JSTOR Resources during COVID-19

JSTOR continues to provide Trinity College free access to expanded content through June 30th, 2021.
Based on high usage statistics and low cost, the Library is pleased to announce that we will add the following collections after July 1st:
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Trinity Library Now Part of JStor’s new Open Community Collections!

Trinity Library is excited to  partner with JStor and a select few institutions in an  initiative for sharing local digitized collections. The new JStor Open Community Collections platform now hosts a growing number of Trinity College digitized image and text collections sourced from Trinity College Archives and Libraries.  Totaling over 20,000 items and spanning more […]

Interlibrary Loan COVID-19 Initiative

In April 2020, the ILL staff opted to join an emergency COVID-19 initiative that our resource sharing partner, Rapid ILL, had set up. This initiative was to help support libraries across the world that may not have the same funding or access to resources as we do. Collectively, this helped to support the resource sharing…

People Behind the Poetry: American Poets’ Martha Linsley Spencer and Edwin Arlington Robinson Reveal Their Prosaic Lives

By Jessica Sullivan (Simmons University, Intern at the Watkinson Library, Fall 2020). Preserved among the numerous manuscript collections at the Watkinson Library, the Martha Linsley Spencer papers and Edwin Arlington Robinson papers offer a personal look into the lives of two 20th century American poets. Both sets of papers contain correspondence, proofs, and newspaper clippings …

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Interlibrary Loan COVID-19 Initiative

In April 2020, the ILL staff opted to join an emergency COVID-19 initiative that our resource sharing partner, Rapid ILL, had set up. This initiative was to help support libraries across the world that may not have the same funding or access to resources as we do. Collectively, this helped to support the resource sharing […]

Live Transcripts in Zoom Meetings

Today, Zoom released a new accessibility feature for all Education users: The ability to have live transcriptions / subtitles during a meeting. We have enabled this a default, so anyone with a Trinity College-provided Zoom account can have subtitles in any meeting. There are a few actions you need to take: Update your version of the app (should be on 5.5 or later) Every time you start a meeting where subtitles/transcripts might be useful, you’ll need to start them. To do so, click on the Live Transcripts button: Then click “Enable Auto-Transcription”: That’s it! Everyone in your meeting (who has a current Zoom client) should have access to the subtitles/transcripts. (To be clear: Only the host of a meeting can decide whether captions are an option, but if they *are*, then everyone in the meeting has the ability to show/hide them.) Of course, not everyone will want to view the subtitles constantly. To adjust both whether they are displayed and other related settings (e.g., caption size), click the little carat to the right of the Live Transcript button: While machine-generated live captions are not a full accommodation for students or colleagues who might need one, they nonetheless are a useful accessibility tool.

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NEW ACQUISITION: From the ANNALS of Trinity College and SLAVERY

JOHN BAPTISTA ASHE (class of 1830) was one of “quite a few North Carolinians [who] attended Trinity—in that generation”1 The senior class of undergraduates at Washington (now Trinity) College in 1829-1830 included four North Carolinians, one of whom was John Baptista Ashe, later a lawyer and a member of the United States Congress representing the …

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WITT 2021

WITT 2021
Winter Institute on Teaching and Technology
You are invited to attend our two virtual sessions for this year’s WITT event. Please pre-register using the links below, but you will also be able to register the day of the event. This even…