Author Archives: Rebekah Irwin

About Rebekah Irwin

Director of Collections & Archives at the Middlebury College Libraries.

Oberlin Group of 17 Digital Library Unconference

The Oberlin Group of 17 Digital Library Unconference was held on May 21, 2013, at Mt. Holyoke College.  With over 30 participants from 14 of the OG17 schools, there was lively discussion on topics including digital library planning and scope, organization and staffing, platforms and tools, data management and preservation policy, digital scholarship/digital humanities, outreach, and archiving born-digital records.

The format of the meeting eschewed the traditional speaker followed by a few questions in favour of a lightning round describing current projects at representated colleges, then brainstorming topics to be further discussed in a series of “break-out” sessions. The format felt more collaborative and productive than simply presenting information.   Discussions were deemed successful enough to warrant follow-up meetings.

Attendees from Middlebury: Wendy Shook, Rebekah Irwin, Bryan Carson.

Deutsche Sammlung German ebooks (trial through May 3)

For one month starting today, we have access to over 4,500 German ebooks covering the humanities, arts, sciences, technology, engineering, and medicine from publishers such as De Gruyter, Aarhus University Press, International Monetary Fund, Ohne Verlag, and Frank & Timme GmbH.

Visit Deutsche Sammlung or our New & Trials website for other new library collections and current trials.

Email us at eaccess-admin@middlebury.edu or contact your liaison if this would be a useful addition to our collection.

New research database: Orlando Women’s Writing in the British Isles

Orlando: Women’s Writing in the British Isles from the Beginnings to the Present by Cambridge University Press includes entries on over a thousand authors’ lives and writing careers, contextual material, timelines, intertextual links, and bibliographies.

Find Orlando and other New & Trial Resources here.

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Deep archives of the New Yorker, Harper’s, New York Review of Books

The Middlebury College community now has access to the full archives of  Harper’s (starting in 1850-current), The New Yorker (1925-current), and The New York Review of Books (1963-current). 

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Until now, we’ve had a patchwork of years through databases, microfilm, and print. Starting today, access all issues, with full illustrations, on any device, through the magazine’s own websites.

(A caveat! Our subscription does not include access to The New Yorker iPad/iPhone app. That’s available only through individual subscriptions.)

If you’re off-campus use one of the go/links listed here too access through the College’s network.

http://go.middlebury.edu/newyorker (go/newyorker)

http://go.middlebury.edu/nyreview (go/nyreview)

http://go.middlebury.edu/harpers (go/harpers)

*Tip: add icons to your iPad/iPhone home screen by following these directions.

Friday Links, Feb. 15, 2013

Play On! Put On a Show Within A Show
This play is hilarious! And it features our very own System Administrator, Mike Lynch! Nice write-up in the Campus, just in time for this weekend’s performances.

Terry Deary’s attack on libraries branded ‘ignorant twaddle’
Popular children’s author Terry Deary says public libraries should cease to exist. Other authors disagree.

The Only Thing That Can Stop This Asteroid Is Your Liberal Arts Degree, from McSweeney’s.