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Data sets from McGill’s digital collections now available for text-mining and data-intensive research

Rare theses book spines

By Alexandra Kohn, Head, Copyright Office Collections as Data is a movement in the cultural heritage sector to make our collections machine-actionable and available at scale for data-intensive research. Inspired by the Institute of Museum and Library Service-funded project Always …

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A mirror into the microcosm: digitizing Johann Remmelin’s 1619 flap anatomy, Catoptrum microcosmicum.

By Ruoshan Gu and Mary Hague-Yearl The staff at the Osler Library are always on the lookout for new ways to challenge our colleagues in Digital Initiatives. The team in the digitization lab seem to be able to do anything, …

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The confessions of a rabbit woman and other recently digitized tales from the Osler Library

  Currently on display in the lobby of the McLennan Library is the exhibit, “Curiosities of Conception,” co-curated by Frances Cullen and Shana Cooperstein with contributions by Robin Lynch, Lauren Harnish, Rach Klein, Anya Kowalchuk, and Kristy Kong. The exhibit …

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The Original Emojis

Tall and narrow man's face in Initial

I think it is safe to say that we are in the Emoji-era. Even in the world of archives, rare books, and special collections, we have heard of these things that make communication require fewer characters. 😜 We didn’t realize that the …

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New alumni resource: Project Muse

Project Muse Logo

McGill Alumni now have access to a wealth of digital humanities and social sciences content through Project Muse. Project Muse is an expanding collection of electronic books from over 250 academic publishers and over 400 journals published by university presses …

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McGill Library welcomes distinguished writer and scholar Alberto Manguel

Alberto Manguel reading

By: Steven Spodek, Development Officer, McGill Library Alberto Manguel, distinguished author and scholar, is spending the fall 2014 semester at the McGill Library as Scholar in Residence. Manguel is one of the world’s great writers and readers. He is a member …

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The Library is Open!

What is the Open Library? During the month of February, McGill Library is offering a number of workshops to help the community better understand the concept of “open” that we’ve been hearing so much about – be that open access, …

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All library branches closed until further notice. Access to e-resources and virtual services continue.
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