Monday, 27 April 2009

Library Opening Hours - Labour Day

The Cairns and Townsville libraries will be open from 1-5pm on Monday 4th May 2009.

Thursday, 23 April 2009

World Book & Copyright Day - April 23

By celebrating this Day throughout the world, UNESCO seeks to promote reading, publishing and the protection of intellectual property through copyright.

23 April: a symbolic date for world literature for on this date and in the same year of 1616, Cervantes, Shakespeare and Inca Garcilaso de la Vega all died. It is also the date of birth or death of other prominent authors such as Maurice Druon, K.Laxness, Vladimir Nabokov, Josep Pla and Manuel Mejía Vallejo. It was a natural choice for UNESCO's General Conference to pay a world-wide tribute to books and authors on this date, encouraging everyone, and in particular young people, to discover the pleasure of reading and gain a renewed respect for the irreplaceable contributions of those who have furthered the social and cultural progress of humanity.

The idea for this celebration originated in Catalonia where on 23 April, Saint George's Day, a rose is traditionally given as a gift for each book sold. The success of the World Book and Copyright Day will depend primarily on the support received from all parties concerned (authors, publishers, teachers, librarians, public and private institutions, humanitarian NGOs and the mass media), who have been mobilized in each country by UNESCO National Commissions, UNESCO Clubs, Centres and Associations, Associated Schools and Libraries, and by all those who feel motivated to work together in this world celebration of books and authors.

Tuesday, 21 April 2009

Web of Knowledge sessions at JCU

JCU library is offering expert training for staff and postgraduate students in using the Web of Knowledge to enhance their research. Steven Werkheiser – visiting Thomson Reuters’ trainer from Sydney will be presenting.

Monday April 27
Room B1.104 Library Building

Tuesday April 28
Eastern Group Room, top floor, Mabo Library

Session content:
Journal Citation Reports and Essential Science Indicators
Times: Cns 1300-1350; Tsv 0900-0950
  • Five-year Impact Factor – A longer time span provides you with more accurate trends
  • Impact Factor “boxplots” and Rank-in-Category Tables – Visualize Impact Factor and how a journal ranks in different and/or multiple categories
  • See how journal self-citations affect Impact Factor
  • Eigenfactor, a metric that uses citing journal data from the entire JCR file to reflect the prestige and citation influence of journals by considering scholarly literature as a network of journal-to-journal relationships
Web of Knowledge enhancements and Web of Science citation searching with Endnote Web
Times: Cns 1400-1500; Tsv 1000-1100
  • Recent enhancements to the Web of Knowledge platform including searchable funding data
  • The new Conference Papers Citation Index – Science, and Social Science & Humanities, and how this effects citation counts within the Web of Science
  • Citation map feature providing graphical display of an article's backward and forward citations
  • EndNote Web and how sharing can enhance collaboration among researchers
  • ResearcherID allowing researchers to manage their publications and access citation metrics
BIOSIS on the Web of Knowledge
Times: Cns 1500-1530; Tsv 1100-1130
  • Look at detailed BIOSIS indexing available through the Web of Knowledge interface
  • Unique Refine and Analyze fields

ANZAC Day display

To remember our fallen soldiers, the Eddie Koiki Mabo Library currently has on display a collection of books and WWI memorabilia. Items on display include photographs, medals, helmets and an Australia Army uniform from the First World War.

The display will be up until the 1st of May; all are welcome to come and have a look.

Monday, 20 April 2009

Library Opening Hours - Anzac Day

The Cairns and Townsville libraries will be open from 1-5pm only on Saturday 25th April 2009. Standard library opening hours apply for Sunday 26 April 2009.

CopyPrint Scheduled Outage

The Student and Staff printing and photocopying service (including CopyPrint) will be offline for system maintenance from 6am to 9am Friday 24/4/09.

There will be no guarantee that either printing or photocopying will be enabled at either the Townsville or Cairns campuses during this maintenance window.

The Library and ITR apologise for any inconvenience this outage will cause.

Friday, 17 April 2009

Library System Upgrade Friday 24th April

The JCU Library will be applying an upgrade to its integrated library system from 6-10am on Friday 24th April.

Library loans and returns should not be affected.

The catalogue (Tropicat) will not be available until the end of the upgrade period. Library staff can assist with the availability and location of items while Tropicat is unavailable.

We apologise for any inconvenience.

Wednesday, 15 April 2009

EndNote workshop - Cairns Library

There will be an EndNote workshop in the Cairns Library at 2pm on Friday April 17. The session will include:
  • how to manage your references and downloaded articles;
  • download and store references from Google Scholar
  • create a correctly formatted reference list.
This session will run for 2 hours.

Tuesday, 14 April 2009

Scheduled Outage Cancelled - Computer Network Core Maintenance 19th-20th April 2009

Update 16 April 2009:
The scheduled maintenance advertised in the following bulletin has now been cancelled.

Previous Bulletin:
Maintenance of the computer network core is scheduled from midday April 19 till 8.00am Monday April 20.

During this period possible interruptions to ALL services may be experienced. The work is in response to the network outage experienced on the 3rd of April 2009. We are working closely with the equipment vendor to finalise the issue.

IT&R apologise for any inconvenience. If after 8.00am on Monday April 20 you are still experiencing problems please contact InfoHelp on x5500.

Wednesday, 8 April 2009

EndNote workshop - Cairns Library

There will be an introduction to EndNote at the Cairns library on April 9 at 3pm. Ask at the Infohelp desk on Level 1 of the library.

Tuesday, 7 April 2009

Online Journal Article Unavailability (Informaworld)

Taylor & Francis have advised that their Informaworld website will be unavailable:
  • Saturday, April 11, 2009 at 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Saturday, April 18, 2009 at 1:00 PM to 9:00 PM
During those times, journals published under the Taylor & Francis, Routledge, Psychology Press, Informa Healthcare, Carfax,Haworth, Erlbaum and some other imprints will be unavailable.

Monday, 6 April 2009

Library Opening Hours: Easter

Townsville: The Eddie Koiki Mabo Library will be closed from 10.30pm Thursday 9th April and will reopen from 1-5pm on Monday 13th April.
  • On Monday 13th April there is likely to be no air conditioning in the Library due to essential maintenance
  • While air circulation will still be operational, the Library may have to close at short notice depending on conditions.
Cairns: The Library will be closed from 9pm Thursday 9th April and will reopen from 1pm-5pm Monday 13th April.

Computer Labs: All general access computer labs will be open 24x7 over the Easter break.

Short Term Loans: Students can borrow 3 items from the 2 Hour Loan Collection on Thursday 9th April, overnight from 8pm. Items on overnight loan need to be returned by 1.30pm on Monday 13th April.

Friday, 3 April 2009

Powerful Presentations

This one-hour workshop will introduce participants to the basics of presentation. This ‘hands on’ workshop will get you started and introduce you to the key features of Microsoft PowerPoint 2007 and the art of presenting.

There is no need to register for these sessions – just show up on the day.
Places are limited to 20 per session.

Workshop times:
  • Tuesday 7 April, 10 am (Cairns Library B1.105)
  • Wednesday 8 April, 11 am (Cairns Library B1.104)

Thursday, 2 April 2009

Excel workshop in the Cairns Library

An Excel workshop will be held in the Cairns library this Friday, April 3 at 10am.
Who should attend: anyone who wants to learn the basics, (and maybe a bit more), to complete their assignment.
Where: ask at the Infohelp desk on level 1 of the Cairns library for the Room number.

Wednesday, 1 April 2009

Introduction to Endnote Workshops

Introductory EndNote workshops will be offered in April, covering:
  • Introduction to EndNote
  • Cite while you write: how EndNote interacts with word
  • Importing references using filter files and connection files
The sessions will be demonstration sessions for students who want an overview of Endnote. Feel free to bring along your laptop and follow the trainer.

Workshop Times:
  • Monday 6 April 11am
  • Tuesday 7 April 12noon
  • Wednesday 8 April 10am
1 hour demonstration
VENUE: InfoHelp Training Room, Ground floor – Library (Townsville)