Archive for May, 2009

Library Adds eAudiobooks

The BSC Library now has downloadable eAudiobooks!  Our initial subscription to the Academic Collection gives us access to 500+ eAudiobooks.  This collection will continue to grow with new titles arriving monthly.  We will also be able to enhance the collection by purchasing additional titles on our own.   The Academic Collection includes a variety of eAudiobooks, including non-fiction, history, business, biography, best-selling fiction, and classic titles.

Library users can search for, preview, download, and listen to eAudiobooks through the NetLibrary platform on the Library’s Databases (Articles & More) page.   Titles can be transferred to a wide range of supported portable devices.  About half of the eAudiobooks in the collection are iPod-compatible.  Complete information about how to use these resources is available on the NetLibrary page. 

Users will also be able to search for eAudiobooks through the ODIN catalog .  If you are using ODIN and want to find all of the eAudiobooks in our collection, do a subject search using downloadable audio books as your search term.  Click here for the current results of that search strategy. 

Enjoy!

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BSC Library Archives Receives Statewide Digitization Grant

Excitement abounds!  We recieved word from the State Historical Society of North Dakota that the BSC Library Archives is one of ten institutions to receive a statewide digitization grant.  Carolyn Twingley, Serials/ILL/Archives Librarian, wrote the grant application and will coordinate BSC’s part of the project.

The plan is to scan 100 images (e.g., photographs, letters, pamphlets, and other documents) from each institution, enter descriptive data, and upload the records to the Digital Horizons site.  Work will begin in May and the project should be wrapped up sometime in August 2009.

Currently, images from the NDSU Institute for Regional Studies & University Archives, the State Historical Society of North Dakota, Prairie Public Broadcasting, and Concordia College Archives are available on the Digital Horizons site. 

The institutions whose resources will be added during the current project include:  Barnes County Historical Society, Billings County Historical Society, Bismarck State College Library Archives, Cass County Historical Society, Manfred Heritage Museum, McLean County Historical Society, Mercer County Historical Society, Pembina County Historical Society, Stutsman County Memorial Museum, and Three Affiliated Tribes Museum.

Figments of Imagination @ the Library – II

We had a wonderful evening in the Library on Monday, May 4, when the 2009 Figments of Imagination was unveiled.  It was such fun to hear the writers read or perform their pieces and to hear the artists tell the stories behind their artwork. 

Kudos to the Figments team — Dawn Archer, editor in chief; Jana Sydlo and Candice Steidler, co-editors; Kelsey Yantzer, assistant; Felipe Martyn, creative art director, and Karen Bauer, advisor.  You did marvelous work!

Stop by the Library to pick up your free copy of Figments of Imagination.

Figments of Imagination @ the Library

The 2009 Figments of Imagination will be unveiled at the BSC Library on Monday, May 4, at 5:30 p.m.  We invite you to attend the reading, pick up a free copy of Figments, and enjoy some refreshments. 

Figments is BSC’s literary and visual arts journal and is published annually each spring.  Students who contributed poetry and prose pieces to Figments will read from their work, and students who contributed artwork will talk about their work. 

Be there or be square!  It’s great fun.