Leddy News

MPublishing's Shana Kimball: Oct 23 2-4pm Leddy Library 4th Floor Lounge

Scholarly communication and academic publishing are quickly evolving and these developments are transforming the way we share research and scholarship. The Open Access movement has gained momentum and online electronic publishing is generating new avenues for communication. These changes have created opportunities for universities to increase access to the results research, develop and publish their own journals and monographs, and to share their raw data in order to enable new research.

Does our front page look weird to you?

It's come to our attention that the front page of the Leddy Library website doesn't always look right for those using Internet Explorer. 

We think we have isolated the problem. Ironically, it appears that selecting the Compatibility View from Internet Explorer's Tools menu, causes our page to break. 

Compatibility View is an option in that displays websites as if you were using an earlier version of Internet Explorer.  As this is not necessary for our website, we suggest that you turn off or deselect this option

Trial: Revolutionary War Era Orderly Books from the New-York Historical Society

Given the dearth of soldiers’ diaries, Orderly Books provides historically valuable information about soldiers’ lives. Contains handwritten orderly books from both sides of the Revolutionary War, the French and Indian War, the War of 1812, the frontier and other deployments, documenting military orders, movements and engagements by brigade, regiment, company and other specific military units between 1748 and 1817.

Trial: The Churchill Archives

Expiring October 31st, this on-campus only trial of the Churchill Archive includes more than 800,000 pages of original documents (private letters, speeches, telegrams, manuscripts, government transcripts and other key historical documents), produced between 1874 and 1965, including official exchanges with kings, presidents, politicians, and military leaders.

A Leddy Library pilot project : free and open textbooks

This September about 200 students in a course on Management Information Systems will taking part of a new pilot project spearheaded by the Leddy Library.  The project is a partnership with Flatworld Knowledge to provide free and open online peer-reviewed textbooks that are also available for a variety of digital readers - including the iPad, Kindle and Nook - while also being available in print at a fraction of the traditional cost of a paper textbook. This pilot is the first of its kind in Canada.

What can we learn from the Quebec student protest movement?

Today, student leaders from Coalition large de l'Association pour une Solidarité Syndicale Étudiante (CLASSE) who helped organize the massive students protests in Quebec earlier this year will be on the University of Windsor campus as part of a speaking tour.  The panel discussion begins at 5 p.m. in the Commons area of the CAW Student Centre.

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