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Rainbow Families Storytime

September is Pride Month in Brisbane and an opportunity to celebrate Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, Transgender, Intersex and Queer culture and community at QUT. To help celebrate, QUT Library is hosting Rainbow Families Storytime, an event for QUT families, students and staff. Rainbow Families Storytime is a QUT Library and…

Because proofreading!

Bup? Really? Anyone who saw this picture in the media last week would have been incredulous at how on earth these sign writers managed this spelling absurdity: ‘Bup Stop’. Read the full story here. Still, it does prove how easily spelling and grammar mistakes can slip through unnoticed.…

Putting our money where the ice bucket is…

Last week the QUT Library team were challenged to the Ice Bucket Challenge by one of our wonderful students, Timothy Kariotis, who’s studying Dietetics and Exercise Science. Now, unlike the the Wicked Witch of the West (who’s arguably misunderstood rather than wicked, just sayin’)  we won’t melt if covered…

Literacy for all

The 8th of September is International Literacy Day. UNESCO proclaimed the 8th of September International Literacy Day in 1965, and it was first celebrated in 1966. International Literacy Day highlights the importance of literacy to individuals, communities and society at large. This year’s theme is ‘Literacy and Sustainable…

Favourite Fictional Fathers

Celebrate Father’s Day with some of these fictional dads. Some are great, some perhaps not so much. Let us know your favourites in the comments! King Lear – Lear definitely falls into the not so great category. Deciding he wants to retire from power Lear declares he will…

Strategic analysis at your fingertips

SciVal is a web-based strategic analysis tool that is based on Scopus data. SciVal makes it easier to analyse research performance at an individual, group or institutional level. It has three modules that offer quick, easy access to the research performance of 4600 research institutions and over 200…

Ahhhhh new book smell

So, who doesn’t love that giddying aroma of a new book? For those that like to dig beneath the romanticism to some bare bones facts here is what you’re actually smelling: varying amounts of Vinyl acetate ethylene; alkyl ketene dimer and hydrogen peroxide just to name a few…