Category Archives: Announcement

Citation Management Workshops

Please be reminded that UNB Libraries has made the decision to cancel our subscription to RefWorks in favour of supporting freely available citation management alternatives like Zotero and Mendeley.  Our license with RefWorks will come to an end on August 31st of this year.  Any RefWorks content that has not been transferred from RefWorks into a new software will be irretrievably lost on that date.

We encourage current RefWorks users to continue using citation management software, and recommend transitioning to one of the popular online tools: Zotero or Mendeley. For more information about how these tools compare to one another, and to RefWorks, see the Comparison of Citation Management Software Programs table on the library website.

UNB Libraries staff and resources are available to support you as you make the transition from RefWorks to a free online option.  In addition to video support for Zotero and Mendeley, and individual in-person assistance, we will be hosting two workshops at the Harriet Irving Library on UNB Fredericton Campus.

Session 1 –  June 28th at 2:00 PM (Learning Lab, Room 112)

Session 2 –  July 20th at 10:00 AM (Learning Lab, Room 112)

A workshop will also be hosted on the Saint John Campus in the HWK Commons.

SJ SessionJuly 13th at 9:30 AM (Commons Room #G16)

We recognize the inconvenience that cancelling RefWorks will cause current users, and offer our apologies.  If you require support for your content migration and none of the sessions above work with your schedule, please do not hesitate to contact us directly for individual support.  In Fredericton, you can book an appointment with Richelle Witherspoon (phone: 453-4602 | email:  refworksmigration@unb.ca ); in Saint John, requests can be directed to Diane Buhay (phone: 648-5712 | email: refworksmigration.sj@unb.ca).

We are ready and willing to assist you as you make this transition.

 

 

New Photography Exhibit

A new Photography Exhibit REFLECTIONS is located on the 1st floor of the Harriet Irving Library.

REFLECTIONS is the product of three years of Adam Travis’ work at the Brunswickan, the campus paper of the University of New Brunswick. Each photo essay highlights a facet of life at UNB and the unique experiences lived by different groups on campus. Despite the fact that an exhibit that showcases the full diversity of UNB would require an exhibit many times larger, many students should find some similarities between their own stories and the stories shown here: from the changing seasons of campus life to the triumph and heartache felt by student athletes, the struggle to balance our wants and obligations felt by Phil Taber and truly unique academic experiences, such as the cardboard boat race.

 

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Fair Dealing Week, 20-24 Feb 2017

In recognition of Fair Dealing Week, educational institutions across Canada celebrate the Fair Dealing provisions of the Canadian Copyright Act. These provisions balance the rights of creators and users of copyright-protected content. As a user-focused exception, fair dealing facilitates the sharing of short excerpts of copyrighted works for the purposes of research, private study, education, parody or satire, criticism or review, and news reporting.

Since the Copyright Modernization Act of 2012, or Bill C-11, expanded the application of Fair Dealing to new contexts of parody, satire, and education, Fair Dealing has become an important option for students, faculty, and researchers sharing copyright-protected content. In the context of teaching, Fair Dealing broadens the range of course readings available to students. For instance, it enables faculty to provide students with readings for interdisciplinary courses and emerging fields of study where textbooks are unavailable. Fair Dealing also facilitates the analysis of short excerpts from course readings and media clips in the classroom. In the context of research, Fair Dealing enables faculty and graduate students to share the latest research, including data sets, with their colleagues.

Overall, Fair Dealing promotes the development of culture and education by facilitating the dissemination of intellectual and creative works.


Under Fair Dealing, you can provide short excerpts of copyrighted content to students and faculty via handout, e-mail communication, D2L, lecture presentation, and classroom display. Specific examples of short excerpts include:

  • a copy of an article from a scientific, technical, or scholarly periodical;
  • a newspaper article;
  • an entry from an encyclopaedia, annotated bibliography, or similar reference material;
  • a short story, play, poem, or essay from a publication containing other works.

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Fair Use Week in the United States

Note that Fair Dealing Week in Canada is a counterpart to Fair Use Week in the United States. Keep in mind that Fair Dealing and Fair Use are distinct legal doctrines. Follow these links, to learn more:


For more information, see UNB Libraries’ Copyright pages.

Fair Dealing supports teaching, learning, and research!

Digital Media Editing Studio @ HIL

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In recognition of the increasing use of digital media modalities for academic and creative expression, UNB Libraries is now providing space for working on media projects (e.g. video, sound, and image, 3D). The studio is primarily intended to meet the multimedia creation and editing needs of UNB students.

The Digital Media Editing Studio is equipped with three 27″ iMacs with Retina 5K display, each loaded with the full Adobe Creative Cloud suite of software applications as well as iMovie and Garageband. Studio quality headphones (ATH-M20x) and Apple SuperDrives to read optical media such as CDs and DVDs are also available.

This new studio supports the creative learning environment at UNB Libraries. We’ve got the space and the tools for you to do your best work. Drop by and check out the new studio in the John B. McNair Learning Commons on the first floor of the Harriet Irving Library.


If you would like more information about the new Digital Media Editing Studio, please contact Marc Bragdon, Film Librarian at UNB Fredericton, (506-458-7741).

Find more information about media in UNB Libraries’ Guide to Film, Image, and Sound Collections and Guide to Media Arts and Cultures.


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Good luck on your exams!

Good luck on ExamsUNB Libraries’ staff wish you “good luck” on your exams!

Just a reminder that computers and quiet study space are in high demand in all our libraries at the moment.

We ask that you please respect everyone’s academic needs.

If you are studying in the Harriet Irving Library, keep in mind that the Milham Room (Room 100) on the first floor, the Seminar Room on the fourth floor, and the study carrels located along the periphery of the building on the fourth floor are the quietest areas in the building.
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Need assistance finding a quiet space? Ask at the help desk of any library at UNB.

You can also Ask Us for help by email, by Instant Message, or by Text (506.800.9044).