Thursday, January 30, 2014

EndNote X7 training February 2014


The Library is conducting EndNote training and you are invited to attend.

Learn to track and manage the materials you discover in your research using EndNote - use it in Word to make citing and reference lists simple.

 At this workshop you will learn the basics of using EndNote X7. EndNote X7 is available to download from the Library website – go to http://libguides.jcu.edu.au/endnote

Townsville 

 • Mon 10 Feb from 2pm - 3:30pm in 18.002A (iLearning1)
• Tues 11 Feb from 11am – 12.30pm in 18.002A (iLearning1)
• Wed 12 Feb from 10:30am – 12:00pm in 18.002A (iLearning1)

Cairns 

• Wed 12 Feb from 10am – 11:30am in B1.104
• Thurs 13 Feb 2pm – 3:30pm in B1.104

These sessions are recommended for postgraduate students and academics.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

JCU Authored or Edited book In the collection: Responses to language endangerment.

Responses to language endangerment / edited by Elena Mihas, Bernard Perley, Gabriel Rei-Doval and Kathleen Wheatley, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.  Call Number306.44 RES

Elena Mihas is our JCU connection here. You can browse JCU Research Portfolio for more information, to find other similar researchers and topics and then look at Language and Culture Research Centre at JCU.

From the publishers webpage "This volume further complicates and advances the contemporary perspective on language endangerment by examining the outcomes of the most commonly cited responses to language endangerment, i.e. language documentation, language revitalization, and training".

Friday, January 24, 2014

Australia Day Honours 2014

It's Australia Day on the 26th of January and you are wondering if you have made the Honours List. Make sure you view the It's an Honour site to find out what protocols you should follow at the awards ceremony. Of course, you will want to really celebrate so don't forget to view the official Australia Day site. If you are very humble and not sure if you should accept such recognition, read through some definitions in Credo to decide if honours are for you.

Web of Science Upgrade


The Web of Science database search interface has recently been upgraded. It will work fine with up to date Firefox and Chrome browsers, but you may find a pop up error message if you are using Internet Explorer.
Don't worry - you just need to do the following:

1. Open your browser and click on Tools
2. Select Compatibility View Settings
3. Uncheck the 3 boxes at the bottom of the pop-up window
4. Close and reopen the browser to access Web of Science

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Maps LibGuide

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  • Are you totally lost? Have a look at the updated  Maps LibGuide.
  • It contains links to Australian and international maps, as well as mapping, latitude and longitude, and GIS resources.
  • Just lost on campus? View the interactive Campus Maps and find your way.

Book Recommendation: Australia Day 2014

Australia Day long weekend is upon us this week. The Cairns and Townsville library are closed from 5pm Friday 24th to 8am Tuesday 28th January, so borrow a book and enlighten yourself.

The library has numerous Australian history titles but an interesting recent title is 2013's "Australian History Now" edited by Anna Clarke and Paul Ashton. A summary of the book states:

Australian history has changed drastically over the last fifty years and has found itself at the centre of heated and consuming public debates. So how do historians themselves read this history? Where do they see themselves in these momentous shifts in historical reading and writing? With contributions from prominent historians including Marilyn Lake, Tom Griffiths, Peter Stanley and Ann Curthoys, Australian History Now offers revealing and refreshing accounts of the ways Australian historians think about the nation's past. Australian History Now is an engaging and often surprising introduction to the ways we understand and write our history in academic, popular and school books, argue about it in the media, present it in museums and watch it on television. At its heart it shows that the way we remember our past reflects how we see ourselves in the present.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

24 Hour Study Space

Did you know that the Eddie Koiki Mabo Library in Townsville has a 24 hour study space? It's called the Information Commons, and students can access it after hours using their cards to swipe into the North East Entrance.

The Information Commons has:
  • 12 Dell PCs
  • 16 Apple Macs
  • Colour and black and white printing
  • A mobile whiteboard
  • Various kinds of seating
  • Power points
  • Snack and drink vending machines
  • Free secure lockers are available for a five-hour period.
    • The lockers contain a power supply for recharging your mobile devices
  • Wireless connectivity for mobile devices.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Music Scores


Music Notes Ii Prints By Susan Picture

If you are sitting at home waiting for uni to start, perhaps you might like to work with some friends on your garage band, or maybe your solo music career?

Did you know that the JCU library has a collection of music scores upstairs on the 1st floor next to the Curriculum Collection?

Styles range from Classic to Modern. Music for a variety of instruments and voice are available.

Come and browse and get some inspiration.

Latest addition to Research Online for January 2014.

If you wish to read research by JCU staff and higher degree researchers, there is a place to go to find records of their past and current work. It is discoverable at ResearchOnline@JCU the online institutional repository for James Cook University, and is developed and maintained by Library and Information Services. It contains a growing collection of publications and creative works which form the University’s archive of research outputs of staff and higher degree research post graduate students. You can learn more about it and see a live feed of new items at our ResearchOnline@JCU LibGuide. Current and previous research is continually being added by library staff as it becomes available. 

A recent addition to the records is Accounting for agriculture in place-based frameworks for regional development: discussion paper by Jim Turnour, Connar McShane, Michelle Thompson, Allan Dale, Bruce Prideaux, and Margaret Atkinson (2013). The abstract indicates this paper is part of  project between the Cairns Institute, James Cook University and the Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation. The full paper should be available to download. You can browse ResearchOnline@JCU by author, school or keyword to see other related work.  Contact a staff member of Library Infohelp to show you how to manipulate the searching tool effectively.

The records from ResearchOnline@JCU are mined by Research Portfolio where you can see a fuller description of a researcher’s activities. Read about Research Portfolio an initiative of Research Services.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Juliette's is open for 2014

Juliette's has been reopened since the 6th of January 2014 so come and get your coffee and gelato fix in the Eddie Koiki Mabo Library, Townsville. 

Get in before midday as opening hours are currently 8.00 am to 12.00 pm.

If a flat white and gelato isn't morning heartstarter, order a mocha, cappuccino, a tea or gelato shake and choose from the selection of cakes, slices, muffins, savoury scones, ham and cheese croissants.

Monday, January 13, 2014

Scheduled Outage: ResearchOnline@JCU system upgrade

ResearchOnline@JCU will be upgraded between Tuesday, 14 January 2:00 pm and Wednesday, 15 January 12:00 noon. ResearchOnline@JCU will be available for searching but users will not be able to login to add or edit records during this time. We apologise for any inconvenience.

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Library Use Policy updated

The Library Use Policy has been updated.

This policy outlines conditions of use to ensure reasonable and equitable access to library facilities for all library users.

It covers a variety of points that library staff are often asked about including;
  • noise in the buildings, including phone usage and disturbing other guests
  • food and drink in the buildings
  • who can enter and use the building
  • taking of photos or filming inside the building

Monday, January 6, 2014

Latest loads to ResearchOnline@JCU

If you wish to read research by JCU staff and higher degree researchers, there is a place to go to find records of their past and current work. It is discoverable at ResearchOnline@JCU the online institutional repository for James Cook University, and is developed and maintained by Library and Information Services. It contains a growing collection of publications and creative works which form the University’s archive of research outputs of staff and higher degree research post graduate students. You can learn more about it and see a live feed of new items at our ResearchOnline@JCU LibGuide.

Current and previous research is continually being added by library staff as it becomes available. A recent addition to the records is the 2013 book Penal culture and hyperincarceration: The revival of the prison by Chris Cunneen, Eileen Baldry, David Brown, Mark Brown, Melanie Schwartz and Alex Steel. We hold a physical copy in the library at call number 365.94  CUN in the main collection and the first 34 pages are available online at ResearchOnline@JCU. You can browse ResearchOnline@JCU by author, school or keyword to see other related work.  Contact a staff member of Library Infohelp to show you how to manipulate the searching tool effectively.


The records from ResearchOnline@JCU are mined by Research Portfolio where you can see a fuller description of a researcher’s activities. Read about Research Portfolio an initiative of Research Services.

Friday, January 3, 2014

It's too hot!!

THE hottest year, the hottest spring and summer, the hottest summer day and the warmest winter day: 2013 was a record-setting year in weather. The Bureau of Meterology's  annual climate statement, released today, shows 2013 was Australia's hottest year since records began in 1910. (The Australian, 3/1/14). To find out more, budding climatologists might like to read The Climate of Australia 551.6994 CLI or perhaps A Short Introduction to Climate Change ebook if it is too hot to leave your airconditioned house.

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Opening Hours 2014 January 2nd to January 31st

Happy New Year.

Library Opening Hours From Thursday 2nd of January 2014 to January 31st 2014

Townsville Eddie Koiki Mabo Library

Monday to Friday  8.00 am to 5.00 pm

Saturday and Sunday    Closed

Australia Day long weekend
Monday 27th  January Closed

Cairns Library 

Monday to Friday          8.00 am to 5.00 pm

Saturday and Sunday    Closed

Australia Day long weekend
Monday 27th  January Closed

Plagiarism in real life

Source: Imgur
This image from Windsor Meats in Vancouver, Canada recently went viral on Reddit, Twitter, Imgur, 9gag, and Buzzfeed, scoring thousands of views and shares.

The text reads:

"Did you know?
"Vegans live 15 years longer because they aren't invited anywhere fun or dangerous. Instead they stay @ home crying & drinking, being careful not to cry into the drink because tears are a product of animal suffering.
"The more you know..."


However, it turned out that no-one from Windsor Meats wrote the joke; they just copied it directly - without crediting the creator - to sell their product. The joke was actually written by comedian Myq Kaplan. Kaplan, who is vegan himself, performed the joke on Conan O'Brien's TV show in 2012, and in response to this photo, wrote on his blog:

"I haven’t read all the comments and responses, but a running theme seems to be “Vegans and vegetarians don’t have a sense of humor,” coming from people who think the joke was made by a meat-eater at the expense of vegans.

"But I’m the vegan who made the joke. And I can take a joke, I just can’t take that a joke was taken from me. (I mean, I technically CAN take it. I’m strong. From spinach. Like Popeye.)"


He went on to say:

"But I do think that when people create something, other people shouldn’t take it and use it without permission or credit."

Getting permission and giving credit are hugely important, both to the creator whose content you're using, and to the readers of your work. It gives context, and allows people to go back to the original source.  While the shop has apologised for using Kaplan's joke without crediting him, even if they had asked for permission to use this joke, it's likely he would have said no.

You can watch Myq Kaplan's bit on Conan here (warning: some adult content).