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UNB Libraries: online operations only

UNB Libraries has shifted operations to online delivery of services and resources. We are now closed to in-person access and will be focused on online services to students as they finish off the term remotely, to instructors as they complete this term’s courses, and to the provision of resources and support for student and faculty researchers. Links to library services, resources and contact information to support study and research from home are found here: https://lib.unb.ca/services/researching-remotely

Online collections and research guides will be available, but access to physical collections will not be possible.  Document Delivery service will continue in digital format to the extent possible. 

Late fees will be automatically suspended for items due from March 14, 2020 to September 14, 2020. You can still return items to our book drop at the back of the Harriet Irving Library or to the Hans W. Klohn Commons. Please do not return items if you are self-isolating. Items can be renewed online.  Please use AskUs if you need help.

We thank you for your understanding in these difficult circumstances.

Lesley Balcom 
Dean, UNB Libraries

Wiki-edit-a-thon

Join us Friday, March 13th from 1-4 pm at Milham Room 100 in the Harriet Irving Library for The Charlotte Smith Beachy Head Wiki-edit-a-thon!  

This is a public humanities event, led by students in Dr. Elizabeth Effinger's ENGL 3400 class, and in partnership with UNB Libraries and Art+Feminism, an international organization dedicated to expanding women’s place in Wikipedia both in terms of content and as content-creators.

Despite her status as one of the Romantic era’s most influential poets, Charlotte Smith fell into obscurity in later life and soon after her death, disappeared from both art and academia for nearly 200 years. This will soon change!  We will bring attention to Charlotte Smith through editing the Wikipedia page for her final—and most ambitious—work. Participants will undergo hands-on training in digital editorial practices to edit and expand the Wikipedia entry for Beachy Head. Special remarks will be made by Dr. Elizabeth Dolan (Lehigh University), Deputy Provost for Graduate Education, and leading Charlotte Smith scholar; and Jeannie Bail (UNB Libraries), Director of Learning & Research Services.

All are welcome as we recognize Charlotte Smith’s magnum opus!  Light refreshments will be served.

Follow us on Twitter @smithbeachy and email questions to Dr. Elizabeth Effinger, eeffinge@unb.ca.

PLANNED POWER OUTAGE

Due to a planned power shutdown to upgrade its electrical infrastructure, Harriet Irving Library will be closed on Saturday, February 29th. Access to many electronic services such as the Library website, e-resources, research guides and document delivery will be affected during this outage for all library users on both the Fredericton and Saint John campuses.

The electrical shutdown is scheduled to begin at closing (9pm) on Friday, February 28th, and will extend into the next day (Saturday). As such, the entire HIL building will be closed Saturday, February 29th, and will reopen on Sunday, March 1st at 10am. Please note that access to electronic services will be affected slightly earlier on Friday night (8pm). 

Alternative study space is available on Saturday at the Engineering & Computer Science and Science & Forestry Libraries, which will be open usual hours (noon-5:00pm). 

Fair Dealing Week 2020

What is fair dealing?

You probably make use of fair dealing every day without even realizing it, whether emailing a news article to a friend, using a clip from a song, using a copyrighted image on social media, or quoting passages from a book when writing an essay.  Activities such as these are not considered to be copyright infringement – in fact, the ability for users to make copies for specific purposes is an integral part of the Canadian Copyright Act.

Every year libraries and educational institutions across North America celebrate the rules that allow sharing of portions of published works for research and education. In celebration of Fair Dealing Week 2020 please join us for one of the following events!

More information on Fair Dealing in Canada!

Date Time Location Event
Feb 25, Tuesday 10:00am - 11:00am Harriet Irving Library, Board Room #206

Essential Copyright Exceptions for Students and Staff

We will be examining the exceptions beyond fair dealing that students can use in the course of their education. These exceptions are also essential knowledge for instructors, librarians, and staff who advise and assist students. This webinar will cover four main topics: user-generated content, image use, theses, and issues raised by e-textbooks.

Feb 25, Tuesday 1:30pm - 3:00pm

Hans W. Klohn Common,

Room #107

Copyright and Scholarly Publishing

Images are playing an increasingly prevalent role in every facet of our digital expression. This session will explore the effectiveness, sourcing and evaluation of images for personal and professional use. In celebration of Fair Dealing Week in Canada, we will practice the skills presented in the session by applying some of the rules of the Canadian Copyright Act and how to properly (and legally) use others’ works in our own.

Feb 26, Wednesday 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Harriet Irving Library,

Milham Room #100

A not-so-painful way to learn Copyright basics

Learn to recognize some of the basic rules around sharing and distributing published works with a rousing hand of the Canadian Copyright Card Game!

Cancelled due to weather conditions —to be rescheduled

 

Harriet Irving Library,

Learning Lab Room #112

Copyright and Scholarly Publishing — to be rescheduled

Images are playing an increasingly prevalent role in every facet of our digital expression. This session will explore the effectiveness, sourcing and evaluation of images for personal and professional use. In celebration of Fair Dealing Week in Canada, we will practice the skills presented in the session by applying some of the rules of the Canadian Copyright Act and how to properly (and legally) use others’ works in our own. RSVP

 

In Charge: Women Talk Entrepreneurship

We are excited to announce that Judith Mackin will be our featured speaker for the next In Charge: Women Talk Entrepreneurship event!

Join us at Tuck Studio in Saint John on March 12th at 6:30pm to hear Judith explore how she proudly calls herself an entrepreneur, and discuss her company’s commitment to their customers, community, and team.

In Charge: Women Talk Entrepreneurship is a speaker series from UNB Libraries focused on highlighting the inspirational and innovative careers of female entrepreneurs in New Brunswick with the overarching goal to foster and inspire entrepreneurial thinking.

RSVP: eventbrite

Tuck Studio is located at 122 Prince William St, Saint John

 

Investext Database

Have you tried Investext yet? A great database for Business, Economics, and Entrepreneurship faculty/students conducting market intelligence research.

Investext contains current and historical company, industry, investment and market intelligence reports written by analysts from 1700 investment banks, brokerage houses and independent research organizations. (e.g Barclays, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank,  JP Morgan, Marketline, and Wells Fargo).
Reports can be retrieved by company name or ticker symbol, region, country, industry, subject, category, as well as by keyword. Industries are broken out into Financials, Healthcare, Technology, Telecommunications Services, Utilities, Energy, Basic Materials, Industrials, Consumer Cyclicals and Non-Cyclicals.  Names of investment banks and research organizations can be searched by selecting “Contributor.”