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Electronic Library Resources for Asian Studies – Researcher@Library 2017

As part of Researcher@Library Week 2017, this session will give an overview of the library’s collection of electronic resources of interest and relevance to staff and students working in Asian Studies and affiliated areas.

We will focus on exploring eBooks and databases, as well as showcasing specialist guides designed to help with finding these resources.

 

Date: Thursday, 24 August 2017

Time: 11:30am – 12:30pm

Venue: Level 2, Digital Studio, Arts West Building – Access via West Lift at rear of foyer. (Building 148)

Presenters: Xiaoju Liu (Chinese & Asian Studies Librarian) and Jen Eddy (Collection Profiling Librarian), University of Melbourne Library.

 

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


Research and the Cloud – Researcher@Library 2017

Did you know Melbourne Uni has one of the world’s largest IT clouds dedicated to research? Did you know this is part of the world’s second largest network of research clouds “Nectar” and you already have access? Cloud is IT infrastructure on demand, when you need it, and under your control. It can be used for data storage, but can also host servers, shared desktop computers with common software, more memory for big applications, and faster internet when needed. In this session as a part of Researcher@Library Week 2017, we’ll talk about how the cloud is being used, pitfalls and issues to be aware of, so come and ask questions about what’s possible and how it could advance your research.

 

Date: Thursday, 24 August 2017

Time: 10:00am – 11:00am

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

Presenters: 

  • Dr Lyle Winton (Manager Digital Scholarship and SCIP Platform Manager);
  • Lucy Davies (Records Manager, Legal & Risk);
  • Chris Stueven (Acting Records Analyst, Legal and Risk/Records and Compliance);
  • Bernard Meade (Head of Research Compute Services
, Research Platform Services); and
  • Martin Paulo (Software Developer, Research Platform Services).

 

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


Pitch Your Thesis. ePoster Competition Awards event – Researcher@Library Week 2017

Being able to communicate complex research to a general audience is a valuable skill to develop. University of Melbourne graduate researchers showcase their research at this event which takes the ‘classic’ conference poster to the next level.

Join us for refreshments as Professor Dick Strugnell (Pro Vice Chancellor, Graduate and International Research), Associate Professor Inger Mewburn (Thesis Whisperer) and Simon Clews (Melbourne Engagement Lab, Melbourne CSHE) and announce the winners of the ePoster Competition at the award event on Wednesday 23 August 2017, 4:00-5:00pm. Bookings are essential for this event as places are limited.

 

Date: Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Time: 4:00pm – 5:00pm

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

Presenters: Professor Dick Strugnell (Pro Vice Chancellor, Graduate and International Research),  Associate Professor Inger Mewburn (Thesis Whisperer) and Simon Clews (Melbourne Engagement Lab, Melbourne CSHE).

 

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


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.


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