The September Project
The library’s latest exhibit is entitled The September Project. The September Project is a grassroots effort to encourage events about freedom and democracy in all libraries in all countries during September. The three events highlighted are: Remembering September 11; Constitution Day (September 17); and Banned Books Week (September 28-October 4, 2008).
This is the first year for the Ursula C. Schwerin Library to participate in the September Project. The library mounted an exhibit using the “Keep It Strong” posters available through The Illinois First Amendment Center .
The posters are eye-catching and promote knowledge and appreciation of the First Amendment. Tying in 9/11, Constitution Day and Banned Books Week, the exhibit features the 10 most banned books of 2007, a definition of intellectual freedom and quotations on democracy, human rights, intellectual freedom and censorship, among other topics. In conjunction with the exhibit, the City Tech community is invited to two showings of Francois Truffaut’s 1966 film, Fahrenheit 451, based on Ray Bradbury’s novel. Wednesday, Sept 24 (atrium, old bookstore) and Thursday, Set 25 (library projection room, A 431). Both at 12:30 p.m. These showings are part of the library’s ongoing Cinem@Tech program.
The New York Public Interest Research Group (NYPIRG) has also set up a voter registration table in front of the library. Faculty has been encouraged to have their students view the exhibit, since it is a great springboard for discussion and writing assignments on democracy, freedom and civic engagement. The library hopes to make The September Project an annual event at the library and throughout the college. For more information, contact Tess Tobin, Administrative Services Librarian, 718 260-5499.
The Ursula C. Schwerin Library at New York City College of Technology will host an exhibit of the photography of English Professor Carole K. Harris from October 8 through November 8, 2008, in the library showcase windows, Atrium 4th floor, 300 Jay Street (at Tillary), Downtown Brooklyn. Admission is free.
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It’s Banned Books Week. The City Tech community is invited to two showings of Francois Truffaut’s 1966 film, Fahrenheit 451, based on Ray Bradbury’s novel.
Wednesday, Sept 24 (atrium, old bookstore) and Thursday, Set 25 (library projection room, A 431). Both at 12:30 p.m. These showings are part of the library’s ongoing Cinem@Tech program.
For more information contact Prof. Junior Tidal,firstname.lastname@example.org (or x 5481).
On a related note, the library’s latest exhibit is entitled The September Project. The September Project is a grassroots effort to encourage events about freedom and democracy in all libraries in all countries during September. The three events highlighted are: Remembering September 11; Constitution Day (September 17); and Banned Books Week (September 28-October 4, 2008). The website for the Project = http://theseptemberproject.wordpress.com
The exhibit features the 10 most banned books of 2007, a definition of intellectual freedom and quotations on democracy, human rights, intellectual freedom and censorship, among other topics. The display was put together and mounted by Prof. Tess Tobin (Library) and can be seen just outside the library until October 4.
With Gale’s reengineering of its platform, we can no longer search MLA via the Literature Resource Center. MLA is available via its own link on our eresource pages.
Much of Gale is cross-searchable. Click on CHANGE DATABASES to open up the menu for cross-searching multiple databases.
Due to budget cuts, CUNY has cancelled the following databases/electronic resources: AP Images (formerly, AP Photo Archive) and Learning Express.
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For more information and to register, email Prof. Maura Smale at email@example.com
The new version of JSTOR requires users to register a username and password in order to email results to themselves. Saving via downloading to a flash drive or a hard drive seems to the easiest way to work with content in JSTOR.
To email results in JSTOR, the user needs to login, checkoff results, click on the link for saved citations (upper right of page below your login identity), then select the citations again and click on “export.” Then, finally, one can email citations with links. Off-campus users will have to authenticate into JSTOR to access the articles.
Sage also requires a little learning curve. You don’t need to create a username/password to work with results. After checking off the results you want, the critical step is to click on the button “Add to My Marked Citations.” If you don’t click that button, your results are not saved even if you check off the box next to the article. The final step is to select either *View/Edit My Marked Citations or * Email/Download/Save/Print My Marked Citations. The rest is fairly straightforward. As with JSTOR, full text can’t be emailed—only citations with links.
The 5th Floor is now accessible. Please note that the 4th floor will be for group study and individual quiet study. The 5th floor will be for individual study only plus the study rooms.
The Ursula C. Schwerin Library is pleased to announce the launch of its newly redesigned website – http://library.citytech.cuny.edu. The website incorporates user-centered design, faster load times, and improved accessibility. The site has several new features including:
– A redesigned homepage with “switch” tabs to facilitate easier searching for books, articles, databases, and the site itself.
– An updated navigation scheme allows users to easily traverse the website. Users also have section markers to indicate where they are on the site. In addition, each page has uniform navigation so users can readily visit other sections of the site.
– Electronic forms have been updated so faculty members can reserve course materials, make interlibrary loan requests, schedule reservations for the Multimedia Resource Center project ion room, and to request help through our Email-A-Librarian form.
– A new “How Do I…?” section provides quick answers to popular questions. This includes questions on where to find books on the shelf, the length of loan periods, online renewals, CLICS (CUNY Libraries Inter-Campus Service), library accounts, connecting to the library’s wireless network, and much more.
– The website has also been integrated with the library’s news blog, LibraryBuzz. New headlines are automatically generated on the homepage.
We encourage you to visit the website today! In striving to improve our website’s services, your feedback and suggestions are most welcome. You can submit your reactions through the comment page linked at the bottom of the homepage, or by contacting Prof. Junior Tidal at firstname.lastname@example.org .
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Seems like every vendor is jumping on the “new interface” wagon. Project MUSE “offers full text access to current content from nearly 400 high quality journals in the humanities and social sciences. A highlight of MUSE’s new web site is wider range of functionality at the individual journal article level, including the ability to email a link, find more articles from the same author(s), and share the article via popular social bookmarking services. Color indicators allow users to easily determine to which content they have full text access, at both the journal and article level.”