Friday, December 06, 2013
Started in 2005, the project will, over a period of 20 years, digitise historically significant US newspapers published between 1836 and 1922. The database is freely available via Chronicling America and there are currently over 5.2 million pages online. Advanced search lets you narrow your search by State, Newspaper and specify a date range. This is a valuable resource for researchers with very good image quality. As well as providing an insight into the social, political and cultural life of America, there are also interesting personal accounts of events, like this evocative description of the San Francisco earthquake from Professor George Davidson at UCLA in the Minneapolis Journal (19th April 1906), it was ‘like a terrier shaking a rat’. We can relate to that in Christchurch.
Thursday, December 05, 2013
Check out this month's recommendations - this time we're featuring children's books from the Education Library.
Librarians’ picks of the month
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
In response to student feedback and usage statistics, the opening hours of Central Library and Education Library are changing from the start of Semester 1 2014.
Central Library will now remain open until 11pm Monday – Thursday, two hours later than in 2013. Central will also be open later on a Friday, closing at 9pm. Central Library’s opening hours are also extended for the 2013 end-of-year exam period.
The Education Library will no longer open in the evenings and at weekends in 2014, as a result of low demand. Education students are encouraged to make use of the Central and Engineering & Physical Sciences Libraries, which are available for the use of any student. The 24-hour Kotuku computer lab is also available as a study space at Dovedale.
We’ll continue to monitor demand of our libraries to ensure we provide you with the best pattern of opening hours possible.
Friday, March 22, 2013
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.