Category Archives: Academic Innovation Newsletter

Langara Library is here for you, no bones about it!

  October is Canadian Library Month, dedicated to raising awareness of the important roles libraries play in their communities, especially through the unique services and resources they provide beyond traditionally-imagined book collections. Our own Library and Learning Commons is no … Continue reading

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New streaming video resource: BBC Channel now available in Curio.ca

Langara recently added the BBC Documentaries channel to our Curio.ca subscription. These wide ranging streaming videos from the BBC delve into international history, social justice, earth and space science, medicine, animal behaviour, technology and more. Here are some series to … Continue reading

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Do you use library DVDs in your instruction? We want to hear from you! 

Do you use library DVDs in your instruction? Would you like the option to use the same content via streaming videos? The Library wants to hear from you! Some DVD programs are now also available for purchase as streaming videos. … Continue reading

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Do your students need writing or research support?

The Writing Centre, and the Library and Learning Commons will be offering three research and writing clinics for students during this Fall semester.  Please help us promote and spread the word to your students: ================================ Research and Writing Coach-in Don’t … Continue reading

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Lawsuits and loggerheads: Recent developments in Canadian copyright

The past few months have been incredibly interesting for Canadian copyright –especially for the intellectual property nerds/enthusiasts among us. In June 2019, the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology (INDU) released its report for the statutory review of the … Continue reading

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Media Resources for Indigenization

Over the past year the Langara Library has been working to acquire more resources in the media collection to help support instructors who are working to Indigenize their course content across all subjects. We have tried in particular to emphasize … Continue reading

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Library Server Domain Name Changes – Brightspace Pages May Need Editing

The Library recently moved its Catalog server and Ezproxy server from the langara.bc.ca domain to the langara.ca domain. Ezproxy is the part of our system that allows students and employees to continue to access full-text, subscription databases even when they … Continue reading

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Changes to Safari e-books access method

The access method of the Safari Books Online e-book series has been changed to Langara federated login. One result of this change is the URL links of individual e-book titles have been updated to point to the new login method. … Continue reading

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Streamlining access to Open Access content with Unpaywall

At the end of May, Langara Library started using Unpaywall to make it easier for our users to find Open Access content. This is material that is freely available for all to use, but finding it can sometimes be difficult. … Continue reading

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Research and Writing Coach-In

The Writing Centre, and the Library and Learning Commons are pleased to offer three research and writing clinics for students during this summer semester.  Help us promote and spread the word to your students.  Please feel welcome to share the … Continue reading

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