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OCAD U Library 2015 Fall: Newsletter

Quarterly newsletter from the OCAD U library, featuring updates and articles about our services.

Library News

LIBRARY SELFIE SCAVENGER HUNT

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LIBRARY NEWS

  • LEARNING ZONE ReUseHub: help increase sustainability and share resources
  • E-RESERVES: did you know the library offers an online course reserves service?
  • DON'T PAY LIBRARY FINES EVER AGAIN!
  • BOOK SALE: mark your calendars

Library Collections

ENHANCING ACCESSIBILITY

The library technical services department has been working behind the scenes on improvements to both access and accessibility.  Changes have been incorporated into how library records are catalogued in order to maximize their discoverability Learn more...

Visual Resources

(Image: Feminist Art Conference. http://factoronto.org/)

DID YOU KNOW...

that the Ontario College of Art hosted a "Women in the Arts" conference in 1973, accompanied by the student exhibition "Women's Work"? Material from that historical event will be on display at the Feminist Art Conference (FAC) hosted by OCAD University from September 24-27. Ilene Sova, FAC founder and coordinator, researched the history of feminism at the school by pouring over event photo and video documentation, exhibition ephemera, and student publications held in the OCAD University Archives. We are thrilled to be able to provide some historical context to FAC 2015! 

Read more news stories from Visual Resources & Special Collections....

Reference Services

ARE YOU INFORMATION LITERATE?

A recent 2010 Perceptions of Libraries study on research habits among university-level students found that:

  • 83% of students start all research with a search engine
  • 7% start with Wikipedia. 

Despite these research habits, in comparison to search engines, students believe that libraries are more trustworthy!

So why don’t we begin searches—especially for academic research purposes—using a library collection when we know that they offer access to more authoritative information? 

Become "information literate"...

Display and New Books!

Graphic Novels Display

New Graphic Novels Display

Voici Paris

E-Learning

SUMMON SURVEY

In the 2014 fall term the Library formally launched Summon, a “web scale discovery system” which offers a Google-like search of much of the library’s physical and digital resources.  A quick search of Summon offers OCAD U users access to countless books, ebooks, news articles, streaming media and scholarly journal articles. 

Find out more...