Archive for May, 2012

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Restructuring

Well-known publishing giant Houghton Mifflin Harcourt “filed voluntary petitions for reorganization under chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code” on May 21, 2012.  Check out the company’s latest statement on their financial restructuring.

We live in interesting times.  What else will the “web-olution” bring for publishers and libraries?

Scandinavian Crime Fiction

Even though I’m a happy Dane (with a little Swedish mixed in), Scandinavians do have a dark side …

I was excited to find this site: Scandinavian Crime Fiction: Your Literary Portal into Northern Deviance

I’ve read a few of the books listed (The Keeper of Lost Causes by Jussi Adler-Olsen and all of Stieg Larsson’s Millennium series, i.e., The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl who Played with Fire, The Girl who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest), plus a few that aren’t listed (yet) — The Boy in the Suitcase by Lene Kaaberbol and Agnete Friise, Smila’s Sense of Snow by Peter Hoeg, and Unwanted by Kristina Ohlsson.

Another rich find was this Scandinavian Crime Fiction blog.

These sites will help feed my reading habit for a long time to come.  If you’re a fan of Scandinavian crime fiction like me, or a wannabe, check them out!

— Marlene Anderson, Director of Library Services  

Note: Image from the Library’s Britannica Image Quest database 

Learn about eBooks!

You are invited ….

  • What: Books & Beyond @ the BSC Library: eBooks & You
  • When: Wednesday, June 6, 3 p.m.
  • Where: BSC Library Lab 101H

What’s in it for you?

  • Expert BSC librarians will introduce you to the Library’s eBook collections.
  • If you have one, bring your mobile device, eBook reader, laptop, or tablet PC with you.  We will help you get started with the BSC Library’s eBook Collections.  (Please make sure have the most updated operating software on your devices).
  • Don’t have an eReader or mobile device? No matter … you can read eBooks on your computer desktop, too!   We’ll show you how.

Open to current BSC Students, Faculty, and Staff

Questions? Call 701-224-5450 or email us at

You Belong @ Your Library!

Memorial Day Weekend Hours

The BSC Library will observe these hours over the holiday weekend:

  • Saturday, May 26 — Closed
  • Sunday, May 27 — Closed
  • Monday, May 28 — Closed

Regular, summer hours (7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday-Friday) will resume on Tuesday, May 29.

Even when we’re closed, the Library’s ODIN catalog and databases are available 24/7.

Equitable Access to Digital Content

A new ALA report explores the challenges of equitable access to digital content: “E-Content: the Digital Dialogue.”

Check it out!

Imagination on Display

You are invited!  Stop by and enjoy the work of 61 young artists, ages 3-6.  You’ll leave with a smile on your face.

“Art from East Divide”

by East Divide E.C.L.C. Preschool Students

May 21-June 30, 2012

Gannon Gallery / BSC Library

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Georgia State Copyright Case

Copyright and fair use issues are complex … Check out this article about a Georgia State University case that was recently decided  (Note: an appeal is possible).

Georgia State Copyright Case: What You Need To Know—and What It Means for E-Reserves

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