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New Digital Exhibition: Shahnameh by Ferdowsi

This digital exhibition offers the visitor an opportunity to experience some of the heroes and villains of this remarkable epic poem. With 16 miniature paintings on display, the exhibition offers the viewer a diverse overview of this celebrated text as well as the magnificence of Persian painting. Visit the digital exhibition at http://digital.library.mcgill.ca/shahnameh/index.php

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Published on : 27 Jul 2011

Find It @ McGill: Scheduled downtime Wednesday, July 6 at 7 AM

Due to system maintenance, the Find It @ McGill service will not be available from 7:00 am - 8:30 am on Wednesday, July 6.

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Published on : 05 Jul 2011

New Digital Exhibition: People in the World of Print

People in the World of Print examines how people interacted with print between 1700 and 1900. People in the World of Print will interest anyone concerned with how the production, circulation, reception, and uses of printed matter shapes our cultural heritage. Visit the digital exhibition http://digital.library.mcgill.ca/pwp

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Published on : 23 Jun 2011

Library Summer Hours and Holiday Closures

The Library is closed on the following dates: Friday June 24, 2011 | FÊTE NATIONALE DU QUÉBEC Friday, July 1, 2011 | CANADA DAY Summer hours are also in effect. Please consult individual branch pages for full listing.

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Published on : 23 Jun 2011

Winners of the 2011 McGill Library Excellence Awards named

Trenholme Dean of Libraries Dr. Colleen Cook has announced the recipients of the 2011 Library Excellence Awards. The awards & recipients are as follows: McGill Librarian Excellence Award was awarded to Amy Buckland, eScholarship, ePublishing & Digitization Coordinator and McGill Library Staff Excellence Award was awarded to Peter Martinek, Library Supervisor, Howard Ross Library of Management.

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Published on : 02 Jun 2011

Osler Library’s reference service and rare material consulting closing early on June 1

The Osler Library’s reference service and rare material consulting will close today at 4:00 p.m. The library’s loan collection and journals will still be available and access is via the internal staircase in the Life Sciences Library. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

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Published on : 01 Jun 2011

New Digital Exhibition: Tower of Babel or Universal Understanding? The Art of Translation in the Eighteenth Century

This exhibition tries to address these and other interesting and sometimes perplexing questions about the practice of translation in the eighteenth century. This digital exhibit consists of 82 high-resolution images digitized from works held by Rare Books and Special Collections, McGill University Library. Visit the digital exhibition [http://digital.library.mcgill.ca/babel]

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Published on : 30 May 2011

Scheduled maintanance: eScholarship@McGill and eTheses on Wednesday, May 18

eScholarship@McGill, and eTheses available via the Catalogue, will be inaccessible on Wednesday May 18, from 10pm to midnight while maintenance work is being carried out on the server. We apologize for any inconvenience that this may cause.

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Published on : 17 May 2011

Colombo unavailable to McGill Library users on Wednesday, May 11 starting at 9:00PM

COLOMBO will be unavailable to McGill Library users to submit Interlibrary Loan borrowing requests on Wednesday, May 11 starting at 9:00PM due to the implementation of a technical upgrade. This interruption will last a few hours. Please contact Valerie Mayman with questions. valerie.mayman@mcgill.ca | 514-398-4730

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Published on : 10 May 2011

William Osler street entranceway to the McIntyre Medical Building will be closed May 10 - 13

The Sir William Osler street entranceway to the McIntyre Medical Building will be closed May 10 - 13 from 7:00 am to 3:00 pm due to demolition near the entrance.

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Published on : 28 Apr 2011

New York Times available through ProQuest National Newspapers

The New York Times recently initiated a paywall for access to their website. The New York Times does not yet offer an institutional subscription. An alternative is Proquest National Newspapers. It contains scanned full-text (no images) of NYTimes from 1980-present. Library is offering access to this database on a trial basis. Please try this database. Send feedback to: valerie.fortin@mcgill.ca

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Published on : 07 Apr 2011

Spirit Book Scanner: Scan to Your USB Key

McGill Library is testing the Spirit Book Scanner -- a self-service machine that gives users a real time preview and saves directly to USB.

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Published on : 31 Mar 2011

La Presse - Usine à livres de poche à l'université McGill

À l'ère des tablettes numériques et du livre électronique, l'Université McGill s'est récemment dotée d'une «imprimerie de poche» capable de fabriquer des bouquins de papier sur demande, en seulement cinq minutes. Le dispositif, appellé Espresso Book Machine, lui permet de donner une deuxième vie à des livres très anciens qu'elle hésitait à laisser sortir de sa bibliothèque...

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Published on : 29 Mar 2011

Restricted access to Osler Library on Wednesday March 30

The Osler Library’s reference service, journals, rare material consulting and access to the 4th floor mezzanine will not be available from 12:00-4:00 p.m. on Wednesday March 30, 2011. The Library’s circulating collection will still be available and access is via the internal staircase in the Life Sciences Library.

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Published on : 28 Mar 2011

Printing at Redpath Library Building not available on Tuesday, March 22, 2011 from 6:00am to 9:00am

Due to uPrint implementation, printing will be unavailable in the Redpath Library Building, including the Cyberthèque, on Tuesday March 22, from 6:00 AM until approximately 9:00 AM. For more information on uPrint: http://knowledgebase.mcgill.ca/it/easylink/article.html?id=11101

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Published on : 21 Mar 2011