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Try our new mobile friendly research subject guides when doing library research from your iphone or ipad. They are very easy to navigate and will quickly get you going in the right direction when looking for those key resources.



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PaulWilliamsCongratulations Professor Paul Williams on being awarded a Professional Achievement Award!

This award is administered by the Office of the Provost and Vice-President (Academic) with the purpose of recognizing instructors with “outstanding scholarly achievement and to enhance excellence in teaching and professional achievement”.

Professor Paul Williams has taught a number of courses in the Department of Geography & Environmental Studies at Carleton University since 2007. Some of these courses include Space, Place and Identity; People, Places and Environments; Culture, Place and Time; Sustainable Environments; and a Seminar in Cultural Geography.

The Department of Geography and Environmental Studies is very fortunate to have an engaged, innovative, and now award-winning instructor like Dr. Paul Williams teaching at Carleton University. Congratulations Paul!

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A student essay prize of $100.00, plus one-year membership to the Canadian Association of Geographers, and to the Historical Study Group is now open.

This award is open to all full-time or part-time undergraduate or Masters students attending an accredited Canadian college or university, or to anyone who has graduated from an undergraduate or Masters program within the last 12 months of the competition deadline.

The essay should be a research paper on some aspect of Canadian historical geography broadly defined, written anytime after September 2014.

Deadline for application is April 30, 2015. Send Abstract of no longer than 250 words, with name, contact info, institution, course and course instructor, to: jonathan.peyton@umanitoba.ca

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It’s been over a year since the newly renovated library officially opened. Have you found a favourite place to work? We want to see what library space inspires you most!

Take a picture of your favourite place in the library. Post it on Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #faveculibraryspot. If you don’t want to post online, you can send your photo by email to favespot@library.carleton.ca.

If you post a picture, we may contact you to ask if we can find out more about how you use your favourite space. Those who agree to help out with this follow-up will be compensated with a $10 gift certificate for Rooster’s Coffeehouse.

More information about this project can be found here: http://www.library.carleton.ca/research/library-space/photos. Questions? Contact Shelley Gullikson.

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Creative Commons is a cooperative endeavour that has established a standardized set of licenses whose intent is to bridge the gap between full copyright protection and public domain works.

An example of a creative commons license could give users the right to freely copy and distribute a work as long as it is not for profit and the creator is attributed.

Why CC?

“The idea of universal access to research, education, and culture is made possible by the Internet, but our legal and social systems don’t always allow that idea to be realized. Copyright was created long before the emergence of the Internet, and can make it hard to legally perform actions we take for granted on the network: copy, paste, edit source, and post to the Web. The default setting of copyright law requires all of these actions to have explicit permission, granted in advance, whether you’re an artist, teacher, scientist, librarian, policymaker, or just a regular user. To achieve the vision of universal access, someone needed to provide a free, public, and standardized infrastructure that creates a balance between the reality of the Internet and the reality of copyright laws. That someone is Creative Commons.”

Watch the Creative Commons video !

Source: Creative Commons

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Over the past year, the library has become involved in offering Carleton’s faculty and students the opportunity to create their own Open Access journal as a means of increasing research opportunities and visibility. The library uses OJS (Open Journal Systems) which is an open-source solution for managing content and publishing scholarly, peer-reviewed journals online.

It includes features such as: online submission, double-blind review, subscription module with delayed open access and non-open access options, comprehensive indexing of content, online Help support, full-screen view option for PDF files compatible with mobile devices, and much more. It can also be used for non peer-reviewed journals, as it has a great deal of flexibility.

If you and your colleagues have been thinking about launching an Open Access journal, or if faculty would like graduate or undergraduate students to gain publishing experience, please consider this option and the library staff will be happy to facilitate.

Here is our Open Journal Hosting web site: https://www.library.carleton.ca/services/open-journal-hosting  which includes links to the 4 journals currently hosted by OJS via MacOdrum Library.

As there are many factors to consider when using an online journal system, you will want to read through our ‘Getting Started’ web page and complete a form which will help the library understand your expectations in this venture.

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GeoConnections is pleased to invite you to a webinar on: Traditional Knowledge and Cybercartography


English Webinar: Tuesday, December 10, 2013 – 1:30-3:00 PM (Eastern Standard Time)

French Webinar: Thursday, December 12, 2013 – 1:30-3:00 PM (Eastern Standard Time)

Webinar Overview:

GeoConnections, a national initiative led by Natural Resources Canada (NRCan), invites you to learn more about the geospatial standards that contribute to successful online access, use and sharing of geospatial information. Since 2010, GeoConnections has researched and produced a broad range of practical instruments: guidelines, best practices, procedures and manuals that can help facilitate access to and use of location-based information.

This webinar will discuss the results of a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Funded Partnership Development Grant entitled Mapping the Legal and Policy Boundaries of Digital Cartography led by Dr. R. Fraser Taylor of the Geomatics and Cartographic Research Centre (GCRC), Carleton University, and Dr. Teresa Scassa of the Faculty of Law, Centre of Law, Technology and Culture (CLTS) at the University of Ottawa, including the Canadian Internet Public Policy Interest Clinic (CIPPIC) and GeoConnections.

You will learn more about:

·         Traditional Knowledge (TK) and cybercartography;

·         The complexities of Intellectual Property rights and TK;

·         Challenges and possible solutions with regard to Western law and TK;

·         The role of collaborative relationships in cybercartography in the North.

Please go to: http://www.hal.ca/cgdiwebinars to register for this webinar.

If you need more information, please contact Jay Tompkins by e-mail at jtompkins@hal.ca, or by telephone at 613-237-2220, ext. 329. Registered participants will receive a follow-up e-mail with information about how to access and participate in the webinar.

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