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Makerspace Workshops

Dalhousie Libraries News - Thu, 2014-10-30 15:49
Imagine creating a simple machine that will water your plants. Or hacking your coffee maker so that it will make coffee before you get out of bed. Artists, designers, hobbyists, and tinkerers are learning new and easy techniques to bring such projects to life. The Dalhousie Libraries, in partnership with the Halifax Makerspace, want to get… Read More »
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Update: Privacy Concerns with Adobe Digital Editions

Memorial University Library News - Thu, 2014-10-30 15:48

Update: Adobe is now encrypting user data. 

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 was originally uploaded to Adobe servers in plain text with no additional security measures taken such as encryption. However, Adobe has responded to criticism around this issue of security and is now encrypting the information it collects as of October 29, 2014.

If you continue to have any concerns about your privacy and the data collected, please uninstall Adobe Digital Editions 4.0, and revert to Adobe Digital Editions 3.0. This vulnerability seems to be limited to Adobe Digital Editions 4.0.

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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On Trial: Index Religiosus Online

Memorial University Library News - Thu, 2014-10-30 15:20

The Index Religiosus covers the full range of disciplines in Theology and Canon Law: History of Theology, History of
Religions, Old and New Testaments, Fundamental and Dogmatic Theology, Sacramentology and Liturgy, Moral and
Pastoral Theology, and Canon Law.
All aspects of Church History are also widely covered: Institutions; Orders; Congregations; Influential Figures; Hagiography;
Political, Social and Economic History; Archaeology; Art History; Music; Architecture; Relations with Islam and Judaism;
and more, which makes the Index Religiosus a tool of the first order for all manner of disciplines.



This trial expires - November 28, 2014


Access
  1. Link to -
    http://apps.brepolis.net.qe2a-proxy.mun.ca/ir/search.cfm

Please Note: This trial is limited to current Memorial faculty, staff, and students.  If you are accessing this product from off-campus, you will be prompted for your User ID and PIN. For more information, go to our Off-campus guide.

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On Trial: BREPOLiS

Memorial University Library News - Thu, 2014-10-30 15:20

“BREPOLiS” is the home of all online projects of Brepols Publishers and its partners.

Its primary goal is threefold:
•to continue the longstanding tradition of Brepols as an academic publisher by making use of the best of new technologies today’s world offers
•to improve access to a range of source materials published by Brepols and/or its partners for the international community of scholars in the humanities
•to build bridges between digital libraries and databases in order to create new angles and approaches for scholarship.

We anticipate that this approach will help to renew interest in the sources of Western civilization and foster better quality in scholarship.

In the future Brepols will continue to move a number of its existing electronic publications to the BREPOLiS platform but also complement the existing databases offered with new complementary material.



This trial expires - November 28, 2014


Access
  1. Link to -
    http://www.brepolis.net/

Please Note: This trial is limited to current Memorial faculty, staff, and students.  If you are accessing this product from off-campus, you will be prompted for your User ID and PIN. For more information, go to our Off-campus guide.

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2012 Survey of Household Spending (SHS) now available at the Atlantic Research Data Centre

Dalhousie Libraries News - Thu, 2014-10-30 14:12
The Survey of Household Spending (SHS) primarily collects detailed information on household expenditures. It also collects information about the annual income of household members (from administrative data files), demographic characteristics of the household, certain dwelling characteristics (e.g., type, age and tenure) and certain information on household equipment (e.g., electronics and communications equipment). The survey is conducted annually in the… Read More »
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Talk On Fisheries and Oceans

SMU Patrick Power Library News - Wed, 2014-10-29 15:39
Drop by the Library tomorrow to learn more about the future of the world's ocean resources.

Dr. Tony Charles, Director of the School of the Environment at Saint Mary's will be here to discuss his new book, entitled Governance of Marine Fisheries and Biodiversity Conservation:interaction and coevolution.  Dr. Charles will provide the background on the book's publication, the reasons for embarking upon it and the research which went into it.

Again, the details:

When? Thursday, October 30 at 2 o'clock
Where? Room LI135 (the classroom on the 1st floor of the Library)

Everyone is welcome (and tea and coffee provided).
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World Day for Audiovisual Heritage: University Archives Releases Footage of “University of the Air” TV show

Dalhousie Libraries News - Mon, 2014-10-27 09:30
The University Archives is celebrating the World Day for Audiovisual Heritage! The United Nations created this day “as a mechanism to raise general awareness of the need for urgent measures to be taken and to acknowledge the importance of audiovisual documents as an integral part of national identity.” This year’s theme is “Archives at Risk:… Read More »
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Introduction to 3D Design and Intermediate 3D Design

Dalhousie Libraries News - Fri, 2014-10-24 16:20
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 - Fri, 2014-10-24 09:52
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 - Fri, 2014-10-24 09:20
  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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