“The day you enter your college dorm, your life changes …”
“From avoiding the dreaded Freshman 15 to decorating your space, this informative and funny guide gives experts’ advice on everything you need to know to enjoy dorm living to the fullest.”
Starting Tuesday, August 26, the BSC Library will be open evenings. Weekend hours (Sundays) will begin on Sunday, September 7.
Library Hours, Monday, August 25 through Saturday, September 6
- Monday, August 25 – 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Tuesday, August 26 – Thursday, August 28 – 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.
- Friday, August 29 – 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- Saturday, August 30 – CLOSED
- Sunday, August 31 – CLOSED
- Monday, September 1 – CLOSED
- Tuesday, September 2 – Thursday, September 4 – 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.
- Friday, September 5 – 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- Saturday, September 6 – CLOSED
Regular fall semester hours will begin on Sunday, September 7.
Even when the library is closed, access to the ODIN catalog and Primo discovery tool and the Library’s databases is available 24/7.
NPR aired this story about how long CDs last on “All Tech Considered” on August 18, 2014.
If some of your most treasured music and other information is on CD, you may want to consider another way to store it, although permanence can be hard to find.
As the article concludes, “These days, the Library of Congress is starting to archive material on servers, which … could pose an entirely different set of still-unknown problems in the future.”
The Folger Shakespeare Library, located in Washington, D.C., is “home to the world’s largest and finest collection of Shakespeare materials and to major collections of other rare Renaissance books, manuscripts, and works of art …”
The big news is that images from the Folger’s Digital Image Collection are now licensed for use under a Creative Commons Attribution–ShareAlike 4.0 International License, one of the two Creative Commons licenses approved for free cultural works. The image collection provides online access to over 75,000 images, including books, theater memorabilia, manuscripts, art, and more.
This message appears at the bottom of every page in the database:
Unless under non-Folger copyright, images are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution–ShareAlike 4.0 International License. This allows you to use our images without additional permission provided that you cite the Folger Shakespeare Library as the source and you license anything you create using the images under the same or equivalent license. For more information, including permissions beyond the scope of this license, see Permissions Policy. The Folger waives permission fees for non-commercial publication by registered non-profits, including university presses, regardless of the license they use.
Choose Privacy Week is observed annually in May, but privacy is an every week concern. We all need to think critically about privacy rights in a digital age and make informed choices. This book is an eye opener.
“From the world’s preeminent people finder—an insider’s guide to disappearing. How to Disappear is the authoritative and comprehensive guide for people who seek to protect their privacy as well as for anyone who’s ever entertained the fantasy of disappearing — whether actually dropping out of sight or by eliminating the traceable evidence of their existence.”
Love of Books + Love of Shoes = Bookish Shoes for Literary Feet. Wish I had a pair.
1. an aptitude for making desirable discoveries by accident
2. good fortune; luck
One of my friends is an avid reader and likes to challenge herself to try new things. At least once a month when she visits her public library, she goes down a random aisle, closes her eyes, and pulls three books off the shelves. Her rule is that she must check them out and read them. Cover to cover.
She has become interested in and learned about things she otherwise never thought to know.
Surprise yourself! Try something new!