Articles by author: Evelyn Smith

  • On Display: #MeetTheLibraryMonday

    Last term, we profiled a few Library staff members through our social media channels in a campaign we called #MeetTheLibraryMonday. In conjunction with the campaign, a new display features the profiles of each staff member alongside their favourite books.

    Take a peak next time you are in the Library. The exhibit runs to January 28th.

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  • Foot pedal transcription aid ready to loan

    Qualitative researchers know that transcribing a 10 minute interview from to audio to type can take up to an hour, sometimes longer. Fortunately technology is now available to lessen the load and, the Brock Library is here to help with the recent purchase of a USB connected foot pedal. Windows and Mac compatible, the device allows users to rewind or fast forward through their audio recordings without taking their hands off the keyboard. The Infinity model is available for loan from the Ask Us desk and is compatible with a wide variety of software.

     

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  • Get creative at a Walker wellness workshop

    Take a stress break! Come join artists from the Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts for a drop-in zine and button-making workshop on Dec. 12, 11:30 am to 2:00 pm. Everyone is welcome! RSVP on ExperienceBU or just pop in to make a button or two.

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  • On display: When the Prince of Wales came to Niagara

    The first royal visit to Canada happened in 1860 when the Prince of Wales crossed the Atlantic for a five month goodwill tour. Among the many stops was the Niagara area where the planned events either went off better than expected or were complete disasters.

    View the engaging and humorous exhibit devoted to Prince Albert Edward’s visit when you next pass by the Library and Learning Commons display cases. A parallel online exhibit hosted and maintained by the Brock University Digital Scholarship Lab uses Omeka software to bring the Prince’s trip back to life some 150 years after his travels.

    When the Prince of Wales came to Niagara is on display through December 21, 2018.

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  • Expanding access to the technology literature: IEEE Xplore now available!

    If it’s impacted by technology it’s probably being discussed in IEEE. In great news for Brock researchers, we are happy to announce access to the complete IEEE Xplore Digital Library.

    With content from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and its publishing partners, the database provides web access to more than three-million current full-text documents from some of the world’s most highly cited publications in electrical engineering, computer science and electronics. Scholarly online books, journals, magazines, courses, conference proceedings, as well as current and historical standards are available.

    Brock faculty and students can explore the following research areas and more:

    • bioengineering
    • biomedicine
    • big data
    • emerging areas in communication technologies, manufacturing and sustainabilit
    • interactivity
    • augmentation
    • smart cities

    Contact tribaric@brocku.ca if you wish to know more about this database and what it can offer you.

     

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  • On Display: Monopoly (Pompeii edition)

    This week the Library and Learning Commons display cases are filled with creative depictions of life in the ancient Roman city of Pompeii. Come and view how Professor Carrie Murray’s Classics 3p31 students cleverly adapted the board game Monopoly to capture the essence of life in Roman times. Working with staff in the Library Makerspace, replicas of ancient objects, architecture and engineering marvels were 3D printed and used as game pieces. A very smart collaboration indeed!

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  • New trial databases on offer

    The Library is happy to offer Brock researchers two new databases on a trial basis.

    The AgeLine database focuses exclusively on issues of aging and the population of people aged 50 years and older. Updated on a weekly basis, AgeLine is the premier online resource for social gerontology research. Take a look at the database until January 31, 2019. Feedback to Elizabeth Yates, Liaison Librarian to the Faculty of Applied Heath Sciences is most welcome at eyates@brocku.ca

    The Pro Sound Effects Library develops highly curated sound effects libraries for sound artists, editors, designers, audio engineers, media companies, schools and nonprofits. Their goal is to inspire and empower you to tell any story with the highest quality sounds available. Browse and listen until December 15, 2018. Please send any feedback about the database to Justine Cotton @ jcotton@brocku.ca

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  • Celebrate GIS Day @ the MDGL

    Celebrate and explore the power of maps on GIS Day (November 14th) at the Map, Data & GIS Library. Held during Geography Awareness Week, GIS Day “provides an international forum for users of geographic information systems (GIS) technology to demonstrate real-world applications that are making a difference in our society.” (gisday.com)

    At Brock, all are invited to enjoy:

    • pizza lunch (at minimal cost) sponsored by TAGS (Tourism and Geography Society) students
    • Esri scholarship contest presentations
    • Digital Scholarship Lab presentation
    • Games, Trivia, Prizes
    • ArcGIS Workshop
    • Cake

    The days events run from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in Mackenzie Chown C306

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  • Library charging station ready for your devices

    Students have a new option when looking to charge their phones on campus. A new charging station, courtesy of BUSU, is now in operation in the library.  The locker-style unit is easy to use. Simply open a box, plug in your phone, set an access code of your choice on the pin pad, and walk away. Each locker has 3 cables: an apple lightning cable, a USB type-C cable, and a micro USB cable.

    The charging station is located on the main floor of the library, next to the copiers and vending machines.

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  • Join us for The Human Library

    Celebrate International Education Week and check out a human book!

    The library has gathered “books’ from countries and regions around the world. Members of the Brock community can meet and chat for short conversations.  Each conversation is an opportunity to hear someone’s story and share your own!

    When: November 15, 2018, 2:00-4:00 p.m.
    Where: Main floor of the Library

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