UMass Boston Librarians Presenting at ACRL/NEC 2015 Conference

ACRL NEC logoThe ACRL/NEC Annual Conference is on Friday, May 8, 2015 at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA. The theme of the conference is “Spacing Out with the Library: An Exploration of Collaboration Across the Physical, Virtual and those Places in Between”.

The conference description notes “as the academic library evolves, it is wherever students and faculty are conducting research and learning, and within physical and virtual spaces intentionally designed to encourage scholarship, collaboration and production. Librarians and our colleagues across our campuses and beyond are actively engaged in building and assessing the most useful discovery services, the most valuable collections, the most cost-effective learning resources, the most effective collaborative spaces … for the best education and research. What does it take to expand “the library” beyond its traditional physical space? With whom are we working to expand our services?”  Continue reading UMass Boston Librarians Presenting at ACRL/NEC 2015 Conference

The Horizon Reports

For the past 13 years, the New Media Consortium (NMC) has been monitoring emerging technology trends in education and libraries.  Image and link to 2015 Higher Ed ReportPartnering with EDUCAUSE, the NMC Horizon Report: 2015 Higher Education Edition identifies trends, challenges, and important developments higher education institutions face.  The Report synthesizes discussion of a 56 member panel of experts. Continue reading The Horizon Reports

Try the Digital National Security Archive (through July 30)

Digital National Security Archive unlocks a trove of important declassified U.S. government documents, providing vital primary sourceDNSA material to advance research in twentieth and twenty-first century history, politics, and international relations. The digitized documents are made available in over 40 topic-based collections, with two new collections added each year.  The curation of each collection is overseen by Continue reading Try the Digital National Security Archive (through July 30)

Try Loeb Classical Library (until April 30)

Periodically the library makes information resources available for a trial period in order to assess the resource with students and faculty.  

The Loeb Classical Library was founded in 1911 by James Loeb making the work of classical authors accessible in high-quality editions to as many readers as possible.  Read Greek and Latin texts alongside English translations. The digital Loeb Classical Library now extends its founding mission with an interconnected, fully searchable, perpetually growing virtual library of all that is important in Greek and Latin literature.
Key features include:

  • Inclusion of every Loeb volume in print
  • Regular uploading of new and revised volumes
  • Single- and dual-language reading modes
  • Bookmarking and Annotation features
  • Tools for sharing Bookmarks and Annotations
  • Greek keyboard
  • User account and My Loeb content saved in perpetuity
  • Intuitive Search and Browse
    Screen shot of Loeb Interface

The Loeb Classical Library is available on a trial basis until April 30, 2015.  Let us know what you think about this resource!

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