Library Essentials

22 July, 2016

We have another digital home – find us in Blackboard!

Blackboard has saved the best link for last…Library Essentials.

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The Library Essentials link takes you to our Blackboard resources page.

blackboard resources


Book a Librarian, Chat, Catalogue access and more can be found here.


Database downtime: ProQuest EBL and Ebook Central – Sunday 24th July, 4.00AM until Sunday 24th July, 7.00AM

22 July, 2016

Please be advised that the ProQuest EBL and Ebook Central platforms will be undertaking scheduled maintenance.

The maintenance is scheduled to begin on:

Sunday 24th July from 4:00am and will last for approximately 3 hours.

During this time ProQuest EBL and Ebook Central will be unavailable.

The downtime will not affect the ebrary platform.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

ORCID connecting Research and Researchers

19 July, 2016
2016#0047-orcid-ss-1920x1080.jpgORCID is an Open Researcher and Contributor ID providing researchers with a unique identifier and enabling you to distinguish yourself and your research activity.The global use of ORCID as an identifier in the research workflow is rapidly increasing with uptake by publishers, funding bodies and professional associations around the world.  The inclusion of ORCID within publication and grant submission workflows is growing and will ultimately support recognition of your work as well as create connections to your research and professional activities. Register for an ORCID now.

UON Orientation Library tours

15 July, 2016


Orientation for semester two is almost here!

Stop in and take one of our library tours – days and times are listed below.


Wednesday 20th July 2016

Central Coast Campus  *Noon to 2:00 pm (as part of campus tours)

Ourimbah Library – Please wait in the OIC level 1

*Other tour times can be arranged.  If you have a group of 5 people or more, see the Library staff in the Service Zone.


Thursday 21st July 2016

Callaghan Campus  *11.30 am and 2.30 pm

  • Auchmuty Library – Please wait in the foyer, level 3
  • Huxley Library – Please meet in the foyer, level A

*Tours can be arranged outside of the listed times. If you have a group of 5 people or more, see the Library staff in the Service Zone.


More information can be found at Library Orientation tours and for University resources check out the Getting Started page.

Voices of the Hunter Launch

6 July, 2016

Cultural Collections, UON Library

VOTHLaunch_Page_1About the Project

From the 1970s to the 1990s, Jack Delaney interviewed a large number of people in the Hunter Valley in his quest to record local history. These folk were from many different backgrounds and occupations and their stories provide a vivid social history of the 20th century in our part of the world.

A team from Cultural Collections in the University of Newcastle Library has been working closely with the Coalfields Heritage Group at Kurri Kurri with funding from the Coal & Allied Community Development Fund to digitise Jack’s cassette tapes and make them available to the world. Click here to find out more.

About the Launch

We are seeking out families and descendants of the interviewees (click here for a list) to be recognised at the event.

Date & time: Thursday 21 July 2016, 12 noon-2pm.

Brian J. Andrews, OAM will be giving a short talk…

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3 July, 2016


The theme of NAIDOC week this year is Songlines: The Living narrative of our nation. This theme was chosen as Songlines are seen as imperative in helping to preserve Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural practices. Songlines or Dreaming tracks have been passed down for thousands of years and have provided cultural connections amongst Aboriginal peoples from all over Australia.

Songlines form an extensive network of  ‘invisible’ tracks or shared cultural pathways that crisscross Australia and link language groups. Each language group is responsible for different parts of a Songline.  These Dreaming tracks trace the journeys of ancestral spirits as they created the land, animals and lores. They describe travel and trade routes, the location of waterholes and the presence of food.  These connections to knowledge, customs and ceremony are recorded in traditional songs, stories, dance and art.

Celebrate NAIDOC week by learning more about Songlines and check out (library pun) one of our Kanopy videos from the CAAMA Anthropology Collection during the term break –

  •  Green Bush – a “powerful short drama” from the CAAMA Collection by Warwick Thornton (director of Samson and Delilah).  The film centers around Indigenous radio announcer and DJ, Kenny.   Thornton based the film on his own experiences as a radio DJ.  The film won Best Short Film, Panorama Section at the Berlin Film Festival and was also entered in the Sundance Film Festival competition.

Green Bush

What is your Zombie Survival Plan for 2/7/16?

30 June, 2016


LOOK BEHIND YOU!  After experiencing International Zombie Awareness Month  in May, IT Services is conducting a Disaster Recovery Exercise on Saturday 2 July between 8.00am – 5.00pm to prepare for the zombie apocalypse.

Library systems NOT available for the duration of the day:

  • Borrowing library items
  • Library databases (eBooks and eJournals) – ENCORE
  • Library fine payments
  • Library Websites
  • Library catalogue – NewCat+
  • NOVA and NURO
  • Bonus+
  • Get it
  • Article Reach
  • Staff printing
  • UON wifi

Library systems that will experience an extended outage (from 1 minute of downtime up to, but not including the full exercise duration):

  • Student Printing/Copying

Systems that will experience brief intermittent outages (session loss only or less than a minute of downtime):

  • UONline (Blackboard and Turnitin)

Please visit the IT Service Portal or our Library Disaster Recovery Guide  for more information and updates.


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