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Repository Tour of the University of Melbourne Archives – Researcher@Library Week 2017

The University of Melbourne Archives holds over 20km of historical records, dating back to the 1600s and from all over the world. As part of Researcher@Library Week 2017, this tour is your chance to explore our repository, which is not usually open to researchers. Discover giant ledgers, early calculators, lantern slides, parchment indentures and, of course, thousands of boxes documenting our past.

 

Date: Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Time: 3:30pm – 4:30pm

Venue: University of Melbourne Archives repository, 120 Dawson Street, Brunswick

Presenter: Katie Wood.

 

Click here or more information about the session and to register for your spot; and view the full program here.


Researcher, google thyself – Researcher@Library 2017

Who are you? Your online reputation is constantly being built by what you say and what you do in public and semi public forums, including what you make and share. Sharing your teaching and research can be a fruitful way to connect with your global community and leverage opportunities – but is not without risk. In this lecture Associate Professor Inger Mewburn will talk about her alter-ego ‘The Thesis Whisperer‘ and offer insights drawn from nearly eight years of professional academic blogging and her research with Pat Thomson about how academics blog.

 

Date: Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Time: 2:30pm – 3:30pm

Venue: Theatre 2 (Room B120), 207 Bouverie Street

Presenter: Associate Professor Inger Mewburn (‘The Thesis Whisperer’), Director of Research Training, Office of the Dean of Higher Degree by Research, The Australian National University.

 

Click here or more information about the session and to register for your spot; and view the full program here.


Data digging in the Greer Archive – Researcher@Library Week 2017

The Print Journalism series in the Greer Archive comprises 1270 files from 1959-2010. The finding aid, for the 24 boxes of clippings, typescripts and print outs, is 186 pages long.

As part of Researcher@Library Week 2017, this talk uses the Print series as a case study to consider how and why metadata is made and what it can be used for.

Dr Rachel Buchanan, curator of the Greer Archive, will discuss the ethical, practical and personal factors that have shaped the metadata she created as she catalogued the series, while literary scholar Dr Millie Weber will demonstrate what happens when new tools, such as the sentiment analysis software SentiStrength, are applied to this metadata.

When a human coder meets a machine reader, what new knowledge is possible?

 

Date: Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm

Venue: Theatre 2 (Room B120), 207 Bouverie Street

Presenters: Dr Rachel Buchanan and Dr Millie Weber.

 

Click here or more information about the session and to register for your spot; and view the full program here.


Wonders of the East Asian Collection – Researcher@Library Week 2017

Come on an evocative tour of the delights of the University’s East Asian Collection with a specialist Chinese and Japanese guide, a part of Researcher@Library Week 2017.  See behind the scenes and come close to the many rare and often beautiful rare books, pamphlets and archival source materials in this significant collection. Don’t miss this opportunity to ask questions and learn about accessing and exploring the research potential of these unique resources.

 

Date: Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm

Venue: Leigh Scott Room, 1st floor, Baillieu Library (NEW LOCATION)

Presenter: Chen Chen (Client Services Officer)

 

Click here or more information about the session and to register for your spot; and view the full program here.


Calling all Rare Book explorers for an exclusive Hands-On Discovery Morning – Researcher@Library Week 2017

As part of the Researcher@Library Week 2017, join a curator in this special supervised delve into the wonders of the Rare Book Room.  After a quick introduction on how to handle these unique objects, you will be invited to explore the shelves and select items to peruse in this exciting hands-on discovery session.

Due to space restrictions this activity is limited to 5 registrations.

NOTE: Please arrive with clean dry hands.

 

Date: Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Time: 10:00am – 11:30am

Venue: Meet in the Noel Shaw Gallery, 1st floor, Baillieu Library

Presenter: Susan Thomas (Rare Books Curator)

 

Click here or more information about the session and to register for your spot; and view the full program here.


Working with data in Excel and Tableau for researchers and managers – Researcher@Library Week 2017

As part of Researcher@Library Week 2017, this session will give an introduction to using Microsoft Excel and Tableau for data-related work. Both software tools allow you to edit, modify and explore your research data without needing any advanced programming skills. Excel has become the ubiquitous desktop tool for working with tabular data. Tableau is a widely used business analytics tool that makes it easy to combine multiple views of their data into one analytics tool. Please come to this session to see some simple yet powerful tricks for working with data.

 

Date: Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Time: 10:00am – 11:00am

Venue: The Lab, Digital Studio, Level 2, West Wing Arts West Building 148 (access via single lift at the rear foyer)

Presenter: Greg D’Arcy & Geordie Zhang.

 

Click here or more information about the session and to register for your spot; and view the full program here.

 


Calling all Rare Book explorers for an exclusive Hands-On Discovery Afternoon – Researcher@Library Week 2017

As part of the Researcher@Library Week 2017, join a curator in this special supervised delve into the wonders of the Rare Book Room.  After a quick introduction on how to handle these unique objects, you will be invited to explore the shelves and select items to peruse in this exciting hands-on discovery session.

Due to space restrictions this activity is limited to 5 registrations.

NOTE: Please arrive with clean dry hands.

 

Date: Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Time: 3:30pm – 5:00pm

Venue: Meet in the Noel Shaw Gallery, 1st floor, Baillieu Library

Presenter: Susan Thomas (Rare Books Curator)

 

Click here or more information about the session and to register for your spot; and view the full program here.


Business and Industry Engagement – Researcher@Library Week 2017

 

This session partners the engagement skills of the Business Development Team at the university with the resources and knowledge of library specialists to provide an informative session about industry engagement for research. As part of the Researcher@Library Week 2017, the session will offer a chance to:

  • Learn how to identify the right businesses and organisations for research partnerships;
  • Learn about broader industry context to help guide decisions for engaging with industry;
  • Learn how to successfully engage with businesses and organisations for successful research partnership.

 

Date: Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Time: 2:00pm – 3:00pm

Venue: Dulcie Hollyock Room, Ground Floor, Baillieu Library.

Presenters: Dr Ruth Park-Jones, Kristian Causovski, Trent Hennessey.

 

Click here or more information about the session and to register for your spot; and view the full program here.


Open Access and the Research Literature: Retaining your Rights as an Author – Researcher@Library Week 2017

 

Researchers customarily hand over copyright in their research papers to publishers. However, the digital world offers new possibilities for authorial control in retaining, assigning and licensing copyright.  As funding agencies increase their commitment to Open Access (OA), authors need to better understand how to assert control. As part of the Researcher@Library Week 2017, this session will explore these issues in the context of the ARC’s revised OA policy and national and international developments aimed at the rapid extension of open access to the research literature.

 

Date: Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm

Venue: Singapore Theatre, Melbourne School of Design (Building 133)

Presenters: 

  • Dr. Virginia Barbour (Director, Australasian Open Access Strategy Group)
  • Justin Withers (Director, Research Policy and Integrity, Australian Research Council)
  • UoM academic – TBA
  • Stephen Cramond (Manager, Institutional Repository, Research and Collections)
  • Jenny McKnight (Research Consultant, Open Access, Research and Collections)

 

Click here or more information about the session and to register for your spot; and view the full program here.


Altmetrics and social media for artists (Southbank) – Researcher@Library Week 2017

Altmetrics can help you track the views, downloads and mentions of your published research outputs, online posts, videos and music. As part of Researcher@Library Week 2017, this session is aimed at academic staff and graduate researchers to assist in understanding what altmetrics are, how they are collected and measured, and how you can use and interpret them.  It will include tips on how you can improve your altmetrics using social media, and an overview of a selection of altmetrics tools that gather data from social media and other online sources.

 

Date: Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Time: 12:30pm – 1:30pm

Venue: The HUB IT Teaching Lab, Ground Floor, The HUB, Southbank (under Lenton Parr Library).

Presenters: Georgina Binns, Ruth McConchie.

 

Click here or more information about the session and to register for your spot; and view the full program here.


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