As announced in this recent post, the Middlebury College Libraries recently subscribed to the six Oxford Language Dictionaries on the Oxford Language Dictionaries Online (OLDO) platform – Chinese, French, German, Italian, Russian, and Spanish.
About a week later, Oxford announced the release of their new Oxford Arabic Dictionary
on the Oxford Dictionaries platform. We now have subscribed access to this brand new online dictionary also! (In case you’re wondering, the dictionaries currently on OLDO will be migrated to the new Oxford Dictionaries platform in the near future.)
Not interested in this, but there is something else you wish we had? Let us know!
The libraries have purchased or subscribed to a bunch of new and wonderful resources over the summer (and late last academic year). Here are some of the highlights:
And these resources will be available very soon!
- Digitalia Film Library (on order)
- Chinese Cultural Relics – English translation of Wen Wu (we’ve subscribed and are awaiting publication of the first issue)
Trials expected during Fall Term:
- Journal of Visual Experiments (JoVE) – streaming video science experiments
- National Anti-Slavery Standard – primary source material
- Alexander Street’s Criterion Collection – streaming video of classic movies
We are always adding new resources – make your wishes known here!
Middlebury College has free trial access to the online version of the London Review of Books until September 13th.
Since 1979, the London Review of Books has stood up for the tradition of the literary and intellectual essay in English. Each issue contains up to 15 long reviews and essays by academics, writers and journalists. There are also shorter art and film reviews, as well as poems and a lively letters page.
Explore and let us know what you think – send an email or contact your liaison.
Middlebury College students, faculty, and staff can now view 19 of the films in the Digitalia Film Library, The Digitalia Film Library includes films from around the world in a variety of languages.
To view these trial-access films – From the Digitalia Film Library homepage, click “My Resources”
Trial films include Zona Sur from Bolivia, El Circuito de Rom´an from Chile, A Busca (Father’s Chair) from Brazil, …
This selection of films is intended to give us an idea of the film quality and streaming capabilities of the Digitalia Film Library. Browse the entire collection to see what we could have access to if we decide to subscribe. Let us know what you think – email email@example.com or contact your liaison.
For thirty days, the Middlebury College community has free access to the Oxford Language Dictionaries
The innovative Oxford Language Dictionaries Online site offers essential language resources never before available online: fully searchable, completely comprehensive bilingual dictionaries, and unique study materials that provide extra help with learning and using an expanding range of languages.
Let us know what you think – email firstname.lastname@example.org or your liaison.
The Middlebury College community now has access to two resources of full-text journals and e-books in languages other than English!
*Records for the books and journals in these collections will be in the library catalog in the coming weeks.
+Please note that our access to content in Torrossa does not include every title. When you do a search, icons indicating subscribed access appear next to items included in the EIO Italian Studies Collection.
Thanks to poet Gary Margolis for sharing this timely work!
Finishing the Term
in the Library
It was most likely me
I’m remembering, one
of the last to leave,
to finish not sleeping
in the red leather chair.
Three floors down
from street level. Trying
to write the last sentence
of a semester’s paper.
Trying to become more
complete all by myself.
There in the stacks
there was another book
I’d rather be reading
and not searching for
a word to send me
home. Home being up
three flights, where tonight’s
late night librarian was closing
his book. Reading being all
he could do to pass the course
of his time. To close the big door
behind him. To turn off
the magnificent, fading, central
hall light. So the two of us could
walk out together, him to his car
and me to my passing, now-I’m-done
Middlebury College Library and Information Services does many things to preserve our collections. For instance, we regularly backup up computer file servers, bind heavily used paperback books in the circulating collections, perform conservation treatments on rare books in Special Collections, and digitize photos and films in the College Archives. Plus we spend a lot of time doing one of the most important things– getting and keeping things organized!
To mark Preservation Week, we’re reminding you that it’s easy to take some basic steps to preserve your own important family collections. Here’s a great web page that will tell you pretty much all you need to know! http://atyourlibrary.org/passiton/preserving-your-treasures
And we love this short video, Why do Old Books Smell? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aUaInTfrDnA It reminds us that one of the most important things we can do is provide a good climate for our collections to slow the rate of organic decay.