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October 31, 2013

The Decline of Wikipedia

Filed under: News — Tags: — pam @ 2:50 pm

Tom Simonite in the MIT Technology Reviewimages traces the shrinking of the volunteer workforce and the efforts of the foundation to reverse the trend.

October 28, 2013

Record Breaker!

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books-pileLast Thursday’s book sale set a new record!  Thank you to all who attended and supported this event. The next sale will be in April 2014.

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.

October 23, 2013

Book Sale Thursday

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books-pileSemi-Annual Book Sale!

Thursday, October 24

9 am – 7 pm

NAC Rotunda

Something for everyone!

October 21, 2013

Fall 2013 Library Newsletter

Filed under: News — pam @ 7:33 pm

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NAC as Brutalist Architecture

Filed under: Facilities — Tags: , — pam @ 1:35 pm

Art and Architecture Building, Yale UniversityWere Brutalist Buildings on College Campuses Really Designed to Thwart Student Riots? From Slate‘s design blog.

October 16, 2013

Library of Congress Web Sites Go Live Again

Filed under: News — Tags: — pam @ 12:36 pm

imgresIn a rare piece of good news this week out of Washington, D.C., the Library of Congress announced it had restored access to its Web sites — from the Chronicle of Higher Education “QuickWire.”

October 14, 2013

Emancipation and Small Farmers

Filed under: Exhibitions — Tags: , — pam @ 12:26 pm

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October 8, 2013

What if Google killed Scholar?

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Max Kemman’s blog post discusses why killing Scholar might make sense, and Google Scholar vs. Google Search.

#CCNYLibraries

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