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Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Unitec Research Bank outage

Kia ora koutou

From Monday 1 July to Sunday 21 July (three weeks), the Unitec Research Bank will be unavailable.

The outage is due to the migration of the Research Bank from the Waikato University servers, where it has been hosted for a number of years, to the Unitec servers. This process is happening for at least four organisations, as Waikato University has decided to no longer host the repositories of other institutions.

During this time, any links to research stored in the Research Bank will be broken, so please use other channels to share your work.

I apologise for any inconvenience caused and please be assured we will do what we can to have the Research Bank available again as quickly as possible. When it's available again, all links will be reinstated with no updates necessary.

Please contact Anna Wheeler for more information.

Ngā mihi

Marcus Williams
Director - Research and Enterprise

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. This year Matariki rises above Aotearoa on Tuesday 25th June that announces the beginning of the traditional Māori New Year, an important time in the Māori calendar.

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 history of Matariki. Check out the Unitec Library catalogue and our Matariki subject guide.

Come in and see our displays at both Te Puna and Waitākere Library.

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

For more information, visit these websites:

 Ngā mihi nui

Te Puna Library

Waitākere Library

Friday, June 21, 2019

American Welding Society (AWS) eLibrary trial database until 14th July, 2019

Kia ora koutou,

We are trialing the American Welding Society (AWS) eLibrary until 14th July, 2019. AWS offers four packages namely: References (handbook), Video, Journal and Standards.

Please follow the link for the trial: https://awsdl.madcad.com/library/

Please have a look especially at the Reference and Video resources. We appreciate if you could give your feedback to Nora Amin at namin@unitec.ac.nz. Your feedback will help us make an informed decision on subscription. Please email Nora to obtain a user guide on how to navigate the eLibrary.

For technical enquiries,  please email their representative, Jack Sherry, at jack.sherry@igroupanz.com

Thank you.

Kind regards,
Library Knowledge Specialist
Engineering, Computing and part of Trades & Services 

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Apply for a scholarship - see what is available

The following scholarships have opened for semester 2 2019. You may be eligible.  Check out the details below.

Maori Scholarships 
  • Te Pou Angitū – up to 5 scholarships. Valued at $3,000 towards tuition fees. Click here for more information.
  • Te Pou Aroha – up to 10 scholarships. Valued at $1,000. Click here for more information.
  • Te Pou Aupiki – up to 10 scholarships. Valued at $2,000 towards tuition fees. Click here for more information.
Pacific Scholarships 
  • Unitec Pacific Success Scholarships – 5 scholarships to give away. Valued at $3,000 towards tuition fees. Click here for more information.
  • Unitec Pacific Academic Support Scholarships – up to 37 scholarships. Valued at $1,000 towards educational related costs. Click here for more information.
  • Unitec Pacific Academic Progression Scholarships – up to 30 scholarships. Valued at $2,000 towards educational related costs. Click here for more information.
Equity Scholarship
  • Diverse Gender Scholarships – up to 2 scholarships each semester. $2,000 toward course related costs for full time study and $1,000 for part time. Click here for more information.
Waitākere Scholarships
  • Bachelor of Nursing Scholarships – up to 3 scholarships. Valued at $2,000. Click here for more information.
  • Bachelor of Social Practice Scholarships – up to 3 scholarships. Valued at $2,000. Click here for more information.
  • Waitematā DHB Health Scholarships – click here for more information.

For more information or if you need help with applying for the above scholarships there is a Scholarship Drop In session in Te Puna B180 (next to the Sushi bar) every Monday 11am – 1pm. Or alternatively you can send an email to scholarships@unitec.ac.nz for any further queries.

Malo Aupito,

Helena on behalf of the Scholarships team.

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Library After Hours returns slot

Te Puna library has two new returns slot are located outside Te Puna - Building 180. When the library closed, you can still return your items through the After Hours Returns slot. There is a slot at each library.
  • These slots can only be used when the library is closed.
  • Items returned through these slots will be checked in before the library is open next.  
  • Laptops and short loan items must be returned to the desk where it was issued.
Te Puna Library 
The After Hours Returns slot is outside the Student Central and West Enterances at Te Puna Building

Building 1 Library 
The returns slot is inside Building 1 past the exhibition hall or foyer beside the library doors.

Waitakere Library
Use the Waitakere Public Library After Hours Returns slot at level 1

Check our Library Hours page for full details & special dates and Library facebook page for the update.
For more information, contact us here.

Monday, June 10, 2019

Te Puna extended hours for 2019 Semester 1

Te Puna (B180) will be open longer hours over the study and exam weeks period, from Monday 10 June - Friday 28 June 2019.

Waitākere and Building 1 libraries hours are not being extended. Their hours will remain the same as during semester time.
For full details see Library Hours

For more information contact us