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Libraries reopening

From 9 June, the Morris Miller Library will be open from Monday to Friday from 8.30am – 6pm, Clinical Library, Monday to Thursday 9am – 5pm and Launceston Library Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm for a maximum of 20 people at any one time.  

 

  • You are required to maintain the recommended 1.5m physical distance.
  • A maximum of 20 people will be allowed in the Library at any one time
  • You must campus must complete the COVID-Safe return to campus module in MyLO
  • Make sure you have had your temperature checked before entering the Library
  • The collections are open and you can collect Library resources from the shelves yourself
  • The Library is providing hand sanitiser, cleaning wipes and carrying out additional cleaning
  • If you are feeling unwell please do not come to the Library
  • All Library and UConnect services are available online at: https://www.utas.edu.au/alerts/coronavirus-update/students
  • All other libraries remain closed until further notice

 

Library and UConnect staff thank you for your patience, as a staged return to campus and the reopening of our libraries is made. Your safety is the number one priority and use of the Library will be within COVID-19 guidelines.

Library and UConnect staff thank all students for their patience, as a staged return to campus and the reopening of our libraries is made. The safety of staff and students is number one priority and use of the Library will be within COVID-19 guidelines.

 

Morris Miller Library

  • Opening hours are 8.30am – 6pm, Monday to Friday
  • Bookings can be made for allocated spaces, for 1- 4 hours per day to study, use a computer or collect resources, via this link:  https://utas.libcal.com/booking/student
  • If a booking cannot be kept, please cancel using the link provided in your booking confirmation email, to enable another person to use the Library
  • Temperature checks will be undertaken at the entrance to Morris Miller Library

 

Clinical Library

  • Opening hours are Monday to Thursday from 9am – 5pm
  • Students must enter the building via the Campbell Street entrance (open from 6am-6pm)
  • Temperature checks are undertaken at the Hobart Clinical School (2 floors up from the Clinical Library) or in Medical Science 1
  • Bookings are not required to visit the Clinical Library

 

Newnham Library

  • Opening hours are 9am – 5pm, Monday to Friday
  • Bookings can be made for allocated spaces, for 1- 4 hours per day to study, use a computer or collect resources, via this link: https://utas.libcal.com/booking/nhmstudent
  • If a booking cannot be kept, please cancel using the link provided in your booking confirmation email, to enable another person to use the Library
  • Temperature checks must be undertaken at the Sir Raymond Ferrall Centre before entering the Library

Updates will soon follow as to the opening arrangements for our other University libraries.

Until the 9th June, the Morris Miller Library will be open from Monday to Friday from 8.30am – 6pm for up to 10 people at any one time via a booking.  You can only use the Library for 1-4 hours per week, for study, to use a computer or to collect Library material.  All other libraries remain closed until further notice.

  • Bookings can be made for allocated spaces on Level 2 of the library, for 1- 4 hours per week to study, use a computer or collect resources, via this link:  https://utas.libcal.com/booking/student
  • If a booking cannot be kept, students are encouraged to cancel online, to enable another person to use the Library.
  • If students wish to collect Library resources, they should bring a list of requested items with them as the collection is not open for browsing. Staff will then collect and provide students with the resources.

 

Kind regards, 

Janette Burke
University Librarian 

Posted: 3 June 2020


New Reading List system coming soon - Talis Aspire

 

The Library is excited to announce the signing of a contract with British company Talis, to implement Talis Aspire as our new reading list platform. Talis Aspire has been implemented in several countries around the world including Australia and NZ, where it is the reading list system of choice for Monash, LaTrobe, Deakin and Murdoch Universities, amongst others. 

Talis Aspire will deliver:

  • improved integration with Mylo to unit and week level
  • a richer learning environment for students providing the delivery of digitized content from anywhere at any time
  • ability for academics to provide notes on resources for students, and for students to customise, annotate, and take notes within the system
  • improved access and visibility of core resources including online content, and cultural collections 
  • learning analytics – reports on usage, content accessed, time online, interactions and integration to Business Intelligence
  • streamlined workflows for Library staff and academics, including acquisitions and ordering processes
  • simpler copyright compliance - digitised content can be audited to comply with copyright requirements

A pilot is being planned for Semester 2, with full implementation in 2021.

The final implementation project team, which will include academic and student representation, is currently being finalised, with Wendy Hoyle (Associate Director, Library), the Project Lead and Debra Wilson (Senior Librarian, Acquisitions and Access), the Project Manager. 

Posted: 4 May 2020


Need a chapter or journal article?

 

While direct access to our print books and journals is no longer available, you can still request scanned copies of book chapters / extracts and journal articles held in our print collections to be emailed to you. Note that access is limited to some libraries only and we may be unable to fulfill all requests.  The online request form is available at:  utas.edu.au/library/forms/request-a-scanned-copy-form.  Please ensure, that you select Scan and Attach to email as your delivery option.

Posted: 24 April 2020


 

Collecting Tasmanian COVID-19 stories

Libraries Tasmania, Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) and the University of Tasmania’s Institute for Social Change, Tasmania Project are collaborating to promote and collect COVID-19 stories and experiences.  You can participate in helping us create this collection at:

Libraries Tasmania at: https://libraries.tas.gov.au/features/Pages/covid-19-stories.aspx

TMAG at: https://www.tmag.tas.gov.au/whats_on/newsselect/2020articles/covid-19_stories_project

University of Tasmania at: The Tasmania Project to give you a voice and to gather important information during and beyond the pandemic

Textbooks

Booktopia will be supplying UTAS students with textbooks and other content related to their university studies. Booktopia will not have a physical presence on Sandy Bay or Newnham campuses.  All ordering will be online.


Posted: 24 March 2020