Archive for October, 2012

Happy Halloween 2012

The library student organization is hosting a costume contest which ends today! Stop by with your costume, allow us to take a picture, and win something cool! Enjoy beautiful fall day and read up on the history of Halloween!

Open Access Books

Most of the efforts to make research open access has focused on journal articles, but there are a number of interesting efforts afoot to make scholarly books free to all, too. Here are some links. Digital Culture Books from the University of Michigan publishes intriguing books about aspects of our digital culture. OAPEN is a European […]

Introducing our Institutional Repository

The College and Lutheran Church Archives staff have been busy, not just organizing and preserving our history, but making much of it digitally available. You’ll find all kinds of things online – from historic photos to civil war-era letters to posters from World War I to photos submitted for the annual Center for International and […]

Archives Open House and Free Tour

October is American Archives Month so visit the College and Lutheran Church Archives and take a tour. Tours will feature historical Gustavus treasures and awesome artifacts not usually on public display. Find out what the archives is all about and what it has to offer you.  The archives is located on the library’s top floor, directly above […]

New Faculty Anthology

In honor of Open Access Week, we have published an open access anthology of faculty insights into their teaching, their scholarship, the ways they serve the community, and how their work aligns with the mission of the college. Fifteen faculty members generously volunteered to make statements they originally wrote for tenure and promotion public. We […]

Open Access Week

Happy Open Access Week! We’re celebrating the movement to make more knowledge free to all. Philosopher and activist Peter Suber (who has recently written a book on the topic) has defined open access as literature that is “digital, online, free of charge, and free of most copyright and licensing restrictions.” He has written a very brief […]

It’s in the Ether

We enjoyed various chemistry-related chalk messages on campus sidewalks this morning, including this one: But we also approve this message, and wish everyone a happy chemistry week, with or without lithium (Li), bromine (Br), argon (Ar) or ytrrium (Y).

Library Hours for Reading Days

Friday, Oct. 19:  8:00 am – 4:45 pm; Saturday, Oct. 20:  10:00 am – 5:00 pm; Sunday, Oct. 21: Noon-6:00 pm; Monday, Oct. 22:  8:00 am – 4:45 pm; Tuesday, Oct. 23:  8:00 am – 1:00 am. 

Jussi Björling Albums Digitized

Swedish opera singerJussi Björling (1911-1960) was one of the most beloved tenors of the twentieth century. He made his Metropolitan Opera debut in 1938 and went on to become one of the principal singers there during the 1940s and 1950s. He sang many major tenor roles in operas in the French and Italian repertoire, including […]

Scandinavian Women of Mystery – Today

We are delighted to host two public events on Monday, October 8th,  focused on the contributions women writers have made to Scandinavian crime fiction. At 4:00 pm in Confer 127, Dr. Kerstin Bergman of Lund University will present a lecture, “The Women Strike Back: The Rise of Women Crime Writers in Sweden, 1997-2012.” Bergman is […]