Wednesday, March 05, 2014
Unfortunately due to the current weather conditions the 2014 Tower Race will be postponed until Wednesday 12th March. The current conditions would make it unsafe for you to complete the race safely and we have no intention of making you stand out in the rain and wind! The time and details will remain the same the only change is the date.
Thursday, February 27, 2014
It's easy! Just follow @uoclibrary, tweet us your #toplibrarytips and go in the draw to win. Prizes drawn each weekday until 7th March.
Up for grabs are: 25 x $5 coffee vouchers, 5 x $25 Hoyts movie vouchers, 1 x $50 UBS book voucher.
You must be a UC student to enter. Winners drawn at random.
Friday, February 21, 2014
The library catalogue is currently experiencing technical difficulties. Library e-services are working on the problem and hope to have it back up and running soon.
We apologise for any inconvenience caused. Library staff at our information desks can do searching/requesting through our staff system so please do contact them for help.
EBL inform us that access to EBL e-books will be unavailable on Sunday, March 2nd 2014 between 1-5pm as their platform undergoes scheduled maintenance (enhancements and updates).
They apologise for any inconvenience this may cause but hopefully this will result in an improved user experience.
Have you had a pizza recently and been wondering how to put the box to good use?
May we suggest a laptop stand, or perhaps a solar-powered oven?
Friday, February 14, 2014
A free online tool to help you outline a story. (Note: to access you need to have an Amazon account – eg, an account used to purchase books from Amazon.) While advertised as a tool for turning scripts into a movie, it’s also a useful tool to plan other presentations such as in Power Point. The user creates groups at the top of the page then adds virtual cards under those groups (a bit like the sticky notes we use at planning days). The site also allows collaboration.
Thursday, February 13, 2014
We are currently experiencing problems with providing access to electronic resources, due to a hardware fault.
There is currently no access to ebooks and electronic journals from off-campus and on-campus users will probably be affected as well. The Library wiki is also down.
ICTS are working on getting things back up and running. We will update once the problem has fixed.
We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Your interloans account won't be available on the 17th or 18th February, due to a software upgrade. Please contact us on extn 8722 or email@example.com for all queries or urgent needs.
Monday, February 10, 2014
Because of a server problem there are some inoperable library services. These include:
- thesis deposit
- some PBRF-related document deposits
- for on-campus users, NZ Topographical Maps & some time-series databases will also fail.
We expect to have an update on the problem by mid-day today (10th Feb).
Friday, February 07, 2014
EPS Library currently has a display to highlight Bike Wise month, facilities for bikes at UC and books on bikes and biking.
is a series of free tutorials to help improve your typing skills. Tutorials are quite addictive with activities for all skill levels from beginner through to advanced. You need to set up a login and password but after that you are free to do the various exercises. The program remembers the keys you struggle with and you can select exercises for these keys.
Friday, January 31, 2014
Contains links to some House of Commons Parliamentary Papers (via the Southampton University library PAC) - these are a valuable source of historical information for researchers.
Thursday, January 30, 2014
All UC libraries will be closed Thursday, 6th February for Waitangi Day. We reopen Friday, 7th February.
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
eTV advises they are upgrading their system and their service will be unavailable Tuesday January 28th 7.00 PM
to Thursday January 30th. Their notice follows:
Update to eTV Planned Outage Advance Notice
Please be advised that eTV will be offline and unavailable to all users from 7.00pm Tuesday 28th January until Thursday 30th January.
We are upgrading our web server as part of ongoing maintenance.
If you require a particular video for use on those days please download in advance, or contact us so we can arrange to get the video to you during the outage.
Friday, January 24, 2014
are useful resources for those who want to improve their Google search skills. There are 2 courses, Power Searching and Advanced Power Searching. Resources include videos, text, and worked examples of searches. The Power Searching Quick Guide is a handy reference to the search tips.