Freedom to Read Week: Call for Readers

Carleton University Library is celebrating its 3rd Annual Freedom to Read Week February 21-25, 2016 and we’d like you to join us! As part of Freedom to Read Week, we will be hosting two sets of readings from banned and challenged materials. The readings will take place February 24 and 25, from noon-1pm and we'd like you to be one of our readers.

Register to be a reader now. All we need is your name, email address, your preferred reading time and the book you'd like to read from. You'll find a selection of banned and challenged books to choose from on our registration form, or you can pick your own. 

Need more information? Contact Amanda Goth at the Library (amanda.goth@carleton.ca or 613-520-2600 ext 2727).

We will be providing more details about all of our Freedom to Read Week events in the new year.

Visit our De-stress Colouring Tables

MacOdrum Library and the Discovery Centre invite the Carleton community to unwind at our colouring tables on the 2nd floor (near the spiral staircase) and 4th floor (Discovery Centre, in front of the gaming lab) in the library.

Adult colouring books are gaining in popularity as an activity for social interaction, mental health, and creative benefits! The De-stress Colouring Tables will be set up during the exam period, from December 10th to 21st.  Share your creations or works in progress on Twitter using the hashtag #CUcolouring

Our Ugandan Asian Archives Road Show

Document from our Uganda Collection

 

Archival material from our Uganda collection will be featured in Toronto on Saturday, January 23. This event will showcase archival material as well as oral histories that we have collected. By sharing the work being done at Archives and Research Collections with the Ugandan Asian community in the Toronto area, we hope to encourage others to participate in our oral history project and contribute to new acquisition activities.

This event promises to be informative and interactive. Event details:

When: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Saturday, January 23, 2016
Where: S. Walter Stewart Branch of the Toronto Public Library in the John S. Ridout Auditorium, 170 Memorial Park Avenue, Toronto, ON
Cost: Free, but registration is required
Contact: Kylie Patrick, 613-520-2600 extension 1230, kylie.patrick@carleton.ca

Event Schedule

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Tour exhibit
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm Remarks featuring Carleton University Librarian Waynes Jones, Mike Molloy, a reading by Tasneem Jamal, and others
2:30 pm - 4:00 pm Reception and tour exhibit

OpenCon 2015 Ottawa

Join us for OpenCon 2015 Ottawa – Dec 4th. 

OpenCon is a conference on open access, open education, and open data. Carleton’s satellite event will bring the conference to you! The event will include local speakers, panel sessions, and lively discussions on open scholarship. Drop in for a session, or come for the whole day. 

Please join us --  Dec. 4 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. in the Discovery Centre Multi-Media Lab (482 MacOdrum Library). Full schedule at OpenCon Ottawa 2015.

FutureFunder Project: Library Work Pod!

We've added a new FutureFunder project to help us buy one (or more!) of these awesome S-shaped pods. We want to put these on the main floor of the library to provide an opportunity for solo, focused work in the midst of a busy and beautiful area of MacOdrum Library.

The library will put a name plaque on the pod for anyone who donates at least $1,000. Care to come together as a group and buy two pods? We will name a study room in the library after you, and host you at an official naming ceremony in your honour!

Get full details at https://futurefunder.carleton.ca/project/the-library-work-pod/

Discover Conchology

Discover Conchology, the study and collecting of sea shells, with the library’s newest exhibition located next to the Library Services desk on the main floor. Professor Don Beecher of the English Department demonstrates his love of shells with this beautiful eye-catching display of the most exotic works of nature. As a collector, he has travelled far and wide on ‘shelling expeditions’ from Turkey to California and muses how making proper identifications can, at times, rival Sherlock Holmes for reading data. This exhibit is only a small sampling of his 6,000 specimens of bivalve shells from the world’s seas.

Shells consist of calcium carbonate, each shell unwinding to its maturity from the tiny point or ‘protoconch’ at the apex in which these sea snails begin their lives. Many shells are deep water specimens, some recovered at over 2000 m and never seen on shore. They are usually among the rarest to find. Shells are studied for the sake of preserving habitats and biodiversity. Many species also serve as important forms of local food and become overexploited. In some species, the cones are under study for the potential pharmaceutical value of their toxins to replace morphine.

New Exhibit: Lines & Signs

“Lines & Signs: A Photographic Essay on Transitional Spaces” is a new exhibit of photographs by Janet H. Tulloch, running from Oct. 23 – Dec. 16, 2015 on the main floor of MacOdrum Library.

From the artist’s description of her work:

From 2012-14, the MacOdrum library looked like an archaeological site. ... Translucent laneways altered regularly creating new labyrinths that staff and students were compelled to negotiate in order to avoid the construction minotaur. While the beast was the result of a desperately needed renovations, its presence created the opportunity to peer into the novel spaces and fleeting visual juxtapositions highlighted in this exhibition.

To create this show, I chose from more than 2000 photographs and yet the images offered here present only a small fraction of the process of our library’s massive restoration … During this period, hard hats mixed with toques, steel-toed boots with moccasins, hammers with handbags and blow-torches with backpacks ...  It allowed us a different way of seeing a university institution and its diverse inhabitants at work, providing a brief awareness of transitional spaces and how we interact with them.

Janet Tulloch is an interdisciplinary scholar working in the areas of religion, women and material culture. She is a contract instructor in Carleton’s College of the Humanities.

Celebrate International Games Day

We will be celebrating International Games Day on Wednesday, November 25 from 11:00am - 2:00pm in the Discovery Centre on the 4th floor of the Library. All are welcome! We'll have the following activities:

Drop-in board games: A selection of the Library’s board games will be on display with opportunities to play a number of our most popular games.

Try out the gaming lab: Stop by to see what we’ve got including demos of Oculus rift and over 170 Steam games.

Special feature: From 1:00 to 2:00pm try out the magical-realist adventure game Kentucky Route Zero.  Aubrey Anable, Assistant Professor of Film Studies, will be on hand to demonstrate the game and discuss her related research.

While you're in the library, check out our board game exhibit on the main floor!

Questions? Please contact discovery.centre@carleton.ca or emma.cross@carleton.ca.

Nobel Laureates Exhibit

Don’t miss the Nobel Laureates Exhibit currently on display in front of the Research Help desk on the main floor. It includes many books on the history of the Nobel prize and its categories, women Nobel laureates, biographies on Canadian Nobel winners, beautiful facsimiles of the Nobel prize medals, and an interactive display of the winning papers from 2013-2015 for easy access.

Database Downtime: OneClickdigital

On Wednesday, November 18, the OneClickdigital website will be down for approximately 3 hours starting at 9:00 pm EST, in order to upgrade the system.

Celebrate Geography

Join the annual worldwide celebration of geography as we host Geography Awareness Week from Nov. 16 – 20 on the main floor and in the Discovery Centre. Faculty members, staff and students will be on hand throughout the week to answer questions about the geography programs offered here at Carleton. Learn how drones and ice corers are used by geographers and see them on display.

Since spatial thinking through maps is an important skill, you also won’t want to miss the exhibition in the Discovery Centre during GIS day on Nov. 18th. This year’s theme is The Power of Maps.

All activities throughout the week are hosted by our library staff in cooperation with the Department of Geography and Environmental Studies.

New AUL for Academic Services: Amber Lannon

MacOdrum Library welcomes Amber Lannon as Associate University Librarian – Academic Services. Amber will be officially joining the library on July 1, 2016. The portfolio includes overseeing Reference Services, Maps, Data and Government Information Centre, Access Services and Archives and Research Collections departments as well as scholarly communications and exhibits which together comprise a staff of about 55 people. Amber will be part of the Library Management Group, working closely with colleagues in the Library and in the wider University community to develop and support the overall vision for academic library services to support the University’s Strategic Integrated Plan.

Amber has a broad experience in academic libraries working previously at the University of British Columbia and McGill University. Over the past eight years she has taken on a number of leadership roles and most recently became the Head Librarian at the McGill University’s Humanities and Social Sciences Library, and is currently interim Associate Dean of User Services. Amber has a breadth of experience with management of large teams and the management of significant changes in academic libraries including administration and the delivery of client services and collections. As our Library continues with a Public Services Review we are confident that Amber’s experience in implementation of change will be an asset. 

Amber will be a strong addition to our Library team. I hope you will all join me in welcoming Amber to our Library.

 - Wayne Jones, University Librarian

Tell us about your research experiences

The Library wants to know more about students’ experiences doing research. One of our librarians would like to talk with students who have done a research project or are working on one now. She’ll be conducting interviews with undergraduate students this Fall and with graduate students in the Winter term.

Participants will be scheduled for one 45-minute interview in the middle of term and a follow-up 30-minute interview closer to the end of term. Interviews will take place on campus. Those who participate will be compensated for their time with a $10 Starbucks gift card after the first interview and a $20 Starbucks gift card after the second interview.

If you are an undergraduate student who would like to participate or if you want more information please contact Shelley Gullikson. You can also submit your contact information below and we'll get in touch to set up the first interview.

The ethics protocol for this research has been reviewed and approved by the Carleton University Research Ethics Board, 613-520-2517 or ethics@carleton.ca.

Library Space Survey Today!

If you are visiting the library today (Wednesday, November 4th), you may see questionnaire cards where you sit. The library is finding out how students are using study spaces in the library. Please consider filling out the very short questionnaire and depositing the card in boxes found near the exit and outside of the 3rd and 4th floor elevators.

For more information, please visit www.library.carleton.ca/research/library-space/survey.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation! Your participation will help us to determine if the library’s study spaces are meeting your needs.

Questions or suggestions? Please contact Shelley Gullikson (Web & Communications Librarian) at shelley.gullikson@carleton.ca or Laura Newton Miller (Assessment Librarian) at laura.newtonmiller@carleton.ca.

GIS Day 2015

Mark your calendars for GIS Day 2015 on Wednesday, November 18, 2015, from 9:30am-3:00pm, located in the Discovery Centre, 4th floor of MacOdrum Library.

The MacOdrum Library's Maps, Data and Government Information Centre (MADGIC) in conjunction witht the Department of Geography & Environmental Studies invite you to this annual celebration.

GIS Day is held worldwide during Geography Awareness Week, November 15th-21st, 2015. Come and discover the world of Geomatics and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and the impact geospatial thinking has in our daily lives.

Carleton University's GIS Day consists of exhibitions from local companies and organizations participating in a GIS trade show right here at Carleton including representation from Carleton alumni. This event is open to the public and for anyone with an interest in geography and the ever expanding use of GIS technology. Come discover the world through GIS.

Exhibitions and presenters include 3Source Inc., Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada, Carleton Immersive Media Studio, EntertainMaps.com, Natural Resources and many more.

Grad Workshop: Research Data Management

The Library is offering a number of Grad Navigate workshops in collaboration with the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs. A specialized workshop for graduate students on managing research data will be offered on October 28. Details are below.

Workshops on NVivo and on Citation Management are also offered as part of Grad Navigate, but are open to all Carleton students.

Grad Navigate Workshop: Research Data Management

The Tri-Agency (CIHR, NSERC and SSHRC) is in the process of drafting a statement of principles on Digital Data Management.  To comply with the conditions of the statement, it is important to understand Research Data Management (RDM). This workshop will give you an overview of RDM and how you will benefit from it.

When: October 28, 2015, 12:00 - 1:00 PM
Location: MacOdrum Library, Room 252
Cost: free

Register through FGPA

Grad Navigate Workshops

The Library is offering a number of Grad Navigate workshops, in collaboration with the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs. Specialized workshops for graduate students on measuring research impact and managing research data will be offered on October 21 and 28, respectively. Details are below.

Workshops on NVivo and on Citation Management are also offered as part of Grad Navigate, but are open to all Carleton students.

Grad Navigate Workshop: Measuring your Research Impact

Who is looking at your research and how can you measure it?  Find out more about research impact – what it is, how to measure it and how to leverage it.

When: October 21, 2015, 12:00 - 1:00 PM
Location: MacOdrum Library, Room 252
Cost: free

Register through FGPA

Grad Navigate Workshop: Research Data Management

The Tri-Agency (CIHR, NSERC and SSHRC) is in the process of drafting a statement of principles on Digital Data Management.  To comply with the conditions of the statement, it is important to understand Research Data Management (RDM). This workshop will give you an overview of RDM and how you will benefit from it.

When: October 28, 2015, 12:00 - 1:00 PM
Location: MacOdrum Library, Room 252
Cost: free

Register through FGPA

Carlisle Room Dedication

The library had a formal dedication of room ML234A on September 28, 2015 as a gesture of appreciation to two donors, Jim and Lynne Carlisle. The Carlisles led a donation that, in conjunction with over thirty other donors, enabled the library to purchase The Sunday Times Digital Archive, 1822-2006. The room now has a plaque of commemoration and a framed article with more details about their Carleton connection will be installed in the room in the coming weeks. 

Jim Carlisle and Lynne Allen Carlisle Study Room, 234A

Dedication of the Carlisle Room

UlrichsWeb

Are you wondering if the journal article you just found is from an “academic” source?  Are you looking for a scholarly or open access journal that might be interested in publishing the article that you just wrote?  Use UlrichsWeb to find out.

There is information on over 300,000 scholarly, trade, corporate, and government serials worldwide, and pointers to the publishers’ web sites for added detail.

Citation Management Workshops

We’re offering citation management workshops this fall to help you learn how to manage all of the references or citations that you collect while doing research. Register for a workshop by emailing citation@library.carleton.ca.

Managing research citations is an essential part of the research process. Citation management tools can help you to:

  • organize your research all in one place
  • avoid plagiarism by tracking your research path
  • create in text citations with the click of a button(s)
  • easily format - and re-format - bibliographies

We support Endnote, Mendeley and Zotero. Find out more about citation management tools.

50 Years of the Data Centre

We will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Data Centre at MacOdrum Library on Thursday, October 8 from 2 - 4 pm in Room 252. Please join us for presentations and reminiscences by guest speakers who have played a role in the Centre's history and development.

Refreshments will be served. Visitors can find paid parking available in P1.

Please RSVP by October 1, 2015 to Amanda Goth at Lib-Admin@carleton.ca or 613-520-2600, ext. 2727.

Currently on Trial: Marquis Biographies Online

Marquis Biographies Online is a searchable online database featuring comprehensive profiles on over 1.5 million of the most accomplished individuals from all fields of endeavor including: government, business, science and technology, the arts, entertainment, and sports. It provides access to all biographies that have appeared in 24 Marquis Who's Who print titles since 1985, plus historical biographies from Who Was Who in America volumes from 1607 to1985. Updated daily.

Please send us your feedback on this product.

The trial ends on October 8, 2015.

Join the Student Library Advisory Committee

Your library needs you! We are currently recruiting students to join our Student Advisory Committee. The committee is comprised of students who are interested in enhancing library resources, services, and physical and digital spaces, providing constructive feedback, and developing ideas for creating a better student experience at the library. We welcome undergraduate and graduate students to join.

The Committee will meet at scheduled times during the Fall and Winter terms. Membership is from September 2015 to April 2016. Deadline for applications is September 18th. To learn more and to submit an application, visit https://library.carleton.ca/about/student-library-advisory-committee.

Database Downtime: Cambridge Journals Online

We are experiencing problems with the Cambridge Journals website. The provider is working to restore access, but it could take several days before all functionalities are available. Apologies for the inconvenience.

Library Reserve Requests : Fall 2015

Library Reserve requests are now being accepted. Ares, our reserve management system makes it easy for you to put your course readings, whether print or electronic, on reserve at the library. Ares helps to ensure copyright compliance by only allowing you to post material with the proper clearance.

For your students, Ares integrates seamlessly with cuLearn for convenient access to your course readings.

If you are new to Ares or would like to submit your reading list please email library_reserves@carleton.ca for assistance.

For more information, see:

Library Reserves - Faculty and Instructors

600ᵗʰ Console Video Game Added to the Library Collection

The 600th console video game has recently been added to the Library collection. Game of Thrones for Xbox 360 is an RPG developed by Cyanide Studies and written in collaboration with George R.R. Martin, author of the popular “A song of fire and ice” fantasy series. The game was released in 2012 and represents the use of games in cultural and narrative studies.

The Library’s collection of video games has been steadily growing since 2008 to support courses in the School of Information Technology and School of Computer Science as well as Masters degree in Digital Humanities and other courses across the University.

New additions to the Library’s collection also include a variety of games for PS4, Xbox One and Wii U. You are welcome to use console games in the Library gaming lab located in the Discovery Centre on the fourth floor which includes PS4, Xbox One and Wii U consoles.

The Library gaming lab contains two gaming stations which can be booked for 1 ½ hour time slots with a maximum of 4 people per group. Please contact discovery.centre@carleton.ca or 613.520.2600 x1503 if you have questions about using or booking the gaming lab.

Sessions in the Library gaming lab can be booked online at https://booking.carleton.ca/portal/

Questions?

Contact Robert Smith, Subject Specialist Computer Science, Electronics, Systems Engineering and Information Technology robert.smith@carleton.ca

Database Downtime: ProQuest

On Wednesday, August 12, 2015 beginning at 10:00 PM EDT and lasting for two (2) hours, ProQuest will be performing critical maintenance on their site.

During this time the ProQuest platform and databases and Literature Online (LION) will not be available. Users will be re-directed to a webpage explaining the scheduled maintenance.

Database Downtime: ProQuest

On Saturday, August 8, ProQuest will be upgrading its systems. The maintenance will begin at 10:00 pm and last for 8 hours.

During this time ProQuest platforms and products will not be available. This will include ProQuest databases, Chadwyck-Healey databases (C19, The Nineteenth Century Index, Early English Books Online, Film Indexes Online, Literature Online, Patrologia Latina, and PolicyFile), ProQuest Digital Microfilm and Books in Print. As well the you may notice that the journal cover images in the catalogue do not display.

Users will be re-directed to a webpage explaining the scheduled maintenance.

Database Downtime: Elsevier

On Saturday August 1, access to Elsevier platforms will be unavailable for approximately 4.5 hours starting at 6:00 pm, due to scheduled maintenance. The following resources will be involved in the upgrade: ScienceDirect, Scopus, Engineering Village, and Mendeley. During the downtime there will be a message informing users of the temporary unavailability of service.

Smartphone VR Viewers @ the Library

Carleton University Library has five SmartPhone VR viewers by Dodocase which can borrowed from the Emerging Technology Lending Library located at CCS Service Desk in the Discovery Centre on the fourth floor of the Library. Units can be borrowed by Carleton students, faculty and staff with a valid Library card for a two week period. Each viewer comes with a booklet Virtual reality: beginner’s guide by Frederic Lardinois and Patrick Buckley which includes more information about the devices, apps and websites you can use to experiment with virtual reality.

Get VR apps for Android and IOS at dodocase.com/vrapp

More information?

The Library has a variety of related e-books including:

Virtual, augmented reality and serious games for healthcare 1 edited by Minhua Ma, Lakhmi C. Jain, Paul Anderson. (Heidelberg: Springer, 2014).

Developing AR games for iOS and Android: develop and deploy augmented reality apps using Vuforia SDK and Unity 3D by Dominic Cushnan, Hassan El Habbak. (Birmingham, UK : Packt Pub., 2013).

Handbook of digital games edited by Marios C. Angelides, Harry Agius. (London : Springer, 2013).

Understanding learning in virtual worlds edited by Mark Childs, Anna Peachey. (London: Springer, 2013)

Questions?

Please contact Robert Smith, Library subject specialist for computer science, electronics, systems and computer engineering. 

Database Downtime: Emerald Journals

There is maintenance scheduled for the Emerald platform (Emerald journals, including Emerald Engineering and Emerald Management) on Tuesday, June 9, 2015, between 4:00 am and 4:00 pm. During this time the site will be placed into “read-only” mode, making some functionalities, including searching, unavailable. As well during this period the site may be unavailable for up to 15 minutes. If you access the website during this time you will receive a 'connection timeout' or similar message.

MacOdrum Library Wins 2015 OLA Library Building Award

We are very pleased to announce that our library is one of the winners of the 2015 Ontario Library Association (OLA) Library Building Award. The 2015 awards are for “library architectural and design transformation.” OLA runs a competition for this award every three years.

The 2015 recipients were:

  • Ottawa Public Library’s Beaverbrook Branch (Moriyama & Teshima Architects)
  • Kitchener Public Library’s Central Branch (LGA Architectural Partners)
  • Carleton University’s MacOdrum Library (Diamond Schmitt Architects and Edward J. Cuhaci and Associates Architects Inc. in Joint Venture)
  • Toronto Public Library’s Mount Dennis Branch (G. Bruce Stratton Architects)

In the release announcing the awards reads in part: “The OLA salutes our recipients’ dedication to meeting the demand for multi-functional library buildings that serve the needs of their communities and organizations.” Read the full release (pdf format).

Graduate Student Open Access Award Recipients Announced

Carleton Library, the Graduate Student Association (GSA), and the Office of the Vice-President (Research & International) are pleased to announce the winners of the 2014-2015 Graduate Student Open Access Award. This monetary award of $5000.00 was established to support Carleton University graduate students in publishing research in open access journals.

This year over 25 applications were received. The selection committee, composed of faculty and librarians, was impressed that so many graduate students are working to make their research more widely available by publishing in open access journals. It was difficult to choose just 5 papers, and the members wish to thank all the applicants, as well as encourage them to continue meeting such a high standard in research. We are confident that these papers reflect the range of high-quality, interesting, and varied research being conducted at Carleton.

Please visit the Scholarly Communications website for the 2014-2015 Award Recipients and links to the winning papers.

These papers will be submitted into Carleton's institutional repository which collects, preserves and makes accessible Carleton's digital research materials.

Congratulations to our winners!

Some books on 5th floor inaccessible

Books with call numbers between DS 556.8 N56 and DU 378 W4 will be inaccessible until the end of June because of work on the ventilation and cooling system in the library. Work is being carried out in the ceiling of the 5th floor where these books are shelved.

Library staff will be happy to retrieve books from this area.  Please call 613-520-2733, email 5thfloorbooks@library.carleton.ca or ask at the Library Services Desk on the main floor.

Construction Noise in Library

Work in the Library Garage this spring and summer involves jackhammers so will occasionally be quite noisy in the extension (back) of the building. The front of the building (facing the quad) is much quieter, but some of the floors can be warm. The front of the bottom floor and the main floor are the sweet spots for quiet and cooler temperatures.

Keep an eye here or on our Twitter account (@CarletonLibrary) for updates.

We apologize for the inconvenience.

Noisy Library Friday, May 22

Work in the Library Garage today (Friday, May 22) involves jack hammers so it's very noisy in the building. If you're looking for a quiet space, you should probably look elsewhere today. There may be noise on other days as the work continues. Keep an eye here or on our Twitter account (@CarletonLibrary) for updates.

We apologize for the inconvenience.

Grad students - The library needs your help!

We are holding focus groups in May in order to ensure the library is meeting your research needs. How can the library help with your work?

Come participate in a 1-hour focus group session at the library and get a free meal!  To show our appreciation you will also receive $10.00 on your campus card.

Email laura.newtonmiller@carleton.ca to sign up for one of the following sessions:

  • Tuesday, May 12th noon - 1:00 pm, Room 583 Library
  • Wednesday, May 13th 5:30 - 6:30 pm, Room 583 Library

Please RSVP today (before the session you want fills up) so that we can plan for your participation.

Ventilation in the Library

A major renovation of the ventilation and cooling system will be taking place in the old part of MacOdrum Library over the summer. This work will likely take until the middle of September.

On May 15, the building will be switched to the cooling mode, however, until then it's expected that the library will be quite warm.

The timing of this renovation work was chosen when it would have the least amount of impact on our clients. This is one of several renovations projects expected to occur over the upcoming months. Information will be provided to members of the Carleton community as details are confirmed.

We appreciate your patience and co-operation as we complete this important upgrade.

If you have questions, please contact Valerie Critchley, assistant University Librarian (Building and Operations), at valerie_critchley@carleton.ca.

Subscription to RefWorks ending July 1 2015

Since 2004 the MacOdrum Library has provided access to the RefWorks citation management system through a consortial arrangement with the Ontario Council of University Libraries (OCUL). For a number of reasons including issues of functionality, the lack of future development by the producers of RefWorks, and the more recent emergence of other free citation management systems OCUL has decided to not renew the contract with RefWorks this coming year.

This means that as of July 1, 2015 the Library  will no longer provide access to Refworks.  We will, however, continue to offer support in the use of other free citation management systems such as Mendeley and Zotero as well as help with migrating your RefWorks accounts to other systems.

For more information see our RefWorks page https://www.library.carleton.ca/services/refworks . In the coming weeks we will be adding more information on migration options available to RefWorks account holders.

You can also reach us at refworks@carleton.ca

What’s Your Favourite Place in the Library?

It’s been over a year since the newly renovated library officially opened. Have you found a favourite place to work? We want to see what library space inspires you most!

Take a picture of your favourite place in the library. Post it on Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #faveculibraryspot. If you don’t want to post online, you can send your photo by email to favespot@library.carleton.ca.

If you post a picture, we may contact you to ask if we can find out more about how you use your favourite space. Those who agree to help out with this follow-up will be compensated with a $10 gift certificate for Rooster’s Coffeehouse.

More information about this project can be found here: http://www.library.carleton.ca/research/library-space/photos. Questions? Contact Shelley Gullikson.

Food for Fines This Week!

Bring in non-perishable food items and we will waive $2 in Library fines, owing at the Library or on your student account, for every item donated (to a maximum of $20 or 10 items per person). All food collected will be given to the CUSA Food Centre to aid students in need. Bring your donations to the MacOdrum Library Services Desk during regular hours of service between March 23rd and March 29th.

Suitable food donations include non-perishable canned or packaged food (please, no candy).

Note: If you do not owe any library fines, but wish to donate food you may do so, but the waiver dollar amount only applies to existing fines and cannot be used as future credit or monetary value.

Food for Fines is a Carleton University’s MacOdrum Library initiative. For more information please contact: Isaac Fierro, Stacks Services Coordinator via isaac.fierromarquez@carleton.ca.

Database Downtime: Wiley Online Library

The Wiley Online Library will be unavailable beginning at 5:00 am EDT on Saturday, March 21st  for up to 10 hours due to scheduled maintenance.

FutureFunder

As part of Carleton’s Community Campaign, the Library is asking for help to bring the digital archives of the journal Géotechnique to Carleton University. The library has had a subscription to this journal since 2003, and the archive (1948-2002) would be a significant addition for research across the fields of soil and rock mechanics, engineering geology and environmental geotechnics. This one-time purchase is one of the many projects in the campaign listed on the FutureFunder website.

FutureFunder is a new way for donors to invest in higher learning at Carleton. Friends and supporters can engage directly with projects to help make a difference. Through FutureFunder, a pledge can be directed to any number of projects or specific department on campus. The  categories for giving are wide ranging and include: entrepreneurship, health, digital media, global identities, leadership or sustainability & the environment.

Database Downtime: Wiley Online Library

The Wiley Online Library will be unavailable beginning at 5:00 am EST on Saturday, March 7th for up to 3 hours due to scheduled maintenance. 

Leap Motion Controllers @ the Library

Image from leapmotion.com

 

Carleton University Library has two Leap Motion controllers which can be borrowed from the CCS Service Desk in the Discovery Centre on the fourth floor of the Library. Units can be borrowed by Carleton students, faculty and staff with a valid Library card for a two week period.

Leap Motion controllers are computer sensor devices which support motion-sensing technology. Learn more about Leap Motion at leapmotion.com

More information?

The Library has a variety of related e-books including:

Questions?

Please contact Robert Smith, Library subject specialist for computer science, electronics, systems and computer engineering. 

Carleton Library Space Survey Today!

If you are visiting the library today (Wednesday, February 25th), you may see questionnaire cards where you sit. The library is finding out how students are using newly renovated spaces in the library. Please consider filling out the very short questionnaire and depositing the card in boxes that will be set up near the exit and outside of the 4th floor elevators.

For more information, please visit www.library.carleton.ca/research/library-space/survey.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation! Your participation will help us to determine if the library’s study spaces are meeting your needs.

Questions or suggestions? Please contact Shelley Gullikson (Web & Communications Librarian) at shelley.gullikson@carleton.ca or Laura Newton Miller (Assessment Librarian) at laura.newtonmiller@carleton.ca.

What’s Your Favourite Place in the Library?

It’s been over a year since the newly renovated library officially opened. Have you found a favourite place to work? We want to see what library space inspires you most!

Take a picture of your favourite place in the library. Post it on Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #faveculibraryspot. If you don’t want to post online, you can send your photo by email to favespot@library.carleton.ca.

If you post a picture, we may contact you to ask if we can find out more about how you use your favourite space. Those who agree to help out with this follow-up will be compensated with a $10 gift certificate for Rooster’s Coffeehouse.

More information about this project can be found here: http://www.library.carleton.ca/research/library-space/photos. Questions? Contact Shelley Gullikson.

Database Downtime: Emerald Journals

Maintenance on Emerald's platform is scheduled to take place this Friday, February 20, 2015, between 6:00 and 10:00 pm. During this period all Emerald journals, including Emerald Engineering and Emerald Management journals, will be unavailable for up to 1 hour. If you access the website during this time you will receive a 'connection timeout' or similar message.

Library Celebrates Freedom to Read Week

Carleton University Library is celebrating Freedom to Read Week with readings from challenged and banned books. Join us on Monday February 23 at noon on the main floor of the Library.

Readings include:

  • President Roseann O’Reilly Runte - three short excerpts from Voltaire.
  • John Osborne, Dean, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences - The satanic verses (1988) by Salman Rushdie.
  • Lisa Hughes, Research / Academic Labour Relations Officer, Human Resources – The bell jar (1963) by Sylvia Plath
  • Laura Newton-Miller, Assessment librarian - Are you there, God? It’s me, Margaret (1970) by Judy Blume
  • André Plourde, Dean, Faculty of Public Affairs - The apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz (1959) by Mordecai Richler
  • Folarin Odunayo, President, Carleton University Students’ Association – Of mice and men (1937) by John Steinbeck.
  • Wayne Jones, University Librarian (Interim) – When everything feels like the movies (2014) by Raziel Reid.
  • Pauline Rankin, Associate Vice-President, Research and International - Heather has two mommies (1989) by Leslea Newman
  • Scott Turner, Library Subject Specialist for Communication and Journalism – The jungle (1906) by Upton Sinclair.
  • Sandra Dyck, Director, Carleton University Art Gallery – The absolutely true diary of a part-time Indian (2007) by Sherman Alexie.

Event MC is Maria McClintock, Dept. of University Communications

From February 9 to 28, the Library will also feature an exhibit of banned and challenged books, focusing mainly on the Canadian experience. The books displayed represent a wide range of adult, young adult and children's literature.

Freedom to Read Week is an annual event that encourages Canadians to reflect upon and celebrate intellectual freedom guaranteed under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

For more information about this event, please contact Emma Cross emma.cross@carleton.ca 613.520.2600 ext. 8151

Catalogue Unavailable Morning of Feb.16

The library catalogue will be unavailable on Monday February 16, 2015 from 8 am to 11 am due to work on the server. Full service is expected to be restored by late morning. Note that the library is closed Monday because of the Family Day holiday.

The Library website, our main Summon search, and databases will continue to be available.

Database Downtime: OneClickdigital

The OneClickdigital website is being upgraded on Tuesday, February 10th. The site will be unavailable for a period of 3-4 hours starting at 11 pm. A maintenance notification will be placed on the site during that time.

Workshop: Measuring your Research Impact

Who is looking at your research and how can you measure it?  Find out more about research impact – what it is, how to measure it and how to leverage it.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand what is meant by research impact
  • Become familiar with the different types of research impact metrics
  • Know the tools available to calculate research impact
  • Learn to devise a strategy to increase the impact of your own research activities

This session counts toward voluntary paid training hours for TAs provided the student is working as a TA in the term when the training takes place.

Date: Tuesday, February 3, 2015
Time: 12:00-1:00
Location: MacOdrum Library, room 252

Registration in advance is required.

Database Downtime: BioOne website

Maintenance is planned for the BioOne website on Friday,  January 30th. Between 6:00 -10:00 pm content and services offered through BioOne 1, and BioOne 2 may be intermittently unavailable.

Database Downtime: Emerald Journals

Maintenance on Emerald's platform is scheduled to take place this Friday, January 30, 2015, between 10:00 - 6:00 pm. During this maintenance period all Emerald journals, including Emerald Engineering and Emerald Management journals, will be unavailable for up to 1 hour. If you access the website during this time you will receive a 'connection timeout', or similar message.

ARC Exhibit on French Artistic Literature

Archives and Research Collections (ARC) is proud to support the Carleton University Art Gallery (CUAG) exhibit Making and Marketing Art History in 18th-Century France curated by W. McAllister Johnson. ARC has created a supplementary exhibit entitled Artistic Literature: Making and Marketing Art History in 18th-Century France located outside room 582 of the MacOdrum Library. The exhibit highlights relevant rare books from the W. McAllister Johnson rare book collection and will be on display until April. For more information on the art exhibit please visit the CUAG webpage: http://cuag.carleton.ca/index.php/exhibitions/258/

Try Oculus Rift and Leap Motion at the Library

MacOdrum’s Gaming Lab is giving you the opportunity to try out our Oculus Rift headsets and new Leap Motion Controller.

Not sure what those are? Oculus Rift is a headset with a wide field of view and stereoscopic 3D that also tracks your head's movements to give you an immersive virtual reality experience. You can get more information on the Oculus Rift website.

The Leap Motion Controller is a motion tracker, sensing the movement of your hands in mid-air and letting you control your computer with a variety of gestures. You can get more information on the Leap Motion website.

Sound interesting? Come see CCS Staff in the Gaming Lab on the following dates to give it a try. Everyone is welcome!

Wednesday, Jan. 21 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Friday, Jan. 30 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Feb. 4 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Friday, Feb. 13 1:30-2:30 p.m.

Database Downtime: Emerald Journals

Maintenance on Emerald's platform is scheduled to take place on Friday, January 9th, 2015, between 6:00 pm and 10:00 pm. During this maintenance window you will receive a 'connection timeout', or similar message, if you access the website.

Raspberry Pi and Arduino @ the Library

Image from the Raspberry Pi Foundation under a Creative Commons Licence

 

Carleton University Library has five Raspberry Pi and five Arduino development boards available to anyone with a valid Library card. Units can be borrowed for a two week period from the CCS Service Desk in the Discovery Centre on the fourth floor of the Library.

Raspberry Pi model B+ 512MB and 8GB NOOBS edition

See the Notes in the library catalogue for a list of features.

Visit the Raspberry Pi Foundation or the Raspberry Pi community on element14 for more information and downloads.

Arduino Mega 2560

The people at www.arduino.cc describe Arduino as “open-source electronics prototyping platform based on flexible, easy-to-use hardware and software.” Their site has more information and tutorials.

More information

The Library has a variety of related e-books through Safari books online including:

Questions?

Please contact Robert Smith, Library subject specialist for computer science, electronics, systems and computer engineering.

Graduate Student Open Access Award 2014-‘15: Applications now being accepted

Deadline extended to Jan. 23, 2015!

Do you know a graduate student who has recently published in an open access journal? The Graduate Student Open Access Award, sponsored by the Graduate Students’ Association (GSA), MacOdrum Library and the Office of the Vice-President (Research & International), was established to support Carleton University graduate students in publishing research in open access journals. Up to five monetary awards of $1,000 will be distributed.

Any GSA member who has a paper published or accepted (pending minor revisions) in an open access journal can apply. For more information, go to the Graduate Student Open Access Award page (https://www.library.carleton.ca/about/projects/scholarly-communications/open-access/graduate-student-open-access-award) to learn more about deadlines and eligibility requirements.