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Monday, May 25, 2015

Image of the Week: 25th May - 31st May




Sheep resting in the shade of a haystack at Mt Peel Station.

Image credit: MB44, Ackland Family Papers, Reference code 112,Mt Peel Station, c.1890s,Macmillan Brown Library, University of Canterbury.

Monday, May 18, 2015

NZ Music Month Displays

May is New Zealand Music Month.
NZ music month 2015

To celebrate, we have put together displays in two of our libraries.

You can check out the displays at:


  • Central Library (Puaka-James Hight Building) Level 2 - between the 2 lift bays.
    The display features New Zealand music in the 1990's". In a celebration of this unique period of Kiwi music we have selected a few items from the Macmillan Brown Library collection which give a taste of what UC students were rocking out to 20-ish years ago

  • nz music month central library display 2015
  • Education Library (Henry Field) - to your left just after entering via the main entrance doors.
    This is an ever-evolving display so you may want to go back for several visits.

    Here are just two examples:


  • Trial of the Knovel interactive full-text database of scientific and engineering handbooks.

    From today through to the 6th of June UC staff and students have on-campus access to a trial of Knovel.

    More information is available on our Trials page along with links to video and online resources to help with the use of Knovel.

    Knovel is an interactive full-text database of scientific and engineering handbooks and reference works from publishers such as CRC Press, Reed Elsevier, ASCE and ASME. It provides quick, authoritative answers to technical questions. Users can search across text, tables, numerical data, graphs and equations, and use analytical tools as well as browse by individual title.

    Image of the Week: 18th May - 24th May



    Monday 18th May is International Museum Day.

    To celebrate we've pulled this lovely historic photo of Canterbury Museum from our archives. The inscription over the entrance was suggested by William Rolleston, Canterbury's provincial superintendent at the time. It reads “Lo these are parts of His ways but how little a portion is heard of Him” - Job 26.14.
    For a brief history of the museum see the Canterbury Museum website.
    If you’re interested in finding more historic photos of Christchurch, take a look at our photography collection by searching Kā Kohika

    Image Credit: MB 1051, Charles Chilton photographs, Reference code 16725, Entry porch, Canterbury Museum, Christchurch, no date, Photographer Charles Chilton, Macmillan Brown Library, University of Canterbury

    Monday, May 11, 2015

    Image of the Week: 11th May - 17th May

    There will be much excitement around the country over the next week as His Royal Highness Prince Harry of Wales visits. In celebration of royalty, here is a photo of the Prince of Borneo (date unknown) from the John Macmillan Brown Collection.



    Image Credit:
    MB118, John Macmillan Brown Collection, Reference number 14026, Prince of Borneo, Kerry and Co. (Sydney), 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.