TiNA festival E-Lit, Zines and more….

This is Not Art festival kicks off on the 28th September and this year’s program features extravagant singalongs, performance lectures, blogging, poetry, gaming, cartooning, a spelling bee, dance, roving artist talks, witchcraft, drama, comedy, song writing and more.

E-Lit Reading
Whether it be twine game, chatbot, or hypertext poetry, these artists discuss the limitation, provocation and potential of digital meaning-making.

What the Spewcastle?!?!
Penis towers, obelisks, lighthouses like chess piece rooks … a theme is emerging. Poets and writers scour Newcastle’s streets, creating pieces on the urban landscape before our very eyes.

Zine Fair
Drop in and pick up the latest zines from around Australia and check out all that’s groovin’ DIY style.


Children’s Book Week display at Huxley

The Children’s Book Council of Australia have announced this year’s winners. See Book of Year Winners 2016


Books are chosen in the following categories:

  • Older Readers
  • Younger Readers
  • Early Childhood
  • Picture Book of the Year
  • The Eve Pownall Award for Information Books

The Huxley Library staff have put up a great display with all the winning books available to view.

Come in and have a look …

ORCID Drop-In sessions

2016#0047-orcid-news-164x133.jpgDrop into the Library and learn more about ORCID

ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor Identifier) is a unique identifier which identifies an author‘s publications and research activity and disambiguates from other authors with similar names. An ORCID enables a researcher to distinguish themselves and their research outputs and travels with a researcher throughout their career and across organisations, institutions and countries.  ORCID is being adopted around the world by publishers, research organisations and research funding bodies.  This will assist with creating automatic linkage between a researcher and their publications, dataset, grants, patents and other author IDs.

UON has joined the Australian ORCID Consortium and as an ORCID Member Organisation are encouraging UON researchers to register for an ORCID which can then be included in submission of publications to a publisher, in research grants, CVs, web profiles, etc.

Drop-in Sessions

The Auchmuty Library has three upcoming drop-in sessions:

Dates : 27th July, 5th August, 12th August
Time : 10.00 am – 11.00 am
Venue : Auchmuty Library, LAB L267 in the AIC
RSVP : Not required.

Ourimbah Campus ORCID session in the Library:

Friday 5th August 10:00 am- 11:00 am in TL 1 (Upper level of the Library)
Friday 12th August 1:00 pm- 2:00 pm in TL 1 (Upper level of the Library)

The drop-in sessions are informal and will provides help with:

  • registering for an ORCID via NURO
  • linking/authorising an ORCID via NURO (if you already have an ORCID)
  • managing an ORCID profile and add additional information (at the orcid.org site)
  • linking a ORCID to other Author IDS

More information and help is available from the Library

Contact :  Email Vicki Picasso or telephone 49218561.

Improvements to 24/7 Information Commons

In our last Library survey you told us you wanted more  group study rooms available at night as well as more quiet and silent study spaces.  So we’ve extended the Auchmuty Information Commons to make this happen.

The Auchmuty Information Common now has an extra:

  • 3 group study rooms available 24/7
  • 32 extra quiet/silent study spaces
  • Course Readings collection which includes:
    • Holds and BONUS+ items for pickup
    • English Learners collection
    • Self-check machine (Check out and check in)
    • Photocopier, print & scanning
    • 5 individual study spaces

Did you know the University of Newcastle Library has the longest opening hours of any University in Australia? Our Information Commons  are open 24/7 throughout semester.

For all spaces please check the Library Hours  for changes during the mid-year recess and summer break.

Library Tours start today!

The Library is an important resource that you’ll use regularly while at Uni. There are extensive book and journal collections, as well as a range of online resources and services.

Library tours run in O-Week and the first few of weeks of each semester and provide an introduction to the services and study spaces available. For dates and times of tours at the various library locations visit the Library Tours page.


Open Access Week 19 – 25 October 2015


Win an iPad and have a coffee on us!

In support of Open Access week the Library is offering all UoN staff and RHD students the chance to win an iPad. Submit a copy of your full text peer-reviewed manuscript (Final Accepted Version) to NOVA before midnight on 25th October 2015 and you will automatically be entered into the draw to win an iPad. You will also receive a coffee voucher which can be redeemed at the cafes in the Auchmuty, Huxley, or Ourimbah Libraries. You can also advise us if you prefer to redeem your voucher at another UoN campus.

What is Open Access Week?

Open Access provides a way to promote broader access to academic research outputs for scholars, students, professionals and the general public. Open Access is immediate, free of charge, online access to research articles via the internet. Open Access Week is an opportunity to promote the benefits of OA to our research community. One significant way in which authors can participate is to self-archive copies of their peer-reviewed manuscripts (Final Accepted Version) into the University’s institutional repository, NOVA. A large number of UoN staff and RHD students are currently actively archiving copies of their journal articles and conference papers and making these available online via open access in NOVA. The Library would like to encourage more UoN authors to self-archive their work and to learn more about the benefits of open access.

Please submit your peer-reviewed manuscripts (Final Accepted Version) to: nova@newcastle.edu.au


What should I send to NOVA?,
Send a copy of your peer-reviewed manuscript (Final Accepted version) for each/any of your publications. Please note: this is not the publisher’s PDF version of your work.

How do I send a copy of my manuscript (final accepted version) to NOVA?
Send a copy of the full-text of your journal or conference publication, etc via email to nova@newcastle.edu.au

Can I send the publisher version of my work?
A large number of academic publishers, as the copyright owner, allow the author’s peer-reviewed manuscript (Final Accepted Version) to be archived in the university’s institutional repository; however a much smaller number of publishers allow their publisher version to be archived.

If the publisher version can be made available via Open Access then it will be eligible for our promotion. You can check the publisher copyright policy and self-archiving database, SHERPA/ROMEO, at http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo or alternatively the Library will check this for you. Email your enquiry to nova@newcastle.edu.au.

If you, as the author, have retained copyright for your publication, then that publication is also eligible for our promotion, i.e. published PDF.

What is the Final Accepted Version of my peer-reviewed manuscript?
The Final Accepted Version incorporates revisions made by authors following the journal / conference’s peer-review process. The author’s final accepted version content mirrors that of the final publication but without the publisher’s typesetting, logo and branding.

I’m not sure about the version of the publication. Who can help me with more information?
The NOVA Team in the Library can answer any questions that you have. Please email nova@newcastle.edu.au or call ext.16688 (49 216688). You can also contact your Faculty Librarian.

When can I submit my manuscript version to NOVA?
To be eligible for entry in the iPad draw and to receive a coffee voucher, a copy of your Final Accepted version can be submitted now and up until midnight on Sunday 25th October 2015. Publications received after this date will not be eligible for our coffee promotion or for inclusion in the draw to win an iPad.

When will the draw to win an iPad be held?
The draw for an iPad will take place on Wednesday 28th November 2015. The winner will be contacted via phone or email and the details published in the next Library newsletter.

How do I get my coffee vouchers?
Coffee vouchers can be sent to you via internal mail or can be collected in person from the Library. Please advise when submitting your publications how you would like to receive your coffee voucher. If you are not based at Callaghan Campus we can arrange for you to have a voucher for a cafe at your campus.

Where can I read more about Open Access
For more information on Open Access, including the benefits, please see the following links.

UoN’s Library Open Access Guide

Open Access Week

Why Open Access?

Open Access FAQ

A Very Brief Introduction to Open Access

Children’s Book Week Displays

The Children’s Book Council of Australia have announced this year’s winners. See Book of Year Winners 2015

Books are chosen in the following categories:

Older Readers
Younger readers
Early Childhood
Picture book of the year
The Eve Pownall Award for Information Books

The Huxley Library have put up some great displays with all the winning books available to view.

Come in and have a look and …

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