Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Update - The Research Game has now finished...

The Game has been completed and winners drawn from the hat, or in our case library bag!

The winner of the iPad mini was...

Panyawat Lapying!!! Panyawat is a student in Law. Congrats Panyawat!

Panyawat and Ben collect their prizes

The winners of the $50 iTunes voucher went to...

Wolfgang Marx and Ben Tomocek.

Well done all, and particularly to our champions at the top of the board. We have included the Leaderboard link below so you can have a look and can see a run down of the action that unfolded. If you didn't complete the last task of the Game we would really appreciate your feedback, so please get in there and answer a few q's for us :)

Game’s Leaderboard

We hope you enjoyed the Game!!

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Extended Main Library Opening Hours

As from Week 6 we have extended our opening hours in the Main Library.

Week 6 - 12

Monday - Thursday:    8:00 - 01:00am

Friday:                          8:00 - 11:00pm

Saturday & Sunday:   10:00 - 11:00pm

Don't forget to activate your student card with Security (Open 24x7) for after hour ID swipe access to the Main Library.
ID Swipe access is required in the Main Library:

After 11pm - Mon - Thur
After   6pm - Friday
After   6pm - Saturday & Sunday

MLC - Opening hours

Monday - Sunday - 24 hours
(ID swipe access required from 6pm - 7am)

Law Library - Opening hours

Monday - Thursday:     8:00 - 11:00pm
Friday                          8:00 -   6:00pm
Saturday & Sunday     10:00 -   6:00pm

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