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Librarian uncovers historic files using ‘digital forensics’

Librarian uncovers historic files using ‘digital forensics’

Vincent Gray has more than 100 early 80s-era floppy discs and a hefty, mustard yellow, Back to the Future-looking laptop tucked away in his office. There’s a wealth of information stored on the dated hardware – detailed logs of 13th and 14th century agrarian practices...

London, Western communities partner on reading initiative

With walking tours, trivia nights, food tasting events and art programming, this goes beyond your average book club experience. Aiming to engage readers from all corners of the city, while celebrating Canada’s sesquicentennial, the London Public Library (LPL) recently...

Confederation-era stories on display

Confederation-era stories on display

Canada’s stories are what define the country - its history and diversity. Now, thanks to the Archives of Ontario, Western students, faculty and staff can explore the stories of a handful of families from Canada’s confederation era through a travelling exhibit hosted...

Copyright awareness needed ahead of review

Tom Adam wants you to understand, use and advocate for copyright in the academic setting. With Fair Dealing Week (Feb. 20-24) just behind us, and a a statutory review of the Canadian Copyright Act coming this fall, it’s critical to remember the importance and the...

Professor bridges gap in elite collection

Professor bridges gap in elite collection

Thanks to James Good, one of 33 known copies of William Wordsworth’s An Evening Walk – the first published collection of the famed poet’s works – now resides at Western.

Taylor Library celebrates a quarter century

Taylor Library celebrates a quarter century

On Monday, the Allyn and Betty Taylor Library celebrated its 25th anniversary. Over the past five years, collaboration among faculty, students, donors and librarians has resulted in new updates to the library, located in the Natural Science Building, that are more...

Novel look into role of academic libraries

Novel look into role of academic libraries

There are works of literature whose impact on culture echoes for centuries. But that echo might not exist, were it not for the academic library and its role in preserving culture, said Kristin Hoffmann. “What once happened still influences us; it still has an effect...

Awards of Excellence celebrate our own

Awards of Excellence celebrate our own

The Western Award of Excellence has welcomed six more individuals and one team to Western’s highest level of recognition for staff members.

Gift builds ‘bridge’ to the future

Gift builds ‘bridge’ to the future

Joyce Garnett believes change is good. Now, thanks to a $1-million legacy gift to establish the Joyce C. Garnett Innovation Fund, the University Librarian Emeritus will inspire future development and growth in Western Libraries. Serving as University Librarian from...

Walk promotes hope, research with each step

Walk promotes hope, research with each step

ALS is a thief. It takes lives every day – whomever, whenever and wherever it wants. Western Libraries archivist Anne Daniel knows all too well the pain it brings.

Western to invade London Comic Con 2016

Western to invade London Comic Con 2016

Rare and valuable selections from the Dr. Eddy Smet Comic Book Collection at Western University Archives will be showcased next month at London Comic Con. The pop culture event runs from Sept. 23-25 at the Western Fair District Progress Building in London. Smet, an...

Zimmerman solo exhibition opens

Six Pair of Pairs: Photos from 2011 to 2015, the debut photo exhibition of Walter Zimmerman, MLS’71, Librarian Emeritus, Western Libraries, runs through April 30 in the Spencer Gallery of The D.B. Weldon Library. Zimmerman has been taking photos seriously since 1964....

GRC joins global privacy network

GRC joins global privacy network

Even if you have nothing to hide, Sarah Roberts believes everyone has a right to use the Internet without being concerned about over-reaching governments, censorship or companies mining data on your search history. To get around the threat of digital surveillance,...

Copyright education process continues for Adam

Copyright education process continues for Adam

“To be or not to be, that is the question.” For Tom Adam, whether a famous soliloquy such as this is safe to include in a Western course booklet raises even more questions. As Western’s Copyright Librarian, Adam lives and breathes the nuances of the Canadian Copyright...

‘Embedded librarian’ lends a hand to learning

‘Embedded librarian’ lends a hand to learning

When Bill Irwin originally created the syllabus for his Evidence-Based Management class, he didn’t anticipate needing assistance in the classroom. “It’s a resource-intensive course and it’s a little different than some other MOS (Management and Organizational Studies)...

Weak dollar forcing library cuts

Weak dollar forcing library cuts

The value of the Canadian dollar, and the collection of an academic library, on this side of the border, go hand in hand. That is to say, as the Canadian dollar falls, so do new purchases and serial subscriptions for Western Libraries. This was the message Catherine...

Collector brings  Western Archives  into the Golden Age

Collector brings Western Archives into the Golden Age

Over the years, Eddy Smet’s comic book collection grew so fast, he couldn’t keep up with it. Of the thousands he once owned, he’s only read a small portion. “I had my first comic book collection when I was a young boy in the mid-1950s. I don’t know how many I had, but...

Music Librarian’s life celebrated in song

Family and friends of former Western staff member Jane Baldwin will celebrate her life this weekend in the best way possible – through music. Baldwin began her career at Western Libraries as a cataloguer in the Music Library, then became the Music Reference Librarian....

Meadows wins Knapper Volunteer Award

Ken Meadows, Western Teaching and Learning Services, has been named the winner of the 2015 Christopher Knapper Outstanding Volunteer Award, the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (STLHE) announced Tuesday. The award recognizes society members who...