MRU Library

Sustainability in Alberta – What You Need To Know

The MRU Library is pleased to welcome Sustainability in Alberta – What You Need to Know on Tuesday, September 26, 2017. This event will take place in the Ideas Visualization Lounge (EL1270) from 12:30-1:50pm.

Join the Institute for Environmental Sustainability in an engaging, expert panel discussion on what sustainability means to government, industry, and advocacy agencies.

This event is free of charge and open to all.

Swipe to Release Printing!

Our campus card swipe to release printing is up and running! We now have four printers in the Computer Commons and a printer in the Printing Rooms on each floor. Make sure you have a balance on your printing account by using a Pcounter deposit station on campus. After selecting print from one of our computers or from your device using http://webprint.mtroyal.ca, go to one of our printers in the MRU Library and swipe your campus card to release your print job. You will have to register with the system once using your MyMRU username and password and then after that it will be just a swipe each time. If you forget your campus card, you can release your print job with your MyMRU username and password. Have a colour print job? Our colour printer is in the first floor printing room.

Visit us for DOYYC!

Take a look at the new Riddell Library and Learning Centre during Doors Open YYC on September 23!

The RLLC is a 16,000-square-metre, four-storey stand-alone LEED gold-certified building with state-of-the-art technology in visualization classrooms, 360 visualization room, a dedicated makerspace, treadmill desks.

Look forward to:

  • Live, interactive demos of the Maker Studio
  • Demos of the Visualization classroom
  • Viewing the Archives and Special Collections
  • Take a guided or self guided tour

More information on the DOYYC website

Database Trial – Canada Ebook Subscription

We currently have a trial of an exciting new ebook package! Canada Ebook Subscription is a database that currently has 9,940 titles with a cross-disciplinary Canada-specific focus, including 290 newly-added titles (160 English / 130 French)

This resources features titles from Academic, Education, Small and Trade presses including: Canadian Science (NRC Research Press); Grey House; IDRC Books/Les Éditions du CRDI; Les Presses de l’Université de Montréal; University of Alberta Press; Pembroke; Canadian Museum of History; Coteau Books; Talonbooks; Nimbus Publishing; Ontario Genealogical Society

To access and test out this new resource use the following login information:

 

URL – https://libproxy.mtroyal.ca/login?url=https://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/coppulca

Username: coppultaleln1
Password: Upd48KD2

New faces and expertise in the Library – Maker studio and Visualization spaces

With some of our new spaces in the Library we have also added new staff with matching expertise.

Maker studio

The Maker Studio is a creative space for students, faculty and community users to experiment with new technologies and tools to tackle projects and explore ideas and concepts in a hands-on way. Users from the MRU community can design objects and creations for their research, coursework, or personal projects. Currently located in EL 1355, we looking forward to having the larger Maker Studio (EL 1245) completed by January 2018.

Contact Sandra Sarmiento, Technology Facilitator,  at ssarmiento@mtroyal.ca or 403.440.7789 with any questions about using the Maker Studio technology.

Visualization spaces

  • Ideas Visualization Lounge
    • Located on the first floor (EL 1270), the Ideas Visualization Lounge is an exciting event and presentation space, designed to support Library and campus programming with public lectures, presentations, workshops and other interactive events. The state-of-the-art interactive visualization wall is ideal for large-scale displays to augment events and programs. Construction is expected to be complete by the end of August.
  • Visualization classroom
    • The Visualization Classroom, located on the first floor in EL1441, offers a state-of-the-art interactive visualization wall ideal for large-scale displays of text, images, video, data etc.  This exciting new teaching, learning and research space enables innovative teaching and unique opportunities to explore, learn, create and share. Construction is expected to be complete by the end of September 2017.
  • Immersion Studio
    • The Immersion Studio (EL3345) takes experiential and immersive learning to a new level. This “grey box” room allows projection of images or information on all four walls of the room at the same time, creating a unique 360º experience for teaching, learning and research. Construction is expected to be complete by October 2017

Contact Anna Nuhn – Visualization Specialist – anuhn@mtroyal.ca or 403.440.7088

Take a look at our streaming video collections

Want to see what we have in our streaming video collections?  New content being added all the time

Our amazing streaming video collections can be embedded into Blackboard or viewed from home!

Films on Demand – large multidisciplinary collection

Over 6000 videos covering most subject areas. This database also lets you create playlists and make your own films by putting together clips from different videos!

 CBC streaming video and audio – CURIO – multidisciplinary, CBC

Contains video and radio content from the CBC. You can create your own account and playlists using this code: YP8C-LVK5

NFB Streaming Videos – CAMPUS – multidisciplinary, Canadian content focus
The National Film Board CAMPUS offers hundreds of films including documentaries, interviews, animated films and more on their website. Users can sign up for a  free accounts to create playlists and access teaching resources.

Kanopy – focus on arts and social sciences
This large collection of films covers all genres but is especially well-suited for use in Women’s Studies, Sociology, Race Studies, Communication, Anthropology, Education, and Psychology courses

See a complete list of our streaming video databases

Persistent links to Library resources have changed

The Library’s proxy server has been updated in order to address some security concerns and improve performance.  The proxy server allows users to access our licensed resources from off-campus.  As part of this work, it has been necessary to change the proxy prefix, or the string of text at the beginning of persistent URLs to licensed journal articles, ebooks, and streaming videos.  The proxy prefix, added to the beginning of a link, allows MRU students, staff, and faculty to access that content from off campus.

The majority of URLs in Blackboard and WordPress have been updated automatically.  However, some older links, or links that are embedded in another document (such as a MSWord document, a Google Doc, or a PDF) will not have been updated.  Instructors, please check that your links are working from off-campus, and use the new prefix for any new links you may add to your courses. Our link builder may assist with this.

Old proxy prefixes are:
http://library.mtroyal.ca:2048/login?url=
http://library.mtroyal.ca/login?url=

New prefix is:
http://libproxy.mtroyal.ca/login?url=

If you have any questions about this project or would like assistance updating links, please contact your Subject Librarian, Andrew Reil (areil@mtroyal.ca; 440-7002), or ask at the RLLC’s Service Desk.

Food for Fines Every Tuesday

Patrons (including faculty and staff) are encouraged to bring in non-perishable food donations to the library for the SAMRU Peer Support Centre Food Bank on any Tuesday to receive up to $5.00 off of their library overdue fines.  It is a maximum $5.00 reduction in overdue fines per Food for Fines Tuesday.

Items in high demand include: powdered or canned milk; canned tuna, salmon or meat; canned fruits and vegetables; sugar, coffee, and tea; peanut butter; pasta and pasta sauce; baby food and baby formula.  There is also a great need for toothpaste, toothbrushes, soap, shampoo, baby care items, toilet paper and feminine hygiene products.

Even if you don’t have any Library fines, please consider making a donation, your generosity will be appreciated.

Please call 403-440-6019 or drop by the Service Desk for more information.