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    From Map Sheets to Minecraft, May 8 @ 2pm

    The Friends of the Graduate Center Mina Rees Library present: From Map Sheets to Minecraft: Understanding the Lifecycle of Digital Collections Thursday, May 8, 2014 @ 2 p.m. Graduate Center Skylight Room (9th Floor) Free & Open to the Public For libraries, archives, and museums […]

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    Decoding Ebook Collections: How to be Confident about what we Hold

    Frequently Found Frustrations Have you ever been stumped in our catalog by coming across an ebook record that looks something like this? Ebooks can be particularly tricky to navigate in our catalog. Because we share resources and books with other CUNY schools, you might assume […]

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    Beyond Leaflets: Sharing Messages, Digitally

    Beyond Leaflets One of the hallmarks of being on a university campus is the proliferation of flyers and leaflets. I remember sitting in Sproul Plaza as an undergrad at Berkeley and marveling at the thickness of the layers and layers of flyers posted on those big […]

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    Longer CUNY Book Loans Begin April 14

    Beginning April 14, all CUNY library borrowers will be extended longer library book loans. Renewal allowances, the majority ranging from 0 to 3, will continue to be determined by individual CUNY libraries. Books checked out on or after the 14th will have the longer loan […]

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    CUNY Libraries Offer Free Access to New York Times

    The Graduate Center Library is thrilled to announce that we, along with our fellow CUNY libraries, have subscribed to the NYTimes Academic Pass. This means that anyone with a valid CUNY email address can sign up for free access to the NYTimes.com website and smartphone apps! […]

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    Share It Now or Save It For Later: Making Choices about Dissertations and Publishing

    You are invited to an event in the Information Interventions @ CUNY series: Share It Now or Save It For Later: Making Choices about Dissertations and Publishing Thursday, May 1, 2014 2-4 p.m. Graduate Center Room C198 Join us for a lively panel debate on […]

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    Zotero Drop-In & Other Tips

    Zotero & Refworks Drop-In Hours – Walk-Ins Welcome! Tuesdays and Wednesdays 4pm – 5pm Library Room C196.05 Every week for Spring 2014 Beginning April 1st If able, please bring your Laptop, or follow-along with a projector. Questions encouraged. Citation Manager Drop-In at the Library by […]

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    CUNY Library Loan Period Rollback

    After influential CUNY librarians objected to the longer book loan periods embraced by the Circulation Committee in November 2013, the committee revised its recommendations drastically downward. The committee’s new recommended loan periods for faculty and doctoral students are 56 days, only 14 days longer than present. Master’s student […]

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    What We Talk About When We Talk About Open Access (aka Don’t Forget About Repositories!)

    (Déjà vu? This post is a very slight reworking of a post I wrote last week for the fantastic JustPublics@365 blog. It also appeared on Open Access @ CUNY, a blog that might interest followers of this blog.) Discussion about open access often focuses exclusively on open access journals, and […]

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    March 2014 E-Resources Summary: Additions and Trials

    Hello Everyone: I’ve started collating all of our electronic resources news into one monthly blog post which can provide a bit more data on all of the things that have changed and updated concerning databases and electronic subscriptions in the GC Library. I hope that […]

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