The Library is one of 47 Canadian university libraries supporting the Héritage project, a 10-year initiative from Canadiana.org and Library and Archives Canada (LAC) to digitize and make accessible online Canadian archival collections. The collection being digitized is intended to chronicle the country and its people from the 1600s to the mid-1900s and will be of great interest to Canadian historians, students and genealogists.
When asked the question, “how do you migrate the Library’s 13,000-page website to the University’s web content management system (WCMS)?” Sarah Forgrave answers with a chuckle, “You don’t - you build an entirely new one."
If you’re like me, you LOVE books. Over the years I have browsed many a bookshop, jotting down names of books on scraps of paper, sent titles via emails to myself or quickly typed the title into a note on my phone. Over time, it became clear that this was not a useful system as often times I’ve found these scraps of paper shredded upon pulling clothes out of the dryer.
Registration is now open for the Library’s winter research skills workshops. The Library is offering fourteen workshops this winter, on topics ranging from research competencies to mapping with Esri ArcGIS Desktop 10.2.