Thursday, July 17, 2014

Network outage in the MLC this Friday night

The IT team are replacing network equipment which will cause a network outage in the MLC this Friday night between 11:00 pm and 6:00 am. This will mean there will be no internet access in the MLC, including wi-fi. The building will remain open.

For after hours internet access please use the 24 hour labs on the ground floor of building 1 (underneath the Main Library). 

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. 

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Limited availability on ground floor THIS SUNDAY for Open Day

Just a short notice for our weekend regulars:

This Sunday the 13th of July the Faculty of Business will be conducting Open Day activities on the ground floor and the mezzanine of the main library. Students wishing to study are encouraged to utilise the upper levels of the Main Library or head over to the Law Library. The activities are expected to wrap up around 4pm.

We apologise for any inconvenience. If you have any questions please contact us or have a chat to the staff at the service desk.

Monday, July 07, 2014

Celebrating NAIDOC week

Today some of the Library staff were fortunate enough to attend the Bond University NAIDOC Week Flag Raising Ceremony.

We listened to two local elders speak about the importance of NAIDOC week, heard about the great work done by the Bond Indigenous Awareness Society and watched a moving (and entertaining!) dance performance from three Torres Strait Islander dancers. We were also treated to a BBQ prepared by Bond students. Thanks very much to Narelle Urquhart and all the students who organised the event.

The Library would like to encourage all students to take this opportunity to learn about the contributions that Indigenous Australians make to our country and our society. As part of NAIDOC week, the Library will be showcasing some books and films in our Library collection that celebrate Indigenous history and culture. Follow us on Facebook or Instagram to find out more. 

Details of other NAIDOC week events are available on the NAIDOC website

Friday, July 04, 2014

Researchers - are you stuck?

Is research a series of logical steps, a straight line from question to answer? Rarely, it seems. This fascinating video discusses something that's often not talked about - the messy process of conducting research. It just might help get you unstuck!

Uri Alon: Why truly innovative science demands a leap into the unknown

Monday, June 09, 2014

Make accessing academic content off-campus easier.

Having trouble getting access to e-journals or databases while you're not using a Bond computer? Making library resources available on laptops and off-campus is not always as easy as we'd like it to be, but this post published last year goes a along way to make accessing library resources on your own computer easier.

One of the simplest ways is to install our Bookmarklet in your browser of choice. It's as simple as dragging this link to your bookmarks toolbar and you will be all set (unless you are reading this on a mobile device): 

It will look like this:


If you encounter academic content behind a paywall, just click the bookmarklet and you will be logged in.

For other options for streamlining your search on your on computer or device, read the original post on the L Files.

If you have any questions about or issues with accessing library resources, please let us know!

Thursday, June 05, 2014

Enhancing learning outcomes in the GLR

At the recent drop in day hosted by Library Services and the Office of Learning Teaching, we had some great conversations with academic staff about their ideas for using the Global Links Room in the Balnaves Multimedia Learning Centre to enhance learning outcomes. And we think they went away with a better understanding of the technology in the room, how to book it and where they can turn for advice. Some also went away with lucky door prizes. Yvonne Maher from the Faculty of Society & Design won the major prize – a copy of Bond University: the first 25 years – Pictured receiving her prize from Wendy Abbott, University Librarian.

Wendy Abbott presents Yvonne Maher with the major lucky door prize.

While the room is joint use as a study space and for teaching, the primary purpose of the Global Links Room is to facilitate video conference and technology enhanced learning. Booking for these purposes have priority over general bookings.

Some Idea Starters

  • Guest lecturer – connect your class with an expert in the field
  • Virtual field trip or industry engagement – see the stock exchange, operating theatre, researcher in the field, construction site, or connect with an advertising or film company for a consultation
  • Remote classes – gather students out on placements together virtually, or if you travel overseas connect with your class via Skype or a Google hangout
  • Board room – Use the room for a mini-conference, meeting or round-table experience
  • Collaborative classes – Connect our class to a class in another country for multilingual conversations, debates or presentation.

Fast Facts

  • Bookings are self-service for general bookings in the short term & mediated for longer term and special requirements.
  • ITS need 5 working days notice to support special video conferencing requests
  • Access is 24x7 during semester via swipe card between 6pm and 7am
  • Laptop connections for HDMI & VGA with Mac adapters available for loan from the Main Library
  • Digital TV access includes ABC, Channel 7, Channel 9, Channel 10 & SBS

Help & Advice

  • Contact a blended learning designer in the Office of Learning & Teaching to talk about integrating this room’s technology into your class
  • Email for questions about making bookings and to report problems in the facility
  • Search the online service desk for “Global Links Room” for how-to documents about the technology

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

Ingeborg & Brock Joined the Dots

Congratulations to Ingeborg and Brock who are winners in our Library & Information Week (LIW) Quiz. The quiz focussed on how Bond University Library Services can help students prepare for their assignments. Going along with the Join the Dots theme of LIW, we offered some dot-themed prizes – a game of Twister and a spotty stationery pack.

Ingeborg, a Master of Communications student thinks that the quiz with a prize draw is a good way to get the message out as not all students are aware of the help they can easily get from the Library.

Brock who is studying international relations said he found the quiz very accessible, and he enjoys making use of the document delivery service from the Library to obtain copies of articles or books that are not in the Library’s electronic or print collection. “It’s a great resource" he stated.

Wendy Abbott, University Librarian who was presenting the prizes said that “At Bond University, the document delivery service is available to undergraduate students - this is not always the case at other universities – but not all of our students know they can use it”.

Did you know you can use the Document Delivery Service?

image Wendy Abbott, University Librarian, presented Brock and Ingeborg with their prizes.

The prize draw is now closed but if you would like to find out how we can help you the quiz is still available online.

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