Monday, February 25, 2008

Orientation: an InfoHelp Survival Guide

Visit our website and find out...
  • How to use email
  • How to find readings for your subject
  • When your lectures are on
  • How to do better assignments and much more...

InfoHelp Tutorials

Discover how to use email, find information for assignments and surf the web! InfoHelp Tutorials start this week and are free. All students are welcome to attend. See full details and session times for Townsville and Cairns.

Townsville (no bookings necessary, just come along to a time that suits). Sessions starting in O-week include:
  • Library Orientation Tours
  • Studying@JCU: essential information on the web
  • Top Ten Assignment Research Tips
  • Getting Connected: hands on skills for JCU Online
  • Finding Journal Articles
  • Finding More on the Web

Find out why, when and where to attend

Cairns. Sessions starting in O-week are:

  • Library Orientation Tours
  • Getting Connected @ JCU: Hands on skills for JCU online (bookings recommended)
  • Top Ten Assignment Research Tips

Find out why, when and where to attend

New Electronic Journals Collection

JCU staff and students now have access to 135 IEEE journals online via IEEE Xplore. IEEE (formerly the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) has expanded its interests into virtually all fields of advanced technology; from aerospace systems, computers and telecommunications to biomedical engineering, electric power and consumer electronics and more, all of which are reflected in their wide range of publications.

Access is available from the URL above or via the Library Databases web page, the library catalogue Tropicat, or under each individual journal title in the catalogue and Journals title list. Please log in via Remote Access if you are off campus.

Monday, February 18, 2008

LabPrint now available

LabPrint is now operational after the annual IADB database maintenance. Please note that GST is now deducted when printing occurs. Printing costs (inc. GST) are:
Black & White A4
  • 11c per page single print, and
  • 17.6c per duplex (double-sided) sheet.
Black & White A3 (Townsville only)
  • 55c per page single print, and
  • 88c per duplex (double-sided) sheet.
Colour A4:
  • $1.32 single-sided print, and
  • $2.42 duplex sheet.
Colour A3
  • $3.30 single-sided print, and
  • $5.50 duplex sheet.

Monday, February 11, 2008

Reserve Online available via LearnJCU

Reserve Online, JCU's central repository for digitised readings and past exam papers, is available for linking readings to your 2008 LearnJCU subject site. Staff can now add new readings, or open existing readings that have been imported into their new LearnJCU 2008 site. You can add new material to Reserve Online Submit a request for new material to Reserve Online

How to add links from Reserve Online to your subject site in LearnJCU:

  • Staff can add an item link from Reserve Online to a subject site in LearnJCU using the Link to Reserve Online Module in the '4Staff" tab in LearnJCU. The module includes a training presentation with step by step instructions.
  • This module will enable you to search the digital library (Reserve Online), select readings and add them to specific folders in your LearnJCU subject site. Any items in Reserve Online can be added to your LearnJCU subject site. Each item must be added individually.

Further Assistance:

  • If a site containing Reserve Online links has been transferred from 2007, you may find that the Reserve Online links are BROKEN. In this case email the LearnJCU team (email: mailto:learnjcu@jcu.edu.au) who will synchronise the materials for you.
  • Please contact your Liaison Librarian if you need assistance with adding items to LearnJCU
  • Please contact Lending Services staff for other Reserve Online queries

Library Lovers Day


For centuries February 14 has been known as Valentine's Day, a time beloved of romantics. Now a new era has begun with Library Lovers everywhere claiming the day for the objects of their special affection - Australia's libraries. Check out our Library Lovers Day displays in the Townsville and Cairns Library buildings, try out the online crossword and fall in love with a book today.

Monday, February 4, 2008

EndNote Training - February 2008

Training on the use of EndNote is offered twice a year, usually prior to the beginning of each semester. Staff and postgraduate students are welcome to attend this free training. Undergraduates may attend upon request to the Trainer. See below for dates and times. Topics covered include:
  • Getting started with EndNote
  • EndNote and Word
  • Connecting to the JCU Library Catalogue using Connection Files
  • Using Filter Files to import information from online databases

Before the session: install EndNote onto your computer (available on CD from the Library Loans Desk) and work through the introductory workbook. Be sure to have your JCU login password to allow computer lab access.

Townsville: all sessions will be in HX101 (aka DA002 - 101)

  • Wed 20th February from 9am to 12 noon
  • Thurs 21st February from 9am to 12 noon
  • Fri 22nd February from 9am to 12 noon
  • To book for Townsville sessions contact Andrew Stacey on 4781 4742 (Andrew.Stacey@jcu.edu.au)

Cairns: all sessions held in B1.105

  • Wed 20th February from 9am to 12 noon
  • Thurs 21st February from 9am to 12 noon
  • Fri 22nd February from 9am to 12 noon
  • To book for Cairns sessions contact Kathy Fowler on 4042 1034 (Katharine.Fowler@jcu.edu.au)

Vista Wireless Setup

Walkabout Wireless is available in select areas on campus at JCU (Townsville and Cairns); please see the coverage areas for detailed maps on where a connection can be made.

Vista Setup

  • Microsoft Windows Vista is currently not a supported product, but the Wireless network has been upgraded to allow students with Vista pre-installed on laptops to connect.
  • Students who have Vista pre-installed and wish to connect to wireless, please check the Vista Setup guide.
  • Staff should monitor the Microsoft Vista and Office 2007 Product Support Page for updates

Windows XP Setup
OSX Setup

Friday, February 1, 2008

Internet Accounting & LabPrint Outage

Please be aware that the annual IADB database maintenance will occur this Friday 1st February 2008 (8am - 5pm). The database controls NetAccess quotas (Internet Access) and LabPrint quotas (GATCF 'lab' printing). Limited alternate arrangements will be in place for both systems for the duration of the outage. No effect is expected for NetAccess users, however LabPrint users will be running on a reduced capability system. It should be noted that payments may NOT be credited towards user accounts until the following Wednesday, 6th February 2008, at the latest.

Urgent printing via LabPrint is possible. Please see InfoHelp staff for assistance.
IT&R apologizes for any interruptions this outage may cause.