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100th Flanders Collection Cylinder Milestone!

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The Northeast Document Conservation Center reports  that they’ve recorded one hundred of the two hundred and fifty cylinders in the Flanders Ballad Collection.  Quite a milestone!  See the recording system at work and listen to the hundredth cylinder in the NEDCC blog post here!  Take a look at some of the previous posts to learn more about this new sound scanning technology.

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“We Have Sound!”

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“We Have Sound!” is the title of the IRENE/3D Seeing Sound Blog post from the Northeast Document Conservation Center when they announce that the new recording system is up and running. Middlebury College is fortunate to be part of a grant to reformat the wax cylinder recordings in the Flanders Ballad Collection. See the announcement here, along with more blog posts that follow.  You can even listen to some of the recordings!
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Photos from the Archives showing the area around Twilight Hall

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President Harry Truman once said “The only thing new in the world is the history you do not know.”  Because the site around Twilight Hall and the Middlebury Municipal Building has recently been a topic of community conversation, we thought people might be interested in these photos from the Middlebury College Archives.   For more information on the history of the site and adjacent buildings, see pages 11 and 12 of A Walking History of Middlebury.

Click on the photos to enlarge them and see more detail.

View of Academy Park from Old Chapel.  Notice the building site of the Academy (now Twilight Hall) that replaced the previous wooden structure.

View of Middlebury from Old Chapel in 1867. Notice the building site of the Academy (now Twilight Hall) that replaced the previous wooden structure.

Academy Building in 1893, seen from the east end of the park between College and South Main St.

Academy Building in 1893, seen from the east end of the park between College St. and Main St.

Graded School in 1900 seen from College St. just west of Weybridge St.

Graded School in 1900 seen from College St. just east of Weybridge St.

The Academy Building in 1900 seen from the corner of South Main St. and Cross St.

The Graded School in 1900 seen from the corner of Main St. and Cross St.

Exhibit– A People’s History of Middlebury College: Student Resistance and Social Change

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People's History of Middlebury Exhibit

In conjunction with an ongoing student project and J-term class, Special Collections has mounted an exhibit drawn from the College Archives–  A People’s History of Middlebury College: Student Resistance and Social Change.   From an uprising of students in 1822 asking for the dismissal of a professor, to the student strike in 1970 to protest of the war in Vietnam, through the formation of diverse activist groups like the Black Students for Mutual Understanding, the exhibit draws on primary sources in the College Archives.  These resources have been heavily used by Hanna Mahon ’13.5 and Kristina Johansson ’14 as they’ve worked on the People’s History of Middlebury project over the past year, and used by the students in the J-term class that Hanna and Kristina are teaching.  See the exhibit in the front vestibule, and the Harman Periodicals Reading Area of Davis Family Library.

To listen to an audio recording of the related panel discussion “Middlebury in the 1960s” see this blog post.

People's History of Middlebury Exhibit

Also on display in the Davis Family Library Atrium–  Antique wooden toys produced in local toy factories.

 

Ebooks for Kindle Fire, Android, iOS

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New versions of OverDrive app for Android and iOS (iPhone/ iPad/ iPod touch).

What’s Overdrive? It’s Middlebury’s ebook and audiobook collection of prize-winning fiction, non-fiction, and popular reading…(go/Overdrive).
If you already have the app installed, you’ll see an “update” prompt the next time you open it. Otherwise, download the updated apps here:

Tibetan Peace Flag-Making at Middlebury College Library, Oct. 1-14

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Students and the whole Middlebury community are invited to the Davis Family Library to make Tibetan Peace Flags that will decorate the building for the visit of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. This is a chance to share your message of peace, thanksgiving and good will with the Dalai Lama and our whole community. Come and write your wishes, thoughts and prayers, or express your feelings by drawing or decorating your flag.

Tables with flag-making supplies will be set up in the library lobby from Oct. 1-14.  Flags will be on display in the library throughout October.

Do you still need to register to vote?

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Whether you are a student who is trying to figure out whether to register to vote in Vermont or your “home state” and how, or someone who hasn’t registered or needs to transfer their voting registration, the Voting Registration Guide has information to help you. It also includes resources to help you get up-to-date on issues.

 

Common Reading 2012 at Davis Library

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What do the members of the Class of 2016 have in common?  The Common Reading 2012 selection, Never Let Me Go (2005) by Kazuo Ishiguro.  Over the summer, each student from the Class of 2016 received a copy of this book in anticipation of their arrival on campus.  Later this week, these students will meet in small groups with members of the faculty and staff to discuss Ishiguro’s thought provoking work.  Several members of LIS including Mike Roy, Joy Pile, and Rebekah Irwin will be facilitating discussion groups.  Click here to access the reader’s guide.  Come check out the Common Reading 2012 display in the lobby of the Davis Family Library.  There you will find additional titles by Kazuo Ishiguro as well as supporting materials including DVDs on bioethics, cloning, and organ donation.

New Vending machine in the Davis Family Library

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In response to requests for late-night snack options, Dining Services recently installed a snack vending machine in Davis Family Library. You’ll find it on the Upper Level in print/copy room LIB303. Enjoy!

Put a book in your ear (or your iPod) and on your Kindle (or Nook)

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Middlebury students, faculty, and staff can “check-out” from the Library eBooks for Kindles (or the Kindle app), Nooks, or other eReaders and audiobooks for your iPod (or any other mp3 player).

Visit our eBook & AudioBook Home, or visit go/bookstogo (go.middlebury.edu/bookstogo).

(Very soon, all of these books with be in our library catalog too.)

You can also download a special app for your Mobile device (Android, Blackberry, iPhone/iPad, etc.) and check-out eBooks and audiobooks directly. Download the right mobile app here. From the app, search for “Middlebury College” when you’re asked to Add a Library.

These eBook and audiobooks are available with support from an ACE/Alfred E. Sloan Faculty Career Flexibility Award to promote Work/Life Balance at the College. So download a book, and then relax, or take a walk, go for a run, cook a meal, or take a very long drive, all with a book playing in the background.