Funding Information Service becomes Generosity

GenerosityFounded 25 years ago, non profit Funding Information Service (FIS) holds the most extensive collection of funding data for individuals and community groups in New Zealand. In April 2015, Funding Information Service officially became Generosity New Zealand, in line with technological advances and contemporary needs. givME (formerly Fundview) for individual funding and givUS (formerly Breakout) for group funding are available from our Funding & Community databases page.

Another welcome change is that both databases are now available for use remotely as well as in our libraries: all you need is your library card.

So, whether you are looking for funding for your community group or a scholarship for your new professional development, make sure to check what is available through these comprehensive and powerful databases.

GiveMegivME is a valuable tool widely recommended by career advisors that offers access to more than 4,000 scholarships and awards for individuals for those seeking to pursue:

  • Education, research and fellowships
  • Arts, cultural and sporting activities
  • Career change, professional or personal development
  • Start givME

GivUsgivUS offers access to more than 1,200 grants and schemes for communities, volunteer organisations, schools, groups, sport clubs and Iwi. Find assistance for nearly everything, including:

  • Operational costs
  • Building redevelopment
  • Project based resources
  • Start givUS

Enjoy the ‘New York Times’ with your library card

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Read what’s happening right this moment around the world through the newly introduced free digital access to the New York Times provided by Wellington City Libraries. From business, politics and technology to arts, style and food – with this range, you are sure to find articles, interviews and special reports you’ll enjoy.  You can also share your own thoughts by making comments in the ‘Readers Comments’ section.

As a Wellington City Libraries member you can login with your card details and claim a  ‘group pass’, which offers 24 hours access to the ‘New York Times’ and the ‘International New York Times’ websites via your browser or the dedicated NYT smartphone app.  (NB When you first login, you will need to create a New York Times’ account). Included in the pass is access to the searchable archive from 1851-1922 and 1981-present.

You’ll find information about this new access on our mygateway.info Newspapers page, or call in to see us at your favourite Wellington City Libraries’ branch if you have any queries. We will be happy to take you through how to login to the New York Times and answer your questions. Happy reading!

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Fabulous new additions to our Zinio collection

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We have added some great new titles to our WCL Zinio eMagazine collection which have just become available this week, free to read with your library card :

Architectural Review Asia Pacific | BBC Good Food Magazine | BBC History Magazine
BBC Top Gear Magazine | Bloomberg Businessweek | Cosmopolitan Australia
Country Living UK | Cuisine | delicious | Diabetic Living Australia | donna hay magazine
Fast Company | Fight Magazine – Australia | Gardens Illustrated Magazine
Girlfriend Australia | Gourmet Traveller | Horrible Histories
Linux User & Developer | Lonely Planet Traveller | Marie Claire Australia
Men’s Health Australia | Mollie Makes | New Zealand Handyman
Practical Parenting Australia | Prima Baby | renegade COLLECTIVE
Rugby League Week | SciFi Now | SFX | T3
The Atlantic | The Australian Women’s Weekly | Wallpaper
Web Designer | Who Do You Think You Are? | Woman’s Day (Australian ed)

When you’re browsing Zinio, you can locate any of these new titles by entering the name in the search box, or choosing a genre.

You can find a full list of our Zinio titles here. You might see that several titles which were available in 2014 are no longer listed.  This can be for either of two reasons – mostly that the publisher has chosen to remove their content or for some, they were of very low use and have been discontinued.

Of course, if you haven’t explored Zinio yet – there’s more information about this collection on our mygateway magazines page, together with advice on how to set yourself up on your desktop or mobile device. Enjoy!

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Read NZ Geographic online with your library card

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New Zealand Geographic has been celebrating our people, places, wildlife and environment for two decades. Its archives hold more than 600 in-depth features about our country, natural history and culture.

This multi-award-winning magazine is available online via your library card membership. You can either read the latest issue, browse previous issues by clicking on covers or search the archive using keywords. The magazine has the same layout and resolution on the screen as it has in print. Simply login with your library card number from here.

If you have any questions about this new eMagazine – please email us at enquiries@wcl.govt.nz, or ask a librarian when you’re next at the library to show you.

Happy reading!

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Zinio Expo for magazine lovers in September

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With Zinio, you can read the latest magazines online for free and keep them for as long as you like. To find out more about this eMagazine collection, don’t miss the Zinio Expo happening at your branch libraries.

Ruth Gotlieb (Kilbirnie) library: 6 September 11:00am-12:00pm

Johnsonville library: 13 September 11:00am-12:00pm

Karori library: 20 September 11:00am-12:00pm

With Zinio, Wellington City Libraries’ members can borrow as many emagazines as they like for free, and keep them as long as they want – with no overdue fees. There’s a wide range of magazines – including photography, business, sports, news, crafts, lifestyle, computers, music, and more. Titles include the  Economist, Amateur Photographer, OK Magazine, Australian Vogue, Taste, Rolling Stone, and NZ Life and Leisure among many others.

We’d love to see you at the expo, but if you can’t be there, you can find out more information about how to access and download Zinio eMagazines here, or just ask for help at any of our libraries.

 

 

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Zinio Expo for magazine lovers this week

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With Zinio, you now can read the latest magazines online for free and keep them for as long as you like. To find out more about this new eMagazine collection, don’t miss the Zinio Expo happening 24-28 June at 1:00-2:00pm on Central library’s ground floor.

With Zinio, Wellington City Libraries members can borrow as many as they like for free, and keep them as long as they want – with no overdue fees. There’s a wide range of magazines – including photography, business, sports, news, crafts, lifestyle, computers, music, and more. Titles include the Economist, US Weekly, OK Magazine, Australian Vogue, Taste, Rolling Stone, and Utne Reader among many others.

We’d love to see you at the expo, but if you can’t be there, there is more information about how to access and download Zinio eMagazines here, or just ask for help at any of our libraries.

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We have Zinio eMagazines

zinio-ipad-photogOur newest eLibrary addition, Zinio, is a great new collection including over 170 current magazine titles. Members of Wellington City Libraries can borrow as many as they like for free, and keep them as long as they want – with no overdue fees.   There’s a wide range of magazines – including photography, business, sports, news, crafts, lifestyle, computers, music, and more.  Titles include the Economist, New  Scientist, OK Magazine, Australian Vogue, Taste, Empire, and New Yorker among many others – here’s the full list of titles.

Best of all with overseas magazines titles, there’s no waiting for these digital copies: many of the magazines are available at the same time or sooner than their print editions appear in UK or US, with the same layout on the screen as they have in print, complete with photographs, graphics and even interactive content in some, like National Geographic.  If you missed a previous issue, these are available for most titles as well.

Zinio is easy to use – you can view magazines via streaming on desktop/laptops or download them to tablets or smartphones for offline reading using the free Zinio for Libraries app. Added features in both versions allow magazine content to be printed, shared or emailed – and you can easily bookmark a magazine to save where you’re up to.

To use the Wellington City Libraries’ Zinio collection, visit wcl.govt.nz/zinio. Have your library card number ready – here’s a Slideshare presentation to show you how to set up Zinio :

Here’s another presentation for setting up the Zinio for Libraries app so that you can read magazines on your tablet or smartphone:

If you have any questions about this new service – please email us at enquiries@wcl.govt.nz

Happy reading!

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Naxos & Alexander Music, give your ears a treat

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Let’s lift the festive spirit with great quality music from Naxos and Alexander Music Online. You can give your ears a treat with:

‘All that Jazz’:
On Alexander Music Online, you can listen to Jazz style Christmas songs. You can also listen to songs by the Jazz legends: Frank Sinatra, Louis, Armstrong, Nat King Cole, Chet Baker and more.
On Naxos Jazz Library, you can find contemporary Jazz songs include Norah Jones, Pat Metheny and other legendary Jazz songs.

‘Star over Bethlehem’:
Naxos Music Library offers a variety of carols, concerts and string quartets. Listen to Vivaldi, Sarah Brightman, Franz Liszt, JS. Bach this Christmas and new year.

Wedding March’:
On Naxos Music Library, you can find the right music for the most important day of your life. The collections include: Bride’s guide to wedding music; music for a royal wedding; wedding music for organ, and more.
On Alexander Music Online, you can find wedding music from all over the world.

‘Rockin’ around the Christmas Tree’:
Alexander Music Online offers rock hit collections. You can find songs by Johnny Cash, Fats Domino, Chuck Berry, Roy Orbison, Elvis Presley and more.

‘I could have danced all night’:
On Alexander Music Online, you can find the right music to go with your dance: from traditional waltz to hilarious chicken dance; and from sexy belly dance to rhythmic stomp dance.
On Naxos videos, you can watch ballets, operas, concerts and fine art documentaries.

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Alexander Music Online

Alexander Music Online offers over 900,000 tracks, including over 45,000 unique recordings that are exclusively available, and is growing monthly as new recordings are added. Listen to these high quality classical, jazz, world, popular songs:

Classical: Glenn Gould, Placido Domingo, Maria Callas, Claudio Abbado, Olga Borodina, Ileana Cotrubas, Hilary Hahn, Thomas Hampson, Radu Lupu, Karita Mattila, Margaret Leng Tan, Kiri Te Kanawa, Mitsuko Uchida, Pinchas Zuckerman.
Jazz: Bing Crosby, Buddy Guy, Charlie Parker, Chuck Mangione, Dinah Washington, Diana Krall, Dixie Dregs, Ella Fitzgerald, Etta James, Sonny Rollins, Dizzy Gillespie, Thelonius Monk, Stan Getz.
World: Ali Jihad Racy, Adama Dramé, Carlos Do Carmo, Parisa, Tran Quang Haï, Katrien Delavier, Hussein El Masry, Rassegna, Oedo Sukeroku Taiko, El Son Entero, Simon Shaneem, I Wayan Sadra, and Fawzy Al-Aiedy.
American: Pete Seeger, Isaac Hayes, Al Jackson, Booker T. Jones, Robert Byrd, Memphis Slim, Otis Redding, BB King, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Sweet Honey in the Rock.
Popular: Rod Stewart, Tanya Tucker, Gloria Gaynor, The Sex Pistols, Lou Reed, Iggy Pop, Kool & The Gang, Edith Piaf, A Flock of Seagulls, Naughty by Nature, Wu-Tang Clan, Liberace.

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Naxos Music Library
Naxos Music Library is the most comprehensive collection of classical music available online offering over 1,254,000 tracks of classical music, jazz, world, folk and Chinese music. It includes the complete BIS, Chandos, Hänssler, Hungaroton, Marco Polo, Naxos, Ondine and selected titles of other leading independent labels, with over 1,000 albums added monthly.

Naxos Music Library is an entertaining, educational resource, which offers the best selection of studied music on the web. Through a sophisticated online search, you can select music by composer, artist, period, year of composition, instrument or genre. Playlists are easily created for hours of continuous enjoyment either via your desktop or on your smartphone. You’ll also find that composer biographies, CD liner notes, and work analyses are just a few of the text resources available while streaming music from the NML. Naxos’s new releases (around 200 CDs annually) are continually added, ensuring an impressive selection in both quality and musical breadth.

Enjoy access to over 1.2 million tracks everywhere
Search & stream the complete NML catalogue (That’s over 7+ years of continuous music)
Not sure what to listen to? Enjoy the Naxos-created guided listening playlists!
NML on your Android & iOS devices
Unlimited mobile listening. No limits on the amount of music to enjoy!
For more information on these music databases, and other selected resources, see our mygateway.info Music page.

Library Music Database Expo: 12-16 November

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Wellington City Libraries has many music databases available where you can access a multitude of useful information for research or personal use, as well as stream and listen to a variety of music & videos. Over the forthcoming week (November 12th-16th) we will highlight some of these databases with a small expo during the lunch hour at the Central Library. Pop in and see us if you want to learn a bit more about how to access lots of great music for free!

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Alexander Music Online offers hundreds of thousands of audio recordings, growing monthly, with a wide variety of music available via these databases:

  • American Song
  • Classical Music Library
  • Contemporary World Music
  • Jazz Music Library
  • Smithsonian Global Sound for Libraries

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Naxos Music Library is the most comprehensive collection of classical music available online offering over 1,254,000 tracks of classical music, jazz, world, folk and Chinese music. It includes the complete BIS, Chandos, Hänssler, Hungaroton, Marco Polo, Naxos, Ondine and selected titles of other leading independent labels, with over 1,000 albums added monthly.

Naxos Music Library is an entertaining, educational resource, which offers the best selection of studied music on the web. Through a sophisticated online search engine, you can select music by composer, artist, period, year of composition, instrument or genre. Playlists are easily created for hours of continuous enjoyment either via your desktop or on your smartphone. You’ll also find that composer biographies, CD liner notes, and work analyses are just a few of the text resources available while streaming music from the NML. Naxos’s new releases (around 200 CDs annually) are continually added, ensuring an impressive selection in both quality and musical breadth.

  • Enjoy access to over 1.2 million tracks everywhere
  • Search & stream the complete NML catalogue (That’s over 7+ years of continuous music)
  • Not sure what to listen to? Enjoy the Naxos-created guided listening playlists!
  • NML on your Android & iOS devices
  • Unlimited mobile listening. No limits on the amount of music to enjoy!

For more information on these music databases, and other selected resources, see our mygateway.info Music page.

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Introducing our newest reading tool – Book Psychic!

We have many great reading tools available to you through our website. One of the newest additions to the gadget family is Book Psychic. Book Psychic allows you to get book recommendations in the right place at the right time! Most fiction titles are included, along with some popular nonfiction, including biographies. This tool is available as a stand alone website, we’re hoping to include BookPsychic within our Easyfind catalogue very, very soon.

Here’s what Book Psychic provides:

  • Personalises book recommendations based on what you have read.
  • Feeds you recommendations based on your entire reading history
  • The more books you rate the more personalised your list will become
  • You can use your Goodreads and/or LibraryThing accounts to build on your recommendations

Want to check it out? Book Psychic doesn’t require a login: point your browser here and start browsing and rating books.