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Digital Humanities in Academia – Expanding Horizons Workshop for Graduate Students

Posted: September 24th, 2014

Digital Humanities is a hot topic in academia, but what is it and how can you include it in your research? The Queen’s Learning Commons and the Queen’s University Library will host a panel discussion with Graduate Students, Faculty, and Librarians about their experiences with Digital Humanities (DH).  The event will take place on Wednesday, October 1, 4-5:30PM in Speaker’s Corner (main floor of Stauffer Library).

Panelists for the discussion:

Dr. James Carson, Department of History

Emily Murphy, Department of English

Jon DeTombe, Department of English

Kendall Garton, Department of History

Jennifer Hardwick, Department of English

Dr. Catherine Dhavernas, Department of French Studies

Graduate students can register for this workshop by going to the School of Graduate Studies’ website: http://www.queensu.ca/exph/

New Trial of the full IMF eLibrary until September 20, 2014

Posted: August 20th, 2014

IMF eLibrary Full provides direct access to the IMF’s periodicals, books, working papers and studies, and data and statistical tools, including information and perspective on macroeconomics, globalization, development, trade and aid, technical assistance, demographics, emerging markets, policy advice, poverty reduction, and more.

Access: for the data interface: http://elibrary-data.imf.org
for the text interface: http://www.elibrary.imf.org

Users can switch between data and text interfaces by using the links at top left of any screen.

Privacy and Surveillance: February-March 2014 Globalization of Personal Data Follow-up

Posted: August 19th, 2014

Sponsored by Angus Reid Global, this 2014 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 2014 survey provides researchers with the ability to study attitudes related to surveillance and privacy over time.

The 2014 Follow-up survey is a companion survey to the Privacy and Surveillance: June 2012 Globalization of Personal Data Follow-up.

The 2014 dataset is available in QSpace, Dataverse, and <odesi>.

2011 National Household Survey, Individuals File, Released

Posted: August 11th, 2014

The 2011 National Household Survey (NHS), Individuals Public Use Microdata File (PUMF), has been release by Statistics Canada.

The file provides access to non-aggregated and anonymous data for a 2.7% sample of the Canadian population. It contains a comprehensive, social, demographic and economic database about Canada and its people that includes a wealth of information on population characteristics. The geographic identifiers in the file have been limited to provinces and territories as well as metropolitan areas to ensure the anonymity of respondents.

Access to the 2011 NHS Individual PUMF is available from <odesi>.

Enhanced Interlibrary Loan Service

Posted: July 31st, 2014

Starting this summer, Stauffer Library is filling interlibrary loan (ILL) requests for Humanities, Social Sciences, Engineering and Sciences and Law, using Relais, an ILL system that is also now in use at many other OCUL institutions. Relais improves upon our existing Ariel ILL system by allowing us to quickly receive requested documents and deliver them electronically directly to your RACER email address, via a secure website. If you have any questions about this new service, please contact the Interlibrary Loans office at 613-533-2526 or email racersl@queensu.ca

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

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