If you have ever created a digital document, chances are you’ve come across the terms Italic, Roman, and Sans Serif.
This exhibition tells the story of these three enduring letter-form classifications, through early examples drawn from Rare Books & Special
When: 25 October 2018 – 31st January 2019
Where: Fisher Library, Level 3 Corridor & SciTech Library, glass cabinets
Ever wander around the Library looking for a desk? Wander no more! We extended the trial of a desk booking system for Semester 1.
Students and staff may now book an individual desk at Fisher, Law, and SciTech libraries as well as in the Quarter . As part of an extended trial, approximately 115 desks will be bookable just like a meeting room.
To book a desk for up to 8 hours, go to http://sydney.edu.au/library/book-a-desk.
Where: Fisher Library (level 3) and at the SciTech Library Exhibition Space
When: 22 February – 12 March, 2017
Orientation Week at the University of Sydney started in 1946. Staff at Rare Books & Special Collections dug into their resources to investigate the evolution of O-Week at Sydney Uni:
There were clubs and societies, social issues and lots of politics, from the conscientious to the cool to the kooky. The message was clear – embrace all of life during your time at Uni.
Check out our full program during O-Week.
Where: SciTech Library exhibition space
When: during SciTech opening hours
Before the discovery of oxygen, a substance called phlogiston was thought to exist. As scientists experimented on the substances of air, they published their accounts and theories. Some of these publications are now on display at the SciTech Library. Works by the brilliant Robert Boyle; “Hard Luck” Scheele; the philogistically faithful Richard Kirwan; and the first to publish on oxygen, Joseph Priestley and Antoine Lavoisier. By 1789 oxygen was firmly placed on the basic table of elements.
contact: Julie Price P: +61 2 9114 2321