ACU Library: we’re open!

July 22, 2016 – 2:29 pm

Do you know anyone thinking of studying in 2017?  Perhaps they are thinking about studying at ACU?

Open Days are a great opportunity to gather information about a university before making that big decision. It is also a terrific time to look around the campus, especially the library

Brisbane library staff welcome

Over the next few weeks we will post stories on:

  • Open 24/7
  • Open late
  • Open mind
  • Open online
  • Open doors

Details of Open Days:

  • Brisbane – Banyo campus  – Saturday 23 July, 9:00am – 2:00pm
  • Melbourne – St Patrick’s campus – Sunday 14 August, 10:00am – 4:00pm
  • Canberra – Signadou campus – Saturday 27 August, 9:00am – 4:00pm
  • Ballarat – Aquinas campus – Sunday 28 August, 10:00am – 3:00pm
  • North Sydney – MacKillop campus – Saturday 3 September, 8:30 am – 2:30pm
  • Strathfield – Mount Saint Mary campus – Saturday 10 September, 8:30am – 2:30pm

See our website for more details

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Melbourne library angel blessed

July 19, 2016 – 10:00 am

The newly acquired angel located in the foyer of the Melbourne library was blessed by Father Shabin on Thursday 7 July 2016.

The blessing was attended by Melbourne library staff and campus ministry.


Pictured from the left: Fiona Bradley from campus ministry; Roger Saddington campus curator;  Linc Yow Yeh from Jim-baa-yer IHEU and Fr Shabin Kaniampuran from campus ministry.



On trial: Adam Matthew, The first world war collections

July 16, 2016 – 6:24 pm


We have the following collections, from Adam Matthew Digital Collections from Sage, on trial until 12 August 2016.

The First World War, including:

The First World War portal showcases a wealth of primary source material for the study of the Great War, complemented by a range of contextual secondary features.

Take a look and provide feedback using the online form.

Please note that PDF download options are not available during this trial.


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Rolling over LEO units this Semester?

July 11, 2016 – 11:00 am

Attention all lecturers and teaching staff!

If you are rolling over a LEO unit that contains readings you need to contact the Online Readings team to request that the reading activations be rolled over to a new semester.


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

Does the LEO unit include readings?

Email the 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 Online Readings team will rollover the activations for you in one easy step!


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On trial: Visual History Archive

July 7, 2016 – 9:18 am

The USC Shoah Foundation’s Visual History Archive allows users to search through and view more than 52,000 video testimonies of survivors and witnesses of genocide.


Registration is required on initial login, simply go to Visual History Archive home page and create your own username and password.

Please have a look and complete the online evaluation form, which enable us to decide if this database is worth purchasing.

On trial until 31 July 2016.



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NAIDOC Week 2016

July 4, 2016 – 9:30 am

NAIDOC week is 3 -10 July this year.


From the NAIDOC website:

“NAIDOC stands for National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee. Its origins can be traced to the emergence of Aboriginal groups in the 1920′s which sought to increase awareness in the wider community of the status and treatment of Indigenous Australians.

NAIDOC Week is held in the first full week of July. It is a time to celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history, culture and achievements and is an opportunity to recognise the contributions that Indigenous Australians make to our country and our society.

We encourage all Australians to participate in the celebrations and activities that take place across the nation during NAIDOC Week.”

There are NAIDOC events being held around Australia, and a great place to start looking for local events is to go to the NAIDOC events website.




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On trial: The map as history

June 29, 2016 – 1:57 pm

The map as history is an online collection of animated historical maps with:

  • a learning tool to increase comprehension and retention
  • a ready-made teaching tool to add visual impact in the classroom
  • new technology to add new perspective


We have this resource on trial until 22 July 2016, take a look. fill in our online form and let us know what you think.



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Ballarat Library receives plaque in recognition of their volunteer support

June 29, 2016 – 1:08 pm

Ballarat Library is honoured to have received a plaque from the Pinarc Disability Support.

The plaque was presented and reads “In appreciation of Ballarat Library’s participation in The independent living skills volunteer program.”

Pictured from left:  Veronica Harding who is the support worker; Pinarc’s Joel Nuridin who does the volunteer work; Sue Edwards library assistant who trains Joel and Marianne Gration, Ballarat campus library manager.



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On trial: Sacramentum Mundi Online

June 27, 2016 – 10:24 am

We have this resource on trial from Brill until 23 July.

Sacramentum Mundi Online is the online edition of the famous six volume English reference work in Catholic Theology, edited (in 1968-1970) by Karl Rahner, one of the main Catholic theologians of the 20th century.

More information on Sacramentum Mundi Online from Brill:

“Karl Rahner, together with Adolph Darlap, began work on Sacramentum Mundi in 1961, just before the start of the Second Vatican Council. It was conceived from the start as an international project, and was eventually published simultaneously (or almost simultaneously) in six languages—German, French, Italian, Spanish, English and Dutch– by Rahner and thirteen editors. The four volume German edition came out from 1967-1969; the six volumes in English, from 1968-1970.
Three things make Sacramentum Mundi stand out from the profusion of theological dictionaries and encyclopedias published in the last century or two. First, it is this international quality, involving scholars from across Europe (and to a certain degree America), whereas the norm is for a dictionary or encyclopedia to have a certain insular quality—written in German by and for German language scholars, or in English by and for theologians of the English speaking world, and so on. Secondly, there is the fact that it was edited and shaped by Karl Rahner, one of the leading theologians of the 20th century. One does not find anything like it from Barth or Balthasar, Tillich or Bultmann—Rahner alone among the great minds of this great theological generation turned his attention to forming such a distinctively collaborative intellectual endeavor. Thirdly, it offers itself not just as a reference work, available for occasional consultation, but as a Summa–something from which one can gain, in other words, not only bits and pieces of theological information, but a vision of the discipline as a whole in its coherence”.

Please take at look at Sacramentum Mundi Online and fill in our online form to help us evaluate the resource.

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#relaxwiththelibrary – movies, TV, books and magazines all online

June 26, 2016 – 1:12 pm

You’ve made it, exams are over.

Time to take a break, look after yourself and reconnect with family and friends.

We have great movies, TV shows, books, magazines – online!


Take a look at our recreational reading and viewing guide. All the links! Updated monthly!

Stay warm and #relaxwiththelibrary :)

Japanese macaque / Snow monkey {Macaca fuscata} group of monkeys bathing in hot springs, water at 40 degrees, Jigokudani, Nagano, Japan

Japanese macaque / Snow monkey {Macaca fuscata} group of monkeys bathing in hot springs, water at 40 degrees, Jigokudani, Nagano, Japan

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