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Search Everything (Summon) URL change

As part of the University Renaming process, we have scheduled a change to the Search Everything (Summon) URL from ryerson.summon.serialssolutions.com to torontomu.summon.serialssolutions.com. This change will take place the morning of Wednesday July 13. As a result of this change, saved Search Everything URLs may need to be updated or recreated.

Updating Your Links:

Saved Summon links that needs to be updated will start like this:

https://torontomu.summon.serialssolutions.com

Ex. https://torontomu.summon.serialssolutions.com/#!/search?ho=t&include.ft.matches=f&l=en&q=migraine%20medication%20tolerance

Update the link by replacing the text ryerson.summon with torontomu.summon in the URL. When updating URLs keep in mind that you may need to update both the text you see and the underlying link it’s associated with. 

Shortened URLs – Search again

Search Everything (Summon) created shortened URLs will also no longer work. These may be found in saved emails, citation managers, documents, etc. 

Shortened URLs look something like this: https://go.exlibris.link/fxMY7Dj9

When a shortened URL fails, it will redirect the user to the default torontomu.summon.serialssolutions.com webpage where you will have to search for the item again. Searching by title is often the fastest method of locating a known item.

Saved Citations

Citations that reference DOIs as the URL will work without any issue.

Citations that have been saved with the shortened URLs will have to be searched again. Some citation managers will let you search for more metadata (including a new link) which may be something to try before executing a known item search on Summon again. 

Screenshot showing shortened URL in a URL field in citation manager software.
Step 1: Locating the option to Search for additional metadata in Citation Manager.
Screenshot of citation manager showing newly added URL. Text indicating to delete previous URL.
Step 2: Once you have a new URL, you can delete the broken short URL.

If you have questions, or need to refer to more expertise with troubleshooting issues as a result of this change, please email refdesk@ryerson.ca.

Library withhold spring/summer 2022

We hope everyone is having a successful exam period – the spring/summer term is now nearly complete!

  • Please clear any outstanding fines and return overdue items as soon as possible. Head to the renewals page to see if you have overdue items or fines greater than $25. Students with fines greater than $25 will not be able to view their grades until their accounts are cleared.
  • All fines can be paid to the Library in person or by telephone, either by VISA, MasterCard, American Express or with your OneCard – please contact us at access@ryerson.ca to arrange a call in time when on site staff are available.  We do not accept personal cheques.
  • We understand that this is a trying time, if you have questions or concerns about fines or overdue items, please contact Library Circulation at access@ryerson.ca .

ProQuest Resources Unavailable July 16-17

ProQuest, a Library resources vendor, has scheduled planned maintenance for Saturday July 16th at 10 p.m. for approximately 8 hours. During this time ProQuest Research Databases will not be available. These databases also host some of the Library’s full text journals and books, which may be unavailable during this period.

We expect regular service to be fully restored by Sunday, July 17th mid-day. If the maintenance ends early, access will be restored sooner. Check on progress at ProQuest Status page.

Virginia Edinger Walker University Library Research Award

Deadline extended to May 27, 2022

The Toronto Metropolitan University Library is still accepting submissions for the inaugural Virginia Edinger Walker University Library Research Award. This award recognizes student achievement in original research with a special focus on the critical use of library resources and research skills.  Three awards of $2000 each are available to third and fourth year students across all disciplines and areas of study who were registered full time during Fall 2021/Winter 2022.

Applicants are asked to submit an in-course research paper, a short reflective essay regarding the research process, and a brief statement of support from the course instructor. Additional details are available on the AwardSpring platform. 

This award celebrates the legacy of Professor Virginia Edinger Walker, who taught art history at the University for more than 20 years. It has been established by Petros Dratsidis, the love of her life and husband of 50 years, in recognition of her great respect for history, art history, books and libraries. Professor Walker’s dedication to her students exemplified her unflagging passion and commitment to scholarship and research, which Mr. Dratsidis is commemorating through this award to inspire future generations of scholars.

It is important to Mr. Dratsidis to commemorate his wife’s legacy and passion for teaching and learning – indeed, for life. In creating this award at the University Library for original student scholarly, research and creative (SRC) work, it is his desire that Professor Walker’s contributions to the Toronto Metropolitan University academic community are not forgotten. For more information about Professor Walker’s life and legacy check our previous blog post.

For more information, contact:

Joanna Beyersbergen
Director of Development Library
416-879-5084
jbeyersb@ryerson.ca

Library withhold – 2022 winter term

We hope everyone is having a successful exam period – the winter term is now complete!

  • Please clear any outstanding fines and return overdue items as soon as possible. Head to the renewals page to see if you have overdue items or fines greater than $25. Students with fines greater than $25 will not be able to view their grades until their accounts are cleared.
  • All fines can be paid to the Library by telephone or in person, either by VISA, MasterCard, American Express or with your OneCard – please contact us at access@ryerson.ca to arrange a call in time when on site staff are available.  We do not accept personal cheques.
  • We understand that this is a trying time, if you have questions or concerns about fines or overdue items, please contact Library Circulation at access@ryerson.ca 

Facilities work on 8th floor of the Library, April 9 and 10

Please be advised that facilities will be working on the 8th floor of the Library Saturday, April 9 and Sunday, April 10.
The floor remains open and available for studying, however, students working on the 8th floor may experience some noise disruptions.
All floors, with the exception of the 4th floor, are available for quiet study.

2022 First Edition Photobook Award

The University Library Special Collections, and The Photographic Historical Society of Canada.

The University Library First Edition Photobook Award launched in 2015, with Alison Skyrme, special collections and liaison librarian and Christopher Manson, image arts instructor leading the awards program. 

The award was initiated in relation to work completed as part of a third year Image Arts course titled: The Photographic Book. For the course, students learn design and composition principles and are required to conceive of, and produce, their own photobook from their own photography. 

This is the 8th year of the award and I am always impressed with the quality of the work that the photography students produce,” says Skyrme.

Each year student works are submitted for the award and the winning photobooks are selected by panel. 

In addition to the award, the photobooks are purchased by the Library, become part of the Library collection and are displayed at the Archives and Special Collections along other esteemed collections including the Kodak collection. The acquisition of these titles is supported by a donation from The Photographic Historical Society of Canada.

“Every year our collection of student books grows, we have 54 in the collection now, and it becomes a stronger and more impressive record of the creativity and talent of the photography students over time,” says Skyrme.

 

The 2022 First Edition Photobook Award winners, include:

 

The Paper
By Kayla Ward

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Back Book
By Pengxiang Zhou

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shrieking Sisterhood
By Kayla Ward

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Calm and Chaos
By Kay Nadjiwon

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rosemary and Thyme
By Katya Lina

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Need Me
By Payton Keeler Cox

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Meu Avo
By Andrew Moreno

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bring Back Ice to the Lake
By Yixuan Mark Wang

Archives A to Z

We’re joining the Archives of Ontario in their #ArchivesAtoZ month-long campaign. The aim is to increase the public’s awareness of archives and their collections. University Archives and Special Collections will sharing four blog posts throughout the month showcasing items from our holdings and demystifying archival concepts related to each letter of the alphabet.

Take a look and follow along!

Open Education Week 2022

Open Education Week is a global event designed to raise awareness of free and open sharing in education and the benefits they bring to faculty, instructors and students.

The Library, in partnership with the Centre for Excellence in Learning & Teaching and The Chang School, is hosting two to showcase the Open Education work underway at the University.

Open Education Week events at the University

During Open Education Week , we highlight the work that’s being done at the University in support of open education. This includes the use of open educational practices and open pedagogy in the classroom, and the creation and adoption of open educational resources.

Join us for a series of lightning talks from faculty and instructors who have received grants from eCampusOntario or from the University to develop open educational resources.

Open Education Week Showcase

March 7, 2022, from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., the speakers will be:

  • David Cramb, Professor, Dean of the Faculty of Science
  • Michael Dick, Contract Lecturer, Professional Communication at The Creative School
  • Lester Hiraki, Instructor, The Chang School
  • Jennifer Lapum, Associate Director, Quality Assurance and Professor, Daphne Cockwell School of Nursing
  • Sally Wilson, Web Services Librarian, University Library
  • Emma Wright, Manager, Global Learning and Engagement, Ryerson International
  • Erin Ziegler, Assistant Professor, Daphne Cockwell School of Nursing

Open Education Week Showcase

March 10, 2022, from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., the speakers will be:

  • Sam Andrey, Acting Executive Director & Andre Cote, Acting Director of Policy & Research, Ryerson Leadership Lab
  • Kelly Dermody, E-Learning and Accessibility Services Librarian, University Library
  • Anthony Francescucci, Associate Professor & Joanne McNeish, Assistant Professor, Ted Rogers School of Business Management 
  • Sarena Johnson, Liaison, Student Affairs, Aboriginal Student Services
  • Michael Mueller, Contract Lecturer, School of Early Childhood Studies
  • Megan Omstead, Program Coordinator, School of Nutrition

Open Education at Ryerson is supported by the University Library, the Centre for Excellence in Learning & Teaching, and the Chang School of Continuing Education.

 

Other Open Education week events across Canada:

Open Education Symposium

March 7 to 11

With a full week of events, The University of Alberta, Centre for Teaching and Learning is celebrating Open Education Week (March 7 – 11, 2022) by hosting their second Open Education Symposium.

While the symposium sessions are oriented to post-secondary instructors, we invite everyone from the education community to participate—instructors, students, librarians, educational developers, instructional designers and more!

 

Open Education Week 2022 – Open UBC

March 7 to 11

University of British Columbia, Vancouver Campus is hosting a full week of events with highlighted sessions on The 6R’s of Indigenous OER: Re-imagining OER to Honour Indigenous Knowledge and Sovereignty and Teaching with Care: An Introduction to Accessible Courses and Open Educational Resources.