Research @ McMaster

Bruce Cockburn donates archives to McMaster

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Filed under Library News:  Archives & Research Collections Research @ McMaster

by Wade Hemsworth

Bruce Cockburn, one of Canada’s best loved musicians and composers, has donated his archives to McMaster, including his notebooks, musical arrangements, gold records, letters, scrapbooks, nearly 1,000 recordings, and even three guitars.

“These are my tools, my rough drafts, my mementoes and my trophies. Together, they form the roadmap of my working life,” says Cockburn. “I’m pleased they will have a safe and permanent home in a place where they may be useful to others.”


Hidden documents connect us to a concentration camp survivor

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Filed under Library News:  Mills Archives & Research Collections Research @ McMaster Web Resources

At first glance, the tiny brown-paper books look completely ordinary. Opening them, you find their small pages filled with penciled text, smudged from handling and the passage of time. A reader with a knowledgeable eye might discern that they are written in Polish. Told that they date from the Second World War, the picture may start to become clearer.


Digital Commons: One Million Downloads and Counting

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McMaster University Library’s institutional repository (IR), named Digital Commons, has surpassed one million full-text downloads since the site was created in October, 2006. 


McMaster receives treasure trove of ad materials from Pirate Group

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Filed under Library News:  Mills Archives & Research Collections Events Research @ McMaster

A significant collection of advertising campaign materials from some of North America's most iconic brands - Molson, Coca Cola, Pepsi, McDonald's, General Motors and Budweiser among them - has been donated to McMaster University from the Pirate Group.


Research Help moves to 1st floor Service Desk

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Need help doing research? Not sure where to start? As always, the Research Help Desk at Mills is the place to go, but we've moved.  As part of a move to consolidating all Library Services into one service desk, Research Help is now available at the main service desk on the 1st floor of Mills. The desk on the 2nd floor has been closed and will be removed shortly.


$2.5-M gift will allow Library to 'share wealth of hidden treasures'

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Filed under Library News:  Mills Research @ McMaster

The McMaster Library has received $2.5-million from the Lewis and Ruth Sherman Foundation - the largest private donation in the library's history - to digitize its extensive research collections, ensuring they will be accessible to a vast audience.

The gift will be used to establish The Lewis and Ruth Sherman Foundation Digitization and Preservation Centre, which will be located in Mills Memorial Library. It will help fund the renovation of space and the acquisition of leading-edge technologies.


Library supports the Shingwauk Project Indian Residential Schools Digitization Effort at Algoma University

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McMaster University Library has pledged funding to support the work being done by the Children of Shingwauk Alumni Association (CSAA), the National Residential School Survivors’ Society (NRSSS) and Algoma University to catalogue digitize the Shingwauk Project Archives located at Algoma University.


Global Labour Journal Launches Today

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Filed under Library News:  e-Resources Research @ McMaster

Today marks the launch of Global Labour Journal, a new open access academic journal with a multi-disciplinary scope, which explores the ways that labour activities and globalization processes shape each other. The new online journal, hosted by McMaster University Library’s Digital Commons, provides a worldwide forum for the diverse scholarly work emerging on global labour issues.


Celebrating Open Access to Scholarly Research

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October 19-23 is the first international Open Access Week.  Open Access (OA) is a major movement in scholarly publishing that seeks to remove barriers to scholarly literature by making it freely available, online.


Library strikes deal with U of T

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Filed under Library News:  Research @ McMaster

McMaster faculty and graduate students will continue to have free visitor access to the collections at the University of Toronto Libraries thanks to an agreement reached between the two organizations.


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