20 November 2014

Music collection moved at Matheson

The Music and Multimedia area and collection at the Matheson Library has temporarily closed due to the library refurbishment...By Rosemary Miller

The music scores, open access vinyl, CDs and DVDs are being moved to Level 2 near the journals in Building 4. The microfilm collection is being divided into two areas. The most used microfilms are being moved to group floor near the Reserve area and the low-use microfilms will be moved to the lower ground floor near the Matheson Store.

Music and Multimedia staff are located in the Music office (ground floor, Matheson Library) and are available to help students and staff locate items over the next two weeks while the collection is being relocated.

Visit the website for more information on the library refurbishment.

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11 November 2014

Important resources for mapping climate changes

Most of us look at the weather maps in newspapers, or watch the weather on news programs. We recognise the isobars and other features shown and what they mean in terms of weather.

To draw any conclusions about long range climate patterns, a much longer time frame is needed, according to our Reference, Maps and Standards Librarian, Barbara Wojtkowski. Many more such maps, in sequence, along with other information is required. Interestingly, much of this information is freely available via the web.

Check out these resources:


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4 November 2014

Personal experiences from World War 1

The First World War Personal Experiences is a digital resource for students and researchers of history that brings to life the reality of the First World War for the men and women who experienced it first-hand. By Rosemary Miller 

Including a wide range of original documents (diaries, letters, personal narratives, trench journals, scrapbooks, objects and a trove of visual resources), the database provides a rich seam of information on the personal experiences of war. It is designed for both teaching and study, from undergraduate to research and beyond.

Supplementing these primary sources is a wealth of secondary resources including interactive maps, 360° panoramas and walk-throughs of the Sanctuary Wood Trench System. Subjects covered include daily life and routines in the army and auxiliary services; trench warfare and conditions in the trenches; food and suppliers; battles and warfare; training and discipline; weapons and equipment; camaraderies and friendship; death; health and medicine; and thoughts on the enemy. 

The First World War Personal Experiences is one of many resources in History available to staff and students at Monash. Visit the History Library guide or the Australian Studies Library guide for links to further resources including primary narratives from the World War 1 and many other eras.

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