June 21, 2006

Did you get yours?

Don't miss out on your library privileges this summer!

Be sure to get a validation sticker for your TWU ID card and then show it to Circulation Counter staff so your library record can be updated.

Faculty and staff can now get stickers that will make their card valid until August 2007. Just ask at The Front Desk in Reimer Student Center, or a Departmental administrative Assistant.

Students taking courses during the summer can get a validation sticker at the Summer Learning Commons, in the Atrium next to the library.

What does that little sticker do? Well, once you have your library record updated, it lets you renew and request library material online. And if you are planning some fun this summer, you may be able to enjoy a student discount by showing the card at the theatre, travel agency or transit authority.

...because there are some things that MasterCard can't buy...


Student getting photo for ID card -- ca 1975.
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June 14, 2006

Early music and opera CDs


Three CDs added to Alloway Library's sound recording collection arrived today all featuring the music of Josquin des Prez as performed by renaissance music ensemble The Clerks' Group directed by Edward Wickham. Experience the wonders of Missa malheur me bat;
Missa fortuna desperata or Missa faisant regretz this summer!

A fourth newly-catalogued disc is Giuseppe Verdi's Luisa Miller. This Decca recording features two Pavarotti's (Luciano and Fernando) as well as Montserrat Caballe. The three acts of this opera are L'amore; L'intrigo and Il veleno (Poison) Based on that, you can probably you guess how it will end!

When new books are added to the collection, they are displayed on the main level of the library before being shelved. New media acquisitions however, are shelved directly after processing. If you'd like to stay up-to-date with CDs, videos and DVDs as they are added to the collection, use the subscribe box in the adjacent column to have Library News posts emailed.

June 13, 2006

New DVD charts life of the "Uncharted Surveyor"


Peter Fidler's depth of curiosity, intelligence and a drive to establish a place for himself in the development of trade and commerce with the Hudson's Bay Company should have earned him a spot among Canadian legends. After arriving in Manitoba in 1788 he charted vast swathes of North American; established respectful and profitable relations with First Nations people; kept detailed records of weather, wildlife and customs of the people he encountered and noted the potential value of the tar sands.

Uncharted Surveyor: the Peter Fidler story is a compelling and insightful portrait of this remarkable, yet unknown figure in Canadian history set against the background the fierce corporate war brewing between the fur trading companies of the day. This beautifully crafted 46 minute DVD uses extracts from Fidler's journals, reenactment and interviews with scholars to open a window into a unique moment in Canadian history.

Alloway Library's media collection is on the upper level. The loan period
for DVD is one week. To find more DVDs in our catalogue,
try a "general keyword search" and include the word "videorecording" as part of your search.

New additions to the Audio CD collection

Nine new audio CDs have which have been added to the collection this week will be of special interest to early and classical music aficionados. The recordings include three discs of sacred choral music by Heinrich Schutz: (Geistliche Chormusik; Sinfoniae sacrae and Psalmen Davids;) Johannes Ockeghem's Requiem and Monteverdi's Masses and motets. Another disc features John Eliot Gardiner directing Vivaldi's Gloria in D major and Handel's Gloria in B flat minor. Secular choral music of Poulenc and Horowitz plays Mozart round out this batch of new discs.


Alloway Library's media collection is on the upper level. The loan period for
audio CDs is one week. To find more sound recordings in our catalogue, try a
"general keyword search" and include the phrase "sound recording" in your
search.