Articles by author: Evelyn Smith

  • Applications now being accepted for the Brock Library OpenCon Scholarship

    Are you a graduate student interested in learning more about Open Access, Open Data and/or Open Education? If so, please consider applying for the Brock University Library Scholarship to attend OpenCon, an international conference and community dedicated to advancing all things open. OpenCon will be held in Toronto on Nov. 2-4.

    One Brock Library OpenCon Scholarship will be awarded to cover the cost of conference registration, accommodation and transportation to Toronto. In return, we’ll ask the selected recipient to share the knowledge they gain at OpenCon with the Brock community through activities such as providing a brief report and participating in open-oriented outreach on campus.

    The scholarship is open to graduate students – Master’s or Doctoral – currently registered at Brock. Apply by completing this form before the deadline of Aug. 22 at 12 pm.

    The Library is offering this scholarship to support professional development for Brock graduate students and to reflect its commitment to transforming the mechanisms of scholarly communication.

    Questions? Contact Elizabeth Yates, Scholarly Communication Librarian, at eyates@brocku.ca or Jennifer Thiessen, Liaison Librarian at jthiessen@brocku.ca

     

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  • Workshops for New Students

    3D printers, rare books and your own personal librarian – if this piques your interest, then this workshop is for you! Learn more about these and the many services and resources that are available to you at the James A. Gibson Library.

    Attendees will receive credit towards the CWC Personal Growth Domain – register today @ https://experiencebu.brocku.ca/events?query=library

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  • Call for Feedback on Cairn Journal Subscriptions

    Brock is a member of the Canadian Research Knowledge Network (CRKN) library consortium, and through them we have been licensing Cairn, a French language journal package, since 2008. Unfortunately, representatives of Cairn and CRKN were not able to negotiate a license this year, and therefore we are examining our options to see how best we can ensure our users get the content they need. Given the consistent low usage of this package, and the fact that much of the content available through Cairn is also available other ways, the library is favouring cancelling this package. In lieu of licensing the entire Cairn package, the library is able to consider subscriptions to individual titles contained in the package. The library welcomes feedback on individual titles that are of interest for continued subscription.

    If you have any questions or comments, or would like to recommend the purchase of one of the affected journals, please contact Ian Gibson (igibson@brocku.ca), Acting Head, Collections Services or your liaison librarian.

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  • Applications now being accepted for the Brock Library OpenCon Scholarship

    Are you a graduate student interested in learning more about Open Access, Open Data and/or Open Education? If so, please consider applying for the Brock University Library Scholarship to attend OpenCon, an international conference and community dedicated to advancing all things open. OpenCon will be held in Toronto on Nov. 2-4. 

    One Brock Library OpenCon Scholarship will be awarded to cover the cost of conference registration, accommodation and transportation to Toronto. In return, we’ll ask the selected recipient to share the knowledge they gain at OpenCon with the Brock community through activities such as providing a brief report and participating in open-oriented outreach on campus. 

    The scholarship is open to graduate students – Master’s or Doctoral – currently registered at Brock. Apply by completing this form before the deadline of Aug. 22 at 12 pm. 

    The Library is offering this scholarship to support professional development for Brock graduate students and to reflect its commitment to transforming the mechanisms of scholarly communication. 

    Questions? Contact Elizabeth Yates, Scholarly Communication Librarian, at eyates@brocku.ca or Jennifer Thiessen, Liaison Librarian at jthiessen@brocku.ca  

     

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  • Populism, Identity Politics & 21st Century Citizenship: Thematic Book Display

    This month’s book display features thought-provoking works on what’s wrong with the current state of democracy and what individuals can do to effect change.  Stop by, take a look and borrow.

    Find the display next to the Ask Us Desk in the Learning Commons.

    Do you have a theme you would like to suggest for future displays? Contact your Liaison Librarian or email libhelp@brocku.ca

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  • Now Available @ Brock University: Lynda.com

    Brock University students, faculty and staff now have unlimited access to Lynda.com, a leading online, self-paced learning platform. Learn more.

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  • New Scholars Portal Books Platform Now Live

    Scholars Portal is pleased to announce the full release of the brand new Scholars Portal Books platform.

    Highlights of the new platform include:

    • Significantly improved browsing and searching
    • PDF chapter downloads if copyright allows
    • Ability to choose only Brock University subscribed titles

    Scholars Portal Books provides access to a wide range of scholarly digital texts on a single platform. Most of our content is from academic publishers, and is available to Ontario universities that have purchased ebooks with perpetual access rights. Some collections on the platform are available to universities across Canada, some are available to Ontario colleges, and some are open access or public domain and available to all.

    For more information please contact your Liaison Librarian.

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  • Scholars Portal Services Unavailable Canada Day

    Due to an upcoming planned power shutdown at the University of Toronto, ALL Scholars Portal services will be temporarily unavailable from Saturday, June 30th at 5 p.m. until Sunday, July 1st at 5 p.m.

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  • On Display: Indigenous Artifacts

    In celebration of National Indigenous History Month and National Indigenous Peoples Day (June 21), an exhibit of First Nations, Métis and Inuit handiwork is on display at the Thistle entrance to the Learning Commons. Please stop by and view these works of art.

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  • Library Open Access Publishing Fund open for applications

    The Library Open Access Publishing Fund, an educational opportunity designed to encourage interest in open access publishing, is now accepting applications for 2018-19.

    The fund assists Brock University faculty, librarians, staff, and students in paying article processing charges levied by some open access publishers. Grants will be awarded up to a maximum of $1,500 CDN.

    Please carefully review the fund’s Terms and Conditions before applying.

    Questions? Contact Scholarly Communication Librarian Elizabeth Yates at eyates@brocku.ca or X4469.

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