Thursday, April 30, 2009

Quick Reminder: Library Hours During Intersession

Spring Intersession hours start today and go to May 13.

In general, we'll be open till 7:30am - 6:00pm weekdays and 10:00am - 6:00 pm weekends, however, hours are slightly different for the Circulation and Info Commons Help Desk. Full hours are available here:

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Resources Recently Added - BuildingGreen, WildPro, ENVIROnetBase

These have also been added to the appropriate Online Resources lists:


- Essentially a collection of e-books
- Techniques and know-how to reduce pollution, emissions, work-related exposures, and environmental contamination
- Methods for site assessment, remediation, soil and water quality monitoring, and statistical tools for analyzing the results
- Tools, techniques, and technologies for remote sensing, GIS, and photogrammetry for environmental monitoring

From composting toilets to porous asphalt, BuildingGreen covers everything environment friendly and sustainable in construction integrating GreenSpec product listings, high-quality articles about green buildings, peer-to-peer comments, and more than 200 project case studies. This information is searchable and cross-referenced by CSI MasterFormat division, LEED credit, or green topic. Each article, product listing, and case study also lists related content and information sources.

Wildpro : the electronic encyclopaedia and library for wildlife
Click "I wish to enter Wildpro"

Everything from Foot and Mouth Disease to the Health and Management of Bears.
A one-stop source of information on the health and management of captive and free-living wild animals, and emerging infectious diseases.

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Monday, April 13, 2009

Faculty Technology Days - May 5-7

Faculty Technology Days 2009

Teaching and Learning with Technology

For Faculty and Graduate Students

May 5-7, 2009

Registration ends April 30, 2009

Libraries and Cultural Resources, the Teaching and Learning Centre and Information Technologies are pleased to present the annual Faculty Technology Days: Teaching and Learning with Technology, May 5-7, 2009. This 3 day event is open to all faculty and graduate students. There is no charge to attend Faculty Technology Days.

Tom Hickerson, Vice-Provost (Libraries and Cultural Resources and University Librarian), will kick-off FTD with a session on Convergence of Knowledge and Culture: our Design for the Future: the Taylor Family Digital Library. Tom will discuss how the Taylor Family Digital Library (scheduled to open in fall 2010) will bring together libraries, archives, museums, and the university press for the benefit of scholars. It will be a 21st century research facility in the heart of campus which will house a "collection of the future" integrating access to traditional print, museum, and archival materials. Come hear about the strategic plans and learn how the Taylor Library will embody a new campus prototype for learning, teaching and conducting research. There will be time for questions.

For a complete list of sessions check out the website at

Thursday, April 02, 2009

Scopus Visit

Faculty and students are invited to an event hosted by Elsevier/Scopus. It is a come-and-go event where one can ask our Elsevier reps questions about Scopus. Lunch will be provided.

The coordinates:

Tuesday, April 7
MacKimmie Library Tower, Room 909 ("MLT909")
12:30-2:30 pm

Topics may include:
- General Scopus overview
- Focus on A&H content (but feel free to ask about Sci/Tech content too!)
- Marketing ideas & usage

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PSA - Scopus, ScienceDirect Scheduled Outage Saturday, April 4

...Enjoy your Saturday afternoon/evening instead!
Local times for the outage are 3 p.m. - midnight

Email from Elsevier:

On Saturday, 4 April, Scopus, ScienceDirect, and 2collab will be unavailable due to scheduled maintenance for approximately nine hours starting at 10:00 p.m. UTC/GMT (6:00 p.m. EDT).

We apologize for the inconvenience,
The Elsevier Team.

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