Monday, November 20, 2017

International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

November 25 is the United Nations International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. Violence against women and girls is one of the most widespread, persistent and devastating human rights violations in our world today.

The theme for this year is "Leave no one behind" to reflect the UNiTE Campaign's "commitment to a world free from violence for all women and girls around the world, while reaching the most underserved and marginalized, including refugees, migrants, minorities, indigenous peoples, and populations affected by conflict and natural disasters, amongst others, first."

Whether you are male, female or gender neutral you can find support at JCU. The Safety and Wellbeing page provides information for staff and students who have experiences bullying, harrassment, and assult, sexual or otherwise.

JCU also offers a free, confidential counseling service for all staff and students.

Sunday, November 19, 2017

How to check online your library account for loans and renewing

https://www.jcu.edu.au/libraryIt is the end of the year and time to have break from study.

Before you go on holidays or to your summer job, double check via your library account online that you have returned all your books.

Go to the Library homepage.

Click on the Library Account at the bottom right and log in with your JC number and your regular password.

You can then
  • Click on Items on Loan to check what you still have out, and renew any items
  • Click on Fines and Messages and check if you have any fines outstanding



Thursday, November 16, 2017

New titles from Issues in society

Each book in the Issues in society series is a thoroughly researched compilation of the latest news, facts, opinions and statistics from a wide variety of primary and secondary sources. Information in each 'Issues in Society' title is carefully selected to ensure that it is current, unbiased and balanced. At less than 100 pages each, the books are an ideal way to get an overview of current topics from mostly Australian sources.

The library has just acquired two new ebooks in the series:

Social media and young peopleThis book examines the prevalence of social media use by young Australians, and explores its impacts on their well-being, both positive and negative. The book also offers helpful tips on appropriate ways of using and staying safe on social media sites. 

The global refugee crisis - One in every 122 persons worldwide is now either a refugee, internally displaced, or seeking asylum. This book explores global refugee trends and discusses Australia’s response to the plight of asylum seekers and refugees. In our practically borderless global society,  how should Australia play its part in dealing with this unprecedented humanitarian crisis? 

For instructions on how to borrow an eBook by downloading it; check out our eBook LibGuide. Some eBooks require logging in with your JCU username and password; additional software will need to be installed to download books to a digital bookshelf. Most eBooks can be read online without downloading extra software.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Library opening hours in the lead up to Christmas 2017

It's so close, the end of the exam period is coming! The last day of Exam Super Hours will be Thursday 16th November. Here are the opening hours for the JCU libraries in the lead up to Christmas

Cairns Campus Library
November 17 - December 22
  • Monday to Friday 8am - 5pm 
  • Saturday & Sunday Closed 
Mabo Library Townsville 
November 17 - 19
  • Friday 7:30am - 5pm 
  • Saturday 1pm - 5pm 
  • Sunday Closed
November 20 - December 22
  • Monday to Friday 8am - 5pm 
  • Saturday & Sunday Closed 

Cairns Campus Library and the Mabo Library Townsville (including 24 hour InfoCommons in Townsville) will be closed from 23rd December 2017 - 1st January 2018, reopening at 8am on the 2nd January 2018.

Sunday, November 12, 2017

GIDEON: Global Infectious Disease and Epidemiology Online Network

A 20 year old man travels to the far east following Army service. Starting in Thailand, he continues on to Mongolia…and suddenly becomes extremely ill with fever, cough with bloody sputum (hemoptysis) and enlarged lymph nodes (lymphadenopathy) in his groin. He recalls that ‘rats’ had entered his tent while he was camping in Mongolia. On admission to hospital, he is found to have fever, a lung infiltrate (pneumonia) and large lymph glands as described. There is no rash. His white blood count is elevated, and there is no thrombocytopenia. Culture of his sputum and blood reveals a facultative gram-negative bacillus.

GIDEON (Global Infectious Diseases and EpidemiOlogy Network) is a web application for diagnosis, simulation and informatics in the fields of Geographic Medicine and Infectious Diseases, and Clinical Microbiology.

Learn how to diagnose the ‘Mongolian Mystery Bug' using GIDEON’s web tutorials.





Wednesday, November 8, 2017

New Book Recommendation: GIS landslides edited by Hiromitsu Yamagishi and Netra Prakash Bhandary.

Each week recent purchases are placed on the new book displays inside the library, and eBooks are made immediately available to use. You can view and subscribe to the list via New Library Books list online. For instructions on how to borrow an eBook by downloading it; check out our eBook LibGuide. Some eBooks require logging in with your JCU username and password; additional software will need to be installed to download books to a digital bookshelf. Most eBooks can be read online without downloading extra software.
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An eBook title of interest is:
GIS landslides [edited by] Hiromitsu Yamagishi and Netra Prakash Bhandary.

A summary states:

This book presents landslide studies using the geographic information system (GIS), which includes not only the science of GIS and remote sensing, but also technical innovations, such as detailed light detection and ranging profiles, among others. To date most of the research on landslides has been found in journals on topography, geology, geo-technology, landslides, and GIS, and is limited to specific scientific aspects. Although journal articles on GIS using landslide studies are abundant, there are very few books on this topic. This book is designed to fill that gap and show how the latest GIS technology can contribute in terms of landslide studies.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Retro Games Showcase in the Mabo Library


Check out the latest exhibit at the Mabo Libary; Retro Games Showcase was created by JCU  IT students Brady Peschka, Desmond McConnell, and Robert Warnes, it features items from their personal collections.

About the exhibit

Home video game consoles have evolved dramatically over the last forty years since the release of the Magnavox Odyssey. This exhibit showcases the rapid evolution of not only computer technology, but consumer expectations and the integration of technology into daily life.

For some, this exhibit will be a nostalgic walk down memory lane, for others it will highlight just how far computer technology has evolved from playing Pong in all its 2 dimensional, 8 bit glory, to 2017’s visually stunning Horizon Zero Dawn. 

The exhibit will run until Sunday 19th November, so come see it before it's gone!

Exhibits change throughout the year at both the Cairns campus library and the Mabo library in Townsville, so there's always something fresh to see.