Last Saturday, the Middlebury Board of Trustees approved a project to relocate the Music Library from the Mahaney Center for the Arts (MCFA) into the Davis Family Library, moving the History of Art and Architecture Department into the vacated music library space. This project is scheduled to begin next June, with completion hopefully by September.
Louisa Burnham (History), Joe Antonioli (LIS) and Shel Sax (CTLR) shared their experiences with the iPad Wednesday afternoon during a brown-bag lunch presentation and discussion in Lib 105. They focused mostly on teaching and research, but questions from a very-interested audience reflected both academic and extra-curricular interests (where do YOU go for recipes?).
Here’s what Louisa, Joe and Shel told us about the iPad: Continue reading
On September 15, I “attended” a webinar presented by the National Information Standards Organization (NISO) which focused on the improving capacity to measure usage at the article level. The presenters contend that article-level usage information more accurately reflects scholarly impact than the current ‘gold-standard,’ citation-based measures.
To coincide with the naming of the Davis Family Library and to honor Jim Davis and his family, the Office of College Advancement commissioned a new bookplate for the library. Bookplates have been used for centuries to indicate ownership of a book. The Latin phrase “ex libris” or “book of” is traditionally used, and the design of a bookplate often conveys information about the owner of a book, whether that owner is an individual or an institution. The Middlebury College Library has had a variety of bookplates over the years and each branch library has its own bookplate. Continue reading
On view in Special Collections, Davis Family Library, Lower Level
Faculty and Staff are welcome fo review our most recent acquisition of primary source materials incuding rare books and first editions, historic periodicals, manuscript collections, journals, diaries, antique maps, ephemera, etc.
Everything from the Illustrated London News to American travel letters to Victorian hair jewelry to NY Poet Frank O’Hara.
- Suggestions for future acquisitions are welcome.
- Tours of the closed stacks available upon request.
Please stop in anytime 9:00 AM-5:00 PM, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, August 31-September 2, 2010
We look forward to seeing you.
Steve Bertolino has recently assumed the role of media curator for video collections housed in Davis Family Library, basically becoming responsible for the “care and feeding” of both the restricted and browsing video collections. Continue reading
With the merger of Collection Management and portions of Academic Consulting Services, it became clear that the area needed a new name to reflect its expanded scope.
I’m therefore pleased to announce that the name for this area is now Research and Collection Services (RCS). While many portions of the website still reflect the old names — and it will take a while before we’ve eradicated all remnants of Collection Management/Academic Consulting Services from the website, email distribution lists, HR/Banner information, etc. — please consider the name to be effective immediately. We’ll try to get the changes made expeditiously.
As a reminder, RCS includes:
- Reference and Instruction Librarians
- Special Collections
- Vt. Collection
- Government Documents
- Inter-library Loan
- Preservation & Processing
- Collection Development
We have made the Armstrong Science library an official pick up location for ILL and NExpress materials. If you select Armstrong delivery, your requested materials will be automatically sent to the Armstrong Science Library for pick up when they arrive at Middlebury.
This is now possible for both NExpress and interlibrary loan materials. However, selecting this option is done very differently in each system.
- For NExpress the choice is made each time an item is ordered, through a drop-down menu. Select Armstrong Science library from the list of available pick up locations. go/NExpress
- For ILLiad, the choice is made at registration. In order for a current ILLiad user to change their preferred delivery location in ILLiad, you will need to update your contact Information in the Tools menu in ILLiad. Click on “Edit My Contact Information” and select Armstrong Science Library as your “Delivery Site” to take advantage of this new service. You can return to regular pick up at the Davis Family Library at any time by returning to ILLiad and changing your selected delivery site back to Davis Family Library. go/ill
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.