How tech is changing the way we think and what we think about – There are a myriad of arguments for and against the increased use of technology in everyday life. Futurists and technophiles encourage its use, sure that technology will welcome a new utopia, while luddites rail against the “destructive” nature of technology use.
The Next Wave of Tech Change | Self-Publishing & Libraries (from Library Journal)
Trust, Privacy, Big Data, and E-book readers “… the Amazon Kindle platform is as much a data ingest tool for providing end-user behavior data to Amazon as it is a sales platform for digital media content,…” … “It seems that counter to this trend, libraries and scholarly publishers are the exception to the rule. Whether our community will remain outliers and whether this status is a good thing or not over the long run, remains to be seen.”
Members of the Middlebury community have free access to the Computer Science Digital Library from the Institute for Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) for two weeks, ending October 22, 2014.
Included in the CSDL are over a dozen journals, many “Transactions of the IEEE” and hundreds of conference proceedings.
Let us know what you think – email email@example.com or contact your liaison.
You asked for it, we’re getting it! Many students, faculty, and staff members are asking for access to more streaming video, so the Middlebury Libraries are providing more and more of these options.
New for the sciences, from the Journal of Visualized Experiments (JoVE), we now have subscribed access to:
- Science Education – 1 : a database of video instructions on General Laboratory Techniques, including the centrifuge, spectrophotometers, various aspects of microscopy, and more.
- Science Education – 2 : video instructions focused on Basic Methods in Cellular and Molecular Biology, including gel electrophoresis, polymerase chain reaction, the Western Blot, and more.
- JoVE Biology : a peer-reviewed journal of video protocols, procedures and methods.
For History, a trial through November 29th of American History in Video
Of general academic interest:
For the next thirty days, we can do a side-by-side comparison of the Criterion Collection from two different streaming platforms:
Please let us know your preference between these two options by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or contacting your library liaison.
In addition, we are now set up for “a la carte” purchasing of any of the films Kanopy has at www.kanopystreaming.com. If you see a film there that you think would be interesting to all campus users, suggest a purchase by email. Films we have purchased (or have trial access to) can be viewed at Middlebury’s own Kanopy site – http://middlebury.kanopystreaming.com
And don’t forget – Digitalia Film Library has films from around the world, as announced a couple of weeks ago.
Do you have other library recommendations? Let us know! or contact your liaison.
The Middlebury College community has free access until the end of October to the full text of the National Anti-Slavery Standard, a newspaper that was published between 1840 and 1870.
Let us know what you think! Email email@example.com or contact your library liaison.
The Middlebury College community now has access to all the films of the Films in many languages from around the world. Collections include:
Nature and WildlifeEuropean CinemaLatin American selectionAnd more!
Do you have a library recommendation? Let us know! or contact your liaison.
As announced in this recent post, the Middlebury College Libraries recently subscribed to the six Oxford Language Dictionaries on the Oxford Language Dictionaries Online (OLDO) platform – Chinese, French, German, Italian, Russian, and Spanish.
About a week later, Oxford announced the release of their new Oxford Arabic Dictionary
on the Oxford Dictionaries platform. We now have subscribed access to this brand new online dictionary also! (In case you’re wondering, the dictionaries currently on OLDO will be migrated to the new Oxford Dictionaries platform in the near future.)
Not interested in this, but there is something else you wish we had? Let us know!
The libraries have purchased or subscribed to a bunch of new and wonderful resources over the summer (and late last academic year). Here are some of the highlights:
And these resources will be available very soon!
- Digitalia Film Library (on order)
- Chinese Cultural Relics – English translation of Wen Wu (we’ve subscribed and are awaiting publication of the first issue)
Trials expected during Fall Term:
- Journal of Visual Experiments (JoVE) – streaming video science experiments
- National Anti-Slavery Standard – primary source material
- Alexander Street’s Criterion Collection – streaming video of classic movies
We are always adding new resources – make your wishes known here!