Tuesday, May 27, 2008
Everything is working much more quickly and smoothly now, and we've even updated the software (and updated the instructions that go with it).
Take a look at the Scanners in the Library page for more information.
You don't need your student/borrowing card to return items. If you require assistance in using this function please ask staff at Lending Services.
All items successfully returned can be placed in one of the RED bins. Place any items that can't be returned in this way in the BLUE bins. Please take care to place your items in the correct bin. A receipt can be issued for items returned.
By checking in items using Auto Loans your returns are processed immediately, which gives you the freedom to borrow new items straight away.
The external chutes for after hours will continue to be used when the Library is closed.
Monday, May 26, 2008
The Hon Jenny Macklin, Federal Minister for Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs, officiated. Also present were the Hon Lindy Nelson Carr, Queensland Minister for Communities, Disability Services, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships, Multicultural Affairs, Seniors and Youth, and the extended family of Eddie Koiki Mabo, particularly Mrs Bonita Mabo and Ms Gail Mabo.
Read the VC's blog for a more detailed account. More pictures at "Mabo Day" at JCU.
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
Did you know there are over 22 million loans every year in Australian university libraries?
Monday, May 19, 2008
In honour of one of the most important figures in 20th Century Australian history, the Library is about to be officially re-named "The Eddie Koiki Mabo Library" (see the Vice Chancellor's Blog entry).
The launch is happening this week, and in preparation for this there have been landscapers busy at work cleaning up the front entrance to the library and we shall soon be reorganising the furniture on the First Floor for the big launch.
This means the new journals display won't be in the usual place for a few days. Just ask the librarians at Infohelp where you can find it and we'll point you in the right direction.
Thank you to all those who have responded so far. Tell us what you think and be in the draw to win 1 of 3 iPod Nanos. Your feedback will help us create an even better Library service for you.
Follow the links from the library homepage or go to: http://www.library.jcu.edu.au/Survey/
Thursday, May 15, 2008
This new blog is a tool for staff and students in the School of Business to keep up to date with resources, library news and current awareness that will aid them in their teaching and learning. Maintained by the Liaison Librarians for the School of Business. Take the time to check it out.
Monday, May 12, 2008
Sunday, May 11, 2008
If you believe that you have been subject to this type of SPAM attack please contact ITR Operations staff immediately. Contact details are:
Information Technology & Resources
James Cook University Townsville Qld 4811
Phone: +61 7 4781 4225 Fax: +61 7 4781 5230 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
ITR Email Administrators are continuing their investigations into this and other recent Phishing attacks and will continue to monitor the email services and servers with our vendor Mirapoint and information security with AusCERT.
Please be aware of Account and Computer Security and the Computer Viruses Guide.
DO NOT respond to requests to PROVIDE ACCOUNT AND PASSWORD DETAILS via email. Please report such requests to InfoHelp.
Wednesday, May 7, 2008
5th May 2008: We are currently experiencing intermittent problems with accessing the "My library information" tab in Tropciat. If you are unable to log in to "My Library Information" and need to renew your books or place hold requests please contact Lending Services.
Tuesday, May 6, 2008
Everything you ever wanted to know about Computer Viruses and how to protect your PC:
- What is a Computer Virus?
- What is 'spoofing' is it some kind of spam?
- What kind of files can spread Viruses?
- What is Phishing?
- How do Viruses spread?
- What can I do to reduce the chance of getting viruses from E-mail?
- What do Viruses do to Computers?
- How did spammers obtain my email address?
- Virus Hoaxes Some general tips on avoiding Virus infections
- What's the story on Viruses and e-mail? Dealing with Virus infections