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Intellectual magpie in TFDL just wanted to study in peace

By Derek Baker, April 24 2018 — Feathers were ruffled this exam season in the Taylor Family Digital Library, where students’ studying sessions were interrupted by an allegedly trapped magpie on the first two floors of the building. Efforts to catch and release the bird led to the school closing the library for a night…

TFDL temporarily closes after cryptocurrency mining accident

By Frankie Hart, January 31 2018 — A small electrical fire broke out this morning on the third floor of the Taylor Family Digital Library. After a brief investigation, staff discovered that the fire resulted from overheating computers that were being used in an extensive cryptocurrency mining operation. The cryptocurrency project was a combined effort…

U of C libraries receive $1 million in grant funding

By Zarif Alibhai, April 27 2017 —  On March 31, the University of Calgary received about $1 million from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to help evolve its library resources. The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation is a private foundation based in New York. The foundation distributes grants to universities to promote research in the humanities…

University of Calgary hosts library design conference

By Scott Strasser, September 20 2016 — The fifth annual Designing Libraries Conference took place at the University of Calgary from Sept. 18–20. Hosted every two years by the U of C’s Taylor Family Digital Library, the conference examines the role of university libraries in the 21st century. The idea for the Designing Libraries Conference…

Theft spikes in University of Calgary library, locker rooms

By Scott Strasser, March 29 2016 — Theft at the University of Calgary has spiked recently, particularly in the kinesiology complex and the Taylor Family Digital Library. Campus Security sent out a community advisory email on March 23 informing students of the increase in theft and urging them to ensure their belongings are protected.   …

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