Check out McGill Library's newest online audio database, Smithsonian Global Sound, which literally delivers the music of the world to your computer. It offers "over 35,000 tracks from the legendary Smithsonian Folkways label ... as well as Cook, Dyer-Bennet, Fast Folk, Monitor, Paredon and other labels. [The database] also includes music recorded around the African continent by Dr. Hugh Tracey for
Starting Tuesday, August 28, the Redpath Library Building will be undergoing renovations in the entrance area. For this reason, the inside entrance to the Redpath Library Building will be temporarily closed. However, the Oasis Café will still be accessible. To access the Redpath Library Building, please use the McLennan Library Building. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.
The Education Library and Curriculum Resources Centre will not be accessible until September 4, 2007. Services continue to be available from the Education Faculty Computer Lab (Room 328). Please accept our apologies for this inconvenience.
To better serve faculty and staff, beginning August 22, 2007, the library will simplify the way in which it sends notices for recalls and items due. In general, library notices will now automatically be sent to active McGill Email Addresses. Please note that, as a result, it is no longer possible to enter any email addresses manually into your library account.
In order to provide improved study space and increased access to computers, Schulich Library is currently undergoing renovations. The library will remain open for the duration of the work. We are making every effort to keep the collection accessible and the disruption to a minimum. We apologize for any inconvenience the renovations may cause. Thank you for your cooperation and support.
We are expanding our collection space with additional compact shelving in order to reunite the management material previously housed in an offsite storage facility. The Management print collection will be much more accessible. The Library will remain open while the improvements take place, from mid-August to mid-September 2007. We apologize for any inconvenience.
When faculty and students return for the Fall 2007 academic year they can look forward to an attractive, newly renovated Education Library. During the month of August, the Library will undergo major refurbishment. Please note the Library will be closed from August 13 to 26, although staff assistance will be available from the Computer Lab (room 328). We apologize for any inconvenience that the refurbishment and closure may cause. Thank you for your cooperation and support.
Described as including "most cited scientist rankings, institutional (university, corporate, government research lab) rankings, national rankings, and journal rankings," this tool allows scientists to monitor the influence and impact of journal articles indexed by Thomson Scientific. Terms and conditions are included under "Details."
This new service (offered by Lund University Libraries, Sweden) provides quick and easy access to information on 18,000 journals. Journal information includes a list of alternative Open Access (OA) journals which may also interest researchers as possible avenues for publication.
Every week or two, a work from the Classical Music Library is made freely available for download. Select the format you would like (either MP3 or WMA) and download the DRM-free tracks, which you can share as much as you would like. This week's free download is Mozart's Don Giovanni. To download as well as access the Classical Music Library from outside McGill, be sure to connect to the McGill netw
Project MUSE has announced that 5 new publishers and 30 new journals will be included in the 2008 Premium Collection of humanities and social sciences journals. To see a list of the 30 new journals slated for inclusion, please click on "More information." Please note that for 2008, the following titles will enter archive-only status and no longer contribute current content to MUSE: Early Music, Es
SPARC (the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition) has announced a $1,000 cash prize ($500 for the two runners-up) as well as a public screening and "Sparky Award" for the best new short video on "the importance of information and idea sharing." Videos should be 2 minutes or less and should depict the importance of the free exchange of information.
The 2006 data are now available for Journal Citation Reports on the Web. If you encounter any problems accessing the data, it is recommended that you clear the cache/history in your browser. Journal Citation Reports can be accessed from the Library Catalogue or from the Article Indexes and Databases tool. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask us.
Elsevier grant programs: New Scholars (for women in science and technology) and Innovative Libraries in Developing Countries
The Board of the Elsevier Foundation has approved two new grant programs that may be of interest to the academic and library communities: The Innovative Libraries in Developing Countries program will make grants to improve the capacity of developing world libraries, and the New Scholars program is designed to encourage the participation of women in academic science and technology through programs