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Library News October 2009

PubMed Transitions to New Website

Posted: October 30th, 2009

PubMed has a new streamlined look.  Read more or watch this 3-minute video demo.

Queen’s Library Receives Top Marks in 2010 Globe & Mail Canadian University Report

Posted: October 23rd, 2009

Queen’s Library has once again been recognized with top honours in the Globe and Mail University Report, receiving the only A+ for overall library satisfaction in all university categories.

The Library also received top marks for hours of operation (A+), online library resources (A+), total library holdings (A) and availability of study space (A-).

Thank you to all of the students who participated in the survey.  Your recognition and support are greatly appreciated!

Preserving Electronic News

Posted: October 20th, 2009

The Center for Research Libraries’  FOCUS on Global Resources newsletter,  fall 2009 issue, “Preserving Electronic News”,  is now available online. Queen’s University Library is a member of CRL, which allows for long term interlibrary loan of their materials.

The fall 2009 issue features:

  • Digital news preservation: A recent Library of Congress workshop explored strategies for preserving digital news.
  • Recent funding for digital resources for International Studies: CRL Global Resources Network partners are recipients of 13 new digitization grants from the Department of Education.

To view or download current and past issues of FOCUS, visit: www.crl.edu/focus.

Upcoming Workshops for Professional & Grad Students

Posted: October 19th, 2009

Expanding Horizons Workshops for Graduate & Professional Students -  topics include Electronic Thesis Preparation, to be held on Oct. 27 & repeated on Oct. 29.

IEEE Xplore Digital Library and Inspec Workshops

Posted: October 19th, 2009

Learn about INSPEC, a comprehensive database covering physics, electronics, computing and information technology, and IEEE Xplore Digital Library, which contains full-text journals, standards and books in electrical engineering, computer science and electronics.

The workshops will be held on Thursday, November 5th, during the Engineering & Science Library’s Open House.

Please see the Instruction/Workshops page for more information and registration.

Promotional Displays and Sales in the Library

Posted: October 16th, 2009

The Library has recently received a number of requests from student groups interested in setting up displays and/or sales in the Stauffer Library loggia (lobby).

With the exception of Union Gallery displays, AMS and SGPS polling and election booths, and the DREAM Live-In for Literacy event, the loggia is unavailable for booking under the policy on Use and Booking of Stauffer Library Rooms.

Ticket and retails sales are considered “solicitation,” which is expressly prohibited by the Code of Behaviour for Library Users.

These policies are intended to ensure accessibility to the library and to maintain a welcoming academic environment conducive to study.  Student clubs and groups seeking to set up displays and sales are encouraged to make use of locations on campus designated for these activities, including the JDUC and MacCorry.

For further information on promoting events or services in Stauffer, please see:

Bracken Library closed Oct. 17 & 18

Posted: October 16th, 2009

Due to the annual closure of Botterell Hall for necessary building maintenance, Bracken Library will be closed Saturday Oct. 17th and Sunday Oct. 18th.  See the library hours.

Open Access Week at Queen’s Oct. 19-23

Posted: October 8th, 2009

This week is Open Access week. View the event programme online. All welcome to attend!

Michael Geist shares his perspective on Canadian universities and open access in the Toronto Star (Monday, October 19, 2009). Do you agree? Join us at an Open Access week session to share your thoughts.

Canadian-born Physicist Wins Nobel Prize in Physics.

Posted: October 6th, 2009

Williard S. Boyle, born in Amherst, N. S., and two Americans (George Smith and Charles K. Kao) were today awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics for their work inventing an imaging semiconductor circuit known as the CCD sensor.

See the Globe and Mail article for more details.


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