OECD iLibrary workshop

Permalink 09/22/14 09:22 , Categories: Uncategorized

Friday September 26th, 2014
Rm 130, McPherson Library / Mearns Centre for Learning
University of Victoria

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Come hear about the OECD and the work it does.
•Delve into OECD reports and data
•Explore OECD iLibrary and OECD.Stat
•Learn how to manage search results
•Customize and export OECD time series data
•Browse content by country and/or themes.

Time will be provided for questions throughout the workshop.

About the OECD:
The OECD provides a forum in which governments work together to share experiences and seek solutions to common problems. Today, 34 OECD member countries worldwide regularly turn to one another to identify problems, discuss and analyze them, and promote policies to solve them. It is one of the largest Economics publishers in the world.
About the presenter:

Kathleen DeBoer is the Deputy Head of the OECD Washington Center and an Adjunct Professor at The George Washington University. She holds a BA in Economics from Harvard University. Before joining the OECD in 2006 she lived and taught in the People’s Republic of China for five years. Prior to that she worked in the publishing industry for over 25 years. She serves on the governing board of the National Economists Club and is the president of the Washington Publishers.

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Personal Librarian Program set to launch

Permalink 09/12/14 13:26 , Categories: Uncategorized

UVic Libraries' Personal Librarian Program has launched!

Between September 16th and 18th, first year students at UVic received their first email from their Personal Librarian at UVic Libraries. During the semester, these students will continue to receive emails from their personal librarians about the library as well as reminders about extended library hours during reading break and final exams. Personal Librarians can answer students' questions and refer students to other services in the library.

For more information or to find your Personal Librarian, please see the Personal Librarian Program webpage.

New exhibit: Money, Sovereignty and Power: The Paper Currency of Revolutionary Ukraine, 1917-1920

Permalink 08/21/14 14:18 , Categories: Uncategorized

Legacy Maltwood (at the Mearns Centre – McPherson Library)
August 22, 2014 to November 3, 2014

This exhibit explores the issue of Ukrainian sovereignty and the efforts at symbolic representation on paper notes produced by the various governments of Ukraine during the revolutionary period, 1917-1920.

Curated by Professor Bohdan Kordan (Director, Prairie Centre for the Study of Ukrainian Heritage, St. Thomas More College, University of Saskatchewan) and with the support of the Department of Slavic Studies.

Appointment of Heather Dean, Associate Director of Special Collections

Permalink 08/06/14 16:21 , Categories: Uncategorized

UVic Libraries is pleased to announce the appointment of Heather Dean, Associate Director of Special Collections. Ms. Dean's appointment commenced August 1st, 2014. She received her Master of Archival Studies and Master of Library and Information Studies degrees from the University of British Columbia, and a Master of Arts in English Literature from the University of Victoria. She comes to UVic from Yale University's Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library. Her responsibilities include management of our private fonds and collections, and rare print holdings. Welcome Heather!

Enhanced Summon 2.0 search box launches July 22

Permalink 07/08/14 11:53 , Categories: Uncategorized

On July 22 UVic Libraries will launch Summon 2.0, the single unified search box that helps you discover relevant information on any topic from our collection of books, journals, newspaper articles, e-books, videos, maps, music scores and more.

The Summon search everything box is in the same location on the homepage—simply starting a search will take you to the enhanced Summon 2.0 interface.

Of course, all the familiar features of Summon will still be there, happy researching! Contact your subject librarian if you have questions about the enhanced version of Summon.

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