Borrow Direct Loan Period Expanded to 16 Weeks

From the Libraries Spotlight Blog: We heard you! The expanded 16-week loan period for materials requested via Borrow Direct begins July 1, 2017. The new loan period will be 16 weeks – a full semester – with no renewals. This is a change from our current 6-week loan period plus one 6-week renewal. Thank you for your feedback. You help to […]

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EVENTS: Two Pieces of Comics History: March 7, April 18

In addition to the Bill Griffith event on March 16,  Comics@Columbia brings you two book talks that explore important people in the history of comics and cartoons. On Monday, March 7, in celebration of Will Eisner Week, Paul Levitz joins Columbia professor Jeremy Dauber for a discussion focusing on Levitz’s recent book, Will Eisner: Champion of the Graphic […]

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Trial to OpenEdition Freemium for E-Books

The Columbia University Libraries currently have trial access to OpenEdition’s Freemium platform for e-books until December 31st, 2014. OpenEdition Freemium is a program for the development of open access academic publishing in the humanities and social sciences. This partnership aims to create an innovative and sustainable economic model. All income generated by the program is […]

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Sente for PDF Management on the Mac and iPad (4): Reading/Annotation in Sente and Power Note Taking ($$tagging$$) with Sente Assistant

This is the seventh post in the series Digital Workflows for Academic Research on the Mac for the Columbia Libraries Digital Humanities Center. In my previous installments on Sente, Sente for PDF Management on the Mac and iPad (1): Capturing and Organizing PDFs, Sente for PDF Management on the Mac and iPad (2): Capturing and Organizing PDFs, […]

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HathiTrust: Digital Library Unveils New, Improved Webpage

HathiTrust is a shared collection of over 10 million volumes of digitized book and journal content. Columbia University is a member of this international partnership of 60-plus research libraries committed to the long-term preservation and availability of the cultural record. HathiTrust recently unveiled a new website, with a new design and new features. You’ll now […]

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New Books in Butler Provide a Different View of the Middle Ages

Challenge your pre-conceptions about the Middle Ages (don’t you call them Dark!) with books recently added to the Butler Library collections.   Motherhood, religion, and society in medieval Europe, 400-1400 is a collection of essays, edited by Oxford University’s Conrad Leyser and Lesley Smith, that honors the work of scholar Henrietta Leyser (appropriately enough, Conrad’s […]

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CLIObeta: A New Way to Search

The Columbia Libraries are developing a new interface for CLIO which allows researchers to combine elements from the library catalog in powerful new ways.   CLIObeta offers the ability to refine a keyword search by format; publication date; topical, regional, historical, and genre headings; language; library location; call number; and acquisition date. It is also possible […]

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A conversation with the creators of “Marzi: a memoir,” October 28th

  On Friday October 28th, the creators of the graphic novel Marzi: a memoir will be in conversation in Butler Library. Marzena Sowa, the author, was born in Poland in 1979; by the time she was ten years old she had experienced Communist rule, Chernobyl, the Solidarity factory strikes of 1988, and the triumph of […]

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New Partnerships and Opportunities for Borrowing

MaRLI (Manhattan Research Library Initiative) Columbia full-time faculty and doctoral students may now borrow books from NYU or the New York Public Library (research collection).   Register for MaRLI as a Columbia scholar. MaRLI is a pilot project between Columbia, NYU, and the Research Collections at New York Public Library.  The project began in March 2011, and […]

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Digitale Sammlungen: Riches from the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek

E-books in CLIO have gotten a lot snazzier. The Bayerische Staatsbibliothek (BSB) has been digitizing thousands upon thousands of their rare book holdings, and these free e-books are all findable in the Columbia Libraries catalog.  These BSB records have been gathered into a collection called "Digitale Sammlungen." Thus far there are over 28,000 of the […]

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