Our library catalogue has been lovingly updated and with the update comes the return of two features that we know were missed.
The Leddy Library has a variety of different video formats in our collections, namely: video cassettes, DVDs and streaming video. Now, by selecting video from the All formats drop down menu, you can search all video formats at once.
For the week of November 26th - December 14th 2012, you can donate food for fines!
That's right! You can make a donation to the University of Windsor Food Bank and help fellow students reducing your own library fines. Here are the conditions:
A group from the Leddy Library is hoping to change the face of men’s health, and its members are putting their faces on the line.
Franco Magliaro, John Minos, Brian Owens, Joe Silvestri and Dino Spagnuolo have joined the Movember movement, growing moustaches through the month of November in an effort to raise awareness and funds in support of men’s health issues, especially prostate cancer.
“We were just talking one day and decided to combine our efforts as a team,” says Magliaro, captain of Mo Leddy. “We hope our colleagues will pitch in and make a donation.”
Student input helped to inform the strategic direction of the Leddy Library, says its dean Gwen Ebbett, and its focus on five key points.
The library recently unveiled its plan, which dovetails with the objectives of the University’s plan, Thinking Forward … Taking Action.
“In truth, it was not that difficult for us to come up with our goals,” Ebbett says. “We are already making movement on a number of these items.”
The plan lays out a course of action to:
In the Computer Help part of the Leddy Library website, we have a section let you know all the ways you can access library-subscribed materials from off-campus
There you can find out about Leddy Library's new Reload and UWin bookmarklet:
Drag this link to your browser's toolbar: Reload and UWin
It's almost the end of Open Access Week and I don't know about you, but I'm having a hard time reading large amounts of text on a Friday afternoon. If you are in the same boat, then you might appreciate these videos about Open Access.
The first is called What is Open Access and is drawn by Jorge Cham of PHD Comics:
Like so many other folks around the world, the Leddy Library is celebrating Open Access Week.
We celebrate as Open Access gains momentum in the scholarly world while recognizing that the concept of Open Access is not understood by everyone. My favourite definition of Open Access comes from Peter Suber:
Open-access (OA) literature is digital, online, free of charge, and free of most copyright and licensing restrictions.
If you go to Google.com today, you will see a Google Doodle that celebrates a classic comic from yesteryear: Little Nemo in Slumberland.
Of course, while today's Google Doodle is larger than normal to accommodate this famously oversized comic, it still doesn't really do the real thing justice.