Arabella Holzapfel

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SIPRI Yearbook (trial through March 13, 2015)

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Students, faculty and staff at Middlebury have free access for 30 days to the

SIPRI SIPRI Yearbook online – full of information on armaments, disarmament, and international security.

Look it over and let us know what you think – email or your liaison.

Elsevier’s Reference Module on Earth Systems & Environmental Sciences (trial ends March 16, 2015)

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Faculty, staff, and students from Middlebury now have access to several encyclopedias and other reference works on the ScienceDirect platform. This information sheet explains the module and its contents which include:






and much more. Explore, and let us know what you think – email or your liaison.

Human Rights Studies Online (trial ends March 20, 2015)

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Through March 20th, students, faculty, and staff affiliated with both Middlebury College and the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey will have trial access to a Human Rights Studies Online – a research and learning database providing comparative documentation, analysis, and interpretation of major human rights violations and atrocity crimes worldwide from 1900 to 2010. This collection includes primary and secondary materials in multiple media types.HRSOLook it over and let us know what you think! Email your feedback to or your liaison.

If there’s something you’d like the library to explore or purchase, let us know at go/requests.


Friday links – January 9, 2015

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Libraries are in the technology industry, says Rick Anderson. “… When we talk publicly about technological change in libraries, it seems to me that it’s too often in one of two ways: either we’re patting ourselves on the back for being so ready to embrace it, or we’re talking about how a particular change is just a fad and really doesn’t really apply to us. But the information world has become, decisively and whether we like it or not, a technology industry. … Confusing the sacredness of ends with the sacredness of means is one symptom of a disease that could easily kill us. …”

Friday Links – December 5, 2014

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Gates Foundation announces “world’s strongest policy on Open Access“. ‘from January 2015, researchers it funds must make open their resulting papers and underlying data-sets immediately upon publication — and must make that research available for commercial re-use. “We believe that published research resulting from our funding should be promptly and broadly disseminated,” the foundation states.’

Librarians as publishers. As an example – one of our own: Portulano (while the library may not be “a publisher” of this journal, certain library staff members provided instrumental support in making it accessible)

All About Those Books. The Mount Desert Island High School version of Meghan Trainor’s “All About The Bass.” (MDIHS has just 571 students!)

FSU Shooting Highlights the Need for Library Security.  Library Journal article – “Early in the morning of November 20 a lone gunman opened fire in Florida State University’s (FSU) Strozier Library.”  The library staff will be receiving training this month for how to handle such situations.

Friday Links for Halloween, October 31, 2014

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10 reasons scholars should start writing BuzzFeed articles

Infographics in 3 Steps

NEW! Moodle Users Listserv – This group is for Moodle teachers who would like to use an email forum to ask, answer, and share Moodle questions and tips. To join the list you can either visit and use the sign up form in the right hand column, or send an email message to and include:

  • subscribe in the subject field
  • subscribe moodle-users in the text of the email



Alexander Street Drama (trial ends December 3, 2014)

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Alexander Street Drama brings together thousands of plays from Alexander Street’s individual full-text drama collections and makes them accessible and cross-searchable in a single package. It includes the complete content of:.

Everything is cross-searchable through the unified North American Theatre Online interface, with the results seamlessly integrated into one search result.

Let us know what you think – email or your Library liaison.