Category Archives: YUL News

Scott Library Announces New Family Room

The York University Libraries are announcing an enhanced service: a quiet, private space for parents or caregivers who are breastfeeding where they can breastfeed and other wise care for their babies. This space, called the Scott Library Family Room is available in Central Square 133B and has some soft seating, a refrigerator for storing breast […]

Scholars Portal outage on Canada Day

Please note that all Scholars Portal services (books, journals, GeoPortal, RACER, and Dataverse) will be unavailable from Saturday, June 30th at 5pm until Sunday, July 1st at 5pm due to a scheduled power shutdown at the University of Toronto. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Introducing… The Abstract

York University Libraries (YUL) is pleased to announce the release of The Abstract, a triannual newsletter designed to shared collections-related updates with the campus community. Collections are at the heart of the Libraries’ mission to support teaching, learning and research at York. In this first issue, we highlight important trends that are changing the landscape […]

Talk on Open Data in Context Nov 22, 2017

the Office of the Master, McLaughlin College & York Collegium for Practical Ethics are hosting a lunchtime talk by Joy Kirchner, Dean of Libraries, and Andrea Kosavic, Acting Associate Dean, Digital Engagement and Strategy Open Data in Context: Balancing the Benefits of Openness Wednesday, November 22, 2017 12:00 – 1:30 P.M. 140 Mclaughlin College RSVP: […]

Pessoa Desdobrado Art Exhibit – EXTENDED

Check out the exciting new art exhibit titled Pessoa Desdobrado (Pessoa Unveiled) works inspired by the work of Fernando Pessoa. Where: Scott Library, Art Walk, 2nd floor (leading to the Collaboratory) The exhibit has been extended until January This exhibition is a joint initiative between the Portuguese & Luso-Brazilian Studies program, Scott Library, the Walnut […]

SIRSI Upgrade on October 26, 2017

On October 26, 2017 the SIRSI system that underpins the cataloguing, acquisition and circulation processes in the libraries will be upgraded from version 3.4.5 to 3.5.2.1. The upgrade is a complex process and will require the system to be out of service from 6:00am to 5:00pm as work will be conducted directly with SIRSI Dynix. […]

Waterloo and York researchers awarded Mellon Foundation grant

TORONTO, June 29, 2017 − The University of Waterloo and York University have been awarded a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to make petabytes of historical internet content accessible to scholars and others interested in researching the recent past. Accessing and analyzing large web archives are currently prohibitive challenges for most researchers in […]

“Indian” Residential Schools: Can truth lead to reconciliation?” Event April 28

“On Friday, April 28th, York University Libraries will be running the event, “Indian” Residential Schools: Can truth lead to reconciliation?”, in response to the Truth & Reconciliation Commission’s “Calls to Action”. York scholars, Bonita Lawrence and Celia Haig-Brown, will speak on the history and legacy of “Indian” residential schools in Canada, 10:00am-12:00pm. In the afternoon, […]