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#ColorOurCollections 2023 Edition

Library Matters - Fri, 02/03/2023 - 12:33
It is that time of year again! Brighten up your February with a touch of colour. During the week of February 6-10, 2023, libraries, special collections, archives, and other cultural institutions will share colouring content based on collection items on …

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RIWAQ Center for architectural conservation

McGill Islamic Studies Library's blog - Thu, 02/02/2023 - 17:00
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Canadian Science Publishing: Open Access Deal

Library Matters - Wed, 02/01/2023 - 14:41
McGill corresponding authors publishing with five Canadian Science Publishing journals now have the option to make their articles open access at no cost. Eligible titles: Biochemistry and Cell Biology Canadian Journal of Physics Canadian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology Genome …

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Black History Month at McGill Library

Library Matters - Tue, 01/31/2023 - 09:54
2023 marks the 7th annual celebration of Black History Month at McGill. Led by McGill’s Equity Office, “Black History Month at McGill brings together students, staff, faculty, alumni, and community members through events held both in person and online. These …

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Interview with Dr. Shuaib Ally, postdoctoral fellow at the Institute of Islamic Studies at McGill University

McGill Islamic Studies Library's blog - Tue, 01/31/2023 - 09:45
Tell us a little about yourself. (Background, field of research, etc) I work on pre-modern traditions of commentary in two fields: commentaries written on the Qur’an, a genre called tafsīr, and commentaries on works of balāgha, a field that encompasses … Continue reading →

King Lear from Page to Stage: Shakespeare Lecture 2023

Library Matters - Wed, 01/25/2023 - 14:16
A familial story of legacy, loyalty and loss, King Lear is perhaps Shakespeare’s greatest tragedy, and one of the greatest challenges he presents. On January 18, 2023, director Kimberley Rampersad and actor Paul Gross discussed their vision for the 2023 Stratford Festival …

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Witchcraft in the Law: Exhibit

Law Library Blog - Thu, 01/19/2023 - 09:38
If you haven’t seen it yet, there is one month left to check out the current Gelber exhibit: Witchcraft in the Law. This exhibit, which has been in place since October 2022, highlights rare materials collected from the Rare Books … Continue reading →

McGill Library: Wiley Open Access Deal

Library Matters - Wed, 01/18/2023 - 13:03
Starting January 15, 2023, McGill-affiliated corresponding authors will have the option to make their work open access for no cost in Wiley’s hybrid journals. Review the list of eligible titles (XLS will download). Note this deal does not apply to …

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A Cipher Wheel of your very own!

Library Matters - Fri, 01/13/2023 - 12:06
We know, we know, just what you always wanted! We are happy to help. The exhibition News and Novel Sensations, now on view in the McLennan Library Building, explores the Victorian-era newspaper phenomenon called “The Agony Columns.” Characterized by anonymity, …

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A rare toy theatre remix

Library Matters - Tue, 12/13/2022 - 08:55
It’s a most magical time of year where the young and young at heart express gratitude, reflect on the year gone by, get in touch with family and friends, and celebrate the hope the new year brings. Once again, our …

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Year in Review: Most searched & borrowed titles of 2022

Library Matters - Mon, 12/05/2022 - 14:53
Did you know that Library’s electronic resources are available to you, 24/7 from anywhere in the world? Articles, e-books, e-journals, newspapers, databases – you name it, we probably have it and McGill students, faculty, and staff members have access to it all. …

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Student society support inspires generosity & creates positive change at the Library

Library Matters - Tue, 11/29/2022 - 08:34
This Giving Tuesday, the Library wishes to acknowledge the incredible support that student societies have given towards improving library services, collections, and spaces at McGill. Student employment. Extended hours. Quiet pods. Open education resources. Reading nooks. 3D printers. Destress zones. Laptop lending kiosks. Video recording …

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Laying the groundwork: what really goes into the making of a library?

Library Matters - Mon, 11/28/2022 - 17:02
Mary Yearl, Head Librarian, Osler Library of the History of Medicine lire la version française The library that Sir William Osler bequeathed to the Medical Faculty of McGill University was curated with intent. The original library did not consist simply …

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Colour and Cards – the Foundations of Tuck & Sons

Library Matters - Mon, 11/28/2022 - 16:59
Jacquelyn Sundberg, Outreach Librarian lire la version française Colour. For graphic designers and publishers today, colour is a crucial choice for every project, laying the groundwork for the tone of a publication. In the early days of postcards and colour …

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“Groundwork” of a Different Kind

Library Matters - Mon, 11/28/2022 - 16:55
Alexis Janssen, McGill Visual Arts Collection Museum Database Assistant lire la version française This work, which is on view in the Visible Storage Gallery of the McLennan Library, is part of a series created by Montreal-based artist Sylvia Safdie that …

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Research awards at the Osler Library for the History of Medicine

Library Matters - Thu, 11/24/2022 - 07:00
Each year the Osler Library offers a number of awards and travel grants to local and international historians, physicians, graduate and post-doctoral students, and independent scholars whose research touches upon the history of medicine. From now through 6 January 2023, …

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What’s On the Map? Stories of Scientific Groundwork in Guyana

Library Matters - Tue, 11/22/2022 - 10:25
by Hannah Deskin, Assistant Archivist, McGill ROAAr lire la version française As director of the Canadian Geological Survey between the years 1895-1901, George Mercer Dawson laid the groundwork for scientific exploration in some of the most biodiverse regions in the …

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When Music Meets Technology

Library Matters - Tue, 11/22/2022 - 10:07
By Labiba Faiza, Outreach Assistant, ROAAr One rarely hears of a mix between medieval music and cutting-edge software development. Last Tuesday, however, ROAAr joined the worlds of music and technology to host “Search and ye shall find: Medieval music manuscripts …

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Interview with Sabeena Shaikh

McGill Islamic Studies Library's blog - Mon, 11/21/2022 - 09:05
PhD Candidate at Institute of Islamic Studies at McGill University 1.Tell us a little about yourself. My name is Sabeena Shaikh and I’m a PhD candidate in the Institute of Islamic Studies. Originally, I’m from Texas where I completed my … Continue reading →

“Talk, Mr. Bond”

Library Matters - Thu, 11/10/2022 - 16:32
In the spirit of Spooky Season, ROAAr’s October “Caption This” featured a rather fascinating image of a blindfolded man sitting in front of what seems to be a sci-fi torture device. Once again, the captions submitted by participants did not …

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