Archives & Research Collections
The winner of the Made by Mac 2010 Library Prize was recently announced! Congratulations to Jonathan Fong whose winning submission, The Best Sport You Can Name is shown to the right.
If you're interested in seeing the other entries for the Library Prize, all of which utilized materials from the Historical Perspectives on Canadian Publishing website, follow the links below.
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The Eiffel Tower is there. And the Colosseum. And possibly your own neighbourhood. We are referring of course to Google Street View, an enhancement of the popular Google Maps that offers a street level perspective of select cities, including Hamilton.
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McMaster University Library and the Department of Religious Studies are pleased to announce that Irwin Cotler, P.C., O.C., M.P., a constitutional and comparative law scholar and an advocate of human rights, will be speaking at McMaster University
Freedom to Read Week takes place each year during the last week of February and this year to celebrate the event Mills Library's Archives and Research Collections will be putting Galileo's Dialogo on display, a book which was banned in 1633.
For the second year in a row, Titles Bookstore is running the Made by Mac Creative Challenge. Enter your original piece of digital art, rich media, podcasts, website, great pieces of writing or other creative outputs for your chance to win some great prizes including the grand prize, an Apple MacBook!
It is the duty of a bibliographer to record and to describe all publications of an author’s canon or of a particular subject matter faithfully and accurately. When bibliographies are completed–whether they are mere checklists or grand-scale, descriptive bibliographies–we often hear the word “definitive”, suggesting that the compilation expresses the last word in capturing an author’s published record of achievement or the subject in question. Most bibliographers know that there is no such thing as a definitive bibliography.
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Shop for creative and timely gift ideas this holiday season and support McMaster Library while doing so! Two Library partnerships allow you to buy books new and old for the cherished readers on your list, with part of the proceeds going back to the Library.
New Moon, Old Books
This is a story of two pens, which belonged to lovers who were separated by the catastrophic intrusion of the First World War. Their moving accounts are preserved in their writings in the archives at the University Library. Vera Brittain (1893-1970) was a writer, pacifist and feminist, born in Newcastle-under-Lyme. Roland Leighton (1895-1915) was a British soldier, who met Vera in 1913. He was posted to the Franco-Belgian border in March 1915 and letter writing was the bond that united them during their separation.