Friday, July 17, 2009

Did you know...UofC is a member of the Center for Research Libraries?

Check out CRL's revamped website at

CRL holds over five million newspapers, journals, dissertations, archives, government publications and other traditional and digital resources for research and teaching. Current acquisitions emphasize materials produced outside the United States, especially publications and archives from many developing nations.

As members of this cooperative, University of Calgary users have access to free and unlimited use of the CRL collections through interlibrary loan. The loan period is unlimited, but is subject to possible recall notice.

Increasingly, materials are available in digital form.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

New Image Collection: Archivision 3 (classics, art, architecture, photography)

The third Addition Module spans contemporary (Millennium Park in Chicago; works by Gehry, Pelli, Calatrava and Libeskind) to the ancient world (the mosaics from Villa Romana del Casale in Piazza Armerina, Sicily; Ephesus and other monuments of the Roman empire) and in between (French chateaux and gardens; Byzantine architecture in Mystras; Venice). Other highlights include the rest of our holdings on Frank Lloyd Wright; major murals of Diego Rivera and excellent coverage of Oxford photographed in May of 2007

Access to the Archivision collection is through the ArtStor home page

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

New Product: CAIRN (French journals in the humanities and social sciences)

Cairn was formed in 1995 by four European publishing houses (Belin, De Boeck, La Découverte and Eres) and offers access to French language periodicals in the social sciences and humanities. The collection is currently comprised of 149 titles from more than 40 publishers, teaching institutions and learned societies and is growing rapidly. The earliest full text coverage begins with 2001 issues to the present, in both html and pdf. The collection is projected to include 182 journals by 2009 and 230 journals by 2010.

CAIRN is part of the CRKN Digital Content Initiative.