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Meet Summon, our new catalog: The basics

7 years 4 months ago
Hello, there! I’ve come out of my long summer hibernation because there’s a big New Thing you need to know about. This New Thing has been a long time in coming for a lot of reasons, including, well, it’s just been a complicated process getting all the parts working together. If you go to http://library.gallaudet.edu, you’ll see it right away. No, not the new look -- I like it, myself, but
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Guest vlog: The First Twenty Minutes

7 years 5 months ago
With a pant and a wheeze, here's a vlog reviewing The First Twenty Minutes by Gretchen Reynolds! Our guest reviewer is Dr. Gwen Francavillo, a professor in our Physical Education & Recreation program! ( {"video_url": "http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MPO5a-Aqktc"} )
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A few new books

7 years 8 months ago
A number of weird software issues have held my most recent vlog back from completion, which is a shame, because it's a review of one of my sleeper favorites: Childhood's End. Instead, I've placed it on the back-burner until those issues resolve themselves -- how 'bout an update, Apple? -- and decided to do a bunch of quickie reviews of new books. Here goes ... Afrika Reich by Guy Saville An
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Update ... for real.

7 years 9 months ago
I hope everyone enjoyed that April Fool’s post, because now it’s time to bring the pain. Just kidding! Actually, we’re long overdue for new stuff on this thing, which I admit is my fault. First and most immediate, we’d like to announce a trial subscription to EasyBib; it’s an online citation tool similar to RefWorks. And by “citation tool,” we really mean, “thing that does all the work for you
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New announcements

7 years 9 months ago
We’re a month or so away from the end of the Spring semester, but we have some big news, and I just had to share. First, we’ve decided to transition away from the Dewey Decimal System. Most other universities are using the Library of Congress (LOC) classification system, which uses an alphanumeric code that offers more fine-grained categorization. It’s pretty neat. However, we’re not going to
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Vlog review: The Host by Stephenie Meyer

7 years 10 months ago
This blog is back! You can see it's been a while ... things have been busy! Luckily, other staff here at Gallaudet University have volunteered to help out with vlogs! Our first review comes from Sheri Youens-Un, an e-Learning Specialist with Gallaudet Technology Services. ( {"base_state": {"language": "en"}, "video_url": "http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0FuSQfuFdgo"} ) The Host by Stephenie
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New movies and books

8 years 3 months ago
As of October 1st, the 2012 fiscal year is over. Why mention that? Because it means that new orders are essentially on pause for a short time -- except for urgent items for faculty -- until we shake out what our plans are for 2013. I thought I’d offer a bit of an update. All told, we ordered over 1,600 books, e-books, and films. It’s a respectable addition to the collection, I think! So I
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Graphic novel doubleheader

8 years 4 months ago
Daytripper by Fábio Moon and Gabriel Bá The life and times of Martha Washington in the twenty-first century by Frank Miller and Dave Gibbons
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Post-summer wrap-up

8 years 4 months ago
We’re well into the third week of the semester, and everyone seems pretty well-situated. Fortunately, so are we. The long work of the summer is over, and we get to shift our focus to more immediately-pressing matters, which usually involves offering in-depth research help to students, posting electronic readings on Blackboard for faculty, wrapping up the last of our orders for this fiscal year,
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Quick update!

8 years 5 months ago
Two weeks later, we’re back! If you’re a regular reader, I’m going to go ahead and assume that you may also be a regular user of our Web site. The new version has been up and running for a couple of weeks now (and no, the timing is purely coincidental). We figured right now was a good time to put up a survey -- just three questions and a comment area -- and get people’s thoughts. We got one
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Web site update

8 years 5 months ago
Well, this is interesting. It’s been a while. There’s a simple reason for it, which will appear later today or tomorrow when you head to our Web site, library.gallaudet.edu. We’ve pretty well overhauled it. A lot of the content remains more or less the same, but it’s been updated and transferred to LibGuides. More on that in a little while. First, the look of the site is -- we hope, at least
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Back from ALA

8 years 6 months ago
Well, I’m back from California. Have been for over a week, actually! Just jumped right into work and haven’t stopped since. The good news is that I finally finished one of my major projects for the summer, which was basically cleaning out and evaluating most of the 700s in the General Stacks downstairs. That’s mostly performing and fine arts and design, including everything from the philosophy
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