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Library and Information Week aims to raise the profile of libraries and information service professionals in Australia and gives libraries and information services the opportunity to showcase their resources, facilities, events, contacts and services.
To celebrate, Deakin University Library has launched an Instagram profile.
We look forward to being able to share some great images with you, of our spaces, our staff, our resources and services as well as Library events during your time at Deakin and beyond!
You can follow us @deakinlibrary on Instagram now!
You spoke and we’ve listened. During our recent Search upgrade we received valuable feedback from our staff and students. As a result of your feedback, you’ll notice that our Search box now has a Catalogue search option.
Why do we have this option?
While Library Search is great for discovery and getting quick and easy access to a huge range of articles, we understand that sometimes you want to find books or journals that have short, common titles.
In these instances you should try the Catalogue search option. By choosing this tab, you’ll be searching just the Library catalogue – in other words, just books, DVDs, and journals. Because the size of the database you are searching is a lot smaller, those hard to find journals or books are found easily.
You can also quickly narrow your search using some of the traditional options, like keyword, title, author and subject.
Benefits of using the Catalogue search option:
When is Library Search a better option?
A warm welcome to students starting their study in Trimester 1, we also welcome back students returning to study at this time.
If you are new to Deakin or just new to the Library, it’s never too late to take a Library tour during the first few weeks of the Trimester, at any campus. On a tour you’ll learn about all of our important library services and spaces, meet our friendly and expert staff and discover where to go to get more information. If you can’t come to campus don’t forget to check us out at deakin.edu.au/library.
Library tours will be offered from the signed tour point in the Library foyer.
Orientation Week, weeks 1, 2 and 3 - Monday 3 March to Friday 28 March.
Between 10 am - 4 pm, a tour commences every 20 minutes.
Between 4 pm – 7 pm tours offered on demand, please ask at the library service desk.
Library tours will be offered from the signed tour point in the Library foyer.
Orientation Week, weeks 1 and 2 - Monday 3 March to Friday 21 March.
Rover lead tours are available between 10 am and 2 pm. Outside of these hours, tours are available by request.
Library tours will be offered from the entrance to the Library.
Orientation Week, week 1 and week 2 - Monday 3 March to Friday 21 March.
Between 10 am - 2 pm, a tour commences every 30 minutes. Outside these hours, tours will be offered on demand.
Library tours will be conducted as part of the Jumpstart program in Orientation Week.
Library tours will also be offered on demand. Please ask at the information service desk.
Monday 3 March – Friday 7 March - between 10 am and 2 pm.
Look out for Student Rovers in the Library wearing bright red T-shirts that say ‘I’m here to help’.
You can ask the rovers any question about the library or accessing CloudDeakin, using Deakin email or language and learning services. If they don’t have the answer, they will find someone who can help! And being Deakin students themselves, they have lots of great tips!
Our simple, streamlined menu offers comprehensive access to a wide range of Library resources.
Deakin students and staff can find articles, books, videos, unit material, databases and more using the same search via our discovery interface, Discover More.
All the results are interfiled and relevancy ranked together, and feature clear and obvious Request and BONUS+ buttons, along with links to e-resources such as e-books and articles:
Not sure which database to use? Our new Database recommender feature suggests relevant databases based on your keywords:
Make use of our handy Research Starters, designed to assist the research process by providing authoritative summary articles for popular topics:
Looking for unit-related material such as recommended texts, exam papers, readers or study guides?
Type in your unit code then select from the list to get quick access to the material you need:
More options menu
Access to our A-Z databases and journals lists, and to the Library resource guides are close at hand via the More options button.
You can also use the various options to apply pre-limits to your search:
This is just the start. Our Discover More interface will continue to evolve and improve, so look out for new features and functionality over the coming weeks and months.
Feedback, comments or queries?
We would love to hear what you think of our new menu and interface.
You can provide feedback in two ways:
Located just inside the entrance of the Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus Library is a learning space that’s open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week; even when the University itself is closed!
Equipped with a range of features, including:
This space has everything you need in order to focus your studies, all in Wi-Fi-connected and secure surroundings. You can use the space to get access to over 330,000 e-books, a great range of streaming video and other online resources, available at any time.
The area has a range of comfortable couches and study spaces, food and drink vending machines and hot/cold water facilities, so you can stay relaxed and focussed. The Library Café is close by, with new extended hours starting in Trimester 1.
So come along, grab a coffee and explore the Library’s 24/7 learning space.
On Wednesday 12 and Thursday 13 February the Library will offer a live preview of our new discovery menu and search interface.
Features of the new menu
The simple, streamlined menu features an easy-to-use interface that offers a comprehensive search of Library resources:
Discover More now has a number of new features, including:
Usage of the new interface will be tracked and monitored throughout Trimester 1 and a thorough evaluation will be undertaken, at which time feedback will be analysed, issues addressed and adjustments made.
Let us know what you think!
We would love to hear what you think of our new menu and interface. You can provide feedback in two ways:
The new interface is set to go live permanently on Friday 21 February.
The Library is pleased to announce the new-look DRO website is now live.
DRO, the University's research repository, has re-designed its site, consistent with the Library’s website, covering both new information pages and the DRO interface.
We've made some great improvements, including:
We hope you enjoy the improvements and we look forward to hearing your feedback.
The latest upgrade to Library Search brings with it a number of improvements that will make searching, finding and accessing resources easier.
What are the new features?
Can't view the new features?
You may need to refresh your browser. Please try:
Please Contact the Library if you have any further queries.
We trust you will enjoy the new functionality that the latest release brings!
Here at Deakin University Library, we’re always looking for innovative and effective ways to improve what we do, to help shape the services available to staff, students and the community. We conduct a biannual survey to gauge your feedback and we use these results to look for ways to improve what we do.
Below is a snapshot of the things that are most important to you, as well as the things we have made efforts to improve already to make your Library better!
Do you still have feedback? We’re always open to hear from you regarding our services and resources, so feel free to contact us to let us know your feedback, in the way that best suits you.
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