Digital Displays:

Creating dynamic installations at Deakin University Library

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Reimagine! New ways with literature

The Children’s book council of Australia (CBCA) Victoria branch held a state conference targeting educators. The aim of the conference was to delight attendees with new ideas about how they might deliver literature and offer practical suggestions of activities to use with students.

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Open Access Week 2017

Purpose: To inform researchers, general students and staff about Open Access week and what services the library and University offer.

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Design Accessibility – Creating barrier free environments

Annie House is an honours student in Visual Communication, her work centres on design practice for the disabled. Her research, Design Accessibility – Creating barrier free environments, has been published and the library has been requested to preview her work, for examination, on our digital display.

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Varied and curious: the algae specimens of William Harvey

Between 1853 and 1856 he undertook an extended collecting trip around the world, taking in localities such as Gibraltar, Malta, Egypt, Sri Lanka, Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, Tonga and Valparaiso. During the eighteen months he spent in Australia he collected at least 20,000 specimens of marine plants. These consisted of 600 species of which approximately 200 were completely new genera and species. The algae on the screens are just some of the actual specimens he collected between 1853 and 1856.

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Bo the Bernese Mountain dog

Purpose: To support and promote the “Paws for Pressure” event in the Library. Bo the therapy dog came to visit our students to help destress them during the exam period.

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Student dashboard

Using UX questionaries we deduced that our students wanted a dashboard that contained certain information relating both to the campus they were attending and information they deemed important. The dashboard contains transport timetables, the weather, the time and live news.

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