Archive for October, 2009

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 […]

Win $1,200!

Applications are now available for the Patricia Lindell Scholarship. The scholarship, established through the generosity of the Gustavus Library Associates, awards a junior or senior student $1,200 to undertake a research project for the Gustavus library. This year’s project focuses on how undergraduates utilize space in academic libraries. During spring semester 2010, the recipient of […]

American Archives Month

October is designated by the Society of American Archivists as “American Archives Month.” The SAA calls this month a time to “celebrate the American record” and raise public awareness about the importance of archives to the preservation of American history and culture. For our part in the celebration, the College Archives is displaying an “Inside […]

Nobel Conference 45

If you’re on campus this year, chances are you’re enjoying the irony of pouring rain on a Nobel Conference concerning water resources. Regardless, this year’s conference promises to be eye-opening. Though water may be an uncertain resource, we certainly have excellent resources related to the conference in our Audio Visual Department in the Library. Please […]

Music Everywhere! -New borrowing policy for CD’s

We have a vast collection of musical compact discs (aka cd’s) in the Music Library. Previously students were unable to borrow them, they needed to be used in the library. Now students have the ability to check out music cd’s for a 7 day loan period. This is exciting and we hope students will take […]