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The connectedness of music—to specific places and spaces—is compelling. Forms of cultural production ranging from books, films, television, and the news media, use the associations wemake between musical genres, moods, and sounds to specific geographies, to evoke ideas and perceptions about these...
Students at the University of Alberta (Edmonton, Canada) are discovering how information literacy instruction can be used to build a learning community through mobile ARS technology. Librarians can engage students in providing an immediate forum in which they can interact with each other thereby...
We welcome anyone curious about or working with bibliometrics and research impact indicators, across Canada, to join us for this inaugural Bibliometrics and Research Impact Community Call. The agenda is simple: we want to get folks talking, connecting, and building collaborations. We welcome...
Canadian Children's Books Through the Lens of Truth and Reconciliation
Canada's Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) published 94 Calls to Action designed to continue the national work of reconciliation related to the legacy of Indigenous residential schools, including those in Canada's North. This process is difficult and complex. Because story telling is a...
Presentation at the Canadian Association of Law Libraries conference in Edmonton, Alberta, 2019. Abstract: Section 12 of the Copyright Act is at odds with the aims of Open Government. This talk will review how Crown copyright creates unnecessary barriers to the re-use of government information...
The COVID-19 pandemic has shown the harmful effects of misinformation and disinformation, from issues around mask-wearing and physical distancing to vaccine hesitancy. Many academic librarians teach library users how to evaluate information. Checklists such as the CRAAP test continue to be...
Over the last several years, many academic libraries have engaged in institution-wide outreach efforts promoting the value of research data management and the importance of data archiving and sharing. A happy result of this work is that PIs leading research projects that are concluding are now...
This presentation provides an overview of the work of the University of Alberta Libraries to examine and revise its descriptive metadata practices to more accurately, appropriately, and respectfully represent Indigenous peoples and contexts. This was presented on April 24, 2018 as part of the SLA...
What is digital preservation and how are we achieving it at the University of Alberta Libraries? Join Weiwei Shi and Umar Qasim for an overview of digital preservation strategies being used at UAL to ensure the long-term access of our digital resources.