All of the Dalhousie Libraries will be closed on Natal Day (Monday, August 3).
Enjoy the long week-end!
The Dalhousie Libraries have recently acquired online access to the Oxford Arabic Dictionary.
This is the most authoritative English-Arabic/ Arabic-English dictionary ever published. Based on real modern evidence and computational analysis of hundreds of millions of words in both English and Modern Standard Arabic, the dictionary boasts more than 130,000 words and phrases and 200,000 translations. It has been designed for both Arabic and English native speakers and includes up-to-date vocabulary from computing, business, the media, and the arts, across both languages.
In many parts of the world, the past two decades have witnessed the development of a direct and explicit link between research funding and research impact. How that impact might be defined and measured is open to interpretation by funding organizations and varies according to context. In general, impact refers to the demonstration that one’s research has in some way made a contribution to his or her field. A variety of factors and issues are involved in demonstrating research impact and both quantitative and qualitative methods have been developed or are developing. The goal of each of these is to create objective means by which the importance and value of research can be judged.
While North American institutions have largely been less receptive to an impact based funding model, international collaboration coupled with a competitive funding environment suggests that North American researchers would be wise nonetheless to consider how their own research impact can be tracked and demonstrated. In their role as supporters and facilitators of research, as well as researchers themselves, librarians are well positioned to provide valuable assistance in demonstrating research impact. This presentation will offer a summary of some of the most critical tools available.
Video conferencing will be available for those in Truro interested in the presentation.
* The Tupper link is the windowed hallway between the Kellogg and Tim Horton’s. Take the staircase nearest the bathroom and make a left at the top of the stairs (so you don’t end up in the student lounge) and go through 2 sets of doors and the room is on the right.
On July 1st, our Subject Guides will be going through a system and interface upgrade. During this time, there may be minor interruptions and downtime.
The helpful content on the guides will remain the same, but the guides themselves will have a different look. The pages for the Subject Guides will now be accessible via side navigation rather than top navigation.
If you visit our Subject Guides homepage at www.dal.ca.libguides.com after July 1st (or by clicking “Subject Guides” from the Libraries homepage), you’ll be able to browse through a list of all of our guides, as well as a list of many of our online databases and resources.
If you are a frequent user of our Subject Guides, we hope you enjoy the new interface. If you’ve never used the guides before, we encourage you to check them out!
Are you a student, professor, and/or researcher interested in health statistics? The Dal Libraries’ Data Librarian and the Atlantic Research Data Centre (ARDC) invite you to view a webinar on the Canadian Health Measures Survey (CHMS) presented by Statistic Canada’s Health Statistics Division.
“The Canadian Health Measures Survey (CHMS) aims to collect important health information through a household interview and direct physical measures at a mobile examination centre (MEC), sometimes referred to as a mobile clinic.
During the webinar, a general overview of the CHMS, followed by information related to the CHMS biobank will be presented. Analysts will be available to answer your questions!”
You will be able to view the webinar from 2pm to 3pm on June 29th in room 2019 of the McCain building.
Julie Marcoux and Heather Hobson, Data Librarian and Atlantic Research Data Centre Analyst, will give a short optional demonstration on using Dalhousie’s resources to find DLI or RDC health data after the viewing.
For any questions about this event, or for help finding data and statistics, please contact Julie Marcoux at Julie.Marcoux@dal.ca or 902-494-3189.
This session will cover:
To register, or for more information, please contact Ann Barrett at firstname.lastname@example.org
On June 2, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, led by the Honourable Justice Murray Sinclair, released a summary of its final report, Honouring the Truth, Reconciling for the Future. Over the course of six years, the commissioners heard from nearly 7000 survivors and witnesses who spoke about the abuse that had taken place at residential schools.
The four most recent documents available include an Executive Summary, a statement of Principles, the Survivors Speak, and Calls to Action.
These items will be added Libraries’ catalog in mid July and be available through the Canadian Electronic Library (ebrary). You can download them today from the Truth and Reconciliation Committee website
3. The Survivors Speak
4. Calls to Action
In order to increase the number of ways people can learn about the Truth and Reconciliation Commission findings, an informally organized group of Canadians has provided video recordings of the Executive Summary on YouTube.
If you would like to learn more about First Nations at Dalhousie, visit:
Elsevier Science Direct is currently experiencing a service outage due to unforeseen technical issues and are working to resolve them as soon as possible. Apologies for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience.
Last summer, the Dalhousie Libraries made changes to journal and database subscriptions in order to achieve a balanced collections budget. As a result, some subscriptions were cancelled. In the majority of cases, subscriptions were moved to a more economical delivery format, or an Open Access option was available. In a few cases duplicated content was dropped.
When a subscription for an electronic journal expires, the link is removed from the catalogue if we no longer have access to any of the content. In some instances, our access to older content that has been paid for over the life of the subscription will remain, though we will not be able access more recent content.
If you are having trouble accessing a journal that was available in the recent past or has been bookmarked or accessed through a Table of Contents alerting service, please consult the Novanet catalogue or the eJournals list. This will confirm whether or not we still have an active subscription. If the journal is still part of an active subscription, please report the problem to Library.Eresources@Dal.ca.
If you require content from a journal that we no longer subscribe to, you can place a request for specific articles through Document Delivery: https://libraries.dal.ca/locations_services/services/document_deliveryservices.html
Lists of changed subscriptions are posted on the Dalhousie Libraries collections page: (http://libraries.dal.ca/collection.html)
If you are unable to confirm that the journal you need was cancelled and require assistance resolving an access problem, please contact:Library.Eresources@Dal.Ca