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LGBT Thought and Culture – Trial through December 2, 2013

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LGBT Thought and CultureThe Middlebury College community has trial access to LGBT Thought and Culture through December 2, 2013.  LGBT Thought and Culture is an online collection of books, periodicals, and archival materials related to the LGBT political and social movement throughout the 20th century to the present day.

Take a look and let us know what you think.  Email us at eaccess-admin@middlebury.edu .

AP Stylebook Online- Trial until October 19

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The AP Stylebook Online is a writing style guide for journalists.  It includes an A-Z guide to usage, spelling and punctuation.  The online version is updated throughout the year and includes many useful features such as one-click access to new AP Stylebook entries and “Ask the Editor” where users can submit questions or search the archive of frequently asked questions.  This trial runs until October 19.  Take a look and let us know what you think.   Email us at eaccess-admin@middlebury.edu .AP Stylebook Home Page

Online Jazz Discography – new resource

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The Middlebury College community can now access The Jazz Discography online. The CD-ROM version was available in the Music Library for years; now we offer the convenience of online access. “Looking for a specific jazz record or CD? Want to find everything recorded by a particular bandleader or musician? Want to know who played with whom, and when? Want to find who recorded a particular tune? You’ll find all this and much, much more in the world’s largest, most complete catalog of recorded jazz” – The Jazz Discography

New stuff! (Newly added library collections)

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Here are some things that we added to our collections during the 2013 fiscal year:

Online resources

Online journals

Print titles

  • Frieze - devoted to contemporary art
  • Bidoun - art and culture from the Middle East
  • Detail : Zeitschrift fuer Architektur und Baudetail – architecture; in German and some English text
  • Three month subscriptions to print versions of foreign titles for browsing during the Language Schools – Ogonek and Allure (Russian), Teva HaDvarim (Hebrew), Al Jamila and Sayidati (Arabic [at Mills College])
  • History of al-Tabari, State University New York series in Near Eastern studies (40 volume set) located on the third floor shelves of the Davis Family Library (call number: DS38.2 .T313 1985)

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

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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.

Torrossa

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

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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

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

China: Culture and Society Screen Shot 2013-04-23 at 4.32.11 PM
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.