Library Blog

    New Database: Independent Voices

    Posted by: Mikayla Redden on 2017-03-07 Blog Tags: collections | collection development
    Source: The BAD Times (1971), Black Americans for Democracy, University of Arkansas via Independent Voices Library users now have access to Independent Voices; a digital collection of alternative press newspapers, magazines, and journals, drawn from special collections of participating libraries. The content was produced by feminists, dissident…
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    Check to see if LI5002 is available

    Posted by: Karen Keiller on 2017-03-01 Blog Tags: LI5002
    Before you take a trip up to the 5th floor of Chancellor Paterson you can check the calendar to see if the room is available.
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    Books to be Weeded (HA and HB)

    Posted by: Karen Keiller on 2017-02-09 Blog Tags: Weeding Project | statistics | economic theory
    Continuing with the weeding project, attached are lists with books identified for weeding. They are in the HAs (Statistics) and HBs (Economic Theory). The list has been approved by the relevant library representative. If you have any concerns please contact Karen Keiller (
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    Open Textbooks

    Posted by: Karen Keiller on 2016-10-24 Blog Tags: open | OER | Open Access Week | open textooks
    This week is Open Access Week. The theme this year is “Open in Action”. The theme challenges all of us to reflect on what we are doing to make sure our scholarly work is available to the world, without barriers, costs or restrictions. As a library we support open access by maintaining the Lakehead University Knowledge Commons and supporting…
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    New Trial - Drama Online!

    Posted by: Tomasini Chris on 2016-10-18 Blog Tags: videos | trial
    We now have a trial of Drama Online. Drama Online is a complete digital library of the most studied, performed and critically acclaimed plays from the last 2500 years. Visit Drama Online to explore 1700 playtexts, and 350 audio plays; stream video content of filmed productions. The trial will expire on Dec. 12, 2016.
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    Journal Cancellations

    Posted by: Karen Keiller on 2016-10-11 Blog Tags: journal cancellations | budget reductions
    After consultation with faculty-library representatives, we have identified 46 journal titles for cancellations, estimated to save the library over $30,000 in the 2016/17 fiscal year. List of cancellation candidates (need LU login to view) If you have any concerns with the cancellations please contact: Karen Keiller Univeristy Librarian…
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    Archives Hours for Fall

    Posted by: Sara Janes on 2016-09-15 Blog Tags: archives
    Starting this fall, the Archives will be open for regular drop-in hours, where no appointment is needed to visit the collections. You can visit us on the 5th floor of the Chancellor Paterson Library on Tuesdays 10-noon, Wednesdays 2-4pm, and Thursdays 1-4pm. Access to the Archives at other times will be by appointment. Over the summer, we've…
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    Database and Journal Reductions 2016 Discussion Document

    Posted by: Karen Keiller on 2016-09-13 Blog Tags: journal cancellations | database cancellations | collections budget

    With the impact of the Canadian exchange rate and inflationary pressures the Library needs to make a reduction in our spending for collections of approximately $190,000. We have decided to target databases and individual journal subscriptions and to protect the budget for print monographs in 2016/17. 

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    Library Services & Starting Points for Education AQ ABQ HSQ & PQP Students

    Posted by: Gisella Scalese on 2016-05-11 Blog Tags: Education Library
    The Libraries at Lakehead University provide Lakehead’s Faculty of Education AQ, ABQ, HSQ and PQP students with the following resources and services: The Education Library website offers starting points for your library research in Education and provides information on library hours. Best Bets for finding Education journal articles:…
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    New Makerspace Kits at the Education Library

    Posted by: Gisella Scalese on 2016-05-10 Blog Tags: Education Library
    Thinking of starting a Makerspace? Want to try a selection of Makerspace kits? Here's your chance -- the Education Library now offers Makerspace kits for loan. Some of the kits available are: Electronic Snap Circuits; littleBits; Makey Makey Standard Kit and the Arduino Starter Kit. Also available for loan are building blocks; K'Nex and…
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