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Privacy and Surveillance: June 2012 Globalization of Personal Data Follow-up

Posted: March 13th, 2014

Sponsored by Angus Reid Global, this 2012 survey is a follow-up to the 2006 Globalization of Personal Data International Survey on Privacy and Surveillance that queried citizens in Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom. The study was conducted for the Surveillance Studies Centre at Queen’s University. The 2012 survey provides researchers with the ability to study attitudes related to surveillance and privacy over time.

The dataset is available in QSpace, Dataverse, and <odesi>.

Alexander Street Press Engineering Case Studies Online

Posted: February 26th, 2014

Engineering Case Studies Online

Hundreds of hours of video and thousands of pages of text resources to meet the growing needs of engineering programs worldwide; in-depth coverage for the most frequently taught and seminal engineering case studies and failures, from the Titanic to the Challenger space shuttle explosion, to help students and scholars understand each case’s valuable takeaways.

Trial runs February 26 – March 25

Freedom to Read Lunchtime Events

Posted: February 21st, 2014

Join us on Wednesday, February 26 and Thursday, February 27th @ 12:00-1:00 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/

Outside Agitator: Black North American Civil Rights Activism and the Canadian Response

Posted: February 21st, 2014

Join us Tuesday, February 25th at 12:00-1:00pm in Speaker’s Corner for a conversation with Stephanie Simpson, Human Rights Office  and Dr. Barrington Walker, Department of History about the following topic:

“Outside agitator: Black North American civil rights activism and the Canadian response”

Light refreshments will be served.

Resource Highlight: Books 24×7 ITPro Collection

Posted: January 23rd, 2014

Looking for IT manuals such as Beginning XML, 5th Edition,  or HTML & CSS: Design and Build Web Sites ?   Are you interested in IT books such as Digital Evidence and Computer Crime: Forensic Science, Computers and the Internet, Third Edition,  or The Social Factor: Innovate, Ignite, and Win through Mass Collaboration and Social Networking?  Check the ITPro ebook collection in Books 24×7 for these titles and more.

 

For the next year, the IT and Desktop Videos collection will also be available via Books 24×7.  These short, relevant videos cover topics such as Microsoft 356, Graphics and Design, Operating Systems, and Mobile Devices.

New Resource – CBC’s curio.ca

Posted: January 23rd, 2014

Queen’s Library has purchased access to curio.ca, the CBC’s recently launched online video portal. Programs available via curio.ca include The Nature of Things, Doc Zone, The Current, Marketplace, The Fifth Estate, and Dragons’ Den, as well as other programs. Search by keyword or browse by show or category. Films are available in English and French.

Project Euclid Site Redesign

Posted: January 17th, 2014

Project Euclid is an exemplary collaboration between a university library and a university press. A mission-driven organization led by a community of librarians, publishers, and researchers, Project Euclid provides sustainable publishing services for independent, society, and open-access publications.

Project Euclid is pleased to announce the launch of a fully redesigned platform at projecteuclid.org. A joint partnership of Cornell University Library and Duke University Press, Project Euclid is an online platform that hosts high-quality mathematics and statistics content.

Its new website is uniquely designed to meet the research needs of mathematicians and statisticians, and it combines rich functionality with a beautiful, easy-to-use interface. New features include improved searching, citation exports, publisher landing pages, mobile optimization, print-on-demand purchasing, customized e-mail alerts, and access indicators for all content.

The new site implements a powerful new faceted search tool that allows users to navigate over 1.7 million pages of scholarship more efficiently. By applying filters to search results, users can progressively refine their searches, focusing on the content most related to their subject areas. Additionally, users can sign up to receive e-mail alerts when new scholarship is published in their areas of interest.

The Project Euclid redesign meets the changing needs of researchers, who now confront an overload of content on multiple devices. The new site makes it easier to find and access high-quality, curated scholarship, and its responsive design optimizes the site for working and reading on mobile devices. Symbols and formulas are rendered beautifully with the MathJax display engine, and users can quickly and easily export or download citations to e-mail or reference management systems.

2014 Inquiry@Queen’s Undergraduate Research Conference – Call for Presenters

Posted: December 23rd, 2013

Present your research or your innovation/experiential learning projects! The 8th Annual Inquiry@Queen’s Undergraduate Research Conference will be held in the Queen’s Learning Commons, Stauffer Library, March 6-7, 2014.

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/conference.html
Submission deadline: Midnight January 31, 2014.

December 2 – 6, Stress Relief Week at Engineering & Science Library

Posted: December 2nd, 2013

Need a break from studying?

*Check out our Question of the Day
*Sign out a game from the Circulation Desk
*Work on a Sudoku, wordsearch, or jigsaw puzzle
*Enjoy a treat on Wednesday, December 4th!

Exambank – past exams from your courses

Posted: November 28th, 2013

Access the Exambank to see past exam questions from your courses. Exambank! Exambank is the official database of past exam questions from courses offered at Queen’s University.

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