Libraries at KPU, Western celebrate new collections, acquisitions


Two university libraries have recently shared announcements about their collections. Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s Richmond campus library has launched the χʷəχʷéy̓əm Indigenous Collection, which features books, clothing, and jewelry. The name of the space means “oral storytelling” in the language spoken by the Kwantlen First Nation. Richmond News reports that each of the libraries on KPU’s campuses are launching dedicated Indigenous collections that reflect the communities in each campus’ area. Western University’s rare book collection has acquired a leaf out of a 550-year-old edition of the Knight’s Tale from Geoffrey Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales. “Anyone in the world can come and see this,” said Western Special Collections Librarian Deborah Meert-Williston. “I anticipate it will attract researchers across Canada.”

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