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Just reminder that our extended exam hours will begin this weekend leading up to the first week of exams. Please review the library hours for details.
We will be open 24 hours Sunday-Thursday. On Friday and Saturday the library will be open until 2am.
Exam hours end on Friday April 20th.
Starting on Monday February 12th we will be conducting some regular sweeps of the library to help us assess space use. You may notice some of our staff wandering up and down the building with clipboards during this time. They will collecting information on how many patrons are using different spaces in the building. They will not be collecting information about any of our patrons. The information collected will be used for internal space planning purposes only. Staff will be as unobtrusive as possible and there should be no disruption.
A collaboration between the Research Ethics Board and the Leddy Library provides a new platform for researchers to share summary reports of research studies with study participants. Researchers will be able to login with their UWin ID and password to quickly submit summaries online at http://scholar.uwindsor.ca/research-result-summaries through a simple online form. When summaries are complete they will be made available publicly through the site to participants.
Saturday June 11th was the launch event for the Breaking the Colour Barrier: Wilfred "Boomer" Harding & the Chatham Coloured All-Stars (1932-1939) project. Hundreds were in attendance at the WISH Centre in Chatham Ontario to view displays, learn about the project and new website, listen to researchers and family, and even buy some baseball cards of the 34 All-Stars team (proceeds going to the Chatham Kent Black Historical Society).
Music students from the School of Creative Arts have worked with the Leddy Library as part of Dr. Sally Bick's class Studies in the Music of North American Culture to develop an online tour of the musical scene in Windsor http://cdigs.uwindsor.ca/music-windsor-essex.The digital exhibit entitled City of Music showcases the diverse musical genres at play in the city. So take some time to explore!
The library has encountered a problem with the Statistics Canada web site that may impact your work. The CANSIM database (the source for most social and economic Canadian statistics) is not functioning at present. Faculty and students who need this data can access our backup version of the CANSIM database through the University of Toronto CHASS system:
► Sci-Hub Problems and Questions
What is Sci-Hub?
Sci-Hub is a search interface that works with a repository called Library Genesis (LibGen) to give readers access to a collection of articles taken illegally from scientific journals. In addition to drawing on the LibGen repository, Sci-Hub also uses the login credentials of university employees to bypass institutional authentication barriers and access journal content to which the university has licensed access.
The Leddy Library is happy to announce the publication of the proceedings of the 11th Ontario Society for the Study of Argumentation Conference. This year's timely theme is Argumentation, Objectivity and Bias. The 174 articles, commentaries, and keynotes are now available open access in Scholarship at UWindsor along with the publications from OSSA 1-10. Thanks to everyone involved in making this possible.
From the OSSA 11 editors:
The Leddy Library invites you to our Open Access Week 2016 events. Open Access Week (October 24 - 28th) is a global event now entering its eighth year. This international event is an opportunity for researchers around the world to continue to learn about the benefits of Open Access, to share their experience with colleagues, and to help improve access to scholarship and research around the world.