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August 27, 2010

Russell Sage Goes Digital

Filed under: Exhibitions — Tags: , , — pam @ 8:31 am

The Russell Sage Foundation, during its early years,  was instrumental in effecting legislative reforms in labor and living conditions in this country, and in New York City in particular. The foundation celebrated its centennial in 2007, and today it remains dedicated to innovative social science research.

In 1949, The City College Libraries received part of the Foundation’s library collection. It contains Russell Sage Foundation publications as well as the many periodicals and monographs that were used by late 19th and early 20th century social work researchers.

This exhibit traces the lives of Mr. and Mrs. Sage, the foundation they created and its library collection in The City College Libraries.

In with the New!

Filed under: Digital Resources — Tags: — pam @ 6:33 am

The Annual Reviews database will be down Friday, August 27th, from approximately 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. while the redesigned web site is launched. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, but the end result will be a website that will provide better service to end-users.

August 26, 2010

JSTOR – Egg on Its Interface

Filed under: Digital Resources — Tags: , — pam @ 10:24 am

“When the popular scholarly database JSTOR unveiled its new interface earlier this month, some librarians were horrified by what they saw. Now, after an Internet outcry, the nonprofit scholarly journal database says it plans to change two features that critics said were bound to confuse, frustrate, and squeeze money out of researchers”….read more in today’s Inside Higher Ed.

August 24, 2010

Scholars Test Web Alternative to Peer Review

Filed under: News — Tags: , , , , , — pam @ 6:14 pm

For professors, publishing in elite journals is an unavoidable part of university life. The grueling process of subjecting work to the up-or-down judgment of credentialed scholarly peers has been a cornerstone of academic culture … by Patricia Cohen.  read more

CUNY+ Will Be Slow Today

Filed under: News — Tags: — pam @ 8:01 am

In preparation for the start of classes on Thursday, the patron database is being updated. This process will slow down catalog response time all day. We regret the inconvenience.

August 23, 2010

No Textbook Funding This Year

Filed under: News — Tags: — pam @ 12:24 pm

The recently-approved New York State budget included cuts across the board, hampering CUNY’s ability to fund programs at last year’s levels. One manifestation of the cuts is textbook funds for libraries. The program, new last year, was wildly popular — the textbooks purchased at CCNY circulated more than 16,000 times. It will be sorely missed.

August 20, 2010

Classical Music on the go

Filed under: Digital Resources,Popular — Tags: , , — pam @ 7:55 am

Alexander Street Press has launched mobile access to Classical Music Library, making it possible for library users to listen using internet-enabled smart phones and other mobile devices. Mobile access options include QR codes, or two-dimensional barcodes (like the one seen here). Many mobile phones come with QR readers pre-installed. QR codes can be auto-generated for every recording, album, and playlist — just scan the image with a mobile device and start streaming immediately. Alexander Street supports mobile access for all Android and iPhone devices, including the iPod Touch and iPad.

August 7, 2010

Sci-Tech Database of the Month

Filed under: Digital Resources — Tags: , , — pam @ 7:55 pm

The American Society for Microbiology (ASM) is one of the world’s foremost life sciences organizations, and publishes twelve scholarly, peer-reviewed journals, covering laboratory and clinical aspects of microbiology and immunology. The range of coverage is 1916 – present. Click on the ASM Journals logo to access this web site.

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