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Library and Information Week

Next week is Library and Information Week, an annual event organised by the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA). The various events and activities scheduled for this week, including National Simultaneous Storytime (details in a forthcoming post), celebrate the invaluable contribution libraries make to our lives–and this contribution is particularly evident…

On your marks, get set, GO!

The Commonwealth Games are on at the Gold Coast from 4th April – 18th April. Even though we are up in Brisbane we still need to expect changes to our commute to and from QUT, at both campuses! You can find all the details about what changes to…

Poppies for the Anzacs

888,246 ceramic poppies spilling into the moat of the Tower of London, each representing a British or colonial death during the First World War. (And remember, this is only one side of the conflict!) The installation is called Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red. It’s both beautiful and…

Just Youtube it

Since its launch in 2005, Youtube has bought us hundreds of viral sensations, launched Justin Bieber and is now the go-to place when you need to know how to fix it, use it, review it or understand how ‘it’ works. Nestled amongst video gems such as cat in…

Seen the movie? Now read the book

2014 was a big year for turning books into movies and as the year draws to a close, we thought we’d highlight some of them so you can knowingly nod and ask: ‘Ah, but did you read the book?’ and gain some pop-culture/literary cred as you catch up…

What does it mean to be human – and other simple questions

The third Thursday of November each year is World Philosophy Day. Begun by UNESCO in 2005 to underline the enduring value of philosophy for the development of human thought, World Philosophy Day 2014 falls on Thursday 20 November. Philosophy as a discipline is concerned with reason and logic…

Finding those elusive spatial datasets is now so easy!

Spatial Data Finder is a new online tool that makes it easy for QUT researchers to find and access information about spatial research datasets.  Records published in Spatial Data Finder are also published in Research Data Australia (RDA), which is the national registry of research datasets. QUT Library has…