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The Art of Science: The Islamic Scientific Manuscript Initiative

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Posted in Bibliography, Cultural Archives & Curation, Major Projects, Projects, Resources, Texts & Languages

    Often overlooked after the European Renaissance, the rich world of the rational sciences in Islamic countries is being revealed by the work of Dr. Jamil Ragep and his team at McGill’s Institute of Islamic Studies under the umbrella group

Characterizing a Collection: An Analysis of the McGill Library System

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Posted in Cultural Archives & Curation, Methods Research, Projects, Research

  Online library catalogues are not often regarded as sources for historical analysis. While they are designed and used for resource location, their consideration as a primary source document is infrequent.

Interrogating the Anthology: The Database of Romantic Poets

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  One of the popular forms of 19th-century English literary culture , the poetic anthology presents interesting questions regarding the selection and representation of its contents. 

“Google Scores”: SIMSSA at McGill

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     Single Interface for Musical Score Searching and Analysis (or SIMSSA) is the brainchild of principal investigator Dr. Ichiro Fujinaga, who, along with Dr. Julie Cumming (McGill) , Dr. Laurent Pugin (RISM, Switzerland) and Dr. George Tzanetakis (University of Victoria),

Ming Qing Women’s Writings

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       Nearly ten years ago, Dr. Grace Fong (McGill) began an ambitious digitization project that made accessible, some for the first time, close to 90 poetry collections produced by Chinese women writers during the Ming and Qing dynasties (spanning