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Colombo ILL downtime, April 16 and April 23

Access to the Colombo Interlibrary Loan (ILL) service will be unavailable, due to scheduled server migrations: Saturday, April 16, 2016  from 2:00am-6:00am (with a possible extension to 12:00pm) Saturday, April 23, 2016  from 2:00am-6:00am (with a possible extension to 12:00pm) We apologize for any inconvienience.

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Published on : 08 Apr 2016

Michele Larose - Osler Library Artist-in-Residence Programme is now accepting submissions

La version française suit Value: $6,000 Application Deadline: June 1, 2016. Thanks to the generosity of Dr. Michele Larose, artist and paediatric neuropsychiatrist who trained in psychiatry and child psychiatry at McGill and in visual arts at Curtin University in Australia, the Osler Library of the History of Medicine has established an artist-in-residence programme.

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Published on : 08 Apr 2016

The McGill Library and Archives launched its new Research Commons with a day of interactive demos

March 30, 2016 was the official launch of the new Research Commons, a technology-enhanced, collaborative space that brings together services and resources to support researchers. The launch included demonstrations of the 3D printers, presentations of the video wall and opportunities to try out the virtual reality headset. To learn more about the Research Commons and to book a room or equipment, please visit http://www.mcgill.ca/library/branches/research-commons.

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Published on : 05 Apr 2016

Important message about security and public computers

It recently came to light that keylogger devices, used to log every key pressed on a keyboard, were found on some public computers at Concordia University. These devices put the privacy and security of user information at risk. McGill’s IT Services has since inspected McGill’s public computers and no keyloggers were found. IT Services does regular checks to ensure the safety of McGill’s public computers and are asking users to be vigilant as well. 

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Published on : 24 Mar 2016

Using a public computer? Check for keyloggers first!

Whether you're using a public computer at McGill, a cafe, library, hotel, or even left your own laptop unattended for a short period of time, you should always inspect it to ensure that no keylogger devices have been attached. A keylogger is a tiny device that logs every key you press on your keyboard. It can capture personal messages, passwords, credit card numbers, and everything else you type. 

Published on : 22 Mar 2016

Macdonald Campus Library extended hours - spring 2016

From March 16 to April 28, 2016, the Macdonald Campus Library will be offering extended hours.  In addition to its regular hours, the Library will be open: Monday to Thursday from 6 to 10pm and Saturday from 12 to 8pm. For a complete list of the Library's opening hours, please click here.

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Published on : 17 Mar 2016

RESOLVED: Colombo ILL unavailable

March 16, 5:00pm - The issues affecting access to Colombo ILL have been resolved. Colombo access has been restored and is functioning as expected. March 16, 2:00pm - Access to the Colombo Interlibrary Loan (ILL) service is currently unavailable. Colombo staff are in touch with OCLC, who are looking into the connection problems. We will update here as the situation develops. We apologize for any inconvienience.

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Published on : 16 Mar 2016

DynaMed Plus trial now available until March 31, 2016

The McGill Library and Archives now has a trial for DynaMed Plus from EBSCO in addition to our subscription to DynaMed. DynaMed Plus was released in 2015. Here is a short description of its features:

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Published on : 25 Feb 2016

Library Blogs, Library Matters unavailable Thursday, February 18, 8:30am to 9am

McGill Library Blogs and Library Matters will be unavailable Thursday, February 18, 2016 from 8:30am to 9am for maintenance. We apologize for any inconvenience.

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Published on : 16 Feb 2016

February 14, 1am to 2am - Off-campus authentication for Library e-resources, login to Colombo ILL unavailable

Off-campus authentication for access to McGill Library e-resources and login for Colombo ILL will not be available Sunday, February 14, 2016 starting at 1:00am for up to 1 hour, due to scheduled maintenance to McGill login services.

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Published on : 10 Feb 2016

New version of EndNote available for Mac users

A new version of EndNote X7 for Mac is now available for download. It is compatible with Microsoft Word 2016 for Mac. All McGill University full-time faculty, staff and students can download and install EndNote for use on their personal computers or on McGill workstations for which they have administrative rights. To download the software, visit the IT Knowledge Base.

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Published on : 10 Feb 2016

RESOLVED: Problems with links to Library e-resources

Update, Friday, January 22, 4:35pm: The problems with links to Library e-resources appear to have been resolved. OCLC has brought our EZproxy server back online, and links are working as expected once again. We are currently experiencing problems with our EZproxy authentication system used to provide access to Library e-resources. The issues are affecting links to McGill Library licensed e-resources from both on and off campus.

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Published on : 22 Jan 2016

Library Blogs, Library Matters unavailable Friday, January 22, 8am to 9am

McGill Library Blogs and Library Matters will be unavailable Friday, January 22, 2016 from 8am to 9am for maintenance. We apologize for any inconvenience.

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Published on : 21 Jan 2016

RESOLVED: Problems with JSTOR links in the Library Catalogue

Update, January 20, 4:30pm: Previously reported problems with JSTOR links in the WorldCat Catalogue have been resolved. Links to JSTOR journals should now resolve properly.

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Published on : 19 Jan 2016

eScholarship@McGill, eTheses and other locally hosted material unavailable January 11, 7am to 7pm

Update, January 12, 10:00am: All affected resources are now available. Update, January 11, 6:00pm: The server migration is now complete, however some services are not yet accessible and may be unavailable until later than expected tonight. Currently available:

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Published on : 05 Jan 2016