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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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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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“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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Open Access Week Interview Series: Dylan Wade Roskams-Edris

We are wrapping up our Open Access Week interview series with Dylan Wade Roskams-Edris, Open Science Alliance Officer for the Tanenbaum Open Science Institute at The Neuro.  What’s your title and position? I’m an independent consultant working with various groups …

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Open Access Week Interview Series: Alexandra Ketchum

Continuing our  Open Access Week 2022 interview series is Alexandra Ketchum, Faculty Lecturer of the Institute for Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies of McGill University and author of Engage in Public Scholarship!: A Guidebook on Feminist and Accessible Communication. What’s …

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Open Access Week Interview Series: Isabel Bacellar

To celebrate Open Access Week 2022, we interviewed three campus leaders in open access and open science. To kick off the week, see our interview with Isabel Bacellar, Open Science Project Coordinator  at the Douglas Research Centre. What’s your title …

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“Les meilleures au Monde” | Québécois recipes for your Québécois apples

It is finally apple season! This time of year, Québec apples are at their best and many of us make the pilgrimage to the orchards of the Eastern Townships for a taste of crisp, fresh from the branch Macintosh apples. …

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Open Access Week 2022: October 24-30

open for climate justice, open access week 2022 october 24-30

McGill Library is hosting several events/activities for this year’s Open Access Week 2022: Making your work open access: Psst it doesn’t have to cost money (Tuesday October 25 @ 12pm – virtual workshop) Screening of Paywall: The Business of Scholarship …

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Q & A with Chris Lyons, New Associate Dean of ROAAr

Christopher Lyons recently stepped into the role of Associate Dean of ROAAr, McGill Library’s rare and archival collections group. With Prof. Nathalie Cooke on sabbatical, Lyons will be leading ROAAr for the next year, bringing his wealth of experience and …

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New Findings on Thomas Chatterton

This past Summer Chris Jones travelled from Scotland to spend one month in the Reading Room to investigate several rare editions from the Rare Books stacks attributed to the young poet, Thomas Chatterton (1752-1770).  Professor Jones was the recipient of …

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