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A Glimpse into Richard Johnston’s Collection of Playing Cards

Dr. Johnston was an avid collector of playing cards, which he gathered throughout his busy career and travels. His collection of playing cards, held in Archives and Special Collections, consists of more than 600 decks created in the 19th and 20th century. This bww exhibit on display until April 30th in suite 520 of TFDL.

Calgary Herald: The Goddess of the North returns from exile

Superheroes never die — although they sometimes need a 70-year break from the action. And so, among the special collections of the University of Calgary’s libraries and cultural resources, Nelvana, the Inuit Goddess of the Northern Lights, rises again.

TFDL's Visualization Studio enhances appreciation of visual poetry

At a public lecture last month in the Taylor Family Digital Library, Calgary Poet Laureate Derek Beaulieu presented his work Prose of the Trans-Canada, an eye-catching, contemporary visual response to La prose du transsibérien by high modernists Blaise Cendrars and Sonia Delaunay in 1913. Beaulieu's work combines traditional poetry with cartography and graphic design into a dynamic field which is designed to be looked at instead of read.

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.

Chuck Humphrey presentation on establishing a national digital platform February 9th in the Gallery Hall

Chuck Humphrey of Portage Network to speak Feb. 9 about developments in research data management

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.

Art and Meditation at the Nickle

Held in conjunction with the Student’s Union Stress-Less Week. Find relief from papers, labs, and exams with Chelsea Rushton, who will guide body-focused yoga nidra meditations in the Nickle Galleries.

LCR Next: Strategic Directions

Realizing Eyes High is a statement of vision for next-generation libraries based on the University’s Eyes High foundational commitments. This high-level statement of strategic direction, combined with enabling capacities necessary for their realization, reflects the changing nature of organizational planning, emphasizing agility, responsiveness, innovation, and impact.