Monthly Archives: October 2012

Shakespeare’s Superstorm

The Shakespeare play that best lends itself to a spectacular performance is The Tempest.  Magic, fairies and huge storms gave 19th-century producers an opportunity to put on a Big Show and entertain audiences with the latest special effects. These… Continue reading

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Ditch the Monograph?

Have you noticed short-form print or e-books in our library collection? An expanding array of publishers are experimenting with short-form books, in print and online. These books generally run from 50 to 125 pages and feature overviews of a topic to cutting-edge subjects. This type of content is not to be confused with condensed books. [...] Continue reading

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Friends Conceived

With birth control a hot button issue with the upcoming election, Dartmouth students can look inside Rauner library to gain some insight on topics that are still inciting national controversy. The papers of Juliet Barrett Rublee offer a peek into the b… Continue reading

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Notes from Oct. 24th DCAL Publishing Discussion

Just a few quick notes from yesterday (Wednesday)’s fabulous DCAL lunchtime roundtable on faculty publishing – challenges, changes, and new initiatives – all reflecting back on Open Access week, a time to step back and consider the access and impact of scholarship, and how we as a community want to ensure the widest possible and [...] Continue reading

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Innovation Lab Ideas!

Want to help us build Feldberg into a more innovative place? Do you have ideas about what that might look like? Leave us a note on a blue post-it when you walk in. Also, feel free to email us ideas! … Continue reading Continue reading

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Operation Crossroads

David Bradley, Dartmouth Class of 1938, was a member of the Radiological Safety Section for the Able and Baker tests conducted during Operation Crossroads, one of several peacetime nuclear bomb blasts carried out at Bikini Atoll in the Pacific Ocean. H… Continue reading

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Encapsulation: Too Close For Comfort

As part of a digitization project to scan historic maps of New Hampshire, selected maps are being reviewed here in the Conservation lab. Each week I gather fifteen maps from Evans Map Room in Baker Berry and transport them to Conservation. Because t… Continue reading

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Welcome to Open Access Week

Today is the first day of worldwide Open Access Week, a time to acknowledge and explore this trend in publishing and, more broadly, in the dissemination of and access to information. We hope you will take one of the many opportunities available this week to reflect on YOUR role as a researcher, an author, a [...] Continue reading

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A Beautiful Fake

People frequently ask us how we know everything in our collections is real. We are quite certain about the authenticity of most of the things in our collection, but occasionally we are sure the other way–we know something is a fake, and we are proud t… Continue reading

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Be Ready to Receive Them

The Fugitive Slave Act of 1850 was part of a compromise designed to maintain the Union. In the end, it turned out to be one of Congress’s most controversial acts and helped to galvanize the abolitionist movement. Part of what made it so abhorrent to ab… Continue reading

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