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48K and counting! McGill Dissertations and Theses

Spines from McGill rare theses.

The McGill University Library is home to thousands of dissertations and theses produced by McGill’s graduate students. Beyond conserving these theses and dissertations, the Library retroactively digitized all its print theses and dissertations and made them freely available in McGill’s institutional repository, eScholarship. …

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McGill Library and Sage: Open access agreement for McGill authors

The McGill University Library is happy to announce an agreement between the Canadian Research Knowledge Network (CRKN) and Sage Publications which will provide more open access options for McGill authors.  As of January 2021, McGill corresponding authors publishing with Sage Choice journals* will have the option to make their …

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The 2020 Osler Day celebrations are upon us!

Each year we celebrate Osler Day on the first Wednesday in November. The day is an occasion to come together and to support endeavours that honour Sir William Osler’s emphasis upon humanistic reflection. It is an opportunity for students to …

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Launch | The McGill Library Orientation Game – “Raising Spirits: A Timely Diversion”

As we all prepare for a virtual fall semester, the McGill library is offering an innovative activity to welcome new, current, and former McGillians back to campus, even if only in spirit. We hope to draw everyone back from afar with the aid of their computers: to …

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Data sets from McGill’s digital collections now available for text-mining and data-intensive research

Rare theses book spines

By Alexandra Kohn, Head, Copyright Office Collections as Data is a movement in the cultural heritage sector to make our collections machine-actionable and available at scale for data-intensive research. Inspired by the Institute of Museum and Library Service-funded project Always …

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Since March 13…

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…a lot has happened. The Library continues to be here to help. As we move into the summer months and prepare for the fall, we’d like to acknowledge the incredible work being done by Library staff and the thousands of …

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A Special Update from Dean Cook

Arts Building Cupola and Flag

Dear Friends, These are such unprecedented times with daily life changing so dramatically in the last few weeks. Ensuring the safety and security of our students and staff has been paramount from the outset. One after the other, like dominoes, universities announced that they …

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A mirror into the microcosm: digitizing Johann Remmelin’s 1619 flap anatomy, Catoptrum microcosmicum.

By Ruoshan Gu and Mary Hague-Yearl The staff at the Osler Library are always on the lookout for new ways to challenge our colleagues in Digital Initiatives. The team in the digitization lab seem to be able to do anything, …

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2019 Homecoming: Bienvenue, welcome back to McGill and the Library!

2019 Homecoming (September 26-28) is shaping up to be one of the biggest events of the year! McGill is making an historic announcement to reveal initiatives that will shape the future of our University as it enters its third century. …

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Karis Shearer awarded Raymond Klibansky Research Travel Grant

The McGill Library welcomes Dr. Karis Shearer to our Rare Books and Special Collections reading room! Dr. Shearer is an Associate Professor in the Department of English and Cultural Studies at the University of British Columbia (Okanagan campus) where she directs …

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