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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Library Catalogue will not be available for searching early Sunday morning, January 15, due to needed maintenance work. The catalogue will be unavailable from 01:00 to 07:00 EST. We apologize for the inconvenience this may cause.
The Library Catalogue will not be available for searching early Sunday morning, January 8, due to needed maintenance work. The catalogue will be locked at around 00:30 for about 4 hours. We apologize for the inconvenience this may cause.