Upskills: public access and your thesis


Tuesday 16 May 2017, 1:00 2:00 pm

The session will cover:

  • overview of the new University policy on public access to graduate research theses;
  • the process explained, including the TES submission system for examination and Minerva-Access deposit for public access;
  • selecting and applying Embargo periods to protect your ability to publish;
    protect commercial IP, patentability applications, and legally/politically sensitive information;
  • managing 3rd-party Copyright, including Theses-with-Publication.


Venue: Dulcie Hollyock room, ground floor Baillieu Library, Parkville Campus.

Register for a place here

Managing data @melbourne: graduate research program



Effective data management is a critical skill for researchers and an essential part of research training for our graduate researchers.

Managing Data @Melbourne is a new online program that has been developed for University of Melbourne graduate researchers to support them in building essential data management skills. Reflecting the Australian Code for the Conduct of Responsible Research and the University’s Management of Research Data and Records Policy, its six short modules outline the fundamental practices of good data management and guide participants through the steps of drafting an online data management plan that they can share with their supervisors via a new online tool, DMP Melbourne.

Managing Data @Melbourne features 13 new short video interviews with Pro Vice-Chancellor (Graduate & International Research) Professor Dick Strugnell and a range of University of Melbourne early career researchers and graduate researchers, including the 2016 Three Minute Thesis (3MT) winners.

The program has been set up as a Learning Management System (LMS) Community and all current graduate researchers have been enrolled. Staff and other students will need to enrol in Managing Data @Melbourne via the LMS.

We invite you to preview the program ahead of our strategic marketing and communication campaign to graduate researchers starting in Week 3.

Quick links:
Managing Data @Melbourne webpage
Managing Data @Melbourne: An introductory video

G-NAF – Geocoded Australian addresses database

G-NAF is a database of all the physical addresses in Australia.  Because there is no single organisation that is responsible for assigning and collating addresses in Australia, G-NAF is built from addresses supplied by ten contributors including the land agencies in each state and territory of Australia.  As each contributor collects and stores addresses differently, the G-NAF production process involves independently examining and validating every candidate address, then textual and spatial matching. Addresses from different sources found to be identical are merged into a single G-NAF record with feature level metadata capturing its linage and quality.  Through this process over 30 million contributed addresses are distilled into over 13.5 million G-NAF addresses.

The G-NAF is available at:

The Administrative Boundaries dataset is available at:

Readings online

Readings Online provides access to online reading lists with seamless access to full text course readings via the LMS. Academic staff are encouraged to submit their reading list to Readings Online via Readings Online Staff will then process the list.

Where material is only available in print, academic staff are asked to provide a scanned digital copy of the item.

What are the advantages of using Readings Online?

  • It allows academic staff to easily organise subject readings, for example, week by week or by topic or divided into required/recommended reading.
  • It collects statistics on use of each reading.
  • Academic staff need to ensure their reading lists are copyright compliant, and Readings Online does this automatically.
  • Students find all their readings easily accessible within their LMS.


More information can be found on the Readings Online website ( ) or contact Guido Tresoldi, Science & Engineering Library Liaison team.


Science & Engineering Librarian located in Old Engineering on Tuesdays


Kathryn Lindsay, Senior Librarian, Bibliographic Software, and Liaison Librarian, Science & Engineering will be co-located at the Melbourne School of Engineering on Tuesdays for the next 6 months (opposite Rm G05 in Old Engineering).

Kathryn is available for the following support and advice for staff and RHD students:


  • Research impact analysis for grant and promotion applications.
  • Assistance with researcher profiles and digital identifiers, such as Scopus profiles, ResearcherIDs and Google Scholar profiles.
  • Assistance with expert searching including accessing databases available via the library, constructing search statements, and setting up search alerts.
  • Bibliographic software advice (e.g, EndNote, Mendeley, Zotero, Papers)


Contact Kathryn Lindsay via email: or phone: +61 3 9035 9659