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Open Access Week Interview: Journal of Indian Ocean World Studies

Finishing our Open Access Week interview series, the Journal of Indian Ocean World Studies. Responses provided by Associate Editor, Philip Gooding. Why do you think it’s important for your journal to be open access? As the first scholarly journal dedicated …

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Open Access Week Interview: Journal of the Council for Research on Religion

Continuing our Open Access Week interview series the Journal of the Council for Research on Religion. Responses provided by Dr. Amanda Rosini. Why do you think it’s important for your journal to be open-access? Open-access journals are vital within academia …

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Open Access Week Interview: McGill Journal of Education

To kick off Open Access Week 2023, we are pleased to interview with one of the open access journals in McGill Library’s scholarly publishing program: McGill Journal of Education. Keep an eye out for more interviews to come! Why do …

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Savoury Imbroglio!

Savoury Imbroglio!

A lot of ambiguity surrounds September’s “Caption This” image, a hilarious still from a theatrical performance at McGill. The description of this image in our digital archives is “Shots of McGill Faculty of Music production” and it was taken circa …

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An Update from Friends of the McGill Library Chair, Donald Walcot

From left to right: Lenore Harris, Louise Robertson, and Don Walcot at the McGill University Collections Centre holding up books in front of red wall.

The new academic year has already started, with students appearing, and reappearing, on campus, using our ten different library locations, and the terrasses outside! The nervous smiles, the obvious pleasure at being welcomed to such a student-friendly space, shows that the …

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Celebrate Homecoming 2023 with the Library

Flag on McGill Arts Building against blue sky

Make the Library your happy place during Homecoming! (Re)connect with the McGill community this fall with a masterclass, special events, branch tours, exhibits and more. Our 2023 Homecoming programming has something for everyone. We hope to see you there! Special …

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Surprise, that’s my father!

editor on the phone

We had a clear frontrunner for last month’s Caption This photo is from Marilyn Hayes. This photo, labelled as “Editor-in-Chief Annual ’32,” is from our McGill Archival collection. It is in fact a photo of Saul Hayes, then Editor in …

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Mapping a History of the Battle of Arras

Sébastien de Beaulieu (1612-1678) Cartographer/Illustrator, French Jean Frosne (1623-1676) and Nicolas Cochlin (1610-1678) Engravers, French  The Battle of Arras, 1654, Engraving, 225 x 200 cm McGill Visual Arts Collection, 1984-002

by Hugo Barsacq-Camard, Undergraduate Student Intern, McGill Visual Arts Collection On the second floor of McGill’s Faculty Club, hangs a massive historical map that was printed in 1654. The lower two-thirds of the 225 x 200 cm engraving is a …

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Student Spotlight: Katie Carleton at the McGill University Archives

Katie Carleton smiling at the camera in front of a bookshelf.

Student employment in the McGill Library benefits the entire McGill community. At 100+ strong this academic year, McGill Library student workers gain valuable work experience while engaging in academic pursuits.  Student navigators, curatorial interns, special project assistants and student researchers …

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Open Research Symposium Recap

Large room of people, waiting for the start of the Open Research Symposium

On April 4, McGill Library hosted an event dedicated to all things open! Nearly 50 students, researchers, and staff attended the event. Attendees learned about launching open access journals, sharing experiments, saving data, publishing registered reports among others. View presentations …

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