The Dr. John Archer Library and Archives on the University of Regina campus houses monograph and journal collections of some 2.6 million items.

The Library holds over a million books, pamphlets and journals, approximately 600,000 government publications, over a million items in microform, as well as a growing collection of recordings and materials in other media.

The Archives collection consists of over 3,000 linear metres of records in various formats and over 15,000 photographs.

The Library is an active participant in the Canadian Research Knowledge Network (CRKN), the Council of Prairie and Pacific University Libraries (COPPUL), the Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL), the Multitype Library Board, and a number of other associations.

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  • Copyright the Card Game – Canadian Edition 

    Brunet, Mélanie; Dickison, Joshua; Di Valentino, Lisa; Graham, Rumi; Kohn, Alex; Langrell, Kate; Mollel, Obianuju; Spong, Stephen; Winter, Christina (2018)
    Copyright the Card Game - Canadian Edition. © Canadian Copyright Card Game Group 2018 and are available under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 4.0 licence. This material is adapted for a Canadian ...
  • Copyright in Libraries in 2022 

    Winter, Christina (2022-05-06)
    This session will provide an update on the Canadian copyright landscape and will discuss new and ongoing copyright developments relevant to the Canadian library community, including an overview of the CFLA's Copyright ...
  • Dr. John Archer Library Award 2022 Presentation (Virtual) 

    Unknown author (University of Regina Library, 2022-05)
    The Dr. John Archer Library Award was established in 2011 through funding from the library for an undergraduate student who demonstrates written evidence of significant inquiry using the Library’s resources and services ...
  • Implementing Elastic App Search for Digital Collections 

    Ramshaw, Veronica; Parvin Nishath, Sanjida; Storie, Dale (2021-10-22)
    This presentation will describe our recent experimentation using the cloud-based version of Elastic App Search to accomplish two goals: 1) to build a simple search layer connecting our digital collection platforms and 2) ...
  • Unpaywall 

    Storie, Dale (2019-04-26)
    This presentation gives an overview of Unpaywall, an open database of open access publications
  • Community-Driven Digital Preservation with COPPUL 

    Storie, Dale; Vajcner, Mark; James, Holobetz (2019-05-03)
    In 2015, COPPUL decided to strategically focus on supporting digital preservation, by hiring a Digital Preservation Coordinator and establishing what is now known as the COPPUL Digital Stewardship Network (CDSN). The CDSN, ...
  • Making Meaning of our Cultural Record: Digital Scholarship Now and in the Future 

    Storie, Dale (2019-11-27)
    Research and scholarship is changing. Information once confined to archives and libraries is now broadly available for computational analysis, while advances in information technology are transforming the ways in which ...
  • B. Hemmelgarn Library Award 2022 Essay 

    Hemmelgarn, Breanna (University of Regina Library, 2022-01)
    As a student of the Saskatchewan Collaborative Bachelor of Science in Nursing program, I consider myself extremely fortunate to be granted access to the vast resources available via the Dr. John Archer Library. The Dr. ...
  • B. Hemmelgarn Harm Reduction Research Project 

    Hemmelgarn, Breanna (University of Regina Library, 2021-11-19)
    CNUR 201 Research Project on Harm Reduction
  • Dr. John Archer Library Award 2022 Promotion 

    Unknown author (University of Regina Library, 2021-11-22)
  • Dr. John Archer Library Award 2021 Winner 

    Unknown author (University of Regina Library, 2021-05)
    The recipient of the Dr. John Archer Library Award for 2021 is Bonnie Marko. She is a second year Bachelor of Health Studies student. Ms. Marko has won $1,000 for writing the best reflective essay about how she used the ...
  • Darke Hall Digital Archives 

    Unknown author (University of Regina Library, 2022-04)
    This digital exhibit was launched to support the re-opening of Darke Hall in 2022 and promote the archival collection at the Dr. John Archer Libary and Archives. It features a sample of photography, letters, blueprints, ...
  • What Has Changed Since 2015? A New and Expanded Update on Copyright Practices and Approaches at Canadian Post-Secondaries 

    Winter, Christina; Graham, Rumi Y. (University of Alberta Library, 2021-12-15)
    Objective–The aim of this study is to update our understanding of how Canadian post-secondary institutions address copyright education, management, and policy matters since our last survey conducted in 2015. Through the ...
  • Celebration of Authorship 2020-2021 

    Afolabi, Taiwo; Bates-Hardy, Courtney; Battis, Jes; Bradley, Crista; Brigham, Mark; Carter, Claire; Clausson, Nils; Cote, L. Lynn; Cote, Margaret R.; Coupal, Chelsea; French, Lindsey; Gacek, James; Hanson, Cindy; Hu, Shuchen; Juschka, Darlene; Khan, Tanisha; MacDonald, Iain; Marsh, Charity; Melançon, Jérôme; Morgan, R. Grace; Okimāsis, Jean L.; Piercey, Robert; Plummer, David William; Powell, Mary; Purdham, Medrie; Ratt, Solomon; Trussler, Michael; Wolvengrey, Arok (University of Regina Library, 2021-11-26)
    The past year has disrupted many things in both our academic and personal lives, but something that has not changed is the commitment of the University of Regina community to advancing research and sharing knowledge and ...
  • Academic Librarians, Open Access, and the Ethics of Care 

    Unknown author (University of Regina, Dr. John Archer Library, 2021)
    This paper explores the value of applying the ethics of care to scholarly communications work, particularly that of open-access (OA) librarians. The ethics of care is a feminist philosophical perspective that sees in the ...
  • Canadian Collaborations: Library Communications and Advocacy in the time of COVID-19 

    Winter, Christina; Swartz, Mark; Owen, Victoria; Ludbrook, Ann; Selman, Brianne; Tiessen, Robert (2021-08-27)
    The COVID-19 pandemic forced libraries to unexpectedly and suddenly close their physical locations, necessitating a remote working environment and a greater reliance on digital and virtual services. While libraries were ...
  • Archer Library Annual Report 2020-21 

    University of Regina Library (University of Regina Library, 2021-09)
    Well, that was definitely not the year that any of us were expecting! In last year’s Annual Report, I described the herculean efforts it took for Archer’s faculty and staff to move all of our services and supports ...
  • Archer Library Award 2021 - Reflective Essay  

    Marko, Bonnie (University of Regina Library, 2021-01)
    The University of Regina's library services is of great assistance when conducting various research types at any study level, including the undergraduate. Upon entering the University, I was reluctant to use the University ...
  • Ethnography Qualitative Research Methods Literature Review 

    Marko, Bonnie (University of Regina Library, 2020-11)
    There are many methods of qualitative research that are successful in the analysis and collection of data. Additionally, these methods enable researchers to become more knowledgeable by utilizing their specific concerns ...
  • University of Regina Library Award 2021 Promotion 

    University of Regina Library (University of Regina Library, 2021-01)

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