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November 27, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving

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November 20, 2013

Student Movement to Map Denied Access to Research

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Picture17At this week’s Berlin meeting of student advocates for expanded access to academic research, two undergraduates from Great Britain announced the highly-anticipated launch of the Open Access Button – a browser-based tool to map the epidemic of denied access to academic research articles, and help users find the research they need. Continue reading here…

 

November 19, 2013

The Gettysburg Address Is 150 Today

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Borglum - LincolnOn the 150th anniversary of what is considered one of the most important speeches in American history, please take a moment to reacquaint yourself with the Gettysburg Address:

Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.

Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great battle-field of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field, as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this.

But, in a larger sense, we can not dedicate — we can not consecrate — we can not hallow — this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us — that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion — that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain — that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom — and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.

November 18, 2013

The Unexpected Taj Mahal

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Taj Mahal - Muslim JourneysPhotographs by Prof. Haitham Abdullah

Cohen Library Archives Gallery, 5th floor

Monday – Friday 9:30 am – 5:30 pm

through December 23rd

accompanied by the film, “Islamic Art: Mirror of the Invisible World”

from the Muslim Journeys Bookshelf grant

November 14, 2013

Google Book Scanning Is Fair Use

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Eight years after a group of authors and publishers sued Google for scanning more than 20 million library books without the permission of rights holders, Judge Denny Chin has ruled that the web giant’s sweeping book project stayed within the bounds of U.S. copyright law. Read the full Wired article here.

Animated Floor Maps

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MapNow when you write down a book call number in the catalog, be sure to click on that call number too. You’ll be taken to our “How to Find a Book” chart, where you can click on the first letter of the call number and see an animated map pointing you to the Cohen Library floor location of the book you want. The maps were developed by Government Documents Librarian Lena Marvin.

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

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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.

November 7, 2013

24/7 Continues

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digital-clock-abs-led-alarm-4062405-smallReminder: 24/7 access continues in Cohen Library through 9 p.m. Friday, November 15.

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