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Small Talk from the VP: Got MOOC?

December 17, 2014

For many in higher education MOOCs remain a mystery. It is estimated that 10 million people took one or more MOOCs in 2013. EdX, one of the major organizations providing such courses indicates that there are more than 300 courses offered by its 64 member institutions. In January of 2013, Hamilton and Colgate joined edX to bring the liberal arts perspective to the national discussion on this new form of learning.

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Would You Like a Side of Malware With That?

December 17, 2014

One of the most common questions that I get from people who get malware infections is: “How did this happen to me?  I run up to date anti-virus.  Why didn’t it protect me from getting the virus?”

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All Library and Interlibrary loan materials due!

December 13, 2014

All library and interlibrary loan materials are due by Tuesday, December 16, 2014.  

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Questions? Our Research Tutors Have Answers!

December 10, 2014

If you’ve been in the library this semester, chances are you’ve noticed a few fresh faces at the Info@Burke Desk.  LITS is pleased to announce the launch of our Research Tutor Program, which currently employs six Hamilton students in assisting their peers with basic library research.

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Small Talk From the VP: Cars, Decisions and Information Literacy

November 19, 2014

Purchasing a new car can be an overwhelming and unpleasant experience.  According to a recent survey by Edmunds.com, one in five people said they'd willingly give up sex for a month rather than haggle for a new car. One in three said they'd rather do taxes, go to the DMV, or sit in an airplane's middle seat. This was the challenge I faced when I wanted to replace my ten year old car.

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Let's Talk About E-Books - Part Two

November 19, 2014

It might seem as though the library began purchasing electronic books only just recently, when, in reality, it’s been acquiring digital forms of books since the 1990s.

Our collecting began by supporting some of the first scholarly digital text initiatives like the University of Chicago’s ARTFL (a collection of nearly 3,000 classic works of French literature and historical texts) and Brown University’s Women Writers Project (nearly 350 early texts written by women from the 16th through 19th centuries). Since then, we’ve been actively purchasing and subscribing to important historical digital text collections and electronic versions of classic reference works such as the Oxford English Dictionary (OED) and the Grove art and music encyclopedias. More recently we’ve expanded the collection to include current scholarly books along with recently published books written and edited by Hamilton faculty.

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Your Package Has Arrived?

November 19, 2014

With the holidays fast approaching, it’s also time to be aware that the bad guys are out there in full force too.  As is usual for this time of year, people are shopping online, trying to avoid the bad weather and get the best deals.  The bad guys know this and are taking steps to separate you from your money. This leads to a big uptick in phishing emails purporting to be from Amazon and Ebay.

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"Record from WebCam" Tool in Blackboard

November 19, 2014

With the addition of YouTube to our Google Apps suite, we will also be able to make use of the "Record from Webcam" tool in Blackboard.

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VITEC - A New Face and a New Location

November 19, 2014

VITEC Solutions, the College's service provider for computer hardware repair has a new employee and a new office location. Please welcome to Hamilton our new, on-site computer hardware technician, Robert (Rob) Hess.

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Special Collections Now Open Late

November 19, 2014

Special Collections is now open additional hours on Sunday, Monday and Wednesday from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. We encourage students working on a thesis to come and consult with any of the Special Collections staff named below for information on primary source materials that will broaden your scope of research and strengthen your work.

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