Monday, June 27, 2011

Best Wishes to all JCU Aboriginal andTorres Strait Islander staff and students for NAIDOC Week

Wadda Mooli. The 2011 National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee (NAIDOC) week from 3rd of July to the 10th of July is coming up. The staff at the Mabo Library wish all the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff and students have a great week celebrating.

This week is for us Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander mobs to celebrate our culture and achievements in all its forms. The theme this year is Change: the next step is ours. We are still in turbulent and troubled times, but we are currently going through a moment in recent Indigenous history where more of us and our cultures are entering and being embraced by Australian society with us in charge. We have ongoing land and sea rights claims being decided in our favour. We have more young people completing high school according to the latest census results. Despite recent setbacks in community control areas, there are still many programs and organisations being run by us and for us. The biggest change though is more Indigenous people are entering into; the private commercial world; the main career stream of government and business organisations; the arts; and of course sports management on their own terms (the Indigenous Rugby League All Stars game idea comes from one of our own). Our book display touches on some of the titles that reflect the theme The next step is ours and promotes the Townsville NAIDOC events. My recommendation is the First Australians, a history of us mob, edited by us mob.

As the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Library Liaison Officer, part of my role is to promote our culture to the non-Indigenous staff and students at James Cook University. I would like all the non-Indigenous readers to go to the NAIDOC link and find the closest events and come and celebrate with us (I know the Townsville NAIDOC committee is seeking volunteers and has stalls available and event tickets to purchase).

And my last word, I want all of you whether you're Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander, International or Aussie up at the Mabo Library taking books off the NAIDOC display.

Mabo Library Closed Townsville Show Day

The Eddie Koiki Mabo Library will be closed on Monday 4th July for the Townsville Show Day holiday. See Library Hours web page for Townsville and Cairns Library Inter-Semester/ Block mode opening hours.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Mabo Library Redevelopment

Work has commenced on the first stage of the Mabo Library Redevelopment! We are in the midst of building a wonderful new space for you to meet and study. When we have finished, you will be have access to:
  • 24 hour Information Commons (student study & computing lounge)
  • new Learning Commons area with café
  • new service desk for Library and Learning Advice service
  • a greater variety of technology enabled and collaborative study spaces
  • 3 new ilecture spaces – University centrally timetabled and bookable teaching spaces
  • new consultation rooms
  • new southern entry and exit
You will notice that the first floor of the Library is looking a little different these days, and changes will continue on and off for the next few months. The old staff area on your right as you walk in the building has been blocked off, as well as the area past the newspapers, including the rear stairs leading from the ground to the first floor.

The ground floor watercooler is out of action, you can access cold water from the coolers located near the toilets on both the first and top floors of the Library.

For more information and to follow along with our progress in transforming our ground floor, please visit our Mabo Library Redevelopment page.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Library Inter-Semester/Block mode opening hours

The Library opening hours for Townvsille and Cairns during the Inter-Semester / Block Mode period from Monday 20 June until Sunday 24 July will be:
  • 8am - 5pm Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
  • 8am - 9pm Tuesday
  • 1pm - 5pm Saturday
  • Closed Sunday
  • Closed Townsville Show Day (Monday 4 July)
  • Closed Cairns Show Day (Friday 22 July)

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Lyell Collection - Trial

The Lyell Collection is an online collection of the Geological Society of London's Journals, Special Publications and key book series. Reported to be one of the largest integrated collections of online Earth science literature available.

This trial  will run until 6 July 2011.

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.

Observations or comments (positive and negative) on the trials and value of the services are always appreciated and may be directed to the Faculty and School Librarians or to Neil Renison, Information Resources. Alternatively, you can complete our online Database Trial Feedback form.

IM Chat upgrade and minor system interruption Monday 20 June 6-7am

To upgrade the Library IM Chat server there will a system restart that may affect the following forms between 6 and 7am on Monday 20th June:
 We recommend not using of these forms in the upgrade period to avoid any loss of work. This is outside the normal period of Ask Now chat availability so should not affect users of the service.


We apologise for any inconvenience.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Under Construction

Sorry about the noise but the good news is that work has commenced! The result will be the new Learning Commons and Café.

Acoustic hoarding will be installed to minimise noise and dust; and the noisiest work will be done after hours when the Library isn't open. But there will be some noise. You are encouraged to go to the eastern side, top floor of the building to avoid the most noise.

Progress updates will be posted on the website

Thank you for your patience.

Heather Gordon
Director, Library & Information Services
Deputy Head, University Services Division
Eddie Koiki Mabo Library
James Cook University
Angus Smith Drive, Douglas, QLD 4811

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Murtagh’s General Practice Series - Trial

Murtagh’s General Practice is widely recognised as the most influential publication for general practice and primary health care. Drawn from John Murtagh's extensive experience as a rural GP, it attempts to address the issue of the broad knowledge and skills required in modern general practice.

This trial is available until 30th June 2011.

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.

Observations or comments (positive and negative) on the trials and value of the services are always appreciated and may be directed to the Faculty and School Librarians or to Neil Renison, Information Resources. Alternatively, you can complete our online Database Trial Feedback form.

Filmakers Library Online

Filmakers Library Online is a new streaming video service acquired by James Cook University which provides over 900 award-winning documentaries.

The themes of these documenatries include race and gender studies, human rights, globalization and global studies, multiculturalism, international relations, criminal justice, the environment, bioethics, health, political science and current events, psychology, arts, literature, and more. It presents points of view and historical and current experiences from diverse cultures and traditions world-wide.

Available to JCU staff and students from on-campus and off-campus at:
http://elibrary.jcu.edu.au/login?url=http://flon.alexanderstreet.com or via links in Tropicat (the library catalogue) or the library databases list.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Australian Injectable Drugs Handbook - Trial

The Australian Injectable Drugs Handbook offers concise, referenced information commonly sought by nurses and pharmacists at ward level when preparing drugs for administration by injection.

This trial is available until 30th June 2011.

Each referenced monograph includes information on availability, generic and trade names, preparation, administration, stability, compatibility/ incompatibility data and special notes. This edition also contains limited information on the administration of more common drugs to infants and children.

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.

Observations or comments (positive and negative) on the trials and value of the services are always appreciated and may be directed to the Faculty and School Librarians or to Neil Renison, Information Resources. Alternatively, you can complete our online Database Trial Feedback form.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Increase to Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery Charges

Please note that standard interlibrary loan and document delivery charges, to provide materials not held in JCU libraries, will increase from $13.20 to $16.50 from 1 July 2011.

The fee increase, the first since 2000, is from the Library’s external providers.

The Library provides interlibrary loan and document delivery services on a cost-recovery basis to JCU staff and students. Items which can be obtained from Australian or overseas libraries include books, journal articles, theses, conference proceedings and reports.

Schools may also opt to use some of the library materials research allocation for document delivery when the collection does not meet the specialist needs of researchers and postgraduate students. For more information about this contact Information Resources.

For further information about the ILL service, please go to the Document Supply Service web site .

Library Opening Hours - Queens Birthday

The Townsville and Cairns Libraries will be open from 1-5pm on Monday 13 June 2011. Standard opening hours apply for Saturday and Sunday 11th and 12th June, 2011.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Mabo Library extended opening hours for exams

Don't forget the Mabo library (Townsville) is open on Friday 3 & 10 June until 10.30pm as well as our usual 10am-5pm on weekends. See our complete opening hours here.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Dental and Speech Language Pathology images in 3D

Dental Hygiene.

3D Anatomy for Dental Hygiene is a great new resource for dental training and practice providing an encyclopedic image library and reference to enhance consultations, presentations, teaching, and study.

It provides clear, detailed, and accurate modeling of over 100 3D views of head, neck, face, oral and nasal cavities, dentition, individual teeth in 3D and cross section, nerves, larynx and pharynx, sinuses, eye, and brain.

Specialized clinical content includes 3D views of progressive dental conditions and a clinical text section covering teeth, dental anesthesia, examination, salivary glands, joints, embryogenesis, pterygopalatine fossa and more.


Speech Language Pathology.

3D Anatomy for Speech Language Pathology is a resource and reference work for educators, professionals, practitioners, and students with an in-depth focus on the anatomy of the head and neck. Every view of the 3D model is accompanied with text, and each structure has specific text and links to additional images. This title will help explain mechanisms for a wide variety of functions, from articulation to swallowing.

It includes nearly 100 clinical slides and anatomy illustrations, movies and animations. This title will help explain mechanisms for a wide variety of functions, from articulation to swallowing and includes an extensive clinical Information section.

Both are available to JCU staff and students on campus and off campus from links in Tropicat (the library catalogue), the Library's databases page, or directly from the ANATOMY.TV website at http://elibrary.jcu.edu.au/login?url=http://www.anatomy.tv/home.aspx
These resources are listed under "Speciality titles" in the right hand column of the site's home page.