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The Art of the Book: Rabbi Bernard Baskin, Book Collector

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Rabbi Bernard Baskin is a household name in Hamilton. He is known both for his many years of service to the congregation of Temple Anshe Sholom, the oldest Reform Congregation in Canada, which he joined in 1949, and in the broader Hamilton community as an avid reader, speaker, and columnist.


Library Supports Graduate Student Involvement in Open Access

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McMaster University Library is proud to offer a travel scholarship for one McMaster graduate student to attend OpenCon 2014, the student and early career conference on open access, open data and open educational resources.


Echoes from the past: First World War song revived by McMaster student

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To mark the 100th anniversary of the beginning of the First World War, McMaster music student Jason Scozzari revived a moving piece of Canadian wartime music.

The composition, "Days of Peace," was written by Herbert Kohler in 1915.

The original sheet music is housed in McMaster's extensive "War Songs from the First Half of 20th Century" collection, located in the Archives & Research Collection at Mills Memorial Library. Scozzari, who is entering his fourth year at McMaster this fall, performed the piece in Convocation Hall.


Welcome to the Class of 2018!

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We know a University Library can be a bit overwhelming, and want to make you feel comfortable here!


PrintSmart just got smarter!

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Filed under Library News:  Alerts Innis Mills Thode

PrintSmart, the campus networked printing system, migrated to a new software platform on August 11, 2014.


iPhone need a boost? The class of 2013 has you covered

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The class of 2013's gift to future generations of Marauders? Free juice.
For cellphones and tablets, that is.


D-Day Secret of Mulberry revealed in the Archives

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Allied preparations for D-Day were a race against time. The story of how the pre-fabricated harbours used for the invasion of Europe were planned and built is a testament to the greatest engineering feat of its time and a best kept secret.


CHCH to broadcast live from Library May 27

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Filed under Library News:  Archives & Research Collections Mills

Hamilton’s CHCH-TV is planning to broadcast live Tuesday, May 27 from McMaster, when on-air personality Lori DeAngelis will visit Mills Memorial Library to interview archives and research collections librarian Rick Stapleton in the William Ready Division of Archives and Research Collections.


Mac's maps help solve Aussie grave mystery

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Filed under Library News:  Maps, Data, GIS Mills

McMaster's collection of First World War maps has helped put an end to the 84-year-old mystery surrounding the whereabouts of Private William Phillips' remains.

That's how long Phillips, an Australian soldier killed in the final months of the Great War, was buried beneath another man's headstone.

Katie Daubs, a reporter for the Toronto Star, is currently walking the Western Front and wrote about the story here.

An excerpt from the story is below:


First World War trench maps go digital through McMaster project

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By Mark McNeil

A key strategy of First World War trench warfare involved sending pilots in flimsy planes on dangerous missions over European battlefields to take aerial photographs.

The pictures formed the basis of hand-drawn maps, hustled to officers for use as military intelligence and to front-line soldiers so they would know where to aim their artillery.

The information could mean the difference between winning and losing a battle.


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