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ProQuest Ebook Central is replacing ebrary

Mar 20, 2017 -

On March 28th, 2017, ebooks and other documents on the ebrary platform will be migrated to ProQuest's newer Ebook Central (PQEC) platform. This platform should be easier to use, more powerful in searching for ebook content, and have improved accessibility functionality.

There may be a short downtime in the middle of the day for this migration but, afterward, all ebrary URLs should automatically forward to the same content on the PQEC platform.

CANSIM socioeconomic data resource offline

Mar 16, 2017 -

CANSIM, Statistics Canada’s resource for socioeconomic data, is currently offline due to technical difficulties. StatCan is working to resolve the issue but cannot give an estimate for when it will be fixed.

In the interim, Laurier users can access CANSIM resources through CANSIM @ CHASS. This resource houses the same data as that found in CANSIM.

To use this service, members of the Laurier community should:

Laurier Archives announces 2017 Joan Mitchell Travel Award recipient

Mar 14, 2017 -

The Laurier Archives is pleased to announce that Jonathan Luedee is the winner of the 2017 Joan Mitchell Travel Award.

Laurier works with Ipsos and Ontario Council of University Libraries to make national polling data freely available

Mar 14, 2017 -

The data represent a goldmine for researchers looking for insights into the opinion of Canadians during key periods in the country’s recent history.

Community Author 2017 call for submissions

Feb 23, 2017 -

If you are a Laurier student, faculty member, staff member, alum or retiree who has published a book in 2015, 16 or 17, it's time to celebrate your achievement and connect with a like-minded audience!

Primo catalogue maintenance complete

Feb 21, 2017 -

Software updates that took place Monday, Feb. 20 and Tuesday, Feb. 21 have been completed. Primo is now functioning normally.

Faculty: nominate your student for the Library Undergraduate Research Award

Feb 15, 2017 -

The Library will once again be offering awards to recognize undergraduate students who demonstrate exceptional use of library resources as part of their regular coursework. Four awards are available:

Reading Week at the Library

Feb 15, 2017 -

During Reading Week, the Library at the Waterloo campus, the Learning Commons at Brantford, and the Social Work Library will be open for regular hours. Feel free to drop in, or make an appointment, with a librarian.

Click here for regular hours and/or click here to make an appointment with a librarian.

Langen Gallery closed for installation Feb 13-17

Feb 6, 2017 -

The Robert Langen Art Gallery will be closed from February 13-17 for installation work.

Introducing desktop delivery of articles (RACER)

Feb 1, 2017 -

The Library’s Interlibrary Loan unit has implemented a new service for delivering interlibrary loan documents using a cloud-based desktop delivery system called Article Exchange.

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