January 20, 2009
The new online catalogue will be an aid to researchers wishing to use the Abbotsford college's library which has in excess of 85,000 bibliographic items, ranging from books and CDs through musical scores and DVDs.Visit the Hudson Memorial Library website for more information.
Hudson Library and Alloway Library have a reciprocal agreement which allows borrowers with valid employee or student cards to borrow material from each other's libraries. Alloway Library participates in several reciprocal agreements with libraries across Canada including most major post-secondary institutions. View complete list of over 70 partner libraries here.
January 14, 2009
January 11, 2009
So, when Alloway Library's Info Desk is closed (Saturdays before 12:30, Sundays) you can always AskAway for reference help. There is a direct link on the library's webpage, under the photo of the library.
Contributed by Sylvia Stopforth
January 09, 2009
Alloway Library's Abraham Brake, who has been leading the project hopes to see $1000 raised by the end of June. He has been faithfully taking loads of empty cans and bottles to the the recycling depot since April last year. The money raised will be used to send impoverished children to Tahiddi's summer camps.
Tahaddi, the Arabic word for “challenge,” serves the poor in three ways: through medical care, literacy programs and prison work.
Tahaddi also provides moral and spiritual support to women’s prisoners during weekly visits and provides inmates with basic necessities, Bible studies and English classes. In a unique arrangement, warm sweaters knitted by the prisoners are given to the shantytown children in the literacy classes.
Learn more at www.tahaddilebanon.org
You can bring your empty recyclable beverage containers to the the library any time to help in this project.
January 06, 2009
Beginning early in 2009, this feature will enable users to bulk download up to 500 images per semester, facilitating the offline use of images for teaching and study. At the same time, ARTstor will be making a change to their terms and conditions of use to make clearer that users may not maintain downloaded images should Alloway Library stop subscribing to ARTstor. This change responds to the needs of content providers and ARTstor's need to be self-sustaining.
Continual improvements to the ARTstor digital library and to the platform will provide ongoing value to TWU’s ARTstor users. ARTstor’s library has grown from 300,000 to nearly 1,000,000 images, and they continue to improve site performance and introduce innovative approaches to search and discovery features.