Library News: 2020

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!