Monday, 23 January 2017

Students: set yourself up for maths success with a Study KnowHow workshop

Are your maths and physics skills as good as they need to be? Do you want to improve your maths skills before your first lecture?

Enrol now in a maths, physics or chemistry Study KnowHow workshop

They're free for all students studying maths and science in 2017 who want to improve their current skill level in Maths/Physics/Chemistry.

Register for a workshop now.
For further information, please call 9925 5000.

Discover. Learn. Succeed. 

Thursday, 19 January 2017

Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Attention new students: get prepared for uni study!

Are you about to start studying at RMIT?

Give yourself the edge, learn some super-valuable study skills so you can hit the ground running when you start your course.

Register now for one or more of the Study KnowHow university preparation workshops. They're for undergraduate and associate degree students who are about to start studying.

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You'll learn:
- valuable study skills
- assignment planning strategies (super important!)
- time management skills
- writing skills and lots more

Register for a workshop now. If you'd prefer to learn online check out the Learning Lab - it's full of helpful information on developing and improving your study skills.

Monday, 16 January 2017

Staff - don't get caught out by copyright confusion!

Confused about Copyright? Are you looking for film and television programs you can use for teaching purposes, but want to make sure they are copyright compliant? Or not sure how to find images to use in a presentation?

Don't get caught out by copyright confusion - no matter what copyright advice you need, the Copyright Management Service team are available to assist you. Best of all, they have created step-by-step information guides to help you navigate copyright rules.

Contact them for informed advice and permission seeking in the use of copyright works within RMIT, for Staff, Academics and Teachers. For more information on RMIT's Copyright Resources, have a look at the Copyright Library Subject Guide. It shows you how to:
  • Select images for a presentation: To find images for use in a presentation or for teaching purposes (for example, for inclusion on a PowerPoint presentation) use the RMIT University Library image databases 
  • Find film and television programs you can use for teaching purposes: Use the RMIT University Library film and television database guidelines to find film and television programs for use in a presentation or for teaching purposes.This will ensure the video and images you are using are Copyright compliant. 
  • Make course-related readings available online to your students: Visit the Library's eReserve and linking service. The eReserve team will ensure copyright compliance and add the compulsory copyright notice to the scanned document. 

Another useful tool developed for the Australian Higher Education sector is the Open Education Licensing Toolkit. The OEL Toolkit  is a decision-tree web application to help academics and researchers navigate copyright law and open education licenses, providing -
  • a handy tool for understanding the various licenses and rules surrounding the legality of using copyrighted material.
  • a highly navigable interface, with a mouse-over glossary to clarify terminology.

For more information about this tool and the Open Education Licensing Project visit the OEL Toolkit website. 

Remember whatever Library service you choose, you're in good hands. We're here to help.

Staff: Discover streamed video resources

On Tuesday 24 January, RMIT University Library presents a showcase for academic staff, promoting RMIT Univeristy Library's streamed video resources, including ClickView, Kanopy, Alexander Street and EduTV.

Learn how to utilise these resources to enhance teaching and learning, including how to clip, share, and create customised versions of videos using ClickView. All academic staff are welcome to attend.

Session details: 
24 January 2017
City: 10am, Building 8, Level 11, Room 68.
Bundoora: 2pm, Bundoora Library Seminar Room 1

Tuesday, 6 December 2016

RMIT authors showcase - Professor Supriya Singh

At RMIT we are extremely proud of our academics and their contributions to research in their fields of expertise. As part of our showcase of RMIT authors, we are delighted to feature Professor Supriya Singh and her recent publication titled "Money, migration and family: India to Australia".

Professor Supriya Singh is the Professor of Sociology of Communications in the RMIT Graduate School of Business and Law and co-leads the AsiaPacific@RMIT initiative at RMIT University. Her research interests include globalization, migration, money and banking, gender and financial inclusion and the transnational family.

Her latest publication, "Money, Migration, and Family: India to Australia" tells the story of five decades of Indian migration to Australia, through the eyes of migrants and their families. It explores the shift in migration from professionals to student-migrants; the two-way flow of money between families in India and Australia, and the impact of changing methods of communication between migrants and their families. 

Read the book online or find it in the Library: Singh, S. (2016). Money, migration and family: India to Australia, Palgrave Macmillan, New York.

Other publications by Professor Singh, available at RMIT University Library, include:

Liddell, M.,Blake, M.,Singh, S. (2016). Over-represented and misunderstood: Pacific young people and juvenile justice in NSW In: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology, 1 - 19

Singh, S. (2015). Transnational community and money in the Indian disapora in Melbourne In: Searching for Community: Melbourne to Delhi, Manohar Publishers and Distributors, New Delhi

Singh, S. (2013), Globalization and Money. A Global South Perspective, Rowman & Littlefield, Plymouth, UK

Singh, S. (1997), Marriage Money: The Social Shaping of Money in Marriage and Banking, Allen & Unwin, St Leonards, NSW

For more information about Professor Supriya Singh, see her staff profile which includes a more comprehensive biography and list of her publications.

Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Help build the Library collection for your course

With preparations underway for the 2017 academic year we encourage academic staff to request new Library materials using our recently streamlined form.

Your requests are assessed in line with budgetary considerations and on the teaching, learning and research requirements of the University.

So we can provide students and staff with easily accessible materials we purchase electronic formats as a preference. At present about 80% of our spend on resources is on electronic materials.

We encourage you to request items now.

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If you require further assistance or have questions about the Library you can contact your liaison librarian.