The Cataloging department has added a genre/subject field in MIDCAT records for books that have been written, edited, or contributed to by Middlebury faculty.
Try doing a MIDCAT genre search for Faculty authors, and you’ll see all the titles that currently appear on the shelves of the Davis Library faculty authors section.
We’ve probably missed some titles, so faculty members, if there is a title missing from this list, let me know, and I’ll add the field to the record.
The final report of the National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling is now available online at http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/search/pagedetails.action?packageId=GPO-OILCOMMISSION. The spill disrupted an entire region’s economy, damaged fisheries and critical habitats, and brought vividly to light the risks of deepwater drilling for oil and gas.
Our library will be receiving the print version of the report in about 2-3 weeks through the Federal Depository Library Program.
Wondering about the retail prices of heating oil and propane this winter season? Check out EIA’s Heating Oil and Propane Update (updated weekly). Get prices specific to Vermont for heating oil and propane from the More Price Data section.
Robert Darnton, Carl H. Pforzheimer University Professor and Director of the Harvard University Library, describes many of the issues facing libraries – from digital books to the rising price of journals in this article published November 23, 2010 in the New York Review of books.
Kudos and huzzahs to Andrew Wentink, Curator of Special Collections & Archives, for receiving recognition in the Fall 2010 issue of Middlebury Magazine! Andy’s class on “Social Dance in Popular Culture” was cited as one of 10 particularly interesting course offerings that caught the Magazine’s attention, among other classes such as “Economics Of Happiness” and “Magic and the Occult In Western Europe.” Good job, Andy!
The library has just acquired access to data sets and images from the National Library of Medicine’s (NLM) Visible Human Project. Access through the library account is available for Middlebury students and faculty using the data sets for teaching and study purposes. Continue reading
You’re invited! (Who? All LIS liaisons and others who might be interested. What’s an LIS Liaison? Find out at http://go.middlebury.edu/liaisons.)
Liaison Discussion Section
Thursday 11/18, 10-11 am in Lib 145
Topic: Support for curricular technology
We will talk about the ways in which we have provided support for curricular technology on behalf of LIS. What questions have we received about Segue, WordPress, MediaWiki, etc.? How have we answered? Have we been asked to recommend one platform over another? What was the scenario and how did we respond?
Pre-assignment: If you’re among those in LIS who have provided support for curricular technology then please be ready to share 2 questions or challenges that you’d like to discuss.
RSVP: Liaisons have received and responded to an Outlook invite. All others don’t need to respond. Just come if you’re interested!
What is “Liaison Discussion Section”? It’s a revival of librarians’ “Reference Training and Review” sessions. “Liaison Discussion Section” meetings will address topics of interest to liaisons: research and/or technology. They can be conversations, or presentations, or both. They take place most often on the third Wednesday of the month. In order to allow people who work different hours to attend, they’ll occasionally be scheduled for different days/times (for example, this one is on a Thursday!). Anyone in LIS is welcome.
The library is pleased to announce that Middlebury College has just become a member of the Center For Research Libraries (CRL) (http://www.crl.edu/). CRL is a partnership of over 240 university, college, and independent research libraries. Continue reading