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Introduction to 3D Design and Intermediate 3D Design

Dalhousie Libraries News - 1 hour 53 min ago
Interested in learning how to design models for use on the Dal Libraries’ 3D printers? We’re hosting some Introduction to 3D Design workshop where we’ll teach what you need to know to create your own 3D models. The workshop will walk you through all of the basic tools in Sketchup.  By the end of the session… Read More »
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Trial Database: Times Literary Supplement (TLS) Historical Archive 1902-2009

Dalhousie Libraries News - 8 hours 21 min ago
From October 20 to November 19, the Dalhousie Libraries has trial access to the Times Literary Supplement (TLS) Historical Archive 1902-2009. The TLS is a literary weekly offering essays on a wide range of subjects, book reviews, as well as theatre, cinema, music, and exhibition reviews. The TLS Archive trial can be accessed on and… Read More »
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Open Access and Journal Quality

Dalhousie Libraries News - 8 hours 54 min ago
  Open Access Week, a global event now entering its eighth year, is an opportunity for the academics and researchers to continue to learn about the potential benefits of open access, to share what they’ve learned with colleagues, and to help inspire wider participation in helping to make open access a new norm in scholarship and research.… Read More »
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What about Open Access and the Humanities?

Dalhousie Libraries News - Thu, 2014-10-23 08:59
Open Access Week, a global event now entering its eighth year, is an opportunity for the academics and researchers to continue to learn about the potential benefits of open access, to share what they’ve learned with colleagues, and to help inspire wider participation in helping to make open access a new norm in scholarship and research. (from… Read More »
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Night Owls and Extended Hours at the Killam Library, Fall 2014

Dalhousie Libraries News - Wed, 2014-10-22 15:13
Beginning October 26, you can study at the Killam till 3 a.m. Sundays–Thursdays* and until midnight on Fridays and Saturdays. These late night hours will be in effect until Friday, December 12 at 3 a.m. In addition to these late night hours, beginning the weekend of Saturday, November 15, we’ll be extending our opening hours… Read More »
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Pizza and Plagiarism at the HIL

UNB Library News - Wed, 2014-10-22 12:58

Why do we cite? What does citation have to do with plagiarism? This FREE workshop will help you to understand the importance of citations in your academic writing and will teach you how to use them properly!

Drop by–you’ll get some practice identifying plagiarism, some tips to keep your work clean, and a couple free slices of pizza to top it off!

Thursday, October 30th (12-1:30pm)

HIL Learning Lab

Co-sponsored by UNB Libraries and the UNBF Student Union.

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Write-N-Cite Sessions!

UNB Library News - Wed, 2014-10-22 12:57

Write-N-Cite is a tool that gives you access to the contents of your RefWorks account during the writing process.

Using Write-N-Cite, you can easily insert formatted references into your Microsoft Word document as you write, and then generate a bibliography in almost any citation style.

Join us for a 30-minute session to learn more!

  • Wednesday, November 5th (3pm) OR
  • Thursday, November 20th (10am)

Sessions will take place in the HIL Learning Lab (Room 112).

For help with using UNB Libraries’ resources, consult our online Research Help pages or contact the help desk of any library at UNB.

You can also Ask Us for help by email, by Instant Message, or by Text.

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Dr. Randall Martin Encourages Researchers to Consider Publishing in Open Access Journals

Dalhousie Libraries News - Wed, 2014-10-22 07:48
Open Access Week, a global event now entering its eighth year, is an opportunity for the academics and researchers to continue to learn about the potential benefits of open access, to share what they’ve learned with colleagues, and to help inspire wider participation in helping to make open access a new norm in scholarship and research. (from… Read More »
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Privacy Concerns with Adobe Digital Editions

Memorial University Library News - Tue, 2014-10-21 17:10

Memorial Libraries recently became aware of a software vulnerability that exists within Adobe Digital Editions 4.0-- the software that is used to access full text ebooks by most libraries around the world. Adobe Digital Editions has been logging data on the books used in this application, and other ebooks that have been downloaded on the devices of library users, as well as some personal user information such as IP addresses and user IDs. This information is uploaded to Adobe servers in plain text with no additional security measures taken such as encryption. Note, this vulnerability seems to be limited to Adobe Digital Editions 4.0.

While Adobe works to rectify this issue, we recommend that you uninstall Adobe Digital Editions 4.0 from all of your devices immediately if you have concerns about your privacy, and revert to Adobe Digital Editions 3.0.

Our ebooks can be accessed online. However, once you download a book to read offline, Adobe Digital Edition is required as it is a condition of purchase with much of the ebook content Memorial Libraries offers.

Memorial Libraries is coordinating with the Information Access and Privacy Protection Office to ensure our users’ privacy is protected with adherence to the University’s outlined policies and procedures. We will keep you updated as more information becomes available.

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Dalhousie Researchers and Open Access Publishing

Dalhousie Libraries News - Tue, 2014-10-21 09:41
Open Access Week, a global event now entering its eighth year, is an opportunity for the academics and researchers to continue to learn about the potential benefits of open access, to share what they’ve learned with colleagues, and to help inspire wider participation in helping to make open access a new norm in scholarship and research. (from… Read More »
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Memorial celebrates the 8th Annual Open Access Week (Oct 20-26)

Memorial University Library News - Mon, 2014-10-20 16:35

Open Access (OA) is a global movement that aims to make scholarly content and research output more accessible by removing subscription and login barriers. Stay tuned for activities relating to Open Access throughout the week. Also, be sure you don’t miss “How to find free copyright material on the Internet,” Oct.22, 10-11 a.m., ED-1001, sponsored by DELTS.

For more OA initiatives happening at Memorial, please visit:

* Our Open Access Guide
* Open at Memorial University website

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Dal, NSCC reach agreement with Esri Canada to promote GIS work

Dalhousie Libraries News - Mon, 2014-10-20 14:10
Recently, Dalhousie University and Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC) entered into an agreement with the Environmental Systems Research Institute (Esri) Canada Limited. This agreement, as part of Esri Canada’s new Centres of Higher Education Excellence (ECCE) program, will encourage more sharing of resources in the field of Geographic Information Systems (GIS). GIS helps address many… Read More »
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ScienceDirect Service Outage

Dalhousie Libraries News - Mon, 2014-10-20 12:05
Please note that ScienceDirect is currently experiencing a service outage due to unforeseen technical issues. They are working to resolve them as soon as possible. We don’t know when it will be available. We apologize for the inconvenience.  
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Why is Open Access important on university campuses?

Dalhousie Libraries News - Mon, 2014-10-20 08:13
Open Access Week, a global event now entering its eighth year, is an opportunity for the academics and researchers to continue to learn about the potential benefits of open access, to share what they’ve learned with colleagues, and to help inspire wider participation in helping to make open access a new norm in scholarship and research. (from… Read More »
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Happy Canadian Library Support Staff Day!

Dalhousie Libraries News - Fri, 2014-10-17 14:42
Today is Canadian Library Support Staff Day and we just want to say thank you to all of the support staff at the five Dalhousie Libraries. Thank you for your hard work and commitment to excellent library service! Proclamation about Canadian Library Support Staff Day by Canadian Library Association President, Marie DeYoung.
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Flu Clinic @ HIL

UNB Library News - Fri, 2014-10-17 05:04

Flu Season is here!

Get your flu vaccine at the HIL Flu Clinic:

When:  Thursday, October 23rd

10:30 am – 3:00 pm

Where:  Reading Room (Rm. 109), Harriet Irving Library, UNBF

Cost:  $15 for students, $25 for faculty and staff

Please note that you will be required to wait for 15 minutes following your injection for your own safety!

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In addition to the HIL Flu Clinic, flu shots are now available at the Student Health Centre and at one of the following clinics on campus:

• Friday, Oct 24th: 8:30am – 12:30pm Head Hall – Gillin Hall (Rm D108); 1:00pm – 3:30 pm at CC Jones Rm 024

• Wednesday, Oct 29th: 8:30am – 1:30pm at STU – J.B. O’Keefe Fitness Centre

• Thursday, Oct 30th: 10:30am – 1:30pm at Student Union Building – basement near food vendors

•Wednesday, Nov 5th: 8:30am – 1:30pm at STU –  J.B. O’Keefe Fitness Centre

• Thursday, Nov 6th: 10:30am – 1:30pm at University Bookstore

• Wednesday, Nov 12th: 9:00am – 1:00pm at Ludlow Hall, Room 26

• Thursday, Nov 13th: 8:30am – 1:30pm at Human Resources Dept., Rm 106 (near HR in Physics & Admin Building)

• Friday, Nov 14th: 9:00am – 1:00pm at Currie Centre Long Hall

Cost: $15 for students, $25 for staff and faculty.

Some people may qualify for free flu immunization.

We can only accept cash or cheque at the time of the injection!

Be prepared to wait 15 minutes AFTER your injection.

 

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Online Library Workshops

MSVU Library News - Thu, 2014-10-16 18:41
Attend one or more of the online workshops offered by the Mount Library.

Sessions include:
  •  Effective journal article searching,
  •  Using RefWorks for bibliographies
  •  Finding and using images and media for your presentations
  •  Using Google Scholar and finding quality resources from the Internet
  •  Beginner's guide to business sources
  •  Finding and using eBooks at the Mount Library
These instructional sessions are designed for distance and off-campus students but all are welcome! Sessions will be held via BlackBoard Collaborate web conferencing, and are in an online format only. Please contact  Denyse Rodrigues (denyse.rodrigues@msvu.ca) if you have any questions about attending these sessions.

For Business and Tourism students, these count toward your Learning Passport Program!


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Important Security Notice: Adobe Digital Editions 4

MSVU Library News - Thu, 2014-10-16 18:39
We have recently been notifiedthat Adobe Digital Editions 4 Reader, software used to read e-Books downloaded from the Mount Library’s collections, has been logging data on the books used with this application (and possibly other e-books already downloaded on the devices of users) and sending the information in an unencrypted form to Adobe servers. This poses a security risk since unencrypted data may be open to interception.

Adobe Digital Editions is the most commonly used desktop application for accessing e-books that contain Adobe’s digital rights management (DRM) software. The Adobe DRM is used by many booksellers and online library lending services such as EBL, ebrary, and EBSCO.

You do not need to download e-Books using Adobe Digital Editions to use them effectively; you can continue to read them online. You may receive a message that the time period for viewing an e-Book has elapsed, prompting you to create a loan. You can do so, as this does not invoke Adobe Digital Editions. One advantage to reading e-Books online is that any notes you make while reading will persist, and will be available to you at any time. Ask us how. 

If you have an iOS or Android device, use a tablet-based reader app such as BluefireReader. These apps can unlock e-books protected with the Adobe DRM but do not communicate reading data to Adobe.

If you have concerns about the operation of the new Adobe Digital Editions, you may wish to:
  • Uninstall the Adobe Digital Editions 4 Reader if you have downloaded this version of the software on your computer or device.
  • Use older versions of Adobe Digital Editions, which do not communicate with Adobe except to validate the license to unlock the DRM protected book. Previous versions are available at:  http://www.adobe.com/support/digitaleditions/downloads.html
Our E-book resources page will be updated to make users aware their reading options. Members of our consortium, Novanet, are also expressing concern to vendors about the behaviour of the Adobe Digital Editions 4 Reader.
If you have concerns please contact Tanja Harrison, University Librarian, at 902-457-6108 or tanja.harrison@msvu.ca
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Sandy Dwyer, new Interim University Librarian at King’s

Dalhousie Libraries News - Thu, 2014-10-16 16:04
Please join us in congratulating Sandy Dwyer. Sandy has accepted a secondment as Interim University Librarian at the University of King’s College. Sandy will be fulfilling this role on a half-time basis from October 27, 2014 to October 30, 2015 while the current university librarian is on maternity leave. She will spend the other half… Read More »
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New eBooks

Dalhousie Libraries News - Thu, 2014-10-16 15:53
The Dalhousie Libraries recently added a number of new eBooks to our collection, in a wide variety of subject areas, from the scientific, technical, and medical publisher, Springer. New titles include: Dao Companion to Japanese Confucian Philosophy Blue Urbanism : Exploring Connections between Cities and Oceans Ester Boserup’s Legacy on Sustainability Trends in Nanoscale Mechanics… Read More »
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