Monthly Archives: May 2010

OECD Gets a Makeover

SourceOECD is now OECD iLibrary. This is the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s online library for books, papers and statistics and the gateway to OECD’s analysis and data. The latter forms OECD Stat, a large collection of datasets. Try … Continue reading

Construction preparation begins in MSEL on June 1

Beginning June 1, crews will be installing sound partitions in the Eisenhower Library at the south end of each floor. The partitions are being erected to help mitigate noise from the construction that commences this summer on the Brody Learning … Continue reading

Commencement through the Years

The Johns Hopkins University conferred its first degrees in 1878, two years after our founding (four PhDs). The first undergraduate degrees were conferred in 1879 (three BAs). However, until 1884, there were no Commencement exercises, and it was not until 1886 that … Continue reading

Graduating Soon? Check out Hopkins KnowledgeNET™, the Alumni Virtual Library!

Pay your Alumni Association annual membership dues, and you’ll get remote access to Hopkins KnowledgeNET™, the Hopkins Alumni Virtual Library. You’ll have access to some of the library resources you’ve used as a student. Check out all the member benefits at http://alumni.jhu.edu/yourmembership … Continue reading

Library to close at 6 PM on Tuesday, May 25

The Eisenhower Library will close at 6 PM on Tuesday, May 25 for an event. The Library will reopen Wednesday, May 26 at 8 AM.

ZoomText Demo on May 20

ZoomText magnifies text and also reads aloud documents, web sites, and e-mail. This software is available on all public computers in Eisenhower Library. On Thursday, the company’s Vice President of Marketing will be in town to give demos of how ZoomText works and all … Continue reading

Reading Writers/Writers Reading in Baltimore

When you think of a city with a rich literary history, you probably think New York or Chicago, or maybe London or Paris. Oh, and Baltimore. Baltimore? Yes! It turns out that Baltimore has nurtured several generations of writers we couldn’t live without—and … Continue reading

Summer Hours at the Library

As you bid those finals farewell, the library may be the last thing on your mind. But summer presents a great opportunity to check out the non-academic resources you never had time to browse during the semester. Stop by to … Continue reading

New: Ethnographic Video Online

We recently purchased Ethnographic Video Online, which is a large collection of online ethnographic films and documentaries. Currently it contains about 300 videos and will grow to 1,000 videos at its completion. The collection is global in scope, and particularly … Continue reading

Stars of Sci Fi

Two great but very different science fiction authors were born in May: Harlan Ellison and Ursula Le Guin. Ellison, an endlessly creative annoying man who’s on his fifth wife, has written a multitude of novels, short stories, essays, screenplays, criticism, … Continue reading