Another Book Added to The Collection of McGill Authors!

On the behalf of the McGill community, we would like to give a huge congratulations to our very own Svetlana Kochkina on one of her recent successes. Head of Lending and Access Services at the Humanities and Social Sciences Library, Svetlana recently published a book based on her dissertation from her PhD here at McGill!

The book, titled “Frances Burney’s “Evelina” : The Book, its History, and its Paratext,” traces the publication history of Burney’s novel from 1778. The book is available for purchase online, as well as through the library as an ebook and print book.

Congratulations once again to Svetlana, a fantastic representation of the talented authors we have within the McGill community!

New! Zeutschel Zeta Overhead Scanner in McLennan

By Scott Goldstein and Joel Natanblut

Starting in June 2023, the McGill Library is piloting a new overhead scanner called the Zeutschel Zeta, currently available on the first floor of McLennan near the uPrint machines. In addition to incredibly high-quality scans, the Zeutschel Zeta has great features, including the ability to automatically remove fingers captured during the scanning process, auto-crop or manual crop functions, removing/ reorganizing scanned pages and output to JPG/ TIFF/ PDF with automatic OCR text recognition in numerous languages, and more.

The Zeta overhead scanner is a large machine sitting on a desk with an open book sitting on top of the scanner. Beside the machine is a digital image of the book being scanned.

No need to bring a flash drive as scans can be emailed to any email address you designate or uploaded to Dropbox.

Try it out and let us know what you think! Submit feedback using this online form: Thank you.

New Interactive Signage at HSSL!

This fall, when new students arrive at the Humanities and Social Sciences Library for the first time, they will be greeted by new interactive signage made possible by the Arts Undergraduate Society (AUS). This new system will help them get from A to B more quickly and to feel right at home in Library spaces.

The project includes wayfinding for 40+ locations across the McLennan-Redpath Complex. Also included is integrated Waitz data for each floor, letting users know the busyness of study spaces in advancecall number ranges by floor, isometric-designed floorplans; and quick navigation to washrooms, copiers, the service desk, and cafeteria.

Thank you, AUS, for improving the student experience and for your continued support of the Library!