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The phrase I've chosen as the theme of my Fall Semester report is taken from the title of a recent poetry anthology,* edited by Alice Quinn, a faculty member at Columbia's School of the Arts. The collection, happily, is available as an
In a recent article for Deem Journal on cooperative housing and cities, author Joal Stein opens with a quote from
Ziyin and I continued to support the library by keeping our applications updated and running. Following is a brief list of updates and additions to our eco-system.Library Website: Our main product continues to get regular updates, including -Monthly Cafe and Staff Picks virtual book displaysA new URL for the library blog (https://blog.library.tc.columbia.edu/)Updated Library hours and calendar displays
The Gottesman Libraries remained virtually open, with continuing provision of digital resources and services to meet the needs of students, faculty, and scholars, and it physically opened September 1st, with regular business hours under a
Bryson Library, Teachers College. General View. Summer Session. (1920) (Courtesy of Teachers College, Columbia University, Historical Photographs of Teachers College collection)It seems to me impossible, when not completely absorbed in the present apparently endless world health crisis, and distracted by the impossibility to plan for the post-pandemic future with an...
The dev team continues to support the library and college by adding new and exciting features to our tech-ecosystem and keeping all our systems and services running and updated.Library App Relaunched: Our biggest push this semester was updating the TC Library app and relaunching it on the App Store and
Welcome to this end-of-summer report on Collection Assessment, an exciting Gottesman Libraries initiative to harness the power of data! This blog explores the research performed this summer by the library’s Acquisition and Materials team in two areas of library analytics: collection holdings and collection usage.
📖 In Review: Summer 2020This review includes the work areas of library acquisitions and materials through Summer A and B terms, and the extraordinary work of
Cousin to the cricket, the cicadas sing in late August in waves among the gingkos. Using their tymbals, they defy even the the most beautiful bluejay, heard, but unseen as of yet in an otherwise quiet, tree-lined street these past summer months. Steady chorus rising, then falling, from the underground they have come, to begin new life in their last few weeks of the season, truly an unprecedented one in New York City. Their chorus is the lovely and sure sign of summer, reminding me of childhood on the shores of Lake Michigan, professional life in the East, and emergence into a new Autumn at ...
Our Work: The development team at Gottesman Libraries has continued to support the library and various digital endeavors at Teachers College during the Spring 2020 semester. Our efforts this semester included identifying ways to streamline our services, enhancing our digital products based on new requirements, keeping our systems and technology updated and running, reduce operational costs, and expand our reach and offerings throughout Teachers College. Some of these efforts are listed below -Library Web...