Monday, 30 January 2017

Noise alert at Swanston Library

Construction noise levels will be high in the Library until 27 February. This is due to major demolition associated with the NAS project.

Carlton Library in Building 94 provides alternative study space or find other places to study on campus.

We apologise for any disruptions and look forward to sharing the new Library spaces with you soon.

Learn more about the NAS project.

LibrarySearch has a fresh new look!

Great news! The new look LibrarySearch is more responsive and easier to use and designed with the user experience in mind. To help you find the Library resources you need with ease - try it today!

Best of all, the screen optimisation will automatically customise the view to the size of the device you are using, providing a better mobile and tablet user experience.

For help with Library services or resources Ask a Librarian.

Discover. Learn. Succeed. 

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. 

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