Announcing the Open Educational Resources (OER) Grant Recipients
Three McMaster faculty members, and their corresponding projects, will be supported as they build and integrate their OER into their teaching in the coming year.
Writing Home: Community storytellers reflect on home and life in the time of COVID–19
A special podcast project produced by Janet Rogers, the Mabel Pugh Taylor Writer in Residence, features Hamilton writers’ stories of what home means to them and the varied ways in which they’re experiencing the COVID–19 pandemic.
Under the Archway: When in doubt, go to the library
The Learning Commons in Mills Library is "like the living room of campus", library staff say. Now, with its doors closed, the library is bringing the same friendly, comfortable vibe to its online spaces by providing a range of support services for students at McMaster – services that align with the university’s new Archway program.
Vintage Mac footage provides glimpse of convocations past
In 1934, the first students to begin their studies at McMaster’s new Hamilton campus received their degrees. Footage of this and other convocations from decades past are among the historic films that can be found online in McMaster University Library’s Digital Archive.
Library staff, students transcribing soldiers' letters home and other historical gems
In 1917, Private Gordon Parkinson wrote home with news that he’d been quarantined due to an outbreak of mumps in camp. Now, a new transcription project is making this letter, and other historically significant items in the Library’s digital archives, easier for scholars to find and use.
Grants to create Open Educational Resources now available
At a time when learning is shifting online, a new grant program is making it easier for instructors to create and integrate high-quality online textbooks and other digital educational materials into their teaching.
More than 830,000 print books now available online to Mac faculty, students via HathiTrust Digital Library
The University Library, like many academic libraries around the world, is experiencing a disruption in service that has severely limited access to our physical collections. As part of our efforts to provide the materials that you need for your research and study, the University Library is now participating in the HathiTrust Emergency Temporary Access Service (ETAS) program.
University Library Support for Remote Teaching During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Over the last few weeks, the University Library has received several inquiries from instructors regarding the breadth of resources available to support remote teaching in spring and summer 2020. I am pleased to note that, while our physical facilities remain closed, instructors continue to have access to the Library’s rich course content, robust technological tools and expert assistance – albeit delivered in sometimes new ways. We encourage you to reach out to us with any specific questions or needs you may have – we are here to help in any way we can and will work with you to find an appropriate solution.
Writer in residence seeks writers at home
At a time when we’re all spending more time than ever at home, McMaster’s Writer in Residence Janet Rogers invites Mac students and community members to share stories of what home means to them.
Portraits from a pandemic
As part of a unique science communications course taught by learning support librarian Abeer Siddiqqui, students are using photo essays to capture the ways in which their lives have been transformed by COVID–19.
Library computing power being harnessed in the fight against COVID–19
Normally, at this time of year, the Library’s public computers are in high demand by students for course assignments, printing, and web searches. But now, with these spaces closed, the processing power in the Library’s public computers is being used in a very different way.