Yearly Archives: 2013

What is Open Access?

Open Access is a major current issue within scholarly communiation.  An excellent definition is given by openaccessweek.org: “Open access is a growing international movement that uses the internet to throw open the locked doors that once hid knowledge. Encouraging the

Recommended mobile apps

PressReader app

By: Jill Boruff & Robin Canuel This summer, the Library formed a mobile apps committee. Part of the committee’s mandate was to create a web presence for library-supported mobile apps, and to select and promote apps which optimize the use

Mossman Lecture: A History

Every year the Library organizes a series of lectures on a broad range of topics. The Mossman Lecture is named after Dr. Donald Mossman, a research chemist and McGill alumnus, who was actively involved in collection development.  The Mossman Collection

New digital exhibit: Interpersonal Botany: Intersections between people, print and botany 1700-1900

How did people use print to structure and mediate their social relationships in Europe between 1700 and 1900? This exhibition offers some answers by presenting objects that document a range of interpersonal practices in the field of botany. Against the

News Release: BAnQ and McGill sign a partnership agreement

Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec (BAnQ) and McGill University signed a partnership agreement today that creates a formal framework for future collaborative projects involving the two institutions. The agreement was signed by Suzanne Fortier, Principal and Vice-Chancellor of McGill

Exhibit: Flights of Fancy: Illustrated Children’s Books and the Sheila R. Bourke Collection

McLennan Library Building : 3459 rue McTavish Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 0C9 Runs to November 30, 2013. Accessible during opening hours. Monday – Friday, 10am – 6pm. Location: Rare Books and Special Collections Reading Room Alcove, 4th floor, McLennan

Mossman Lecture: You Are What You Eat, Historical Changes in Ideas about Food and Identity

Date: Thursday, October 3 at 6pm Location: Tanna Schulich Hall, 555 Sherbrooke Street West The Mossman Endowment presents the D Lorne Gales Lecture in the History of Science featuring guest lecturer Steven Shapin, Franklin L. Ford Professor, History of Science,

Lecture: “Giving Voices to Women” featuring Cheikh Khaled Bentounès | “Parole aux femmes” avec Cheikh Khaled Bentounès

Time: Thursday, September 19, 2013 17:30 to 19:30 Location: Frank Dawson Adams Auditorium : 3450 rue University Please note that this lecture is free and will be held in French. This lecture is presented by McGill Islamic Studies Library in

Exhibit | Exposition: An Intellectual Heritage: Rediscovering McGill’s Early Printed Works | Un héritage intellectuel : à la découverte des imprimés anciens de McGill

McLennan Library Building Lobby | Foyer du pavillon McLennan de la Bibliothèque From August 19, 2013 to January 31, 2014 | Du 19 août 2013 au 31 janvier 2014 Curators: Ann-Marie Hansen & Kristin Neel, Inventaires des imprimés anciens au

New Digital Chapbook Collection

Nursery rhymes, riddles, ballads, traditional poems and songs for young and old alike – all at the touch of a button. The Rare Books and Special Collections Library at McGill University contains over nine hundred British and American chapbooks published

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