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Register now for 2 upcoming Copyright workshops

Register now for 2 upcoming sessions on what you need to know about copyright for your thesis and teaching.

Global News looks at the 48-hour hackathon that the TFDL hosted

It’s not usually a good thing when you hear about people hacking into government data, but for 48 hours this weekend, students, entrepreneurs and amateur developers are being invited to comb through the government’s raw data online. The point? To come up with apps that can help everyday Canadians.

HIGHLIGHT: Canadian Architectural Archives

Canadian superheroes and amazing adventures are tucked away in this collection of clippings, comic books, reference books, newspaper sheets and original artwork. The items belonged to George James Morley, the founder and publisher of a fanzine for Canadian comic strip collectors, an avid amateur comic artist and a man passionate about researching comic art. His collection was donated to the University of Calgary in 2005.

Digital Media Commons to host technology workshops

A series of free workshops beginning later this month will give insight into the worlds of 3D prototyping and printing, video animation and designing gadgets using sensor technology. Sessions are organized by the digital technologies team in Libraries and Cultural Resources.

TFDL to host weekend-long national coding spree

For the second year in a row, the University of Calgary will host dozens of coding enthusiasts for the Canadian Open Data Experience (CODE). CODE is a national app development competition and the Taylor Family Digital Library is the Calgary hub. The goal of the competition is to help young entrepreneurs gain industry knowledge and connections so they can bring their ideas to market.

Founders' Gallery exhibit documents Iran's political and social upheaval

In Iran where they were born, they’re known as the “Burnt Generation,” having grown up amidst scorching political events from the 1979 Iranian evolution to the 1980-1988 Iran-Iraq war in which a million people were killed.

Every bank note tells a story

When you haul out your wallet or dig in your pocket for a fiver, you’re more likely thinking about what you’re about to buy than the story behind the symbols and pictures on the bills.