Open Access Forum Weighs Lopsided Publishing System

  Posted on: October 26, 2012

What would you think of a public institution that actively supports an industry that’s bleeding it of money? Universities and journal publishers are locked in just that type of relationship, an open-access forum concluded. The recent rise of open-access journals could challenge the power of the commercial academic-journal publishers, such as Elsevier, Sage and Springer…

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Library Hosts Open Access Speaker & Panel

  Posted on: October 13, 2012

The turbulence engulfing scholarly publishing will receive careful examination this month as the TRU Library hosts a forum in recognition of Open Access Week. The forum features Nicole White, Head of the Research Commons at Simon Fraser University. She will describe the Public Knowledge Project, a partnership among several academic institutions that hopes to encourage…

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Thanksgiving Closure

  Posted on: October 3, 2012

All locations of the TRU Library will be closed on Monday 8 October for Canada’s Thanksgiving holiday. (The House of Learning will remain open for study.) AskAway (chat) and email reference services will also be unavailable that day. The Library will reopen at its usual time on Tuesday 9 October. Library staff wish you a…

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ProQuest Databases Functioning Again

  Posted on: September 29, 2012

Canadian Newsstand, CBCA, Sociological Abstracts and other ProQuest databases are back in operation following a weekend disruption. The databases had been unavailable during the weekend until Sunday 30 Sept. at 7 a.m. while ProQuest performed scheduled system maintenance. The Library regrets this inconvenience and thanks you for your patience.

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Interlibrary Loan Function is Back

  Posted on: September 24, 2012

Students and faculty can once again place requests for interlibrary loans. The system was out of commission for several days, during which the “request” function was not working. TRU librarians worked with partner agencies to resolve issues and conduct maintenance. The Library thanks users for their patience during this time. The interlibrary loan (ILL) system…

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Interlibrary Loans Interruption

  Posted on: September 17, 2012

The TRU Library’s interlibrary loan (ILL) system will be performing temporary scheduled maintenance on the evening of Monday, September 17 and the morning of Tuesday, September 18. ILL requesting will not be available during this period.

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ARTstor Maintenance Saturday Night

  Posted on: September 13, 2012

Please be advised that ARTstor will be performing temporary scheduled maintenance on Saturday, September 15 between 7 pm and 11 pm Pacific Time. Access to the ARTstor Digital Library will be temporarily suspended during this time.

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Reserves: Sciences Move to HoL

Course reserves at HoL

  Posted on: September 5, 2012

Please note that starting this September, course reserves for courses in the sciences will be circulated & available to students from the House of Learning 3rd floor library location (as opposed to the Main Library, where most reserves have been held until now). Reserves for courses in the humanities & social sciences will remain in…

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Summon Launch & Open House

Summon goddess with laptop

  Posted on: August 31, 2012

The TRU Library is unveiling Summon, its new search interface. To celebrate the launch of this powerful cross-disciplinary search tool, the librarians are hosting an Open House and hope you will join them. Come and take a look at how Summon can be incorporated into both faculty and student research. Try Summon out for yourself,…

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Orientation Week Contest

  Posted on: August 31, 2012

Drop by any Library branch September 4-7 and enter to win an Art of Research prize pack! What’s in an Art of Research prize pack? The board game Pictionary for when your study group needs to unwind; sidewalk chalk for creative expression; a Crayola Dry Erase Board set; and an Etch a Sketch (perhaps for…

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