Monthly Archives: March 2021

Tracing McGill University’s founding documents: The hunt for the 1821 Charter

By Yves Lapointe and Adria Seccareccia[1] Founding documents often serve as symbols of collective identity. Over time, they are frequently referenced in conversations regarding changes to this identity. McGill University’s founding documents are no different. The 1821 Charter and its …

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McGill’s Responses to Anti-Black Racism: New Web Archiving Project Goes Live!

By Adria Seccareccia, Library/Archivist, and Alexandra Kohn, Digital Collections & Copyright Librarian. Lire la version française What does preserving born-digital content look like? If you pictured a baby robot safely stored away for posterity in a virtual safe, we’re afraid you are not quite …

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Can you name 5 women artists?

Since 2016, the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, DC has asked this question on social media every March as part of Women’s History Month. The WMWA’s hashtag, #5womenartists, has gained a significant following, as art collections …

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Finding the University : new research guides for institutional histories

To support more inclusive histories of McGill University, we have started to develop a series of institutional history research guides aimed at simplifying access to primary source material relating to the University’s establishment and its first 100 years.

QUIZ THAT SO?!

New Game Now Live How well do you know McGill history? When did the first female astrophysicist make waves at McGill? Who was the “Man of Bronze? Take on the Quiz That So challenge and find out those answers and more. With the …

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Welcome message from new Friends of the McGill Library Chair, Donald Walcot

Renowned author Louise Penny with Donald Walcot at the 2018 MacLennan Lecture

Greetings, My name is Donald Walcot and I am very privileged to be this year’s Chair of the Friends of the McGill Library, a wonderful organization that I have had a long affiliation with, working closely with three exceptional Deans …

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Now available | ACUP/eBOUND Canadian University Presses Ebooks published prior to 2014

Until recently, McGill University had access to all of the Canadian university presses titles from 2014 and onward. Access to these titles is made available by the Association of Canadian University Presses (ACUP) via eBOUND on the Ontario Council of …

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March 2020 to March 2021…some stats

Colourful infographic

It has been a year unlike any other. But no less busy. Library stats from March 2020 to March 2021 show how we pivoted. We did our best to reach out through the computer screen and connect McGillians with Library …

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Everyday heroes from our pandemic year

Thumbnails of Library staff in their home offices.

Since mid-March 2020, though we have not always physically been in Library spaces, we have still been there. We have been there for McGill’s hardworking and adaptable students, for teaching faculty getting used to a new remote reality, and for …

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Near or far, Dean Colleen Cook champions #McGill24 year after year

Dean Colleen Cook over Zoom in a red McGill24 t-shirt smiling and waving.

This has been a year for the (e)books. But whether near or far, in person or remote, Trenholme Dean of Libraries Colleen Cook has led the Library’s cheering squad for McGill’s day of giving year in and year out. She …

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All library branches closed until further notice. Access to e-resources and virtual services continue.
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