Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Deanna Devitt takes a look at the Library's Absolute Style.

Fashion Design program head Deanna Devitt visited the Abbotsford library to take a look at the Library's most recent display.  The "UFV Library has Absolute Style" display is highlighting the best of the Library's Fashion Design collection of books, DVDs, periodicals, as well as artifacts including two garments designed by UFV Fashion grads Ning Hao and Kim Kokaszk.

For more information on this display, please click here.  For details on the Absolute Style fashion show, please click here.

Posted by Mary-Anne
April 23, 2014

Celebrating Shakespeare's 450th Birthday

Portrait of William Shakespeare by
Martin Dreshout the elder, 1623.  
Photo Credit: Erich Lessing
/ART RESOURCE, N.Y.
Want to celebrate the Bard's birthday - experience a little Shakespeare at your fingertips?  Watch a favourite play using the Library's Theatre in Video database, or, watch a film on the Globe Theatre in London using Films on Demand.


Lady Macbeth Walking in her Sleep by
Henry Fuseli, 1784.
Photo Credit: Erich Lessing/
ART RESOURCE, N.Y.  







Don't forget the library's catalogue if you want a text of a play, or consult our Libguide for English 312 for information on all types of information on Shakespeare and his work.





Posted by Mary-Anne, April 23, 2014

Monday, April 14, 2014

Vancouver Sun now on Proquest Digital Microfilm



Proquest Digital Microfilm provides the full-image newspaper content for the Vancouver Sun, starting in 2011. Like traditional microfilm, every page is reproduced in its entirety, including pictures, advertisements, letters to the editor, the classified sections, and more. You are able to view exactly how the content was on the page.

Also like traditional microfilm, the content can be browsed but not keyword searched. To use the product, you must select a year, month and day to view. You can then browse through the paper or go to a specific page.

Content may be selected and printed. 

Please note that the image files are large and may take some time to load.


 

 How does this compare to Canadian Newsstand Major Dailies?


Canadian Newsstand provides the full text of the Vancouver Sun from 1987 to present, and is fully keyword searchable.  The articles are presented in HTML full text, with no images included.


 A river runs through it; Fraser plays part in global study measuring effect of climate change
falsePynn, Larry.The Vancouver Sun [Vancouver, B.C] 17 Apr 2012: A.12.
Long after the season's last salmon has migrated upstream to spawn and die, the river gives little reason to consider its importance on a global basis. [...] that is, you chat with scientist Bernhard Peucker-Ehrenbrink, who is reaching out from a wooden dock to obtain a water sample with a plastic jug.
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It can be easy to take the Fraser River for granted. From the muddy banks next to the former Albion ferry terminal, the sediment-laced waters seem to flow reliably, unchanging day after day to the Fraser delta at the Pacific Ocean.
Long after the season's last salmon has migrated upstream to spawn and die, the river gives little reason to consider its importance on a global basis.
 
Patti Wilson, April 14, 2014