The library hosts virtual exhibits created by library staff, faculty and students to highlight resources and invite our community to engage with collections that are created by or are the subject of Queen’s research. These exhibits highlight items within collections and provide an additional way to engage with our collections. They are intended to complement the library and archives catalogues, repository and digital asset management tools.
The digital environment provides new opportunities for accessing and preserving a wide range of research outputs within a global knowledge commons. The U15 encourages the collaborative development of new models of scholarly communications that would benefit the academy and the public by leveraging the power of the digital age in ways that enhance the quality of scholarly and scientific publications.
Scholarly Publishing Marketplace
Much of the scholarly publishing marketplace is profit driven, employing a business model whereby the publications resulting from publicly funded academic research are given to publishers and sold back to libraries, often at high profit margins.
Queen’s University Library is committed to providing our community members with the information they need while serving as responsible stewards of public funds.
Queen’s University Library provides leadership in the development of a global knowledge commons that enables high impact research and scholarship, reflecting our values of diversity, inclusion and open access to information.
Our priorities and objectives for information resources are informed by a continual process of consultative, evidence-based and transparent practices based on the following principles:
The library offers a variety of experiential learning opportunities for Queen’s students.
In all cases, there is an identified library supervisor, and learning objectives are set and supported by reflection, critical analysis and synthesis. The learner will be actively engaged in posing questions, investigating, experimenting, being curious, solving problems, assuming responsibility, being creative, and constructing meaning. A Learning Reflection form is used to guide the experience.
Our best innovations happen through collaboration – across the library, with our faculties and schools and through our regional, national and international partnerships.
Our collaborations include:
Queen’s University Library is partnering with 12 other members of Ontario Council of University Libraries (OCUL) to implement a shared library services platform (LSP).