Starting Tuesday, September 11th, the Circulation Desk in the Davis Family Library will close a half hour before the building closes. There are no changes to the operating hours of the building. A reminder of the change will be made each night before closing on the PA system. This change is only for Davis; Armstrong will not be affected.
After a period of review and evaluation, Middlebury College adopted Panopto, a new service for creating, storing and sharing video. Panopto has been used since June 2017, with more than 1100 users and 5000 hours of video stored on it currently. In addition, Google Drive and Office 365 offer the ability to store and share video files, at no charge to us. To support these new products, and to reduce operating expenses, ITS needs to decommission MiddMedia and Muskrat, two older systems for storing and sharing video files. Both MiddMedia and Muskrat are less user friendly and lack the functionality of Panopto, Google Drive and Office 365.
- On December 1, 2018 we will turn off the ability to store new files in MiddMedia and Muskrat.
- You will have time until June 1, 2019 to migrate files from Muskrat, and until January 1, 2020 to migrate your files from MiddMedia. We expect most people will be able to migrate videos on their own, but those with more than twenty files can contact us for support.
- Muskrat videos will remain available in read only mode until June 1, 2019 when we will decommission Muskrat.
- MiddMedia videos will remain available in read-only mode until January 1, 2020, to comply with data retention policies for courses. On January 1, 2020 we will decommission MiddMedia.
- For information on how to migrate your files, please visit this page: Move Your Files From MiddMedia to Panopto.
Dear ILL Patrons: The ILL Department is currently experiencing a staffing shortage, and we apologize in advance if it takes somewhat longer than usual to process your orders, especially over weekends. We expect this to continue for the remainder of the summer, so if you have interlibrary loan needs, please try to give us as much lead time as you possibly can to fulfill your requests.
Our normal hours will continue as usual, with the exception of Monday, Aug. 6, when we will be closed for the day. Thank you for your understanding and please continue to submit new ILL requests! We will continue to fulfill them as quickly and thoroughly as we possibly can!
Looking for something to do with your kids now that they’re free for the summer? Take them to the ECHO Center in Burlington! The library has a pass that allows for $7 admission for each guest (up to 4 max). Regular admission prices are $11.50 for kids and $14.50 for adults. The pass is available for checkout at the circulation desk to all college faculty, staff, and students for three-day loan.
Now available for checkout from the Davis Family Library Circulation desk: a family pass (up to 8 people in one vehicle) for free entry into a Vermont Historic Site. This means you can go see and of these historic sites – the Bennington Battle Monument, President Calvin Coolidge, Chimney Point, Hubbardton Battlefield, Senator Justin S. Morrill, Mount Independence, Old Constitution House, President Chester A. Arthur, and Eureka Schoolhouse and Baltimore Covered Bridge – for the bottom line price of zero dollars! At that price, you can’t afford to NOT go learn some history! The pass is available for checkout by all college faculty, staff, and students for a three-day loan period.
You can search library databases from off campus. Just start at the library site: go.middlebury.edu/lib. From there, JSTOR, ebooks, audiobooks, Summon and all of our online journals, magazines and newspapers are available to you…no matter where you are!
When you’re off campus, links that are on library web pages (a few examples of library web pages include Research Guides, Summon and the Journals list) will ask you to log in with Midd credentials. It’s as easy as that!
Seniors: Here’s how to get alumni access to library databases!
Enjoy the summer!
The Davis Family Library will be open 24 hours a day starting Sunday morning, May 6th. Regular hours resume for Friday and Saturday, May 11th and 12th, then 24/7 resumes until 11 pm on Friday, May 18th. Saturday’s hours are 9 am – 11 pm, then 24/7 resumes at 9 am on Sunday, May 20th and the library will close at 8 pm on Tuesday, May 22nd. During this period, you will need your ID to access the building after 9 pm. After 1 am, there will be no circulation services provided – the library will only function as a quiet study space.
Armstrong Library will have regular hours.
A full calendar of the hours can be found at go/hours
Like myself, many of the MiddKids with whom I frequently interact are people of color. While I am a Californian from Los Angeles, many of the students I serve are New Yorkers and they employ a vivid use of language I have yet to encounter outside of the North. In a loosely anthropological study, I have prepared the briefest of satirical dictionaries to highlight some of my favorite uses of the students’ slang. Let me know if I get them right– or, more likely, wrong. And also, like, #fuhrealsies, use the tips. Here are five examples of contemporary slang in trying times, used in *completely* fictional scenarios ;). Some hyperbole is used for dramatic effect: Continue reading