- Mason Libraries’ hours will vary over the Labor Day weekend, August 30 – September 2.
- All Mason Libraries will be closed on Labor Day, Monday, September 2.
Technology Services is installing new WiFi access points throughout Mullen Library this week. Library staff is continuing to work with them to fine-tune the configuration of the new units.
If you encounter troubles please be sure to ask at the information desk for help. If we are unable to help we will pass along all information to the technicians to aid in the proper configuration of the new network. We appreciate your patience and join you in looking forward to a robust, reliable WiFi experience in Mullen Library.
The ruptured water pipe near McMahon Hall has been replaced and water has been restored to the Crough Center, Shahan Hall, and Mullen Library. Water dependent cooling systems in Mullen are being checked and reset. We expect the Library to reopen at 5pm.
In the meantime please visit our other campus libraries, libraries.cua.edu/about/collecs.cfm.
Join us at 3 pm, Friday September 6th, in Post Hall on GW's Mt Vernon Campus!
This talk will explore the ways in which large scale digitization projects have created new access problems while solving old ones; it will also show some underlying similarities between the physical codex and the digital surrogates that we are now creating for printed books: both are "massively addressable objects," simply at a different scale. The plays of Shakespeare are only one place where this convergence can be explored; they will serve as a point of departure in this talk.
Focusing on digital culture, curatorial insights, and library research, Michael Witmore's talk promises to be very entertaining and accessible.
FOLLOWED BY RECEPTION
Dr. Michael Witmore is Director of the Folger Shakespeare Library and author, most recently, of Shakespearean Metaphysics and Landscapes of the Passing Strange: Reflections from Shakespeare (with Rosamond Purcell). He is part of the Mellon funded digital research initiative Visualizing English Print, 1470-1800 and maintains a blog on digital approaches to literary studies at www.winedarksea.org
Free shuttle to Mt Vern: http://transportation.gwu.edu/mount-vernon-shuttle-vern-express