Arabella Holzapfel

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Oxford Bibliographies Online (trial ends Feb. 21, 2014)

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We have trial access to Oxford Bibliographies Online, (OBO) now with a new platform, better interface and other improvements since our previous trial of this resource in October 2011.

Developed cooperatively with scholars and librarians worldwide, Oxford Bibliographies offers exclusive, authoritative research guides.

Let us know what you think – email eaccess-admin@middlebury.edu or your liaison.

Friday Links – January 17, 2014

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STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Medicine) becomes … STEAM?

Pew Internet & American Life Project reports on escalating use of e-books. “The proportion of Americans who read e-books is growing, but few have completely replaced print books for electronic versions.”

Yale Students made a better version of its Course Catalog. Then Yale shut it down.

The Wikimedia Foundation’s multimedia team seeks community guidance on whether or not to support the MP4 video file format on Wikimedia projects.

MapGive – Open Mapping from the US State Department.

The latest version of Chrome will tell you which browser tabs are playing sound or using your webcam.

Adobe Adds 3D Printing Tools to Photoshop - Before 3D printers crank out objects, a user needs digital model — either one they create or download from the Internet. Once you’ve got one, though, you’ll need software that supports 3D imagery if you want to edit it. As of today, Photoshop users can design, edit and customize those 3D models similar to how you might adjust a 2D picture within the app.

10 things I DON’T miss about old technology – The good old days of 1980s technology weren’t always good. Read about 10 things few (if any) people will miss about that era.

Watch/ Read: Governor Shumlin’s 2014 Governor’s Budget Address – Delivered by Governor Peter Shumlin to the Vermont Legislature on January 15, 2014

Friday links – December 13, 2013

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Can scholarly publishing evolve beyond the pdf? “…includes a brief history of digital publishing, and a look at how PDF and HTML have evolved. In spite of significant usability improvements, rich linking, and supporting information in HTML full-text articles, researchers still choose PDF over HTML 65% of the time.”

The allure of the print book ”… But when I touched that physical book again for the first time in years, it was like the moment you hear a nostalgic song on the radio and are instantly lost in it. The feeling of a print book, with its rough paper and thick spine, is an absorbing and pleasurable experience — sometimes more so than reading on a device. …”

Validation – What happens when garage attendant meets DMV photographer.  Watch this if you need a smile or holiday pick-me-upper.  Yes this is work related – recommended by Middlebury’s Dale Carnegie trainer.

Learning lunches in early 2014

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Mark your calendars for some more Learning Lunches that have been scheduled. All begin at 12:15 unless otherwise noted:

  • February 5th – Room 230 of the Davis Family Library: discussion on civility: What is civility, exactly? How can we foster civility in a vibrant college community with wide-ranging opinions, yet make meaningful progress on issues we care about? James Davis, Professor of Religion and author of “In Defense of Civility”, will host an open conversation. Please bring your lunch and join in.
  • March 11th – Mitchell Green Lounge - Digital Scholarship: Middlebury’s Digital Scholarship Working Group is helping faculty and students engage scholarship in new ways through MiddLab. What is MiddLab? What is digital scholarship, anyway? Rebekah Irwin, LIS’s Director of Collections, Archives, and Digital Scholarship, will clue us in! Part of Staff Council’s occasional series of Learning Lunches on Trends in Higher Education.
  • April – date tbd – another bicycle maintenance workshop in the Bike Shop

Arabic language e-books and e-journals – trial through November 22, 2013

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AlmanhalMiddlebury College and the Monterey Institute for International Studies have trial access to content from academic publishers, research and scientific societies, and university presses across the Middle East available from Al Manhal until November 22, 2013.

Check it out and let us know what you think – email Ann Flower at MIIS or at Middlebury, eaccess-admin@middlebury.edu or your liaison.

Annual reviews of Economics – new resource

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Middlebury College faculty, staff, and students now have full, subscribed access to  Annual Reviews – Economics Collection, from 2009 to the current issue. This includes:

If you have problems with these or any of our online journals or databases, email eaccess-admin@middlebury.edu or choose Library Research – Online journals and databases at go/whd.

Historical Chinese Newspapers – trial through November 13, 2013

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Middlebury has trial access to the Chinese Collection of ProQuest’s Historical Newspapers through November 13, 2013. This collection provides genealogists, researchers and scholars with online, easily-searchable first-hand accounts and unparalleled coverage of the politics, society and events between 1832 and 1953.

PQHNPCC_CartoonExplore the civil wars, Japanese invasion, occupation by foreign nations, rise of communism, and more — cover-to-cover and in full image with 12 English-language Chinese newspapers.

Let us know what you think! Email your feedback to eaccess-admin@middlebury.edu or your liaison.