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Library to host faculty blogs and wikis – Introducing the 2.0 Toolbox

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McMaster University Library has expanded their services to include hosting blogs and wikis for interested faculty and staff. The library has installed the popular blog software Wordpress to host blogs locally, and PmWiki to host wikis locally.


RSS Feeds Now Available in Library Catalogue

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We're excited to announce that RSS feeds are now available from the Library Catalogue!


Health Sciences Graduate Programs poster display in the Health Sciences Library

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On January 29, The Faculty of Health Sciences Graduate Programs hosted the poster portion of their annual Research Day in the Heersink Reading Pavilion in the Health Sciences Library. This was the first of a series of educational events which the Library will be hosting as part of a pilot project.


McMaster University Library joins Portico

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The Portico service offers a permanent archive of electronic scholarly journals, thereby providing protection against the potential loss of access to e-literature integral to a library's collection.

Portico provides all libraries supporting the archive with campus-wide access to archived content when specific trigger events occur, and when titles are no longer available from the publisher or other source. Trigger events include:

  • A publisher stops operations; or
  • A publisher ceases to publish a title; or
  • A publisher no longer offers back issues; or
  • Upon catastrophic and sustained failure of a publisher's delivery platform.

Portico also provides a reliable means to secure perpetual access, if participating publishers choose to designate Portico as a provider of post-cancellation access. In addition, select librarians at participating libraries are granted password-controlled access for verification and audit purposes only.

A list of our participating publishers is available. A list of committed journal titles is also available.


Access to the Center for Research Library's Collections

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The McMaster Library is now a member of the Center for Research Libraries (CRL), providing access to over four million newspapers, journals, dissertations, archives, government publications and other traditional and digital resources rarely held by individual North American libraries. Sample holdings include over 800,000 doctoral dissertations from outside North America (including those of Albert Einstein, Dag Hammarskjold and other Nobel laureates), some of the earliest African-American newspapers and the 100,000-plus-page archive of Cambodia's Khmer Rouge security force. CRL has special strength in publications and archives from developing nations, but provides materials for in-depth research in many subjects.

McMaster faculty and students may borrow materials from CRL via extended interlibrary loan. See the Center for Research Libraries for more information on CRL's collections and borrowing procedures.


e-Books @ McMaster

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A year ago, McMaster University Libraries provided access to 50,000 e-Books.

Today, we provide access to over 240,000 e-Books that you can find by searching our library catalogue.


Website Explores Peace and War in Twentieth Century

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In early June, the Division of Archives and Research Collections at Mills Memorial Library announced a new project, the development of


Russell Journal the First in McMaster

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When Ken Blackwell was hired as the Bertrand Russell Archivist at McMaster in 1968, he was asked to investigate “a computer-based catalogue” to provide better access to Russell scholarship. Little did he know that almost 40 years later, he would be completing the digitization of more than 35 years of Russell scholarship through McMaster’s Digital Commons.


New Electronic Products will be Available through Canadian Research Knowledge Network (CRKN)

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As a result of recent CRKN negotiations, the library is pleased to announce that many new resources will become available to McMaster users over the next few weeks, including online access to the following complete journal suites:

  • Blackwell journals (750 peer-reviewed titles from 1997 to present)
  • Cambridge University Press journals (223 peer-reviewed journals)
  • Oxford University Press journals (180 journals from 1996 to the present)
  • Taylor & Francis journals, both the SSH & STM packages (1100 titles from 1997 to the present)

In addition we will have access to the complete digital backfiles (back to volume 1) for the Blackwell, Oxford and Springer journals.

Several historical newspapers will now be available electronically:

  • New York Times (1851 - 2003)
  • The Times Digital Archive (Times of London) - 1785 to 1985
  • Wall Street Journal (1889 - 1989)
  • Washington Post (1877 - 1990)

Finally, access to the following primary resource materials will become available:

  • House of Commons Parliamentary Papers - 19th, 20th and 21st centuries
  • the collections of the Centre for Research Libraries (CRL)

Over the next few months records will be added to MORRIS for these collections and at the individual title level where records are vendor supplied. Please note we will not have access to the CRL collection until July 2007.


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