Library News for the Faculty of Communication and Culture

Monday, April 20, 2009

Faculty Technology Days 2009

Faculty Technology Days 2009: Teaching and Learning with Technology
For Faculty and Graduate Students
May 5-7, 2009

Registration ends April 30, 2009

Libraries and Cultural Resources, the Teaching and Learning Centre and Information Technologies are pleased to present the annual Faculty Technology Days: Teaching and Learning with Technology, May 5-7, 2009. This 3 day event is open to all faculty and graduate students. There is no charge to attend Faculty Technology Days.

Tom Hickerson, Vice-Provost (Libraries and Cultural Resources and University Librarian), will kick-off FTD with a session on Convergence of Knowledge and Culture: our Design for the Future: the Taylor Family Digital Library. Tom will discuss how the Taylor Family Digital Library (scheduled to open in fall 2010) will bring together libraries, archives, museums, and the university press for the benefit of scholars. It will be a 21st century research facility in the heart of campus which will house a "collection of the future" integrating access to traditional print, museum, and archival materials. Come hear about the strategic plans and learn how the Taylor Library will embody a new campus prototype for learning, teaching and conducting research. There will be time for questions.

For a complete list of sessions click on the Sessions and Registration tab.

New Database: Slavery Abolition and Social Justice 1490-2007

Slavery and Abolition and Social Justice 1490-2007 is designed as portal for slavery and abolition studies, bringing together documents and collections covering 1490-2007, from libraries and archives across the Atlantic world. Close attention is being given to the varieties of slavery, the legacy of slavery, the social justice perspective and the continued existence of slavery today.

Topic coverage includes the African Coast; the Middle Passage; the varieties of slave experience (urban, domestic, industrial, farm, ranch and plantation); Spiritualism and Religion; Resistance and Revolts; the Underground Railroad; the Abolition Movement; Legislation; Education; the Legacy of Slavery and Slavery Today.

The project aims to assemble many substantial clusters of material offering in-depth case studies in America, the Caribbean, Brazil and Cuba along with important material examining European, Islamic and African involvement in the slave trade.