BONUS+ Unavailable 29th October, 2016

25 October, 2016

In conjunction with UON IT Maintenance outage on Saturday 29th October, 2016

BONUS+ will be unavailable due to a server migration
Please Note: No requesting will be available during this time period

Date: 29th October 2016
Time: 1:00 am – 6.00 am

Apologies for any inconvenience that may occur.

Open Access Week 24 – 30 October 2016

24 October, 2016

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Open Access Week  24 – 30 October 2016 

3 ways to get involved

  1. Self-Archive your publications during Open Access Week for your chance to win an iPad Mini!

To promote Open Access week the Library is offering UON staff and HDR students the chance to win an iPad Mini. Submit a full-text copy of your peer-reviewed manuscript (Final Accepted Version) to NOVA Open Access repository before midnight on 30th October 2016 and you will automatically be entered into the draw to win an iPad Mini.

  1. Deposit for the ARC and NHMRC Open Access Policy requirements

Open Access Week also provides the opportunity to highlight how the Library can assist authors to meet the requirements of the ARC and the NHMRC Open Access Policies.  The ARC and NHMRC require that any publication arising from their supported research projects must be deposited into an open access institutional repository and/or made available in another open access format within twelve months from the date of publication. The Library can help.

  1. Register for an ORCID

ORCID is an Open Researcher and Contributor ID providing researchers with a unique identifier and enabling you to distinguish yourself and your research activity.  Use of ORCID by researchers has increased significantly around the world and particularly within publication and publisher workflows.  Register for an ORCID via the NURO publications system.

Come to the Library’s ORCID Drop-in Session and staff will be available to assist you in registering for an ORCID and linking it to your UON affiliation via the NURO publications system.

ORCID Drop-in Session
When : Wednesday 26th October
Where : Auchmuty Library, Training Lab L267 (located in the AIC)
Time : 10.00 – 11.00 (No RSVP required)

For further information:

Alumni Awards and new online Alumni Resources Guide

20 October, 2016


Congratulations to all the Alumni award winners and finalists


To support our Alumni community world-wide the Library has created an Alumni Resources Guide detailing resources that UON Alumni can access. These include reviewed and selected e-resources such as databases, ejournals and ebooks chosen specifically for alumni.




The JAMA Network – Maintenance Notification, Friday, 21 October 2016

20 October, 2016

We wish to advise that the JAMA Network will be undergoing scheduled maintenance on Friday, 21 October 2016 between:

11:00:00 AM and 12:00 noon

A brief interruption of service, while unlikely, is possible during this maintenance window.

We apologise for the inconvenience this may cause.

UPDATE: Auchmuty Library Learning Lounge – Noise disruption extended

18 October, 2016

Noise issues: We have been advised that the concrete work and associated noise will occur on Wednesday 19th October between 5:00am and 8:00am and Thursday 20th October between 5:00am and 10:00am in the Auchmuty Library, level 3, Learning Lounge.

Access issues: On Wednesday 19th October between 7:00am and 11:00am the works will include dismantling and removing the scaffolding from site. Pedestrian and disabled access in front of the construction site will be blocked for approximately one hour during this period. It is recommended that staff and students with a disability access the library through the AIC entrance.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.


Throwback Thursday

13 October, 2016


When looking for some research material for assessments the Card Catalogue was the place to go.

Now however, if you are looking for material we suggest checking out the Library Catalogue, our Journal Databases by subject area or  Databases by title.

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If in doubt ask one of your friendly Librarians…



Stress Less Week: a guide to the best Library chill zones

11 October, 2016

Auchmuty Library Roof Garden – sun yourself or play chess


Do you live in the City? The CHIC Information Common has 24 hour access



The Huxley Library has quirky little spots to get away from it all!


Ourimbah Library has break out zones to help you relax from exam stress


Make yourself at home at the Port Macquarie Library