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Small Talk From the VP: The Larson Principle – Uncovering New Ways to Support the Academic Program

October 28, 2014

Library and IT organizations have a number of ways to obtain feedback about our existing services, including national surveys such as MISO (www.misosurvey.org).  But gaining insight into new ways we might help faculty and students be more successful is a bigger challenge. 

A few years ago, at a conference on digital scholarship, Doran Larson, Professor of English and Creative Writing, indicated that when IT organizations organize events to tell about the services they offer he sometimes attends.  He said that while he may appear to be listening to the presentations, in fact, he is thinking about some problem he faces with his research (or teaching).

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Hamilton Implements Automated Backup for Institutional Computers

October 28, 2014

A 2014 survey of Hamilton employees indicated that almost half have never backed up their computer and another thirty percent say they do it once or twice a semester.  Backing up a computer daily is the only way to avoid data loss. Recently an employee had his computer stolen and he did not have a backup.  The files on the computer were lost and had to be recreated manually.

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Let’s Talk About E-Books – Part 1

October 28, 2014

This article is the first in a series devoted to the topic of e-books. The first part of this conversation focuses on the how e-books are acquired by the library, some common features of e-books, and how to find them.

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Read the Chronicle of Higher Education, Anywhere, on Any Device

October 24, 2014

Interested in reading the Chronicle of Higher Education but frustrated you can’t access all of the articles? You’re in luck!

Burke Library subscribes to campus wide access to the Chronicle. This means that everyone at Hamilton can access all Chronicle.com content (both free and premium) from virtually anywhere. The only requirement is that you create a free Chronicle account using your Hamilton email address. All premium content can be accessed by signing in to your account.

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Talk about Teaching Luncheon: Ways We Teach, Featuring Andrew Jillings

October 21, 2014

Teaching outside can stimulate a completely new learning process in your students. Participants will learn some great tips on how to locate, orient and conduct classroom teaching outdoors. Rain or shine!

Director of Outdoor Leadership, Andrew Jillings, has been an outdoor educator for 25 years and has worked at Hamilton as Director of adventure programs since 1997.


 

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OneSearch Introduced

October 20, 2014

The Library and Information Technology Services has implemented a new discovery service called OneSearch.  Discovery services, such as OneSearch, address one of the main barriers between libraries and users: the lack of an easy starting point for research.  Ideal for the beginner researcher, OneSearch allows users to search all of the library’s formats--books, articles, newspapers, databases, and more-- from a single search box.  

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When you need answers — day or night — just “Ask Us 24/7”

October 9, 2014

When you need answers — day or night — just “Ask Us 24/7.”

 

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Researching Hamilton History? Search the American Antiquarian Society Historical Periodicals Collection

September 22, 2014

American Antiquarian Society Historical Periodicals Collection: a new digital collection of more than 6,500 American magazines and journals documenting America's history, literature and culture from the 1691 and 1877.

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Couper Lecture on Edward Robinson, H'1816

September 22, 2014

Historical geographer Professor Haim Goren of Israel will present the Couper Phi Beta Kappa Library Lecture at Hamilton College on Wednesday, Sept. 24, at 4:10 p.m., in the Red Pit, KJ.  Goren will speak on “Edward Robinson: ‘Father of the Scientific Study of the Holy Land.’”  Robinson is an alumnus of Hamilton’s class of 1816. The lecture is free and open to the public.

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