• Archives,  History,  Library News,  Web Resources

    New Archives Online Exhibit: Archival Gems

    A new online exhibit is available on the Ohrstrom Library Digital Archives digital image website called Archival Gems: The Gem Tintype Albums of St. Paul’s School. This exhibit features fifteen images from the St. Paul’s School Archives collection taken from the two gem tintype photograph albums shown in the image above. Gem tintypes are tiny photographic images about the size of a postage stamp created using a specialized camera with multiple lenses. These albums date from the late 1860s and represent some of the earliest photographs of students in the archives collection. Learn more about this interesting early photographic process through these detailed student portraits by clicking HERE.

  • General Works,  History,  Humanities,  Research,  Social Sciences,  Web Resources

    New Free eCollection: Public Radio and TV

    The Library of Congress and WGBH (Boston) have launched their American Archive of Public Broadcasting site.   What is it? From the About page: “The Library of Congress and WGBH in Boston have embarked on a project to preserve for posterity the most significant public television and radio programs of the past 60 years: The American Archive of Public Broadcasting.”   What is IN it? Currently, about 72,000 digitized public radio and public television broadcasts. From their Searching the AAPB Website page: “The AAPB website consists of nearly 2.5 million metadata records, 72,000 of which describe video and audio content that has been digitized by the AAPB.”   Can I get…

  • Databases,  General Works,  Geography,  History,  Humanities,  Research,  Web Resources

    WWI Elective

      Looking for content to support the Treaty of Versailles cosplay? A few recommendations, first, some eCollections purchased by the library: For international primary sources the First World War digital archive. For biographical research, the Biography Database  : Over 435,000 biographies compiled from a variety of reference texts. For newspaper research from the time period: Illustrated London News, London Times, U.S. Newspapers 1851 -2004. Free on the web:  This German-based (with 50 international contributors) WWI database just launched last month (it got some good reviews in the library media): http://www.1914-1918-online.net/ Europe’s digital library (digitized content from Europe’s libraries, museums and archives) : http://www.europeana.eu/ Includes a WWI specific portal this past Spring (includes contributed content from DPLA, below): http://www.europeana1914-1918.eu/en…

  • Databases,  History,  Humanities,  Web Resources

    Dear Hum. V,

    Great to see so many of you this week! Good luck on your atomic bomb research and resultant conference. As we discussed in class, the Biography Database is going to be a powerhouse of content as will the Ebsco Academic eBook Collection. Accidentally pick Ralph Bard or Stafford Warren?  It’s okay (& your faculty know these two are a bit harder to research than the other choices)!  Do mine Proquest, ebrary, and the Ebsco Academic eBook Collection for contemporary content regarding these individuals. All the best in your research, and do be in touch with any questions, Ms. Sanborn (lsanborn at sps dot edu).  

  • Databases,  General Works,  Library News,  Web Resources

    Image Quest: 3 Million Images

    The Library is very pleased to share its recent purchase of the Britannica Image Quest: What is it? An image database of over 3 million images, all rights cleared for educational use. What does that mean, “rights cleared for educational use?” These images can be used comfortably within our educational setting.  For example, this means that students can use these images in classroom projects and presentations, similarly, faculty can use them in lectures, meetings and student handouts. These images still need to be cited!  To facilitate this process each individual Image Quest image page provides a handy citation to the bottom right of the image as illustrated below: Using images…