Monthly Archives: June 2011

Harriman campus library: 1st floor reopens Tuesday, July 12

The first floor of the Harriman campus library will reopen on Tuesday, July 12. The ceiling work is nearly completed in the main public areas. A few areas for ceiling replacement in the back hallway and restrooms remain. Once the … Continue reading

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New Portal Pages for Biography in Context

Biography in Context has added 52 new people pages, including contemporary world leaders, American first ladies, Nobel Prize winners, filmmakers, and more. Check out: Mahmoud Abbas, Laura Bush, Hu Jintao, Hamid Karzai, Lee Myung-bak, Benjamin Netanyahu, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Nancy … Continue reading

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Major Project to digitize up to 40 million pages from 1700-1870, from the French Revolution to the end of slavery

The British Library and Google announced on June 20, 2011 a partnership to digitize 250,000 out-of-copyright books from the Library’s collections. This move opens access to one of the greatest collections of books in the world. The British Library selected … Continue reading

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Harriman campus library ceiling: First floor closed until at least July 5

Good news/bad news. Good news: We are seeing real progress on the Harriman campus library ceiling project. What a difference a few days make. People who know me know that I can get really excited about the little things. Today’s … Continue reading

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Harriman campus library ceiling: Progress ain’t pretty

I’ve been away from my office for a few days, but I couldn’t help stopping by to take a few pictures on my way home from Nashville on Friday afternoon. Things looked pretty crazy, but I am encouraged to remind … Continue reading

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Harriman campus library: Ready to Renovate!

The Harriman campus library is pretty much ready for Monday’s 1st floor ceiling tear out. Based on last year’s experience with the 2nd floor ceiling, we are expecting lots of dust. This time we are ready. It is feeling a … Continue reading

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Harriman campus library: 1st floor closed starting Monday, June 13

The Harriman campus library is getting a new ceiling and lighting to replace our 30 year old ceiling. Renovations will begin on Monday, June 13 and will continue until at least Monday, June 27. During this time, the first floor … Continue reading

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