TREXLER LIBRARY SCUTTLEBUTT ARCHIVE: SPRING 2011

 

January 14   |   January 28   |   February 11

February 25   |   March 18   |   April 1

April 15   |   April 29   |   May 13


Trexler Library Scuttlebutt

A Bi-Weekly Update
1/14/11

Does Out of Print Mean Out of Copyright?

Publications of all types fall out of print sometimes rapidly--too rapidly-- but copyright remains intact on those same works for decades. Unless the work was released to the public prior to 1923, it is very likely still under copyright.

What does this mean in terms of your teaching?

If the amount of a work you will be copying/scanning to distribute to your students falls within the amount allotted by fair use (roughly 10 percent of the total work--let's say a chapter or two) you can proceed immediately to scan and post the material electronically to a secure website made available to your students only, i.e. the library's e-reserve system or Blackboard. (To use library e-reserves, send inquiries to Chris Brady, Reserves Asst, at cbrady@muhlenberg.edu who can help you with all your scanning needs, and can clear for copyright at the same time. The library e-reserve system hyperlinks to Blackboard for easy student access.)

If the amount of a copyrighted work you wish to distribute to your class exceeds fair use (more than 10 percent of the total work) then the holder of the copyright should be contacted and permission requested from them. The library is well-equipped and happy to make this request on your behalf. Moreover, funds have been made available from the Provost to the library to cover reasonable permissions fees that the copyright holder may require. Again, send inquiries to Chris Brady at cbrady@muhlenberg.edu .

If the copyright holder prohibits your posting of the work (any portion that exceeds fair use) then a legitimate alternative is to place an original of the work owned by the library or faculty member on traditional print reserves, where a student can make his/her own copy. Individual scanning or photocopying for personal use is protected by a strong fair use argument and moreover by library exemption section 108 of the U.S. copyright code.

For further questions about copyright, contact Kelly Cannon, Scholarly Communication Librarian at kcannon@muhlenberg.edu

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Upcoming online, free seminar from NITLE:

Digital Scholarship Seminar: National Perspective, January 21, 4-5 pm

"Jennifer Serventi, Senior Program Officer in the Office of Digital Humanities (ODH), will share a national perspective on developments in digital scholarship. The Office of Digital Humanities (ODH) is an office within the National Endowment for the Humanities(NEH). Its primary mission is to help coordinate the NEH's efforts in the area of digital scholarship. As in the sciences, digital technology has changed the way scholars perform their work. It allows new questions to be raised and has radically changed the ways in which materials can be searched, mined, displayed, taught, and analyzed. Technology has also had an enormous impact on how scholarly materials are preserved and accessed, which brings with it many challenging issues related to sustainability, copyright, and authenticity. Serventi will share insight from ODH into trends in digital humanities projects and approaches, e.g.,

  • What areas, topics, methods, etc. are appearing in grant applications?
  • What areas are being funded and what characterizes successful projects?
  • What are current and future goals of ODH for digital humanities?
  • What particular challenges are faced by the digital humanities?

This seminar will focus on the big picture for digital humanities to establish a context for digital scholarship at small liberal arts colleges."

For more information, see the full event description.

To register, send an e-mail to participate@nitle.org by January 17, 2011. Registration is free, but space is limited.

Check out other upcoming NITLE Conferences and Events.

Calendar of Events

1/19 - Lt. Gen. Becton's reception (Fulford Room, 4:00-5:00 p.m.)

1/20 - Meditation Group (Fulford Room, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.)

1/24 - Oxfam Book Discussion (Periodicals Reading Room, 8:00-9:00 p.m.)

1/27 - Meditation Group (Fulford Room, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.)

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Trexler Library Scuttlebutt

A Bi-Weekly Update
1/28/11

Books Added to Trexler Library in Fall 2010

Here is a list of all books added to the collection at Trexler Library in fall of 2010. Thanks to all faculty and staff who assisted in the selection process.

Open Access to Dissertations

PQDT Open (http://pqdtopen.proquest.com/) provides the full text of open access dissertations and theses free of charge.

You can quickly and easily locate dissertations and theses relevant to your discipline, and view the complete text in PDF format.

The authors of these dissertations and theses have opted to publish as open access. PQDT Open is a new service offered by ProQuest's UMI Dissertation Publishing, and ProQuest expects to have many more open access dissertations and theses over time.

If you're looking for a specific dissertation or thesis and cannot find it here, request the title on interlibrary loan, or use Dissertation Express to order a copy.

For more information, visit UMI Open Access Publishing.

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From the NITLE Blog: Learning from an Undergraduate Digital Humanities Project

"In our second installment of videos on Digital Humanities and the Undergrad, Jen Rajchel, an English Major at Bryn Mawr College explains what she learned from developing her online thesis project, Mooring Gaps: Marianne Moore's Bryn Mawr Poetry. Rajchel's comments demonstrate both the value of engaging students in authentic research and the benefits of moving beyond the parameters of print assignments."

Watch the video and link to Rajchel's online thesis at http://blogs.nitle.org/2010/12/01/learning-from-an-undergraduate-digital-humanities-project/

Find out more about NITLE at http://www.nitle.org/

Calendar of Events

2/3 - Meditation Group (Fulford Room, 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.)

2/10 - Meditation Group (Rare Books Room, 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.)

2/16 - Student and faculty luncheon with Film Director/Producer/Editor Brittany Huckabee. By invitation. (Fulford Room, 12:00 p.m. -1:00 p.m. By invitation.)

2/16 - Trivia Night. Open to all students, staff, and faculty. Great prizes. Challenging questions. Form your teams now. Contact lefevre@muhlenberg.edu to register, or for more info. (level A of the library, 8:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.)

2/17 - Meditation Group (Fulford Room, 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.)

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Trexler Library Scuttlebutt

A Bi-Weekly Update
2/11/11

Trivia Night!

Join us Wednesday, February 16th from 8 - 10 p.m. on the Level A Concourse for Trivia Night, hosted by the staff of Trexler Library.

Faculty, staff, and students are all warmly welcomed to participate. Create your team of 4-6 players by registering at the Lending Services Desk in the library. You can register any time up to 10 minutes before the event. Or email to lefevre@muhlenberg.edu . Teams can also be formed on site, and mixed student/staff/faculty teams are especially encouraged.

Great team prizes and individual prizes including gift cards to local eateries and amusements.

Also, watch for daily trivia on Facebook and Twitter, announced Monday through Friday at 1 p.m.

Resources for Discussing "The Mosque in Morgantown"

Faculty members and library staff have jointly compiled a resource guide to aid in discussion of the documentary film "The Mosque in Morgantown," the director of which, Brittany Huckabee, will be on campus the week of February 14.

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Digital Scholarship Seminar: Digital Scholarship in the Online Archive
February 25, 4-5 pm

"You too can be a digital humanist without a lot of technical know-how and without a staff of techies at your beck and call. The presence of large bodies of digitized text among your college's subscriptions or on the Web affords the literary or historical scholar ample opportunity to design "digital projects" for students using readily available tools. Such digital archives expand the range of texts you can bring into the classroom, help you more easily achieve some of the traditional analytical and interpretative textual tasks that are at the heart of the humanities curriculum, and pose different kinds of questions for students than can be answered with the printed texts available in your library. Professors Lauren Coats (Louisiana State University), Laura Mandell (Miami University of Ohio), and Laura McGrane (Haverford College) will discuss work they have done with students using online archives. This seminar will be especially interesting to History and English faculty. "

For more information, see the full event description.

To register, send an e-mail to participate@nitle.org by February 18, 2011. Registration is free, but space is limited.

Check out other upcoming NITLE Conferences and Events.

Calendar of Events

2/16 - Student and faculty luncheon with "Mosque in Morgantown" film director/producer/editor Brittany Huckabee. By invitation. (Fulford Room, 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. By invitation.)

2/16 - Trivia Night. Open to all students, staff, and faculty. Great prizes. Challenging questions. Form your teams now. Contact lefevre@muhlenberg.edu to register, or for more info. (level A of the library, 8:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.)

2/17 - Meditation Group (Fulford Room, 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.)

2/18 - Phi Mu Lock-In (10:00 p.m.- midnight)

2/25 - Flash Mob. Performed by Francine Roussel's commedia acting class, in celebration of International Commedia day, incorporating acting, music, and interpretation. (A-Level of the library, primarily in the Periodicals Reading Room, 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.)

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Trexler Library Scuttlebutt

A Bi-Weekly Update
2/25/11

How Do I Find a List of Peer-Reviewed Journals in My Field?

A list of peer-reviewed journals in all disciplines can be derived from the UlrichsWeb database available via library subscription. To get to UlrichsWeb, visit the library home page, and choose Online Reference Shelf.

Once in UlrichsWeb, check the box marked Refereed. Limit by subject as desired, or leave the subject line blank to get a list of peer-reviewed journals in all disciplines.

UNESCO World Poetry Day

In celebration of UNESCO World Poetry Day, the library is inviting members of the Muhlenberg community to read original or out-of-copyright (published before 1923) poetry at a recording session on March 16 from 5-7 PM in the Trexler Library Rare Books Room.

The readings will be rebroadcast in a hour-long broadcast March 21st on WMUH 91.7

Students, staff, or faculty who want to read a poem can sign up at the lending services desk in Trexler Library.

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Google's Art Project: Explore museums and art from around the world

Google's Art Project is "a unique collaboration with some of the world's most acclaimed art museums to enable people to discover and view more than a thousand artworks online in extraordinary detail.

  • Explore museums with Street View technology: virtually move around the museum's galleries, selecting works of art that interest you, navigate though interactive floor plans and learn more about the museum as you explore.
  • Artwork View: discover featured artworks at high resolution and use the custom viewer to zoom into paintings. Expanding the info panel allows you to read more about an artwork, find more works by that artist and watch related YouTube videos.
  • Create your own collection: the 'Create an Artwork Collection' feature allows you to save specific views of any of the 1000+ artworks and build your own personalised collection. Comments can be added to each painting and the whole collection can then be shared with friends and family."

Explore 17 museums and their art, including: the Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York City), the Tate Britain (London), the Palace of Versailles (Versailles), the Van Gogh Museum (Amsterdam), the State Hermitage Museum (St. Petersburg), the Museo Reina Sofia (Madrid), and more. Begin browsing at http://www.googleartproject.com/. Learn more about the project at http://www.googleartproject.com/c/faq.

Calendar of Events

2/25 - Flash Mob. Performed by Francine Roussel's commedia acting class, in celebration of International Commedia Day, incorporating acting, music, and interpretation. (A-Level of the library, primarily in the Periodicals Reading Room, 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.)

2/25 - NITLE webinar: "Digital Scholarship in the Online Archive." (Rare Books Room , 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.)

3/2 - Student author reception: "The Great Expansion" by Alan Bass, Class of 2012. (Library Concourse, 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.)

3/15 - Forgive-a-Fine Day.

3/15 - Faculty author reception: "Cases in Public Policy and Administration" by Christopher Borrick. (Fulford Room, 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.)

3/16 - Recording of readings for UNESCO National Poetry Day. (Rare Books Room, 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.)

3/21 - Broadcast of UNESCO National Poetry Day on WMUH.

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Trexler Library Scuttlebutt

A Bi-Weekly Update
3/18/11

Unveiling of Muhlenberg College Digital Commons

For the past year, Trexler Library, in conjunction with several departments across campus, has been busy creating and populating an online archive, dubbed the Muhlenberg College Digital Commons. Still very much under construction, the Digital Commons already includes selections of

  • publications by Muhlenberg faculty and staff
  • materials from Trexler Library Special Collections
  • images of fine art from the College Art Gallery's Tonner Collection and Curtis Photogravures

While intellectual property issues remain a significant challenge, the goal over time is to provide a permanent, digital archive the content of which can be retrieved with all major web search engines and is freely available to the public at large.

Join us on Friday, April 29, from 1-2 p.m. on level A of the library, for an unveiling of the Muhlenberg College Digital Commons. Refreshments will be served.

Online Access to Springer Journals

College faculty, staff, and students can now can access 1,700 journals from Springer-Verlag with coverage from 1997 to present. Subjects covered focus on the natural sciences but also include significant titles in behavioral sciences, humanities, social sciences and law.

Visit SpringerLink at: http://0-www.springerlink.com.library.muhlenberg.edu
or go to the library website: http://www.muhlenberg.edu/library/ -> Databases A to Z.

The New York Times

Recent changes at the New York Times will likely affect public access to the newspaper's website. Nonetheless, you will still be able to retrieve all NYT content with our current subscription coverage. The library has a print subscription to the newspaper. In addition, multiple online retrieval points are available through the library catalog entry for the New York Times Online: http://192.104.181.216/record=b1483155

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Music Treasures Consortium

The Library of Congress recently launched the Music Treasures Consortium, which "provides online access to the world's most valued music manuscripts and print materials, held at the most renowned music archives, in order to further research and scholarship." The collection brings together materials from the British Library, Harvard University, the Library of Congress, the Juilliard School, the Morgan Library & Museum, and the New York Public Library. Search or browse at www.loc.gov/musictreasures/.

Calendar of Events

3/21 - Broadcast of UNESCO National Poetry Day on WMUH 91.7: 1 hour of poetry--original and/or public domain--read by Muhlenberg faculty and students(WMUH, 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.)

4/6 - AP History Research Day with East Penn High School (9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.)

4/29 - Muhlenberg College Digital Commons Inaugural Reception (level A, 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.)

5/6 - Trexler Library Annual Book Sale (library front steps, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.)

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Trexler Library Scuttlebutt

A Bi-Weekly Update
4/1/11

New York Times Limit to 20 Articles Taken Very, Very Seriously

The New York Times has imposed a strict 20-article limit on all its non-home-delivery readers. In scrupulous compliance with publisher wishes, Trexler Library has hired a student employee whose sole duty is to monitor reading of the print copy of the New York Times available at the library's reference desk. Once the 20-article limit has been reached in a given month (the designated student will keep a careful monthly tally), the student will grab the paper from the (unsuspecting? blissfully unaware? sneaky?) non-home-delivery reader's clutches and prevent all further contact with the paper for the remainder of the month--come hell or high water. At the beginning of the new month, all non-home-delivery readers start with a blank slate, and can again beginning reading the beloved NYT to their 20-article-limit heart's content. The library urges careful selection of reading material by all its non-home-delivery patrons so as not to waste one's valuable 20-article allotment.*

Happy April Fools!

Online Access to the New York Times

In all seriousness... the New York Times at this moment does not offer institutional subscriptions to the web edition of the NYT. We are told this is a work in progress.

Notwithstanding, you can still retrieve all NYT print edition content with our current subscription coverage. The library has a print subscription to the newspaper. In addition, multiple online retrieval points to the print edition are available through the library catalog entry for the New York Times: http://192.104.181.216/record=b1483155

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Site-Specific Google Searching

"Google allows you to specify that your search results must come from a given website. For example, the query [ iraq site:nytimes.com ] will return pages about Iraq but only from nytimes.com. The simpler queries [ iraq nytimes.com ] or [ iraq New York Times ] will usually be just as good, though they might return results from other sites that mention the New York Times. You can also specify a whole class of sites, for example [ iraq site:.gov ] will return results only from a .gov domain and [ iraq site:.iq ] will return results only from Iraqi sites." See this and more search tips from Google. Find even more Google search tips from lifehacker.

Calendar of Events

4/6 - AP History Research Day with East Penn High School (9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.)

4/14-4/15 - Elementary School Library Scavenger Hunt (part of "college experience" day) (Information Commons, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.)

4/29 - Middle School Library Scavenger Hunt (part of "college experience" day) (Information Commons, 9:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.)

4/29 - Muhlenberg College Digital Commons Inaugural Reception (level A, 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.)

5/6 - Trexler Library Annual Book Sale (library front steps, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.)

*Credit goes to Marlboro College for the idea.

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Trexler Library Scuttlebutt

A Bi-Weekly Update
4/15/11

Unveiling of Muhlenberg College Digital Commons

For the past year, Trexler Library, in conjunction with several departments across campus, has been busy creating and populating an online archive, dubbed the Muhlenberg College Digital Commons. Still very much under construction, the Digital Commons already includes selections of

  • publications by Muhlenberg faculty and staff
  • materials from Trexler Library Special Collections
  • images of fine art from the College Art Gallery's Tonner Collection and Curtis Photogravures

While intellectual property issues remain a significant challenge, the goal over time is to provide a permanent, digital archive the content of which can be retrieved with all major web search engines and is freely available to the public at large.

Join us on Friday, April 29, from 1-2 p.m. on level A of the library, for an unveiling of the Muhlenberg College Digital Commons. Refreshments will be served.

Duke U. Attorney to Speak about Academic Copyright

Muhlenberg (and LVAIC) faculty and staff (and LVAIC colleagues) are invited to a presentation at Muhlenberg College on "Copyright, Education, and You," given by Duke University copyright attorney and librarian Kevin Smith.

This presentation on May 10, from 2-4 p.m, in Seegers Union at Muhlenberg College will be packed with information about copyright in academic settings, and include plenty of time for Q&A.

Please forward this announcement to any and all interested parties.

RSVP to this email to save a seat.

(Questions for the Q&A period of the presentation may be sent in advance. Simply reply to this email with your copyright queries, and Kevin will, time permitting, address them.)

Please note: This workshop has been partially funded with Federal Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) funds administered by the Office of Commonwealth Libraries and would not have been possible without the help of the College and Research Division of PaLA.

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This Week in History: Civil War Primary Sources Online

On April 12, 1861, the American Civil War began with the attack on Fort Sumter. Almost four years to the day later, Lee surrendered at the Appomattox Courthouse, effectively ending the war. The following selected resources showcase a variety of Civil War primary sources, including: speeches, legislation, photographs, letters, newspapers, and more.

Primary Documents in American History: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1860-1877 (Library of Congress)
http://www.loc.gov/rr/program/bib/ourdocs/CivilWarRecon.html
This web guide from the Library of Congress brings together important primary documents from major Civil War related addresses, legislation, and more.

Selected Civil War Photographs (Library of Congress)
http://international.loc.gov/ammem/cwphtml/cwphome.html
"The Selected Civil War Photographs Collection contains 1,118 photographs. Most of the images were made under the supervision of Mathew B. Brady, and include scenes of military personnel, preparations for battle, and battle after-effects. The collection also includes portraits of both Confederate and Union officers, and a selection of enlisted men."

The Valley of the Shadow: Two Communities in the American Civil War (University of Virginia)
http://valley.lib.virginia.edu/
"The Valley Project details life in two American communities, one Northern and one Southern, from the time of John Brown's Raid through the era of Reconstruction. In this digital archive you may explore thousands of original letters and diaries, newspapers and speeches, census and church records, left by men and women in Augusta County, Virginia, and Franklin County, Pennsylvania."

Gilmer Civil War Maps Collection (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
http://dc.lib.unc.edu/gilmer/
"The Gilmer maps are an extensive group of Civil War maps, including both manuscript maps and printed maps with manuscript annotations and engineers' drawings of military construction. [...] This site currently includes 161 maps representative of the entire southern region, with particularly large groupings of North Carolina and Virginia maps. Most of the maps are dated 1861-1865."

Civil War Love Letters (Virginia Tech University)
http://spec.lib.vt.edu/cwlove/
"When he wasn't marching, fighting, or setting up camp, the Civil War soldier might take a few moments to write to his loved ones at home. These letters often contain accounts of battles, life in camp, and general news. But many soldiers, as they marched off to face the enemy, had left behind a wife or sweetheart, and to them they would compose sweet, poignant, and occasionally funny letters that give life and personality to the participants in this great national conflict. The Special Collections Department holds many Civil War era (1861-1865) manuscript collections, several of which include letters written by soldiers to their loves, and a few from the ladies to their soldiers. These letters show their sorrows of being apart, fears that the soldier would not return home, and hopes for the future after the war's end."

Calendar of Events

4/29 - South Mountain Middle School Library Scavenger Hunt (part of "college experience" day) (Information Commons, 9:45 a.m.-11:45 a.m.)

4/29 - Muhlenberg College Digital Commons Inaugural Reception (level A, 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.)

5/6 - Trexler Library Annual Book Sale (library front steps, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.)

5/10 - Copyright, Education, and You: Duke U. attorney Kevin Smith address the subject of academic copyright in all its variety. Q&A included (Seegers 111 and 112, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.)

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Trexler Library Scuttlebutt

A Bi-Weekly Update
4/29/11

Muhlenberg College Digital Commons Up and Running

For the past year, Trexler Library, in conjunction with several departments across campus, has been busy creating and populating an online archive, dubbed the Muhlenberg College Digital Commons. Still in its infancy, this Commons already includes hundreds of images and documents, and we hope it will continue to grow in leaps and bounds as a stable, publicly and freely available archive of Muhlenberg-affiliated materials.

To peruse the Digital Commons, visit the library home page, and choose Special Collections, or go directly to: http://www.muhlenberg.edu:8080/librarydspace.

Specific collections in the Commons to date include:

Congratulations to Our 2011 Library Scholars

Congratulations to the winners of the 2011 Trexler Library Scholars competition:

  • Bill Konicki (nominated by Dr. Erika Iyengar)
  • Charlotte Green (nominated by Dr. Susan Schwartz)
  • Stephanie Plumeri (nominated by Dr. Art Raymond)

The Trexler Library Scholar awards recognize students who have demonstrated growth in and increased understanding of information literacy through independent study. Students were nominated by faculty, and the winners were chosen through an application process.

Congratulations again to our 2011 Library Scholars!

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Next Week in History: The First American in Space

On May 5, 1961, "Navy Commander Alan Bartlett Shepard Jr. [...] launched into space aboard the Freedom 7 space capsule, becoming the first American astronaut to travel into space. The suborbital flight [...] lasted 15 minutes and reached a height of 116 miles into the atmosphere." Read more at http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/the-first-american-in-space.

The following selected resources showcase a variety of primary sources related to space exploration.

NASA Images
http://www.nasaimages.org/
"NASA Images was created [...] to bring public access to NASA's image, video, and audio collections in a single, searchable resource. The site contains everything from classic photos to educational programming and HD video, and is growing all the time as we continue to gain both new and archived media from all of NASA's centers."

Sputnik and the Space Race (Eisenhower Presidential Library)
http://www.eisenhower.archives.gov/Research/Digital_Documents/Sputnik/Sputnikdocuments.html
A collection of primary sources on Sputnik and the early history of NASA, including: memos, text of presidential addresses, public statements, and more.

NASA Historical Archive for Manned Missions
http://www.ksc.nasa.gov/inforcenter/history/history.html
Includes summary documents and chronologies of aeronautics and astronautics, as well as images of and technical documents for manned missions.

Calendar of Events

5/4 - Graphic Novels Display. Graphic novels created by students of Profs. Amra Brooks and Amze Emmons on display (level A, reception at 3:30 p.m.).

5/6 - Trexler Library Annual Book Sale (library front steps, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.).

5/10 - Copyright, Education, and You: Duke U. attorney Kevin Smith addresses the subject of academic copyright. Q&A included (Seegers 111 and 112, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.).

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Trexler Library Scuttlebutt

A Bi-Weekly Update
5/13/11

Saying Goodbye

Joyce Hommel became the Director of Trexler Library some five years ago. Time has indeed flown! Many positive changes have taken place in the library under Joyce's direction.

Recently Joyce announced that she would be leaving Muhlenberg College in late June of this year to join her husband who has found a new job in Michigan. She will be sorely missed. We wish her all the best in this new chapter of her life.

A search for a new library director is underway under the direction of the Dean of the College for Academic Life. Penny Lochner, Head of Collection Resource Management, will service as Interim Director of Trexler Library beginning July 1.

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Next Week in History: Brown v. Board of Education Decided

"On May 17, 1954, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Earl Warren delivered the unanimous ruling in the landmark civil rights case Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas. State-sanctioned segregation of public schools was a violation of the 14th Amendment and was therefore unconstitutional. This historic decision marked the end of the "separate but equal" precedent set by the Supreme Court nearly 60 years earlier and served as a catalyst for the expanding civil rights movement during the decade of the 1950s." Read more at http://www.archives.gov/education/lessons/brown-v-board/

The following selected resources showcase a variety of primary sources related to Brown v. Board and the U.S. civil rights movement.

Civil Rights Digital Library (GALILEO University System of Georgia)
http://crdl.usg.edu/
Includes: "1) a digital video archive of historical news film allowing learners to be nearly eyewitnesses to key events of the Civil Rights Movement, 2) a civil rights portal providing a seamless virtual library on the Movement by connecting related digital collections on a national scale, and 3) a learning objects component delivering secondary Web-based resources - such as contextual stories, encyclopedia articles, lesson plans, and activities--to facilitate the use of the video content in the learning process."

Civil Rights in Mississippi Digital Archive (University of Southern Mississippi)
http://digilib.usm.edu/cdm4/crmda.php
"Mississippi was a focal point in the struggle for civil rights in America, and Hattiesburg, home of The University of Southern Mississippi, had the largest and most successful Freedom Summer project in 1964. The civil rights materials collected at the University document a local history with truly national significance. The Civil Rights in Mississippi Digital Archive includes a selection of digitized photographs, letters, diaries, and other documents. Oral history transcripts are also available, as well as finding aids for manuscript collections."

Historical Publications of the United States Commission on Civil Rights (University of Maryland School of Law)
http://www.law.umaryland.edu/marshall/usccr/index.html
"The [Thurgood Marshall Law] Library has worked [...] to create a complete electronic record of United States Commission on Civil Rights publications held in the Library's collection and available on the USCCR Web site."

Television News of the Civil Rights Era 1950-1970 (University of Virginia)
http://www2.vcdh.virginia.edu/civilrightstv/
"Aims to collect, digitize, and present in streaming video format over the World Wide Web television news footage from the period and to make these valuable materials available to scholars, teachers, and students. The current archive contains films from the nightly news from two local television stations in Virginia--WDBJ (CBS) Roanoke and WSLS (NBC) Roanoke. In this initial installment we have digitized over 230 films. This rare footage includes full speeches of Martin Luther King, Jr., John F. Kennedy, Richard M. Nixon, the governors of the Commonwealth of Virginia, as well as original footage of school desegregation, public meetings, local debates over civil rights matters, and interviews with citizens."

Voices of Civil Rights (Library of Congress)
http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/civilrights/
"The exhibition Voices of Civil Rights documents events during the Civil Rights Movement in the United States. This exhibition draws from the thousands of personal stories, oral histories, and photographs collected by the 'Voices of Civil Rights' project."

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