Seeking Ireland in St. Patrick’s Day

Things fall apart; the center cannot hold; Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world, The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere The ceremony of innocence is drowned; The best lack all conviction, while the worst Are full of passionate intensity. These lines, excerpted from the William Butler Yeats poem The Second Coming, aptly describe my […]


GIS Workshops For Fall

The Sheridan Libraries GIS and Data Services Department is resuming its popular series of workshops, “Getting Acquainted With ArcGIS”! From introductory classes, through design, sharing, data selection, and georeferencing, students learn and share ideas about how to present data in visual form. All classes will be held from 4-5:30 pm on A-level. Our weekly workshops schedule is as […]


ArcGIS Workshops Resume!

The Sheridan Libraries GIS and Data Services Department is resuming its popular series of workshops, “Getting Acquainted With ArcGIS.” We welcome all to attend: the curious, the besieged, the beset, frequent GIS users, and novices, too! The workshops are being held on Tuesdays from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. in on A Level of MSE Library. The […]


Baltimore Development Plans

Every large city, in looking to make decisions regarding building, zoning, transportation, park facilities, and economic renewal areas, spends a lot of time and money in developing plans for the possible future. The anticipated future sometimes does not happen the way it is foreseen: changes in financing (and general economic conditions), urban needs, population distribution, […]


Happy 20th, Otakon!

Are you a fan of anime or manga? Do you know who Solid Snake is, and why he opposes FOXHOUND? Have you participated in Cosplay? Or even Larping? If these terms are familiar to you, you may well be a fan of the annual Otakon Convention, held at Baltimore’s Convention Center since 1999. This gathering […]


Baltimore From Above, c. 1937-38

A happy conjunction of a US government crop acreage analysis in the 1930s and Baltimore’s City’s uncommon physical incorporation (surrounded by, but not part of, Baltimore County) has provided The Sheridan Libraries with a useful set of aerial map images to download, incorporate into geospatial information programs, or use to compare geographical features over time. […]


What’s New On A Level

If you’ve been curious about the sounds of bookshelves being hung, at the sight of carts of books shifted from points A to B, and at the appearance of things in flux lately on A Level, we have an explanation for you. Changes are happening to our physical layout at the south end of that […]


A Sense of Places

Most of us are aware that an atlas is “a bound collection of maps often including illustrations, informative tables, or textual matter,” as Merriam-Webster defines it. You’ve probably consulted an atlas before, those showing political boundaries, topographic features, and major towns and cities. But there is quite an array of atlases that illuminate specific and specialized data, […]


JScholarship: Not Your Usual Database

From the Sheridan Libraries’ home page, there is a drop-down menu of the databases available to the Hopkins community. That is where you’ll find JScholarship, a digital repository of research conducted at Johns Hopkins. The mission of JScholarship is “to gather, distribute, and preserve digital materials related to the Johns Hopkins research and instructional mission.” […]


Geographic Information Systems Day!

Join us in Discovering the World of GIS, our theme for this year’s Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Day, Wednesday, November 14, from 12-6pm. On A-Level of the Eisenhower Library we’ll be showcasing the mapping and data manipulation tool that changed the way we visualize and think about plant Earth. 2012 GIS Day library events include: Where […]