Baker-Berry Current Exhibits

The Coconut Crab - Biology, Art, Conservation, and Darwin

Coconut Crabs exhibit poster

This exhibit covers the ABCs (actually the ABCDs—Art-Biology-Conservation-Darwin) of coconut crabs. You can see original editions of Charles Darwin’s writings on coconut crabs, as well as natural history pictures, preserved specimens, and other biological materials that were brought back by Mark Laidre after a study of coconut crabs from January to March 2016 on earth’s largest coral atoll, Chagos Archipelago. Following this scientific study, many of Mark’s artist friends were inspired to produce beautiful artwork, which is prominently displayed in this exhibit to celebrate coconut crabs.

The exhibit includes artworks and writings by Sophia Budny, Rosemary Feit Covey, Robert DuGrenier, Sam Gochman, Vernon de Guzman,  Keyan Kaplan, Alex Lamb, Tracy Punshon, Holly Shaffer, and Sarah Smith.

Curated by Mark Laidre, Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences.

Exhibit design by Dennis Grady, Library Education & Outreach     

Baker-Berry Library, Berry Main Street: January 10 - March 29, 2018

Dimensions of Open

Open Access exhibit poster

Dimensions of Open is inspired by the efforts of Dartmouth authors, creators, artists, and inventors to make the results of their work openly and publicly available. The work of Dartmouth scholars and researchers is often in collaboration with authors across the globe, and immediate access to that work has a significant global impact. This exhibit reveals the complex issues surrounding open information through six dimensions: global, political, financial, workforce, technological, and future.

Special thanks to those who made this exhibit possible: 
Content Creation: Barbara DeFelice and Jen Green: Scholarly Communication, Copyright, and Publishing Program; Pamela Bagley, Laura Braunstein, Barbara DeFelice, Monica Erives, Jen Green, Janifer Holt, and Lora Leligdon: The Open Dartmouth Working Group; Exhibit Design: Dennis Grady: Education & Outreach; Data Visualizations: James Adams: Research and Instruction Services; Editorial Review: Laura Barrett: Education and Outreach.

Baker-Berry Library, Baker Main Hall: October 16, 2017 - January 26, 2018

Please see all the 2017 Open Access Week events and workshops.