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Redeveloped Kā Kohika site makes artworks and archives more discoverable

UC Library has made it easier to discover and access UC’s amazing artworks and archives through our reinvented Kā Kohika site

Kā Kohika enables you to browse, search, bookmark,  and request to view these unique treasures. Over 28,000 digital images have been uploaded to the site, providing a rich source of images for teaching, research, assignments or other purposes such as marketing. The original items can be viewed in the reading room at Macmillan Brown Library.

New and improved features include:

  • enhanced visibility of Māori and Pasifika content,
  • mobile compatibility,
  • curated themes, tailored to teaching topics or special events,
  • new search result filters, such as digitised items only,
  • improved data structures, layout and navigation,
  • social media sharing.

Our artworks and archives are much loved and regularly used by all sorts of people from UC, our local community and beyond. We hope that Kā Kohika will encourage new users to explore and discover these unique taonga.

Withdrawn Library Books to Giveaway

Head to the Central Library on Thursday 24 May, from 1.15 – 3.30 pm, Room 210, Level 2,  Puaka-James Hight.

Books are withdrawn if they are no longer relevant for teaching and research or they are damaged in some way. This is a much smaller giveaway but there is a variety of items:

  • young adult fiction
  • science topics published 1920-1940s
  • CDs

Donations not required for the collection, journal boxes, book ends. Please bring a bag or box with you.

Library Book Giveaway – 29 September

The next withdrawn library book giveaway is on Friday 29 September, 12.15-2.30pm.

You have the opportunity to obtain withdrawn library books for your personal collection at the next Library giveaway on Level 3, north side, Central Library, Puaka-James Hight building. The new owner is the first person who wants the book. Please bring your own bags to take the books away.

A book is in the giveaway because:

  • It no longer meets the demands of the course or research it was purchased for; or
  • Fewer copies of the title are now required; or
  • It is damaged and has been replaced; or
  • It was donated but does not meet the “in scope” criteria for learning, teaching and research at UC.

The items in this giveaway include: maps of the Antarctic region; various donations from a range of disciplines, which were not required for the collection; English Literature 17th and 18th century; duplicate copies of Art of Asia from the 1980s; Textbooks older versions; duplicates and damaged books and sheet music.

Book Night at UC Library: 23 May

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Need a break? Dive into a book!

Help UC Library gather as many people as we can for Book Night 2017!

Bring along your whānau, friends, workmates or book club and support this nationwide event.

Bring your own book or choose something from our display of recreational reading material.

Meet between the lifts on Level 3 of Central Library at 5:15pm Tuesday 23 May.

NZ Music Month at UC Library

UC Library is proud to present two special lunchtime music performances inside the Education Library to celebrate NZ Music Month.

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On Tuesday 16 May we are hosting jazz pianist extraordinaire,
Darren Pickering.

Darren has taught in schools in London and Cairo as well as performed internationally, including at jazz festivals in Cyprus and Lebanon. He is a regular performer at jazz festivals throughout Aotearoa New Zealand, including the upcoming New Zealand Jazz Festival this May, where he will play with Oval Office, the Symposium Big Band and in a duo setting with vocalist Kate Taylor.

Darren’s keyboard, piano playing and compositions also feature on numerous studio albums across many genres – the latest albums he plays on include the recent releases by both Shapeshifter and Pacific Heights. We are incredibly lucky to have Darren playing solo piano live in the library ahead of his New Zealand Jazz Festival performances.

On Monday 22 May we are hosting singer/songwriter, composer and musician, the multi-talented and very lovely Alice Tanner.

Alice is a professional singer performing around NZ. She performs in many groups, including cover bands, jazz bands, duos, original bands and also solo.

Alice studied at CPIT Jazz School and has a Bachelor of Musical Arts majoring in Jazz Vocals. A classical background in both cello and piano means she is a well-rounded musician with a breadth of knowledge in different styles and genres. Alice will be performing a mixture of covers, originals and jazz standards for her performance in the library.

Both performances are free, so bring your lunch and come along for some live music in the library, this NZ Music Month.

Key details:

  • Darren Pickering: Tuesday 16 May, 12.15pm – 12.55pm.
  • Alice Tanner: Monday 22 May, 12.15pm – 12.55pm.
    Te Puna Ako – Education Library, Dovedale.