Rebekah Irwin

Director of Collections & Archives at the Middlebury College Libraries.

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

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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.

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

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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.

New library collection: Illustrated London News, 1842-2003

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Middlebury College now has full access to The Illustrated London News digital archive, 1842-2003. The archive incudes over 260,000 color pages and full-text searching. Find it on our Journals & Databases page (go/journals) or our Databases A-Z page (go/databases).

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Safari Books Online new & improved

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Safari Books Online, our digital library with over 22,886 ebooks on technology, digital media, and design, announced some recent changes.

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  • Download the new Safari To Go app for Android, iPhone, iPad, and Kindle Fires or Nooks. Find out more about mobile devices and Safari here.
  • Access Safari content via the Mobile Optimized Website for mobile device users.
  • Self-register for a My Safari account for enhanced features including: (1) The ability to create, organize and manage folders of favorite titles (2) Create notes and tags in Safari content (3) establish digital bookmarks in Safari titles to allow users to keep their place (4) write reviews for Safari ebooks.

Expanded access to Oxford Handbooks Online

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Find more ebooks and scholarly essays in Oxford Handbooks Online.

We’ve expanded access to include the following collections: Philosophy, Religion, Economics & Finance, Music, Literature, History, and Political Science.

Find OHO and other new library acquisitions & current trials here.

Middlebury College named in grant to convert rare and historic audio collections

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Helen Hartness Flanders

Helen Hartness Flanders

Middlebury College’s Library & Information Services (LIS) will participate in a federal grant rewarded to the Northeast Document Conservation Center to digitize wax cylinder recordings in the Flanders Ballad Collection, one of the nation’s great archival collections of New England folksong, folklore, and balladry.

Working in partnership with the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, the grant will use IRENE/3-D, a system that uses digital imaging to retrieve sound from historical recordings made on discs and wax cylinders that might otherwise be unplayable. IRENE/3-D was used at the Library of Congress in 2012 to extract sound from discs produced by Alexander Graham Bell whose contents hadn’t been heard since they were made about 125 years ago.

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Wax cylinders, Middlebury’s Special Collections & College Archives

Middlebury College will make available over 200 wax cylinders and more than 1,000 records from the Helen Hartness Flanders Ballad Collection. This new technology will make it possible to capture sound even from broken and cracked cylinders and records, making it possible to play ballads not heard for over 80 years.

Along with Middlebury College, The Woody Guthrie Archives and The Carnegie Hall Archives will make historical records available to the project.

Learn more

The Library of Congress Blog post on IRENE/3D

Playback: 130-Year-Old Sounds Revealed at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Press Release for the NEDCC Grant Project

About Middlebury College – Helen Hartness Flanders Collection

About Carnegie Hall Archives Collections

About the Woody Guthrie Archives

House of Commons Parliamentary Papers {trial access}

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Until February 15 the Middlebury College Libraries has trial access to Proquest’s House of Commons Parliamentary Papers (HCPP), a full-text searchable database with the working documents of government for all areas of social, political, economic, and foreign policy from the 18th century to the 21st.

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Visit our New & Trial Resources page or search the House of Commons Parliamentary Papers (HCPP) here.

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