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Cease not to learne until thou cease to live

Friday, May 27th, 2011

The 50th anniversary of Dixson Library’s opening in May 1961 has been marked by the launch of an exhibition titled “Cease not to learne until thou cease to live”.

The exhibition was officially opened by the Deputy Chancellor, Mr Scott Williams on Friday, 27 May.

It traces the Library’s history from the foundation of the New England University College in 1938 through to the present day.

Attending the exhibition launch were the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Jim Barber, and many former and current staff and supporters of the Library.

The exhibition is located on the Ground Floor of the Dixson Library and will remain open until October 2011.

stained glass from Booloominbah library

Stained glass window in the Library of Booloominbah, University of New England

Interruptions to Library online services this Sat

Friday, May 20th, 2011

ITD will be performing maintenance on University systems and services this Saturday, 21 May 2011.
Maintenance work will commence at 4.00 AM and will be complete by midday. During this period, there may be intermittent interruptions to the Library’s electronic services.

The Library apologises for any inconvenience.

Wiley Online Library Outage this Saturday

Friday, May 20th, 2011

Wiley Online Library Site Maintenance Notice: Due to essential site maintenance, access may be interrupted during the indicated date and time.

DATE: Saturday – May 21, 2011
TIME: 8.00am Australian Eastern Time
DURATION: up to 2 hours

The Library apologises for any inconvenience.

To determine the duration of the outage in your time zone, see the World Clock Converter:

Trial of Naxos online music libraries

Tuesday, May 17th, 2011

The Library has arranged a trial until 30 June of two online Music Libraries from Naxos:

  • Naxos Music Library (NML) holds more than 50,310 CD-length recordings equivalent to 723,500 tracks. NML includes a wide range of genres, and represent many Australian composers and performers. It also offers a wide variety of additional music resources including a glossary of terms, pronunciation guide, composer biographies and a senior student study area.
  • Naxos Music Library Jazz (NMLJ). The NMLJ contains a comprehensive collection of jazz and blues titles: more than 3000 CDs. Artists include: Miles Davis, Bill Evans, Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock, Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington, Gil Evans & John Coltrane.

These NML and NMLJ are both available from the Naxos site. You can also go directly to the NMLJ.

Access during the trial period is password-based. For access, see the passwords page. After reviewing the Naxos Music Libraries, please let us know your opinion using the online Evaluation form.

ProQuest Working Again

Friday, May 6th, 2011

ProQuest is once again operational. The Library apologises for any inconvenience caused by the Friday afternoon downtime.

Any continuing problems with access to ProQuest should be reported to Mardi Cook, Serials and Electronic Resources Librarian, on 02 6773 3288 or

ProQuest Down Friday 12pm-2pm

Friday, May 6th, 2011

ProQuest® will be performing infrastructure maintenance on May 6, 2011.

A two (2) hour maintenance window will be required for this maintenance on Friday, May 6, 2011, at 12:00 pm for two (2) hours – Australia Eastern Standard Time.