Illustrated Books: Interior Pictures – Exterior Views

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December 1, 2016 to February 22, 2017
Flat and wall cases in the library

A selection of illustrated volumes from the library’s special collections is on display ranging from the early Book of Kells through contemporary artists’ books and from hand-colored pochoir to comics. Come see the beauty of book illustrations and enjoy their many forms from the Reed collections.

Reed Electronic Theses, Wheeler Physics lecture notes, and more available in the new Reed Digital Collections

We’re in the home stretch! Five more collections have migrated to our new Reed Digital Collections (RDC) interface:

What happens with My Workspace galleries?

Don’t worry; your galleries will still be available. Over the course of the Fall semester, galleries will migrate and become visible in the new system. At first, you will only see galleries containing images from collections available in the new interface. If a collection is not yet visible in the new interface, you won’t see that collection’s images in your galleries yet. Galleries will appear as soon as the collection is moved over. If the collection is not yet visible, please continue to use galleries in the old interface at http://cdm-workspace.reed.edu//workspace.

What is Reed Digital Collections, again?

Reed Digital Collections is where you will find many Reed theses in electronic form, digitized materials like yearbooks, photos, and manuscripts from Special Collections and Archives, images of art and architecture for use in the classroom, and many faculty-curated teaching and research collections. The Library and CIS have been working hard on rebuilding the software from the ground up to make it more functional, more intuitive, and more fun to work with.

Questions? Comments? Concerns? Have a great idea for a new collection? Contact rdc@lists.reed.edu or laura.buchholz@reed.edu

IMC Feature – Happy Holidays!?

This holiday season IMC feature comes with help from guest annotator Robin Tovey ’97.  In addition to classics of the Christmas variety, the Reed College library has quite the collection of odds and ends, documenting the multifaceted holiday season.  Some of these are musical selections, which are housed in the PARC (the branch library in the Performing Arts Building).  As always, if you notice any glaring omissions from this list and wish to correct such an injustice, please email me your suggestions.  Enjoy!

Holiday movies, music and more

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Open Access Week: Journals & Scholarly Communication

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As part of a growing trend toward increased access, many scholars are choosing to publish in an Open Access format. Services like the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) index “high quality, peer_reviewed Open Access research journals, periodicals and their articles’ metadata.” (doaj.org) More than 2 million articles from 900 different journals are available in the areas of science, technology, medicine, social science, and humanities. To learn more about Open Access journals and repositories, visit Reed’s Open Access guide or check out the DOAJ FAQ site.

Open Access Week (October 24 – 30, 2016) is a global event to promote Open Access (OA) as the new default in scholarship and research.

Reed Archives, Early Writing and Printing, and more available in the new Reed Digital Collections

Join us on our march toward a better digital collections future! Several more collections have migrated to our new system, as of today. Visit the following in the new Reed Digital Collections (RDC) interface:

These collections join our RDC debut collections: the Art & Architecture collection, the library’s collection of Antiquarian Maps, and history professor Doug Fix’s Formosa collection. All remaining collections will be moved during the Fall semester.

What happens with My Workspace galleries?

Don’t worry; your galleries will still be available. Over the course of the Fall semester, galleries will migrate and become visible in the new system. At first, you will only see galleries containing images from collections available in the new interface. If a collection is not yet visible in the new interface, you won’t see that collection’s images in your galleries yet. Galleries will appear as soon as the collection is moved over. If the collection is not yet visible, please continue to use galleries in the old interface at http://cdm-workspace.reed.edu//workspace.

What is Reed Digital Collections, again?

Reed Digital Collections is where you will find many Reed theses in electronic form, digitized materials like yearbooks, photos, and manuscripts from Special Collections and Archives, images of art and architecture for use in the classroom, and many faculty-curated teaching and research collections. The Library and CIS have been working hard on rebuilding the software from the ground up to make it more functional, more intuitive, and more fun to work with.

Questions? Comments? Concerns? Have a great idea for a new collection? Contact rdc@lists.reed.edu or laura.buchholz@reed.edu

Fall break library hours

Fall Break • regular hours except –

Library

  • Fri 10/14 8am-8pm
  • Sat 10/15 10am-8pm

Reference

  • Closed, Sat 10/15 and Sun 10/16
  • On Call, Mon 10/17 – Fri 10/21, 10am-5pm

IMC

  • Closed, Sat 10/15 and Sun 10/16
  • Noon-5pm, Mon 10/17 – Fri 10/21
  • Closed, Sat 10/22

PARC

  • Closed, Sat 10/15 and Sun 10/16
  • 1pm-5pm, Mon 10/17 – Fri 10/21

Reference Assistant Spotlight

Although Reed College Library employs the best library staff ever (!), we also depend quite heavily on our awesome student employees. A group I am especially partial to is our Reference Assistants!

Reference assistants are specially trained juniors and seniors who work on the reference desk nights and weekends helping the Reed community do anything from printing a document to finding primary sources on the Red Cross!

To help you all get to know these valued employees, we’ll be posting a profile of a different reference assistant every week.

This week’s reference assistant of the week (RAoW) is:

Drew, friendly & helpful at the reference desk!
Drew, friendly & helpful at the reference desk!

Name: Drew
Title: Lead Reference Assistant
Year: Senior
Major: History

Thesis Topic: Um. It is the second week of classes. I don’t know yet!

Favorite Library Resource: Special Collections! (especially the old Quests)

Favorite Place to Work in the Library: My Secret Spot™ by the window (note from editor: Drew’s secret spot is no longer there. Sorry Drew!)

Reason you wanted to be a reference assistant: I remember a ref assistant helping me with a research project my freshman year and I wanted to be that for someone else.

Hardest thing about research: Coming up with a narrow enough topic to write, while still being broad enough to find enough sources.

Favorite thing about Reed: Very hard to answer. Maybe that there’s a dance based around watching Stop Making Sense twice every year.

Cool thing you did this summer: I worked for [redacted] , the best boss ever (note from editor: Drew spent the summer working with us in the library on a number of projects…One of which is code named VIRGIL. Watch this space! We will be sharing more information soon!)

Thesis Desk Lottery

Random numbers for the Senior thesis desk lottery will be drawn from the official 470 list.  If you are a senior, but are not yet registered for 470, and want to be included in the drawing, please come to the circulation desk and have your name added to the lottery list by Monday, September 12.  Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Studio Art, and Psychology, majors are not eligible for thesis desks in the Library.

The list of numbers will be posted Tuesday, September 13 along with a map of thesis desk locations so that you can have preferences in mind before the actual selection.

The choosing of desks will begin at noon on Wednesday, September 14 in the library lobby.  You, or your proxy, must be present when your name is called.  Lottery numbers are not transferable.

NOTE:  Some desks, as indicated on the map, will be shared.  In order to help create the most pleasant sharing arrangement possible, the person with the better number may bring in as a partner another senior on the list who has a less desirable number.  Please make those arrangements before the noon time selection and let us know that is your plan when your name is called.

Any questions contact Brian Kelley