Current EBSCO database outage – 16 April 2015

16 April, 2015

We are currently unable to access EBSCO Databases or Newcat+ access to “Journal Articles”

The Library catalogue is still available.

EBSCO engineering teams are currently investigating the issue and will provide an update when more information is available.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause

University IT Maintenance – Saturday 18 April 2015

16 April, 2015

Due to IT maintenance the following University Library Systems may experience brief interruptions to services during the time period:

8.00am to 8.00pm on Saturday 18 April 2015.

Library catalogue (NEWCAT+)
Loans, renewals or requests
ejournals and ebooks
All staff Sierra modules

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Auchmuty Info Common urgent closure Midnight Thursday 16 April – 8:00am Friday 17th April

16 April, 2015

Auchmuty Information Common will close 12:00 Midnight Thursday 16 April and reopen 8:00am Friday 17th April.

Infrastructure and Facilities Services have advised the Library of an urgent power outage during the early morning of Friday 17th April 2015. All power and lighting in the Auchmuty Library and Information Common (AIC) will be affected.

The Auchmuty Information Common will close at 12:00 Midnight Thursday 16 April and reopen 8:00am Friday 17th April.

The Information Commons in the City (CHIC) and at Ourimbah (OIC) will remain open as normal.

We apologise for any inconvenience and thank you for your patience.

Database outage – DatAnalysis – Saturday, April 18, 2014

16 April, 2015

The database provider for DatAnalysis will be performing a test of their data centre infrastructure from Saturday, April 18, 2014

During the test,  there may be short periods of time in which you will not be able to access the product or tools and functionality.

The outage will take place from:

10.00pm Saturday 18th April until 10.00am on Sunday 19th April (AEST)

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause

Popular Entertainment Studies (Online journal) – New issue published

31 March, 2015


Volume 6, Issue 1, 2015 of Popular Entertainment Studies has now been published.

Congratulations to journal Editors Victor Emeljanow and Gillian Arrighi (School of Creative Arts, Faculty of Education and Arts) on another great issue.

The Library hosts Popular Entertainment Studies on our Online Journal System and we are pleased to provide continuing support for journal publication. Details of the latest issue copied below.


Popular Entertainment Studies

Vol 6, No 1 (2015)

Table of Contents:



Victor Emeljanow


‘A theatrical meteor’, Francis Nesbitt McCron (c.1808-1853) and his travels from the old world to the Australian colonies and the San Francisco goldfields

Janette Pelosi  

Parlour Conflagrations: Science and Special Effects in Amateur Theatricals Guidebooks

Eileen Curley

A contemporary history of circus arts in Buenos Aires, Argentina: the post-dictatorial resurgence and revaluation of circus as a popular art

Julieta Infantino             


Circus studies: where to next?

Gillian Arrighi

Library Easter Hours

31 March, 2015

2015#0003-easter-news-thumbnail All Libraries and Information commons are closed Good Friday 3rd April, Saturday 4th April and Sunday 5th April 2015.
For Monday 6th April and Tuesday 7th April please check the Library Hours as times for each Library may vary

Easter hours pdf

Seminars in Cultural Collections, Auchmuty Library

25 March, 2015



Seminars are held in Cultural Collections @ Auchmuty Library (Level 2, through AIC)

For updates follow Cultural Collections News

Semester One, 2015

2 April, 4pm
Sociology & Anthropology seminar – Nathan Emmerich, Queen’s University Belfast
  Is there any such thing as Research Ethics? Towards a Professional Ethics of Social Scientific Researchers.
Wednesday 15 April, 1pm
Special History seminar – Emily Manktelow, University of Kent
  Gossip and Empire.
Friday 24 April, 10am History seminar – Jan MacLeod – University of Newcastle
  “Within reach, beyond care: medical care during the Papuan (Kokoda) Campaign”
Thursday 30 April, 4pm
Religion, Marxism & Secularism seminar- Marion Maddox, Macquarie University

Bibles, Bells and Bloodshed: The fierce nineteenth-century struggles over Bible-reading in public schools, and what they meant for the shape of public education in the United States and elsewhere
Thursday 7 May, 4pm Sociology & Anthropology seminar – Emma Quilty, UoN
New Orleans Voodoo: A Discursive and Semiotic Exploration of a House of Voodoo
Friday 8 May, 10am History seminar – Matthew Lewis, UoN
  Sectarianism and IRA violence on the Irish border: Armagh-Louth, 1920–22.


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