Bracken Library’s summer hours are now in effect. We’re open 8:30 – 4:30, Monday to Friday, until Labour Day. Closed all statutory holidays.
Happy 70th anniversary, and congratulations to Queen’s University Biological Station (QUBS) on the grand opening of the Jessie Deslauriers Centre for Biology. It was a treat to see the newly located Fowler Herbarium, and naturally, we were particularly excited to view the Jack Hambleton Library.
Congratulations on the great turnout to your open house, especially on what we heard described as a “good day for frogs”.
One type of research the Web Redesign team does is simply looking at what other academic libraries are doing on their websites, also known as environmental scans. We have found it valuable to be able to quickly check conventions, because we know that following convention is good usability.
For the purposes of this project, we have developed a list of 30 academic libraries whose sites we check in a systematic way when we are doing this kind of research. This is not to say that we don’t also check other library websites from time to time, but we have found this list helpful for consistency. The list consists of 15 Canadian and 15 American academic libraries based on the following criteria:
Scott Lougheed, a graduate student in the School of Environmental Studies, presents his perspectives on effective data management to a full crowd in Douglas Library at Data Day.
To read the full article, turn to page 11 of the June 10th edition of the Queen’s Gazette.
Tiffany Chan had a student assistantship in the W.D. Jordan Special Collections and Music Library in 2014-2015. Read her Love Letter to Digital Humanities Research, where she talks about her experience.
Adaptive Technology Centre Coordinator and Queen’s University Librarian Michele Chittenden joined other informative presenters at the inaugural Assistive Technology Conference held at King’s University College at Western University in London Ontario on June 4th! Some highlights of the conference were broadcast on CBC Radio Ontario Morning from the London Bureau news today. A video clip posted via the London Free Press provides more information of the event.
The conference also initiated the beginning of collaboration amongst Assistive Technologists with the formation of a new sharing opportunity – the Network of Ontario Assistive Technologists (NoOAT).
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.
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!
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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.
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.
Congratulations to Amy and Nancy!
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