Wednesday, September 2, 2015

The Amazing Race!

We are waiting for the Amazing Race participants to descend upon the library. This is part of the International Student Orientation. Students will take part in "Library: Mission Possible" which gives them a series of challenges to learn about our library and then to tell us about their home country library. Should be fun -- flavoured water, chocolates, and cool library buttons!

Posted by Brenda

Monday, August 31, 2015

You are invited to a celebration!

Please join us for a celebration of UFV Library's new Special Collection - the Newman Western Canadian Cookbook Collection.  We will also be unveiling our new UFV Cookbook of favourite recipes, Good Food Tells a Story, as well as celebrating the MSA Museum's publication of Abbotsford: from Village to City.

When:  Thursday, September 24th from 7-9PM
Where: The Abbotsford campus library's foyer (G building 33844 King Road)

Learn more about these exciting projects, explore the collection, meet the authors and enjoy refreshments and food samplings.

RSVP by September 18th to Mary-Anne MacDougall by email:

EBL Books downtime Sept. 15th

Proquest is performing some system upgrades to the EBL platform.  The downtime period will be:

Vancouver (PDT): Tuesday, September 15 from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm

This outage will affect a small number of purchased e-books which reside on the EBL platform.  These titles can be identifed in our library catalogue by the URL, which will resemble the following string:

Posted by Patti Wilson

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Proquest Maintenance Alert August 12th

On Wednesday, August 12, 2015 at 7:00 PM PDT, ProQuest will be performing critical maintenance to correct a load balancer error. The window is scheduled to begin at 7:00 PM PDT and will last for two (2) hours.

Affected Databases include:
Canadian Business & Current Affairs (CBCA)
Canadian Newsstand

ERIC (Proquest version)
Globe & Mail: Canada's Heritage from 1844
Periodicals Archive Online

Social Services Abstracts
Sociological Abstracts

Friday, July 31, 2015

Banner Maintenance Announcement - Sunday, August 2

To improve service security and performance, IT Services will be working on Banner system upgrade during our regular maintenance window:    Sunday, August 2, 7AM – 11AM PST

MyUFV, My UFV Course Tools, and Student Files will experience service interruptions. Online Learning, and Student and Employee Email will be available.

Users might experience a range of error messages when attempting to access Banner data through myUFV during the outage.

Posted by Mary-Anne