July 2008 Entries
The National Library of Australia has made available to the public a pilot search service for historic Australian newspaper articles. The Australian Newspapers Beta service allows access to historic Australian newspapers digitised as part of the Australian Newspapers Digitisation Program.
The beta site will be developed over the rest of the year. Feedback is welcome, and will contribute to the offical site due to be launched in 2009.
Religious diversity confronts us with many challenges. The place of religion itself in the public arena, the accommodation of various religious practices in public institutions such as schools and universities, or the real fear of religious conflict are just some of the questions that have no ready answers and require serious consideration.
Videos, podcasts, and interactive features to complement the British Library's online gallery of sacred texts.
Textual Cultures: Texts, Contexts, Interpretation brings together essays by scholars from numerous disciplines and focuses on issues of textual editing, redefinitions of textuality, the history of the book, material culture, and the fusion of codicology with literary, musicological, and art historical interpretation and iconography. It is the official publication of the
Codex Sinaiticus is one of the most important books in the world. Handwritten well over 1600 years ago, the manuscript contains the Christian Bible in Greek, including the oldest complete copy of the New Testament.
There will be a couple of Library workshops for Classics & Ancient History post-graduate students in the next few weeks. These will be especially useful if you are beginning a dissertation or thesis, but anyone is welcome to attend.
Please book online http://www.library.auckland.ac.nz/booking/
EndNote is a really useful program that helps you manage your bibliographies and citations.
There will be some training sessions for Sociology and Development Studies students.
Wednesday 16 July 1-3pm and then repeated on Thursday 31 July 10-12am.
Wednesday 5 August 2-4pm
Please book online.
The News Manual, a three-volume book published at the University of Papua New Guinea in 1991, has been relaunched as an online resource to help young people entering the profession and support mid-career journalists wanting to improve their skills.
Did you know that if you access Google Scholar through the Library website when off campus you get free access to full-text material to which the University Library subscribes?
And when on campus, students have access to the University's subscription resources found by Google Scholar at full speed and without traffic counting towards data caps. Try the Library website's Google Scholar page.
ANCHIST102 has a new webpage with the readings for the essay topics.
An online version of the Cambridge Histories series is available on a trial basis until 1 August.
The addition of an historic West Coast newspaper to the National Library’s Papers Past website now gives researchers access to coverage of the entire First World War.
75,000 pages of the Grey River Argus have been digitised, bringing the total number of newspaper pages available on Papers Past to over 1.2 million.