Category Archives: Library Hardware and Software

Includes info about public computers, printers, software, scanners, etc.

No Desktops in the Library?

I just read an interesting blog post about the future of desktop computers in libraries. Will mobile computing devices and improvements in collaboration tools (think TeamSpot) decrease the need for desktop computers in the academic library? In the early 1990′s … Continue reading

Languages; We Have Lots of Languages

Guess how many languages the library has books written in. Just guess. Three-hundred and forty-six (346)!! Here is the list of all of them – it’s fascinating! Here are the 25 languages in which we have the most items: English 2,867,279 … Continue reading

Anatomy of an Hours Page

You may have noticed a recently re-designed way to find out when things are open for business around these parts. Simple things don’t come easy, so let’s take a peek into what makes a page. Background Our original little hours … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

Summer in the Library

I’m always amused by my grad students who ask me each May – what are you doing this summer? Working of course! You may be lighting out for the territory - heading home, off to Europe, Asia, or Latin America, or … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

New Resource Alert: Humanities folks take note!

The Sheridan Libraries recently purchased a new online resource, that will be of immense value to humanities scholarship, maybe even scholarship in general. I’m talking about the Cambridge Companions Online, a collection of nearly 500 online books in literature, religion, … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading