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Perils & pitfalls for early career researchers

Predatory publishing continues to be a trap for young players with more and more early  career researchers falling victim.  When this happens, not only do they effectively lose ownership and copyright of their hard work (with that the ability to publish it elsewhere), they often lose confidence, they…

Proud to celebrate Pride

QUT Library is celebrating Pride month with a display of LGBTIQA+ literature at Kelvin Grove library. We have a selection of LGBTIQA+ children’s and young adult literature in our collection and many of our librarians are members of QUT’s Ally Network. Allies are QUT staff trained to understand…

What the world needs now…

The Brisbane Writers Festival begins this month with a plethora of events and activities happening around the city. This year’s theme is What the world needs now and in keeping with that, QUT Library wants to celebrate with a little bit of understanding and history. We thought we’d put…

Because of her, we can!

What a great theme for this year’s NAIDOC week, celebrating the pillars of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander society – the women. At QUT Library we thought we’d do the same by highlighting a few books and eBooks by some truly inspirational female indigenous authors. Taboo by Kim Scott:…

Relax & catch your breath between exams

You know when the words stop making sense on the page and you’re re-reading the same sentence again and again – it’s unlikely you’re taking anything in… your brain’s fried, it’s time to take a break….    QUT has some great distractions from the real world – so here…

Don’t keep history a mystery

This month we celebrate National Reconciliation Week.  The theme for 2018 is Don’t keep history a mystery, and aims to highlight some of the lesser known aspects of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, histories, cultures, and achievements.  It’s calling on all Australians to ask the question:  What are some of the…

World Book Day, Yay!

On the 23rd April get off Netflix and grab yourself a book. Not just because you know you should, but to celebrate our freedom to do just that. It’s World Book Day, so time to think about how books make our lives better.  The Director General of UNESCO…

International Women’s Day

This International Women’s Day seems different to those of the past few years. Maybe it’s because some of the sisterhood who’s achievements can sometimes be dismissed as frivolous have been rallying so loudly. They have forced action, leading to a shift in mindset for entire industries around the globe. Something…

New business models for creative outputs

By Nerida Quatermass In creative life, many things motivate us to share. Sharing has many benefits. An obvious benefit in a traditional business model is a sale of work. But sharing creativity is also about engagement with your community. Engagement can be difficult to achieve in a world…