Monthly Archives: August 2012

Full of Hot Air

This paper lantern balloon from the 1888 Presidential campaign of Benjamin Harrison and his running mate Levi Morton was a common form of campaign advertising ephemera in the 1870s and 80s. Used in evening torchlight parades, the balloon was formed ove… Continue reading

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Weave Machinery into Biology

http://worldofweirdthings.com/2012/08/29/how-to-weave-machinery-into-biology/
“researchers at MIT … came up with a new biocompatible material that could be arranged into a proper three dimensional scaffold and monitor both the structure and… Continue reading

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Our Community of Scientists

Kresge Library is celebrating the accomplishments and activities of the various physical, mathematical, and computer sciences departments that we serve on campus. A huge thank you to everyone who contributed their photos for this presentation. If you have photos to share for our next slideshow, please send them to us! We look forward to another [...] Continue reading

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Professional Society Perspective on the Future of Scholarly Publishing

Good article about and clear explanation of the scholarly publishing process from American Accounting Association!
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Inhabitants Inside the Earth!

In the mid-19th century, when urban dwellers in the United States began to venture into nature for the sake of relaxation rather than conquest, the White Mountains offered an obtainable, yet nicely civilized destination. Once there, tourists were welco… Continue reading

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Preservation Statistics

As you’re hopefully aware (maybe thanks to this blog), Preservation Services performs a wide variety of activities to ensure the long-term preservation of the library’s collections, from circulating and non-circulating collections conservation to film … Continue reading

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On Bits, Bytes, and Bauds

Can you hear me laughing? I’m still chuckling over the mention on this year’s Beloit Mindset List that for the class of 2016 “they have spent much of their lives helping their parents understand that you don’t take pictures on “film” and that CDs and DVDs are not “tapes.”” “The Mindset List was created at Beloit [...] Continue reading

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The Mating Habits of Unicorns

In 1671, publisher and writer John Ogilby created a compendium of all relevant information about the New World. In true 17th-century form, the title tells boasts of the book’s expansive mission: America: Being the Latest, and Most Accurate Description … Continue reading

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The Valley News Online

You can search and browse the full text of Valley News articles through ProQuest from May 19, 2005 until the present. It also includes obituaries. Please note, the most recent issues are several days behind, but if you’re looking for … Continue reading

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Audiobooks Are Back!

Audiobooks are back at the Dartmouth College Library! Browse the collection. Individual audiobooks can also be found in the Dartmouth Library Catalog — this link will bring up a list. Clicking on the link in the catalog record for an audiobook brings you back to the book’s record in the EBSCO “storefront.” All books can [...] Continue reading

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