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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


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

Essential Maintenace Required for Nature.com on Saturday, December 13

Posted: December 11th, 2014

This is a notification to all customers of downtime for essential maintenance to Nature.com, Palgrave-Journals.com and Palgraveconnect.com. The maintenance window will run from 8.00am EST to 12.00pm EST on Saturday 13th December 2014. During this time the sites will not be accessible. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience caused.

New QCAT Feature!

Posted: December 2nd, 2014

At a suggestion from the Queen’s Alma Mater Society (AMS) we have implemented the ability to text a call number and title to you cell phone from the catalogue and have released it this week in its Beta phase for public testing.

If there is a call number you should see a link ‘Text me this Book Location’  just below ‘Show on Floorplan’ on the Full Record View of an item. If there is no call number there should be no link.

Clicking the link will allow you to enter your cell number and choose your provider. Submitting the form will send the title, call number, location and an optional note to your cell phone. Neither your cell phone number nor your service provider are saved or stored on the library’s server.

NOTE: you will be responsible for any charges or fees levied by your service provider for receiving the incoming text message. We welcome your feedback about this feature. Submit feedback by clicking this link.

Stress Relief Week December 1-5

Posted: November 25th, 2014

Need a break from studying?

Post your answer to our Question of the Day.

Drop by  the Engineering & Science Library (level 5) on Tuesday, December 2nd, and enjoy a treat complements of the QLC and the staff at the Engineering & Science Library.

Food For Fines

Posted: November 25th, 2014

The SGPS Holiday Assistance Program and the AMS/SGPS Food Center are happy to bring you FOOD FOR FINES!

For every item of non-perishable food that you donate, $1.00 will be deducted from your overdue library fines, to a max of $10.00 per student.

Donate between 8 am and 8 pm at the circulation desk in Stauffer Library, from December 1st to December 4th only.

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