Upcoming Collection from The Metropolitan Museum of Art: Willi Visit this link am Keighley Collection
ARTstor will add 1,000 images of the pilgrimage route to Santiago de Compostela from the William Keighley Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. The collection contains depictions of geographical terrain and exteriors/interiors of religious buildings, including architectural details, applied arts, and works of art. Learn more (http://www.artstor.org/news/n-html/an-080410-keighley.shtml)
Additional Photographs from the George Eastman House
ARTstor reached an agreement with the George Eastman House to add approximately 13,000 images to the Digital Library. This will bring the total number of images available from the world’s oldest museum of photography to over 17,800. Learn more (http://www.artstor.org/news/n-html/an-080410-eastman.shtml)
Agreement with Connecticut College
Asian Art Collection Connecticut College will be contributing 381 images of Asian art to the Digital Library. The collection will include Chinese paintings, Japanese prints, and Chinese ivory sculptures. Learn more (http://www.artstor.org/news/n-html/an-080410-asian.shtml)
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From an announcement from Project MUSE: Project MUSE plans new look for web site; new article format launching in April. Project MUSE is pleased to reveal plans for a significant redesign of its web presence at http://muse.jhu.edu
The launch date for the new site design is August 2008. Among the goals of the redesign are more intuitive navigation among and within both content and informational pages, compatibility with emerging web standards, support for selected Web 2.0 functionality, and an enhanced online experience for users and librarians utilizing MUSE in teaching and research.Prior to the main site redesign launch in August, some new features will be rolled out in the intervening months. Specifically, some MUSE journal articles will begin appearing in a new format during the month of April. The appearance and layout of the article page have been enhanced to provide users with more functionality and more information specific to the article, such as its DOI and the LCSH (Library of Congress Subject Headings) assigned to an article.
Initially, the new design will apply only to newly-produced journal issues/articles; older articles will be gradually converted to the new look over the next 18 months. As conversion of back articles progresses, users may see both old and new formats for articles in their search results. Currently, the new format applies only to the HTML version of articles; a new PDF format will launch with the main site design in August. The advance launch of the new article design is happening in part to coincide with a new XML production process at MUSE, which is expected to increase efficiency and create opportunities for expanded functionality.
Please “pardon our dust” as we begin the process of enhancing and improving our web presence. We welcome comments, questions, and feedback to
The Enkindled Spring by D.H. Lawrence (1885–1930)
Spring as it comes bursts up in bonfires green,
Wild puffing of emerald trees, and flame-filled bushes,
Thorn-blossom lifting in wreaths of smoke between
Where the wood fumes up and the watery, flickering rushes.
I am amazed at this spring, this conflagration
Of green fires lit on the soil of the earth, this blaze
Of growing, and sparks that puff in wild gyration,
Faces of people streaming across my gaze.
And I, what fountain of fire am I among
This leaping combustion of spring? My spirit is tossed
About like a shadow buffeted in the throng
Of flames, a shadow that’s gone astray, and is lost.
find more online verse at bartelby.com
Ebsco Journal Alerting handout
Here’s a new handout on how to set up journal alerts in Ebsco databases.
There is also a Flash tutorial (Flash needs to be installed on your computer). Follow this link.
Public Library of Science (PLoS) offers journal alerts and blog feeds related to research in the natural sciences. See http://www.plos.org/connect.html
When: Wednesday, March 19 at 3:30 p.m.
Where: Janet Lefler Dining Room, N215
Refreshments will be served.
You are invited!
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The library has posted a new policy on electronic resources:
Licensed Electronic Resources Acceptable Use Guidelines
The electronic resources provided by the Ursula C. Schwerin Library are governed by legally binding license agreements, negotiated between the library and the publishers. These licenses allow students, faculty, staff, and other authorized users to access the resources for non-commercial, educational and scholarly purposes. Off-campus use requires confirmation of affiliation with City Tech.
Users of library-licensed resources must comply with U.S. Copyright Law (including the protections of Fair use) and licensing agreements of the publishers. Breach of license may lead a publisher/vendor to terminate the College’s access.
Use of any software designed to automatically browse the web (“robots”, “spiders”, “crawlers”, etc.), record web browsing activity, or systematically download content for offline use is expressly forbidden and jeopardizes the entire College’s access to that resource.
Violators may face disciplinary action.
Examples of prohibited activities:
- Downloading all articles in a journal issue;
- Downloading articles from most issues of a journal;
- Sizable downloads of database reports;
- Sharing usernames and passwords;
- Posting copyrighted materials on publicly accessible websites;
- Using electronic resources for commercial use.
More computer user policies can be found at: http://ufs.cuny.edu/boardresolutioncomputeruse.pdf
The library has a new exhibit called Living Off the Land in Space: Green Roads to the Cosmos. Read below for more information.
C. Bangs, who served as a NASA Faculty Fellow in 2002-04, created the art in this exhibition. Living in the Land in Space, which Ms. Bangs coauthored with her husband, Prof. Gregory Matloff of the NYCCT Physics Department and NASA manager Les Johnson, was publisher by Springer-Copernicus in 2007. Living Off the Land in Space demonstrates how future space pioneers and explorers might utilize the resources of the solar system, just as terrestrial pioneers and explorers used the resources of the Earth in spreading human settlement aroudn the globe. Space is not about individual heroics or national pride. Ultimately, it deals with the survival of the human species and other terrestrial life forms.
This exhibit will be on display in the Library during the months of March and April, 2008.