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    Integrating Intercultural Competencies in Memorial University of Newfoundland Libraries
    Authors: Jeannie Bail, Information Services Librarian; Aaron Goulding, Senior IT Consultant, Digital Media Centre; Steve Lawlor, Manager, Fellowships and Awards, School of Graduate Studies

    This poster, which developed out of an International Educators’ Training Program (IETP) workshop held at Memorial University in November 2011, outlines some of the international programming the Queen Elizabeth II Library has initiated to date. Future plans are also discussed, and it is hoped that the poster will generate new ideas and suggestions for more ways to incorporate international activities into the library.

    3D Printing & Libraries
    Authors: Riel Gallant and Michael Groenendyk, Dalhousie University


    Through the support of Dalhouise libraries, CBCL Ltd. Engineering Consultants and Nova Scotia Museum, Riel Gallant and Michael Groenendyk are exploring new 3D printing and scanning technologies and how these technologies could impact the future of library services and collections. As part of their research they currently creating a repository of 3D digital models, including fossils, jewelry, buildings and car parts, that will be made available to students at the end of the summer. Students will be able to download and modify these digital objects, as well as physically recreate them on a MakerBot Replicator 3D printer.


    The Linux Terminal Sever Pilot Project
    Author: Chuck Hubbard, Nova Scotia Provincial Library.


    The Linux terminal server pilot project was a joint effort between the Nova Scotia Provincial Library and South Shore Public Libraries to see if a Linux terminal server is a viable way to deliver public access computing in a public library setting.  Public access computers in Nova Scotia public libraries are primarily Windows based and these terminals need to replaced on average every 4 years at a cost of thousands of dollars.  This cost doesn't take into account the time it takes staff to update hardware and software.  A Linux terminal server setup saves in both money and time by using existing Windows computers as dumb-terminals (forgoing the need to replace terminals every 4 years) and having to only update the software on the server instead of many stand-alone machines.


    A Health Policy Language for Nova Scotia: a Dalhousie School of Information Management Reading Course project
    Authors: Jackie Phinney, Dalhousie School of Information Management MLIS Class of 2012, Dr. Jacqueline MacDonald, triDistrict Manager, Annapolis Valley Health, South Shore Health, South West Health, Dr. Louise Spiteri, Director, Dalhousie School of Information Management


    In 2007, the CEOs of Nova Scotia's nine District Health Authorities and the IWK Hospital established the OP3 Committee (One Province, One Process, One Policy) to work toward shared health policies. An identified obstacle to shared policy development is the lack of a common language: As new policies are written, terms are defined by the writer without reference to either a common glossary or   to terms and definitions in existing policies.  This project developed  a systematic approach to establishing common definitions of terms for shared policy development.  Methods used included assessment of information needs, and the identification, evaluation and comparison  of existing health and policy nomenclatures.  Outcomes of the project include a pre-existing meta thesaurus and local glossary to meet the Committee’s needs.


    Our Science, Our History: Hidden Treasures Online from the Nova Scotian Institute of Science
    Author: Michelle Paon, Dalhousie University Libraries


    Did you know that Nova Scotia mackerel were once described as “pouty and greedy”?  Or that certain boulders in Nova Scotia survived a storm-tossed history? In January 2012, the Dalhousie Libraries officially launched the online Proceedings of the Nova Scotian Institute of Science, one of the country’s oldest scientific journals. The project makes available free of charge on the internet, the first 120 years of the publication. During that period, from 1863 to 1984, some 900 articles were published in the journal, representing the work of over 400 authors. The online Proceedings capture the excitement and dedication of natural historians and provide insights into biological and geological discoveries of early scientists in Nova Scotia. The articles can provide primary source material for students and researchers and will appeal to those who enjoy Nova Scotia history.

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