Wednesday, 14 August 2019

Research Data - Drop-in Session

Researchers and HDR students: Want to make better use of IT to support your research?
Come and talk to data librarians and research engineers about:
 Research Data Management
  • Storage and curation
  • Sharing data
  • Describing metadata
  • Publishing datasets
  • Publicising your data
 Compute Methods
  • Analysis of your data
  • Compute resources
  • Scientific workflows
  • Programming languages

B010-06-064 (Swanston Library Megaflex Room)
Wednesday 21 August 2019, 2-3.30pm

Tuesday, 13 August 2019

New HDR students: Learn how the Library can help you

Attend "Researching your literature review" via webinar, part of the PhD Up workshop series
This 90-minute workshop for new HDR candidates will provide a detailed introduction to the RMIT University Library and its resources and will help you develop the necessary library research skills to undertake your literature review and ongoing research.

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Date: Tuesday 20 August
Time: 10am-11am

Facilitated by RMIT Liaison Librarians

Tuesday, 6 August 2019

Library Quest ends soon - play now!

“Do you actually want reliable information, or do you just want to trawl through obscure forum posts from 2009?" 

Meet the professor! She’ll polish up your research skills in no time!
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Play Library Quest now to discover all the ways the Library can help you with your studies… and you could win one of four $100 gift vouchers. Yes, I want to play now.

Monday, 1 July 2019

Obtaining your textbooks

Now's the time to get your textbooks organised for semester 2.

There are several ways you can get them:

* borrow them from the Library

* rent them or buy them online from the Campus Bookstore (with home delivery or click and collect
from the city campus).

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Click and collect will be available on the city campus from Monday to Friday 9am-5pm 22 July - 16 August, Building 10, Level 5.

Find out everything you need to know about borrowing, renting and buying textbooks.

Monday, 24 June 2019

NAIDOC Week online film festival

To celebrate NAIDOC Week, RMIT University Library presents NAIDOC Week online film festival.

That’s right it’s a film festival that you can enjoy anytime. We’re featuring three films in celebration of this year’s NAIDOC Week theme Voice, Treaty, Truth.

Each film is available for streaming (for RMIT peeps), just click the links below to watch a

The Song Keepers (Kanopy - 88mins - G) Director: Naina Sen (2017)

This documentary follows the Aboriginal women's choir and their historic tour of Germany as they sing German sacred hymns in their Aboriginal language.

Another Country: The Yolngu People (Kanopy - 76mins - G) Director: Molly Reynolds (2015)

Another Country is a documentary which considers, from the inside, the ramifications of one culture being dominated by another.

Occupation: Native: Biting Back at Australian History (Kanopy - 53mins - PG) Director: Trisha Morton-Thomas (2017)

This film Examines the Aboriginal story beneath the accepted 228-year Australian narrative.

That’s not all - look how many other amazing films you can watch for free which explore and highlight Aboriginal culture.

We Don't Need a Map (Kanopy - 88 min - M) Director: Warwick Thornton (2017)

Warwick Thornton explores our relationship to the Southern Cross and its place in the Australia psyche.

Connection to Country (Kanopy - 58 min - G) Director: Tyson Mowarin (2017)

Follows the Indigenous people of the Western Australian Pilbara's battle to preserve Australia's 40,000-year-old cultural heritage from the ravages of a booming mining industry.
In My Own Words (EduTV - 60 min - M) Director: Erica Glynn (2011)

Follows the Literacy for Life Foundation who move through towns offering the opportunity for Aboriginal men and women to learn to read and write.

Ochre and Ink (Kanopy - 28 min - G) Director: James Bradley (2011)

Ochre And Ink tells the story of Chinese artist Zhou Xiaoping and his 23-year collaboration with Aboriginal artists in outback Australia.

Emily in Japan (Kanopy - 81 min - PG) Director: Andrew Pike (2009)

This film examines the impact of an exhibition of more than 200 works of Indigenous artist Emily Kame Kngwarreye that toured Japan in February 2008. It was the largest solo exhibition of an Australian artist to tour overseas.

Artists of Ali Curung (Kanopy - 22 min - G) Directors: Robyn Nardoo, Shane Mulcahy

Opened in 2008, the Arlpwe Arts Centre and Gallery, in the remote town of Ali Curung provides a focus for the work of a diverse range of Indigenous artists. Artists such as Anita Dickson, May Nampijinpa Wilson, Judy Nampijinpa Long, Valerie Nakamarra Nelson and artefact maker Joe Bird.

Black Angels: A widening vision (Kanopy - 56 min - G) Directors: I. James Wilson, John Tristram

This film follows artist Gordon Bennett's journeys to Europe and to the sites of Aboriginal rock art. It also follows his emotional and creative journey as he comes to terms with his Aboriginality and his perceptions of Aboriginal history.

Sweet Country (EduTV - 108 min - MA) Director: Warwick Thornton (2017)

Inspired by real events, Sweet Country is a period western set in 1929 in the outback of Northern Territory, Australia.
Herstory (EduTV - 30 min - M - 2018)

Indigenous women from the performing arts have a Hollywood style roundtable discussion

Westwind: Djalu's legacy (DVD - 87 min - M) Director: Ben Strunin (2017)

Carlton Library DVD: AV 782.42162 G981

This film profiles internationally revered musician, craftsman and spiritual leader Djalu Gurriwiwi

Urban Clan (Kanopy - 55 min - G) Director: Michelle Mahrer (1997)

A documentary portrait of three brothers: Stephen Page, David Page, and Russell Page, who together form the creative core of the Bangarra Dance Theatre

The National Apology: 5 Years On (EduTV - 111 min - PG - 2013)

Presented by NITV and filmed live from Parliament House, this event celebrates the 5th anniversary of the National Apology to the Stolen Generations

Explore many more resources in our Indigenous Resources guide here.

Thanks for watching.

Monday, 3 June 2019

Suspicious email alert

A small number of students have received an email asking them to renew their Library accounts. The email is NOT from the Library. We will never ask you to confirm your details to renew your account. 

If you receive a suspicious email do not click on the link.

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The email may look something like this:

"As a member of RMIT University Library System, use of your library account must be renewed annually.  Your library enrollment is set to expire on May 30, 2019 04:23, so this is a notification for you to renew now.

To renew, simply click on the following link: renew.cgi ?uid =mlabou& token=a

Do not click on the link

Wednesday, 22 May 2019

Bookface exhibition now on

Bookface is series of photographs by artist and RMIT University Library staff member Dr Anna White and is on exhibition at RMIT Connect (city campus, Building 8, Level 4) now.

Bookface represents a technique of strategically lining up figures and backgrounds to match a book cover, creating a melding of life and art. 

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Since 2014 over 69,000 #BookfaceFriday images have been posted on Instagram, mostly by libraries and bookshops. 

This exhibition takes the digital phenomenon back to a physical, local version. Library staff members have posed with books from the University's collection. In these works, Anna seeks to interrupt the expected, to create humour, disjunction and surprise. She highlights how fabulous, fun and welcoming RMIT University Library is.