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October 2014 Newsletter


OCTOBER 2014
What's New
OneSearch(2).pngOneSearch Introduced
Kristin Strohmeyer
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.  More...
NCSAMbanner.gifBeware of a New Phishing Scheme
Maureen Scoones
A new phishing scheme, called Dyre or Dyreza, began mid-October. You can avoid being a victim by following some simple tips. Everyone has a role in protecting the confidential and sensitive information contained in Hamilton's electronic systems!
CrashPlanIcon.jpgHamilton Implements Automated Backup for Institutional Computers
Dave Smallen
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. More...
Information Security - Family Feud Style
Maureen Scoones
As some of you may recall, last spring we solicited help from the Hamilton Community to create an information security Family Feud game. We had a great response to our survey and for those completing the survey, held a drawing for Bookstore gift certificates. Congratulations to Bruce Wegter and William Rybaltowski '17 who each won a gift certificate. Very soon, we'll be inviting the Freshmen Class to play Family Feud!
Small Talk From the VP
Dave SmallenThe Larson Principle – Uncovering New Ways to Support the Academic Program
Dave Smallen
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. More...
Spotlight on Services
e-books1.jpgLet’s Talk About E-Books – Part 1
Lynn Mayo
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. More...
ChronicleRead the Chronicle of Higher Ed., Anywhere, on Any Device
Lynn Mayo
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.  More...
24x7 Chat
When You Need Answers — Day or Night — Just “Ask Us 24/7”
Kristin Strohmeyer
We've added a 24 hour chat service. When Hamilton's research librarians are unavailable, you can access librarians across the country simply by clicking on the Ask Us 24/7 button found on many of our web pages, including subject and course guides. More...
Upcoming Events
Open Library of the Humanities
 
November 4, 2014  | 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.
Taylor Science Center 3024
 
Dr. Martin Eve, Lecturer in English at the University of Lincoln, will provide librarians with an introduction to the growing international movement for Open Access in scholarly publication and higher education.
Apple & Quill at the Wellin
 
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 | 4:15 – 5:45 p.m.
Wellin Museum of Art
 
This creative writing workshop will be led by regional educator Karen Lee Lewis and focus on the artwork of Alyson Shotz, on view at the Wellin. All are welcome to attend! More...
Talk About Teaching: Ways We Teach
 
Tuesday, November 18, 2014 | 12 – 1 p.m.
Burke Library All-Night Reading Room
 
Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Nathan Goodale, will discuss projects conducted in his Archaeology of Hamilton's Founding course, which explores cultural heritage at Hamilton through archaeological methods, research at the College Archives, and collaboration with the administration.
DHi Fall 2014 Lecture Series:
Dr. Amy Earhart (TAMU), "Race and Critical DH: Pedagogical Interventions"

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 | 4:10 – 6 p.m.
Kirner-Johnson 127 Red Pit
 
Earhart will discuss a digital activist model grounded where undergraduate students are participants in canon expansion while learning valuable research and digital literacy skills. She will discuss her recent projects that include White Violence, Black Resistance; Alex Haley's "The Malcolm X I Knew" and 'Notecards' from The Autobiography of Malcolm X; and the Black Radicals Projects.
Also of Interest
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