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Course Coordinators - Copyright review of teaching content and advice 

Monday 1 June 2020

Now is the time to review your semester two Moodle course to ensure copyright compliance and check links in preparation for teaching.  It is the responsibility of Course Coordinators and teaching staff to ensure Copyright compliance on Moodle courses, including when the course has been ‘inherited’. Infringing copyright or commercial database lice...

Research data management webinar

Monday 1 June 2020

There's still time to register for Research data management: The Federation context.  Come along at 12 pm on Wednesday 3 June to learn how to find, create, use and store research data in line with Federation Research Data Management Policy and Procedure. All researchers are welcome. Book in for this session and browse the full series of we...

Research data management webinar

Thursday 28 May 2020

Research data management: The Federation context is the next in the Library's series of webinars for researchers and HDRs.

Education student delights audience at NSS

Wednesday 27 May 2020

Federation Library was thrilled to celebrate National Simultaneous Storytime on Wednesday 27 May by Zoom connection with the Federation Children’s Centres. Many thanks to education student Teigan, who read this year's story, Whitney and Britney Chicken Divas, written and illustrated by Lucinda Gifford, and sang two songs with the children. You can see pics from the session on th...

Metrics and Incites webinar - Wed 20 May

Tuesday 19 May 2020

There's still time to register for Metrics and Incites webinar at 12.00 pm on Wednesday, May 20. In this 45-minute session find out how to use Incites to benchmark and track your research performance.

Metrics and Incites research webinar

Monday 18 May 2020

Don't miss out on the Metrics and Incites research webinar on Wednesday 20 May at 12pm. In this 45-minute session find out how to use Incites to benchmark and track your research performance.

Library research webinars

Friday 15 May 2020

The Library is offering a series of webinars for researchers and HDRs. We will be kicking off on Wednesday 20 May at 12pm, with Metrics and Incites. In this 45-minute session find out how to use Incites to benchmark and track your research...

Library services open for business

Thursday 30 April 2020

The Library buildings may be closed but Library staff are here to help! InfoPoint staff are available via chat or email at https://libanswers.federation.edu.au or via phone at 1300 552 567. Hours are 8.30-5.30 Mon-Fri and 1.00-4.00pm Sat-Sun. The Library is posting out books, and you can return them via Reply Paid post. Cho...

Returning Library items

Wednesday 29 April 2020

The Library is aware that postage may take a bit longer at the moment. As such, you won’t be penalised for returned items that are delayed by the post or sitting in a returns chute on campus. Once your item is received, it will be checked-in and any demerits reviewed.

Online InfoPoint Services 25-27 April

Thursday 23 April 2020

The Online InfoPoint will be open for Library and general queries on Sunday 26 April from 1.00-4.00pm. InfoPoint staff are available via chat or email at https://libanswers.federation.edu.au, or via phone at 1300 552 567.

On-campus access to computers, Wi-Fi and study facilities

Thursday 23 April 2020

An on-campus learning and study space is now available for students to use at Berwick, Brisbane, Gippsland, Mt Helen, SMB and Wimmera campuses. The university is providing these spaces in response to requests received from students who need ongoing access to computer and Wi-Fi facilities for their online studies. 

Library drop-ins online

Wednesday 22 April 2020

The Library is hosting online drop-in sessions for students during the break in the Online Transition Moodle shell. From 11am-12pm get help from a librarian on questions like: Researching for an assessment Referencing Finding eBooks We'll be using an Adobe Connect classroom, so we can screen shares while we...

Coronavirus research database

Monday 6 April 2020

The Library is providing access, via Proquest, to the Coronavirus Research Database.  Including coverage of the COVID-19 outbreak, this database curates openly available content related to coronaviruses since 2004, and ongoing. It includes thousands of open-access articles from the world’s leading publishers as well as current research from pre-print repositories s...

Temporary access to additional library material

Thursday 2 April 2020

The Library has been offered temporary access to a range of additional material for a limited period of time during the COVID-19 pandemic. This material has been provided free of charge by publishers for a short period (some to the end of May, some to the end of June).

Moving to online-only content- Library and copyright options

Wednesday 25 March 2020

Moving to online course and teaching delivery may require some lateral thinking with your Library content, especially if you have relied on hard copy content previously.   Questions might include:  a.) How do I source an eBook for institutional use? b.) Can I add content straight from the web? c.) What are Open Educati...

Teaching staff - How Course Readings can help you transition your Moodle course to online delivery

Tuesday 24 March 2020

In moving to fully online teaching, the Library's Course Readings team can assist you in providing extra online learning and teaching resources to your students. The Library has access to over 200,000 eBooks and the vast majority of our academic journals and now available as eJournals. The Library also has access to streaming videos in many academic disciplines.  This means that...

InfoPoint news: Pop-ups now closed

Thursday 19 March 2020

The pop-up InfoPoints at Berwick, Gippsland and Mt Helen campuses have now closed. The one-stop InfoPoint Service is still available within all campus libraries and via our virtual enquiries services (phone 1300 552 567; online chat or email at https://libanswers.federation.edu.au/).

Mt Helen Library staff reunion: Postponed

Thursday 19 March 2020

We regret to advise that we are postponing the  E.J. Barker Library 50th anniversary reunion, previously scheduled for 1 May. This is in response to the most recent official advice regarding public gatherings.  We are very disappointed not to be able to go ahead as planned, and are keen to reschedule to a date later in 2020.

Submitting Course Readings

Wednesday 18 March 2020

For teaching staff who are submitting Course Readings lists using the Course Readings Submission Form on the Library's website, please note that it is currently issuing an error message on submission of the form, however, you will receive an email to say tha...

Copyright tips for online learning

Wednesday 18 March 2020

Online Learning presents some questions about using copyright material, such as:  Can I link to a YouTube video? How can I make a textbook available to my students online? I am recording my lecture, can I include the video I play in class?    These resources can help you find the answ...

New MyLibrary! app

Wednesday 18 March 2020

Federation University Library has launched MyLibrary! - a free app you can use to manage your Library account on your mobile phone or tablet. MyLibrary! lets you search, request and renew Library items. You can also access the Library's social media channels for updates on news and events. The app stores a digital copy of your Federation ID barcode which you can use...

new MyLibrary! app

Wednesday 11 March 2020

Federation University Library has launched MyLibrary! - a free app you can use to manage your Library account on your mobile phone or tablet. MyLibrary! lets you search, request and renew Library items. You can also access the Library's social media channels for updates on news and events. The app stores a digital copy of your Federation ID barcode which you can use...

InfoPoint: Now open on your campus

Wednesday 4 March 2020

New InfoPoints are now open in all campus libraries. Library staff are providing a one-stop enquiry service to all commencing and returning students, staff and visitors. We've been open for 10 days now, and so far our pop-up InfoPoints have answered more than 1500 queries and resolved 80% of them on the spot. Our customers are very satisfied too, giving us a 4.9/5.0 star...

Course Readings in Moodle not opening in Internet Explorer

Monday 2 March 2020

If you currently use Internet Explorer as your internet browser then you need to be aware that Course Readings links in Moodle are not opening when clicked on from within Internet Explorer. Instead you will experience an error message saying your session has expired. Federation University suggests you switch your internet browser to Google Chrome and you will be able to access the Course Readings ...

new MyLibrary! app

Monday 24 February 2020

Federation University Library is launching MyLibrary! - a free app you can use to manage your Library account on your mobile phone or tablet. MyLibrary! lets you search, request and renew Library items. You can also access the Library's social media channels for updates on news and events. The app stores a digital copy of your Federation ID barcode which you can use to b...

IET has landed

Monday 17 February 2020

The Library is providing access to material from the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET). The content includes IET ebooks, and access to IETtv. There are over 600 IET ebooks accessible to staff and students, with content ranging from energy engineering, management of technology, robotics and sensors, computing, and more. IET ebooks are accessible via the Library Catalogue,...

A copyright guide for course teaching materials

Wednesday 12 February 2020

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, you can submit requests for content to be digitised by the 

Updating your Moodle shell for Semester 1? The Library can help

Sunday 9 February 2020

Now that you have your Moodle shells up and running for Semester 1, it's time to collate your readings for your course and send them through to Course Readings or fill in the Course Readings Submission Form.  We ca...

Library Planning Day - 5 Feb 2020 - All libraries open

Monday 3 February 2020

All Library staff will be participating in an important Library Planning Day at RMIT University, Melbourne on Wednesday 5 February 2020. All libraries will be open on the day for their usual summer hours  with library services delivered by trained casual staff.   While the mai...

SMB library: temporary closure

Sunday 2 February 2020

The main area of the SMB library will be closed from 2pm on Monday 2 February. The the after-hours space will be available from 2-5pm, accessible using swipe-card access via the entrance on the west side.