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News Archives for July 2018

17th-18th Century Burney Collection Newspapers

UNB Libraries is delighted we now have access to the 17th-18th century Burney Collection newspapers!

The newspapers, pamphlets, and books gathered by the Reverend Charles Burney (1757-1817) represent the largest and most comprehensive collection of early English news media. The present digital collection, that helps chart the development of the concept of ‘news’ and ‘newspapers’ and the “free press”, totals almost 1 million pages and contains approximately 1,270 titles. Many of the Burney newspapers are well known, but many pamphlets and broadsides also included have remained largely hidden. These treasures can now be searched, browsed and discovered again within Gale Digital Collections.

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Science & Forestry Library Closed: April 23 – August 31

The Science & Forestry Library will be closed to library users April 23rd – August 31st, 2018.

Materials from this collection are available by request. Email SCILIB@unb.ca or phone 506-453-4756 to request materials or for an appointment to retrieve items from the stacks. Requested items including document delivery requests may be picked up at the Harriet Irving Library or the Engineering & Computer Science Library

The Harriet Irving Library and Engineering & Computer Science Library will be open as usual: Hours of Operation.

We are sorry for any inconvenience. The Science & Forestry Library is being used this summer to manage a large library system-wide storage project.

UNB WorldCat Is Changing August 1st

UNB Libraries’ catalogue, UNB WorldCat, will transition to a new interface on August 1, 2018!

Since mid-2016, UNB Libraries has made the latest version of WorldCat available to library patrons in a “beta” option on the library home page. Following a number of changes and upgrades, we will transition fully to the new interface this summer! The new UNB WorldCat introduces a host of improvements, including a modern, mobile-friendly interface, improved browsing/viewing of search results, and simplified sign-in (your UNB login is the only one you’ll need).

Access to UNB Libraries’ collections through UNB WorldCat remains the same: over 400 million bibliographic records from libraries worldwide, including e-journals, e-books, films, selected journal articles, and more. UNB WorldCat searches all of these, and ranks UNB Libraries’ material first. For materials not held at UNB, the “Request Item” option makes Document Delivery a quick and easy option.

Please note, if you’ve used UNB WorldCat’s “Lists” feature in the past, your lists will need to be exported/imported to the new UNB WorldCat’s “My Personal Lists” prior to the transition. To migrate your lists:

  1. Sign in to your WorldCat account to view your lists (this is your personal WorldCat account not your UNB/STU account). //www.worldcat.org/account/?page=login&ref=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.worldcat.org%2F
    If prompted to go to unb.worldcat.org choose to “Stay on www.worldcat.org
  2. Click on “My Lists” link under your name and picture.
  3. Click a list name to view its details.
  4. Click the “Export to CSV” link.
  5. Save the file where you can find it later.
  6. Go to //unb.on.worldcat.org/importlist/ and sign in with your UNB/STU id and password.
  7. Select your file to upload.
  8. Click the Import list button to begin the importing process.

Please ensure that your lists are exported/imported before August 1 to avoid any loss of lists. At this time, note fields you have entered in your lists are not being imported into the new WorldCat’s “My Personal Lists.”

Questions or comments? Please contact worldcat@unb.ca or “AskUs” for more assistance.