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    Open Library of the Humanities (OLH)

    October 25th, 2018

    McGill Library is now a supporting member of the Open Library of the Humanities (OLH).

    The Open Library of Humanities is an academic-led, gold open-access publisher. With funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, OLH covers its costs by payments from an international library consortium, rather than any kind of author fee.  McGill’s support means journals such as GlossaArchitectural HistoriesDigital Medievalist among others can publish open access without charging any author fees.

    Authors who publish in OLH journal retain their article copyright and have the rights to link, share and disseminate published article copies freely.

    For more information, contact the Library’s Scholarly Communications Librarian, Jessica Lange  ( or 514-398-2895).



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    Open Access Exhibition by Microfiches

    October 24th, 2018

    This week, October 22 to 28, the McGill Library is celebrating Open Access Week. On view now in the Redpath Library building is a bilingual exhibition created by Microfiches.  The twelve exhibition posters explain key open access concepts. The texts were written by renowned scholarly communications specialists and visually interpreted by an artist.


    This evening, October 24, join us at the Schulich Library for a Vernissage for the exhibition and meet members of the creative team behind this project. (Event details)

    Exhibition creators 

    Marc Larivière is an illustrator, animator and game designer. He co-founded Supersymétrie, a graphic design studio in Montreal.

    Olivier Charbonneau is a librarian at Concordia University. He received his doctorate in Law, specializing in copyright. He has been engaging with the library culture and milieu since the last millennium.

    Vincent Larivière is a professor at the École de bibliothéconomie et des sciences de l’information de l’Université de Montréal, where he and his team are interested in exploring the modes of research & knowledge dissemination in the digital age.

    This exhibition is organized in conjunction with la bibliothèque de l’École de technologie supérieure.

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    A new SSMU touch table

    May 1st, 2018

    Did you notice the large touch table in the Redpath Library building this past term? It’s really a giant ipad on wheels! This touch table was funded by the SSMU Library Improvement Fund and we have been having fun creating experiences to share with you.

    The first was an update of all of the projects that the SSMU LIF has funded in the Library over the past two years.

    The experiences are created using licensed software called IntuiFace. As its name suggests the software is very intuitive and allows us to easily create interactive displays. Our second experience showcased four resources in one:

    • a virtual whiteboard,
    • the Library’s PressReader database (daily international newspapers),
    • virtual Library floor plans,
    • feedback from you.

    We have been working on the summer experience, soon to be live in the Redpath Library building once exams have finished. It will showcase summer travel videos and SSMU’s instagram feed.

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