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Author: Mandi

The past, present and future of 3D photography

The Library’s Isaac Olowolafe Digital Media Experience (DME) Lab and the Photographic Historical Society of Canada (PHSC) join forces to explore 3D photography, from the earliest technological developments to its potential in our daily lives.  Dr. Robert G. Wilson, an independent collector, researcher and writer of photographic history and member of the PHSC will present a brief overview of the history of 3D photography, followed by a tour across Canada in 3D.  Marissa Frost, a 4th year Creative Industries student at Ryerson and former DME Lab Assistant will discuss her work with innovative technologies to capture and replicate the world. 

All are welcome.

WHAT: The past, present and future of 3D photography
DATE: September 21, 2016
TIME: 7:15 pm – 9:00 pm
WHERE: Student Learning Centre amphitheatre (Corner of Yonge and Gould Streets)
CONTACT: Joanna Beyersbergen at

Back to school… by the numbers

Did you know that the average household expenditure on education in 2014 was $1502?  For more information on this topic, check out Statistics Canada’s Back to school… by the numbers.
For more information about data and statistics resources available at the Library, contact or visit the Library’s Geospatial Map & Data Centre (GMDC) website.

Toronto Public Library Returns to Issue Library Cards

Representatives from the Toronto Public Library will be returning to Toronto Metropolitan University Library and Archives (RULA) from Monday, September 19th to Friday, September 23rd  between 12:00 pm and 4:00 pm to provide interested students and Ryerson staff with free TPL Library Cards.  They will set up a booth on the 2nd floor of the Library just outside the Research Help area.  Anyone currently associated with Ryerson can obtain a card regardless of where they live. The cards can also be used to access TPL’s extensive collection of electronic resources including databases and journals.

Please contact Don Kinder by email at or by telephone at 416-979-5000 ext. 6899 if you have any questions.

Announcement – U Of T Borrowers Agreement

For the past several years, we have tracked a decline in usage of direct borrowing with the University of Toronto Libraries (UTL) accompanied by increasing fees. As a result, effective September 1, 2014, we are not renewing our direct borrower’s agreement with UTL. This agreement provided access for Ryerson faculty, staff and graduate students to browse collections and borrow items directly from U of T.

If access to U of T library collections is important for a faculty member or graduate student, three alternate methods are listed on this page.

Faculty and graduate students are strongly encouraged to regularly contact their subject librarian to suggest materials that merit inclusion in Ryerson’s collection. This is the best way to invest in building a collection that reflects the research needs of the university. Many materials that are not currently available at Ryerson can be easily purchased, at a much-reduced cost compared to the U of T direct borrowing fees.

Full details informing this decision, including usage data, are available in a report  which was shared previously with Chairs, Deans and Directors, and discussed at length with the Academic Planning Group.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact your subject librarian for further clarification.