May 19, 2022

Canada: McMaster University’s Digital Scholarship Centre Using Open Access to Make Research More Useful

From The National Post:

Inside the newest wing of Mills Memorial Library at Hamilton’s McMaster University, a large bookshelf separates the brightly lit workspace from the relaxing tones of a communal lounge. There is not a single book on it.

Although an aesthetic decision by a designer rather than chosen as purposeful message, the empty shelving as visual divider is an irresistible metaphor for the new space, the Lewis & Ruth Sherman Centre for Digital Scholarship.


“The basics of what we do here is the application of technology to research where technology wasn’t native,” said Dale Askey, administrative director of the new centre and associate university librarian.

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