May 7, 2015

Charter Day 1907

Filed under: CCNY History,Digital Resources,News,Popular — admin @ 7:39 pm

Charter Day in 1907 Photos

Charter Day was established in 1905 to commemorate the establishment of the institution by the NY State legislature.

May 5 was the date picked by former President John H. Finley to celebrate the establishment of the school. There used to be a college-wide assembly in the Great Hall in the morning and a student-faculty softball game in the afternoon.

View photos of the Free Academy building and one at the current campus taken on Charter Day 1907.  View PDF

April 2, 2015

Ravi Shankar Connections through Music

Filed under: Digital Resources,Exhibitions,News — admin @ 7:17 pm

The CCNY Music Library in collaboration with the Ravi Shabkar Foundation presents

Ravi Shankar
Connections through Music

Music Library, Shepard Hall, Room 106, April 1 – June 6, 2015

Sometimes called the ‘Godfather of World Music,’ Ravi Shankar helped Westerners develop a deeper understanding of Indian Classical music through his exhilarating performances and his dedicated work as a teacher. Come enjoy rare photographs capturing Mr. Shankar’s life as a teacher and listen to lectures recorded during his days as a visiting professor at CCNY.  Download Flyer


February 18, 2015

Important Notice About Our catalog (OPAC)

Filed under: Digital Resources,Facilities,News — admin @ 9:51 pm

Our catalog (OPAC) may  need to be shut down for up to 36 hours for a power outage test, starting Saturday, February 21st.  Thank you for your patience.

July 21, 2014

Podcast from CCNY Music Librarian, Michael Crowley

Filed under: Digital Resources — admin @ 3:09 pm

CCNY Music Librarian, Michael Crowley, recently recorded a podcast for Mel Bay Publications, a publisher specializing in instructional music books.  In this short interview, Crowley explains how learning to read music can help dramatically enhance a guitarist’s technique and overall musicianship.  There are also clips featuring selections from his book “Music of Bela Bartok: Easy Arrangements for Guitar Duo” as well as a live performance of Crowley on electric bass. Check out the podcast at: http://blog.melbay.com/michael-crowley-podcast/

July 8, 2014

Aleph 21 Upgrade: Thursday 7/10/14 4PM to Saturday 7/12/14 9AM

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Upgrade to Library System

Subject: Aleph 21 Upgrade Maintenance from Thursday 7/10/14 4PM to Saturday 7/12/14 9AM.

On July 10th Thursday at 4:00 PM Aleph 18 will be brought down as we begin the upgrade of the Aleph 21 PROD environment. The Aleph 18 environment is expected to be back up in read-only mode on Saturday July 12th, around 9:00am

We apologize for the inconvenience. Please alert your user community about this upgrade.

Here are some alternative sites for look-only access:




CUNY is undergoing an upgrade in its library system to Aleph version 21. The new version provides multiple enhancements: it will be easier for users and library staff to search for resources in the Library Catalog; item availability will be updated more quickly, allowing users to find out if a book or resource is available; and it will provide a secure and better integrated authentication process for logging in with patron accounts. Installation of the application has already occurred; testing and data conversion is now under way. The cutover to the version will take place this summer. The upgrade to Aleph will set the stage for CIS to work with Library staff to plan and complete work needed before Primo can become enabled. Primo will is a search tool that will enable, through a single query, a search across the all databases in CUNY as well as global and regional resources from the Primo Central index.


November 12, 2013

NLM Offers Access for Philippines Aid

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nlmlogoThe National Library of Medicine has activated the Emergency Access Initiative (EAI) in support of medical efforts in the Philippines and surrounding areas following the devastating typhoon.  The Emergency Access Initiative is a collaborative partnership between NLM and participating publishers to provide free access to full-text articles from over 650 biomedical serial titles and over 4,000 reference books and online databases to healthcare professionals and libraries affected by disasters.

The Emergency Access Initiative serves as a temporary collection replacement and/or supplement for libraries affected by disasters that need to continue to serve medical staff and affiliated users, and for medical personnel responding to the disaster.

November 9, 2013

Wiley Restored Again

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Access to Wiley has been restored. The vendor assures us that all issues are completely resolved.blanc-email-logo-130

November 8, 2013

Wiley Unavailable Again

Filed under: Digital Resources — Tags: — pam @ 1:52 pm

blanc-email-logo-130Wiley Online Library is currently experiencing network problems and is unavailable. Their technical team is working to restore access. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

October 25, 2013

DPLA Bookshelf Launches

Filed under: Digital Resources — Tags: — pam @ 12:44 pm

DPLA logoThe Digital Public Library of America has a new way to browse over a million online books in its collection. DPLA Bookshelf lets the user scroll a visual representation of a bookshelf; the shelf is shown as a vertical stack so that the titles and authors are more easily readable on their spines. The width of the book represents the actual height of the physical book, and its thickness represents its page count. The spine is colored with one of ten depths of blue to “heat map” how relevant the work is to the reader’s search.

October 24, 2013

ARTstor adds Guggenheim Images

Filed under: Digital Resources — Tags: — pam @ 12:47 pm

aguggenheimig_10313789057ARTstor and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation have released nearly 200 historical and contemporary photographs documenting the architecture of the Foundation’s three iconic buildings: the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, designed by Frank Gehry, and the Palazzo Venier dei Leoni (Peggy Guggenheim Collection), designed by Lorenzo Boschetti. This is the third release of a projected 7,000 images of art, exhibition installation views, and architecture from the Foundation.

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