Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Secretary needed for 2010

The position of ACCESS Secretary falls vacant at the end of 2009.

So we need a volunteer to fill the role.

The duties are not onerous at all, and it's very flexible in how tasks are divided between the President (Jocelyne Poirier) and the Secretary. Primarily it involves some organisation of the meetings (usually four or maybe five a year), and taking minutes.

Please consider it - it's a worthwhile thing to do... any questions, please contact Jocelyne Poirier at or Dianne Miers at

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

ACCESS Meeting 21 October 2009

The next ACCESS meeting will take place next Wednesday 21 October, 12 noon - 2 pm.

Many thanks to Anthea Zwiegelaar for providing a venue for us :

Santos Place
32 Turbot Street

There is also an entrance to Santos Place off Tank Street.

If you're coming from Southbank, the Kurilpa Bridge will take you to Turbot St. Turn Right (pass the Courts in Santos Place).

Please sign in at reception on Level 14, where Anthea will meet us.

In case of last-minute problems, Anthea's contact phone number is 3173 8180, or Aurecon reception is 3173 8000.

This meeting is self-catering, so remember to bring your lunch !!

Friday, August 7, 2009

ACCESS Meeting, Thursday 20 August 2009

The next ACCESS meeting will be held at QUT Gardens Point Campus, Room V713 (7th Floor) , V Block (the Library) on Thursday 20 August 2009.

The meeting will start at 12 noon, and finish at 1.45pm.

The speaker will be Martin Borchert, Associate Director Library Services (Information Resources and Research Support Services) at QUT.

Martin will be sharing some insights on decision making and information resources. He will be focusing on information resources and research support; and hopefully will clarify some of the issues and trends that we face in relation to information resources (ebooks, databases, search engines...), research support (document delivery, collaborative technologies, publishing...).

Campus maps are available at

It's bring your own lunch... so come prepared !!

Please RSVP to me at if you intend coming, as we need to make sure our numbers will fit the room allocated to us.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Venue needed for next ACCESS meeting

Venue needed for next ACCESS meeting in late July/early August. One possibility is a meeting room in premises in Park Road, Milton, but it would be appreciated if anyone could offer an alternative. Attendees could provide their own lunch, so no catering costs would be involved for the host.

Friday, May 15, 2009

You are cordially invited to the
ACCESS Group /
Australian Law Librarians' Association
(Queensland Division) Inc
to be held at
The Pav Bar
Stamford Plaza Hotel
Cnr Edward & Margaret Streets, Brisbane
on Thursday 28th may 2009
from 12.30pm-2pm
Cost: $14.00 per person
to be paid on the day
Covers finger food. Drinks at personal expense
RSVP by Wednesday 20 May 2009
Dianne Miers email: phone: (07) 3831 6744
Susan Oag email: phone: (07) 3360 6360

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

New release of computer science portal is a freely accessible database with more than one million computer science publications.

Documents from different sources are offered in a standardised format through one common search interface (duplicates have been removed):
§ CompuScience produced by FIZ Karlsruhe
§ DBLP (Digital Bibliography & Library Project) offered by the University of Trier
§ LNI (Lecture Notes in Informatics) and other publications by Gesellschaft für Informatik (GI)
§ IEEE Computer Society Digital Library
§ LNCS (Lecture Notes in Computer Science) by Springer-Verlag GmbH
§ Publications from other publishers (e.g. Elsevier GmbH, Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KgaA, Blackwell Verlag GmbH, Oxford University Press, Cambridge University Press, IOS Verlag, World Scientific Publishing Co., Taylor and Francis Group)

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

ACCESS Meeting - February

Our first ACCESS meeting for 2009 takes place on Wednesday 18 February, starting at 12 noon.

The Central Library at Dept of Main Roads is kindly hosting and catering the event.

Details are as follows:

12.00 - 12.45 Meeting and lunch

12.45 - 1.15 Presentation from Main Roads’ Library staff about their collection and resources

1.15 - 1.30 Tour of the Central Library collection


Central Library
Department of Main Roads
Floor B2
477 Boundary Street (cnr Fortescue Street)
Spring Hill

If you will be attending the meeting please RSVP to me on (or phone 3262 5267) by Monday 16 February.