Monday, October 20, 2014

New ebrary reader

If you're a user of Library eBooks, you may have noticed that the ebrary reader has recently changed. The reader now has a sleeker design and simpler navigation panes. This 2 minute video shows you all the basics of the new layout:




Please note that the new reader is supported only on the two most recent versions of web browsers. In particular, it is not supported on Internet Explorer version 8 or earlier. Ebrary have also phased out their ebrary mobile app, and all mobile reading is now supported by the Bluefire app (available for iOS and Android).

We have updated our guide to eBooks at Bond Library to reflect the changes. Our guide also includes lots of general information about getting yourself set up to use eBooks, as well as platform-specific instructions for reading, downloading and printing from eBooks.

If you have any questions about using eBooks, please get in touch.


Visit Ebrary.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Why the World Needs Open Data. Research Week 2014!









  Special guest Belinda Weaver - Queensland Cyber Infrastructure Foundation (QCIF) eResearch Analyst, will present a session to encourage researchers in creating and building upon their data within the research community.

 Event:   An Open and Shut Case: Why the World Needs Open Data


Attend this special Research Week presentation to hear and discuss the benefits of open data, and increase your awareness about the importance of good planning and management of data throughout the research process.

Wednesday 15th October            10:30am - 12:00pm


Register here or view the library website events calendar.





Friday, September 19, 2014

EndNote classes in Weeks 3, 4 and 5



Our EndNote classes last semester were so popular we have decided to run loads more this semester! Classes will be held during Weeks 3, 4, and 5. We are also offering classes specifically for Mac users because EndNote works a little differently on a Mac. And if you're a law student or researcher we have specific sessions for you too!

Visit the Library Events Calendar for the times and dates. Registration is required for the EndNote sessions.

If you've never heard of EndNote, it is a powerful piece of citation management software that helps you:
  • gather references from article databases
  • format manuscripts and citations in a variety of styles
  • transfer references among various applications
  • share citations with colleagues
  • organise a personal database of references
  • generate bibliographies

Sound good? Come to a class!


Thursday, September 18, 2014

The Great Book Swap: a great success!


We would like to extend a big thank you to the Bond community for making the Great Book Swap such a success. Just over $500 was raised which is a wonderful donation that will go the Indigenous Literacy Foundation.

A special thank you also to PVC Alan Finch, Aunty Pat Levy, Narelle Urquhart and Jason Murray from the Nyombile Centre and Madison Byrne-Jameson and Emily MacDonald from Bond Indigenous Awareness Society (BIAS) who all collaborated with the Library staff organising the event (Jessie, Sue, Jo, Peta, Rachel and Daniel – and Amy and Tiffany who helped man the stall!).

We received many generous book donations in the 2 weeks leading up to the event … and many of these went home with a new owner! A great result for the Bond community.


– Wendy Abbott, University Librarian


 


Tuesday, September 16, 2014

SECOND HAND BOOK SALE: TOMORROW!


Sorry for all the capital letters - BUT WE ARE VERY EXCITED ABOUT THIS EVENT!

We have been overwhelmed by the generous donations from everyone across campus. Just look at the variety and the quality of donations in this gallery:



All of these books (and about 300 more!) will be for sale at our second hand book stall:
  • Date: Wednesday the 17th of September
  • Time: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Welcome event: 10:30 am
  • Location: Quadrangle (in among all the student groups!)
  • Cost: All books are available for a gold coin donation - including textbooks!

The event will be officially launched at 10:30 am with some words from University Librarian Wendy Abbott, PVC Student and Academic Services Alan Finch, and Aunty Pat Levy, a well respected elder to our community and a good friend to the university.

So bring your change and treat yourself to some new books - but get in quick before the librarians!

Many thanks to the students of Bond Indigenous Awareness Society in their support and work for this event

Friday, September 12, 2014

Law Library Challenge

This semester our new law students participated in The Law Library Challenge - an interactive orientation game in which they had to find information and answer questions while exploring the Law and Main libraries.

Marietta Gunn from LexisNexis made a special trip to the Law Library to present the books to the winning students:


From left to right: Marietta Gunn, Graham Semeniuk, Kaila Wilowski, Rami Bisso, Bjoern Wolkmann & Michael Wallace (Law Library manager).

Congratulations to the winners of the prizes kindly donated by LexisNexis for the Law Library Challenge, and thankyou to all who took part in the Law Library Challenge!
 

From left to right: Assistant Professor Kylie Fletcher-Johnson, Marietta Gunn, Graham Semeniuk, Kaila Wilowski, Rami Bisso & Michael Wallace.