All posts by Tony von Richter

New edition of The Abstract now available

The latest edition of The Abstract, the triannual newsletter chronicling collection updates from York University Libraries, is now available. The publication is produced by members of the Libraries’ Content Development & Analysis Department (CDA) and is designed to help the York community discover, use, and creatively engage with the research collections that are available through […]

Senate approves Open Access Policy

At its meeting on June 25, the Senate of York University approved an Open Access Policy, reinforcing York’s commitment to the democratization of knowledge by making its research widely accessible to citizenry and the global community. “The Open Access Policy advances our mission in the pursuit, preservation and dissemination of knowledge by removing barriers and […]

York University Libraries moving to new search platform in December

The library catalogue isn’t what it used to be. Today, it moves beyond searching one single catalogue, allowing users to simultaneously search across many library databases and electronic resources. Beginning in December, York University Libraries will implement a superior search platform through a partnership with 13 other Ontario university libraries. This initiative, Collaborative Futures, is […]

Opening Up The Academy

Joy Kirchner, Dean of Libraries at York University, will describe trends in citizen participatory research and scholarship by drawing upon a variety of examples that speak to a new vision for citizen engaged research and scholarship. Opening Up The Academy is part of a series of events being run by York University Libraries as part of […]

Fake News and the 2019 Federal Election

  With a federal election coming up in October, learn how to best separate the real news from all the fake information circulating online. Featuring Dr. Dennis Pilon (Department of Politics), Gail Cohen (former journalist-in-residence, Osgoode Hall Law School), John Dupuis (York University Libraries) and Dr. David Montgomery (York University Libraries) we will discuss just what constitutes […]

Attend the Libraries’ Systematic Review Workshop Series

While systematic reviews are commonly conducted in health disciplines, they are now becoming increasingly popular in biology, environmental disciplines, education, social work and social sciences. This interactive workshop series will provide faculty, graduate students, librarians, and community members with a stronger understanding of the systematic review process and how it can be applied in your […]

Student’s thousands of edits inspired by Edit-a-Thons at York University Libraries

By Katrina Cohen-Palacios, archivist and Edit-a-Thon co-organizer With over 40,000 edits in Wikipedia, Hannah Feldbloom, a third-year criminology student at York University, is an expert in improving and safeguarding the online encyclopedia’s authoritativeness and reliability. Three years ago, Feldbloom stepped into Steacie Library during the Ada Lovelace Day Edit-a-thon, an annual event dedicated to creating, expanding, […]