Wishing everyone a safe and joyous Thanksgiving!
Playing with Duplos: Preparation for a Successful Architectural Project
An opportunity to serve as a library consultant to Gund Partners, an architectural firm, is taking me to Emory University five times this fall. Emory’s Oxford College, a small campus for students in their first two years of college, is renovating and expanding its dated 1960s library into a library and information technology center (LITC). Although I’m consulting on private time, there’s plenty to learn that is of benefit to Cornell.
Planning the Future of Research Library Collections-The Janus Conference on Research Library Collections
With the generous support of the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation, the Janus Conference on Research Library Collections: Managing the Shifting Ground between Writers and Readers took place October 9-11 at Cornell.
What follows is a brief outline of the events and some results of the conference.
Using the “Mobile Lab”
The Adelson Library has embarked on its very first series of full-length, hands-on workshops. In the past, we have offered only half-hour mini-workshops, which were literally look-over-the-shoulder-of-the-librarian.
Is TEEAL Making a Difference?
Mary OchsIn libraries, we want to know whether our users are satisfied….with our collections, with our services, with our facilities. Are we making a difference? Assessing whether users are satisfied is quite challenging when those users are thousands of miles away. In 2004 Mann Library received a grant from the Rockefeller Foundation to perform a user study for TEEAL (The Essential Electronic Agricultural Library).
Full article >
Barbara Berger Eden
If any of you have worked with Peter Hirtle, you know that he is always interested in pursuing unsolved library mysteries. As Peter, in his role as a bibliographer, was reviewing the notifications for missing books, he conducted a search in the stacks. There he found over 30% of the titles on the list.
Voices from the Past: Rediscovering the Library’s Bound Manuscripts
Cornell University Library owes much of its excellence to the generosity of donors, including discerning collectors who gave their collections. A case in point is the bound manuscripts held in the Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections. While some were purchased, many more were donated by faculty members or given by collectors such as Benno Loewy, whose vast collection arrived in several railroad boxcars after his death in 1919.
Weill Cornell Medical Library Travels
Even in the virtual age, face-to-face meetings can be a great way to enhance collaborations. Librarians from the New York City and Qatar Medical Libraries traveled this fall to make and extend connections.
Research Connection @ Duffield: First Anniversary Update
What do mints, robotics, bee lice, quotes about libraries, mechanical pencils, fingerprint authentication, time savings, and music students have in common? Now don’t rush that answer, it might just come to you….
Cornell University Library Gateway | Cornell Library Catalog | Cornell University | Webmaster
© 2004 Cornell University Library