Friday, January 30, 2015
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
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
***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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
This is how UC students enjoyed their summer back in 1928.
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 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
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?
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
We hope everyone has done their Christmas shopping already because this is what Riccarton Mall is like this week!
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
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 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.
Monday, December 08, 2014
All libraries will close at 1pm this Friday, 12th December for a Christmas function.
If you need to return items after 1pm on the 12th of December, please use the Library after hours returns drop boxes located outside each library.
ITS Help/Service desks at Central and Education libraries will also be unavailable from 1pm on Friday. If you need IT help, call 6060.
Thank you for your understanding.