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Changes to level 1 at Gardens Point Library

Work begins on consolidating past issues of QUT Library’s print journal collection from Tuesday 27 May 2014. The changes will mean Level 1 Gardens Point Library will be permanently inaccessible to staff and students. To access past journal articles, complete a copy request form and articles will be…

World Book and Copyright Day

UNESCO celebrates World Book and Copyright Day on April 23, an annual event where libraries around the world promote reading and the enjoyment of books. Copyright is closely linked with the book publishing industry but is also relevant to us all when we are looking for content to…

QUT helps break down the digital divide

QUT is one of 300 libraries from 24 countries joining Knowledge Unlatched (KU) in support of a shared cost approach to Open Access publishing of specialist scholarly books. Everyone, anywhere in the world can freely access the Knowledge Unlatched Pilot Collection of books from OAPEN, HathiTrust and the British Library.…

National funders mandate open access

As of 1st January 2013, two of Australia’s major research funding bodies —the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) and the Australian Research Council (ARC)—have both implemented open access policies which are now in effect. The NHMRC’s policy was announced in 2012 and requires that journal articles,…

Be informed, be part of The Conversation

The Conversation is an independent website of Australian news, reportage, analysis and critique written from the academic and research sector. Originally founded by a collaboration of CSIRO, Monash, University of Melbourne, UTS and UWA, with an endorsement from Nobel Laureate Peter Doherty; The Conversation provides Australians with a…

National Reconciliation Week 2012

27 May – 3 June is National Reconciliation Week 2012. National Reconciliation Week (NRW) is celebrated across Australia each year between 27 May and 3 June. The dates commemorate two significant milestones in the reconciliation journey—the anniversaries of the successful 1967 referendum and the High Court Mabo decision.…

21 March is Harmony Day

Harmony Day is celebrated around Australia on 21 March each year. It’s a day when all Australians celebrate our cultural diversity. Today is also the United Nation’s International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. The message for Harmony Day in 2012 is that Everyone Belongs, which means…