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McGillians Then and Now

This year, for the first time in McGill’s almost 200-year history, convocation ceremonies will be held virtually, with a second convocation, an in-person academic procession and ceremony, in 2021. Until then, to celebrate this exceptional Class of 2020, we thought …

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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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A monumental scan : Nobbs’ Bird’s-Eye View of McGill University

McGill crest detail from Nobbs' Bird's Eye View with scan in the background.

La version française suit By Greg Houston, Digitization Administrator & New Media Administrator Since its inception in 1996, the library digitization lab — formerly the Digital Collection Program — has captured and provided access to millions of pages and objects …

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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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Practicum Pause: An interview with Heather Rogers & Jean-Sébastien Sauvé

Portrait of practicum students

Every year the McGill Library welcomes graduate students into the Library to work on various projects for a semester as a part of their studies. This year Digital Initiatives hosted two students: Heather Rogers from the McGill School of Information …

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Practicum Pause: An interview with Daniel Míguez de Luca

During the winter 2015 term, McGill Library & Archives welcomed several practicum students from the McGill School of Information Studies (SIS). The SIS website outlines the practicum experience as a 3 credit academic elective course in which master’s-level students participate in field practice …

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McGill’s Chapbook Collection: Discover tiny treasures online or on-site

The history of Whittington and his cat. London : Ryle and Co., [between 1846 and 1859]

Some are the size of a “stickie note” while others fit into the palm of your hand. All are small, rare, materials that make up McGill Library’s Chapbooks Collection.  What are chapbooks? Chapbooks are small in size and number of …

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The digital revolution

Flat bed scanner

Digitization is changing how students, academics and the general public interact with materials stored in the McGill Library. About 25% of these rare holdings are unique items that deserve to made more accessible to a wider audience. McGill is now …

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