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.

Visualizing impact @ UVicSpace

Permalink 06/19/14 10:38 , Categories: Uncategorized

UVicSpace preserves and provides online access to a wide range of UVic scholarship. In order to demonstrate its impact, we've launched a new, locally-developed feature that shows real-time activity across the globe. Every time a user downloads a document from UVicSpace, a pin drops on the map, helping to visualize the impact our scholarship is making around the world. Check it out for yourself at http://dspace.library.uvic.ca/, and see what in the world UVicSpace is all about!

Work with us - Associate University Librarian opening

Permalink 06/05/14 13:53 , Categories: Uncategorized

University of Victoria Libraries is seeking an Associate University Librarian, Digital Scholarship and Strategy to provide visionary leadership in emerging areas of digital scholarship and to foster broad and deep collaborations between librarians, researchers, and faculty and community members.

For more information about the University of Victoria, see http://www.uvic.ca
For the full job posting, see http://www.uvic.ca/library/use/info/jobs/index.php

Paris to Victoria: exhibit of rare James Joyce photos

Permalink 06/03/14 13:43 , Categories: Uncategorized

For the first time in Canada, British Columbians have an opportunity to view a rare collection of photographs of James Joyce in Paris taken in 1938 by the young Franco-German photographer Gisèle Freund.

According to UVic Joyce scholar Dr. J. Matthew Huculak, “James Joyce loved Paris—it was his spiritual home—but he absolutely hated being photographed. In 1938, Freund convinced Joyce to let her take a series of photographs that would become famous around the world. The result was the only colour photographs of Joyce ever taken – one which was chosen as the cover of Time Magazine in 1939.”

What: “Paris to Victoria: a Photographic Exhibition of Gisèle Freund’s Paris”
When: June 16 to July 10, Monday to Friday from 10:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Where: Room A003, McPherson Library Special Collections Reading Room

The exhibition is a joint project of the UVic Libraries, the Department of English, the Modernist Versions Project and the Electronic Textual Cultures Lab.

More information on Giséle Freund photographs of James Joyce in Paris: Website will be launched on June 16 exhibits.library.uvic.ca/exhibits/show/jamesjoyce

BrowZine - read scholarly journals right on your tablet

Permalink 05/02/14 11:48 , Categories: Uncategorized

View our top journals from your tablet. BrowZine is a new application for libraries that lets you browse, read and monitor scholarly journals from your tablet using your UVic credentials (Netlink ID). You can even create a personal bookshelf of favorite journals, or be alerted when new editions of journals are published. BrowZine is currently available for iPads, Android tablets, and Kindle Fire tablets.

Get if for free at: http://thirdiron.com/download/. Once installed, open the app and in the search box type in University of Victoria.

For more information, see the FAQ: What is BrowZine?

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