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Shakespeare and Hamlet Through the Lens of Language: Final Reflection by Caroline West

Going on a college campus tour is a bit like watching a live-action commercial; by the end, it is not hard to feel as though you are being offered a product with the capacity to significantly improve your life. Of … Continue reading

House and Homewood, part II, by Faith Terry

Because I believe the issue of student apathy has been part of our history since the university’s founding, I didn’t think my final project would be complete without discussing the full evolution of student housing and its interaction with student … Continue reading

House and Homewood, part I, by Faith Terry

After beginning my freshman fellowship experience last semester, I found myself with a solid foundation of knowledge regarding student housing. The information I had found during the first half of my project seemed to span a variety of time periods, … Continue reading

JohnCon Has It All

Paintball, magic, tournaments, laser tag, comedy — where can you get all of this at the same event? That would be JohnCon (April 14-16)! JohnCon is the annual convention of JHU’s Science Fiction and Fantasy Association (HopSFA). It’s held in … Continue reading

Hamlet, Vergangenheitsbewältigung, and the Eastern Bloc

Caroline West is an international studies major from Chattanooga, TN. She considers the Special Collections to be the perfect place to engage her various passions, which include history, politics, art, Shakespeare, and language.  Zora Neale Hurston, American novelist, once wrote that … Continue reading

China Data and GIS Workshop

Are you interested in learning about spatial data and spatial analysis? If so, you don’t want to miss this upcoming workshop on China and U.S. data and GIS. Dr. Shuming Bao, director of China Data Center at the University of Michigan, … Continue reading

Celebrate Fair Use Week…with Images!

Fair Use Week takes place this week from Monday, February 20 through Friday, February 24, 2017, and is just what it sounds like—a celebration of Fair Use and a chance to raise awareness about Fair Use. What exactly is Fair … Continue reading

Day in library life: searching for clinical (or non-clinical) case studies

At first blush, it seemed like a very simple, clearly written assignment for a student — go and find a case study related to your search topic…to be used in an oral presentation and a written paper. The first thing … Continue reading

Omeka for Instruction

The following post describes Omeka, a Web-based exhibition software application, and the how it was selected, installed on a local server, and is currently used at Johns Hopkins. Outside of Johns Hopkins these processes may serve as models. Alternatives to … Continue reading

Top 100 papers as measured by Altmetric

Last March I blogged about altmetrics – how many times a journal article is mentioned in social media and news outlets. There are several companies that perform this work, but Altmetric publishes a list of the top 100 articles for … Continue reading