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  • Creating Class-worthy E-resources with Your Phone

    The fall semester is looming. All those documents and articles and book chapters that you would scan at the GC library are sitting on your desk, but with no desktop scanner, you can’t make the PDFs that you’re used to. Except … actually, you can. […]

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    3, 2, 1…Liftoff!

    The final countdown begins: CUNY libraries are launching a major new catalog system on Monday, August 3! Most of the big changes are behind the scenes — the new system will transform how the library handles circulation, cataloging, e-resources, and more. But there are some […]

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  • A Spotlight on LGBT Studies in Video

    Among our various streaming video services, The Graduate Center Library provides access to LGBT Studies in Video, which includes a wide array of documentary and independent films. Because LGTBQ Studies is such an interdisciplinary field, and intertwined with many other fields of study, there are […]

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  • Towards a Philosophy of Open

    Below is one of a series of posts by participants in the 2020 Open Pedagogy Fellowship. Fellows will share their unique insights to the process of converting a syllabus to open or zero-cost resources, and/or review a workshop from the Open Educational Resources Bootcamp held in […]

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  • New ILL web pages are here!

    Starting tomorrow, when you log in to make an interlibrary loan request, you will notice that the web pages look very different. Not to worry–all the features and functionalities to help you make and manage your ILL requests are still there! We hope, though, that […]

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  • Apply now! Summer 2020 | Open Pedagogy Fellowship

    Summer 2020 | Open Pedagogy Fellowships – Apply by 7/24/20!  The Library seeks applications for five Open Pedagogy Fellows for August 2020, each carrying a $1000 stipend. The Fellowship experience will provide interactive training about how to find and use open resources – lowering the […]

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  • Saving Your ILL Requests and Keeping Them Private: July 2020 Delinking

    If you want to keep your past Inter-Library Loan (ILL) request history for future reference, please be sure to download it by Wednesday, July 15, 2020. At the Graduate Center Library, we do a periodic delinking of finished ILL requests so that we can keep […]

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  • Archival Resources and OER

    Below is one of a series of posts by participants in the 2020 Open Pedagogy Fellowship. Fellows will share their unique insights to the process of converting a syllabus to open or zero-cost resources, and/or review a workshop from the Open Educational Resources Bootcamp held in […]

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  • Planned service outage

    Library Website and Blog Scheduled Service Outage Sunday, July 12th, 2020, 8am – 6pm

      Due to scheduled IT maintenance, the library website, proxy and blog will not be available on Sunday, July 12th, 2020 between 8am and 6pm. There will be no off-campus access to GC library databases, however some databases will still be  available via the CUNY-wide […]

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    New Library Catalog System—and What It Means for You

    For over a year, CUNY’s library faculty and staff have been toiling tirelessly to transition CUNY libraries to a new catalog system (i.e., the system in which we catalog materials, check items out to patrons, manage e-resources, and more). This new system is scheduled to […]

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