The Verge

Deakin University Library's digital innovations blog

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Driving to the finish line

The end of 2016 is almost here. It’s been a successful – albeit busy – year at the Library, and it’s time to start unwinding. Cue the fun of a game and excitement of a race. We’ve got Mario Kart playing across our screens, with visitors welcome to pick up a control and take on the […]

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What are you drawing?

It’s trimester 3, which generally means we have more students studying online via the cloud rather than on campus. These quiet times lend themselves to more interactive displays on The Verge: to provide a draw card to the Library, and a fun reward for the students that are still here studying. Our latest instalment is a challenge. […]

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Architecture ideas, strategies, intentions and experience

The 2016 PaperSpace exhibition draws industry professionals and the public together to review outstanding works from our architecture, construction, planning and landscape students. We’re promoting the creations of those great emerging minds on The Verge. True to the theme, we’ve even intertwined the graphics with our architectural library spaces. So how did the display come about? Our graphic […]

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Streaming videos

We’re always looking for new ways to promote resources, and we’ve found that highlighting them visually generates the most interest. So rather than describing our video streaming resources and why students should use them – we streamed them on The Verge! We showed trailers of key documentaries and video clips, coupled with links to access the subscribed […]

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Olympic Games 2016

It only comes around every four years and is the trending topic right now, so you can safely say we’re on the Olympics bandwagon. With live footage across The Verge our visitors have been immersed in the action and highlights of the Games. We’ve even got Deakin staff and students competing in Rio so there’s plenty to cheer for during our rolling coverage (we’re more […]

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Le Tour de France

Do you watch the Tour de France coverage for the impressive cycling feats, or the stunning countryside scenery? Perhaps you’re equally in awe of both. Wherever your interest lies, we’ve got full coverage of the 2016 event on The Verge. As the race enters the final stages, who will win this coveted event? All eyes are on The Verge.   […]

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Orientation week – let’s get started

It’s orientation week for Trimester 2, and a wintry start at that. We’re not just offering a nice warm place to study and meet with friends, we’re also promoting resources and tips to help students settle in. Across The Verge we’re promoting: library contacts, support options, resources and other services at Deakin. We combined simplistic graphics and key messages […]

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It’s that time of year again … exams

We’re in the midst of exam period, you can feel it in the air. There’s less chatter in the Library, more heads in books. Students are using our extended opening hours to revise well into the night. It’s a challenging time, with heightened stress and pressure. To show our support we’re displaying exam tips across The Verge. […]

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The sky’s the limit

This week we were offering free scenic flights around the country. Well, not  literal flights – but the chance to get a bird’s eye view of over 85% of the Australian population. To promote our new map browsing resource, nearmap, we were highlighting its functionality across The Verge. Screens 1 and 2 were full size, searchable maps. […]

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Celebrating success in architecture and built environment

Walking through the main entrance to our Waterfront Campus Library it’s hard to miss our video wall. To the right of our service desk are the 5 screens known as The Verge. This week we had another student collaboration on display from the School of Architecture and Built Environment. Building on the success of the PaperSpace display for A+BOUT, we’ve […]

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