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QRDC Researchers Win Publication Prize

Posted: June 23rd, 2014

Two Queen’s researchers, Mike Kottelenberg and Steve Lehrer, are this year’s recipients of the John Vanderkamp Prize for the best article in Canadian Public Policy, for their research titled: “New Evidence on the Impacts of Access to and Attending Universal Child-Care in Canada” (DOI 10.3138/CPP.39.2.26, 3 Issue, Volume 39, Number 2/June 2013).

This research was conducted in the Queen’s Research Data Centre (QRDC) using Statistics Canada master files.

Nancy McCormack honoured with 2014 Denis Marshall Award

Posted: May 29th, 2014

Nancy McCormack

Queen’s Librarian Nancy McCormack has been awarded with the 2014 Denis Marshall Memorial Award for Excellence in Law Librarianship. This award is an honour bestowed upon a current member of the Canadian Association of Law Libraries who has provided outstanding service to the Association and/or enhanced the profession of law librarianship in the recent past.

Those who nominated Nancy describe her as a “powerhouse” when it comes to making contributions to the scholarship of the library profession.  She has published four books in three years as well as numerous academic articles.  Her legal research texts provide a thorough and practical overview of the theory and processes of legal research and are mainstays of many law library and library school collections.  She has also contributed to the Canadian Association of Law Libraries through her four year tenure as editor of the Canadian Law Library Review and her ongoing role as co-editor of the book review column and as editor emeritus.

Nancy’s influence reaches far beyond writing and publishing.  One of her nominators described her as “incredibly generous, sharing her experiences, her knowledge and her time…. She has been an inspiration to many librarians currently in the profession and is a wonderful role model.”

The award was formally presented to Nancy at the Canadian Association of Law Libraries annual conference in Winnipeg on May 26.


New Database: Library PressDisplay

Posted: May 21st, 2014

Get online access to today’s newspapers from around the world in full-color, full-page format. The service also provides up to a 60-day back-file and the ability to perform keyword searches across all titles and the entire back-file. Click here to access.

Data Day: Managing Queen’s University Research Data

Posted: May 15th, 2014

Got Data?

Queen’s University’s first Data Day is an opportunity to meet researchers and data service providers in a shared forum. You will hear from researchers working with diverse data sets, learn more about the recent consultation document, Toward a Policy Framework for Advancing Digital Scholarship in Canada, and how services at Queen’s and beyond can help you preserve and increase the reach of your data.

Monday, May 26, 9-11:30 am

Speaker’s Corner, Stauffer Library

Registration and Program

Managing data

Graphic created by Jørgen Stamp and published under a Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 Denmark License (www.digitalbevaring.dk).

It’s time for RECESS!

Posted: April 11th, 2014

Recess: Improve your productivity and reduce your stress.

There will be stress -relief activities in the libraries on campus starting Monday, April 7.  Activities such as drawing, puzzles and crafts will be provided.  These activities are sponsored by the QLC (www.queensu.ca/qlc)

It’s important to take a break from studying to give your brain and body a break. If you need help with studying, consult with Learning Strategies : http://www.queensu.ca/learningstrategies

New Database: HRInsider

Posted: April 8th, 2014

The HRInsider provides information, tools and resources to help human resources professionals manage their companies and to ensure that they are 100% compliant with federal and provincial human resources laws, rules and regulations.  It provides ready-to-use human resources tools including model policies, practice and checklists, updates and analysis of new federal and provincial human resources laws, rules and regulations, and analysis of the latest human resources court cases and rulings.

Music Online: Classical Scores Library, Volume II and III: Trial Database until May 1st

Posted: April 3rd, 2014

Classical Scores Library : Volume II includes previously unpublished, in-copyright works by major contemporary composers from around the world including Mark Isaacs, Andrew Schultz, Mary Finsterer, Nicholas Vines, Damien Ricketson, Thomas Oboe Lee, Matt Malsky, Yotam Haber, Huck Hodge, Marc Yeats, and Thomas Reiner.

Volume III consists of modern editions from major publishers like Chester Music, Novello and Company, Faber Music, Wilhelm Hansen, Donemus and more; expanded coverage of great choral works and instrumental scores for brass, woodwind, and other instrument groups; material suited to supporting courses in music theory, music history, music literature, and composition.

NewspaperDirect Library PressDisplay: Trail database until April 27

Posted: March 28th, 2014

Get online access to today’s newspapers from around the world in full-color, full-page format. The service also provides up to a 60-day back-file and the ability to perform keyword searches across all titles and the entire back-file. Click here to access.

Public Opinion and the Snowden Affair

Posted: March 13th, 2014

Conducted by Angus Reid Global, this 2013 survey asked respondents in Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom about their attitudes towards whistleblower Edward Snowden’s actions, as well as their views on government surveillance.

The datasets are available from QSpace, Dataverse, and <odesi>.

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>.

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