August 28, 2013

Out of Print – Film Screening

Filed under: News — Tags: , , , — pam @ 12:57 pm

Out of printOffering a unique perspective on the lightning shift of the written word from print to online, this film by Vivienne Roumani will be screened in Aaron Davis Hall Tuesday, September 10 @ 5:30 p.m. Following the screening, a panel discussion featuring the filmmaker, Prof. Lisa Simon from the School of Education and Chief Librarian Pamela Gillespie will be moderated by Prof. Frank Walton from Media and Communication Arts.



August 27, 2013

New Databases

Filed under: Digital Resources — Tags: , , — pam @ 5:32 pm

quilhandJust in time for semester’s start, several new databases have been added to our A to Z list:

    • InfoTrac Newsstand — Contains more than 1,100 newspapers, 33 of which are New York State newspapers.
    • La Nueva Enciclopedia Cumbre –Spanish language encyclopedia written from a Latin American perspective.
    • Scribner Writers Online — Original, comprehensive, scholar-signed essays on the lives and works of more than 1,400 authors from around the world and all time periods.


“Red Scare, Red Stars” – new exhibit

Filed under: Exhibitions — Tags: , , — pam @ 11:59 am

Red Scare Poster 8.5x11Chronicling the story of how CCNY alumni such as Zero Mostel and Yip Harburg who worked in academia and entertainment were affected by blacklisting in the 1940s and 1950s, this exhibit in the Cohen Library atrium will be on view through the end of the year.



August 22, 2013

Overdue Fines Change Aug. 28

Filed under: News — Tags: — pam @ 1:33 pm

book_moneyCUNY has raised the fines for overdue library materials and the new charges go into effect August 28. Fines for general circulation books rise from .10 cents to .25 cents a day. Late 2-hour reserve materials will now incur a $5.00 fine for each hour or part of an hour overdue. These changes give new meaning to the phrase, “it pays to be on time.” Remember that fines run continually, even when the library is closed.


August 21, 2013

Download Full Books from Springer

Filed under: Digital Resources — Tags: , — pam @ 12:42 pm

SpringerThe use of tablets and other mobile devices on SpringerLink is growing exponentially. The platform supports any device by automatically adjusting to the optimal screen size of the device used to visit the site.

‘Full book download functionality’ on SpringerLink is now available, allowing users to download all chapters of a book at once. In addition to this feature, users can view an eBook on SpringerLink through the LookInside, and download the individual chapters as PDF and/or HTML format. The chapter level and full book PDF is available without restrictions.


August 16, 2013

“My Galway German Girl”

Filed under: Popular — Tags: , — pam @ 12:15 pm

seamus11Flash fiction by CWE Librarian Seamus Scanlon for a bit of TGIF reading.

August 15, 2013

CUNY+ Catalog Maintenance

Filed under: News — Tags: , — pam @ 5:52 pm

CUNY+The CUNY+ library catalog will be unavailable from 11 pm Friday, August 16th through 8 am Saturday, August 17th, 2013, due to the need to regenerate indexes and remove duplicate records.

NYC Teacher Education

Filed under: News — Tags: — pam @ 1:12 pm

NYT logoIn yesterday’s New York Times, the City issued a scorecard on teacher education programs.

August 1, 2013

Shimoda Delegation Visit

Filed under: News — Tags: , , , , — pam @ 4:41 pm

Shimoda2013-050 Delegation led by Mayor Shunsuke Kusuyama (center with lantern) gathers at City College with (back row from left) Vice President for Development Jeffrey Machi, Archivist Sydney Van Nort, Librarian Yoko Inagi and Associate Dean & Chief Librarian Pamela Gillespie. July 17, 2013
Photo by Philip J Carvalho

Catalog Down Monday

Filed under: Digital Resources — Tags: — pam @ 1:17 pm

CUNY+The CUNY+ library catalog will be down on Monday, August 5, from 8 am to 2 pm in order to rebuild the library catalog database indexes.  Access to electronic resources from our website is not affected.

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