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New on Swinburne Commons (May 2016)

Swinburne Library Blog | General | Monday May 02, 2016 | By Nyssa Parkes

Swinburne Commons is the central service for managing and distributing digital media resources created at Swinburne. If you are creating video and audio at Swinburne, contact us Recent highlights include: ul#kaltura img { width: 150px; height:...

Swinburne Graduation videos (March 2016)

Swinburne Library Blog | General | Wednesday April 27, 2016 | By Nyssa Parkes

Swinburne's March 2016 Graduation videos are now available on Swinburne Commons. View video - 16 March 2016 10:30am View video - 16 March 2016 2pm View video - 16 March 2016 5pm  All videos and programs are free to view...

The "Black Stump" - Royal Insurance Group Building

Swinburne Library Blog | General | Wednesday April 20, 2016 | By David BRADLEY

Buildings given heritage protection in April 2016 include the Royal Insurance Group building in Melbourne also known at "the Black Stump" . This building was first constructed in 1962 there were fears that it would "turn out to be rather grim...

Brutalism and Cronenberg

Swinburne Library Blog | General | Wednesday April 20, 2016 | By Sue FOSTER

    Brutalism is the 20th Century architectural style critics love to hate. The blocky aesthetic has fallen from favour because of its association with cold totalitarian bureaucracy. This is the very thing that makes Brutalist structures perfect...

Swinburne Library is going cashless

Swinburne Library Blog | General | Thursday April 14, 2016 | By Kim HODGMAN

Students, did you know that from Semester 2 this year, you won't need to carry cash with you to pay for printing and photocopying? Why change? At present, 88 per cent of library payments occur digitally through EFTPOS. We want to do what our users want,...

New on Swinburne Commons (April 2016)

Swinburne Library Blog | General | Monday April 11, 2016 | By Nyssa Parkes

Swinburne Commons is the central service for managing and distributing digital media resources created at Swinburne. If you are creating video and audio at Swinburne, contact us Recent highlights include: ul#kaltura img { width: 150px; height:...

Digitised journals - Design Special Collection

Swinburne Library Blog | General | Monday April 04, 2016 | By David BRADLEY

Swinburne Library is digitising selected material from the Design Special Collection. Swinburne staff and students can now view digital flipbooks of early editions of a number of magazines from the 1930s and 1940s. Titles include the Australia Home Beautiful,...

March 31st is Eiffel Tower Day

Swinburne Library Blog | General | Thursday March 31, 2016 | By Sue FOSTER

The Eiffel Tower was completed on this day in 1889. Engineer Gustave Eiffel took 2 years, 2 months and 5 days to build the tower for the International Exhibition of Paris marking the 100th anniversary of the French Revolution. Find out about its...

New on Swinburne Commons (March 2016)

Swinburne Library Blog | General | Friday March 18, 2016 | By Nyssa Parkes

Swinburne Commons is the central service for managing and distributing digital media resources created at Swinburne. If you are creating video and audio at Swinburne, contact us Recent highlights include: ul#kaltura img { width: 150px; height:...

Turn of the century art posters - New York Public ...

Swinburne Library Blog | General | Wednesday March 16, 2016 | By David BRADLEY

Over 2000 posters are now available to download for free from New York Public Library's digital collection. The posters highlight the development of modern commercial design as advertising, but also its development as an art form.  ...

Need a published alternative to Wikipedia?

Swinburne Library Blog | General | Tuesday March 15, 2016 | By Jane O'Donnell

There are also 1000s of online dictionaries, handbooks and encyclopedias on special subject areas, that are searchable through Library Search .  Just type in what you're looking for, eg law dictionary, or handbook of human resource management to find...

OZ Magazine (London) - Now available online

Swinburne Library Blog | General | Thursday March 03, 2016 | By David BRADLEY

Every issue of OZ can now be viewed and downloaded for research purposes from the University of Wollongong Research Online . Oz was an influential psychedelic underground newspaper that was published in London between 1967 and 1973 after several years of an...

Celebrate World Book Day and Mustaccio March

Swinburne Library Blog | General | Thursday March 03, 2016 | By Sue FOSTER

Hot on the heels of Soup Catcher September, Don't Shave December and Fu Manchu February ... it's Mustaccio March! March 3rd is also World Book Day - check out the Library's display of moustached biographies    

Australia's fastest growing industries for employm...

Swinburne Library Blog | General | Monday February 29, 2016 | By Jane O'Donnell

IBISWorld identifies the industries that are set to show the fastest employment growth figures in 2015-16 and over the next five years, in this Special Report "Growing wages and demand for skilled employees will provide solid opportunities for...

February 26th is Levi Strauss Day

Swinburne Library Blog | General | Thursday February 25, 2016 | By Sue FOSTER

  Levi Strauss was born in Buttenheim, Germany on February 26th 1829. Levi, his mother and two sisters left Bavaria in 1847 and sailed to New York to join Levi's half-brothers in the family dry goods business. During the California...

February 22nd is Norman Lindsay's birthday

Swinburne Library Blog | General | Monday February 22, 2016 | By Sue FOSTER

  February 22nd is the birthday of Norman Lindsay who was born in 1879 in Creswick, Victoria. Lindsay started out as a cartoonist for the Australian Bulletin but is best remembered for the classic children's book "The Magic Pudding" about...

Hey look, a parade!

Swinburne Library Blog | General | Tuesday February 09, 2016 | By Sue FOSTER

  Whenever a film has been lacking, one go to option for directors has been to insert a scene using a parade to add color and movement. So much so that there is a movie trope where the villain or hero tries to escape pursuit by casually blending into...

New on Swinburne Commons (January 2016)

Swinburne Library Blog | General | Friday January 22, 2016 | 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: ul#kaltura img { width: 150px; height:...

How to: Audio downloads from Swinburne Commons

Swinburne Library Blog | General | Thursday January 21, 2016 | By Nyssa Parkes

Swinburne Commons houses thousands of videos created at Swinburne, including public lectures, teaching material and self-guided tutorials. For those times when you are on the go - you can download an audio version of any video. Just click the download icon...

January 18th is Thesaurus Day!

Swinburne Library Blog | General | Monday January 18, 2016 | By Sue FOSTER

A thesaurus is a book that lists words in groups of synonyms (words with similar meanings or related concepts). The most famous English-language thesaurus, Roget's Thesaurus, was created in 1805 by Peter Mark Roget (1779-1869) a...

Swinburne Graduation videos (December 2015)

Swinburne Library Blog | General | Thursday January 14, 2016 | By Nyssa Parkes

Swinburne's December 2015 Graduation videos are now available on Swinburne Commons. View video - 21 December 2015 11am View video - 21 December 2015 4pm View video - 22 December 2015 11am  All videos are free to view and...

Wikipedia turns 15!

Swinburne Library Blog | General | Monday January 11, 2016 | By Lauren Dunstan

15 years ago, Wikipedia launched with the simple idea that anyone, no matter who they are or where they lived, had something to contribute to the sum of all human knowledge. It was a simple idea, but intensely powerful, and resonated with hundreds of thousands...

Christmas is nearly upon us!

Swinburne Library Blog | General | Thursday December 24, 2015 | By Sue FOSTER

  If the thought of the same old Christmas fare leaves you cold, try out some new recipes from the selection of Christmas specials that are streaming online via the Library's EduTV database .. . Nigellissima: An Italian Inspired Christmas ,  ...

New on Swinburne Commons (December 2015)

Swinburne Library Blog | General | Monday December 21, 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: ul#kaltura img { width: 150px; height:...


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