigns and a political cartoonist during the Second World War, but is best remembered for his forty-six whimsical, rhyming children's books. Several...


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