Monday, October 27, 2008

Library Opening Hours - Examination period

The Townsville and Cairns Library Buildings will be open for extended hours during the Examination period, beginning Friday 14 November. Handouts are available at the InfoHelp desk.

24 hour study facilities, including copying, computing and printing are available in the Humanities Annex (DA2) Computing Facility in Townsville and A2.017, A2.018 and B1.030 facilities in Cairns. Many services and resources are available 24 hours per day through the Library and Computing Services website.

Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition (TAE) 1955-1958 & Lecture

Currently on display on the first floor of the Eddie Koiki Mabo library (Townsville) is an exhibition of photographs and memorabilia taken by Dr. Jon Stephenson during the 1955-58 Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition.

The exhibition includes more than 80 photographs of the Antarctic landscape and members of the expedition including Sir Vivian Fuchs and Sir Edmund Hillary. Also on display is one of the original Leica cameras used to take the photos, a lump of coal from the Theron Mountains and an original menu from 'Midwinter South Ice.'

The library's collection of books on Antarctica are also on display, along with two books from the Rare Books Collection; James Cook's A voyage towards the South Pole and round the world (1784) and a report from the voyage of the Southern Cross by the British Museum of Natural History (1902).

The exhibition will run until Friday 14th November. Come and join us on the 7th November at 10am in the InfoHelp training room to hear Dr Jon Stephenson (the Australian on the expedition and an original staff member of Townsville University College Geology Department, 1961) talk about Fuchs, Hillary and the exciting times in which they lived. You are invited to stay for morning tea after the presentation. For catering purposes please RSVP to Helen Hooper by 5th November (email: Helen.Hooper@jcu.edu.au or phone: 4781 4381).

ScienceDirect Scheduled Outage

To support scheduled maintenance ScienceDirect will be unavailable from 11a.m - 11p.m, Sunday 2 November. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Quick E-References

Check out our updated Quick E-References webpage. You can search for online reference resources by clicking on subjects in a tag cloud. This will take you to JCU Library's del.icio.us account where you can find over 150 links to online resources such as Encyclopedias, Biographies, Government information, News and Quotations.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Instant Messaging @ JCU library

Congratulations to Andrew Boyle who won an iPod Nano by filling in the Instant Messaging survey.

This is your last chance to fill in the survey. Fill in the survey in October and November for your chance to win a Myer/Target gift voucher and movie vouchers.
http://www.library.jcu.edu.au.elibrary.jcu.edu.au/InfoHelp/IM/

The AskNow@ JCU Library service is available Mon-Sat 12-5pm and Thurs 12-9pm

Monday, October 6, 2008

Special Collections @ JCU Library Blog

Would you like to read about our newest acquisitions to Special Collections? Do you want to know about upcoming JCU Library exhibitions and events that focus on North Queensland history and local topics? If you have an interest in the heritage of North Queensland, go online and view the newly created Special Collections @ JCU Library Blog. The Blog aims to share North Queensland’s history while allowing feedback and comments from JCU staff and students and the wider community.

http://www.jcuspecialcollections.blogspot.com/

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Tropicat unavailability Friday 3rd October

Due to a system upgrade the library catalogue 'Tropicat' will be unavailable on Friday, 3rd of October, from 7am until approximately midday.

You can still borrow and return items but you will be unable to search the catalogue, renew or reserve items.

We apologise for any inconvenience.