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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

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.

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.

Friday, March 22, 2013

Please don't leave your personal belongings unattended in the Library

in particular laptops, cellphones, wallets and backpacks. Unattended belongings attract thieves, and while many believe the risk to be small, it is real and such a loss can be devastating. Even for short trips to the copier, printer, or toilets, take them with you or have a friend sitting next to you watch them while you're gone. The library is not responsible for the loss of personal belongings.