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: www.data.gov.au/dataset/geocoded-national-address-file-g-naf

The Administrative Boundaries dataset is available at: www.data.gov.au/dataset/psma-administrative-boundaries

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@unimelb.edu.au 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 (http://readings-online.unimelb.edu.au/ ) or contact Guido Tresoldi, Science & Engineering Library Liaison team.  guido@unimelb.edu.au


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: kjl@unimelb.edu.au or phone: +61 3 9035 9659

My learned object: collections & curiosities


Saturday 5 Dec 2015 to Sunday 28 Feb 2016
Guest curator: Dr David Sequeira

My learned object: collections & curiosities draws its content from over 25 of the University of Melbourne’s cultural collections. Rich and varied, the cultural collections form an integral part of the workings of the University.  Primary documents—decorative arts, botanical specimens, zoological specimens, paintings, models, furniture, bones, photographs, books, scientific equipment, ephemera (the list goes on… ) from across all university collections can be largely divided into three main categories, namely the arts, the sciences and the archives. There is considerable overlap amongst these areas and My learned object is a rare opportunity to explore the possibilities of these intersections.

The exhibition’s four main themes—people and personalities, same but different, chromatic variation and mapping Melbourne—connect objects from diverse collections to create unique resonances, removing items from the specificity of the collections in which they are characteristically both understood and housed. My learned object highlights the ways that disparate collections can be combined to tell new stories and form a new interface. Many of the university’s cultural collections were born out of the needs of a growing city and as a result the exhibition articulates the intimate relationship between the university, the city of Melbourne and the state of Victoria.

The university’s collection is dynamic and diverse. My learned object: collections & curiosities demonstrates that authentic first-hand experience of objects remains an important aspect of teaching, learning and research at the University of Melbourne.

Source: http://www.art-museum.unimelb.edu.au/exhibitions/future-exhibitions/exhib-date/2015-12-05/exhib/my-learned-object-collections-curiosities