New resource: Australian Privacy Law Handbook online

March 29, 2017 – 9:51 am
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ACU Library has a new resource, the Australian Privacy Law Handbook

What is it?

The Australian Privacy Law Handbook provides a guide to privacy laws and managing privacy and data security risks associated with the collection, use, disclosure and storage of personal information.

How can I find it?

The Australian Privacy Law Handbook is available online here. You can also find this and other great online resources through our A-Z Database List and Library Search.

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Earth Hour Saturday March 25: Turn off your lights

March 25, 2017 – 7:00 am
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Earth Hour was started in Australia in 2007, aimed at drawing attention to environmental issues, and has since grown to a global movement which is celebrated in over 172 countries.

This year marks the 10th anniversary of Earth Hour. On Saturday 25 March 2017, Australians are encouraged to switch off their lights between 8.30pm and 9.30pm to highlight the impact of climate change.

Click here to learn more about Earth Hour and how you can get involved.

If you’re interested in the environment, check out the Environmental Studies and Policy Collection Topic Finder through the Library, which has an interactive visualization tool to find resources using key words.

 

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On trial: The Clinical Sports Medicine Collection; Women’s Studies Part 1: Women’s Issues and Identities & Socialism on Film, Module I

March 24, 2017 – 3:30 pm
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ACU Library currently has three new resources on trial:

The Clinical Sports Medicine Collection

A complete practical guide to musculoskeletal medicine and physical therapy. All aspects of diagnosis and management of sports-related injuries and physical activity are covered, including the fundamental principles of sports medicine, diagnosis and treatment of sports injuries, enhancement of sports performance and dealing with special groups of participants.

Trial ends 21 April 2017

 

Socialism on Film, Module 1

This collection of films from the communist world reveals war, history, current affairs, culture and society as seen through the socialist lens. It spans most of the twentieth century and covers countries such as the USSR, Vietnam, China, Korea, much of Eastern Europe, the GDR, Britain and Cuba.

Trial ends 30 April 2017

*Please note that PDF download options are not available during trials.

 

Women’s Studies Part 1: Women’s Issues and Identities

Women’s Issues and Identities provides the opportunity to witness history from the female perspective. Global in scope, the archive presents materials covering the social, political, and professional aspects of women’s lives and offers a look at the roles, experiences, and achievements of women in society. A wide range of primary sources provide a close look at some of the pioneers of women’s history, a deep dive into the issues that have affected women, and the many contributions they have made to society.

Trial ends 22 April 2017

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

Downtime: Brill Online Books & Journals, Saturday 25 March

March 24, 2017 – 1:00 pm
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The Brill Online Books and Journals database will be down for maintenance on Saturday 25 March 2017.

This will occur from approximately 6:00pm (AEDT).

You can still access our other eResources online. Find them through databases or subject guides.

Apologies for any inconvenience.

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RESOLVED: Library Search Performance Issues

March 22, 2017 – 10:33 am
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**This issue was resolved at 12:38pm AEDT. If you are still experiencing problems, please contact us via the link below.**

We are investigating performance issues with our Library Search.

We are doing everything we can in order to solve the issue as soon as possible.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

If you need help please contact us for assistance via telephone, email, or online chat.

Celebrate Diversity: Today is Harmony Day

March 21, 2017 – 7:00 am
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Held on March 21 since 1999, Harmony Day is about encouraging inclusion and celebrating the cultural diversity that makes Australia such a great place to live.

The key message of Harmony Day is that ‘everyone belongs’. On this day, many people wear orange to show their support for Harmony Day and the ideals it represents.

The library has some great resources to learn more about multiculturalism in Australia:

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Fire Testing: North Sydney will experience some noise Saturday 18 March

March 16, 2017 – 8:45 am
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Annual fire testing is scheduled to take place at the North Sydney Campus Library on Saturday 18 March from 8am-1pm. 

The Library will be open as normal during this time. However, you can expect to experience some noise disruption as the system is tested. Announcements will be made to advise that the works are tests only.

No other campus libraries will be affected by this testing.

Check out our website for more details on library opening hours.

Don’t forget, you can also access our eResources – ebooks, articles – at any time! Find them online through databases or subject guides.

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Library Search is back!

March 14, 2017 – 1:00 pm
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We are pleased to announce that the issues with our Library Search have been resolved and it is now working as normal.

Thank you for your patience. Apologies again for any inconvenience caused.

RESOLVED: Library Search Performance Issues

March 14, 2017 – 10:39 am
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**This issue was resolved at 1:57pm AEDT. If you are still experiencing problems, please contact us via the link below.**

We are investigating performance issues with our Library Search.

We are doing everything we can in order to solve the issue as soon as possible.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

If you need help please contact us for assistance via telephone, email, or online chat.

 

 

Public Holiday: Melbourne, Ballarat & Canberra closed Monday 13 March

March 9, 2017 – 2:05 pm
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Melbourne, Ballarat and Canberra campuses will be closed on Monday 13 March. 

Brisbane, North Sydney and Strathfield campuses are open.

All campus libraries are open Saturday and Sunday so check the opening hours for details.

Don’t forget, library eResources are available online 24/7 – find them through databases or your favourite subject guide!

Have a question? Contact us! 24/7 chat operates throughout the semester.

 

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