Monday, April 27, 2009
Thursday, April 23, 2009
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, April 21, 2009
Monday April 27
Room B1.104 Library Building
Tuesday April 28
Eastern Group Room, top floor, Mabo Library
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
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
Times: Cns 1500-1530; Tsv 1100-1130
- Look at detailed BIOSIS indexing available through the Web of Knowledge interface
- Unique Refine and Analyze fields
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, April 20, 2009
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, April 17, 2009
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, April 15, 2009
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.
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
The scheduled maintenance advertised in the following bulletin has now been cancelled.
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, April 8, 2009
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
- Saturday, April 11, 2009 at 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
- Saturday, April 18, 2009 at 1:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Monday, April 6, 2009
- 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.
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, April 3, 2009
There is no need to register for these sessions – just show up on the day.
Places are limited to 20 per session.
- Tuesday 7 April, 10 am (Cairns Library B1.105)
- Wednesday 8 April, 11 am (Cairns Library B1.104)
Thursday, April 2, 2009
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, April 1, 2009
- Introduction to EndNote
- Cite while you write: how EndNote interacts with word
- Importing references using filter files and connection files
- Monday 6 April 11am
- Tuesday 7 April 12noon
- Wednesday 8 April 10am
VENUE: InfoHelp Training Room, Ground floor – Library (Townsville)