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World Book and Copyright Day

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UNESCO has declared April 23 World Book and Copyright Day.

“Celebrate books and the creators of books today by encouraging authors and artists and to ensure that more women and men benefit from literacy and accessible formats. Books are our most powerful forces of poverty eradication and peace building.”—UNESCO

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New eBooks Added: Canadian Electronic Library

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The Dal Libraries have recently added over 800 eBooks to our collection from the Canadian Public Policy and Canadian Health Research subscription packages. eBooks open on the ebrary site where they can be read onscreen or downloaded to Bluefire reader for offline reading.

Titles include:

Student Safety in Nova Scotia : a review of student union policies and practices to prevent sexual violence.

BYOD: (bring your own device) : is your organization ready?

Discrimination Experienced by Landed Immigrants in Canada.

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder and the Mental Health of Military Personnel and Veterans.

Public Lending Right in Canada : policy foundations /prepared for the Canada Council for the Arts.

Strengthening the Canada Pension Plan : take it to the public.

Integrating Tobacco Cessation into Addiction Treatment (ITCAT).

Global 360 : attracting investment in an increasingly competitive world.

Many other titles can be found through the catalogue or here:

More information regarding downloading ebooks can be found on the Mobile Resources & Ebooks Subject Guide:

Easter Hours at the Dal Libraries

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Here is the complete list of hours:

Sir James Dunn Law Library

Good Friday, April 18: 9 a.m.–10:45 p.m.
Easter Saturday, April 19: 9 a.m.–6 p.m.
Easter Sunday, April 20: noon–10:45 p.m.
Easter Monday, April 21: 8 a.m.–10:45 p.m.

W. K. Kellogg Health Sciences Library

Good Friday, April 18: 9 a.m.–7 p.m.
Easter Saturday, April 19: 10 a.m.–11 p.m.
Easter Sunday, April 20: 11 a.m.–11 p.m.
Easter Monday, April 21: 7:30 a.m.–11 p.m.

Killam Memorial Library

Good Friday, April 18: 10 a.m.–6 p.m.
Easter Saturday, April 19: 8 a.m.–midnight
Easter Sunday, April 20: 8 a.m.–3 a.m.
Easter Monday, April 21: 8 a.m.–3 a.m.

Dalhousie Archives & Special Collections Reading Room (located in the Killam Library)

Good Friday, April 18: closed
Easter Saturday, April 19: closed
Easter Sunday, April 20: closed
Easter Monday, April 21: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.

GISciences Centre (located in the Killam Library)

Good Friday, April 18: closed
Easter Saturday, April 19: closed
Easter Sunday, April 20: closed
Easter Monday, April 21: 9 a.m.-12 p.m., 1-4 p.m.

MacRae Library

Good Friday, April 18: closed
Easter Saturday, April 19: closed
Easter Sunday, April 20: closed
Easter Monday, April 21: closed

Sexton Design & Technology Library

Good Friday, April 18: 8 a.m.–midnight
Easter Saturday, April 19: 9 a.m.–midnight
Easter Sunday, April 20: 10 a.m.–midnight
Easter Monday, April 21: 8 a.m.–midnight


Copyright and the New Fair Dealing Guidelines

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Copyright & the New Fair Dealing Guidelines: What the Dal Libraries can do for you and what you can do for your students

Join the Dalhousie Libraries’ Jason MacDonald and Gwyn Pace in this session that will address Dalhousie’s new Fair Dealing  Guidelines and how they affect the use of Blackboard, classroom activities, and the libraries’ eReserve  and Document Delivery services. Services offered by the Copyright Office will also be highlighted. Questions welcome.

Thursday, April 3/12:30–1:30 p.m.
Room 2616, Killam Library

Food for Fines 2014 – thank you!

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Thank you to everyone who participated in Food for Fines at the Dalhousie Libraries between February 17–March 9. Across our five Dalhousie Libraries, we collected 786 food items and $373 in cash donations. That’s way up from the 339 food items and $155.25 collected last year. This is the first year that the Food for Fines program has been extended from ten days to three weeks.

A total of $1,296.96 in fines were waived in exchange for your food donations. Food items were divided between the Dalhousie Student Union Food Bank, Feed Nova Scotia and the Colchester Food Bank (for donations received at the MacRae Library on the Agricultural Campus).

Across Novanet (all university and college libraries in Nova Scotia), a total of 2,076 food items were collected, up from 1,113 food items collected last year. Cash donations were also up; $727.15 was collected this year, while $308.25 was collected last year. $3912.94 in fines were waived.

Thank you again for taking part in Food for Fines!


Possible service interruptions to Ebsco databases on March 28

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This Friday, March 28 EBSCOhost databases and services may be intermittently unavailable while network upgrades take place. We appreciate your patience and apologize for any inconvenience.

Makerspace Workshop, Part III

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Part III of the Makerspace tutorials will take place on Wednesday, April 2 from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in room G70 of the Killam Library.

***Please note: This workshop is for those who have completed either Part I or Part II of the Makerspace Workshops, as this workshop will build on skills learned in the first two sessions.  

This workshop will cover:

Circuit #7 – Temperature Sensor
Circuit #12 – Spinning a Motor
Circuit #15 – LCD

These three circuits work well together to create a self-contained project: a temperature-controlled fan with an LCD display of temperature. The LCD for this project looks something like this:

To register for this workshop, or to learn more about these Makerspace workshops, contact

Notice: Access to Wiley eBooks provided by Knovel is changing

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As of March 31, Knovel will no longer provide access to eBooks published by Wiley. In order to provide access to these titles for as long as possible, Wiley titles currently available via Knovel will not be removed from the online catalogue until after March 31.

Knovel has identified and secured alternative content for 318 of the 374 Wiley titles, representing 92% of Wiley’s content within Knovel. We apologize for the inconvenience.

2014 National Engineering Month

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Sexton Design & Technology Library is celebrating

National Engineering Month

by participating in a special event at MicMac Mall

Public Engineering Display and Student Design Competitions

Date: Saturday, March 29th, 2014
Starting at 10:00am

Extended hours at the Dal Libraries for Exams


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Extended hours at the Dalhousie Libraries started this week at most of our locations. Check out this handy schedule, and best of luck on your exams!

Sir James Dunn Law Library (Studley Campus)

Monday–Friday: 8 a.m.–10:45 p.m.*
Saturday: 9 a.m.–6 p.m.
Sunday: noon–10:45 p.m.
*Open from 9 a.m.–10:45 p.m. on Friday, April 18, Good Friday.

Effective Thursday, April 3–Saturday, April 19


W. K. Kellogg Health Sciences Library (Carleton Campus)

Monday–Friday       7:30 a.m.*–11 p.m.
Saturday                    10 a.m.–11 p.m.
Sunday                       11 a.m.–11 p.m.

Effective Friday, February 28–Friday, April 19

*Staff is available at 8 a.m.

Killam Memorial Library (Studley Campus)

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Night Owls
Effective Sunday, March 9–Friday, March 28

Sunday 10 a.m.–3 a.m.
Monday–Thursday 8 a.m.–3 a.m.
Friday 8 a.m.–midnight
Saturday 10 a.m.–midnight


Night Owls + Extended Weekend Hours
Effective Saturday, March 29–Saturday, April 26

Sunday–Thursday 8 a.m.–3 a.m.
Friday 8 a.m.–midnight
Saturday 8 a.m.–midnight

MacRae Library (Agricultural Campus)

Monday–Friday 8:30 a.m.–11 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Sunday 10 a.m.–11 p.m.

Effective Monday, March 24Wednesday, April 16


Sexton Design & Technology Library (Sexton Campus)

Monday–Friday  8 a.m.–midnight
Saturday 9 a.m.–midnight
Sunday 10 a.m.–midnight

Effective Friday, April 4–Saturday, April 26


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