A very library Christmas tree! (and holiday opening hours)

QUT Library Christmas TreeWith Christmas just around the corner, your librarians at Kelvin Grove noticed that there was a certain seasonal something missing from the library…

Carefully constructed of precisely placed bound journal volumes (and complementing the beautiful book ceiling above the stairway) this festive creation can be found on level 2 of QUT Library Kelvin Grove in the main foyer.

Holiday opening hours

During the Christmas and New Year period all QUT branch Libraries will be closed  from Monday 24 December to Tuesday 1 January inclusive.  We re-open on Wednesday 2 January 2013.

On the weekend 22-23 December, Gardens Point Library will be open from 9-5pm, and Kelvin Grove Library will be open from 1-5pm. The Law and Caboolture libraries will be closed.

Check the QUT Library website for our opening hours.

We would like to wish a very merry Christmas and happy holiday season to all!

New subscription to legal commentary – Commercial Contract Clauses

Commercial Contract Clauses is the first systematic analysis of the process of construing and interpreting commercial contracts on a clause-by-clause basis.

This work distinguishes itself from general works of contractual scholarship in squarely addressing problems arising in the daily tasks of preparing, advising on and disputing written agreements. An updated subscription publication, it focuses closely on specific and practical legal issues.

Feedback on this product most welcome at http://libguides.library.qut.edu.au/databases/feedback

QUT Library supports award-winning journalism

QUT journalism students and alumni have taken out four prestigious Walkley Awards in 2012 for excellence in journalism. See the full story here.

Check out some of the resources in journalism that QUT Library has to keep you up-to-date with the latest news and current affairs and improve your journalistic skills:

  • BBC College of Journalism – provides journalists, students, and researchers at all levels with a full range of multimedia content and tools for the study of TV, radio, and online journalism.
  • TV News – stream or download all major news, current affairs and documentaries from Australian free to air networks on your computer. See here for the full list of included shows.
  • Australia/New Zealand Reference Centre – Australian and New Zealand newspapers (inc. The Courier Mail), magazines, reference books, and company info.
  • Factiva – important news, current affairs and research database of nearly 8000 publications, including local and international newspapers, newswires, magazines, journal sources and company info.

There are also digital archives of the Sydney Morning Herald and The Times (London).

Fancy yourself a citizen journalist? Make waves online with tips from these titles –

Want to make like Leigh Sales (incidentally one of the Walkley winners and QUT alumnus) and deliver a killer interview? These might help –

Or come in and see us! Browse the shelves at Kelvin Grove. You’ll find the journalism titles at the 070s on level 4.

2012 Walkley Award winner and QUT student Amanda Gearing interviews a Grantham flood survivor. Image courtesty of QUT Media.

Get your Summer Reading On

Image by B.Riordan

No more recommend readings and dreary research, read for pleasure and leisure and exploit the QUT Library collection to  keep up to date with some essential good reads over the long summer.

Available in both print and ebook format (perfect for downloading to your smart phone or tablet), there are many good books at QUT Library for you to enjoy and take some time out.

If you have a particular title in mind, the easiest way to locate it is via a title search in the library catalogue  and if it’s out or you’d like it brought to your favourite campus – try the orange “place a hold or intercampus request” button.

If  you’re looking for some inspiration …

Keep up with the latest and greatest in literary fiction by  looking at award shortlists:

There are some interesting selections of what to read too.

If you’re not into fiction why not take a look at:

If QUT Library doesn’t hold it and you think we should, contact us.

DVDs at QUT Library

Hanging to see The Hobbit when it opens later this month? Why not catch up on your Middle Earth history by watching the Lord of the Rings in the meantime?

QUT Library has an extensive DVD collection to support learning and teaching for students in Creative Industries, but it’s also there for everyone to enjoy too.

The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, The Dark Knight, Prometheus, The Avengers, The Hunger Games and many more blockbusters are available from the shelves of QUT Library.

Perhaps you prefer television. We have that too! Creep out with a season of the X Files, puzzle through Lost or catch up with some Gilmore Girls.

You can search for movies and tv shows using QuickFind or our DVD and Video search. But if you just want to browse the shelves to find something interesting to watch head on up to level 4 of QUT Library Kelvin Grove. You’ll find our DVD collection at the 791 call number range.

Don’t worry if you can’t get to Kelvin Grove. DVDs can be delivered to the Gardens Point, Law and Caboolture libraries by placing an interlibrary request.