The Library's Annual Toy and Food Drive has just wrapped up and we are happy to report that this year has been another success. A sincere thank you is due to the McMaster community for the generous donations of gifts, food, and pet items. Also, a big thank you to the staff in the Library and many other departments who assist in the drive each year.
All the donations go to city residents who genuinely need the help, via the downtown Hamilton branch of the Salvation Army, a tradition that dates back almost 40 years now.
Filed under Library News: Thode
We've heard your comments and suggestions about wifi speed and connectivity in Thode, as has UTS. Working together, we have recently changed out 16 access points with newer generation hardware that supports more simultaneous connections and better manages bandwidth. UTS also implemented a number of management changes on the access points, all geared toward breaking up bandwidth bottlenecks and improving the experience.
Since the inception of e-books and other online resources McMaster’s library has been working to keep up.
McMaster's Libraries are once again pleased to host this year's Annual Toy and Food Drive, in support of the Hamilton chapter of the Salvation Army's Christmas Bureau. This year's Drive runs from November 21 to December 16.
The end of the "5-minute e-book" is coming!
We've heard from many of you that this collection of e-books, which allows a five minute preview before requiring you to request longer access and wait for an approval message, is a source of frustration. We agree that one of the major advantages of e-books and other online resources is immediate availability whenever and wherever you need them!
Aretha Franklin sang about it ... Rodney Dangerfield complained he never got any. Respect is a simple thing that our parents taught us, but sometimes gets forgotten about in day to day life.
RESPECT: treating others the way you wish to be treated. Holding a door open for someone; listening to each others views; seeing people for who they are; not being selfish with space; following the rules. These are just a few examples of respect in our daily lives. Small things can make a big difference.
Update #3, August 8: The necessary reindexing of the Classic Catalogue has been completed successfully and all catalogue and user account functions are working as usual. Thanks for your patience while we resolved this problem!
Dr. Brian Detlor (DeGroote School of Business) will take up his post as the Library’s first “Faculty Member in Residence” starting July 1. For the next year, Detlor will conduct several library-related projects for both McMaster University Library and Hamilton Public Library as part of his upcoming research sabbatical.