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Robert Thirsk: TFDL more than just a place to house books

Robert Thirsk's blogs about his tour of the TFDL.

HIGHLIGHT: Library and Archives, The Military Museums of Calgary

The University of Calgary operates the Library and Archives at The Military Museums of Calgary, which has over 20,000 items related to military history and strategic studies with an emphasis on Canada. Collections document everything from the history of warfare and peacekeeping operations to training and weaponry. Housed in this library is the Chicksands Collection, one of the largest collections of military-related texts in a Canadian academic library.

Register for a 2 hour, hands-on Thesis Formatting workshop

One of the most daunting tasks that a Graduate Student faces is writing a thesis. The Faculty of Graduate Studies has prepared an extensive set of guidelines to assist you in preparing your thesis for submission. The actual formatting of your thesis can be a challenge so set of templates have been developed to assist you through this preparation process, allowing you to concentrate on the writing rather than worrying about all of the formatting rules.

Falcon Cam returns for 2015 with return of 2 adults

2 adult falcons have been spotted on the ledge this spring. Both adults have 2 bands each on either talon, we are guessing they are 'Callie' and 'Gary'. U/2 on band would be female, Callie, and 3/6 VV for male, Gary.

University of Calgary Press wins accolades for 'Petropolitics'

The downturn in oil prices and the ripple effect throughout the economy have Albertans wondering about the future and hoping for a quick rebound in the market. That makes a book published by the University of Calgary Press particularly timely:Petropolitics: Petroleum Development, Markets and Regulations, Alberta as an Illustrative History. Petropolitics has been named 2014 Book of the Year by the Calgary-based Petroleum History Society. The book explores the history of the industry and trends in oil and natural gas markets.

HIGHLIGHT: Business Library

The Business Library supports the teaching and research activities of students, faculty and alumni of the Haskayne School of Business. The Library offers access to more than 60 full text databases including journal articles from 6000 business journals, company financials and reports, industry information, and a small current reference collection.

HERALD: Gaming reaches into far corners of academic world as U of C builds huge collection

Parents worried their kids will spend too much time at university playing video games should relax — doing so could improve students’ graduation chances in years to come.

Register now for Orientation to 3D Printing workshop

The evolution of printing has now seen the word being used in reference to the creation of 3-dimensional objects transferred from your computer screens as a model to something you can hold in your hands. This technology makes it possible for anything to be printed in 3-D. This orientation will highlight a few of the most common technologies currently used in 3D Printing, various ways to find/make source files for 3D Printing, and will take you through the process we use in the Digital Media Commons 3D Printing service.

HIGHLIGHT: Digital Media Commons – Taylor Family Digital Library

Explore emerging digital collections, high-end Apple hardware, edit suites, touch tables, cutting-edge gaming PCs, retro and contemporary gaming consoles and software in the Digital Media Commons of the Taylor Family Digital Library. The space is full of technology for students, faculty and the public to delve into emerging media such as animation, soundscapes, graphic design and digital video.

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.