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Western Libraries casting a wide net for new plan

Western Libraries casting a wide net for new plan

The makeover is just beginning for Western Libraries. When Catherine Steeves took up the post of vice provost and chief librarian last fall, she knew a strategic-planning process was on the horizon. “My vision is to position Western Libraries as a catalyst for success...

Visiting professor hopes to continue connections

Visiting professor hopes to continue connections

Stefan Creuzberger is not only a believer in the power of international academic connections – he is a proud example of it. Creuzberger, a Contemporary History professor at the University of Rostock (Germany), visited Western last week as part of a week-long academic...

Libraries find million ways to educate the world

Libraries find million ways to educate the world

Western Libraries hit a big milestone at the beginning of the New Year, with the one-millionth download from the Electronic Thesis and Dissertation (ETD) hub of the Scholarship@Western repository. The ETD was designed to provide a free, open-access way for people...

Exhibition marks alumnus’ 40th anniversary

Exhibition marks alumnus’ 40th anniversary

Don’t expect John Schweitzer to get teary at the thought of yesterday. “I detest nostalgia. I never look back,” he said with a laugh from his Montreal home this week. “You will not see me ruminating through photo albums, saying, ‘Oh look at me, I had lots of hair.’’...

Steeves positioning libraries as a ‘catalyst for success’

Steeves positioning libraries as a ‘catalyst for success’

When Catherine Steeves first walked through the doors of an academic library as an employee, the institution was at the cusp of great change. That was almost 20 years ago and, since then, there has been a shift from the tradition of print to an electronic mode of...

‘Beautiful’ work turns the pages of the past

‘Beautiful’ work turns the pages of the past

At first glance, it looks more like something you might rest your feet on rather than read. But at more than 3-inches thick, and a good 20-inches high and 12-inches wide, the Decretalium libri V. Gregorii Papae cum ordinaria glossa Berhardt is one of the gems of...

Western addressing copyright in shifting national landscape

Western addressing copyright in shifting national landscape

When Western, along with the University of Toronto, severed ties with Access Copyright, a not-for-profit organization representing copyright owners, the move to overhaul the university’s copyright policy on its own was decried by some and cheered by others, although...

Map and Data Centre charts new course for Western Libraries

Map and Data Centre charts new course for Western Libraries

The Western Libraries story started a new chapter this week as the official opening of the new Map and Data Centre in the revamped lower level of the D.B. Weldon Library was celebrated by the Western community. The new space, bright, airy, accessible and open has been...

Meet the Beatles … all over again

Attention Beatles fans: To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Beatles’ appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show this year, The D.B. Weldon Library is showcasing a Beatlemania display in five cabinets on its main floor.

Wilkins: Libraries looking beyond the book

Wilkins: Libraries looking beyond the book

Western Libraries is hosting Workshop for Instruction in Library Use (WILU) 2014, Canada’s major information literacy conference. The theme, ‘e-magine’ the Possibilities, recognizes information literacy is continually evolving.

Western Libraries casting a wide net for new plan

Western Libraries casting a wide net for new plan

The makeover is just beginning for Western Libraries. When Catherine Steeves took up the post of vice provost and chief librarian last fall, she knew a strategic-planning process was on the horizon. “My vision is to position Western Libraries as a catalyst for success...

Visiting professor hopes to continue connections

Visiting professor hopes to continue connections

Stefan Creuzberger is not only a believer in the power of international academic connections – he is a proud example of it. Creuzberger, a Contemporary History professor at the University of Rostock (Germany), visited Western last week as part of a week-long academic...

Libraries find million ways to educate the world

Libraries find million ways to educate the world

Western Libraries hit a big milestone at the beginning of the New Year, with the one-millionth download from the Electronic Thesis and Dissertation (ETD) hub of the Scholarship@Western repository. The ETD was designed to provide a free, open-access way for people...

Exhibition marks alumnus’ 40th anniversary

Exhibition marks alumnus’ 40th anniversary

Don’t expect John Schweitzer to get teary at the thought of yesterday. “I detest nostalgia. I never look back,” he said with a laugh from his Montreal home this week. “You will not see me ruminating through photo albums, saying, ‘Oh look at me, I had lots of hair.’’...

Steeves positioning libraries as a ‘catalyst for success’

Steeves positioning libraries as a ‘catalyst for success’

When Catherine Steeves first walked through the doors of an academic library as an employee, the institution was at the cusp of great change. That was almost 20 years ago and, since then, there has been a shift from the tradition of print to an electronic mode of...

‘Beautiful’ work turns the pages of the past

‘Beautiful’ work turns the pages of the past

At first glance, it looks more like something you might rest your feet on rather than read. But at more than 3-inches thick, and a good 20-inches high and 12-inches wide, the Decretalium libri V. Gregorii Papae cum ordinaria glossa Berhardt is one of the gems of...

Western addressing copyright in shifting national landscape

Western addressing copyright in shifting national landscape

When Western, along with the University of Toronto, severed ties with Access Copyright, a not-for-profit organization representing copyright owners, the move to overhaul the university’s copyright policy on its own was decried by some and cheered by others, although...

Map and Data Centre charts new course for Western Libraries

Map and Data Centre charts new course for Western Libraries

The Western Libraries story started a new chapter this week as the official opening of the new Map and Data Centre in the revamped lower level of the D.B. Weldon Library was celebrated by the Western community. The new space, bright, airy, accessible and open has been...

Meet the Beatles … all over again

Attention Beatles fans: To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Beatles’ appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show this year, The D.B. Weldon Library is showcasing a Beatlemania display in five cabinets on its main floor.

Wilkins: Libraries looking beyond the book

Wilkins: Libraries looking beyond the book

Western Libraries is hosting Workshop for Instruction in Library Use (WILU) 2014, Canada’s major information literacy conference. The theme, ‘e-magine’ the Possibilities, recognizes information literacy is continually evolving.