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Unsung Heroes of the McGill Library

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As part of McGill’s Bicentennial Celebrations, faculties, central units, associations, and unions were asked to nominate Unsung Heroes in their department who have greatly helped shape the community. In addition to being featured on the University’s Unsung Heroes page, the …

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How to protect yourself and your work when publishing open access

What would you do if you discovered your open access PhD dissertation for sale on Amazon? Several postgrads at The Open University found themselves in this very situation. The Open University’s library team contacted Amazon and the theses were pulled off …

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Google Scholar – Public Access Tracker, Open Access, and eScholarship

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A few months ago, Google Scholar launched a Public Access Tracker. This is a tool embedded in Google Scholar profiles that shows if a researcher’s work is compliant with their funding agencies’ open access mandates: A few things to note: …

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“Archiving an Era”: The Early Work of Marcus Leatherdale and Sunil Gupta

By Leighetta Kim, Museum Database Intern, McGill Visual Arts Collection Hooded Glance – Self Portrait by Marcus Leatherdale is a photograph that immediately draws you in. A tension between vulnerability and strength commands a viewer’s gaze. As an intern at the …

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4 Things to see at McGill Library before you graduate

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Virtual convocation is here! While many of us are celebrating remotely, we’re still celebrating! Usually at this time of year, we jot down a list of Library activities to do with visiting family members. And this year will be no different. …

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Peter Collins, architectural historian and educator

McGill Library holds the archive of architect, historian, and educator Peter Collins (August 13, 1920 – June 7, 1981). The collection is housed in the John Bland Canadian Architecture Collection (CAC). Contained in 18 boxes, the collection includes correspondence, photographs, …

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Elsevier open access discount

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As a part of the Canadian Research Knowledge Network (CRKN) negotiation, McGill Library is pleased to announce a new open access discount with Elsevier. McGill corresponding authors publishing in eligible Elsevier journals now have access to a 20% discount on …

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Closed, now open: McGill Library’s open access services

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Did you know McGill Library has services and experts to help make your publications and data open access? Why open access? Open access lets anyone, anywhere in the world access your research. Meet funding agency open access requirements. Increased visibility and impact. Depositing in eScholarship and Dataverse is …

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Architectural Research @ McGill Library

McGill Library welcomes Society of Architectural Historians (SAH) delegates to Montreal for the SAH 2021 Virtual Conference. The Blackader-Lauterman Collection of Architecture and Art, McGill Library, is home to a wonderful collection of monographs and journals supporting the history of …

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McGill Library signs open access agreement with Company of Biologists

Following on the heels of the Library’s Sage announcement, McGill Library is pleased to announce its second transformative open access agreement. McGill corresponding authors publishing in the journals Development, Journal of Cell Science, and Journal of Experimental Biology may make …

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