Articles by author: Evelyn Smith

  • On Display: Artifacts of Meaning: a display of First Nations, Métis and Inuit handiwork

    Exhibit by Aboriginal Student Services

    On your next trip to the Library and Learning Commons, spare some time to view the current display of artifacts by First Nations, Métis and Inuit craftspeople. Learn the importance of sage, sweet grass, cedar and tobacco to indigenous cultures. View intricate bead work, sewing, weaving and more.

    The display, curated by Arlene Bannister of Aboriginal Student Services runs until December 15th.

     

     

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  • Open Educational Resources for Teaching and Learning

    Two of Canada’s leading advocates for greater access and affordability of teaching and learning materials will be at Brock Thursday, Dec. 7 to speak during a half-day event focused on Open Educational Resources (OER). Learn more.

  • On Display: 3D Printed Artifacts for Classics 2p32

    3D Printed Artifacts

    The Department of Classics and The Library Makerspace recently collaborated on an experiential learning project and all are invited to view the results. Replicas of Alexander the Great, the Pharaoh Hetshepsut, and the Venus of Willendorf are on display this week at the Thistle entrance to the Library.

    The works came about as a result of Carrie Murray, Tabitha Lewis, and Jonathan Younker’s work to create a project that would bring technology into the classroom. Students in CLAS 2P32 – Introduction to Archaeology, researched and wrote proposals to choose artifacts held in major museums for 3D printing. The chosen artifacts were printed in class this week.

    Following the exhibit, the artifacts will be moved to a display case in the Cypriote Museum, Department of Classics, and they will be used in upcoming courses.

    Are you interested in learning more about emerging technology? Check out the Library Makerspace in ST211 during Monday to Friday drop-in hours (10 am – 4 pm). Or, take in one of their free workshops listed on Experience BU.

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  • On Display: Inuit Carvings from the Pelino Collection

    Bears on a rock by Tommy Takpanie.

    The sculpture of Tommy Takpanie. Pelino Collection.

    The Brock Library is hosting an exhibit of exquisite Inuit sculpture on loan from the private collection of Brock alumnus Joe Pelino (BSc ’91). Learn more about Pelino, his collection and his connection to Iqlauit in the Brock News.

    The display runs through to December 15.

     

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  • Celebrating Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

    GIS Day Wednesday November 15

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    All are welcome to visit the Map, Data & GIS Library tomorrow (November 15th), in celebration of the “science of where” with GIS. Geographic Information Systems (GIS) is one of the most versatile software programs servicing the world in urban planning, transportation, natural disasters, climate change, environmental issues, marketing and politics, to name a few. GIS Day at Brock includes presentations from students entered in the ESRI Canada Scholarship Contest, Geography Jeopardy, and a very special GIS Cake among other treats.

    GIS Day Agenda

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  • On Display in the Library: Night Against Procrastination

    Night against procrastination 2017

    Night Against Procrastination is a fun exciting event focused on encouraging students to get started on big term assignments early.  We provide workspace, professional writing staff, tutors, relaxation sessions (e.g. “Make your own stress ball), mini workshops (e.g. “Quick Guide to APA Citation”), soup, hot chocolate, popcorn, and sweet swag!  Come join more than 200 students as we all gather together to get ‘er done.

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  • Open Access in Order to … Gain More Citations

          
    Did you know that open access articles attract more citations than those published in subscription journals? A substantial body of research evidence demonstrates what’s known as the Open Access Citation Advantage. A recent study in the open access journal PLoS ONE found that advantage to be as high as 19% — even when articles had been embargoed (made open access after a certain period). This is because it’s easier for anyone to access a freely available article – meaning that scholars anywhere can cite it in their own papers without worrying if their institution can afford an expensive journal subscription.

    Why does this matter? Higher citations are regarded as a major indicator of research impact – the basis for growth in both individual researchers’ careers and in the profile of their institutions.

    Here at Brock, recipients of funding from the Library Open Access Publishing Fund attest to the benefits of freely sharing their articles:

    “Because it was open, this article received more citations than those I have published the same time period but not open.” —Jian Liu, Professor, Health Sciences

    “Because it was open,  my article attracted higher citations.” — Ping Liang, Associate Professor, Biology.

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  • On Display: Open Access Week Exhibit

    Did you know that open access leads to higher citation counts and raises the profile of Brock research? Scholarly literature made freely available online also enhances collaboration and ensures that the public can access taxpayer-funded research.

    In honour of International Open Access Week, Oct. 23-29, the Library and Learning Commons display cases feature open access resources and statements from Brock researchers on why “open” is important to them.

    The Library will also be celebrating Open Access Week with several other activities, including:

    • Open Access Fact or Fiction Prize Wheel – Oct. 23, 2-3; Oct. 26, 11-12; Library Learning Commons
    • Live stream of Michael Geist, Canada Research Chair, University of Ottawa, discussing the linkages between copyright reform, open access, and open educational resources. Oct. 24, 12:40 pm, Schmon Tower 11th floor, Room 1126
    • Announcement of the recipient of the inaugural Brock University Award for Open Access
    • Library News posts highlighting the impact of open access for Brock researchers

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  • Late Night Hours Resume

    Learning Commons open late

    Learn more about extended hours.

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  • Library Network Upgrade, Sunday, October 1, 2017

    Updates to networking equipment in the Library’s data centre will take place on Sunday, October 1st from 7 to 7:30 a.m.  During this time, no access to any library resources will be available.

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