Library News

February 20, 2020

WARNING: Active Phishing Campaign
Target: Student/Faculty/Staff
Risk: Loss of credentials
From: Appears to be from the library

If you receive this phishing email below, please delete it immediately.  If you have already responded to this email, please change your MyCarleton One (MC1) password immediately.  If you require assistance, please contact the ITS Service Desk at 613-520-3700.

Phishing is an attempt of acquiring personal or sensitive information such as credit card information, passwords, etc. by sending an email that appears to be from a legitimate sender.

Here in ITS we will continue to fight the good fight against phishing emails, but your assistance would be extremely valuable in the fight!  Don’t take the bait; if you receive an email that you’re not sure is legitimate, here’s what you can do:

  • hover over the senders email to confirm the address matches the senders name, if they don’t match, delete the email
  • hover over any links to see where they point to before clicking
  • never reply to an email with your password or click on a link to provide your credentials
  • forward the email along to phishing@carleton.ca or contact the ITS Service Desk at its.service.desk@carleton.ca.

Remember, Carleton University and ITS will never ask you for your password!


February 19, 2020

Macodrum Library’s new Book Arts Lab offers hands-on opportunities to experience and learn a variety of book arts.  Students, faculty, and staff can learn bookbinding methods, hand typesetting, woodcutting, calligraphy, block printing, letterpress printing, and paper decorating in a collaborative lab setting.  In print master Larry Thompson’s words, “This is not an arts studio; it’s a lab…We’re trying to create students and scholars who have another dimension in their education. Hopefully, [they] go back to their studies carrying that with them." The display behind the Library Services Desk includes a number of books about book arts, a selection of tools, type, and woodcuts, as well as samples of each discipline to be studied in the lab.


January 28, 2020

We welcome Carleton Faculty and Staff to experience the Book Arts in our new library facility. In this new experiential learning space, we use “old school” book technology combined with “state of the art” pedagogy to help students see books from a new perspective. Faculty and staff are invited to explore how this unique kind of experiential learning could enhance courses and engage students, many of whom revel in “hands on” exercises while exploring the past, present and future of the book.

The sessions are FREE of charge. Materials are included & space is limited to 15 people per session. Register for your session by emailing: larry.thompson@carleton.ca.

Tuesday, Feb 18 - 1 to 4 pm
BINDING A MEDIEVAL BOOK

“A Coptic Binding”

Create your own hand-bound soft cover notebook using Japanese or decorated papers for covers.

Wednesday, Feb 19 - 9:30 to 11:30 am
INTRO TO HAND TYPESETTING

“Famous Last Words”

Learn the basics of hand-setting lead type while composing the last utterances of great writers, scientists, philosophers and poets. Quotes will be combined and printed together in a broadside by the instructor and students.

Wednesday, Feb 19 - 12:30 to 4 pm
INTRO TO HAND PRINTING ON PRESSES

“Printing Dangerous Words”

Learn to set and print type for a broadside or flyleaf that spells out a seditious, profane or forbidden tract or paragraph, the kind that can get a Renaissance printer into deep trouble… literally!

Friday, Feb 21 - 10 to 11:30 am
BLOCK CARVING & PRINTING IN LINOCUT

“Kissing the Chains That Bind You”

Explore the earliest form of printing by carving a medieval initial using a relatively modern material, learn to think backwards and in reverse, and experience the “thrill of the proof ” while printing the block.

Friday, Feb 21 - 12:30 to 4 pm
INTRO TO WOOD ENGRAVING

“Making Graven Images”

Fall into fine detail by carving a medieval initial in end-grain wood or polymer using cutters originally designed for etching in steel and copper.


January 24, 2020

What was the first video game that truly thrilled you and filled you with wonder?  The first game that thrilled me was the 1989 NES version of Ninja Gaiden that combined fast-paced action platforming and dramatic movie cut scenes - I have been chasing that thrill ever since. 

The Art-full Gaming Exhibit in the library highlights a handful of games that truly exemplify the otherworldly art and graphics experienced through video games.  These games are artful in their imagery, lore, and their ability to evoke emotion from the player.  These games transcend the run and gun by working with themes such as grief, loss, love, and friendship.  In addition to being artful, some of these games are really challenging!

Most of the games featured in our exhibit are available either to play on Steam in the gaming lab or to borrow from reserves (Ni No Kuni II PS4).


January 14, 2020

Please join the Carleton Climate Commons for a Colloquium on Plastics, Art, Activism, and Climate Change on Friday, January 24 from 3 to 5 p.m. in MacOdrum Library's Alumni Reading Room.

Speakers will include Cindy Stelmackowich (Exhibition Artist of Planet Plastic), Larissa Holman (Director of Science and Policy, Ottawa Riverkeeper), Catherine Abreu (Climate Action Network), Jesse Vermaire (Environmental Science, Carleton University), and Sara Adams (English, Carleton University) and will be moderated by Peter Hodgins (Indigenous and Canadian Studies, Carleton University). 

The Colloquium will be held alongside the "Plastic Planet” exhibition that features the artwork, objects and plastics research of Cindy Stelmackowich. All are welcome! Light refreshments will be served. 


January 8, 2020

Welcome to Omni!

Omni, the Library's new, easy-to-use search tool, is now live and available for everyone to use!

Omni gives you access to the full range of high-quality academic resources available through the Library:

  • Powerful search tool for discovery and in-depth research
  • Quick and streamlined access to resources
  • Intuitive mobile-friendly user experience

You can access Omni from the search box on the Library web site here: https://library.carleton.ca/

For tips on how to use Omni, visit our new help guide.

If you have any questions or need help using Omni, ask us!

On this page:


Omni is your library account

Omni is how you will access your library account, allowing you to:

  • See what items you have checked out
  • See what items you have requested or placed a hold on
  • Review any fines you owe to the library

You can access your library account by logging in to Omni.

Once you've logged into Omni, you will also be able to save records, save searches, set up alerts, and view your search history.

To login to Omni, use your MyCarletonOne username or password. If you not currently a student, faculty, or staff member at Carleton, you will log in using your library card barcode and password (although you must choose a new password for Omni! See below).


Choosing a new password for Omni

If you are not currently a student, faculty, or staff member at Carleton you will need to choose a new password to log in to Omni.

To choose a new password, follow these instructions for resetting your password.

People with an active Carleton account can continue use their MyCarletonOne username and password to login to Omni.


Exporting your data from the old library system

The old library system gave you the option of saving information with your library account, specifically:

  • Saved searches
  • Reading history
  • Lists (of books and other library materials)

Unfortunately, any of this information that you have saved in the old library system will not be migrated to Omni.

For more information, see: How to export data from your Library Catalogue account.


Library services being restored

We have begin restoring library services that were impacted by the migration to Omni, as summarized in the following table:

Library Service Date Service Restored Notes
Creating library accounts January 8

Any user who had a temporary account created for them during the migration period will be contacted by the Library and provided with a proper account in Omni.

Circulation information January 8  
Holds/Requests January 8  
Requesting items from storage January 13

Until service is restored, please request copy of the item you are interested in through interlibrary loan.

Renewals January 8  
Fine payment January 13  
Self-check machines January 13  
Ordering of books and other materials Late January Until regular ordering resumes, if there is a book that you are interested in but is not in our collection, please request a copy through interlibrary loan.

If you have any questions, please ask us!


January 3, 2020

Omni, the library's new search tool, will be launching on Wednesday, January 8, 2020 at 8:00 AM.

You will be able to access Omni from the Library's home page and use it to find books, articles, and other resources at the Library as well as to access your library account.

We will also begin restoring library services that were impacted by the migration to Omni, as summarized in the following table:

Library Service Date Service Restored Notes
Creating library accounts January 8

Any user who had a temporary account created for them during the migration period will be contacted by the Library and provided with a proper account in Omni.

Circulation information January 8  
Holds/Requests January 8  
Requesting items from storage January 13

Until service is restored, please request copy of the item you are interested in through interlibrary loan.

Renewals January 8  
Fine payment January 13  
Self-check machines January 13  
Ordering of books and other materials Late January Until regular ordering resumes, if there is a book that you are interested in but is not in our collection, please request a copy through interlibrary loan.

If you have any questions, please ask us!


December 17, 2019

We are now accepting library reserve requests for the upcoming academic term. Send us your course outline or reading list to library_reserves@carleton.ca and the readings will be added to Ares, our course reserve management system.

The reserves staff will retrieve, scan, and process all readings and will also ensure all e-reserve material comply with current copyright guidelines. Students will be able to access their electronic readings through cuLearn.

Questions? Please visit the Library Reserves website for more information, or, contact the library reserves staff at 613.520.2600 x2533 or Library_Reserves@carleton.ca


December 17, 2019

Please note that item availability (i.e. whether a book is available or checked out) is not being updated in the catalogue and so may be inaccurate.

In addition, items that are checked out or returned are not reflected in users' library accounts.

All of this information is being captured and will appear in the new system, Omni, when it goes live.

The launch of Omni has been delayed until January. For more information, see: Omni launch delayed - Summary of ongoing interruptions to library services.

We apologize for the inconvenience.

If you have any questions, please let us know.


December 13, 2019

Omni launch delayed until January

As previously reported, the launch of Omni, the library's new search tool, has been delayed.

In order to ensure continued access to e-resources over the holiday break, we have decided to further delay the launch of the new system until the start of the new semester in January.

We hope to be able to announce specific dates shortly.

Summary of ongoing interruptions to library services

As a result of this delay, certain library services will continue to be unavailable or otherwise impacted until early January 2020.

The following table lists each affected service, the nature of the change, and the suggested workaround.

Library Service Temporary Change Workaround
Creating library accounts Unavailable, except for teaching and research purposes.

Users requiring an account for teaching and research purposes in the Winter 2020 semester can contact the library at libcirc@cunet.carleton.ca.

A temporary account will be created to provide access to library resources until a proper account can be created in Omni.

Circulation information

Not updated in catalogue.

Not updated in library account.

No late fines will be assessed during the migration period.

For questions on when course reserves items are due, contact libcirc@cunet.carleton.ca.

Holds/Requests Service unavailable. Request copy through interlibrary loan.
Requesting items from storage Service unavailable. Request copy through interlibrary loan.
Renewals Unavailable.

No late fines will be assessed during the migration period.

No additional action necessary.

Fine payment Patrons cannot pay fines owed to the library. No penalties will be assessed for non-payment of any outstanding fines.
Self-check machines Unavailable. To borrow items, please visit the service desk on the main floor.
Ordering of books and other materials

Regular ordering suspended.

Orders for course reserves continue as normal.

If there is a book that you are interested in but is not in our collection, request a copy through interlibrary loan.

We apologize for any inconvenience these service changes will cause.

If you have any questions, please ask us!


December 9, 2019

Omni launch delayed until January​

In addition to the previously announced temporary changes to select library services, a few additional changes have recently been made as part of the work being done to migrate the library to our new search tool, Omni

Circulation information not updated in Library Catalogue

Please note that circulation information about books and other materials is currently not updated in the Library Catalogue nor in users' library accounts.

This issue affects:

  • Display of availability information in Summon
  • Display of availability information in the Library Catalogue
  • Display of books checked out in users' library account

This issue will be resolved once the Omni launches.

Self-check machines

Self-check machines are currently not available.
To borrow library materials, please visit the service desk on the main floor.

Renewals

From now until the Omni launch you cannot renew items that you have borrowed.
However, no late fines will be charged for any regular loan items that were due in December.

Creating library accounts

From now until the Omni launch we are not be able to create a library account for outside borrowers.

We apologize for any inconvenience that these changes may cause.


December 2, 2019

Martha Attridge Bufton and RSS student employee Kayla Dold have assembled a new display on Indigenous Languages.  This, from Martha:

Language is vital to cultural and ethnic diversity. While many languages are thriving—peoples are actively speaking, writing, reading, teaching and learning their languages—many others are endangered. The endangered include numerous Indigenous languages, including many spoken by First Nations, Métis and Inuit communities.

UNESCO has declared 2019 to be the International Year of Indigenous Languages to honour and celebrate the languages of peoples around the globe. But not just to celebrate. More importantly, this has been a year to raise awareness of the threats to Indigenous languages and the need to promote, revitalize and preserve these important forms of expression and communication.

In the spirit of this call to action, the Carleton University Library is committed to collecting materials that promote, revitalize and preserve First Nations, Métis and Inuit languages. These materials include print materials such as dictionaries and theses as well as maps, films, audio recordings and video games.

Come and visit the display of some of these materials, located on the bulletin board located on the second/main floor of the library, past the elevators and to the left. Materials include:

  • Further developments in the theory and practice of cybercartography. D. R. Fraser Taylor, Erik Anonby and Kumiko Murasugi (Eds.)
  • Never alone (Kisima Ingitchuna), an Inupiat video game
  • Isumaksaqsiurutigijakka: Conversations with Aupilaarjuk towards a theory of Inuktitut knowledge renewal. A dissertation by Janet Tamalik McGrath.
  • Great Cree storytellers/Les Cri racontent (compact disc series)
  • Seliš nyo̳?nuntn: Medicine for the Salish language: English to Salish translation dictionary. P. Tachini.

For further information, please contact Martha Attridge Bufton, Interdisciplinary Studies Librarian, at the Carleton University Library (martha.attridgebufton@carleton.ca).

 


December 2, 2019

How can one be, if at all, an academic and activist? Come to the Library on Wednesday December 5 @ 2:45 to hear students from Dr Melanie Adrian’s LAWS 4903A class present on their work with the Scholars at Risk program. The students have been working all semester with human rights activists and organizations, as well as another class from the University of British Columbia, on the active and ongoing human rights cases of 6 different scholars who are currently being persecuted for their research and activism: one from India, two from Iran, and three from the Uyghur Muslim minority in China.

When: Wed, Dec 5

Time: 2:45-4:30

Where: Discovery Centre, by the windows at the far end

What to expect: Student experts speaking about and advocating for a scholar currently imprisoned due to their research

More details about the scholars:

Gokarakonda Naga Saibaba, India: A scholar of English literature at Delhi University, who has been wrongfully convicted and sentenced to life in prison, Professor Saibaba has engaged in human rights activism on behalf of vulnerable populations in India, including tribal groups who suffer from poverty and human rights violations due to the prolonged conflict between India and the separatist Communist Party of India (Maoist). He has also been denied access to needed medical care.

Niloufar Bayani, Iran: Ms Bayani is a researcher, conservationist, and scholar with the Persian Wildlife Heritage Foundation, who was arrested in January 2018 along with some colleagues on charges of espionage, and who recently reported being subjected to torture in Iran.

Ahmadreza Djalali, Iran: An Iranian-born resident of Sweden who teaches at universities in Italy and Belgium, Dr Djalali is a scholar of disaster medicine who has been wrongfully convicted and sentenced to death. Since his arrest in April 2016, Dr. Djalali has been refused medical care despite rapidly deteriorating health issues.

Rahile Dawut, Ilham Tohti, Abdulqadir Jalaleddin, China: These three professors all belong to the Uyghur Muslim minority in China. Professor Dawut from Xinjiang University in China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, a world-renowned scholar of Uyghur folklore and traditions, disappeared in China in 2017, and is suspected of being held by state authorities at one of its so-called “re-education camps” or another detention facility. Professor Tohti, a public intellectual and economics professor at Central Minzu University in Beijing, and an advocate for the rights of China’s Uyghur minority group, was convicted in September 2014 on charges of separatism and sentenced to life in prison, after a trial that was closed to the public, and has very limited access to his family. Finally, in January 2018, Chinese authories raided the home of Professor Jalaleddin, a literature professor at Xingiang Pedagogical University, and took him into custody.  He has been held at a re-education camp ever since, with no actual charges against him and no access to legal counsel or family.


November 27, 2019

On December 10, the Library Catalogue will be replaced by Omni, our new library search tool.

Any saved searches, lists, or reading history saved in your library account will not be migrated to Omni, so you will need to export and save those manually.

Instructions on how to do this are provided below.

If you have any questions on how to save your data, please ask us!


How to export data from your Library Catalogue account

The Library Catalogue gave you the option of saving information with your library account, specifically:

  • Saved searches
  • Reading history
  • Lists (of books and other library materials)

Unfortunately, any of this information that you have saved in the Library Catalogue will not be migrated to Omni.

We recommend that you export any data that you would like to save before December 10, 2019.

Click here to login to your library account. Once you've logged into your account you will be able to save your data using the methods indicated below.

To export your saved searches

Saved searches cannot be exported from the Library Catalogue, so you will have to manually copy the information from your library account to a Word document or text file.

You can then use this information to manually recreate each of your searches in Omni.

To export your reading history

In your library account, go to your Reading History and click Export my Reading List.

Note: Reading history is only available if you opted in to this feature. By default, the library catalogue does not save a history of items that you borrowed.

To export your lists

In your library account, go to your Lists, and for each list you want to save click Export List.


For questions about Omni, please contact Edward Bilodeau.

 


November 27, 2019

Omni launch delayed until January

This is a reminder that starting December 1, 2019, the Library will temporarily not be able to process requests to retrieve items from our storage facility.

If you need to retrieve a book from storage, we recommend requesting a copy through interlibrary loan.

Similarly, the Library will also not be able to process fine payments during this period as well.

Both services will resume in January, 2020.

We apologize for the inconvenience of these service disruptions, both of which are necessary as part of the Library's implementation of Omni.

If you have any questions, please contact Edward Bilodeau.


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