Library Hours June-July 2015

The library will be closed on Monday 8th June for the Queen's Birthday holiday.

Library hours will change to 9:00 to 5:00 Monday to Friday over the mid-year break (15th June to 24th July). Extended hours will resume on 27th July.

Changes to the library web site

Visitors to this web site may have noticed some changes recenty: We have moved our web site to a simpler, more secure framework.

The structure of the web site remains mostly unchanged, so you should be able to find the old web site content by following the menu along the top of the page. If you have previously bookmarked any pages in the old web site you will need to update those bookmarks.

Access to the library catalogue remains unchanged: Click on the Library catalogue link on the menu or go to http://opac.dml.vic.edu.au

To send us feedback on the way the web site looks or behaves, or to send us reports of problems or errors in the web site, please send an email to webmaster@dml.vic.edu.au or click on the Web site queries link at the bottom of the page.

Books at JSTOR

The library now provides access to a growing collection of ebooks in history, religion, theology and philosophy on the JSTOR platform, all from scholarly publishers. At last count there were 9,009 titles in this collection. A sample list of titles is provided here. You will encounter them in searching the catalogue; all of them are there.

JSTOR Register&Read

JSTOR is a full text database of articles in over 1700 academic journals. Generally access to JSTOR is by subscription only, but they have recently started Register & Read Beta (an experimental program to offer free, read-online access to individual scholars and researchers who register for a MyJSTOR account).

Registration is free, and provides access to articles in 1200 journals spread over many disciplines (not just Religion, Theology and Philosophy, but also Ecology, Politics, Women's studies, and many other areas of study).

If you'd like to know more, please click here for an information brochure from JSTOR.

Bookmyne

The Dalton McCaughey Library catalogue is now available through the free SirsiDynix smartphone application BookMyne (available from the Apple App Store and from the Google Play Store).

BookMyne allows borrowers to search for books, add them to lists, request for books to be put aside (place holds) and renew existing loans.

Once you install BookMyne on your smartphone, it is very easy to add the Dalton McCaughey Library as one of your libraries.

Digital Karl Barth

The library has just purchased access to the Digital Karl Barth Library, through Alexander Street Press.

From the project home page,

"The current release features the English translation of Barth's magnum opus,
The Church Dogmatics, in its entirety. The original German version, Die kirchliche
Dogmatik, is also included as are the first 45 volumes of Barth's Gesamtausgabe,
which includes hundreds of letters, sermons, lectures, conversations, and academic
writings. These volumes are supplemented by seven additional German works that have
not yet been published as part of the Gesamtausgabe and English translations of
thirteen important texts by Barth."

DML users can access the Digital Karl Barth Library by clicking here.