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Digital mapping uncovers hidden histories

Digital mapping uncovers hidden histories

Researchers at the Huron Community History Centre and Western Libraries are uncovering hidden histories of area communities with a digital mapping project that shares places and the past.

Archives preserving local pandemic memories

Archives preserving local pandemic memories

Western Libraries is gathering up memories and moments of the local community in a new project, ‘COVID-19 in London, Ontario: Capturing the local experience.’

‘Loyalist’ project teams up to map history

‘Loyalist’ project teams up to map history

Travel back in time and across an ocean with the Loyalist Migrations mapping project, a joint research venture showcasing the power of geographic information systems (GIS) to communicate humanity’s “vastly complex history.”

Read. Watch. Listen. with Liz Sutherland

Read. Watch. Listen. with Liz Sutherland

Take your mind off work, school, life and all the messy stuff in between when GIS Technical Specialist Liz Sutherland takes a turn on Read. Watch. Listen.

Photo collection offers bird’s-eye view of past

Photo collection offers bird’s-eye view of past

Most of the time, it is easy to forget that London didn’t always look the way it does now. Now, an online app spanning the past 100 years of aerial photography in London is helping us remember.

Black history’s Great Lakes connections on display

Black history’s Great Lakes connections on display

The slave life of the boy who renamed himself Jermain Wesley Loguen was filled with deprivation and abuse. His escape to Canada was equally harrowing. His hopes for finding a new life here – in what he’d believed would be freedom’s promised land – were thwarted by a society determined to keep him from success.

Exhibit revives memories of family, music and war

Exhibit revives memories of family, music and war

They were two of Austria’s brightest lights, the toast of Europe’s classical musical scene. But as war thrummed its ominous beat through Europe, neither their achievements nor their acclaim – nor even their very humanity – were enough to prevail against Nazi Germany’s plans to remove Jews from the planet.

Getting schooled on knowledge exchange

Getting schooled on knowledge exchange

Western faculty, postdocs and other researchers are heading to class next week to better understand how they can get their ideas “out into the world” and into the hands of those who need it most.

Off-site book storage on temporary hold

Off-site book storage on temporary hold

The move of some materials at The D.B. Weldon Library to a storage and retrieval facility is on hold, following concerns from faculty members, President Alan Shepard told members of the Board of Governors Thursday.

Awards honour excellence among us

Awards honour excellence among us

Demonstrating dedication from faculties to research, from libraries to technology, presented here are winners of the 2019 Western Awards of Excellence, the highest honour for staff member achievement.

One-of-a-kind notebook off to Australian exhibit

One-of-a-kind notebook off to Australian exhibit

After calling Western home for almost a century, a one-of-a-kind notebook that includes the earliest known records of endangered Australian Aboriginal languages has journeyed half a world away to join in a revival of that country’s Aboriginal identity.

Famed French author finds new life online

Famed French author finds new life online

Geneviève de Viveiros never expected 21st-Century tools to lend such important insights into a 19th-Century mind. Then again, who knew a popular video website that gave the world Justin Bieber, Gangnam Style and Grumpy Cat could also augment our understanding into French novelist Émile Zola?

Selections that swing for the fences

Selections that swing for the fences

It’s root, root for the home team, if they don’t win it’s a shame when Collections and Content Strategies librarian Elizabeth Mantz takes her turn on Read. Watch. Listen.

Opening your eyes, ears to possibilities

Opening your eyes, ears to possibilities

Of course you are going to be wowed by the amazing sights and sounds at your fingertips that you never knew existed when Joanne Paterson, Head, Research & Scholarly Communication, Western Libraries, takes a turn on Read. Watch. Listen.

Taking you to Hellboy and back

Taking you to Hellboy and back

Buy your ticket and come ride an amazing, thunderstruck rockabilly rocketship to Hellboy and back when Dan Sich, Teaching and Learning Librarian, E-Learning, at Western Libraries takes a turn on Read. Watch. Listen.