Posted: October 22nd, 2013
The Globe and Mail’s Canadian University Report 2014, issued today, includes an article titled ‘The library of the future’ that features Queen’s University Library. See http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/education/canadian-university-report/the-university-library-of-the-future/article14980161/
Queen’s University Library has consistently received top marks in the Globe and Mail’s annual University Report. This year, in an interview with Globe writer Erin Millar, University Librarian Martha Whitehead talked about academic libraries’ roles in learning and research. “It’s less about the instructor imparting information to the student than about the skill set to be a lifelong learner — how to think, how to inquire and how to learn.” The article notes that in libraries of the future, we can expect vibrant spaces where books are important but people are central, and the aim is to create a sense of place that encourages ‘intellectual collisions.’ More about the Library’s space planning can be found on the Library and Archives Master Plan website: http://www.queensu.ca/connect/lamp/.
Posted: October 21st, 2013
Queen’s University is participating in International Open Access Week (Oct. 21-27). The aim of this event is to engage the research community in discussion about the issues and trends related to open access and promote awareness and understanding of open access – access to material publicly available online.
For more information on OA Week events, visit: http://library.queensu.ca/services/scholcomm/OpenAccess2013
Posted: September 25th, 2013
Web of Knowledge will be the new official name for Web of Science. Take some time to explore and assess the new resources available to Queen’s through this trial. The Book Citation Index and the Data Citation Index are also included in this trial. The trial ends October 4th. Since your feedback is important to helping the Library make the best acquisitions decisions, we encourage you to send us your comments about the value of the new features of Web of Knowledge.
Posted: September 19th, 2013
Effective Monday, September 16th, patrons can no longer purchase or add value to their copy cards or purchase a library card at the Circulation Desk.
There are two self-serve machines located beside the Circulation Desk where patrons can purchase or add value to their copy card. The machines accept bills only. Patrons can purchase or add value to their copy card with cash at Bracken Health Sciences Library, Education Library, Law Library and Stauffer Library. Stauffer Library and Bracken Health Sciences Library also offer patrons the option to purchase or add value to their copy card using debit or credit card.
Alumni, city residents and St. Lawrence College students and faculty can purchase a library card from a Circulation Desk in Bracken Health Sciences Library, Education Library, Law Library and Stauffer Library.
Posted: September 19th, 2013
Knovel’s 2013 University Challenge runs September 9th – December 1st, and is open to all universities with current subscriptions to Knovel.
Each week during the contest a player will be randomly selected to win a Roku 3 Media Player. Two grand prize winners will be randomly selected to win a Samsung Chromebook. Test your knowledge now!
Posted: August 23rd, 2013
The 94th edition (2013-14) of the CRC Handbook of Chemistry & Physics is now available. Celebrating one hundred years since its first publication in 1913, the CRC Handbook contains hundreds of tables of critically reviewed data most needed by scientists and chemists. This edition contains new and revised tables.
Posted: August 23rd, 2013
The Astronomical Society of the Pacific Conference Series (ASPC) is now available online. This series, which the Library previously subscribed to in print, contains more than 30,000 papers published in over 470 volumes from 1988 to the present. The ASPC provides a comprehensive overview of the latest astronomy and astrophysics research. Approximately 20-25 new volumes are published each year. The series is indexed in Web of Science and the SAO/NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS).
Posted: July 25th, 2013
The Proceedings of the 4th Conference of the Canadian Engineering Education Association (CEEA), held at École Polytechnique de Montréal from 17 to 20 June 2013 are available now at Queen’s Library hosted OJS System.
Queen’s Library hosts the proceedings from CEEA past conferences and also past conference proceedings of both the Canadian Design Engineering Network (CDEN) and the Canadian Council of Engineering Education (C2E2) from 2004 to 2010.
Posted: July 23rd, 2013
Science Open Reviewed is an online community of researchers promoting efficient and accountable open peer review, effective reviewer participation incentives, and reputation metrics and rapid dissemination of discovery in science. This service is now open for registration: https://science-open-reviewed.com
Posted: July 18th, 2013
The Scholars Portal data center went offline at 6:00 p.m. on July 17th. Two services with data went offline — RefWorks and Scholars Portal Journals. Scholars Portal systems staff are working to resolve all of these issues. We will post notices as new information becomes available.
Status Update – July 19th (7:35 AM):
RefWorks and Scholars Portal Journals are back on-line and fully operational.