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Friday, January 21, 2022

Improvements to how the books, journals and dvds are shelved 

At the end of 2021 we moved the School of Performing Arts library and integrated it with the main Te Library in B180. 

We used that opportunity to change the location of journals so that now journals are shelved together with books on the same subject. 

We also moved dvds used by Performing Arts to level 3 area where we have some dvd drives attached to the computers

Wednesday, August 25, 2021

IEEE Online Workshops

Kia ora koutou

IEEE is one of the main databases for Computing and Engineering, subscribed by Unitec Library. It contains useful academic resources including peer reviewed conference papers, journal articles, etc., covering a range of areas including:

Engineering: Civil; Electrical; Electronic; Automotive; Environment; Hydraulics; Mechatronics; Transport; and more…

Computing: IT; Information System; Programming; Cybersecurity; Networking; Web Design; and much more…

The Library is organising two online workshops on IEEE which will be delivered by an IEEE expert who is based in Singapore, Alex Yupeng. Details of the workshops are: 

IEEE Workshop (Basic)

Date 26th Aug (Thurs). Time 11am-12pm

Zoom link: https://unitec-ac-nz.zoom.us/j/2564177989?pwd=VW5TQWxLeVJ2WFp2bElueUN4ZzJRQT09

Meeting ID: 256 417 7989. Passcode: IEEE

IEEE Workshop (Advance)

Date 26th Aug (Thurs). Time 2-3pm

Zoom link: https://unitec-ac-nz.zoom.us/j/2564177989?pwd=VW5TQWxLeVJ2WFp2bElueUN4ZzJRQT09

Meeting ID: 256 417 7989. Passcode: IEEE 

All staff and students are invited. Thank you 

Norasieh Md Amin - Subject Librarian (Computing & Engineering)

Thursday, August 05, 2021

Cook Islands Language Week 2021

Kia orana,

Welcome to Cook Islands Language Week 2021 being held from Sunday 1 August – Saturday 7 August, 2021. This year’s theme for ‘Epetoma o te reo Māori Kūki ‘Āirani – Cook Islands Language Week is ‘Ātuitui’ia au ki te Oneone o tōku ‘Ui Tupuna which means, connect me to the soil of my ancestors.

The theme reflects on the journey of Cook Islands peoples in New Zealand, as well as the longing of young Cook Islanders to connect with their language, culture, and identity. Acknowledging that while community elders are fundamental to the teaching and sharing of Cook Islands language, the leadership of young people as the next wave of cultural and language experts is also critical in keeping the connection to their homelands alive.

This year’s theme also reflects the overarching 2021 Pacific Language Week theme of Wellbeing, by linking the importance of language to overall wellbeing. The three official languages are English, Cook Islands Māori and Pukapukan. Cook Islands Māori has a number of dialects, the most widely used is Rarotongan. The Cook Islands consist of 15 islands that are divided up into Northern and Southern groups.

Unitec Library has resources both in electronic and print version to learn more about the culture, language and history. Check out the Unitec Library catalogue and our Pacific subject guide.

Use the hashtag #CookIslandsLanguageWeek to follow the events on social media.

Come in and see our display at Te Puna Library (Level 1, Building 180).

For more information, visit these pages:

Meitaki ma’ata

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

PASA Library is on the move

The Performing and Screen Arts (PASA) Library in B202-1010 will close at end of semester two 2021.  

UPDATE 18.11.21: Due to the Covid lockdown, the PASA library is now closed.
Please return all your library items to Te Puna.
There are two after-hours library return boxes at Te Puna B180 doors - opposite Copy Centre and by Breaktime opposite B183.

Any items that have been withdrawn from the collection will be made available to students and staff when the campus re-opens.

The library resources will relocate from Monday 29 November 2021 to Te Puna Library B180. These resources should be available to staff and students to access from mid-December.

If you want to access library items for your research and information needs, contact your Subject Librarian (PASA) – Sana Saleem email: ssaleem@unitec.ac.nz or visit the PASA subject guide for more info.

All resources remain searchable through the Library website.

Some useful guides for staff and students:
Please contact Anna Wheeler (Manager Resources, Library and Information) email: awheeler@unitec.ac.nz for any queries about the move of library resources.


Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Happy Matariki - Māori New Year

 Kia ora e te whānau,

Wishing you a happy Matariki, Māori New Year - Nga Mihi o Matariki, te tau hou Māori, ki a tatou katoa.

Matariki (also known as the Pleiades cluster) signals the Māori New Year. Celebrate the Māori new year in Tāmaki Makaurau with Matariki Festival, from 19 June until 11 July 2021.

Traditionally, new year celebrations provided the opportunity for whānau to come together and celebrate with kai, korero and waiata and to reflect on the year gone by and begin planning for the new year ahead.

Unitec Library has resources both in print and electronic that gives more information about the celebration of Matariki. Visit the Unitec Library website and our Matariki subject guide.

Check out our displays at Te Puna Library (Level 1, Building 180) and Waitākere Library (Level 3, Building 520).

Ngā manaakitanga

Tuesday, June 29, 2021

NZ Herald Premium now available for all students & staff

Good news!

We now have NZ Herald Premium access for all students and staff at Unitec.

However you will need to register with a Unitec staff or student email address and use a special code.

For instructions on how to do this go to Library database information in Moodle - NZ Herald Premium Edition

If you have already registered using the instructions you do not need to do it again.

If you have any further enquiries, please contact libinfo@unitec.ac.nz.

Thursday, June 03, 2021

Samoan Language Week 2021

Talofa lava, Afio mai. Welcome to Vaiaso o le Gagana Samoa - Samoa Language Week held from Sunday 30 May – Saturday 5 June, 2021. Samoa’s 59th year of independence was on Tuesday 1 June.

The theme is Poupou le lotoifale. Ola manuia le anofale which means strengthen the posts of your house, for all to thrive. When you’re building a foundation for a fale (house) it can’t have a weak foundation or posts. This is the same for the foundations of our families, schools and churches that play an important role in strengthening Gagana Samoa (the Samoan Language). Language is important for the foundations of our overall wellbeing.

Unitec Pacific Centre is also running some events on campus to embrace and celebrate Vaiaso o le Gagana Samoa. Staff and students are welcome to join in this week to wear blue and sing the Samoan national anthem and do a Unitec Tik Tok video, Game show – who wants to be a Samoan and Public lecture – We are Samoa. More info is on the Unitec Pacific CentreFacebook page.

For Samoan Language Week, my colleagues Leone Samu Tui (Associate Curator, Documentary Heritage, Pacific) and Seulupe Dr Falaniko Tominiko (Deputy Chair of Auckland Museum’s Pacific Advisory Group) reflect on the significance of a measina held in Auckland Museum’s manuscript collection: an unpublished tusi faʻalupega or collection of Sāmoan chiefly titles and village salutations, compiled in 1902. Read more on the AucklandMuseum website.

Unitec Library has resources in both print and electronic version to learn more about Gagana Samoa. Check out the Unitec Library catalogue and our Pacific subject guide.

See our display at Te Puna Library.

Use the hashtag #SamoanLanguageWeek to follow the events on social media. 

Practice some everyday phrases Gagana o aso uma in Samoan



Tālofa lava








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 For more information, visit these websites:

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