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Holiday Magic: The Making of Book Boxes for Centraide

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By Amanda Wheatley, Outreach and Engagement Coordinator & Liaison Librarian This year, to raise money for Centraide of Greater Montreal, the Library offered a one-time book box subscription service to the McGill community. We are so grateful for the overwhelming support of …

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Six ways to celebrate McGill’s fall convocation, Library-style

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Congratulations, graduates! Fall Convocation is upon us and it’s the first time in two years that students, families, and faculties are able to celebrate in person. At this time of year, we usually jot down a list of Library activities …

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Open Access Agreement with Karger Publishing starting January 1, 2022

The Library is excited to announce an open access agreement with Karger Publishing. As of January 1, 2022, McGill corresponding authors submitting to Karger journals will have the option to make their work open access at no cost.   Note the following exceptions …

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Give us your feedback ! Find us a new image for the eScholarship open repository

The eScholarship open repository has been active since 2006. Although we have loved our dear St. Jerome, we are on the lookout for a new image. Fill out our quick survey to give us your feedback.

Open Access Week 2021: Upcoming Workshops and Events

Next week is Open Access Week and the Library has put together a full suite of workshops on data and scholarly publishing: The Future is Open: Becoming an Open Researcher  (registration) Predatory publishing: What is it and how to avoid it  …

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Discover eScholarship open content in Google Scholar

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McGill’s open access repository eScholarship is now discoverable via Google Scholar. This includes over 50,000 items such as articles, dissertations, and theses. eScholarship items will either be the first link: Or one of the versions: Interested in adding works to …

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Animating ROAAr Collections

Animation has come a long way from the early days of film in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. If you go even further back, early animators breathed life into still, 2-dimensional pictures using mechanical techniques. Take a tour …

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Welcome, bienvenue! An interview with Dean Colleen Cook

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By Maya Willard-Stepan, Outreach Assistant, Humanities & Social Sciences Library With 12 branches and more than seven million items, the McGill Library is one of the largest – and most enjoyed aspects of our university. No one knows this better …

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The student face of Library services

Helen Qin in the Digitization Lab

By Steven Spodek, Development and Alumni Relations Officer, McGill Library Student employees are actively involved in the McGill Library. From digitizing cultural heritage materials, organizing archival collections, and researching artwork to writing news stories and social media posts, and acting as information assistants. Student hires are …

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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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