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The Dalhousie Libraries currently subscribe to two major multi-disciplinary abstracting & indexing databases: Web of Science and Scopus. After a careful comparison of content, functionality and cost, the Libraries will cancel Web of Science database in 2022, since it duplicates the content and functionality from Scopus and from other subject-specific databases.
In the lead up to the cancellation of this product, we want to know more about any unique researcher use of the product, in order to manage the transition and find solutions for instances where Scopus is not a viable alternative. Other than searching Web of Science as an abstracting & indexing database to locate articles, is there any other aspect of Web of Science that is critical to your research program? Please send your responses by Friday, May 21 to: Library.Collections@dal.ca
by Michelle Paon
Carlina has accepted the position of Resources Licensing Manager. She will be responsible for collections budgets, the negotiation of electronic resource licenses and invoice processes, communication with consortial groups, and liaison with vendors. Prior to joining the Libraries, Carlina worked at Dalhousie University as the Department Administrator with the School of Biomedical Engineering, and as the Administrative Manager with the Centre for Collaborative Clinical Learning & Research. She has also worked as Manager of Operations for the Strategic Planning & Accountability Division of the Nova Scotia Department of Labour and Advanced Education – Safety Branch.
Carlina holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from St. Francis Xavier University as well as professional development certificates in Project Management; Innovation; and Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt. She is a candidate in the Master of Education program at Athabasca University.
Dalhousie Libraries commits a major portion of our collections budget annually toward subscriptions to Elsevier journals. So it is with pleasure we can announce that, through our ongoing partnership with the Canadian Research Knowledge Network (CRKN), we will see a significant change in our agreement with Elsevier in the coming three years.
After a year of negotiations, CRKN’s Content Strategy Committee (CSC) has announced an agreement that increases open access, reduces subscription costs, and allows for transparency of subscription package costs:
These changes demonstrate the value of negotiating at a national level. Dalhousie researchers will see some relief on APCs and the Dalhousie Libraries will be able to free up collections funds to reinvest in other much-needed resources.
The details on how to receive the 20% discount on article processing charges are available on our LibGuide page, and CRKN have confirmed that Elsevier will provide the discount retroactive to January 1, 2021.
During the week of May 5–12, EBSCO will be upgrading key pieces of the EBSCO eBooks system. During this time, users will be able to read eBooks online and download eBook chapters and any eBooks already downloaded will continue to be available to users; however, library users will not be able to download full eBooks to read offline from EBSCOhost or from the EBSCO Mobile App. Ebsco apologizes for the inconvenience.
UPDATE Friday, May 7: Curbside pick-up is suspended until further notice. If you have any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
All Dalhousie Libraries locations are now CLOSED for in-person bookings and curbside pick-up until further notice.
There are many library services still available through libraries.dal.ca:
–access subject guides,
–find contact information for liaison librarians,
–LiveHelp (via chat),
— get eBooks, eJournals, and databases.
Need a laptop? Contact email@example.com (Dalhousie students only).
The Kellogg Library Learning Commons (CHEB), as well as the Killam and MacRae Libraries will be OPEN from 9 a.m.–4 p.m. on Friday, April 2 (Good Friday). All other Dalhousie Libraries locations will be CLOSED on Friday, April 2.
The rest of the weekend, our spaces will be open with their usual weekend hours. We will also be open on Easter Monday. LiveHelp will NOT be available Friday through Monday. A reminder to book your time in our spaces before coming in. Don’t forget your mask! https://roombooking.library.dal.ca/
For the 7th year, the Dalhousie Libraries is offering Research Bootcamp, a suite of modules designed for teaching and research assistants and graduate students. It’s also open to faculty and staff. If you know of someone who could benefit from developing effective research and writing skills, please share this information with them.
This year, Research Bootcamp will occur completely online via Brightspace. From May 3–June 4, this 5-week program will include asynchronous modules on the following topics:
Participants are not required to complete all modules, but can pick and choose modules based on individual interest and skill level. Faculty can recommend the program to their RAs/TAs or register on their behalf. All module content will remain accessible to participants until July 1, 2021.
A complete list of modules and descriptions is available here.
Program website, including schedule, module descriptions, FAQs: https://dal.ca.libguides.com/ResearchBootcamp
Register at: https://dal.libcal.com/event/3604004
Did you miss this lecture with Professor Christine Macy on March 11, 2021? You can now watch a recording of the live virtual lecture.
The Killam Memorial Library officially opened in March 1971. On the 50th anniversary of this landmark building’s opening, we’ll be exploring the origins of the Killam Library, why it looks the way it does, and what other buildings on campus and across Canada are its “siblings”. Professor Christine Macy, former Dean of the Faculty of Architecture & Planning, will take us on an illustrated tour of the Killam Library, interpreting it through the lens of post-WWII reconstruction in Europe and nation-building in Canada.
To learn more about the history of the Killam Memorial Library, visit our digital timeline.