More than 1 500 Highly Valuable Books Donated to the Université du Québec à Rimouski
A collection of great heritage and historical interest to Quebec researchers was donated to the Université du Québec à Rimouski (UQAR) as a result of the consolidation of Fisheries and Oceans Canada libraries. These rare and ancient documents that once belonged to the Station de biologie de l’Arctique de Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue deal with biology, ichthyology, fisheries, oceanography and shipping, as well as Arctic exploration. Some documents published by the Trois-Pistoles and Grande-Rivière biological stations bear witness to the origins of oceanographic research. All these documents will soon be available at the UQAR library.
The consolidation of Fisheries and Oceans Canada libraries has led to the transfer of a large part of the collections of the Maurice Lamontagne Institute in Mont-Joli to the Bedford Institute of Oceanography in Nova Scotia and the Institute of Ocean Sciences in British Columbia. This transfer of unique documents was needed to complete the Departmental collection and maintain access to the information. Documents that are not available on the Web may be borrowed through the circulation service. Excess documents were offered to local, provincial, federal and international partners such as the Université du Québec à Rimouski.
For more information:
Fisheries and Oceans Canada Libraries
Fisheries and Oceans Canada Libraries’ online catalogue
Waves – Fisheries and Oceans Canada Libraries
Université du Québec à Rimouski library
Université du Québec à Rimouski website
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