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Content Inventory and Audit

Posted: May 25th, 2015

One of the most important steps in planning for a new version of the Library website is knowing what content we have and what content needs to be migrated to the new site. In order to plan for this, a two-step process of content inventory and content audit are commonly used; the inventory outlines what content is currently available and the audit outlines the plan for that content moving forward. Here is how we completed this process as part of our redesign.

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Union Gallery launches new exhibitions!

Posted: May 22nd, 2015

The Union Gallery would like to extend an invitation to you for the opening reception of two excellent exhibitions at The Union Gallery, Common Ground and It’s Not Working. The opening reception will take place May 30th from 2:00 to 4:00 pm, see you there!

Union Gallery Spring / Summer 2015 Exhibitions

Union Gallery
1st Floor Stauffer Library
Queen’s University , Kingston ,ON
K7L 5C4
613 533-3171
web: uniongallery.queensu.ca

Law Librarians publish two new books

Posted: May 19th, 2015

We are very happy to announce the latest publications from two of our Law Librarians, Amy Kaufman and Nancy McCormack.


Out of Practice: Exploring Legal Career Paths in Canada
By Amy Kaufman and Leeann Beggs

Is it time to try something new? While this is a common question for anyone to ask over the span of a career, for people in law it can be particularly challenging to answer. You’ve already invested lots of time, money and effort to get where you are. But sometimes you need to take some time to reflect on whether your current path is right for you. This book will guide you through that process.

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The Practical Guide to Canadian Legal Research, Fourth Edition
By Nancy McCormack, John Papadopoulos and Catherine Cotter

Now in this fourth and completely revised edition, this essential guidebook to legal research introduces users to the various legal research materials available to lawyers, law students, law clerks and legal academics. It teaches readers efficient legal research skills, and acts as a reference source by providing some of the essential background required to research specific areas of the law. Along with detailed research strategies, a comprehensive checklist is included.

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Congratulations to Amy and Nancy!

National Library of Medicine (U.S.) Resources on Disaster Management

Posted: April 27th, 2015

In light of the earthquake disaster in Nepal, the National Library of Medicine has provided links to some disaster-related resources:

A bloom of thanks …

Posted: April 24th, 2015
Library staff surprise the library’s café workers, Kim Crawford and Cindy Delaney, with flowers and cards.

Library staff surprise the library’s café workers, Kim Crawford and Cindy Delaney, with flowers and cards.

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Preserving the history of Queen’s.

Posted: April 24th, 2015

In his role as Queen’s Digital and Private Records Archivist, Jeremy Heil is tasked with “preserving the authentic record of individuals, corporations and the university.”

Read more of the most recent “People of Queen’s” article here

Preserving the history of Queen's

Preserving the history of Queen's

Queen’s University Library Annual Report 2013-2014

Posted: April 23rd, 2015

Our new publication, the Annual Report, is now available.

QUL Annual Report 2013-2014

“The History of Fado” Exhibit

Posted: April 22nd, 2015

The Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures (LLCU) presents a poster exhibit entitled: “The History of Fado” courtesy of Camões I.P.  Fado is a performance genre incorporating music and poetry widely practised by various communities in Lisbon. It represents a Portuguese multicultural synthesis of Afro-Brazilian sung dances, local traditional genres of song and dance, musical traditions from rural areas of the country, and the cosmopolitan urban song patterns of the early nineteenth century. The dissemination of Fado through emigration and the world music circuit has reinforced its image as a symbol of Portuguese identity, leading to a process of cross-cultural exchange involving other musical traditions (UNESCO.org) 20 April to 11 May 2015 Joseph S. Stauffer Library, Queen’s University.

For more information about the exhibit, please contact:

António Macedo
Adjunct Lecturer
Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures
103 Stuart St., Kingston Hall, room 407
Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario
K7L 3N6, Canada
613-533-2072 (LLCU office)

Data Day 2015: Managing Queen’s University Research Data

Posted: April 22nd, 2015

Monday, May 11, 8:45- 1:00
1923 Reading Room, Douglas Library

Queen’s University Data Day is an opportunity to meet researchers and data services providers in a shared forum. You will hear from researchers working with diverse data sets and how services at Queen’s and beyond can help you preserve and increase the reach of your data.

Sample Program

Research Data Case Studies will be presented from Queen’s University Biological Station (QUBS), Environmental Studies, Department of English, and the Centre for Health Science and Policy Research.

Don Aldridge, IBM Canada Research Executive and Senior Advisor to the Vice-Principal (Research) will speak about Biggest Data.

4 Concurrent Sessions will be offered on Mapping Geospatial Data and Visualization, Computer Security, Data: Citation, Attribution and Impact, and Research Data Management.

Complete Program and Registration

Choosing a CMS

Posted: April 20th, 2015

After going through an evaluation process, we have chosen Drupal 7 as our CMS for the next iteration of the website CMS.

What is a CMS?

A content management system, or CMS for short, is a piece of software that supports publishing, editing and modifying web content using a central interface. It allows for non-technical users to have a better experience editing the website. We have been using a CMS since around 2008 when we first started using Drupal 5.

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