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.
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).
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.
*Tip: add icons to your iPad/iPhone home screen by following these directions.
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.
Safari Books Online, our digital library with over 22,886 ebooks on technology, digital media, and design, announced some recent changes.
- Download the new Safari To Go app for Android, iPhone, iPad, and Kindle Fires or Nooks. Find out more about mobile devices and Safari here.
- Access Safari content via the Mobile Optimized Website for mobile device users.
- Self-register for a My Safari account for enhanced features including: (1) The ability to create, organize and manage folders of favorite titles (2) Create notes and tags in Safari content (3) establish digital bookmarks in Safari titles to allow users to keep their place (4) write reviews for Safari ebooks.
Find more ebooks and scholarly essays in Oxford Handbooks Online.
We’ve expanded access to include the following collections: Philosophy, Religion, Economics & Finance, Music, Literature, History, and Political Science.
Middlebury College’s Library & Information Services (LIS) will participate in a federal grant rewarded to the Northeast Document Conservation Center to digitize wax cylinder recordings in the Flanders Ballad Collection, one of the nation’s great archival collections of New England folksong, folklore, and balladry.
Working in partnership with the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, the grant will use IRENE/3-D, a system that uses digital imaging to retrieve sound from historical recordings made on discs and wax cylinders that might otherwise be unplayable. IRENE/3-D was used at the Library of Congress in 2012 to extract sound from discs produced by Alexander Graham Bell whose contents hadn’t been heard since they were made about 125 years ago.
Middlebury College will make available over 200 wax cylinders and more than 1,000 records from the Helen Hartness Flanders Ballad Collection. This new technology will make it possible to capture sound even from broken and cracked cylinders and records, making it possible to play ballads not heard for over 80 years.
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