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Monday, August 31, 2015

Image of the Week: 31st August - 6th September

The first production from the new Canterbury College established in 1873.



Image credit: MB1448, University of Canterbury research photograph collection, Reference code 4696, The first Canterbury College play: Much ado about nothing (1870’s), Photographer P. Schourup, Macmillan Brown Library, University of Canterbury.

Monday, August 24, 2015

Pay for Lost Books online!

Our online payment system has been upgraded so you can now pay fines and lost book charges via My Library Account. Payment will be deducted from your Canterbury Card so make sure to top up first. Simply log on to My Library Account with your username and password, go to Fines, Blocks, Lost Items, select Pay Online and follow the prompts. Please ask library staff at any Information Desk if you require assistance.

Image of the Week: 24th - 30th August

Spring is just around the corner. Here's hoping we get some nice weather over the break.

This week's image shows the 1910 Domain Fete in the Christchurch Botanical Gardens. The fete was held to raise funds for the Domains Board and received this rave review in The Press.

MB1051, Charles Chilton photographs, Reference code 16766, Domain Fete, Christchurch, 1910,

Image credit: MB1051, Charles Chilton photographs, Reference code 16766, Domain Fete, Christchurch, 1910, Photographer Charles Chilton, Macmillan Brown Library, University of Canterbury.

Friday, August 21, 2015

Harvard Business scheduled downtime Sunday 23rd - Monday 24th August

Access to Harvard Business content will not be available in Learn between 9:00 pm. Sunday 23th August - 2:00 am. Monday 24th August NZST (New Zealand Standard Time), due to scheduled system maintenance.

Monday, August 17, 2015

Image of the Week: 17th August - 23rd August

In an earthquake, stop, drop and make like a turtle. 1934 style.

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Image credit:
MB444, Bishop Julius Hall Association of Ex-Students Records, Reference number 15846, Bishop Julius Hostel Drill Squad, 1934. Photographer Margaret Knight. Macmillan Brown Library, University of Canterbury.

Monday, August 10, 2015

Image of the Week: 10th August - 16th August

Happy Dodransbicentennial Akaroa!



175 years ago the Comte de Paris carrying 57 French and German settlers entered Akaroa harbour on 16th of August 1840.

This image was taken at Akaroa some years later, after Louis Vangioni discovered a penguin washed up in Fisherman's Bay in 1904. Louis took the penguin home to recuperate and it decided to make Akaroa his permanent home. Pompey the penguin lived in an old barrel in the Vangioni's yard and became a popular tourist attraction for the seaside town for the following 13 years.

MB1470 D Harrison photographs, Reference number 2657, Pompey the yellow-eyed penguin with Betty Waller (left) and Rana Hall. Photographer D Harrison, 1914. Macmillan Brown Library, University of Canterbury.

Thursday, August 06, 2015

Various Proquest Databases unavailable on Sunday afternoon

Proquest have advised that some of their databases will be unavailable from 2pm Sunday 8th August - with access being restored by around 10 pm. Some of the affected databases that we subscribe to are:

• Georef
• Health and Medical Complete
• Literature Online
• MLA
• ProQuest Dissertations and Theses
• Sociological Abstracts

Their announcement follows:

Dear Customer:

On Sunday ProQuest will be upgrading its systems infrastructure to improve performance, security, and overall reliability of its products.

During this time access to the ProQuest products listed below will not be available and users will be re-directed to a webpage explaining the scheduled maintenance:
• Research databases
• ProQuest platform (search.proquest.com)
• ProQuest Congressional (congressional.proquest.com)
• ProQuest Dialog (search.proquest.com/professional)
• Chadwyck-Healey databases (full list available here)
• CultureGrams
• eLibrary (all editions)
• ProQuest Digital Microfilm
• ProQuest Obituaries
• ProQuest Research Companion
• SIRS (all editions)

Tuesday, August 04, 2015

Book Giveaway - Friday 7 August

Withdrawn titles in the following subject areas will be available

E - Americas
P – Linguistics
PT – German Literature
Miscellaneous (titles from student lockers)

12-15-3.15 pm- Level 3 Central Library,

Monday, August 03, 2015

Image of the Week: 3rd August - 9th August


Kia Orana - this week we celebrate Cook Islands Language week.



This photograph is of Penrhym Island - the largest and most remote of all the 15 Cook Islands in the South Pacific.

Image credit: MB 118, John Macmillan Brown collection, Reference code 13865, Penrhym settlement, c. 1919, Macmillan Brown Library, University of Canterbury

Friday, July 31, 2015

Science Direct and other Elsevier resources unavailable on Sunday Morning

Elsevier have advised us they will be doing maintenance on Sunday morning which will prevent access to Science Direct, Scopus, Engineering Village and some other resources hosted by them.

This will start at 10 am on Sunday 2nd August and is expected to be completed by 3 pm.

Their resources will display an advisory message should you connect to them during this time.

Book Giveaway - Withdrawn Library Books - Friday 7th August

The library is organising Book Giveaways during 2015 to give you the opportunity to obtain withdrawn books for your personal collection.
The next giveaway is Friday 7th August, 12:15pm-3pm on Level 3 (North side) of the Central Library, Puaka-James Hight building.

Book Giveaway
The new owner is the first person who wants the book.
Please bring your own bags to take the books away.

Withdrawn titles in the following subject areas will be available

E - Americas
P – Linguistics
PT – German Literature
Miscellaneous

A book is in the giveaway because:

  • It no longer meets the demands of the course or research it was purchased for, or

  • Fewer copies of the title are now required, or

  • It is damaged and has been replaced, or

  • It was donated but does not meet the "in scope" criteria for learning, teaching and research at UC.


There will be another giveaway on Friday 18th September

Monday, July 27, 2015

Celebrate Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori, Maori Language Week

This year's theme for Māori Language Week (27 July - 2 August 2015) is 'Whāngaihia te Reo ki ngā Mātua' - 'Nurture the language in parents'. It aims to encourage and support every day Māori language use for parents and caregivers with children.

There are Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori displays up in all UC Libraries (display at Te Puna Mātauraka o Waitaha - Central Library - pictured below).

central library display Central library display 2

Come and have a look and learn some Te Reo.
Also check out the UC programme of events celebrating Māori language week.

Image of the Week: 27th July - 2nd August

"Can Can Canned?" - Bishop Julius' float at capping parade.

MB444, Bishop Julius Hall Association of Ex-Students records, Reference code 15975, ‘Can Can Canned’, Bishop Julius float for Procesh: from left: Gillian Chaplin, Helen Gordon, Margart Mitchell, Cynthia Cass, Anne Pierre – the Can Can dancers, 1960, Macmillan Brown Library, University of Canterbury.

Image credit:
MB444, Bishop Julius Hall Association of Ex-Students records, Reference code 15975, 'Can Can Canned', Bishop Julius float for Procesh: from left: Gillian Chaplin, Helen Gordon, Margart Mitchell, Cynthia Cass, Anne Pierre – the Can Can dancers, 1960, Macmillan Brown Library, University of Canterbury.

Monday, July 20, 2015

Image of the Week: 20th July - 26th July

" I'm back @ UC !"



Image credit: MB444, Bishop Julius Hall Association of Ex-Students records, Reference number 15834, Norris Blair, c. 1920’s, Photographer Paul Pascoe, Macmillan Brown Library, University of Canterbury.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Vessels of Knowledge Exhibition at Selwyn Gallery

Fancy a trip out to Darfield? If you're heading in that direction make sure to check out the University of Canterbury Art Collection exhibition:

Vessels of Knowledge: Studio Ceramics from the University of Canterbury Art Collection

The motto underneath the crest of the Christchurch College of Education, prior to its amalgamation with the University of Canterbury, read Disce ut Docea; learn that you may teach. Exhibiting a range of studio ceramics from the Christchurch College of Education (CCE) sub-collection, Vessels of Knowledge reflects this philosophy and takes both the pedagogical tradition within the College and a broader global lineage of pottery as its subject.
Much of the CCE collection was purchased in the 1970s and 1980s and illustrates the rise of art teaching in the national school curriculum – a period when ceramics were extremely popular and teachers could specialise in art education in their third year. At the time the Art Department staff numbered between eight to ten and a large number were practicing artists.
The works in the exhibition come from highly-regarded New Zealand potters including Len Castle, Doreen Blumhardt, Mirek Smisek, as well as the England-based practitioner Michael Cardew and the renowned Japanese potter Shoji Hamada. Both international potters visited New Zealand at separate times and worked closely with a number of the artists in Vessels of Knowledge. These objects weave a narrative of oceans crossed and influences and techniques passed on and adapted to local contexts.
Vessels of Knowledge is a rare opportunity to see some of the treasures of the University’s Art Collection, which, due to a number of practical reasons, including the public nature of display spaces and anti-earthquake measures, are not often exhibited.

Exhibition link

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Doreen Blumhardt (NZL), 1914-2009; Untitled [Large Bowl] Ceramic, glazed stoneware UC/CCE/013 UC Art Collection