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Exhibition: From Peaceful Revolution to German Unity

This exhibition highlights the events of 1989/1990 that led to one of the most remarkable turning points in contemporary German, European and possibly even world history — the fall of the Berlin Wall and German reunification. It is a tribute to the power of the people and their capacity to produce change by peaceful means.

Comprising twenty individual posters, the exhibition was mounted by the Stiftung zur Aufarbeitung der SEDDiktatur, a German foundation established in 1998 to provide information about Germany’s second dictatorship and promote discussion of its impact in Germany and abroad.
It has been made available to the University by the Discipline of German Studies in cooperation with the Goethe Insitut.

German unity


From Peaceful Revolution to German Unity is on display until 31 August 2010 in the entrance foyer of the Barr Smith Library during normal Library opening hours.

Educational Tours
To arrange a tour for high school students please contact Judith Wilson on 8303 5642 or email judith.wilson@adelaide.edu.au
Teaching materials to accompany the session are available.

Event: ‘Driven to Diffraction’

The Friends of the University of Adelaide Library invite you to a joint event with the University’s Art & Heritage Collections, based around the documentary film Driven to Diffraction which tells the story of the physicists, William Henry and William Lawrence Bragg. The event will be on Thursday 19 August 2010 at 6.00 for 6.30pm to 8.00pm.

Venue: Bragg Lecture Theatre, University of Adelaide
[Not sure where to find Bragg Lecture Theatre? Here’s a North Terrace Campus map – click on Find a Building and type ‘Bragg’ in the Building Search box]

The documentary film Driven to Diffraction tells the remarkable story of William Henry Bragg and his son William Lawrence Bragg. Part human interest story, part science lesson, part historical journey of discovery, the film weaves a spell of enchantment around the tale of two shy men who join the ranks of the most important scientists of the twentieth century.

From origins in Adelaide, their international contributions have been legion and across many areas: early work on wireless telegraphy, radioactivity, and acoustic range finding of artillery on the battlefields of the Great War, to their celebrated development of X-Ray crystallography, for which they won the Nobel Prize in 1915, the only father-son team ever to have done so.

Their work made possible an astonishing list of breakthroughs including Watson and Crick’s discovery of the structure of DNA, radio therapy for cancer, solid state electronics, modern pharmaceuticals, superconductivity and radio astronomy.


Bookings by Tuesday 17 August to:
Email: robina.weir@adelaide.edu.au
Telephone: 8303 4064

Admission is free and open to the public.

Paul Wilkins
Deputy University Librarian
Barr Smith Library

Wines by:
henrys drive wines

Exhibition: Catherine Buddle – ‘Full Circle’

The University of Adelaide Art & Heritage Collections invite you to view the latest exhibition in their Cultural Illuminations series.
Catherine Buddle’s ‘Full Circle’ will be on display on Level 3 South of the Barr Smith Library from 30 July to 29 August 2010, during normal Library opening hours.

Full Circle

‘Full Circle’ is a mixed media exhibition exploring transformation of the psyche through a series of intricately crafted objects.
Catherine Buddle, Adelaide-based artist and graphic designer, has a background in the biological sciences and scientific illustration. Skills acquired and refined through this experience are evident in her meticulous artwork.

Admission is free — all welcome.

Artist talk
Sunday 15 August 2pm
Ira Raymond Room, Barr Smith Library

Introducing Summon – our new search engine

Going live Monday 26 July 2010!

Summon streamlines your research process by enabling you to search across the catalogue and many of our electronic resources, all from one search box.

With Summon, you can quickly and easily search, discover and access reliable and credible Library content – print and electronic books, single articles to entire e-journals, newspapers, theses and more.

Once found it’s only one step to the full text of articles and ebooks, or finding books on the shelf.

You can limit your search to full text and/or scholarly or peer reviewed publications only. Not interested in newspaper articles? Then simply exclude them by clicking on Exclude Newspaper Articles. Refine your search results further by content type, subject terms, publication date or library location (for physical items).

Search results can be easily formatted and citations exported to bibliographic software like EndNote or cut-and-paste into a Word document, printed or emailed.

Search Summon from the Library web site or from your smartphone.

Semester 2 O’Week

Get off to a good start this semester!

Come along to a Library Orientation Session and Tour at the Barr Smith Library. Sessions include a demonstration of the Library’s website and discovery tools for finding information and a guided tour of the Barr Smith Library.

Tours last 50 minutes and will be run:

Monday 26th July 12.10pm and 1.10pm
Tuesday 27th July 12.10pm
Friday 30th July 12.10pm

You don’t need to book, but numbers per session are limited.

Interactive Tutorials

If you need some last minute help with your assignments, visit www.adelaide.edu.au/library/help/tutorials to see how Simon and Qing interpret an essay question or find books in the catalogue.