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Monday, July 28, 2008

New IR from Algoma U.

Wishart Library Launches Two New Online Databases, Wishart Library, July 25, 2008. (Thanks to
The Arthur A. Wishart Library at Algoma University is making it easier for the public to access archival resources and student and faculty-driven research with the launch of two new online databases. Both of the searchable databases can be accessed via the Wishart Library website ...

The library has launched two online databases to provide this access. The first holds records for the university's archives and special collections.

"We're bringing some significant regional collections such as Glady McNeice's research on the Ermatinger family, the archives of labour leader, politician and author John Ferris, and the St. Mary's River Marine Society collection to greater public and scholarly notice", said Hernden.

The second database is an institutional repository called DigitalAlgoma designed to hold new student and faculty driven research, often referred to as "born-digital" research. Included in the DigitalAlgoma archives are over two hundred honours theses from past Algoma University psychology and computer science students. ...