Recent Submissions

  • On the Front Line? Metaphors of War and Violence in Academic Libraries 

    Amedegnato, Ozouf Senamin; Boyd, Melanie (Arts, Libraries and Cultural Resources, University of Calgary, 2019-07)
    English: Is there room for war metaphor in academic libraries? Is there a good, or justifiable, reason for its use? In this paper, we argue the answer to these questions is no. The paper will discuss the nature of metaphor ...
  • Longing for Wilderness: The Human and the Other - Vis à Vis - in the Poetry and Poetics of Don McKay 

    Boyd, Melanie (University of Calgary, Libraries and Cultural Resources, University of Calgary, 2008-01)
    Canadian poet, Don McKay, describes wilderness as “the placeless place beyond the mind’s appropriation.” Though ever elusive, a poet must seek this wilderness through “poetic attention” – “a sort of readiness, a species ...
  • Coping with the Big Deal: Paying, unbundling or walking away 

    Tiessen, Robert; Wright, John P.; D'Amour, Heather; Waller, Andrew (Libraries and Cultural Resources, University of Calgary, 2018-02-02)
    The University of Calgary continuously assesses the value proposition of the Big Deal. The library has cancelled one Big Deal, trimmed another; others face further review. The session looks at the analytical tools and other ...
  • From Big Deals to Small Packages: Paying, Unbundling, or Walking Away 

    Tiessen, Robert; Wright, John (Libraries and Cultural Resources, University of Calgary, 2018-04-24)
  • Coping with the Big Deal: Paying, unbundling or walking away (AAAL Version) 

    Tiessen, Robert; Wright, John (Libraries and Cultural Resources, University of Calgary, 2018-04-12)
    The University of Calgary continuously assesses the value proposition of the Big Deal. The library hascancelled one Big Deal, trimmed another; others face further review. The session looks at the analyticaltools and frames ...
  • An Evidence Based Approach to Supporting Library Staff Scholarly Communication Competencies 

    Murphy, James E.; Hurrell, Christie (Libraries and Cultural Resources, 2019-06-19)
    Scholars and students look to academic librarians and staff for advice about scholarly communication issues. As the first point of contact, it is essential to ensure staff are equipped to respond and direct patrons towards ...
  • CUSMA & Technical Protection Measures 

    Tiessen, Robert (Libraries and Cultural Resources, University of Calgary, University of Calgary, 2019-05-30)
    If CUSMA (aka USMCA or MUSCA) is ratified it will severely limit the ability of the Canadian Government to limit the impact technical protection measures on Canadians and Canadian libraries. Section 41 of the Copyright Act ...
  • Copyright & Licencing in Libraries 

    Tiessen, Robert (Libraries and Cultural Resources, 2019-04-26)
    This is an introduction to copyright and licensing for Canadian librarians.
  • Shaking up story time: A case for shaping the nature of information literacy instruction in public and school libraries through philosophy 

    Lenart, Bartlomiej A.; Lewis, Carla J. (Libraries and Cultural Resources, Publisher's version, 2019-06)
    While the Philosophy for Children (P4C) method has been adopted within classrooms by individual teachers and into some school systems by schoolboards, public and school libraries, the ideal users of this sort of programming, ...
  • Learning in Informal Library Spaces: the value for students 

    Beatty, Susan (Libraries and Cultural Resources, 2017-07)
    : The purpose of this study was to determine the relationship between the space design of informal learning spaces in an academic library and student learning behaviours. As academic libraries improve their spaces and ...

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