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March 7, 2014
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Getty Photo Library Now Free to Use?

Many on the web are simply stunned by Getty Image’s announcement that they will be making part of its vast photo collection free to all.  You can read about it here in Joshua Benton’s article: Getty Images blows the web’s mind by setting 35 million photos free (with conditions, of course).

Since a large portion of  individuals on the web were already “stealing” the photos, according to British Journal of Photography in this story, “Getty Images has chosen an unconventional strategy. “We’re launching the ability to embed our images freely for non-commercial use online,” Peters explains. In essence, anyone will be able to visit Getty Images’ library of content, select an image and copy an embed HTML code to use that image on their own websites. Getty Images will serve the image in a embedded player – very much like YouTube currently does with its videos — which will include the full copyright information and a link back to the image’s dedicated licensing page on the Getty Images website.”

Go  to http://www.gettyimages.com/Search/Search.aspx   and look for the </> symbol to see which photos are embeddable.

Here is an example of what an embedded photo looks like:

 

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February 24, 2014
by jkremer
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Need Stats? Try Social Explorer

Social Explorer provides access to historical census data and demographic information. It creates maps and reports to help users visually analyze and understand demography and social change throughout history.

  • Provides easy access to current and historical demographic data:
    • Including over 40 billion data elements, 200,000 variables and more than 18,000 interactive maps from 1790 to 2010.
    • The entire US Census from 1790 to 2010. All annual updates from the American Community Survey (from 2005 to 2010).
    • All annual updates from the American Community Survey.
    • InfoGroup data on religious congregations for the United States for 2009, including maps for counties, and special census areas, as well as point maps of the actual congregation locations (to be updated yearly).
    • The Religious Congregations and Membership Study (RCMS) from 1980 to 2000. (To be updated in 2012.)
    • Carbon Emissions Data for 2002 from the Vulcan Project.
  • Creates thematic and interactive maps that make it easy to visually explore all historical and modern US census data across the centuries and even down to street level detail where available.
  • Creates reports at all geographic levels including the state, county, census tract, block group, zip code and census place (where the data exist)
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February 6, 2014
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Faculty Wkshp: Publishing your CES (2/11)

Discovering Places to Publish: Community Engaged Scholarship, Scholarship of Teaching & Learning and MORE (Register for this event)
Location: Library 114
Date: Tuesday, February 11, 2014 
Time: 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Registration Deadline: Friday, February 7, 2014

During this one hour, fast-paced and interactive workshop, we will explore tools that will allow you to select the best journals for your community-engaged research and your Scholarship of teaching and learning. We will highlight community-engagement and teaching scholarship themed journals, journals in your specific discipline that accept and publish manuscripts on these two areas, and additional avenues for sharing your work, such as conferences and professional association publications. This workshop is a collaboration of the DiMenna-Nyselius Library, the Office of Service Learning and the Center for Academic Excellence. Drinks, chips and cookie provided. Feel free to bring your lunch. PLEASE REGISTER AT CAE WEBSITE: http://data.fairfield.edu/academic/cae/register/index.lasso

For more information send an e-mail to servicelearning@fairfield.edu or visit http://data.fairfield.edu/academic/cae/register/index.lasso . 

 

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February 3, 2014
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Key Trends/Challenges in Higher Ed Tech

Read the NMC Horizon Report 2014 Higher Education Edition that explores the technology landscape to identify potential impacts of technology on and use in teaching, learning and creative inquiry within higher education.

Interesting trends include students as creators instead of consumers and the potential of social media to transform education.

You can read the complete report at http://www.nmc.org/publications/2014-horizon-report-higher-ed

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February 3, 2014
by jkremer
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Oral History Controversy at BC

On the Media, a  National Public Radio program centered on media issues, discussed this weekend the challenges and the future of oral history projects for academia.  Their conversation centered on the Belfast Project, an oral history project at Boston College “that aimed to document combatants’ stories in the clashes between the Irish Republican Army and the Irish Loyalist Army in the 1970s through the 1990s. ”

You can hear the On the Media radio interview The Belfast Project  with Anthony McIntyre who recorded many of the interviews for the project.

You can also hear The Future of Oral History Projects, an interview with  Jack Dunn, the Director of the Boston College News and Public Affairs office (respondent comments are listed in text below).

You might also be interested in reading Boston College Magazine’s Winter 2012 article by Thomas Cooper called Oral Arguments.

 

 

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January 27, 2014
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Mobile Scholarship Workshop: How to Use your Tablet (1/30)

SPACES STILL LEFT for Mobile Scholarship: How to use your tablet to keep up on academic reading

Faculty and Staff -
Join us for a one hour workshop Mobile Scholarship: How to use your tablet to keep up on academic reading on Thursday, Jan 30th at 2:00 in Lab 114 on the lower level of the Library.

BrowZine LogoThis workshop will highlight Browzine, a new library resource that allows you to keep up to date on your most important journal content.

We’ll also show you some tools that allow you to store and annotate PDFs on your tablet.  We’ll have some short demonstrations, and plenty of hands on time so BYOT! (Bring Your Own Tablet).

RSVP to JoAnn Garrity

Watch a one minute animated video about the workshop by clicking on this link: http://www.wideo.co/view/1695151389370679496

 

 

All interested students should contact the reference desk for assistance in downloading BrowZine.

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January 21, 2014
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Crucifixion Meditations Exhibit

Trouble seeing slide show?  Click here.

Crucifixion Meditations is a traveling exhibition of drawing prints by John Steczynski (M.F.A. Yale) and Aileen Callahan (M.F.A. Boston University), artists affiliated with the Fine Arts Department of Boston College. Both artists seek to explore the power of sacred art as a vehicle for spiritual prayerful reflection that transcends political perspectives.

This exhibit also features unique religious artifacts courtesy of Gregory Vigliotta Fairfield University Campus Ministry, as well as antique Bibles and liturgical books from the Fairfield University Archives and Special Collections.

This exhibit, located in the lobby and on the main floor of the Library, will run through May 15, 2014.

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January 21, 2014
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Chinese Corner for Learning

Upstairs- Bannow side of Library

Upstairs- Bannow side of Library

Guess how many people live in China? The answer according to the World Factbook is 1,349,585,838 (July 2013 est.). Learn more about China, the most populous country in the world, and its languages by visiting our new Chinese Corner.

The Library has established a Chinese Corner on the upper level of the library to showcase 300 new Chinese oriented books, CDs, DVDs and more published by China Hanban Institute as well as other Chinese publishers, as part of a grant awarded to the Library. These materials focus on Chinese language instruction, history, geography, art, culture, literature, economy and social development.

For more information, contact Asian Studies liaison librarian Yuqing Zhang at yzhang@fairfield.edu.

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January 14, 2014
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Copyright Week

https://www.eff.org/

Starting today and running for 6 days, the Electronic Frontier Foundation is sponsoring Copyright Week.  Each day is devoted to one of six principles of copyright policy and practice.  Go to https://www.eff.org/copyrightweek to learn more.

In addition to the Electronic Frontier Foundation, partners in the Copyright Week program include the American Library Association,  Association of Research Libraries, Creative Commons, Open Knowledge Foundation and many other groups dedicated to the public interest in digital rights.

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January 10, 2014
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New Database–Business Source Elite

We have added Business Source Elite to our collection.  This database contains  popular and scholarly articles on a variety of business topics, including management and economics, accounting, banking, finance, international business, marketing, and sales. It provides access to several key titles, including Harvard Business review, AAA journals, Forbes, and The Wall Street Journal.  You can access this resource from our database page.

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January 9, 2014
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Books to Read before Hit Theaters

The perennial question: What’s better – the book or the movie? See this article on Buzzfeed:

16 Books To Read Before They Hit Theaters This Year.

The Library has 10 of the 16 books:

  1.  Labor Day by  Joyce Maynard. in Stacks Upper Level PS3563 .A9638 L33 2009
  2. Winter’s tale by Mark Helprin in Stacks Upper Level PS3558 .E4775 W5 2005
  3. Divergent by Veronica Roth in Popular Reading Collection Mai PZ7.R7375 Di 2011
  4. The fault in our stars by  John Green Popular Reading Collection Mai PZ7.G8233 Fau 2012
  5. The giver by Lois Lowry in Curriculum Collection Main Lev PZ7 .L9673
  6. The maze runner by James Dashne in Popular Reading Collection Mai PZ7.D2587 Maz 2011
  7. Gone girl : a novel by Gillian Flynn in Popular Reading Collection Mai PS3606.L935 G66 2012
  8. Unbroken : a World War II story of survival, resilience, and redemption by Laura Hillenbrand in Popular Reading Collection Mai D805.J3 Z364 2010
  9. Wild : from lost to found on the Pacific Trail by Cheryl Strayed opular Reading Collection Mai PS3619.T744 Z46 2012
  10. Serena by Ron Rash  – online at Click here to view
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