Whether hunched in study, happily sprawled, or engaged in conversation, students are fully occupying the colorful and varied seating and tables in the sunny area by the Confluence Café on the Library's first floor.
Though the floor is still sometimes the preferred seating choice for our flexible students, the Library is pleased to continue to increase spaces and seating conducive to study and collaboration.
The Library is working on a holistic renovation design plan for the first floor this Spring with some features implemented by Summer 2013. Come – sit!
Wednesday, February 27 | 2:00–3:30 p.m.
Jackson Enhanced Learning Center (ELC)
Auraria Library, first floor
Refreshments will be served
Yes, it’s great to link or embed streaming videos from the Library’s collections and free sites on your course pages for students to watch on their own. But when you do want to show streaming videos (or other online resources) in a campus classroom, a laptop isn’t always on site. Faculty may borrow laptops from the Library’s Ask Us Desk. The two-week lending period is designed to make your pick-up and return easy to plan.
The Auraria Library’s Special Collections division is hosting an exhibit on World War II Japanese-American internment camps. Stop by the Library to view the exhibit between February 19 through March 20.
The Auraria Library is home to a number of manuscript collections related to Camp Amache, a Colorado internment camp. A related collection is the Minoru Yasui collection (featured in the Westword Arts Blog.) Yasui is remembered for his activism in challenging the legality of the U.S. government restrictions on its own Japanese American citizens during World War II.
The Library’s Digital Repository is beginning to blossom. The Auraria Library recently welcomed Matthew Mariner in the newly created position of Head of Special Collections and Digital Initiatives. Matthew will work with campus constituents, Special Collections Librarian Rosemary Evetts, and others to identify and add historical and campus-generated content to the Library’s online environment. Much more to come!
It’s delightful to announce that the Library has been able to purchase a number of large online collections that will supply easy access to newspapers, magazines, and journals in a variety of disciplines.
The Periodical Archives Online contains hundreds of full-text digitized journals with content ranging from the early 19th century to the year 2000. Titles cover subject matter primarily in the social sciences and humanities.
Are you teaching with or creating content on Google Earth? The Library would love to hear about it and link to it! Please contact Gayle Bradbeer or fill out this very brief form. Also, look for a prototype of a Liquid Galaxy display in the Library on the first floor around the corner from the Research Help Desk coming very soon. Our students will be able to use the display to fly through Google Earth, walk through street level views of Paris, or tour the Grand Canyon. (We’ll occasionally remind them they no doubt have a paper due soon!)
You and your students can now use the latest edition of the Handbook of Chemistry & Physics online. Use the Table of Contents on the left to explore different handbook sections of the handbook. (The print version will still be available in paper in the reference and circulating collections, but not as many older copies will be retained.)
Questions? Contact Orlando.Archibeque(at)ucdenver.edu .
Statistical Abstract reborn. Those accustomed to quickly finding data through the Statistical Abstract of the United States were disappointed when the U.S. government ceased funding the publication. Luckily, two publishers have stepped in to continue this compendium containing data on topics ranging from state population characteristics to number of complaints about air transportation. The latest online edition, from Proquest, is here. Earlier editions are also online and in print in the Library.
Hello Business Insights: Essentials -- Farewell Business & Company Resource Center. Last fall Gale Cengage phased out the database Business & Company Resource Center and replaced it with Business Insights (BI) - Essentials. Like the database it replaces, BI is a good place to look for articles on a wide spectrum of business topics and to find company profiles. The articles are from business journals, newsletters, and newspapers. The profiles, covering firms worldwide, supply financial data, company history, chronologies, civil claims, and rankings. Additionally, BI has some industry overviews and selected investment reports from Investext.