New online: The Civilian : a fortnightly journal devoted to the interests of the Civil Service of Canada.

141 issues of the The Civilian : a fortnightly journal devoted to the interests of the Civil Service of Canada from March 1913 to November 1920 are now available through our library catalogue and the internet archive.

From the cataloguing notes: The postal journal, for a time numbered separately, appeared as part of the Civilian. It was “edited under the auspices of the Postal Clerks’ Association of the Dominion of Canada”. Latterly it was superseded by a column entitled “Postal notes.” Official publication of the Civil Service Federation of Canada, 1917-July 1920; of the Associated Federal Employees of Ottawa, Aug. 1920-1921. Established and edited by Frank Grierson, May 1908-Mar. 1920.

The Civilian : a fortnightly journal devoted to the interests of the Civil Service of Canada. v.7:no.6(1914:Jul.10)

The Civilian : a fortnightly journal devoted to the interests of the Civil Service of Canada. v.7:no.6(1914:Jul.10)

 

The Civilian : a fortnightly journal devoted to the interests of the Civil Service of Canada. v.9:no.16(1916:Nov.24)

The Civilian : a fortnightly journal devoted to the interests of the Civil Service of Canada. v.9:no.16(1916:Nov.24)

The Civilian : a fortnightly journal devoted to the interests of the Civil Service of Canada. v.13:no.4(1920:Mar)

The Civilian : a fortnightly journal devoted to the interests of the Civil Service of Canada. v.13:no.4(1920:Mar)

Colour our collections (again)!

#ColorOurCollections / #ColourOurCollections week is back from February 6 to 10, 2017! We had so much fun with this campaign last year we couldn’t wait to put out some new pages.

McGill #ColourOutCollections

McGill #ColourOurCollections

This year we’ve created three pages for you to download and colour.

  1. Partie orientale du Canada ou de la Nouvelle France by Vincenzo Coronelli. (1689)
  2. Vedute di Roma by Giovanni Battista Piranesi (1769?)
  3. Library of McGill University bookplate. The Wood Library of Ornithology. (1921)

When you’ve finished your masterpiece we encourage you to share them on social media using the event hashtag #ColorOurCollections or tag us on twitter @McGillLib. It’s been fun seeing what everyone comes up with!

#ColorOurCollections was a campaign spearheaded last year by by the New York Academy of Medicine (NYAM), the New York Public Library (NYPL), the Smithsonian Libraries and the Biodiversity Heritage Library.

 

Over 13,500 digitized books added to the Internet Archive

McGill University Library has recently attained an important milestone: Over the course of the past 6 months, over 13,500 digitized books have been uploaded to the Internet Archive (IA). With over 8,000,000 fully accessible eBooks and texts, the Internet Archive has become the foremost resource for accessing digitized material. IA’s close collaboration with over 1,100 Library institutions enables the collection to be available to a vast network of researchers. Furthermore, the Internet Archive allows our collection to be harvested into HathiTrust, a digital partnership between major research institutions and libraries.

The McGill University Library Internet Archive collection consists of digitized materials from different branches of the McGill Library, ranging from Rare Books and Special collections to notable collections such as Chapbooks and the McGill Student Publications. Our digital collection is growing steadily every week. Because most of the digitized items originated as patron digitization requests, the focus of our online collection is curated around user centric needs. Our collection can be searched and browsed using a variety of topics and categories. Below is a screenshot of our Internet Archive Library home page.

The McGill University Library Internet Archive collection

The McGill University Library Internet Archive collection

Books uploaded to the Internet Archive are full-text searchable and can be read online with the Internet Archive’s built-in book reader or downloaded as a PDF. IA also provides mobile device-friendly formats including EPUB and Kindle. Below is an example of a book as viewed from the built-in Internet Archive book reader.

The Marquis of Carabas' picture book : containing Puss in Boots, Old Mother Hubbard, Valentine and Orson, the absurd ABC

Example of a book as viewed from the built-in Internet Archive book reader. https://archive.org/details/McGillLibrary-104381-365

This initiative could not have been done without the help and support of Sarah Severson, Megan Chellew, Dan Romano and Elizabeth Thomson. A special thanks to Elizabeth who worked diligently to create the necessary tools to batch load digitized material and records into IA and HathiTrust.

You can find newly digitized McGill materials by clicking on this RSS feed link or visiting the McGill University Library Internet Archive page.

New online: McGill (University) Gazette 1874-1890

We’ve added 107 full colour issues of the McGill (University) Gazette. This semi-monthly is currently our oldest serial in our student publications digital collection.

Published by the undergraduates of McGill University the Gazette requested contributions of tales, essays, and all suitable literary matter from University men and cost 1$ for a subscription. Our archival run starts with Vol. 1 No. 4 which was published on January 1st 1874.

Front page of the University Gazette Vol. 01 No. 04: January 1, 1874

Front page of the University Gazette Vol. 01 No. 04: January 1, 1874

All of our student publications uploaded to the Internet Archive are also full text searchable.

Searching for text inside the pages of the University Gazette Vol. 01 No. 04: January 1, 1874

Searching for text inside the pages of the University Gazette Vol. 01 No. 04: January 1, 1874

Learn more about what was happening in the past on campus by searching through our Student Publications digital collection that includes over 9,800 issues spanning the history of McGill from 1874 to 2001.

On this day: October 11, 1911

McGill University well represented on Canada’s new cabinet. Out of fourteen ministers Premier Borden selects eleven graduates. Click the front page to read more from the McGill Daily October 11th issue.

Front page of The McGill Daily Vol. 01 No. 6: October 11, 1911

Front page of The McGill Daily Vol. 01 No. 6: October 11, 1911

Learn more about what was happening in the past on campus by searching through our Student Publications digital collection that includes over 9,800 issues spanning the history of McGill from 1875 to 2001.

On this day: September 29, 1898

On this day in 1898 the McGill Outlook published it’s inaugural issue and “makes its initial bow to the student public”. The McGill Outlook (1898-1907) was a weekly student newspaper that followed after the ending of the  McGill Fortnightly (1892-1896) publications.

McGill Outlook Vol. 01 No. 01: September 29, 1898

First issue of the McGill Outlook Vol. 01 No. 01: September 29, 1898

Learn more about what was happening in the past on campus by searching through our Student Publications digital collection that includes over 9,700 issues spanning the history of McGill students writing from 1875-2001 from the McGill University Archives.

New online: 46 issues of the McGill Fortnightly

The McGill Fortnightly, ‘A Fortnightly Journal of Literature, University Thought and Events.”–V. 1, no. 3., was bi-monthly published by students between 1892-1898 and the indirect successor to the McGill University Gazette. We digitized all 46 issues including the covers and advertisements in the McGill University Archives but there are gaps in the collection covering the later years. These issues are a part of our larger McGill Student Publication collection. 

McGill Fortnightly Vol. 01 No. 01: October 27, 1892

McGill Fortnightly Vol. 01 No. 01: October 27, 1892

Cover of McGill Fortnightly Vol. 01 No. 03: November 24, 1892

Cover of McGill Fortnightly Vol. 01 No. 03: November 24, 1892

McGill Fortnightly collection

McGill Fortnightly collectionMcGill Fortnightly

New online: 113 issues of the McGill Outlook (1898-1907)

New to our Student Publication collection on the Internet Archive is 113 full colour issues of the McGill Outlook. This student publication was the successor of the Fortnightly (1892-1898) and appeared everything Thursday of the collegial year from 1898-1907. Issues includes reports from various student societies, class reports and advertising matter.

Front page of McGill Outlook Vol. 01 No. 01: September 29, 1898

Front page of McGill Outlook Vol. 01 No. 01: September 29, 1898

McGill Outlook collection of 113 issues.

McGill Outlook collection of 113 issues.

 

New McGill Student Publications collection up at the Internet Archive

It begins!

Last winter we were able to digitize over 50 rolls of microfilm containing over 9,000 issues of the McGill Daily. Starting with their very first issue from October 2nd, 1911 we are going to be spending the summer uploading just over 9,000 issues dating to 2001 to our new Internet Archive collection of McGill Student Publications. Check back often during the summer as we’ll be uploading a few hundred issues each day.

The McGill Daily Vol. 01 No. 001: October 2, 1911

The McGill Daily Vol. 01 No. 001: October 2, 1911 was a little worse for wear when it was microfilmed but it is still searchable.

This project is part of larger project to showcase the unique material that has been published by McGill students. When we have finished all of the issues of the McGill Daily we’ll start uploading the predecessors publications that date back to 1873 from our archives including McGill (University) Gazette (1873-1890), the McGill Fortnightly (1892-1898), the McGill Outlook (1898-1907) and the (McGill) Martlet (1908-1911). We also plan on adding the already digitized McGilliad (1930-1931) and the McGill Fortnightly Review (1925-1926).

McGill Student Publications collection

McGill Student Publications collection https://archive.org/details/mcgilluniversitystudentpublications

1954 – 1968 The failt-ye times : the voice of Macdonald College

If you are curious about what student life was like on McGill’s Macdonald Campus back in the 1950s and 60s we’ve got 222 issues of The failt-ye times online.

Failt-ye times in the Internet Archive

You can consult the original papers at the Macdonald Campus library on level one during regular library hours.