From Marika Asimakopulos on PAMNET:
Marika Asimakopulos and Elizabeth Gibb, Schulich Library of Science and Engineering Liaison Librarians, are delighted to announce that the second phase of the McGill Engineering Technical Reports Digitization Project has been launched. This phase involved adding the reports of the Department of Civil Engineering and Applied Mechanics. This second phase was financed by the Richard M. Tomlinson Digital Access Award, and funding from former Dean of the Faculty of Engineering, John Gruzleski, and Chair Dennis Mitchell for their support.
The Project continues to provide access to the technical reports of the Department of Mechanical Engineering (launched in December 2000). Now, with the second phase, access is provided to the reports of the Department of Civil Engineering and Applied Mechanics, including reports from the Structural Mechanics, Soil Mechanics and Geo-environmental series, from the 1960s to the present. (Please note that several reports have yet to be added.)
We would like to thank David McKnight of the Digital Collections Program for his support and encouragement, and his staff, Eli Brown, Elizabeth Thomson, and Maria Gosselin. Eli trained our undergrad civil engineering student employee Noor Alif who scanned the documents, populated the database, and linked the PDFs with the appropriate records.
The McGill Engineering Technical Reports Digitization Project is found at
Please select either the civil or mechanical collection, before you
You can go directly to the search interface here.
I have a soft spot in my heart for this particular project, as I was in on the ground floor. When I was a library school student at McGill, I did my practicum project at the now-named Schulich Library of Science & Engineering (then just the Physical Science & Engineering Library) and worked on the initial phase of the digitization project. It was a great experience working at the library (and on the project) with Marika, Darlene Canning, Elizabeth Gibb and all the other staff, a formative experience that certainly influenced me to become a science librarian.