The MediaHub Gets A Welcome Upgrade

The MediaHub Gets A Welcome Upgrade

Posted by: on June 15, 2017   |Comments (0)|Uncategorized

Digital Publishing Services has been working hard for the last few months revamping the MediaHub with the intent of making it a more active workspace for students, faculty, and staff.  The intention is to make this more like a “Makerspace,” as many other libraries have done across the country.  This is still a work in progress, but we have acquired a few items to get closer to reaching our goal of a creating a fully functioning Makerspace-type lab. The lab includes four iMacs that include a host of audio and video editing software, such as Adobe Premiere, Final Cut Pro, and Adobe Audition. The lab also includes microphones and audio interface devices that can be used for podcasting, etc. And we recently added a green screen kit that includes lights and a tripod to hold various cameras, so that students can create compelling video and still camera projects.  Additionally, we purchased a button maker and a few smartphone VR headsets to add to the creative process.  Please come by the MediaHub and get creative!

Digital Publishing Services has been working hard for the last few months revamping the MediaHub with the intent of making it a more active workspace for students, faculty, and staff.  The intention is to make this more like a “Makerspace,” as many other libraries have done across the country.  This is still a work in progress, […]MORE

New Library Exhibits Now Available

Posted by: on April 12, 2017   |Comments (0)|Uncategorized

Digital Publishing Services has been busy capturing the library’s most recent exhibitions and adding them to our Digital Commons image galleries. Exhibits include: Sister Saints of the Dominican Order, featuring seven female saints rotated throughout the Spring semester 2017, Albertus Magnus: St. Albert the Great, in honor of a lecture in Providence College’s Aquinas Hall on November 10, 2016, Opening Ceremonies of Providence College, September 18, 1919, featuring photographs from Providence College’s opening, and Providence College Charter Day, created in honor of Providence College celebrating its centennial of the signing of its charter on February 14, 2017.

Albertus Magnus: St. Albert The Great Exhibit Case – Photo 1, Fall 2016

Harkins Hall Dedication Ceremonies, May 25, 1919

Charter Day Exhibit Case – Photo 2, Spring 2017

St. Rosa of Lima – Reproduction, Bartolomé Esteban Murillo, ca.1670

Digital Publishing Services has been busy capturing the library’s most recent exhibitions and adding them to our Digital Commons image galleries. Exhibits include: Sister Saints of the Dominican Order, featuring seven female saints rotated throughout the Spring semester 2017, Albertus Magnus: St. Albert the Great, in honor of a lecture in Providence College’s Aquinas Hall on November […]MORE

The Zeutschel overhead scanner is here!

Posted by: on February 10, 2017   |Comments (0)|Uncategorized

Digital Publishing Services is proud to announce a new addition to the DPS Lab! The Zeutschel OS12002 overhead cradle book scanner. This mighty piece of equipment will allow the DPS Lab to work with a variety of print materials, including delicate/ fragile bound books and documents, to larger books, maps and newspapers.  The overhead scanner houses two highly sensitive and intuitive cameras that scan the documents, one of which is a 3D camera, which through the software PerfectBook, can correct the curvature of a book, document, etc.  This scanner was designed specifically to deal with all of the complicated issues many archivists of print material have had to deal with over the years. Digital Publishing Services is excited have this scanner in our possession so we can move forward with many ambitious projects in the future.

Digital Publishing Services is proud to announce a new addition to the DPS Lab! The Zeutschel OS12002 overhead cradle book scanner. This mighty piece of equipment will allow the DPS Lab to work with a variety of print materials, including delicate/ fragile bound books and documents, to larger books, maps and newspapers.  The overhead scanner houses […]MORE

Open Access Week: Three Open Access-related Videos Worth Watching

Posted by: on October 27, 2016   |Comments (0)|Open Access

In honor of Open Access week, Digital Publishing would like to share with you three movies related to Open Access and copyright issues: RIP: A Remix Manifesto, The Internet’s Own Boy, and Copyright Criminals.

 

RIP: A Remix Manifesto: release date – ca. 2009

A film by web activist Brett Gaylor and musician Greg Gillis, aka Girl Talk. This is a compelling and fun movie about the history of copyright and its implications on creativity. It draws upon the work of Girl Talk, and the filmmaker himself, as some of the examples of the complexities surrounding copyright law in regards to sampling music, film, etc., and using other artists creativity as a stepping stone for their own work.

The Internet’s Own Boy: release date – 2014

From DocumentaryStorm:

The Internet’s Own Boy follows the story of programming prodigy and information activist Aaron Swartz. From Swartz’s help in the development of the basic internet protocol RSS to his co-founding of Reddit, his fingerprints are all over the internet. But it was Swartz’s groundbreaking work in social justice and political organizing combined with his aggressive approach to information access that ensnared him in a two-year legal nightmare. It was a battle that ended with the taking of his own life at the age of 26. Aaron’s story touched a nerve with people far beyond the online communities in which he was a celebrity.

Copyright Criminals: release date – 2009

From Vimeo:

A documentary that examines the creative and commercial value of sampling in music. Featuring Public Enemy, De La Soul, QBert and more

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Still from Copyright Criminals

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Still from The Internet’s Own Boy

In honor of Open Access week, Digital Publishing would like to share with you three movies related to Open Access and copyright issues: RIP: A Remix Manifesto, The Internet’s Own Boy, and Copyright Criminals.   RIP: A Remix Manifesto: release date – ca. 2009 A film by web activist Brett Gaylor and musician Greg Gillis, aka Girl Talk. This […]MORE

Providence College Centennial Library Exhibit In Digital Commons

Posted by: on September 15, 2016   |Comments (0)|Digital Asset Management

The Phillips Memorial Library is celebrating Providence College’s Centennial with a grand exhibition.  The exhibit was curated and installed by Special and Archival Collections, and photographed and archived by, Digital Publishing Services.  It features items on loan or donated by alumni that span the College’s first 100 years.  The exhibit is available through Digital Commons’ Image Gallery.  Items in this collection include: a basketball signed by the winners of the NIT Championship’s from 1961 and 1963, a Friars Club jacket circa 1964, and an address to the first Honorary Degree recipient given out at the school, General Armando Diaz, former Minister of War and Chief of Staff of the Italian Army from 1917-1924.  Check out the online exhibit or come visit the library to see it. The exhibit runs through the Fall semester of 2016.

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The Phillips Memorial Library is celebrating Providence College’s Centennial with a grand exhibition.  The exhibit was curated and installed by Special and Archival Collections, and photographed and archived by, Digital Publishing Services.  It features items on loan or donated by alumni that span the College’s first 100 years.  The exhibit is available through Digital Commons’ Image Gallery.  Items […]MORE

Father Edward Doyle, O.P. Collection

Posted by: on June 2, 2016   |Comments (0)|Digital Asset Management

Digital Publishing Services recently added the Father Edward Doyle, O.P. Collection to our dpml.providence.edu site.

Edward P. Doyle, O.P., 1907-1997, was a member of the Providence College faculty from 1941-1954. During a leave of absence for military service Father Doyle served as a World War II U.S. Army Chaplain. As a member of the 104th Infantry Division, Father Doyle was present at the liberation of the concentration camp in Nordhausen, Germany.

The collection includes photographs, text documents, and a single audio file (including a link to the video from that audio file).  The focus of this collection is Father Doyle’s personal photographs from the liberation of the Nordhausen Concentration CampScreen Shot 2016-06-02 at 10.31.08 AM. These images are deeply disturbing, so caution is advised.

Digital Publishing Services recently added the Father Edward Doyle, O.P. Collection to our dpml.providence.edu site. Edward P. Doyle, O.P., 1907-1997, was a member of the Providence College faculty from 1941-1954. During a leave of absence for military service Father Doyle served as a World War II U.S. Army Chaplain. As a member of the 104th Infantry […]MORE

Faculty Author Series: Fred Drogula

Posted by: on April 1, 2016   |Comments (0)|Digital Publishing

The latest installment of the Faculty Author Series is now available. Fred DrogulaAssociate Professor of History, is the latest featured author. Drogula’s new book, Commanders & Command in the Roman Republic and Early Empire, explores how concepts of authority, control over territory, and military power underwent continual transformation throughout the history of the Roman Republic. 

The latest installment of the Faculty Author Series is now available. Fred Drogula, Associate Professor of History, is the latest featured author. Drogula’s new book, Commanders & Command in the Roman Republic and Early Empire, explores how concepts of authority, control over territory, and military power underwent continual transformation throughout the history of the Roman Republic. MORE

Photogrammar

Posted by: on February 29, 2016   |Comments (0)|Digital Asset Management

Yale University, through a National Endowment for the Humanities grant (NEH), created a beautiful online database called Photogrammar for searching, organizing and visualizing over 170,000 photographs from 1935-1945.  The photographs were created by the United States Farm Security Administration and Office of War Information (FSA-OWI).  This web-based platform uses various ways to interact with this content, including a map of the United States that can organize the photographs by photographer and where the photographs were taken.  There are Photogrammar Labs, which include a Treemap: “a three-tier classification starting with 12 main subject headings (ex. THE LAND), then 1300 sub-headings (ex. Mountains, Deserts, Foothills, Plains) and then sub-sub headings. 88,000 photographs were assigned classifications,” and a Metadata Platform: “an interactive dashboard showing the relationship between date, county, photographer, and subject in photographs from individual states. The dashboard is still in development, but California is now available.” Coming soon will be a ColorSpace lab, which explores “the 17,000 color photographs based on hue, saturation and lightness.”

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Yale University, through a National Endowment for the Humanities grant (NEH), created a beautiful online database called Photogrammar for searching, organizing and visualizing over 170,000 photographs from 1935-1945.  The photographs were created by the United States Farm Security Administration and Office of War Information (FSA-OWI).  This web-based platform uses various ways to interact with this content, including […]MORE

Pillars of the Dominican Order: St. Dominic de Guzman & St. Thomas Aquinas – Library Exhibit

Posted by: on January 22, 2016   |Comments (0)|Open Educational Resources
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DPS is proud to share that a digital version of the library’s current exhibit – Pillars of the Dominican Order: St. Dominic de Guzman & St. Thomas Aquinas- is now available through Digital Commons here.

Almost eight hundred years ago, in December of 1216, the birth of a new religious order also took place. Father Dominic de Guzman, a Spanish priest, petitioned Pope Honorius II successfully for a new religious order, which would come to be called the Order of Preachers. Founded to preach the Gospel and to combat heresy, the teaching activity of the order and its scholastic organization placed the Preachers in the forefront of the intellectual life of the Middle Ages. The catapult for this success was the very same Dominic de Guzman who had petitioned the Pope. In honor of this divine historical event and to celebrate the beginning of a new chapter in the life of the Catholic Church, this year’s Christmas Exhibit focuses on two pillars of the Dominican Order, St. Dominic de Guzman and St. Thomas Aquinas.

The exhibit consists of reproduction paintings by early renaissance artists, such as Diego Velazquez, Fra Angelico, Sandro Botticelli, and others depicting various scenes of the two Saints. In addition, the exhibit features the College’s 1632 printed edition of Thomas Aquinas’ Summa Theologica, of which only a handful of copies are still in existence today. There is also one case in the exhibit highlighting the life of St. Martin De Porres, patron saint of mixed-race people, barbers, innkeepers, public health workers, and all those seeking racial harmony.

This exhibit celebrates the birth of our Savior, the coming eight hundredth year anniversary of the Dominican brotherhood, and the blessings these Saints have brought into the world as seen through the eyes of Renaissance artists.

You can also visit our previous library exhibits through Digital Commons here.

 

 

 

DPS is proud to share that a digital version of the library’s current exhibit – Pillars of the Dominican Order: St. Dominic de Guzman & St. Thomas Aquinas- is now available through Digital Commons here. Almost eight hundred years ago, in December of 1216, the birth of a new religious order also took place. Father […]MORE

SelectedWorks is Getting an Upgrade

Posted by: on November 20, 2015   |Comments (0)|Open Access

 SelectedWorks, the faculty webpage builder from Bepress, is receiving an upgrade very soon! Digital Publishing ServicesScreen Shot 2015-11-20 at 11.29.16 AM will be trained and updated on the exciting new features.  In the meantime, have a look at Providence College’s present SelectedWorks site.

Stay tuned!

 SelectedWorks, the faculty webpage builder from Bepress, is receiving an upgrade very soon! Digital Publishing Services will be trained and updated on the exciting new features.  In the meantime, have a look at Providence College’s present SelectedWorks site. Stay tuned!MORE

DPS goes to Islandora Camp!

Posted by: on October 14, 2015   |Comments (0)|Open Educational Resources

Digital Publishing Services will be traveling to Hartford, CT next week to attend Islandora Camp!

Islandora is a digital asset management system that combines a Fedora back end and a Drupal front end.  DPS is thrilled to begin using Islandora to manage and present our assets.  Our attendance at Islandora Camp will help us develop the technical and metadata skills needed to begin our implementation. 

Some of the highlights of the camp include: Solr for Admin,  Building Digital Archive Collections with Islandora, and Shaping your Workflow: Creating Custom Ingest Workflows Using Islandora Webform.  The camp will be held from October 20 – 22 in Hartford, CT, at the UCONN Graduate Business Learning Center.

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Digital Publishing Services will be traveling to Hartford, CT next week to attend Islandora Camp! Islandora is a digital asset management system that combines a Fedora back end and a Drupal front end.  DPS is thrilled to begin using Islandora to manage and present our assets.  Our attendance at Islandora Camp will help us develop the technical […]MORE

Freshmen: Then and Now Exhibit

Posted by: on September 9, 2015   |Comments (0)|Spotlights

Welcome, Class of 2019! The library’s Special and Archival Collections department has thoughtfully curated an exhibit dedicated entirely to PC freshmen over the years.  The exhibit is called: Freshmen: Then and Now.  You can visit the physical exhibit, located in the glass cases next to ‘The Pit.” But you can also conveniently browse the online exhibit as well.  The exhibit is included as part of our Digital Commons Exhibits and Events page.

Enjoy browsing what the freshmen experience has been like over the years!

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Welcome, Class of 2019! The library’s Special and Archival Collections department has thoughtfully curated an exhibit dedicated entirely to PC freshmen over the years.  The exhibit is called: Freshmen: Then and Now.  You can visit the physical exhibit, located in the glass cases next to ‘The Pit.” But you can also conveniently browse the online exhibit […]MORE

New Epson Scanner for DPS Lab

Posted by: on July 15, 2015   |Comments (0)|Facilities and Tools

The DPS Lab has a new addition: an Epson Expression 11000xl Flatbed Scanner!  With a scanning area of 12.2″ x 17.2″ it can handle most of our project requests in the lab.  It also comes with a transparency head for scanning photo negatives of various sizes.  This multi-faceted scanner will handle the bulk of the DPS Lab’s projects, along with our two Microtek flatbed scanners, and the Atiz cradle scanner.

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The DPS Lab has a new addition: an Epson Expression 11000xl Flatbed Scanner!  With a scanning area of 12.2″ x 17.2″ it can handle most of our project requests in the lab.  It also comes with a transparency head for scanning photo negatives of various sizes.  This multi-faceted scanner will handle the bulk of the […]MORE

The Cowl Digitization Project Has Entered the 1980s

Posted by: on June 9, 2015   |Comments (0)|Open Access

Digital Publishing Services’ ongoing digitization of back issues of the Cowl has enter a new phase, the 1980s!

Providence College’s student newspaper, The Cowl, began publication on November 16th, 1935. It has been published continuously each academic year since then, with the exception of two years in the 1940’s during World War II

We will continue to digitize the Cowl up to the point that it became a ‘born digital’ newspaper. At that point,001 we hope to collect all of the born digital copies and archive them in Digital Commons as well.

Digital Publishing Services’ ongoing digitization of back issues of the Cowl has enter a new phase, the 1980s! Providence College’s student newspaper, The Cowl, began publication on November 16th, 1935. It has been published continuously each academic year since then, with the exception of two years in the 1940’s during World War II We will […]MORE

Historical Pamphlets Added to the Dorr Rebellion Site

Posted by: on April 28, 2015   |Comments (0)|Digital Publishing

Digital Publishing Services recently added 16 pamphletsScreen Shot 2015-04-28 at 10.03.11 AM to the Dorr Rebellion website titled: Pamphlets: Contemporary Assessments of the Dorr Rebellion.  From the site:

Learn more about what contemporaries of the Dorr Rebellion thought about the conflict by exploring these 16 pamphlets written during or shortly after the rebellion took place.

 

One great example is “An Address on the Right of Free Suffrage'” written by Seth Luther, an antebellum workers’ and suffrage organizer from Providence, RI.  In this pamphlet, Luther speaks at length about the discrepancies surrounding the rights of free men in this still young government and it’s constitution.

This material adds an important additional layer of complexity to the Dorr site.  It allows readers to explore what those for and against the Dorr Rebellion were writing before, during and shortly after it took place.

Digital Publishing Services recently added 16 pamphlets to the Dorr Rebellion website titled: Pamphlets: Contemporary Assessments of the Dorr Rebellion.  From the site: Learn more about what contemporaries of the Dorr Rebellion thought about the conflict by exploring these 16 pamphlets written during or shortly after the rebellion took place.   One great example is […]MORE

The Peeps are Back!!

Posted by: on March 19, 2015   |Comments (0)|Uncategorized

Spring is almost upon us, which can mean only one thing, the Peeps are back at Phillips Memorial Library!  They have been causing quite a stir, getting into lots of trouble! Geese and peepsTake a gander at what they have been up to on the PeepsinTheLibrary Twitter page!

Spring is almost upon us, which can mean only one thing, the Peeps are back at Phillips Memorial Library!  They have been causing quite a stir, getting into lots of trouble! Take a gander at what they have been up to on the PeepsinTheLibrary Twitter page!MORE

Coming soon! Digital Commons Promotional Video!

Posted by: on February 5, 2015   |Comments (0)|Open Access

Screen Shot 2015-02-04 at 8.58.39 AMThe DPS has been tirelessly working on a promotional video for the Digital Commons.  The catalyst for this video was Providence College reaching a milestone of 1 million full-text downloads from the Digital Commons site! The video is forthcoming. Stay tuned!!

The DPS has been tirelessly working on a promotional video for the Digital Commons.  The catalyst for this video was Providence College reaching a milestone of 1 million full-text downloads from the Digital Commons site! The video is forthcoming. Stay tuned!!MORE

At the Museum: Library of Congress Blog

Posted by: on November 13, 2014   |Comments (0)|Digital Humanities

The Library of Congress, Digital Preservation website has a blog called At the Museum, which highlights various museum’s digital collections and the people who work with these collections.  The most recent blog has an interview with Ellice Engdahl, Digital Collections & Content Manager, and Brian Wilson, Digital Access and Preservation Archivist of the Henry Ford Museum.  Previous posts include an interview with Marla Misunas, Collections Information Manager for the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Please check it out! Screen Shot 2014-11-12 at 10.17.02 AMScreen Shot 2014-11-12 at 10.16.54 AM

 

The Library of Congress, Digital Preservation website has a blog called At the Museum, which highlights various museum’s digital collections and the people who work with these collections.  The most recent blog has an interview with Ellice Engdahl, Digital Collections & Content Manager, and Brian Wilson, Digital Access and Preservation Archivist of the Henry Ford Museum.  Previous posts include […]MORE

Free Audio Resources without Copyright Restrictions

Posted by: on September 30, 2014   |Comments (0)|Open Access

Did you know that there are many ways to find free music and sounds effects licensed for re-use online?  This recent blog post from Free Technology for Teachers shares some such sites.  These tools are helpful in many ways, including using sound files for various multimedia projects, such as videos that include music.  The article specifically mentions that a student’s video project would be more effective with the use of music.  Teachers might find these sites useful to explain copyright issues to students in regards to stealing music, etc. from the web, by showing them what music is actually in the public domain and has a Creative Commons License. Of course, these sites might also Screen Shot 2014-09-30 at 11.29.51 AMbenefit teachers for their own projects, as well.

A few great sites for finding free music include:

  • Free Music Archive: This is a great site that hosts a wide range of music genres in a high quality format, free of charge.
  • Sound Bible: This site is an excellent source for various sound effects, such as: dog barks, city sounds, wind sounds, etc.
  • SoundGator: This is also a great site for various sound effects, sound bites and sound clips that are in the public domain with a Creative Commons License.

 

Did you know that there are many ways to find free music and sounds effects licensed for re-use online?  This recent blog post from Free Technology for Teachers shares some such sites.  These tools are helpful in many ways, including using sound files for various multimedia projects, such as videos that include music.  The article specifically mentions […]MORE

New Media Hub Tutorials!

Posted by: on August 20, 2014   |Comments (0)|Digital Publishing

Digital Publishing Services has been working hard this summer creating new Media Hub video tutorials.  These tutorials emphasize equipment that is available for use in the library, or can be loaned out via the circulation desk.  Three tutorials have been added in the last 2 weeks. They include tips on using GarageBand, Audacity and options for backing up Video Media. Check them out!Screen Shot 2014-08-20 at 9.07.36 AM

Digital Publishing Services has been working hard this summer creating new Media Hub video tutorials.  These tutorials emphasize equipment that is available for use in the library, or can be loaned out via the circulation desk.  Three tutorials have been added in the last 2 weeks. They include tips on using GarageBand, Audacity and options for […]MORE

New GA in Special Collections/DPS Lab!

Posted by: on July 10, 2014   |Comments (0)|Uncategorized

The DPS Lab and Special Collections would like to take this moment to welcome our new GA (Graduate Assistant), Andrew Lavoie, to the library!lavoiephoto[1]

Andrew graduated in May 2014 from PC with a B.A. in History and a minor in Classics.  He is from Manchester, NH and is attending PC’s Graduate Program to get a Masters in American History with a focus on Early Colonial America.  As a PC undergrad, Andrew traveled to Greece with Dr. Thomas Strasser as a member of his archaeological dig team.  He will be a G.A. in Special Collections and DPS Lab for the next 2 years as he works towards his Masters.  After he graduates, he plans on either continuing his education or teaching at the high school level.

The DPS Lab and Special Collections are excited to have him as part of our team!

The DPS Lab and Special Collections would like to take this moment to welcome our new GA (Graduate Assistant), Andrew Lavoie, to the library! Andrew graduated in May 2014 from PC with a B.A. in History and a minor in Classics.  He is from Manchester, NH and is attending PC’s Graduate Program to get a […]MORE

Library Exhibits

Posted by: on May 27, 2014   |Comments (0)|Digital Publishing

Digital Publishing Services has been working with the Special Collections on creating online galleries of present and past library exhibits.  There are presently fourlibexhibit_mockup2a gallery exhibits posted to the Digital Commons, our institutional repository.

The exhibits include two from our wooden case: presently, Nineteenth-Century British and American Book Covers, and previously, Select Tomes and Manuscripts from the William P. Bonniwell, OP Collection.  The other two are from our foyer exhibits: presently, The Social Art of John J. Fawcett and Frank B. Lanning, and previously, The Winter Days of Providence College.

We are excited to watch this collection grow with each new exhibit! Check it out!

 

Digital Publishing Services has been working with the Special Collections on creating online galleries of present and past library exhibits.  There are presently four gallery exhibits posted to the Digital Commons, our institutional repository. The exhibits include two from our wooden case: presently, Nineteenth-Century British and American Book Covers, and previously, Select Tomes and Manuscripts from the William […]MORE

The National Jukebox at the Library of Congress

Posted by: on April 15, 2014   |Comments (0)|Open Access

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The Library of Congress presents the National Jukebox, which makes historical sound recordings available to the public free of charge. The Jukebox includes recordings from the extraordinary collections of the Library of Congress Packard Campus for Audio Visual Conservation and other contributing libraries and archives.

You can find out more about the project here .

This project often involves a painstaking process of analyzing various copies of the same 78rpm recording  and finding just the right one for digitization.

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Here is a slideshow example of the workflow process from beginning to end.

The Library of Congress has been working on a great project called the National Jukebox, making historic sound recordings from their collection available for the first time digitally. The Library of Congress presents the National Jukebox, which makes historical sound recordings available to the public free of charge. The Jukebox includes recordings from the extraordinary […]MORE

Browse articles from your tablet with BrowZine

Posted by: on March 6, 2014   |Comments (0)|Digital Publishing

BrowZine is a great new service, available from the Phillips Memorial Library, that allows you to browse and read many of the library’s scholarly journals from an iPad or Android tablet.

From the BrowZine website:

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BrowZine delivers thousands of academic journals to your iPad or Android tablet.

BrowZine works by organizing the articles found in Open Access and subscription databases, uniting them into complete journals, then arranging these journals on a common newsstand.  The result is an easy and familiar way to browse, read and monitor scholarly journals across the disciplines.

Get started using Browzine in three easy steps:

  • From your iPad or Android tablet, go to your app store (Apple App Store, Google Play or Amazon), search for “BrowZine” and download it for free
  • Open BrowZine and select our library from the list
  • Enter your username and library bar code (14 digit code on the back of your PC ID)

Then start browsing and reading your scholarly journals!

Browse your Discipline or favorite Journal title from here:

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Select an Article and Add to your own personal “Bookshelf”:

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It is recommended that you download a free PDF reader App (such as Adobe Reader), so you can save your PDFs and search within the article and edit as needed.

 

Happy browsing!

 

BrowZine is a great new service, available from the Phillips Memorial Library, that allows you to browse and read many of the library’s scholarly journals from an iPad or Android tablet. From the BrowZine website: BrowZine delivers thousands of academic journals to your iPad or Android tablet. BrowZine works by organizing the articles found in […]MORE

Copyright Myths and Guidelines

Posted by: on January 23, 2014   |Comments (0)|Open Access

 

On January 16th, DPS attended a workshop called, “Copyright Skills as Risk Management Tools: The Librarians Role,” hosted by the Association of Rhode Island Health Science Libraries at CCRI Lincoln.  Most of  the attendees were medical librarians and had important questions regarding the duplication of medical articles requested by doctors and practitioners. Many brought up the Contu Guidelines. Often citing the ambiguity surrounding what is the proper amount of photocopies to make of a certain article, and highlighting the ignorance of copyright knowledge shown by their requester.

Here are a few interesting links presented at the workshop:

downloadCopyright Myths-a publication of the Graphic Arts Guild: This is a great article that helps to debunk some of the myths surrounding the copyright of creative works, such as music, arts, literature, etc.  Often creating scenarios that  people might be confronted with when wanting to use someone else’s piece of music, photograph, etc. for their own purpose and explaining what the actual laws are regarding those scenarios, and not the “assumptions” of what is correct.

download (1)Code of Best Practices for Fair Use in academic and research libraries: The ARL was created in 1932 to address common issues that university and research librarians might be dealt with. The ARL Code of Best Practices is a set of eight situations that are designed to help librarians make informed decisions regarding what materials can be shared and duplicated for educational and research purposes. And it is important because it enables librarians to have a clearer understanding of what items are fair use and what are not. Here are a few FAQs regarding Best Practices.

  On January 16th, DPS attended a workshop called, “Copyright Skills as Risk Management Tools: The Librarians Role,” hosted by the Association of Rhode Island Health Science Libraries at CCRI Lincoln.  Most of  the attendees were medical librarians and had important questions regarding the duplication of medical articles requested by doctors and practitioners. Many brought […]MORE