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January 2016


Hamilton College Library and Information Technology Services - Monthly Newsletter
 January 2016
What's New
LcKAM5Lca.jpeg  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.. .
shay.jpg We Welcome Shay Foley to LITS
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...
RDSTUDIOLOGOWORK.jpg What's New in 2016? Burke's Research & Design Studio!
Lisa Forrest
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...
streaming.jpg Beyond YouTube. LITS Now Offers Streaming Videos
LITS is pleased to announce the addition of two new subscription streaming video services, Films on Demand and Kanopy. This now brings the size of our video collection to over 50,000 titles. Streaming videos offer faculty and students many options for viewing -- in-class, out-of-class, from off campus, and they're available 24/7. These collections, designed for educational use, include award winning documentaries, educational films, historic newsreels and theatrical releases.  More...
Small Talk from the VP
Smallen-Dave-credit_sm.jpg Building Community Through Crucial Conversations Not Yaks
Dave Smallen
R U Serious? Are we becoming a community in which texting, email and social media replace face to face conversations?  I hope not. More...
Focus on Services
keep-calm-and-ask-for-help.jpg We're Here to Help!
Beth Bohstedt
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...
Reminder: Mass Emailing List Guidelines
If you send mail to the mass email lists, now would be a good time to reacquaint yourself with the posting guidelines. A violation of the guidelines can result in the suspension of your ability to send mass email.   Policy details, plus how to send mail to the lists, can be found at: https://my.hamilton.edu/lits/rc/policies-electronic-mail-e-mail#listserv
Presentations, Publications, and Exhibits
burke.jpg Video Tour of Burke Library Now Available
LITS Ambassadors Julie Suk '17 and Jasmine Nguyen '18 have created a brief video tour of Burke Library for new students. Using photographs of important services and study areas in the building, the video illustrates what we have to offer to new students in a new and exciting manner.  Monk Rowe, Joe Williams Director of the Jazz Archive, provided the musical background More...
buttons.jpg Exhibit: Presidential Campaign Buttons
The presidential campaign button has been around for longer than most people realize. During this election year, Special Collections at Burke Library is proud to exhibit some historical examples of campaign buttons ranging in date from 1832 to 2008.   More...
Venice.jpg Exhibit: The Infancy of Printing
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...
rocks.jpg Geosciences Rock Collection Now Available Online
The Hamilton Geosciences Rock Collection was recently made available through Shared Shelf Commons, a free, open-access image library. The online collection currently features images of 653 rock samples, along with information about each rock. More...
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