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Today’s blog, the second in a series on open access resources, reviews approaches to navigating open access journals and books. It illustrates what may be encountered during everyday searches for scholarly materials, and includes hands-on examples of actual requests for course reserves and research resources, received by Technical Services at the Gottesman Libraries. 
Materiality, with respect to digital text, refers to the physical medium used to store and convey that text. This term was coined as long ago as 1570. Scholars have been developing ways to think about and analyze texts since the Middle Ages. Understanding digital materiality is crucial for charting the future of academic libraries as they support teaching and research,
This blog is the first in a new series from the Gottesman Libraries on Open Access resources. Today’s blog focuses on the HathiTrust Digital Library and the Internet Archive Digital ...
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.
Since mid-March, when my position at the Teachers College Gottesman Libraries shifted to work-from-home, I’ve been out of the apartment early most mornings to bike. To facilitate social distancing, I practice my routine close to dawn. If you also happened to be in the park at that time, you might not necessarily make out my face as you whizzed - or ran - past. But you could still distinguish me from most of the other early birds if I revealed but one fact about myself: I’m the one who waves. To indulge in my original play on a well-known expression, I would say: if you see someone
Welcome to some headlines in today’s news from around the world. Taking our cue from yesterday’s Daily News, posted by Rachel A...
The Civil Rights Movement of 1954-1968 was a period of landmark and sweeping legislation. The movement witnessed the Voting Rights Act of 1965. It was born from the need for equality and freedom for African Americans and other people of color, according to the Anti-Defamation League (A...
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The Gottesman Libraries Services Team invites our TC community and friends to share some headlines in today’s news from the United States and around the world. Today in history is Victory in Europe Day, commemorated in the United States and Great Britain as the end of WW II in Europe, when Nazi Germany surrendered after almost six years of war. VE Day and other news selections are inspired by the Front Pages posted daily on
At the midpoint of Teacher Appreciation Week, the Gottesman Libraries Services Team sends a special greeting to teachers. What with working hard remotely, despite school closures, ...
From 1997-2019, an innovative museum called Newseum educated visitors about the five core First Amendment freedoms: religion, speech, press, assem...