New Resource: Integrum

May 4, 2022

Integrum is the largest collection of mass media databases of Russia, Ukraine and the countries of ex-USSR covering a wide range of topics.

Integrum contains more than 120,000 titles with 300,000 new articles being added daily. The scope of the databases covers all national and regional newspapers and magazines, statistics, official publications, archives of the leading national and international information agencies, full text of thousands of literary works, dictionaries, and more.


 

Featured Collection: Rare Marginalia (Archives & Special Collections)

May 3, 2022

Marginalia are notes written in the margins, or near the text of a book, by a previous owner or reader. Marginalia can provide interesting insights into the various, often unidentified, people who have come in contact with a particular book. This collection provides a sample of books within Archives and Special Collections with marginalia.


 

New Name for Bibliography of Native North Americans

April 29, 2022

Good news! We subscribe to a database that recently changed its name. Formerly called Bibliography of Native North Americans, it is now changed to Bibliography of Indigenous Peoples in North America.


 

Featured Collection: New Titles

April 11, 2022

Take a look at what new titles have been added to Carleton Library's collection in the past month! Questions or comments? Please contact Collections_Librarians@library.carleton.ca


 

Janes temporarily available only via Databases page (not in Omni)

April 1, 2022

We recently learned that Janes is remodeling their website, and this has caused all Omni links to Janes products (e.g. Defence & Security Module, Janes Magazines, Aircraft Unmanned, etc.) to break. Janes has confirmed that while their website is still running, the new version will not be finalized until the end of May. We do not expect Janes products to be findable in Omni again until sometime at the end of June or mid-July.

In the meantime, all Janes products in Omni have been deactivated. Instead, Janes is available only through its Databases A-Z entry, IHS Janes: Defence & Security Intelligence & Analysis. Please also note that you may still see Janes resources in Omni for the next 24-48 hours while deactivations are processed.


 

New Resource: Black Thought and Culture

March 29, 2022

Thanks to generous financial donations, Carleton Library has recently purchased Black Thought and Culture, comprised of approximately 100,000 pages of non-fiction writings by major American black leaders—teachers, artists, politicians, religious leaders, athletes, war veterans, entertainers, and other figures—covering 250 years of history. In addition to the most familiar works, Black Thought and Culture presents a great deal of previously inaccessible material, including letters, speeches, prefatory essays, political leaflets, interviews, periodicals, and trial transcripts.


 

Cancellation Notice: LearnTechLib

March 25, 2022

Cost of Resource: $1916 USD/year

Reasons for Cancellation:

  • Low usage stats
  • High cost per use
  • Content overlap with other resources

Date Access Will Cease:

March 31, 2022

Alternate Resources:

Deselection or cancellation of resources is an essential component of Carleton University Library’s collection development and management activity, helping to ensure that the overall collection is relevant and useful to Carleton faculty, staff, and students. The Library remains sensitive to the needs of different disciplines. Retention and deselection criteria vary from discipline to discipline and are rooted in the practices and diverse needs of researchers and students.

For print resources, please refer to our Deselection & Relocation Policy

Cancellation of subscriptions to electronic resources will be made based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to:

  • User consultation and feedback
  • Low usage
  • High cost per use
  • Content overlap with other resources
  • Teaching and research needs

 

New Resource: Air and Space Law

March 9, 2022

Because of generous financial donations, Carleton Library has recently purchased Air and Space Law. This is a searchable collection of books, documents, reports, and more on legislation that regulates air and spaceflight. It is searchable within HeinOnline.


 

Print serials, government documents, and microfilm temporarily unavailable for browsing

March 4, 2022

Due to the work being done to support the current collection move in the Library, the back of Level 1 has been temporarily closed off and cannot be accessed. As a result, the books, print serials, government documents, and microfilm located in this area are currently unavailable for browsing.

However, if you need to access these items, we can still get them for you!

If you need to access any books or graphic novels from this section, please look up the item in Omni and choose Request physical item pick-up or mail delivery. We will retrieve the item for you and let you know when it is ready for you to pick up. Note: You will need to sign in to Omni to see the request option.

If you need to access any print serials (journals) from this section, please request the article or volume through Omni, where you can request either a digital copy of the article you are looking for or request the print copy from another library.

If you need to access any of our government documents, please speak to someone at the Services Desk or contact Library Services (see below) so that we can retrieve the material for you. Usually we will be able to retrieve an item for you while you wait. However, problematic requests or requests for multiple items may require more time. Whenever possible we recommend that you contact Library Services in advance with your request so that we can have the item or items ready for you when you visit. Remember that in general government documents cannot be borrowed and must be consulted in the Library.

If you need to access the microfilm or microfiche, please speak to someone at the Services Desk or if possible contact Library Services prior to your visit. We will retrieve the material you are interested in and show you where you can view the material.

We expect work will continue on these collections for at least the next few months. We will be trying to restore access for browsing these collections as soon as we can.

If you have any questions or would like help accessing these materials, please contact Library Services at Library.Services@carleton.ca or call 613-520-2600 x2734.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Last Updated: Monday, March 21, 2022


 

Upcoming collection moves

February 3, 2022

In order to accommodate an upcoming expansion of student space on Level 4, the Library will be carrying out a large-scale reorganization of the materials in the building.

All books on Level 4 will be moved to other locations in the Library building.

To make space for this we will be moving a number of print serials (journals) from compact shelving on Level 1 to our storage facility located on campus. Most of these serials are available online. In addition, items moved to storage may be retrieved and scanned on demand.

We will also take the opportunity to reorganize certain parts of the collection to improve access under LC classification when possible, making it easier to locate print books and other materials in the Library.

We will continue to provide updates on these collection moves over the course of the project.

If you have any questions, please contact us at Collections_Librarians@library.carleton.ca.