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Casey Wood Collections Project

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Posted in Cultural Archives & Curation, Projects

In its current state, the Casey Wood Collections Project is a blog run by Nick Whitfield (Postdoctoral Fellow, Social Studies of Medicine), Anna Winterbottom (Postdoctoral Fellow with the IOWC), and Anna Dysert (PhD student, Department of History, and liaison librarian

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Posted in Audio / Visual, Projects, Visualization

   If you want to see a manuscript that is housed in Berlin and you are located in Montreal, libraries have a few ways of showing you the pages online. You can scroll through thumbnail images, go page-by-page, or download

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Miniature Treasures: Digital Chapbooks at McGill

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Posted in Cultural Archives & Curation, Major Projects, Projects

  At the beginning of our interview, Sharon Rankin of McGill Rare Books and Special Collections (RBSC), pulled a tiny, illustrated book from an archival envelope.

Characterizing a Collection: An Analysis of the McGill Library System

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  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.

Ming Qing Women’s Writings

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

       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

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