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Wimmera library: semester break opening hours

Friday 12 April 2019

Please be advised that the Wimmera Library will have changed staffed opening hours for the week commencing 15 April. The hours will be as follows: - Monday 15 April: closed - Tuesday 16 April: open 12 (midday) - 5:00pm - Wednesday 17 April: open 9:00am - 2:00pm - Thursday 18 April" closed - Friday 19 April: closed (Good Friday public holiday)

FedUni Library catalogue outage on Friday 29 March

Wednesday 27 March 2019

Due to scheduled system maintenance, the FedUni Library catalogue will be unavailable on Friday 29 March from 4:30am - 8:30am. Access to QuickSearch will not be affected.

The Age, Financial Review and SMH available online via the Library

Thursday 7 March 2019

The Library has negotiated a subscription to a database that contains the newspapers The Age, Financial Review and the Sydney Morning Herald. The papers are displayed on screen as they would look physically, and are searchable via keyword.

Are you recommending Library ebooks to your students?

Thursday 7 March 2019

With the beginning of first semester, the Library would like to remind academic staff that if they are using an ebook available via the Library as a recommended information source, to please let the Library know, either at a service point, or via acquisitions@federation.edu.au

Using Course Readings - did you know? #1

Friday 1 March 2019

Course Readings has two ways your students can access the reading in Moodle: Through the Course Readings tool you add as an activity which shows all the readings; and through links you place throughout the course from the editing toolbar to specific readings. Wherever you see the editing toolbar, look for the Course Readings icon, and place a lin...

Library opening hours for Semester 1, 2019

Friday 22 February 2019

Following an extensive analysis of student inquiries and use of spaces throughout 2018, the Library is implementing some changes to Library Opening Hours for 2019. In response to student feedback, we are time-shifting our staffed Library hours to open earlier at some sites and to extend weekend openings. While our staffed spaces will close earlier, our popular after hours spaces ...

FedUni Library catalogue outage from 5.30pm on Thursday 21 February

Wednesday 20 February 2019

Due to scheduled system maintenance, the FedUni Library catalogue will be unavailable between 5:30pm Thursday 21st to 9:00am Friday 22nd February 2019.

Course Readings Available in Moodle

Thursday 7 February 2019

The new Course Readings service is now available. If you used the Library’s eReadings Service in 2018 or you'll be making digitised book excerpts, chapters or journal articles available to students in 2019, the information below is important.

TAFE - Build your computer skills classes

Friday 1 February 2019

TAFE – Build your computer skills classes The Library is hosting computer skills classes for TAFE students at SMB, Mt Helen and Wimmera campuses between 5 February and 22 February 2019. These hands-on computer skills classes cover: Navigating the FedUni website How to log in to FedUni TAFE email account

SMB library: temporary closure

Tuesday 22 January 2019

Please be advised that staff from the Library will be attending training sessions on Wednesday 23 January. The main area of the SMB library will be closed on Wednesday 23 Jan. The the after-hours space will be available all day, accessible using swipe-card access via the entrance on the west side. The main library will reopen at 9am on Thursday 24 Jan. The Mt Helen, Gippsla...

New guide to Delivering teaching materials - A copyright guide

Wednesday 16 January 2019

You can make use of loads of great content available through the Library and online in your course without infringing copyright.  There are some simple guidelines to follow that we outline in the attached summary tool - Delivering Teaching Materials: a quick copyright guide.  Also, keep an eye out for information about the new Course Readings tool in Moodle and the L...

ORCiD webinars

Monday 7 January 2019

Webinar: Linking your ORCiD If you have an ORCiD identifier but haven’t yet linked it to your other identifiers (Scopus, PLOS, etc.) or you need to link a research grant this webinar is for you. Webinars will be held at, 3pm Tuesday the 15th of January 10am Wednesday the 23rd of January To reserve your place register

Webinar: Linking your ORCiD

Wednesday 5 December 2018

If you have an ORCiD identifier but haven’t yet linked it to your other identifiers (Scopus, PLOS, etc.) or you need to link a research grant, this webinar is for you. Webinars will be held at, 12pm Friday the 14th of December 11am Monday the 17th of December 3pm Tuesday the 15th of January 10am Wednesday the 23...

Library planning days - Monday 3 Dec and Tuesday 4 Dec

Sunday 2 December 2018

Please be advised that staff from the Library will be attending Planning Sessions on Monday 3 Dec and Tuesday 4 Dec. During this time, the SMB and Wimmera libraries will be closed; the Mt Helen, Gippsland and Berwick libraries will be open from 9 am - 5pm. Assistance will also be available via  phone 1300 552 567 or via online chat or email at

Now open - Library Survey

Wednesday 31 October 2018

Have your say and help shape your Library at FedUni! In 2016 you told us how the library could improve and we listened – we created new after-hours study spaces and group study rooms, redesigned the library website, increased the number of online resources, and more. We'd love to hear what you have to say about your library today, so we can continue to improve your...

After-hours learning space at SMB Library

Tuesday 30 October 2018

SMB Library is now open from 7am to 10pm, seven days a week throughout the year. A new entrance to the west annex of the SMB Library provides FedUni students and staff with swipe-card access to this area: Mon-Fri   7am - 9am Mon-Fri   5pm - 10pm Sat-Sun  7am - 10pm The SMB Main Library entrance operates...

HDR Webinar Week

Wednesday 24 October 2018

To celebrate the launch of FedUni.figshare, the Library is pleased to offer a week of webinars for HDRs and researchers. Getting Started with FedUni.figshare. (Monday 29 Oct. 2.30 - 3.15) Never worry again about that USB that has your research data because FedUni.Figshare has you covered. Come and find out how easy it is to use, as well as comply with any fund...

Getting Started With FedUni.figshare Webinars

Wednesday 24 October 2018

Get started, and find out about FedUni.figshare FedUni.figshare is a new easy-to-use online repository, that helps you comply with any funding requirements for your research data, to make it findable, shareable and citable.  Never worry again about that USB that has your research data, because FedUni.figshare has you covered.  Approx. 45 minutes.

Illegal uploading of educational content to 'note-sharing' sites

Friday 19 October 2018

‘Note-sharing’ sites have been set up around the world.  StuDocu in the Netherlands and Course Hero in the US are particularly active.  They encourage students to upload content related to educational courses and offer the students incentives for this action. In doing so, students expose themselves to potential legal repercussions if they are not the rights holder of the cont...

Uploading Federation University content to 'note-sharing' sites

Friday 19 October 2018

‘Note-sharing’ sites encourage students to upload content related to educational courses and offer the students incentives for this action. Be aware  that you expose yourself to legal repercussions if you upload content without holding the rights to that content.  You expose yourself to student disciplinary action for copyright infringement and for receiving payment for uploa...

Coming soon Library Survey

Wednesday 17 October 2018

Have your say and help shape your Library at FedUni! In 2016 you told us how the Library could improve and we listened – we created new after-hours study spaces and group study rooms, redesigned the library website, increased the number of online resources, and more. We'd love to hear what you have to say about the Library again in 2018, so we can continue to impro...

Treasures from the FedUni Historical Collection on display

Friday 5 October 2018

Victoria celebrates History Week from 7 to 14 October 2018 and FedUni Mt Helen Campus is a venue. Treasures from the FedUni Historical Collections will be on display at the Geoffrey Blainey Research Centre, each weekday morning during History Week (and at other times by appointment).

Great Book Swap at your campus Library

Monday 27 August 2018

Help raise $300,000 to buy 30,000 books for Indigenous children in remote communities. Our campus Libraries are hosting the “Great Book Swap” once again this year, to raise money for the Indigenous Literacy Foundation. Date: 3-7 September 2018 Place: all Fed...

eBooks as texts - Library advice

Tuesday 31 July 2018

With the beginning of second semester, the Library would like to remind academic staff that if they are using an ebook available via the Library as a recommended information source, to please let the Library know, either at a service point, or via acquisitions@federation.edu.au

After-hours learning space at SMB Library, Ballarat

Tuesday 31 July 2018

From Monday 30 July, the SMB Library will be available from 7am to 10pm, seven days a week. A new entrance to the west annex of the SMB Library now provides FedUni students and staff with swipe-card access to this area: Mon-Fri   7am - 9am Mon-Fri   5pm - 10pm Sat-Sun  7am - 10pm The SMB Main Library en...

Changes to Australian copyright legislation

Friday 22 June 2018

Amendments were made to the Copyright Act in 2017, which covered four key areas: Part VA and VB statutory licences were repealed and replaced with a single streamlined licence s113P. S113P statutory licence allows us to make limited...

Local University copyright service

Wednesday 30 May 2018

On June 1, 2018, the University copyright service will transition from being provided by the Copyright Office of Swinburne University of Technology to a service managed by FedUni Library in conjunction with Legal Services.

Promoting children's literacy and learning

Tuesday 22 May 2018

National Simultaneous Storytime is on Wednesday, 23rd May, 2018 at 11 am.  Now in its 18th year, National Simultaneous Storytime is an annual campaign run by the Australian Library and Information Association, encouraging more young Australians to read and enjoy books. This year’s book is Hickory Dickory Dash written by Tony Wils...

Promoting children's literacy and learning

Monday 14 May 2018

National Simultaneous Storytime is coming to a campus library near you! Wednesday, 23rd May, 2018 at 11 am.  Five FedUni campus libraries are hosting National Simultaneous Storytime in May; joining the 767,000 participants across Australia who are enrolled in this year’s event. Now in its 18th year, National Simultaneous Storytime is an a...

Berwick Lunchbox - Research series

Tuesday 1 May 2018

Calling all researchers and interested parties! Come along to a pilot lunchtime series and hear conversations with researchers across all disciplines about their field of study and expertise. The series will feature both senior and emerging researchers, as well as HDR students. It is open to all on campus. Please BYO lunch.