Archive for 2009

Interlibrary Loan delays.

Interlibrary loan requests submitted over the holiday break (effectively December 23, 2009 – January 3, 2010) will not be processed until Monday, January 4, 2010. Please plan accordingly. If you have questions or concerns, feel free to email me. You can always find answers to FAQs on the ILL homepage.

Take the library with you!

If you'll be away from campus during the holidays or in January, take the library with you! Remember that you can connect to our research databases remotely by linking to them from the library's website -- just log in using the 14-digit barcode from your Gustavus ID as your username, and (in most cases) your […]

Illustrated Biblical Views of the Christmas Story

The Gustavus Adolphus College and Lutheran Church Archives has a new semi-permanent display of bibles located outside of the archives reading room. As a tribute to the Christmas season, a number of illustrated bibles have been opened to display various images associated with Jesus’ birth. Many of these rare and unique bibles are hundreds of […]

Of Course We’re Open!

Neither rain nor snow nor dark of night … if it’s not a holiday, we’re open. At this busy time of year, students have lots of work to do, and if classes are called off, that’s just one more chance to get to it. But if you’ve spent hours in the library working on papers […]

Taking the Mystery out of the Archives

According to some, the College and Lutheran Church archives here at Gustavus are a mystery. It seems people are unaware of the types of materials held in the two different yet related collections. First, these archives consist of primary source materials created by student organizations, individuals, departments, offices, local churches, and regional church bodies. Most […]

Christmas and the Holidays at Gustavus

Happy Holidays from the College and Lutheran Church Archives!! The holiday season is fast approaching. To celebrate, the Archives has put up a new display about past campus events. Come see historic programs and pictures from Christmas in Christ Chapel and the Festival of St. Lucia. The new display, created by archives student worker Birgitta […]

Information Fluency Course Taught This Spring

The library is offering a course this spring for students who would like to know more about research in their chosen major and in general. This .5 credit course meets once a week, on Mondays from 2:30 – 4:30, but if a student is interested and can’t meet a that time it can also be […]

And Yet More on Open Access

… this news just in. The faculty at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas, passed an open access mandate similar to the one passed by Harvard’s Faculty of Arts & Sciences. Trinity is the first liberal arts college to pass such a mandate. The news is so fresh I don’t have anything to link to, […]

More on Open Access

A bill currently in Congress would instruct federal agencies that provide significant funds for research to ensure that the results of that publicly funded research are made public. (That’s a lot of “public” in that last sentence, but hey, there’s a reason for that. It’s a simple equation: public funding of research = public knowledge.) […]

Open Access Week

Happy Open Access Week! What are we celebrating? The gathering momentum of a movement to make research more available by changing the dynamic of how it is produced, presented, and accessed. Basically, scholars write up their research to share it. They submit it to their peers for review through the channels of book and journal […]