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Hamilton College Joins Lever Press

Hamilton College recently joined with forty other small liberal arts colleges in supporting the launch of the Lever Press. The new academic press aims to acquire, develop, produce and disseminate a total of 60 new open-access titles by the end of 2020. Lever Press will publish titles distinguished by three key features: - editorial alignment with the mission and ethos of liberal arts colleges - a "platinum" approach to open access in which the pledging institutions rather than authors pay all publishing costs - digitally native production processes designed to support innovative projects that go "beyond the book." More ...

Spotlight on Black History Month Resources

Want to watch a video clip of Jesse Owen’s triumphant return to New York after winning four medals in the 1936 Olympics?  Interested in reading A Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass?  How about the newspaper account of Martin Luther King Jr.’s Nobel Prize acceptance speech? Explore these and more! More ...

Commemorating the 200th Anniversary of 1816, an Exhibit

Please stop by and see the new exhibit located on the first floor of Burke Library, Commemorating  the 200th Anniversary of 1816. More ...

Apple & Quill Events for Spring 2016

Apple & Quill, the creative arts series sponsored by Library and Information Technology Services, announces an exciting spring line-up of readings featuring the Feminists of Color Collective, first year writers, and an Adirondack evening. More ...

Building Community through Crucial Conversations not Yaks

R U Serious? Are we becoming a community in which texting, email and social media replace face to face conversations?  I hope not. More ...

What’s New in 2016? Burke’s Research & Design Studio

It’s a new year--and Burke Library’s first floor computer lab has a new name, a fresh look, and innovative services to offer.  Introducing Burke’s Research & Design Studio, where you’ll find collaborative work spaces, state-of-the art technologies, analog prototyping supplies, and the know-how to help you succeed. Whether you have a research poster to create, a logo or website to design, or a group project that needs brainstorming, Burke’s new Research & Design Studio is the place to go. More ...

We're Here to Help!

The “About Us” section of our website states our mission and goals. I encourage you to take a look at that, but what it boils down to is that LITS exists to support teaching and learning for students, faculty, and staff at Hamilton. More ...

Rowe Offers edX Course on Jazz

On the heels of two successful edX online course offerings in 2015, Hamilton will debut a third course, Jazz: the Music, the Stories, the Players, presented by Joe Williams Director of the Jazz Archive and Lecturer in Music Performance Monk Rowe beginning on Feb. 2. The free six-week program is designed to appeal equally to the casual listener, the avid fan and the proficient jazz player, according to Rowe.   More ...

Welcome Shay Foley!

Shay Foley joined LITS on January 4th as Director, Metadata and Digital Strategies.  In this position he provides leadership for cataloging, metadata creation, library information systems, digitization, data curation and preservation. More ...

The Infancy of Printing: Books from 1500 and Earlier in Burke Library

Special Collections has installed a new exhibition on the third floor of Burke Library, "The Infancy of Printing: Books from 1500 and Earlier in Burke Library" Hamilton College owns fifty-three books printed in 1500, or earlier. Dating from the first period of printing in Europe, they are known as incunabula, (singular incunabulum), from the Latin word meaning “swaddling clothes” or “cradle.” More ...

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