Monday, September 27, 2010
On October 16 2010 the fibre link from AARNET to JCU Townsville will be taken out of service from 6am to 2pm to allow for splicing of the cable. This will also affect our backup link. As a result there will be no connectivity to AARNET or the Internet during this time.
IT&R Apologise for any inconvenience caused by this interruption to service.
Friday, September 24, 2010
The JCU Library is seeking JCU students attending the Townsville and Cairns campuses to help us to improve the JCU Library & Computing website.
Give us an hour of your time and we'll offer you a $25.00 JCU Bookshop voucher in appreciation.
What is involved?For an hour, we sit you in front of a computer , ask you a few questions and get you to do a series of tasks on the web, while you talk about what you are thinking and doing giving us your general impressions. We record the computer screen and your voice.
Do I need any special knowledge?No. You need to able to use the web at a basic level and that's it.
Do I need to be an experienced library user?No. Prior experience using the Library website is not required. We are testing the site, not you!
When and Where?Testing will take place on the Townsville and Cairns campuses in the coming months.
Interested?Please email your name, phone number, and campus location to firstname.lastname@example.org to be placed in our testing pool.
We will randomly select from the pool when a round of testing approaches and confirm your availability – if you can't make it we'll put you back in the pool. You only participate once and are then removed from the pool.
Taking part in this testing is completely voluntary and your responses and contact details will be confidential and only used as outlined above.
- Encyclopedia of Animal Behavior
- Encyclopedia of Infant and Early Childhood Development
- Encyclopedia of Inland Waters
- Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics (Second Edition)
- Encyclopedia of Microbiology (Third Edition)
- Encyclopedia of Physical Science and Technology
- Encyclopedia of Social Measurement
- International Encyclopedia of Education
- Learning and Memory: A Comprehensive Reference
Monday, September 20, 2010
Friday, September 17, 2010
- Citation counts for articles in journals tracked by ISI Web of Knowledge, see instantly how often an article has been cited.
- More sophisticated handling of punctuation in search queries. Often caused when users are doing named item searches or cut and paste of an excerpt of text into the search box.
- Significant improvements in smart-deduping where records from multiple sources are merged together. Users will now get the benefits of DOI's from CrossRef, full text from publishers, and enhanced metadata from aggregators - all in a single item on a results list.
- Normalization of diacritics so that they are indexed as one. This resolves the issue when searching for Zauberflote and wanting to find results for Zauberflöte.
- Bug fixes regarding the display of the AutoComplete feature for a more polished user experience
- Improvements to advanced search - including the ability to search by ISBN
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
The Colloquium Digital Library is available to 15 October 2010 at this URL:
2.Synthesis Digital Library of Engineering and Computer Science. A collection of electronic books that aim to synthesise important research or development topics in the engineering and computer sciences.
The Synthesis Digital Library trial is available to 15 October 2010 at this URL:
3. Pier Professional Health & Social Care Journal Collection A Collection of 23 journals on Ageing, Crime & Forensics, Learning Disability,Mental Health and Learning Disability.
The Pier Professional Journals trial is available to 8 November 2010 at this URL:
These trials are available both on campus or off campus (with a JCU user name and password).
The trial links are also to be found on the library Trials web page
If you have any feedback either positive or negative please let us know.
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Part of the wonderful exhibit in the Eddie Koiki Mabo Library in Townsville this month - celebrating one hundred years of tropical medicine in the north are photographs on loan from the Townsville CityLibraries historical photograph collection: Picture Townsville.
The images and photographs on display as well as others in the collection may be accessed and utilised within current copyright restrictions through the CityLibraries library catalogue and the Picture Australia site.
Thankyou CityLibraries for sharing these wonderful pictures.
|Nicolas Garnier speaking at the launch of the exhibition.|
The creator of the posters, Nicolas Garnier spoke about his experiences in the Chambri Lakes area of Papua New Guinea at the exhibition launch. The exhibition will be available for viewing until late September.
Friday, September 10, 2010
Dates: 9 – 26 September 2010
Official Opening & Awards Presentation: Tuesday 14 Sept 10:00am
This exhibition celebrates the centenary of tropical medicine in Australia. On 1 January 1910 Dr Anton Breinl arrived in Townsville to take up his post as the Inaugural Director of the Australian Institute of Tropical Medicine, the first medical research institute in Australia. Dr Breinl was the former Director of the Runcorn Research Laboratory at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine.
The Anton Breinl Centre for Public Health and Tropical Medicine at James Cook University (JCU) in association with the Australasian College of Tropical Medicine, and the School of Creative Arts Student Association, JCU sponsored an art competition to coincide with the 100 Years of Tropical Medicine conference held in Townsville in June. An international panel of judges awarded prizes. The submitted and winning works are included in this exhibition. The winning artists were all local.They received their awards at the Official Exhibition Opening from Dr John Breinl.
The 100 Years of Tropical Medicine in Australia Art Competition winners are:
- 1st Prize Gai Copeman
- 2nd Prize Donna Maloney
- 3rd Prize Susan Peters Nanpitjin
- Highly Commended Michael Weldon
Tuesday, September 7, 2010
Monday, September 6, 2010
Grab an assignment, grab a classmate (or two) and get some guidance from the people who know about writing and researching assignments.
We believe you get a lot of benefit out of attending these sessions in a small group - say, three or four students doing the same assignment - but we're also happy to take individuals and pairs.
No need to make an appointment - just drop in. The sessions are held in the Learning Advisors' Area on the ground floor of the Mabo Library (the Mentor's Area). There will be a librarian and a learning advisor on hand to give you personal coaching relevant to your particular assignment.
Remember, there is a training session for the full version of EndNote this Tuesday (7th September) at 3pm in the InfoHelp training room (the room with two doors on the top floor of the library building).
EndNote is a software programme that helps you to collect and organise your references so that you can generate in-Text references and reference lists in the correct style. It can also be used for coordinating your research for tasks like literature reviews and annotated bibliographies.
The full version of EndNote is the version we recommend to staff and post-gradraduate students and those who are likely to their own laptops and desk-top computers rather than our GATCF computers in the labs and libraries. It has a few useful functions that aren't yet available through EndNote Web, but cannot be used with our GATCF machines at present.
Come to the session and we will show you how to access it and how to use it. It can save hours of time when it comes to referencing your assignment - and can be a very powerful tool for research.
You don't need to book, just turn up.
We will notify you as soon as the problem is resolved.
If you are off-campus and need help locating information in Westlaw urgently please get in touch with your law librarians, you can see our contact details on the bottom right of this page.