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New Digital Exhibition: Islamic Calligraphy

The online exhibition includes sixteen items representing various styles of Arabic calligraphy. From dry black and white calligraphy of the 10th century to colorful illuminated pieces of the 19th century, it recounts a brief history of Arabic/Islamic calligraphy. View it at: http://digital.library.mcgill.ca/islamic_calligraphy/index.php

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Published on : 06 Feb 2012

New Digital Collection: Osler Library Prints Collection

The McGill Library is pleased to launch the Osler Library Prints Collection, a searchable and browsable website of 2,500 visual documents related to the history of medicine, spanning several centuries, countries, and artistic media. Straddling the disciplines of art and science, the collection is a valuable resource on the history of medicine and the history of portraiture. http://digital.libra

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Published on : 02 Feb 2012

Digital Collection: McGill Yearbooks

McGill Library honours and celebrates McGill's 190th Anniversary with this newly digitized collection of Old McGill Yearbooks from 1898 through to 1940. A rich resource for family researchers and historians alike, this slice of McGill's history provides an unique view of student life, learning and research. Browse through the years or enter a name. Explore Old McGill memories and stories told thro

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Published on : 14 Oct 2011

Increase in Service Hours at Walter Hitschfeld Geographic Information Centre and Rare Books & Special Collections

Increase in Service Hours at Walter Hitschfeld Geographic Information Centre and Rare Books & Special Collections

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Published on : 26 Sep 2011

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

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

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

Library's new renovation web page features daily construction updates

McGill community can now access up-to-the-minute information on the McLennan-Redpath building complex construction developments on the Library's Renovations web page. The web page features a News of the Day section. Sub-pages of interest include a Schedule and FAQ section. All pages will be updated regularly. Library's Renovations page: http://www.mcgill.ca/library/library-about/renovations/

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Published on : 14 Mar 2011

McGill Digital Exhibit "Interactions of Print & Script in the 19th Century" Launches

This online exhibition entitled Interactions of Print & Script in the 19thCentury is curated by Benjamin Barootes and Tom Mole and brings together digitized print and manuscript items from the holdings of the McLennan Library, McGill Rare Books, and the private collection of Professor Jason Camlot (Concordia University).

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Published on : 08 Dec 2010

Water quality warning in McLennan, Redpath, and Burnside buildings

The city is in the process of carrying out work on the water system. As a result, there is a risk that the water quality will be effected. Please do not drink the water until further notice.

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Published on : 30 Nov 2010

Lande Reading Room closing early on Thursday, September 23

The Lande Reading Room will close at 3:30 on Thursday the 23rd of September 2010 for the Beatty Memorial Lecture.

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Published on : 21 Sep 2010