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Geography Awareness Week

Join the annual worldwide celebration of geography as the library hosts Geography Awareness Week from Nov. 16 – 20 on the main floor and in the Discovery Centre. Faculty members, staff and students will be on hand throughout the week to answer questions about the geography programs offered here at Carleton. Learn how drones and ice corers are used by geographers and see them on display.

Since spatial thinking through maps is an important skill, you also won’t want to miss the exhibition in the Discovery Centre during GIS day on Nov. 18th. This year’s theme is The Power of Maps.

All activities throughout the week are hosted by our library staff in cooperation with the Department of Geography and Environmental Studies.


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Great Map Giveaway

Just a reminder that the Great Map Giveaway will be held today in the University Galleria beginning at 8:15 a.m. today!

There are maps from various countries on various topics. Maps are parts of sets, or just single sheets and are not organized in any way (yes, somewhat complete chaos).

All maps are free to a good home.

Again as in previous years, these maps are first come first serve.

Hope to see you there!

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MacOdrum Library invites you to join us for International Open Access Week 2015, October 19-25!

Learn more about Open Access and hear about some projects using open data, and other forms of open access information here at Carleton.

“What’s ‘Open’ Anyway?”
Thursday, October 22, 1:30-3:30
MacOdrum Library, room 482

  • Tracey Lauriault from the School of Journalism and Communications will give a talk entitled “Open data, open government, transparency and evidence-informed decision making and the 2015 Election”.
  • Rebecca Bartlett and Jennifer Whitney, both from the Library,  will talk about their innovative open data project  which maps electoral districts and voting records of MPs.
  • Hear about a Library-supported project to digitize current and historical OC Transpo route data.
  • Pat Moore and Julie Lavigne will talk about some of the initiatives and support for OA publishing at Carleton, including the specific ways in which you as a researcher can make your research output more visible.

There will be time for discussion and conversation after the presentations, and light refreshments will be served.

For more information: https://library.carleton.ca/Open-Access-Week-2015-events

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Faculty are invited to join Carleton librarians Pat Moore and Julie Lavigne on September 29th, 2015 at 10 a.m. to learn about Open Access Publishing.

This event will provide a general introduction to the Open Access (OA) publishing model and the various issues and management considerations related to the model, including Carleton University support for Open Access. The event will take place in Room 4110, Human Computer Interaction Building.


Matthew Holahan (Neuroscience)
Maria DeRosa (Chemistry)
Pat Morin (Comp Sci)
Peter Thompson (Canadian Studies)

For more information and to sign up, please visit the Carleton Scholar website.

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There are many free citation management tools available and the library provides support in the use of some of them:

All of the above provide the same basic functions such as:

  • ability to collect, save, organize your references and pdf documents
  • ability to search your own collection and add notes
  • ability to create bibliographies in different citation styles such as APA, MLA…
  • ability to work with Word so you can write, include citations, and produce your final bibliography
  • ability to share/collaborate

This feature comparison chart prepared by Western University Libraries compares Mendeley, Zotero, and EndNote and  can be helpful in deciding which one might best serve your needs.

Please feel free to contact us at citation@library.carleton.ca if you have questions or would like a demonstration of any of the above tools. You can also plan to attend a general workshop: Schedule of  Fall/Winter 2015/2016  Workshops in Citation Management

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How do you measure your research impact? Do you know who is looking at your research? Why is it important in academia?

Find out more about the research impact, what it is, and how to measure and leverage it by planning to attend this new library workshop.

Your learning outcomes will include:

  • understand what is meant by research impact
  • become familiar with the different types of research impact metrics
  • know the tools available to calculate research impact
  • learn to devise a strategy to increase the impact of your own research activities

Please note: this session counts toward voluntary paid training hours for TA’s provided you are working as a TA in the term when the training takes place.

The workshop is free but registration is required.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Noon – 1:00 pm

Room 252, MacOdrum Library


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Carleton hosts monthly lunch hour meetings for The Fresh Thinking Series which brings together guest speakers and engaging activities from all over campus.

Mark your calendars on March 25th for a lunch time talk as various staff members from the library will be highlighting the services it offers for faculty and staff including:

  • communicating the history of the institution through exhibit initiatives
  • research help with our reference and subject specialists
  • accessing maps, data, government information
  • discovering our GIS collections and services
  • audiobooks (OneClickDigital and LibriVox),
  • recreational reading collection, and our games collection

This event will take place from Noon – 1pm in the Library.

To register or for more information please visit the Fresh Thinking Series website.

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