Unburied Treasure: Discovering ARTstor Collections

While on an expedition through the ARTstor Digital Library’s more than 1.9 million arts and humanities related images, you might use ARTstor’s robust search and filtering functionality to hunt for specific images or works of art. Alternatively, you might choose to set your course for the many phenomenal collections housed in ARTstor from institutions around […]


Twine 2.0: Not just for storytelling

Guest blogger: Macie Hall, from the CER‘s Innovative Instructor. For the past several years, I’ve been interested in storytelling as a means of improving student communication skills in any media. When I talk to students about communication skills, we discuss the importance of knowing your audience and of thinking about one’s research or project a being an opportunity […]


Catalyst Lifehacks

Now that you’re back and shaking the dust off of your research brain, let’s look at some handy Catalyst features that might get overlooked when you’re otherwise laser-focused on cranking out a paper. The first thing to know is that Catalyst and citation management are besties. When you look at the full display of an […]


Privacy Rights: What We Click Away

Recently I had to give up my personal Facebook archive. It’s a long and boring story, but something I never expected to be asked to do and it felt wrong…maybe a tiny bit icky. It got me thinking more about privacy and the places we store information online. While you might not realize it, librarians […]


New Collaboration Tool

The BLC now has group study rooms with ClickShare Technology. ClickShare is a very easy way of displaying your laptop screen to the projector. No hassling with webpages or connecting to a different networks. Just simply plug in the ClickShare USB Dongle and run the Windows or Mac Application. Then push the button to display. The […]


What the {em#&quo}?

Ever since the dawn of the Internet, computers have had a hard time dealing with words with diacritics, or accents. Even today, you may see text online with odd characters like # or {} or &em or ?@ in the space where an accented letter should appear. Catalogs, indexes, programs of all kinds, handle accents in […]


New Service for Archiving Research Data

Johns Hopkins Data Management Services provides archiving services for the Johns Hopkins research community through the JHU Data Archive. These services give researchers the opportunity to share their data outside of original collaborations and beyond the life of a research project. Beginning July 1st DMS offers a new service for archiving JHU researcher data collections. The new […]


Let’s Play Video Games

Hey, JHU students on Homewood campus! Why don’t you play some video games? WHERE THEY ARE Digital Media Center (DMC) – Room 226 of the Mattin Center’s Offit Building, which is the building across from the back of Whitehead Hall WHAT THEY HAVE For the list of gaming systems, click on Game Systems (on the […]


E-books for YOU

October has turned out to be “E-book Month” here at the library. We have 1 million e-books (truly!), and you can read all of them. How? Come to these events and we’ll show you. E-BOOKS FOR YOU Tuesday, October 8, 2-5PM Room 4040 on Brody B Level Demonstrations on what to do when your results lists includes […]