News and Upcoming Events for October 2023

Throughout 2023 at the end of each month the Scholarly Development (Research) team will provide a snapshot of relevant scholarly research support news and events for the coming month.

Researcher@Library webinars

After a wonderful year of webinars, our final sessions are coming up this October. After the webinar is completed, we provide a full set of closed caption recordings and slides to registrants – so make sure you register using the links below for any sessions you are interested in!

Click here to view the full Researcher@Library programme.

Research Outputs Workshops

These in-person workshops aim to equip you with skills to show your research impact and increase the discoverability of your research, especially if you are applying for ARC and NHMRC Industry Fellowship applications. Register using the links below for the HASS or STEM focused sessions:

Open Access Week 2023

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23-29 October is Open Access Week, which raises awareness about the importance of open, accessible, and equitable knowledge sharing.  This year’s theme is Community over Commercialisation, focusing on conversations about which approaches to open scholarship prioritise the best interests of the public and academic community, and which do not. Open Access Australasia is hosting a series of online events during OA Week on:

  • Using open access to build and strengthen communities;
  • Open access in book publishing;
  • Diamond open access journals; and
  • Creating spaces for Indigenous and Pacific led research and knowledges.

You can find out more and register for the events here.

Digital Skills Meet Ups: Digital Humanities

Digital Skills Meet Ups (DSMUs) provide opportunities to meet other researchers and staff working in digital skills, training and infrastructure. The meet ups start with a few short presentations from experts on the topic, then open for discussion and questions.

The next Digital Skills Meet Up will take on Friday 20 October 2023, with a focus on digital humanities, at the Digital Studio in Arts West. The DSMU will open with some short presentations from the Digital Studio, Petascale Campus and the HASS Taskforce, then open for discussion over light refreshments. Find out more and register your attendance here. 

Visualise Your Thesis 2023

Visualise Your Thesis (VYT) is an international programme that challenges graduate researchers to present their research in a 60-second audio-visual explainer.

This year, graduate researchers from 23 universities are participating in Visualise Your Thesis with videos that span the humanities, social sciences, performing arts, science, technology, engineering, agriculture and medicine. Each of the graduate researchers won their institution’s local VYT before progressing to the international programme.

From 02 October to 06 October, Trending on VYT will be taking place. The entrant who achieves the highest number of views for their video on the VYT Figshare repository will win a prize to recognise their popularity with the viewers. Check out the entries here, and share your favourite to boost their changes of winning.

The winners of this year’s VYT programme will be announced at the eResearch Australasia conference on 18 October, with the entries judged by Associate Professor Siouxsie Wiles and Dr David Phipps. Make sure you follow us on Twitter (X) @VisualiseThesis, connect with us on Linked In, and check the VYT website to find out the winners!

23 Research Things

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After a great start in August, 23 Research Things is already past its half-way point! The blog showcases a range of resources, tips and tools from University experts. Make sure you visit the 23 Research Things blog to check out the 18 Things that have been posted already this year, and subscribe to the mailing list so you don’t miss the last five Things.

Granger Amplified Exhibition

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Image description: a hallway-like exhibition space with projectors of lines on the side, and a wooden item on a platform. 

Grainger Amplified immerses the visitor in the world that Percy Grainger envisaged for his original displays from the 1930s to 1950s. These include collection materials from Grainger’s iconic ‘free music’ machines—both the originals and playable replicas—to items illustrating his life and times. Selections of the provocative collection formed by Percy Grainger are shown in bespoke display cases, specially commissioned by Grainger to fit the museum’s unusual layout. Visit the exhibition at the Grainger Museum, Gate 13, Royal Parade Parkville and find out more information, including opening hours, from the Grainger Museum website.

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