Events & Training in October 2020


Looking for free online events this October? Here’s a selection of available training, and you can find more at the Library Research Training or News & Events pages.

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  • Endnote Online for Collaboration
    Monday 5 October, 1pm – 1.45pm (Book Now)
    Already familiar with Endnote? Did you know you can use Endnote Online to collaborate with your research colleagues? This session covers the basics of setting up researcher groups, sharing references and using MS Word to write collaboratively.
  • Zotero for Collaboration
    Wednesday 7 October, 1pm – 1.45pm (Book now)
    Join this session to learn how to set up researcher groups in Zotero, share references and use the Zotero plug-in for MS Word and Google Docs to write collaboratively.
  • Getting Started with Library Research
    Wednesday 14 October, 1pm – 2:30pm. Online. (Book now)
    Get an overview of key resources and services at the University Library for your research, and how best to find and use them. This orientation session is essential for graduate research students and academic staff who are new to the University of Melbourne.


Celebrate #OpenAccess Week (19 – 25 October 2020)

This Open Access Week, we’ll be featuring two webinars and inviting expert commentators to the Researcher@Library Blog to share insights on open access and the changing landscape of scholarly publishing. Researchers with University staff accounts can join the ongoing online conversation on the Unimelb Slack channel, #open_scholarship. Contact Dimity Flanagan ( for more information.

Webinar: Public Access and Your Thesis
Tuesday 20 October, 11am – 12pm (Book now)
An essential session for researchers completing their PhD or Masters by Research thesis. This webinar covers the benefits and considerations of public access publishing, as well as 3rd party copyright, and other key steps in preparing a thesis for the University’s Open Access Repository.   

Webinar: Open Access 101
Wednesday 21 October, 1pm – 2pm (Book now)
Access to research is a real problem, particularly for practitioners, policy makers and researchers at underfunded institutions. Find out how you can ensure wider access to your research through sharing preprints, exploring new publishing outlets and depositing in an open access repository. All University staff and students welcome. 

International Visualise Your Thesis Competition (VYT)

After a strong line up of 30+ entries this year, we announced our local VYT winner, Rose Macauley at the end of August. Rose and other local winners take to the international stage with judging and announcements happening in October. Winners set to be announced at the eResearch Australasia Conference (23 – 26 October), so keep an eye out on Library News & Events page or subscribe to Researcher@Library Blog for the reveal.

Tame the digital chaos with ‘File Management 101’

Thursday 22 October, 1pm – 2pm. Online. (Book now)
Using digital technologies effectively has become a mainstream requirement for the modern scholar. But how do you manage a tsunami of file formats, storage systems, metadata standards – not to mention the latest digital tools and cloud services – when all you want to do is focus on your research question? This webinar will help you get organised and start managing your files and information properly. Keep track of your data and become a more efficient researcher with these techniques on improving your file management.  

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