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News

  • 2016/17 Collections Planning

    Dalhousie Libraries News - Thursday, May 05th, 2016

    The Dalhousie Libraries are currently reviewing our collections plan for the 2016/17 fiscal year. The Kellogg Library is forecasting the need to reduce collection spending by 15-30%. The University has provided assistance by increasing collection budgets by 2% and by providing a currency relief fund, but with subscription increases of 2-8% annually and the continuing… Read More »

  • Book launch: Ian Colford’s new novel

    Dalhousie Libraries News - Thursday, May 05th, 2016

    The Dalhousie Libraries’ Ian Colford has published another novel. Ian, who is based in the Sexton Design & Technology Library, is the Librarian for Architecture, Planning & Engineering and the Digital Services Coordinator. His newest novel is called Perfect World, and it will be launched in Halifax in a joint event with Christy Ann Conlin. The launch… Read More »

  • NEW Accessible Washroom at HIL

    UNB Library News - Thursday, May 05th, 2016

    There’s a new accessible washroom at the Harriet Irving Library! Located on the east side of the building, next to the Data/GIS Lab on the third floor.

  • Brutalist Song II: presented by William Robinson

    Dalhousie Libraries News - Tuesday, May 03rd, 2016

    William Robinson, the 2013 artist-in-residence at the Killam Memorial Library, is presenting Brutalist Song II in the Killam atrium on Sunday, May 8. Performances will be thirty minutes each at 2, 3, 4, and 5 p.m. During his 2013 residency, William developed a sculpture of the Killam that played a “song” as it turned past… Read More »

  • Summer Research Refreshers

    Dalhousie Libraries News - Tuesday, April 26th, 2016

    We welcome our Summer Legal Research Assistants at the Sir James Dunn Law Library. Each May we offer a series of workshops to help RAs refresher their legal research skills. These sessions are for students with some prior legal research training. No registration is required and we will bring the muffins. If you have any… Read More »

  • Novanet Now Providing Digital Access to Nova Scotia Government Publications

    Dalhousie Libraries News - Tuesday, April 26th, 2016

    Novanet is now providing digital access to government publications archived by the Nova Scotia Legislative Library. Nova Scotian government documents that existed digitally from 2007–2013 are now available through Novanet with material from 2014–2016 currently being added. The Hansard Proceedings (verbatim record of the Debates of the House of Assembly) will also be available soon. “Novanet...

  • Delayed Opening May 5th (UNBF Libraries)

    UNB Library News - Monday, April 25th, 2016

    Please be aware that, on Thursday, May 5th, 2016, the Harriet Irving, Science & Forestry, and Engineering & Computer Science Libraries will open at 11:30am in order for staff to attend a system-wide meeting. UNBF Libraries will close at regular times respectively, as per our summer hours of operation. We apologize for any inconvenience.

  • Nova Scotia Government Publications on Novanet

    SMU Patrick Power Library News - Friday, April 22nd, 2016

    Local academic libraries, including this one, have teamed up with the Nova Scotia Legislative Library to improve public access to government documents produced in this province.  Acting through Novanet, the library consortium for Nova Scotia's colleges and universities, digital copies of  government publications produced from 2007-2013 are now searchable and retrievable from the Novanet...

  • Rescheduled: Public presentation by candidate for the position of Instruction/Liaison Librarian: Dalhousie Medicine New Brunswick

    Dalhousie Libraries News - Tuesday, April 12th, 2016

    Wednesday, April 20, 2–2:35 p.m. —Vanessa Kitchin (previously March 30) In Saint John: DMNB Saint John 266 (videoconference) In Halifax: Tupper Building Basement–A3 (videoconference) Candidates for the position of Instruction/Liaison Librarian: Dalhousie Medicine New Brunswick have been invited to make a presentation to the Dalhousie community on the following topic: “New technologies have...

  • Display Issues with Some EBSCO eBooks

    Dalhousie Libraries News - Monday, April 11th, 2016

    Updated: April 28 We are currently experiencing display problems with some EBSCO ebooks in certain browsers. Firefox appears to be the browser that exhibits the most problems. If your EBSCO ebook does not display properly, please try using Chrome, Safari or IE. We have contacted EBSCO about this problem and hope for a quick resolution. Apologies for… Read More »

  • Survey Prize Winner Announced

    SMU Patrick Power Library News - Monday, April 11th, 2016

    The survey of Saint Mary's undergrads' use of information technology has been completed.  Now ITSS and the Library needs to analyze all of that data and opinion to help determine where we go from here in the provision of academic computing hardware, software and services. In the meantime, we're happy to report that a 2nd year business student, Brianna Lloy, was the lucky winner of a nice new...

  • Addressing Long-term Strategies and Trade-offs in Digital Humanities with Prospect: public talk with Dr. Michael Newton

    Dalhousie Libraries News - Friday, April 08th, 2016

    The evolving practices and technologies of Digital Humanities bring a plethora of challenges to would-be participants. In this talk, Dr. Michael Newton will discuss some of the experiences of the University of North Carolina’s Digital Innovation Lab. He will speak about Digital Humanities projects and how they have informed the design decisions behind the data visualization… Read More »

  • Research Bootcamp

    Dalhousie Libraries News - Wednesday, April 06th, 2016

      Do you have Research Assistants (RAs) responsible for doing literature searches, citation management, or other work in support of research? Do you have Teaching Assistants (TAs) responsible for assisting students with finding information for their research papers? The Research Bootcamp offered by the Dalhousie Libraries may be just the thing to firm up their… Read More »

  • Proquest outage (April 7)

    Dalhousie Libraries News - Tuesday, April 05th, 2016

    As part of the overall modernization and consolidation of ProQuest ebook platforms, the ProQuest EBL and Ebook Central platforms will be unavailable for up to two hours Thursday, April 7 for scheduled maintenance. The EBL and Ebook Central patron interfaces and librarian LibCentral will be unavailable from 6-8 p.m. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience.

  • Introducing the New Manager

    CAUL - News - Tuesday, April 05th, 2016

    The Council of Atlantic University Libraries / Conseil des bibliothèques universitaires de l’Atlantique is pleased to introduce the new Manager of CAUL/CBUA, Cynthia Holt. Cynthia began on April 4, with her office located in the Killam Memorial Library, Dalhousie University Libraries. Cynthia can be contacted via e-mail at cynthia.holt@caul-cbua.ca. Cynthia has an undergraduate degree from St....