UTS Library

Special Collections

The UTS Library collection consists of both print and electronic materials. It includes more than 1.5 million books, journals and audiovisual items in the two campus libraries, as well as thousands of electronic journals which are accessible from your desk, at home or at work, 24 hours a day. We also have Special Collections for particular subject areas.

China Library

The China Library located on Level 4 of the City Campus Library, was gifted to UTS from the Chinese Government in November 2014.

The China Library is a rich information centre filled with books, audio visual materials, mulitmedia displays as well as reading and study areas. Resources include:

  • Over 74,500 eBooks: including Beijing Review (China’s only national news magazine in English) and 26374 items from Guo Xue Yao Lan (国学要览) which is a collection of Chinese classical literature.
    All items can be read online on the computers in the China Library and also can be borrowed individually by the clients through various devices, e.g. iPad. The ebooks require Apabi Reader which is a free download from iTunes or Google Play. Use Apabi Reader to scan the QR code from the China Digital Library, the book will be borrowed and downloaded into the device.
  • Newspapers: Science and Technology Daily (科技日报, Keji Ribao) and People's Daily ( Renmin Ribao ), updated daily.
  • Fine Arts: include
    • China Calligraphy Bank: 6766 pieces
    • Chinese Folk Art: 10566 pieces
    • China Ancient Illustrations: 1389 pieces
    • Gallery of Chinese Art: 3417 pieces
  • Reference works: 10 items
  • Videos: more than 50 programs from 2003  to 2014, some in English.

This is an exciting addition to UTS Library and a first for an Australian university. Please feel free to take a look.

Golden Target Awards Collection (GTA)

The Golden Target Awards showcases the communication profession's most outstanding campaigns and projects undertaken by consultancies, corporate organisations and businesses, government bodies and community organisations.

The Library has scanned PDF's available of entries from 2011, 2012 and 2013. If you want to find just the entrants by category write a search like this:
golden target awards community relations 2013 

We also have older uploaded GTA entrants via our original Golden Target Awards Database

Finally you can request original GTA folders from the Catalogue. The folders are generally only winning and highly commended entries.

For a list of categories see GTA Categories 2014.

Jack Lindsay Collection


In 2013 the Library received a donation of monographs, serials, unpublished papers, and personal objects from the estate of Jack Lindsay. This collection was donated by his daughter Helen Lindsay.

The eldest son of Norman Lindsay, Jack was born and educated in Australia before emigrating to the United Kingdom in 1926 where he remained for the rest of his life. The collection reflects the work of Jack Lindsay;  novelist, poet, translator, publisher, historian, and life-long supporter of the political Left.

The materials in this collection have been catalogued into the UTS collection and form part of the Library's wider 'Lindsay' collection.
Some unpublished papers and objects have been digitized and able to be viewed via the Library's digital repository. A search under "Jack Lindsay UTS Library" will retrieve these via a search on the Web.

The collection is located in locked cabinets on Level 3 of the City Library. The collection is available for research although not for loan. To access this collection please see Library staff who will be able to assist you.

To find items in this collection in the Catalogue, just search for Jack Lindsay and then use Refine your search by Special Collections > Norman Lindsay Collection. (ie. Keyword: Jack Lindsay Special Collections: Norman Lindsay Collection)

Kohler

Special Collections > Kohler CollectionA selection of largely late 19th and early 20th century social and political histories purchased from the prominent British collector and bookseller, Chris Kohler.

Includes works on the fundamentals of Marxist political ecomomy, social reformists, and British-German foreign relations before World War I.

Example:
Lord Riddell's intimate diary of the Peace conference and after, 1918-1923.
London : V. Gollancz, 1933.

These materials are not located separately. They are shelved in call no. order in the general stacks.

To find items in this collection in the Catalogue, just search and then use Refine your search by Special Collections > Kohler.

Norman Lindsay Collection

Special Collections > Norman Lindsay CollectionA collection of more than 600 books and journals written by or about the Australian writer, painter, and sculptor Norman Lindsay. The collection also includes an unpublished novel, catalogues, postcards, etchings as well as audio-visual and ephemera items.

The Collection is located in the Special Collections Room on Level 3 of the City Campus Library.

The Special Collections Room is available Monday to Friday 10am – 6pm and must be booked 24 hours prior to visit. To make a booking please email Kimberley.Williams@uts.edu.au and you will receive a response within 24 hours.

Conditions of use:

  • Bags are to be put in a provided locker before accessing the room
  • When handling materials hands must be clean
  • Only non-flash photography can be used
  • Items cannot be scanned or photocopied
  • To view locked material staff will be required to assist

To find items in this collection in the Catalogue, just search and then use Refine your search by Special Collections > Norman Lindsay Collection.

Olympic Studies Collection

The Olympic Studies Collection is located in the City Campus Library in Room 5.g.
Please note: Books and resources in the Dewey range 796 “Athletic and outdoors sports and games” will remain at the Kuring-gai Campus Library until the end of 2015.  

Items in this unique collection can be searched via the Library Catalogue.

The main part of the collection consists of:

  • Documents and publications related to SOCOG (Sydney Organising Committee for the Olympic Games)
  • Post Games Reports from 1908
  • Official result books for the 2000 Sydney Olympic and Paralympics Games
  • Bid books both successful and unsuccessful for the Summer and Winter Games
  • 20,000 slides from 1993-2000
  • 7 photograph albums
Some items can be viewed items from the collection on the Library Flickr site.

For further information visit the Australian Centre for Olympic Studies (ACOS).

The Australian Centre for Event Management (ACEM) has a collection of Olympic and mega event resources.

The Olympic Studies Collection cannot be borrowed, but can be viewed in the Library by both UTS staff, students and visitors. The collection is not available via InterLibrary Loan. However, many materials are located in the general collection of the Library for UTS staff, students and other Olympic scholars to borrow.

Olympic scholars and Olympic Studies Centre Associates can book exclusive use of the room by contacting either Jackie Edwards or Rosie Glynn.  

On the Fringes: South West Sydney 1994 - 2014


On the Fringes: South West Sydney 1994-2014
 is a digital collection that explores social history and cultural life on the outskirts of south-western Sydney.

Recorded through photography, audio interviews, and video footage, the collection documents the communities of Green Valley and its traditional market gardening communities.

The collection spans 1994 up to and including 2014. 

About the Photographer: Therese Sweeney

Typography

Special Collections > Typography CollectionThe typography collection is a valuable resource of materials illustrating graphic trade symbols & trademarks. The collection includes works on wood-block printing based on the Japanese practice, and journals such as the Penrose annual: the international review of the graphic arts.

Example:
Graphic trade symbols by German designers, from the 1907 Klingspor catalog
F. H. Ehmcke. New York : Dover Publications ; 1974.

These materials are not located separately. They are shelved in call no. order in the general stacks.

To find items in this collection in the Catalogue, just search and then use Refine your search by Special Collections > Typography Collection.

UTS Authors

Special Collections > UTS AuthorsTo find works by UTS staff in the Catalogue, just search and then use Refine your search by Special Collections > UTS Authors.

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