Group Study Room Bookings & Opening Hours unavailable 21-23 February

February 17, 2017 – 12:20 pm

In our 2016 Library Client Survey, you said our Book a Group Study Room and Opening Hours services needed improvements.

You asked – we listened!

We are working on upgrades to these services next week.

In order for us to complete this work, the Book a Group Study Room system will be unavailable from 21-23 February.

Our Opening Hours will only be unavailable on the 22 February.

All bookings made for those days will be honoured, however there will be no access to view the bookings in the system.

The upgraded Book a Group Study Room features:

  • Search for a room based on the number of people in your group
  • Sign in using your ACU student ID & password to save you typing out all your details
  • A fairer system ensured by the sign-in feature

The upgraded Opening Hours features:

  • One-click access to your campus library’s opening hours
  • A clear, easy-to-read display

We hope you like it!

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Brisbane after-hours facility closed this weekend (18-19 Feb)

February 16, 2017 – 12:04 pm

Due to building works affecting the air conditioning and water supply, the Brisbane Library After Hours Facility will be closed this weekend (Saturday 18 February and Sunday 19 February).

The Brisbane Library After Hours Facility will reopen on Monday 20 February at 6am.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Check Brisbane Library opening hours here.

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New Resources: Sage Knowledge Video Collections

February 15, 2017 – 3:07 pm


After a successful trial, the Library has acquired five Sage Knowledge Video Collections:



SAGE Video showcases educational videos across key social science disciplines. Each collection includes a variety of video types to support diverse research and learning needs. All videos are fully citable with searchable transcripts, custom clip creation and embedding.

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Spread the #librarylove

February 14, 2017 – 6:41 am

14 February is Valentine’s Day, but did you know it is also……Library Lovers Day

So what can you do to share the #librarylove on Library Lovers’ Day?

Some suggestions….

And it’s also International Book Giving Day – a day dedicated to getting new, used and borrowed books in the hands of as many children as possible. You can also download and print some lovely bookmarks!

So on Valentine’s Day share your #librarylove by:

  • giving a book
  • leaving a book
  • donating a book

Love Your Data Week: 13 – 17 February

February 12, 2017 – 11:37 am

Whatever type of research you do, you probably have some data. International Love Your Data Week, celebrated from 13-17 February, aims to remind researchers to take good care of their data.

This year’s theme is emphasizing data quality for researchers at any stage in their career. Good data management practices can lead to improved access to data, guaranteed authenticity of research data, and meeting the requirements of funding bodies, publishers and employers.

Follow ACU Library on Twittelove your datar as we spend Love Your Data Week sharing practical tips, resources, and stories to help researchers at any stage in their career use good data practices.

Share your questions and experiences of documenting and data, or see some examples of good data and how to rescue unloved data via the hashtags #LYD17 and #LoveYourData.

For more information about research data management, visit our Research Data Management Toolkit and take a look at some of the datasets on Research Bank.


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On trial: Statista

February 10, 2017 – 11:55 am

Statista provides users with an innovative and intuitive tool for researching quantitative data, statistics and related information.

The product is aimed at business clients and academics of any size. Consultant firms and media agencies license our services as well as strategy and marketing departments in large corporations from a variety of industries.

Trial ends 28th February 2017.

Please have a look and let us know what you think by completing our feedback form.

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Copyright Workshops for staff

February 7, 2017 – 9:30 am

Academics and Tutors do you know your legal responsibilities when teaching online in LEO?

The Library is running a series of information sessions to inform Academics and Tutors of their
legal responsibilities when teaching online in LEO.

Anyone with an interest in using learning resources is welcome.

Bring your coffee or lunch and find out what the rules are, and where at ACU to get help.

At the end of this session, participants will gain:

* A basic understanding of copyright for academics
* Some skills to identify truly free resources and those with hidden costs
* Statutory licences
* Risk management strategies

The sessions are being held:
At Ballarat, Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, North Sydney, Strathfield and via Video Conference.

Please register via Staff Connect  no less than two working days before the workshop.


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Findit@ACU links now available in Google Scholar

February 1, 2017 – 8:00 am

Findit@ACU links should now automatically display when searching Google Scholar on campus.

Students and staff will still need to configure access when they are off campus, at work or home.  This is done by choosing the following options in Google Scholar.  Go to:

  • Settings
  • Library links
  • Check the box next to Australian Catholic University Findit@ACU 
  • SaveSave

The video “Using Google Scholar to access full-text” which is found on the Help & Training page of the library website takes you through the process.


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Attention teaching staff: Rollover readings in LEO

January 30, 2017 – 8:46 am


Attention all lecturers and teaching staff!

Are you rolling over a LEO unit for the new semester?

Does the LEO unit include readings?

Email the Library’s Online Readings team to let them know:

In your email include the:

  • previous unit code and which semester the LEO unit was last delivered and
  • new unit code and semester.

The Library’s Online Readings team will rollover the readings for you in one easy step!

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Reminder: Scheduled Maintenance Today

January 30, 2017 – 7:30 am


This morning there may be disruption to some Library services including computers, bookings and possibly access to some resources. We recommend saving your work regularly.

  • 9:150am – 10:00am AEDT (VIC, NSW)
  • 8:15am – 9:00am AEST (QLD)

We apologise for any inconvenience caused. Thank you for your patience as we improve Library services.

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