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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:...

December 10th is Dewey Decimal System Day!

Swinburne Library Blog | General | Thursday December 10, 2015 | By Sue FOSTER

  Melvil Dewey, inventor of the Dewey Decimal system of library classification, was born on December 10th 1851 Libraries previously gave books permanent shelf locations by their order of acquisition, the Dewey Decimal Classification introduced...

New on Swinburne Commons (November 2015)

Swinburne Library Blog | General | Friday November 20, 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:...

Health at a Glance

Swinburne Library Blog | General | Friday November 13, 2015 | By Jane O'Donnell

  Health at a Glance 2015 This new edition of Health at a Glance presents the most recent comparable data on the performance of health systems in OECD countries.   Where possible, it also reports data for partner countries...

November 11th is Origami Day

Swinburne Library Blog | General | Wednesday November 11, 2015 | By Sue FOSTER

    Here's a sample of the Library's origami books ...  Origami on the Edge ; Origami Dinosaurs ; Origami Jungle ; Noah's Ark Origami ; Wings & Things in Origami ;  Flower Origami ; Origami boxes and more ;  Origami...

Research Student Photography Competition 2015

Swinburne Library Blog | General | Thursday October 29, 2015 | By Nyssa Parkes

Congratulations to the winners of this year's Research Student Photography Competition, held in celebration of National Science Week (15-23 August).   1st - The view up here: research to commercialisation - Nathan Kotlarewski (cc by-nc-nd) - ...

Swinburne Autism MOOC now available as self-guided...

Swinburne Library Blog | General | Friday October 23, 2015 | By Nyssa Parkes

 Swinburne's Autism MOOC is now available openly online as a self-guided course, via: Swinburne Commons (web based) | iTunes U (iOS device required)   Associate Professor Michael Grimley and Project Lead Emma L Donaldson ...

Man Booker Prize 2015: Marlon James wins for A Bri...

Swinburne Library Blog | General | Friday October 16, 2015 | By Heather COUTTS

Announced on Tuesday in London, Jamaican born author has taken out the 2015 Man Booker Prize. A Brief History of Seven Killings is a 680-page epic and is based on the true story of the attempt on the life of Bob Marley. Set across three decades and with...

New on Swinburne Commons (October 2015)

Swinburne Library Blog | General | Thursday October 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: George Collins Oration 2015 ...

8th October is World Octopus Day!

Swinburne Library Blog | General | Thursday October 08, 2015 | By Sue FOSTER

From the Library collection ... in honor of World Octopus Day Walking your octopus : a guidebook to the domesticated cephalopod

MPavillion Design Event

Swinburne Library Blog | General | Wednesday September 30, 2015 | By David BRADLEY

MPavilion is an "event hub, a meeting place, a temporary landmark, a spontaneous detour, a starting point". This is a unique architecture commission and design event for Melbourne, initiated by the Naomi Milgrom Foundation with support from City of...

September 27th - October 3rd is Banned Books Week

Swinburne Library Blog | General | Monday September 28, 2015 | By Sue FOSTER

  The most famous case of book banning in Australia was Frank Hardy's Power without glory which was withdrawn in 1950 when the author was accused of libel, but it was re-released in 1951 when Hardy was found not guilty. Read The Hard Way : The...

Swinburne Graduation videos (August 2015)

Swinburne Library Blog | General | Wednesday September 23, 2015 | By Nyssa Parkes

Swinburne's August 2015 Graduation videos are now available via Swinburne Commons. Watch video - 25th August 2015 11am Watch video - 25th August 2015 4pm Watch video - 26th August 2015 11am All videos are open access. Send...

New on Swinburne Commons (September 2015)

Swinburne Library Blog | General | Wednesday September 09, 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: Graduation ceremonies - August...

Design Special Collection Digitisation Project

Swinburne Library Blog | General | Monday August 17, 2015 | 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 The Home Annual, Decoration and Glass, The Australian National Journal and The BP...

New on Swinburne Commons (August 2015)

Swinburne Library Blog | General | Thursday August 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: Autism MOOC - Week 6 - Resilience ...

Must see MIFF movies

Swinburne Library Blog | General | Monday August 10, 2015 | By Sue FOSTER

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Check out the newly renovated Swinburne library

Swinburne Library Blog | General | Friday August 07, 2015 | By Lauren Dunstan

Come in and see the revamped Hawthorn library.   We've been working hard over semester break renovating the Hawthorn library.  Our new service desk is front and centre. Visit the library rovers at the service desk...


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