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Unrecorded Vesalius first edition discovered at Queen’s University

Posted: March 25th, 2015

In this 500th anniversary of the birth of Vesalius, it is fitting that at least one unrecorded copy of the first edition of his De humani corporis fabrica (1543) should be uncovered. This happened here at Queen’s University while we were examining books from the St. Mary’s Cathedral collection, now on permanent deposit in the W.D. Jordan Special Collections and Music Library. No finding aid existed for the collection, and the famous engraved title-page of De fabrica was not present in the book. The volume was also bound in blue paper boards, not a form one associates with 16th -century books.



New database Trial: Bloomsbury Drama Online Library

Posted: March 23rd, 2015

Bloomsbury Drama Online Library: provides contextual and critical background through scholarly works and practical guides; play tools with character grids, words and speech graphs and part books offer a new way to engage with plays for close study or for performance; access to the finest drama texts from Aeschylus to the present day; student editions, scholarly works and first night programme texts; features the pre-eminent theatre lists of Methuen Drama, the Arden Shakespeare and Faber and Faber as well as production photos from the Victoria and Albert Museum and The American Shakespeare Center; forthcoming collections from L.A. Theatre Works (Audio Plays) and the Nick Hern Books Play Collection will be available this year.

Database trial from 17 March – 15 May 2015.

Drama Online Database trial

For more information, see: Bloomsbury Drama Online Library.

About the Website Redesign

Posted: March 13th, 2015

Welcome to the first in a weekly series of updates about the Library Website Redesign project. We hope that these updates will help you to better understand the process. We invite you to contact us with your questions about the project by emailing us at library@queensu.ca

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Vice-Provost and University Librarian Martha Whitehead featured in the current issue of the Queen’s Gazette Campus News!

Posted: March 11th, 2015
Supporting Queen's through appeal

Supporting Queen's through appeal

Please read the complete article about the Campus Community Appeal on page 7 of the March 10th, 2015 Queen’s Gazette.

New Tri-Agency Policy to Expand Access and Reach of Research Results

Posted: March 5th, 2015

Open Access logo

The Tri-Agency – the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) – recently announced an open access policy on publications.

Grant recipients who receive funding from the three federal granting agencies after May 1, 2015 must make their peer-reviewed journal publications freely accessible online within 12 months of publication.

The new policy requirements do not pertain to other research outputs – for example, books, chapters or creative writing.

See the joint statement issued by the Vice-Principal (Research) and Vice Provost and University Librarian. March 3rd 2015.

For more information on easy compliance with the new policy see: Meeting Tri-Agency Open Access Policy Requirements.

Inquiry@Queen’s Undergraduate Research Conference

Posted: March 4th, 2015

We invite the Queen’s community to come and support student research at the 9th annual Inquiry@Queen’s Undergraduate Research Conference.

For program information, please go to I@Q website: www.queensu.ca/iatq/conference/program.html

New Database: Acsess Digital Library

Posted: March 4th, 2015

The ACSESS Digital Library is a complete collection of all content published by the American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, and Soil Science Society of America. Full-text (journal articles) / Full-text (e-book collection)

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)

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.

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