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 make a great service even greater.
Are there other ways for us to improve? Please be in touch with your concerns, ideas, and questions.
Borrow Direct Staff
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The NAACP Papers database (ProQuest) was added to Columbia’s resources in Fall 2016. It consists of six modules reproducing a wide range of primary source materials from the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).
“Nearly two million pages of internal memos, legal briefings and direct action
summaries—the most widely used collection in the Manuscript Division of the Library of Congress—are easily accessed and searched, helping researchers chart the
NAACP’s groundbreaking efforts. With a timeline that runs from 1909 to 1972, users can examine the realities of segregation in the early 20th century to the triumphs of the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965, and beyond.” From ProQuest brochure NAACP Papers.
The following online resources have become newly available to Columbia University researchers since September 12, 2016. We hope that you may find something of interest here.
Archives unbound has been enhanced by the addition of the following modules:
Church Missionary Society periodicals has been enhanced by the addition of Module 2: Publications of CMS medical mission auxiliaries.
Colonial America has been enhanced by the addition of Module 2: Towards Revolution.
Donetsk and Luhansk newspaper collection
Early European books: printed sources to 1700 has been enhanced by the addition of Collection 4.
Flavius Josephus online
Redbook, June 1973
The Women’s Magazine Archive provides full-text access to popular women’s interest magazines. Collection 1 has just been published and includes Better Homes and Gardens (1925-1978) , Good Housekeeping (1885-2005), Ladies Home Journal (1886-2005), Parents (1949-2005), Redbook (1903-2002), and the Canadian magazine Chatelaine (1928-2005). These publications chronicle women’s roles and family life with articles on child rearing, home economics, health, careers, fashion, current events, politics, and social conditions. When it is published, Collection 2 will include Cosmpolitan, Essence, Seventeen, Town & Country, Women’s Day, and Women’s International Network News.
All members of the Columbia community with valid UNI/passwords who are traveling (or are simply off-campus) can still access library resources. We are pleased to share the Columbia Global Library Services Research Guide, an overview of the electronic resources and services that you can access from anywhere in the world.
This guide is a work in progress and we’d love to include tips and helpful links from all of you Columbia scholars who have studied or done research abroad. Please email Meredith Levin, Western European Humanities Librarian, email@example.com, with your suggestions.
The Haas Family Arts Library collection at Yale is now available for request in Borrow Direct. The Arts Library collection focuses on the study of art, architecture, and drama.
More info about the Haas Family Arts Library and its collections can be found at http://web.library.yale.edu/arts/collections.
Information about the Borrow Direct service can be found at http://library.columbia.edu/find/request/borrow-direct.html.
Butler Reserves materials and the Media collections have moved from Butler 208 and now circulate from the Butler Circulation Desk on the third floor. This new single service point offers the convenience of one location for borrowing all circulating and reserve books and DVDs.
The Butler Reserves staff office remains in Butler 208A, and staff phone numbers are unchanged.
A few collection moves associated with this new service occurred in late Fall and during Intersession. The circulating collection formerly shelved on Stack 6 was moved to Stack 12 in November. During Intersession, the Reserves materials and DVDs were moved to Stack 6 into a now staff-only area.
There are still a few outstanding projects that will be completed in the coming weeks.
· The Reserve Reading sign hanging in the east corridor outside 208 will be changed to Reading Room (to match existing sign on the west corridor), and the “Reserves” signage above the alcoves behind the desk and above the bulletin boards will be removed.
· In February, the circulating collection on Stack 3 is scheduled to be shifted to fill in stack spaces that formerly housed the Reserves and Media collections. The existing doors of the Stack 3 cage that separated the former Reserves and Media collections from the circulating collection will be removed, making the entire stack level publicly accessible.
We welcome your feedback. Contact Bill Sees with any questions or comments.
Bill Sees, Head, Circulation & Support Services
Johns Hopkins and Duke recently expanded Borrow Direct access to their collections. The following libraries are now lending materials via Borrow Direct.
Friedheim Music Library of the Peabody Institute of The Johns Hopkins University
Mason Library of the School of Advanced International Studies
Goodson Law Library of the Duke Law School
See Borrow Direct for more information about how you can use Borrow Direct to borrow books, scores, and DVDs not available from the Columbia University Libraries.
The Music & Arts Library and the Sound Arts MFA Program cordially invite you to “A Not So Quiet Space”, featuring work by the current students in the program, utilizing the space of the Music & Arts Library for temporary installations and performances.
Come join us for some interesting sounds and experiences!
Friday, 10/21, from 6-8pm, in the Music & Arts Library, 701 Dodge.
(CUID required or contact firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP).
Over the last few months, the video editing facilities at the Digital Humanities Center (DHC) have had a major makeover. The older machines in that room have been replaced by 8 dual screen iMac computers, with a new suite of software on the machines. We now support three editing softwares: Adobe Premiere (along with a full suite of Creative Cloud tools), Avid, and, FinalCut7.
The staff of the center includes graduate students in the Film Division of the School of the Arts, who can provide assistance with many video editing needs.
The environment also enhances our ability to support a variety of other Mac softwares: DevonThink, Sente, NVivo, and Filemaker Pro.
The layout of the room and a ceiling projector also make this available as an instructional space for small groups. The DHC will be offering some video editing, NVivo, and DevonThink workshops here later in this semester, and we are happy to reserve the room for other small groups wanting to organize technology workshops.
The open hours of the DHC are:
Saturday and Sunday, 12-6