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Temporary replacement position now open: Liaison Librarian

Marvin Duchow Music Library and Library Technical Services. Temporary 4- to 6-month replacement position now open. Application deadline: February 24, 2006.

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Published on : 07 Feb 2006

Central ILL service interruptions, February 7-22

The ILL service counter in McLennan Library Building (M1-55C) will close on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, February 7, 8, 14, 15, 21 and 22 from 10-11:30 am and again from 2-3:30 pm. ILL staff are conducting tests with other Quebec universities on the forthcoming ILL system. DURING THESE HOURS McGILL CLIENTS MAY OBTAIN ASSISTANCE TO RETRIEVE ILL MATERIAL AT THE RESEARCH INFORMATION DESK located BEHIND THE CENTRAL STAIRCASE in the McLennan Library Building. We apologize for the temporary inconvenience and hope that the new ILL system will bring improved service to all McGill clients.

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Published on : 07 Feb 2006

Library Matters @ McGill: January newsletter now available

The Library's monthly staff newsletter is now available for perusal.

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Published on : 02 Feb 2006

'Rare collections go digital': Article in the Reporter highlighting David McKnight

David McKnight describes the fruits of McGill's Digital Collections Program (DCP), as well as some of the issues faced in digitization. He also reveals how DigiTool, software recently purchased by the McGill Library, will assist us in the creation and preservation of our digital collections.

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Published on : 02 Feb 2006

Selected reserve loans at Life Sciences Library now available overnight

The Life Sciences Library is testing a change to their current Reserves policy: They will allow students to borrow SELECTED Reserves books overnight -- a departure from the strict "two hours in the library only" policy employed for the past several years.

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Published on : 01 Feb 2006

Nature journals: Access problems

There seems to be a problem accessing all the Nature journals. Clients are being asked to log in with a username & password. We have not yet been able to contact Nature to see what could be the problem or when it will be resolved. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and hope to have the issue resolved soon.

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Published on : 30 Jan 2006

Chat with a Librarian now live

McGill Library is pleased to announce a new service which will allow you to chat online with a McGill librarian, Monday to Friday from 11 am to 8 pm, and Saturday-Sunday from 11 am to 5:45 pm (revised). Please feel free to try it, and we look forward to your feedback.

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Published on : 30 Jan 2006

Nature ejournals: Access problems

There are connection problems with all the Nature journals. Users are being asked for a user name and password. This problem is being investigated and should be resolved shortly.

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Published on : 30 Jan 2006

ProQuest scheduled maintenance, February 4-5

A four (4) hour maintenance window will occur on February 4 to install new enhancements to ProQuest. The window will be from Saturday, February 4, 22:00 EST, to Sunday, Feb 5, 02:00 EST.

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Published on : 27 Jan 2006

Education Library closure on Tuesday, January 24

The Education Library was forced to close today due to an emergency water shutdown. The Library is expected to reopen tomorrow for regular opening hours.

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Published on : 24 Jan 2006

Personal print subscriptions to Cell absolutely FREE!

The McGill Library has an institutional subscription to Cell Online, the premier source for research and reviews in the life sciences. As a benefit of this institutional license, you can now receive Cell in print every 2 weeks - a US$172 value - for free!

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Published on : 24 Jan 2006

McGill Library central ILL service closed January 30-31, 2006

McGill Library's central interlibrary loan service (ILL), located in the McLennan Library Building (M1-55c), will be closed on January 30 & 31, due to training of staff in preparation for a new ILL system being implemented at all Quebec university libraries. We apologize for this brief disruption and hope that the new system will bring improved service to McGill clients.

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Published on : 24 Jan 2006

Library catalogue downtime - January 21-22

The Library Catalogue will not be available for searching late Saturday night to early Sunday morning, January 21-22, due to needed maintenance work. The catalogue will be unavailable from 23:00 to 07:00 EST. We apologize for the inconvenience this may cause.

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Published on : 20 Jan 2006

Library catalogue and auto loan downtime - January 15-16

The library catalogue and auto loan service will not be available beginning at 10 pm on Sunday night, January 15, due to necessary maintenance work. We hope to have the catalogue up again before 2 am, Monday, January 16.

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Published on : 15 Jan 2006

Database trial: Bibliography of Native North Americans

We have a free trial to the Bibliography of Native North Americans for the next 60 days. From the "More information" link below, click on "EBSCOhost Web" and select the database from the bottom of the resulting list (remove the check mark from "Academic Search Premier"). Please let us know if you think it is a worthwhile purchase for the Library.

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Published on : 13 Jan 2006