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2021 Update | Fiat Lux Library Project

Meeting student needs. Connecting communities. Advancing learning. Inspiring discovery. Preserving the cultural record. Promoting wellness. How do you take these big ideas and make them into a library for the 21st century? At McGill, we are getting closer to finding …

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McGill’s Bicentennial Digital Time Capsule | Dean Colleen Cook on the future of libraries

Time capsules offer the opportunity to capture a moment while letting us imagine possible futures. McGill Research & Innovation’s Bicentennial Digital Time Capsule—a signature project of the University’s 200th-anniversary celebrations—features two-minute videos from 50 top McGill researchers. Contributors were asked …

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The Falcon: The Statue of a Winged Youth at McGill

by Joseph Hanaway, Washington University The original article was first published in Fontanus, Vol. 14 (2016). Abstract: The Falcon statue, created by R. Tait McKenzie, stands as a beacon just outside the entrance of the McLennan Library Building on the …

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Digitization Grant: George Mercer Dawson

After a roller coaster of a year, our digitization lab is back at full capacity and they are busy! With a staff of 4 students working under lab supervisor Greg Houston, we are jumping back into the swing of things …

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Celebrating Human Connections; Friendship at a Fountain

Lire la version française By Gwendolyn Owens, Director, McGill Visual Arts Collection In this moment of great stress and uncertainty, most of us have found wisdom, relief, or simply solace in words, in music, or in art that has survived …

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Illustrated Obstetrical Treatises and Professionalization in 18th-century Europe and Japan

Lire la version française By Dr. Mary Hague-Yearl, History of Medicine Librarian, Osler Library of the History of Medicine New at the Osler Library is a pair of books from 1775 that reflect concurrent advances in obstetrical knowledge in Europe …

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Engaging History with “Quiz That So?”

Lire la version française By Jacquelyn Sundberg, Outreach Coordinator, ROAAr and Aeron MacHattie, Archivist, ROAAr The library’s new game, Quiz That So? has a 1950s game show feel and lets players test their wits with some tricky trivia questions from …

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Scanning GLAM: virtual outreach in pandemic times & beyond

by Katherine Lewis, graduate student, McGill School of Information Studies Since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, there has been a rapid pivot to the delivery of online services in the library community that would have been unimaginable just over …

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A Giant Medieval Puzzle

The Rare Books and Special Collections of the McGill Library houses about 250 medieval manuscripts in Latin and/or in European vernacular languages. While we do boast about a number of bound, spectacular exemplars of prayer books, choir books, and philosophical …

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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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