Library Guides unveil a new look!

Library Guides have been a key resource in the Library for many years, providing subject and topic specific information for the Monash community and beyond. It is very exciting to see these faithful old guides receiving a well deserved upgrade... by Amy Han and Katalin Mindum.

On 26 June, Library Guides will be officially switched over to a new version which will introduce great improvements to performance and an updated design.

What to expect
First of all, don’t panic. All your bookmarks to Library guides content will be intact. And we’ve made sure the change over will take place at a time that will have the least impact on you. You will notice we’ve applied a refreshing new look to the guides and perhaps you’ll find your love for them also renewed.

As with any system upgrade, there will be some downtime however minimal. On 26 June there will be a brief outage to the Library guides in the morning for up to an hour. And like any system upgrade, some broken bits and pieces here and there is expected. The Library guides team will not stop working until everything is perfect. If you find anything strange or not working as usual after 26 June, drop us a line.

Please note: If you are still seeing the old Library guides, try clearing your browser's cache.

What’s new
This upgrade has given us the opportunity introduce a new layout with a focus on teaching and research. The new Library guides home page includes sections designed especially for researchers and teachers. Access to the new guides for Moodle, Turnitin, multimedia resources will be much clearer. Guides covering topics such as research impact and publishing and HDR research will be much easier to locate, and a guide for data management is in the pipeline. Several key collections such as the Ada Booth Slavic collection, maps, and newspapers, are also highlighted and made much more easily accessible.

So are you excited as we are?

Tell us about your experience using the Library guides by posting a comment below.

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