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Monday, February 02, 2015

Image of the Week: 2nd February - 8th February

What the family car was like almost 100 years ago!

MB 1065, A.C. Graham photographs, Reference code 20765, Jim, Mick and Mary Sullivan with family's first car, c. 1920, Photographer unknown, Macmillan Brown Library, University of Canterbury

This week's photograph is from the A.C Graham collection.

Alexander Carter Graham (1881-1957) was a mountaineer and photographer. This collection was given to the Library by his daughter Dorothy Fletcher. The collection is a combination of images gathered by A. C. Graham from a number of sources, and photographs taken by A. C. Graham and his friends. As a whole, the collection provides a unique visual record of the West coast and its places and people dating from the late 19th century to the mid-20th century

View and search the AC Graham photograph collection here

Image Credit: MB 1065, A.C. Graham photographs, Reference code 20765, Jim, Mick and Mary Sullivan with family's first car, c. 1920, Photographer unknown, Macmillan Brown Library, University of Canterbury.

Friday, January 30, 2015

Electronic Resources via Emerald Insight unavailable briefly on Saturday.

We have a small number of Electronic Resource that come from the publisher, Emerald. They are doing systems maintenance and for a period between noon and 4 pm on Saturday, their resources will be unavailable. Connections will time out.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Database interruption: Thursday morning

Our remote access software, Ezproxy, is being updated at 9 am Thursday morning. This will mean a brief interruption to database access but hopefully this will last no longer than 10 minutes.

Monday, January 26, 2015

Education Library phone outage

***This issue has now been resolved. Thank you for your patience ***

Education Library has a phone outage which means we are unable to receive calls from off campus at present. There are also problems affecting calls between Ilam and Dovedale. Hope to have this fixed soon, sorry for any inconvenience.

The Education Library can be contacted on email at education@libr.canterbury.ac.nz.

Image of the Week: 26th January - 1st February

This is how UC students enjoyed their summer back in 1928.

MB444-Ref15789-Veda Nere and I on the beach

How are you enjoying your Summer 2015?

Image credit: MB 444, Bishop Julius Hall Association of Ex-Students records, Reference code 15789, Veda, Nere and I on the beach at North Brighton S.C.M. Camp, 1928 (Students Bishop Julius Hostel), Macmillan Brown Library, University of Canterbury.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

EBL eBooks unavailable for access -- Sunday 25 January from 1 pm - 5 pm

EBL have advised us of maintenance this Sunday afternoon. There will be no EBL eBooks access for our users during this period. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Monday, January 19, 2015

Image of the Week: 19th - 25th January

Back to work for the year, feel like you are back at the grindstone? Well, spare a thought for this handsome dog – those smiling school boys and milk cans must be heavy! And you can bet he’s got a long way between farms to haul them…

We don’t know which country this photograph was taken in, but it is part of Noel Habgood’s photographic collection of Europe. We suspect this is Switzerland. Do you know any more about St. Bernard dogs pulling carts? Or does your dog have any special skills?

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Image credit: MB237, Noel Habgood Photographs, reference number 146477, Plate 121 – Dog pulling cart with two boys, photographer Noel Habgood, date unknown, Macmillan Brown Library, University of Canterbury.

Monday, January 12, 2015

Image of the week : 12th - 18th January 2015

This is one way to transport horses to a racecourse on an island ...
Have you been swimming lately (with or without a horse)?
Why not let us know your favourite swimming spots.

MB 1065, A. C. Graham photographs, Reference code 17775, Ferry and 2 swimming horses - Okarito lagoon, c. 1900

Image Credit: MB 1065, A. C. Graham photographs, Reference code 17775, Ferry and 2 swimming horses - Okarito lagoon, c. 1900, Photographer H. E. Newton, Macmillan Brown Library, University of Canterbury.

Monday, January 05, 2015

Image of the Week: 5th - 11th January

MB367, Victoria League of New Zealand records, Reference number 148885, A group of Scottish soldiers in a muddy trench celebrating New Year, 1917, British Official Photographer, Macmillan Brown Library, University of Canterbury

Happy New Year. Welcome to 2015!

This photograph shows a group of soldiers in France, celebrating New Year's during World War One.

Image credit: MB367, Victoria League of New Zealand records, Reference number 148885, A group of Scottish soldiers in a muddy trench celebrating New Year, 1917, British Official Photographer, Macmillan Brown Library, University of Canterbury.

Monday, December 22, 2014

Image of the Week: 22nd December - 28th December 2014

MB1065, A.C. Graham photographs, Reference code 19617, Staff (hotel) party Christmas, 1940, photographer Markham Carthow Lyson, 1940, Macmillan Brown Library, University of Canterbury.
We hope you're enjoying the Christmas party season.
This week's image is a photo from a hotel staff Christmas party in 1940.
Image credit:MB1065, A.C. Graham photographs, Reference code 19617, Staff (hotel) party Christmas, 1940, photographer Markham Carthow Lyson, 1940, Macmillan Brown Library, University of Canterbury.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from the UC Library staff.

Friday, December 19, 2014

Archive Viewing at Macmillan Brown library closed for the year

As the Macmillan Brown library will be closed from 5pm Friday, 19th December until 8:30am Monday 5th January 2015, archives will not be able to be requested or viewed during that time. Archive viewing will be back open on the 5th of January 2015.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Libraries Closing for Christmas Break

Untitled [Christmas Card Design], Artist Unknown, red ink on paper, 156 x 73mm, c.1960, UC/MBL/1936

Education, EPS and Macmillan Brown Libraries will close at 5pm Friday 19th December for the Christmas Break.
Central Library will remain open until 5pm Tuesday, 23rd December.
All Libraries will re-open at 8:30am on Monday the 5th of January 2015

We wish you all a wonderful Christmas and Happy New Year.

Image Credit: Unknown [Christmas Card Design], Artist Unknown, red ink on paper, 156 x 73mm, c.1960, UC/MBL/1936.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Image of the Week: 15th December - 21st December 2014

We hope everyone has done their Christmas shopping already because this is what Riccarton Mall is like this week!

Charities Day

If you’d like to know what is actually going on in this picture you can read about it here.

MB1448, University of Canterbury research photograph collection, Reference number 4589, Charities Day, Canterbury College, Square, Christchurch., Macmillan Brown Library, University of Canterbury.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Friday Freestuff - 12th December

Reddit

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Reddit calls itself the front page of the internet and works a bit like a bulletin board with users posting interesting stuff from around the internet. Posts are voted up or down by registered Reddit users with voting deciding a link's location on a page.

Links are organised by topic into 'subreddits'. Popular subreddits include explainlikeimfive, todayilearned, AskReddit and news.

Reddit is a great way to find interesting or funny material from around the internet.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Staff Picks - December. Some books to make you think....



Staff picks for December - Some books to make you think....

Do you need a hand finding your next read? Each month a member of library staff picks out a selection of new or interesting titles from the collection. This month we have five thought provoking titles to get you thinking about some of the big questions of life over the summer holidays.