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Torrossa – full-text multi-language e-books and e-journals

The Middlebury College community now has trial access to Torrossa, an online resource with full-text in Italian, Spanish, French and Portuguese.

Browse arts, literature, and lots more.

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From “El vidrio en la pintura del Museo Nacional del Prado” by José María Fernández Navarro y Francisco Capel del Águila

(Note that when you’re looking at an e-book  (“monograph”), only a “sample page” displays . To see the full text, choose the full-text icon.

TorrossaFTWhen viewing a journal (“issue”), select an article from the right-hand menu, then the full-text icon.)

Update July 17: Not all of the 160 publishers that provide content for Torrossa allow their works to be printed or downloaded. If you have trouble printing, it may be that it simply isn’t allowed. Disallowed functions are shown by minus-signs by the icon(s), as shown here:NoDownloadPrintPaste

Hovering over the icon will show “Download not allowed” for example.

The trial will expire August 16th. Please let us know what you think – email eaccess-admin@middlebury.edu

Oberlin Group of 17 Digital Library Unconference

The Oberlin Group of 17 Digital Library Unconference was held on May 21, 2013, at Mt. Holyoke College.  With over 30 participants from 14 of the OG17 schools, there was lively discussion on topics including digital library planning and scope, organization and staffing, platforms and tools, data management and preservation policy, digital scholarship/digital humanities, outreach, and archiving born-digital records.

The format of the meeting eschewed the traditional speaker followed by a few questions in favour of a lightning round describing current projects at representated colleges, then brainstorming topics to be further discussed in a series of “break-out” sessions. The format felt more collaborative and productive than simply presenting information.   Discussions were deemed successful enough to warrant follow-up meetings.

Attendees from Middlebury: Wendy Shook, Rebekah Irwin, Bryan Carson.

British Documents from the past in China – trial through May 14

Until May 14, we have access to three Chinese history collections:

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Spanning three centuries (1750-1929), this resource makes available rare pamphlets from Cornell University Library’s Charles W. Wason Collection on East Asia. In addition, China: Culture and Society features a host of secondary resources, including scholarly essays, an interactive chronology, mini guides, and editors’ choices from the collection.

China: Trade, Politics and Culture 1793-1980
This digital collection offers English-language sources relating to China and the West, 1793-1980, including: papers of key individuals involved in the Chinese Maritime Customs service; papers of missionaries active in all regions of China; fully searchable run of the Chinese Recorder, 1867-1941, and more.

Foreign Office Files for China, 1919-1980
The complete British Foreign Office files dealing with China, Hong Kong and Taiwan during these decades of 1919-1980. The documents cover politics, industry, trade and cultural affairs and include eyewitness accounts, weekly and monthly summaries, and economic assessments and synopses on leading Chinese personalities.

 

Email eaccess-admin@middlebury.edu or your liaison with comments please.

 

 

Deutsche Sammlung German ebooks (trial through May 3)

For one month starting today, we have access to over 4,500 German ebooks covering the humanities, arts, sciences, technology, engineering, and medicine from publishers such as De Gruyter, Aarhus University Press, International Monetary Fund, Ohne Verlag, and Frank & Timme GmbH.

Visit Deutsche Sammlung or our New & Trials website for other new library collections and current trials.

Email us at eaccess-admin@middlebury.edu or contact your liaison if this would be a useful addition to our collection.

Trial: Oxford History of Western Music

The Middlebury College community has 30 days to evaluate the usefulness of the Oxford History of Western Music . Fascinating text and images including scores,

OxfordHistWestMusScorearchival illustrations,

OxfordHistWestMusIllusand more! Browse through the Oxford History of Western Music and let us know what you think. Email us at eaccess-admin@middlebury.edu or contact your liaison.

 

New research database: Orlando Women’s Writing in the British Isles

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.

Find Orlando and other New & Trial Resources here.

Elizabeth Barrett Browning

New Books for Spring

Just in time for Spring recess, come see the recently updated New Books display at Davis Family Library.   Choose from more than 70 newly published and highly recommended  books.  You’ll find nonfiction, fantasy, action, mystery, graphic novels, short stories and more.

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You can also “check out” newly added eBooks and audiobooks at go/books2go (http://go.middlebury.edu/books2go).

 

Deep archives of the New Yorker, Harper’s, New York Review of Books

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). 

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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.

http://go.middlebury.edu/newyorker (go/newyorker)

http://go.middlebury.edu/nyreview (go/nyreview)

http://go.middlebury.edu/harpers (go/harpers)

*Tip: add icons to your iPad/iPhone home screen by following these directions.