Monday, October 30, 2006

PubMed Linkout

The library has now set up a customised account in PubMed Linkout. Searching through this account will bring up specific Whitireia results, both print and hard copy. Look at the screen shot to see the tab.
Click here to access Whitireia PubMed Linkout.
After the initial search, change the display setting to abstract, click on the Whitireia icon and get details about accessing your article in the library (Print) or link straight through to our databases (Online).
Free PubMed articles are available if you click the other tab on the search screen.

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Spring Visitors to the Library

Staff and students knew that spring had finally arrived when some new borrowers appeared in the moat surrounding the library.

Thursday, September 21, 2006

Farewell to the CE

The library was recently the venue for the Whitireia staff farewell to the Chief Executive Deirdre Dale. Deirdre had been instrumental in the development of the new library building and in addition, was a regular library user. For the function, the library was decorated by the floral art students.

Friday, June 30, 2006

Electronic projects

Library and etexting
Next semester, the library is planning to begin an etexting service. The service is now in place thanks to support from Julie Ainsworth of Business Development. Its introduction is based on the wide use of cell-phones and the high return rate of student emails. A publicity campaign will encourage users to text the library not only for renewals but for other information such as opening hours and brief reference queries.

Wireless Access in the Library
In an innovative project, technology students under the supervision of Steve Cosgrove, will this week begin a Wireless Site Survey in Te Kete Wānanga. The survey will test the feasibility of wireless access in the building and provide CafeNet access to users for a short period of time.

Electronic books on a variety of subjects are being included in the library catalogue. These are part of the Gale database and titles added so far are: The encyclopedia of sociology, The Gale encyclopedia of psychology, The Gale encyclopedia of medicine, Drugs and controlled substances information for students and The Gale encyclopedia of genetic disorders. URLS are included in all the records.

Friday, June 02, 2006

20th Birthday Celebrations

On Friday, May 26, 2006, Whitireia Community Polytechnic celebrated its 20th anniversary with a cocktail party in Te Kete Wānanga, the Learning Centre and library. Bookstacks in the library were wrapped in white sheeting and transformed into christo-esque installations, circulation desks became bars and study spaces became venues for Polynesian song and dance. Normal library food and drink rules were suspended as over 500 guests sampled spit-roasted pigs, fresh fish civiche (Island style) and New Zealand wines.

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

What a difference a year makes!

Posted by Picasa It is nearly a year since we moved into Te Kete Wananga and here is a collage of pictures from our first day in the library.

Friday, March 17, 2006

Pacific Collection

The library has recently been donated a large collection of resources from the Pacific Islands. These items are currently being sorted and a start has been made on cataloguing them. All catalgued items have been listed on the New Zealand Bibliographic Database.

Thursday, February 02, 2006

Welcome Back, 2006

The staff the Porirua, Kapiti and Auckland Campuses welcome staff and students back for the start of the new year. It has been a busy time over the vacation - many summer school student enquiries, over 200 nursing videos were added to the Porirua collection, Auckland got new shelving and Kapiti refined its collection. See you soon in the library!