We are looking for student volunteers for a brief video interview to discuss the Library games collection and how games are used to complete course work at Carleton.
The interview process which will take about 30 minutes, will take place before December 21 and be featured in an online publication produced by the Ontario College and University Library Association.
If you are interested, please contact Robert Smith firstname.lastname@example.org (Library Subject Specialist, Computer Science, Electronics, Systems Engineering) or Emma Cross email@example.com (Cataloguing Librarian)
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We're getting ready for the coming expansion and renovations. During construction the library will remain open, and its collections will be made available, during normal hours of operation.
In order to accommodate the changes in the floorplan that the expansion and renovations make necessary, we have to relocate some collections to the Storage Facility.
So far, from the first floor (in compact shelving) our full collection of theses, some law materials, and some government documents have already been moved. The first floor folios have been moved to the third floor. On the second floor much of the reference collection in print has also been moved. Many of these materials are available online and we can still retrieve them from Storage for you. Please check the catalogue for details on how to access them.
Stay tuned for more information in the coming weeks about the impact on library space and services.
Carleton's Archives and Research Collections (ARC) has received an investment of $273,000 from the Virtual Museum of Canada (VMC) Investment Programs of the Canadian Heritage Information Network (CHIN) to merge archival holdings with digital interfaces. Under the direction of Stephen Fai (Architecture), Patti Harper (ARC), Brian Greenspan (English) and their partner the Bytown Museum, "Heritage Passages: Bytown and the Rideau Canal" will bring together extensive archival holdings and diverse expertise for the creation of a dynamic web-based exhibition that presents an architectural history of the construction of the Rideau Canal.
Drawing on material from ARC, Ottawa’s Bytown Museum and various archives within Canada and the UK, the project will reveal a series of intertwined narratives that tell the story of the Rideau Canal's building campaign between 1826 and 1855. The exhibition will be available remotely through a website featuring digital models of the area bordered by the East Block and the Chateau Laurier to the west and east respectively, to the north by the Ottawa River, and to the south by Rideau Street. The locks and associated buildings constructed and demolished over the period will be modelled in detail based on archival documentation. Additionally, visitors to the canal will be able to download a GPS-enabled, “augmented reality” smart phone application providing on-site access to interpretive paths directly from significant locations along the canal.
For more information on this project, please contact Carleton's Archives and Research Collections (ARC).
Official press release from the Carleton Newsroom: Carleton Students to Benefit from Multimillion MacOdrum Library Project.
According to the plans, two floors will be added to the library extension and the entire façade will be replaced (see picture). All told this will double the study space available to students, as well as create new facilities such as a digital media centre.
Stay tuned for information in the coming weeks about the impact on library space and services.
We are pleased to announce that we’ve been named as one of the participants in the National Research Council’s DataCite Canada pilot project.
Research data are an important part of Canada’s scientific record. Currently, huge amounts of data are inaccessible or at risk of being lost altogether. As a result, researchers are missing out on the opportunity to re-use and build upon this existing research.
To address these issues and make it easier for researchers to access, share and manage their data, NRC’s Canada Institute for Scientific and Technical Information (NRC-CISTI) is establishing DataCite Canada, a central registration centre for Canadian research data sets.
Wendy Watkins, data librarian and manager of Carleton University's Library Data Centre, is pleased to participate in the pilot because, besides many other social science datasets, the centre holds the only copies of the Canadian Millennium Scholarship Foundation research data collection and is now starting to process it and its metadata to ensure future use.
To view the NRC press release about the pilot project, please go to: http://cisti-icist.nrc-cnrc.gc.ca/eng/services/cisti/datacite-canada/news/2011-06-09-pilot-participants.html.