Monthly Archives: November 2022

Laying the groundwork: what really goes into the making of a library?

Mary Yearl, Head Librarian, Osler Library of the History of Medicine lire la version française The library that Sir William Osler bequeathed to the Medical Faculty of McGill University was curated with intent. The original library did not consist simply …

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Colour and Cards – the Foundations of Tuck & Sons

pictures from paddyland

Jacquelyn Sundberg, Outreach Librarian lire la version française Colour. For graphic designers and publishers today, colour is a crucial choice for every project, laying the groundwork for the tone of a publication. In the early days of postcards and colour …

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“Groundwork” of a Different Kind

Alexis Janssen, McGill Visual Arts Collection Museum Database Assistant lire la version française This work, which is on view in the Visible Storage Gallery of the McLennan Library, is part of a series created by Montreal-based artist Sylvia Safdie that …

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Research awards at the Osler Library for the History of Medicine

Female figures as shown in three medieval and early modern textsvfrom different regions of the world: Europe, the Middle East, and East Asia

Each year the Osler Library offers a number of awards and travel grants to local and international historians, physicians, graduate and post-doctoral students, and independent scholars whose research touches upon the history of medicine. From now through 6 January 2023, …

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What’s On the Map? Stories of Scientific Groundwork in Guyana

hawk parrot

by Hannah Deskin, Assistant Archivist, McGill ROAAr lire la version française As director of the Canadian Geological Survey between the years 1895-1901, George Mercer Dawson laid the groundwork for scientific exploration in some of the most biodiverse regions in the …

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When Music Meets Technology

manuscript chant notation

By Labiba Faiza, Outreach Assistant, ROAAr One rarely hears of a mix between medieval music and cutting-edge software development. Last Tuesday, however, ROAAr joined the worlds of music and technology to host “Search and ye shall find: Medieval music manuscripts …

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“Talk, Mr. Bond”

In the spirit of Spooky Season, ROAAr’s October “Caption This” featured a rather fascinating image of a blindfolded man sitting in front of what seems to be a sci-fi torture device. Once again, the captions submitted by participants did not …

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Proactive Chat : A New Way to Reach McGill Librarians

Proactiv Question Box

by Sandy Hervieux, Liaison Librarian and Virtual Reference Coordinator, Humanities and Social Sciences Library If you’ve visited the Library website this Fall, you may have noticed a red conversation bubble icon and pop-up window located in the bottom right hand …

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