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  • Reuse | Re-Read: NYC Book Donation Centers

    Where should one donate books? Other than the GC Library, there are many places around the city that would be happy to have your books. In some cases, you can sell your books for money. The following are only some of the many places in […]

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  • Reuse | Re-Read: Better World Books

    Relationship with Better World Books For older materials, the library is starting a pilot program with Better World Books that, if successful, will be a way for faculty to donate their books that will still help the GC Library without the labor-intensive sorting books that […]

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  • Reuse | Re-Read: GC Library & Book Donations

    What do you do when you have to downsize your personal book collection? Most GC faculty think first about giving books to the GC Library. GC faculty, in the GC’s early years, donated books that provided the Library’s foundation. Now that the collection has filled its space and the […]

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  • Making WorldCat More Accurate to Decrease ILL Return Time

    In December, the library finished a project to reconcile the holdings in WorldCat with the library catalog holdings for journals. How does having accurate WorldCat journal holdings records affect interlibrary loan? Interlibrary loan departments across the world rely on WorldCat to order books, DVDs, CDs, […]

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  • JSTOR: Not the Only Game in Town

    Just about everyone has heard of JSTOR. Even new students hear about how wonderful JSTOR is from faculty and anyone who has used it. But what is JSTOR, and how does it compare to the other library online resources? The answers may surprise you. Basically, […]

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  • Library Trivia: Washington’s Presidential Library

    The presidential library for George Washington has opened last Friday, September 27th. As a piece of Library Trivia for you: Ironically, though the first president of the United States, Washington was the only one with no library. A reception was held to give guests an […]

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