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Join us on Monday for a Summer Code Party

June 21st, 2012 by Mita

Want to learn how to re-mix a website?

Mita Williams, User Experience Librarian of the Leddy Library, is hosting a very informal “Kitchen Table Learn Something” at The Williams Cafe in the Leddy Library on Monday, June 25th, from 1:30 – 2:30 pm.  Feel free to register for reminders and more information or just drop by.

This “Kitchen Table” event is part of Mozilla’s Summer Code Party.

The goal: help millions of people move from using the web to making the web. As part of Mozilla’s non-profit mission, we want to help the world increase their understanding of the web, take greater control of their online lives, and create a more web literate planet.

Please be aware that The Williams Cafe is not currently open.

Copyright update

May 22nd, 2012 by Mita

On May 18th, Gwendolyn Ebbett, Dean of the Library and University of Windsor Copyright Officer, sent a copyright update to all faculty, staff and students that can be found on the University of Windsor copyright site.

Library is closed on Monday for Victoria Day

May 18th, 2012 by Mita

The Leddy Library will be closed on Monday, May 21st

Celebrate Victoria Day with British Library Newspapers trial

May 15th, 2012 by Heidi

Leddy Library has a trial of the new 19th-century British Library Newspapers database.  Users must be on campus to access this trial.  The most comprehensive range of national, regional and local newspapers in 19th century Britain ever made available in a digital collection, 19th Century British Library Newspapers Part I and Part II provide a range of publications to reflect the social, political and cultural events of the times.Taken directly from the extensive holdings of the British Library, the selected publications provide coverage of well-known historic events, cultural icons, sporting events, the arts, culture and other national pastimes. At a time when newspapers were emerging as a prerequisite medium of commercially-minded societies and major cities, their pages — from articles to advertisements — provide researchers with unique, first-hand perspective.



Users can search across a large range of titles, not typically available at any one institution, and can perform full-text searches, use hit-term highlighting and view specific article types

Please note this trial is only available on campus and until June 12, 2012.  Please let us know (LeddyRef AT uwindsor.ca) what you think about 19th Century British Library Newspapers 



May 8th, 2012 by sberg

Leddy Libraries’ Librarian Research Series will continue Friday, May11th at 11:00 with the presentation, “Students Helping Students:  Measuring the Impact of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Mentor Program (FASSMP)”. Information Literacy Librarian, Tamsin Bolton along with colleague and co-researcher, Tina Pugliese from the Drama Department will be presenting their collaborative research on the University of Windsor’s FASSMP. The researchers will be joined by five students from the mentorship program who will share their insights on and experiences with the mentorship program.

Please join us Friday, May 11 at 11:00am, Room 302 West Building, Leddy Library.

Resources/services (e.g. e-journals and e-books platforms) n/a midnight to 4am, May 5

May 1st, 2012 by Jennifer

Maintenance is scheduled to begin Friday May 4th at 23:59 and end May 5th at 04:00 (EST). This maintenance window is being used to upgrade existing network hardware. During this time, all Scholars Portal services (including Journals, Books, RACER, WizFolio, ODESI, GeoPortal, ASK a Librarian, Refworks, SFX, Verde) with be unavailable. We’re sorry for the interruption and appreciate your understanding.

Research Series: Kristi Thompson & Victoria Paraschak

May 1st, 2012 by sberg

Leddy Libraries’ Librarian Research Series will continue Friday, May4th at 11:00 with the presentation, “Finding Strength(s): Insights on Canadian Aboriginal Physical Cultural Practices”. Data Librarian, Kristi Thompson and colleague and co-researcher, Victoria Paraschak from Human Kinetics will be presenting their interesting collaborative research on the Canadian Aboriginal community and their physical cultural practices.

Please join us Friday, May 4 at 11:00am, Room 302 West Building, Leddy Library.

Research Series: Karen Pillon

April 26th, 2012 by sberg

Leddy Libraries’ Librarian Research Series will continue Friday, April 27th at 11:00 with Karen Pillon presenting, “No students turned away: Using Kohlberg 6 Stages of Moral Development to inform a customer service model.” Karen, Head of Access Service, Leddy Library, will present her exploration of the potential application of Lawrence Kohlberg’s work to build a stronger customer service model at Leddy Library.

Join us Friday, April 27 at 11:00am, Room 302 West Building, Leddy Library.

Special Collections: War of 1812 material

April 16th, 2012 by Heidi

Read about Dr Brian Owens’ work to collect materials in anticipation of the bicentennial of the War of 1812. He has a surprising take on the big three legends of the conflict – General Isaac Brock, Chief Tecumseh, and Laura Secord. Click here to read about it in the Daily News.

Two New History Resource Trials at Leddy

April 9th, 2012 by Heidi

Leddy Library currently has two active trials of historical resources.  These trials are available only for the specified periods and are available only on campus.  Please let us know if you have any feedback on these trials.

Welcome to British Records on the Atlantic World, 1700-1900 from Microform Academic Publishers (available here until May 2, 2012)

This series brings together a wealth of collections spanning two centuries of Britain’s colonisation, commercial, missionary and even literary relations with Africa and the Americas. Alongside the records of Liverpool merchants involved in the infamous Triangular Trade, there are those of slave plantation owners, of early Anglican missionaries, of naval and customs officials, and of a group of socialists from Lancashire, who maintained a lengthy correspondence over many years with the father of American poetry.



American Antiquarian Society (AAS) Historical Periodicals Collection: Series 1-5: (Available here until June 1, 2012)

This collection includes digitized images of American magazines and journals never before available outside the walls of the AAS, and is not available for acquisition in digital form from any other source. More than 7,600 periodicals comprised of over seven million pages are available, eclipsing all other online resources in this area.