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Open Access Week 2014: Swinburne Commons

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

To celebrate Open Access Week , 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 the University,...

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 ...

Need help designing your research project?

Swinburne Library Blog | General | Friday September 12, 2014 | By Jane O'Donnell

  Sage Research Methods Online   The books, reference works, journal articles, and case studies in SAGE Research Methods provide everything you need to design and execute a research project.   From verifying that your...

Dimensions of leadership for the greater good

Swinburne Leadership Institute | General | Wednesday September 10, 2014 | By Samuel WILSON

  Dimensions of leadership for the greater good Samuel Wilson    As I noted in an earlier post , it is often best to sneak up on...

Quantifying leadership for the greater good

Swinburne Leadership Institute | General | Wednesday September 10, 2014 | By Samuel WILSON

  Quantifying leadership for the greater good Samuel Wilson    Throughout the last year or so, we have explored the meaning of leadership for the greater good. ...

Swinburne architecture exhibition online

Swinburne Library Blog | General | Wednesday September 03, 2014 | By Nyssa Parkes

Artist Peter Garnick's photographic exhibition featuring Swinburne's new ATC and AMDC buildings spans three years of construction - from first designs to final touches. Thanks to the generosity of the artist, the exhibition images are now available online...

World Beard Day is this weekend!

Swinburne Library Blog | General | Tuesday September 02, 2014 | By Sue FOSTER

World Beard Day will be on 6th of September this year. Beard owners and appreciators on every continent are encouraged to celebrate. Why not invite a few bearded friends over to binge-watch our most hirsute dvd Vikings Season 1    ... or play...

Welcome to OUA students

Swinburne Library Blog | General | Monday September 01, 2014 | By Susan ROBERTS

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More silent study spaces at Hawthorn campus

Swinburne Library Blog | General | Tuesday August 19, 2014 | By Kim Tairi

In the recent 2014 Library Client Survey you told us that there was not enough study space on campus. We are pleased to announce that the Library and Facilities have opened two new silent study spaces this semester: BA202 & 203 - Silent study space...

Web of Science meets Google Scholar

Swinburne Library Blog | General | Monday August 18, 2014 | By Kim HODGMAN

Did you know that Web of Science is now connected to Google Scholar? Search the Web of Science Core Collection and open up the full record of a citation. You'll see a link to Google Scholar via the Look Up Full Text button. From there, you can view any...

Film review: Print the Legend at MIFF

Social Aspects of 3D Printing | General | Tuesday August 12, 2014 | By Angela Daly

It's fun being legal and social researchers of 3D printing - we knew this already, but it's always reinforced when we do fun stuff for our research like go to the movies. In this spirit, last night we went to see 3D printing documentary Print the Legend ...


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