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Showing posts from April, 2021

New Treasure in NQHeritage: James Cook University 40th Birthday Commemoration Posters

To celebrate JCU's birthday the JCU Library Special Collections has added a new treasure to NQHeritage . Our first treasure of 2021 is the James Cook University 40th Birthday Commemoration Posters . Dr. Olsen with the first students of JCU at the Pimlico campus, 1961. Photograph courtesy of JCU Corporate Records, ©James Cook University. In 2010 James Cook University celebrated 40 years as a university and 50 years of teaching in north Queensland. As part of the 40th anniversary celebrations a series of 12 posters created by the Special Collections Librarian, Bronwyn McBurnie, were exhibited in April 2010. Examining maps on the Douglas Campus site, 1964. Photograph courtesy of JCU Corporate Records, ©James Cook University. Titled Caught on Camera: A photographic history of JCU celebrating 50 years in north Queensland , the exhibition was held at the Eddie Koiki Mabo Library from the 20th of April to the 12th of May in 2010 and showcased a wide range of photographs, memorabi

Honorary Doctorates Conferred at JCU

On April 19, 2021, JCU conferred honorary degrees on several very worthy people - many of whom have had close relationships with the Library over the years, so we are incredibly happy to see them get this nod. Four in particular are very closely associated with our library, and we'd like to give them a shout out with their new titles: Part of the Shaw Collection. Photograph by JCU Library. Dr Edna Shaw. The Shaw Collection of Australian Art and Culture is something of a love story. Over the course of more than a decade, until her death in 2019, Edna Shaw donated more than 5,500 works to our Library in honour of her late father. It's an amazing collection and we are incredibly proud to be the custodians of this treasure trove. Edna Shaw is dear to our hearts and we are so happy to see her acknowledged with an Honorary Doctor of Letters. Dr Laurie Bragge. One of our newest collections, being donated to the library in 2019, is the Bragge Collection , which features works collec

Anzac Day & Labour Day Public Holiday Opening Hours

As ANZAC Day falls on a Sunday this year, the ANZAC Day public holiday in Queensland will be held on Monday, 26th April. This will be followed by the Labour Day public holiday on Monday, 3rd May.  The Library will provide study spaces and research help on the public holidays as follows: Online Chat Our online chat service will operate from 1:00pm -5:00pm on both days. Townsville The Eddie Koki Mabo Library will be open from 1:00pm-5:00pm on both days. The Info Commons will be open 24/7. Cairns The Cairns library building will be open from 7.30am-midnight for JCU students and staff with swipe card access. There will be no library services in Cairns on the public holidays. The Library and online Chat service will be open as per our normal weekend hours on Sunday, 25th April. You can check our opening and service hours for each day on the library website.

Nature Sustainability

Nature Sustainability New to the JCU library collection is the journal Nature Sustainability . This journal publishes original research on sustainability policy dimensions and possible solutions from a broad range of natural, social and engineering fields. The overarching goal of sustainability research is to understand how to ensure life within the biophysical limits of the planet. Nature Sustainability covers topics including agriculture and food security, biodiversity conservation, circular economy, cities and urbanisation, climate change in holistic context, development, ecosystem services, education, environmental behaviour, environmental degradation, environmental law, green infrastructure, health and environment, human population, innovation, land use and land use change, natural capital, natural resources management, policy, pollution, poverty, supply chain, waste, water–energy–food and water-soil-waste connections and others, all as related to sustainability.  Part of the jo