Ink in Hand: Early Manuscript Documents 11th â€“ 18th Centuries
August â€“ November 2009
This exhibit displays early handwritten forms in documents and books that help illuminate the development of writing in Europe. From the pens of scribes, religious men, and commercial paymasters, these documents demonstrate the broad variety of topics now available for study from religious subjects to legal agreements, and even work records. The libraryâ€™s collection of early manuscripts was founded by Lloyd Reynolds, a well-known calligrapher and professor of art, and added to by Steven Herold â€™63 and other donors.
WorldCat Local is now the default library catalog at Reed. This means that you can search library holdings for Reed, Summit and Worldcat simultaneously and request materials from other libraries right from the catalog.
WorldCat Local provides a different search experience than you might be used to with our existing catalog.
New features include:
- Citations to journal articles
- Faceted browsing, which enables you to limit your search by format, author, date of publication, etc.
- Cover art and previews of content
- Reviews and ratings
- Citation formatting or downloading to EndNote
Questions or comments about the new catalog and its features? Get help via email, IM, or phone or drop by to let us know what you think or to get help.
Where is the Reed-only catalog?
Never fear, fans of the Reed-only catalog! The catalog is still here and is still available for searching. In fact, you should use the Reed-only catalog if youâ€™re looking for materials that are on order, or for certain kinds of materials with common or nondistinctive words in their titles, such as music or journal titles.
Can I still use Summit and WorldCat?
Yes, the old versions of Summit and WorldCat are still available too, if you prefer to begin your search there.
April 1 â€“ June 30, 2009
The library of Professor David French and his wife Kathrine came to Reed upon her death in 2006. Their collections contained thousands of volumes from their anthropological studies over six decades on the Warm Spring Indians of Oregon, the linguistics of native peoples worldwide, medical status of cultures, exploration and first contact, and wild plants used for subsistence. The Frenchâ€™s also collected humor, science-fiction, and other popular culture publications. Many hundreds of these items have become part of special collections, and a selection is on display in the libraryâ€™s wall and flat cases. David French taught anthropology from 1947 to 1988; Kathrine was a research anthropologist from 1981 until 2006.
Take a study break and join us in Library 17 for free snacks and the film “Freedom of Expression: Resistance and Repression in the Age of Intellectual Property.”
Wednesday, March 25th
The Reed Digital Collections in CONTENTdm will be temporarily unavailable Thursday morning March 19th during a planned server downtime. If you have questions or concerns, please email email@example.com or contact Joanna Burgess directly.
Digital Images Introduction
A general introduction to Reed’s CONTENTdm Digital Collections, digital image workstations, and tools for editing digital images. Hosted by the library and CIS. Contact Joanna Burgess with questions.
Thursday, March 5th, 4-5 pm, Library 17
Including Digital Images in Your Thesis
For seniors interested in integrating images into your thesis. Hosted by the Visual Resources Collection. Contact Karin Whalen or Caitlin Kirkpatrick with questions.
Friday, March 6th, 3-4 pm, Meet in the library lobby
Did you know Reedâ€™s CONTENTdm digital collections contain thousands of images you can download and use in papers and presentations? Did you know there are also scanners and digital image workstations in the library? Come learn about all this, enjoy some snacks, and get a free USB flash drive. Open to students, faculty, and staff. Contact Joanna Burgess with questions. 5â€“6 p.m., Wednesday, February 18; meet in Library 17.
Reed College Library currently has a vacancy for a Performing Arts Librarian.Â A full description of the position and qualifications is available here.Â Deadline for applications is March 16, 2009.
Having trouble organizing citations for your thesis or a paper? Want to share citations with colleagues? Come to one of these sessions for an introduction to EndNote and EndNote Web. Meet in Library 17. Contact Linda Maddux or Taylor Smith.
Session dates and times:
â€¢ Monday, February 16, 5:15 p.m.
â€¢ Tuesday, February 24, 4 p.m.
We have a 30 day trial for the Cinema Image Gallery database from Wilson.Â Give it a try! Note: you’ll need to select “Cinema Image Gallery” from the list of available databases.
Please send any comments to:
Jack Levine – Acquisitions Librarian – firstname.lastname@example.org