Today in Special Collections, our oldest text faced the library’s newest technology.
Our cuneiform tablet, a beer token from 2,000 BCE, took a new form when DLA postdoctoral fellow Kristy Golubiewski-Davis captured it in a 3D scan.
To see 3D scanning in action – along with the tablet and other important Special Collections objects – come to Davis Family Library this Friday! Kristy will by demonstrating 3D scanning in the library atrium from 10am-2pm, and Special Collections will host our annual Fall Family Weekend Open House from 1pm-4pm.
And stay tuned for a 3D printout made from the scan coming soon, a plastic facsimile students and researchers can inspect in their own hands!
Internships are now a course type in the Course Hub.
We’ve made the “access denied” text on the Course Hub more clear to let people know when they can log in to view course materials and when no content is available.
Added some emphasis to the text on the Directory advertising the “Department Directory“, which is a PDF of central phone numbers and addresses for offices and organizations.
Fixed an issue with the administration interface for the Middlebury homepage story bars.
Beginning this week, we’ll include some highlights of the work we’re currently doing to keep you informed of upcoming changes.
Adding integration with Google Drive folders for the Course Hub.
Building out the configuration of our CAS, GO, MediaWiki, and Course Catalog servers in Chef, which is a configuration management system. We have already completed this work for our Drupal and WordPress environments.
Upgrading the Drupal sites for the Davis programs, Dining Menus, and Museum of Art to Drupal 8.
Populating mailing lists in the MyEmma email system from Banner.
Fixed an issue that was preventing the group permissions dialog from working on Drupal Webform “who can view data submitted to this form” screens.
ESL courses in the MIIS Course Hub now show links to the class roster and properly sync their rosters to linked Canvas sites.
The Library & ITS Internal blog will now show syndicated posts locally so that in-site navigation doesn’t bump you out to an external site. The bottom of each syndicated post will have a link labelled “Read more and comment” for those who wish to view the content at its source.
Removed 2016 and added 2019 as enrollment year options on the LS and MSOE inquiry forms.
MiddSTART now displays the total amount donated to the project, rather than the amount remaining to reach the goal.
The Middlebury and MIIS GO sites now use the Google Tag Manager, rather than the Google Analytics code.
We removed the Drupal Google Analytics module, which is no longer in use on any of our sites.
Now available at the Davis Family Library for Middlebury students, faculty and staff! Make your own reservations for group studies and video viewing rooms. It’s easy to see pre-existing reservations, pick a time, and even cancel if necessary — all online.
The libraries are pleased to support the Art and Science of Mindful Engagement during the Clifford Symposium and beyond. Dip into a few recommended books on display, let a podcast walk you through a guided meditation, and disconnect from daily stressors in the Unplug and Recharge Room. (Or, borrow meditation cushions from the Circulation Desk and use them anywhere in the library!)
All will be available during regular library hours now through mid-October.
Library Book Display (Davis Family Library): Recommendations from faculty, students, and staff for mindfulness and meditation readings. Browse and borrow whatever you like! Located on the main level of the Davis Family Library.
Guided Meditation Station (Davis Family Library): Pick a blue chair, put on the headphones, and hit “play.” A professional will walk you through a short guided meditation exercise. Try it and see how you feel afterward! Located on the main level of the Davis Family Library.
Unplug and Recharge Room (Davis Family Library): Take a break and disconnect from daily stressors. A secluded corner of the library will be screened off to create a temporary Unplug and Recharge Room with meditation cushions and soft lighting. Located on the upper level of the Davis Family Library.
Meditation Cushions (Davis Family Library and Armstrong Library): Thanks to the Scott Center for Spiritual and Religious Life, we are able to offer loaner meditation cushions for the whole school year. Check them out from the Circulation Desk, and use them anywhere in the library for 2 hours.