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Freedom to Read lunchtime events begin Feb. 24

Posted: February 24th, 2015

The Queen’s Learning Commons would like everyone to join us on Tuesday, Feb. 24, Wed. February 25 and Thursday Feb. 26 from 12:30-1:30 in the Stauffer Library Speakers’ Corner.

Guests will read passages from banned or challenged books as part of national Freedom to Read Week.

For more information about this event, see http://www.freedomtoread.ca

ProQuest outage Feb 28, 10pm-5am

Posted: February 19th, 2015

On February 28, 2015, ProQuest will be upgrading its systems infrastructure to improve performance, security, and overall reliability of your products. The window is scheduled to begin Saturday, February 28, 2015 at 10:00 p.m. for five (5) hours.

During this time access to the ProQuest products listed below will not be available and users will be re-directed to a webpage explaining the scheduled maintenance:

Research databases:
ProQuest platform (search.proquest.com)
ProQuest Congressional (congressional.proquest.com)
ProQuest Dialog (search.proquest.com/professional)
Chadwyck-Healey databases (full list available here)
CultureGrams
eLibrary (all editions)
ProQuest Digital Microfilm
ProQuest Obituaries
ProQuest Research Companion
SIRS (all editions)
Dissertation publishing
ProQuest/UMI ETD Administrator


Reference management/Research support tools
RefWorks
COS Funding Opportunities
COS Scholar Universe

Bibliographic and catalog enrichment resources
Books in Print®
LibraryThing for Libraries™
ProQuest Syndetic Solutions™

Freedom to Read Lunchtime Events

Posted: February 10th, 2015
The Queen’s Learning Commons would like everyone to uoin us on Tuesday, February 24, Wednesday, February 25, and Thursday, February 26 @ 12:30-1:30 pm in Speaker’s Corner.
Guests will read passages from challenged or banned books as part of the Freedom to Read Week.
For more information about Freedom to Read, go to: http://www.freedomtoread.ca/

The Queen’s Learning Commons would like everyone to join us on Tuesday, February 24, Wednesday, February 25, and Thursday, February 26 @ 12:30-1:30 pm in Speaker’s Corner.

Guests will read passages from challenged or banned books as part of the Freedom to Read Week.

For more information about Freedom to Read, go to: http://www.freedomtoread.ca/

Can’t join us? View the presentation (pptx)

Featured Exhibit: Franklin Expedition

Posted: February 4th, 2015

The Search for Sir John Franklin: The Erebus and The Terror–29 January, 2015 – 28 February, 2015 @ W.D. Jordan Special Collections Library.

Franklin expedition

W.D. Jordan Library in the Journal

Posted: January 21st, 2015

This article looks at the stereoscopic project that digital humanities student Tiffany Chan is working on at W.D. Jordan Special Collections Library.

digital humanities student Tifany Chan

Tiffany Chan

Inquiry@Queen’s Undergraduate Research Conference – Call for Proposals

Posted: January 21st, 2015

Present your research or your innovation/experiential learning projects! The 9th Annual Inquiry@Queen’s Undergraduate Research Conference will be held in the Queen’s Learning Commons, Stauffer Library, March 5-6, 2015.

The conference is an opportunity for you to share your research while participating in an academic conference. As a presenter you will gain graduate and career skills, such as critical thinking, effective writing and presenting. You will engage in scholarly communication with students and faculty from many disciplines.

For more information and to submit your abstract: Go to http://www.queensu.ca/iatq/
Submission deadline: Midnight January 30, 2015.

Are We All Digital Humanists Now?

Posted: January 16th, 2015

Demystifying Digital Humanities: Theory, Practice, Pedagogy presents a multi-faceted session with Dr. Jason Boyd, Assistant Professor of English and Digital Media and Associate Director of the Centre for Digital Humanities at Ryerson University. He is also Assistant Director of the Digital Humanities Summer Institute at the University of Victoria. Dr. Boyd will be discussing the relationship between the humanities, the digital humanities, and the future of the humanities; the history and future of digital technology in scholarly practice; and the debate over what defines a digital humanist.

Monday, January 19th 2:30 to 4:00 pm
Speaker’s Corner in Stauffer Library

“Demystifying DH” is a joint initiative of Queen’s University Libraries , The Department of English, and BISC to promote understanding of and interest in humanities-based research in a digital age.

New Database: Criterion on Demand

Posted: January 12th, 2015

Queen’s University Library now subscribes to Criterion-on-Demand

http://library.queensu.ca/research/databases/record/11652

criterion on demand

Developed by Criterion Pictures, Criterion-on-Demand is an online digital delivery feature film system that allows members of the Queen’s University community to access films for teaching, research and personal use.  Users may stream or download from a selection of over 2900 films ranging from classic film, documentaries, international film, North American feature films, cult classics, and more. Criterion-on-Demand represents a large number of feature film producers, including, 20th Century Fox, Fox Searchlight, Paramount Pictures, DreamWorks SKG, Mongrel Media, Sony Pictures Classics, Alliance Films, Miramax Films, Warner Brothers, Lionsgate Films, The Weinstein Company, as well as a smaller number of independent producers.

Within the Criterion-on-Demand platform users can search for titles or browse by title or subject. Records for individual films will be loaded into QCAT when available and will then be discoverable via searching the library catalogue and Summon.

Queen’s University Library subscribes to a number of streaming video databases. A complete list can be found at http://library.queensu.ca/research/databases/t/852

Featured Display: Sir John A.

Posted: January 8th, 2015

Sir John A. Macdonald Bicentennial–This display, on the main floor of Stauffer Library, provides a glimpse of some of the items that are part of the W.D. Jordan Special Collections Library.

Sir John A Macdonald display

Sir John A Macdonald display

Register for QLC Workshops

Posted: January 6th, 2015

Welcome back!  The Queen’s Learning Commons offers a wide variety of workshops. To register, go to: www.queensu.ca/qlc/workshops

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