Libraries & Digital Learning

Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut

Jumpstart 2022

Faculty: Please mark your calendars for Jumpstart, Wednesday, August 24, 10am – 2pm in the Raether Center for Educational Technology. This event is designed to help you — and your syllabus — get ready for the fall semester. Join drop-in sessions with librarians and instructional technologists on FAQs like using Moodle, building research assignments, teaching with primary sources, and designing digital projects.

Feel free to join us whenever your schedule allows, or stay for the full session. Light lunch provided.

More details to come!

Class of 2022: Account information after graduation

Dear Class of 2022,

Congratulations, you’ve made it to the final stretch of your senior year! As the academic year nears an end, there are a few things that you should be aware of concerning the services that are provided to you by Library and Information Technology Services. Please read the following information carefully.

Graduating students may use their Trinity e-mail account provided, it is kept active. To keep your account active, you must log on at least once every 120 days. If you do not do this, your account will be deactivated and mailboxes deleted. Once your account has been deactivated, you will not be able to check e-mail, utilize online services, and access transcripts through TCOnline.

Email Address Change:  

An email address alias of firstname.lastname.2022@trincoll.edu has been created for you. We encourage you to list this address now as the means to contact you and to inform anyone you communicate with of your new address. If you have set up an online service or subscription using your firstname.lastname@trincoll.edu address, you must also change this to your new email address or a personal email address. On November 1, 2022, your firstname.lastname@trincoll.edu address will be removed. Please note that your email account remains the same. The only change will be what the “From” field displays when you send an email message. You will still have access to the same mailbox and will log on to your account the same way using your username@trincoll.edu and current password.

As a graduate, you will always have the option of setting up email forwarding to any external email address. If your account becomes deactivated and you would like to forward any future emails to another account and/or access your transcript, refer to the following solutions:

Email Forwarding: 

To request that your Trinity e-mail be forwarded to another account, please contact the Library and Information Technology Desk at helpdesk@trincoll.edu or the Alumni Office at alumni-office@trincoll.edu. This forwarding service will always be available through the Alumni Office, as long as they have your personal e-mail address in their database and will never expire or become deactivated. Please note that the forwarding feature will only forward new messages to one e-mail address per individual.

Transcripts: 

Contact the Registrar’s Office (Request a Transcript)

Office 365 Software: 

When you graduate, your Office 365 subscription through Trinity College will change to an Alumni A1 license. This means that you will only be able to use the WEB versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, and Outlook.

Although you will still have access to your online file storage, One Drive, we recommend that you download/backup all files and documents onto your personal computer or external hard drive before graduation. Files can be re-uploaded on your alumni OneDrive account or by using a free service like Google Drive.

If you currently have Microsoft Office on your personal computer or mobile device through your Trinity College account, your license will no longer be active, and these programs will cease to function. You will only be able to use Office 365 programs online at office365.com. You do have the option of transitioning to an Office 365 personal account for $12.00/year. This will allow you to use the Office 365 programs you have installed on your personal computer or mobile device. This offer is only valid through 6/30/2022. For more information, go to Office 365 for Recent Grads

Zoom: 

Your Zoom Pro license (trincoll.zoom.us) will expire after graduation.

Adobe Creative Cloud:

Graduating students can migrate their assets from their school-assigned Adobe Creative Cloud accounts to new Creative Cloud Free membership accounts by going to Adobe Creative Cloud Asset Migration

Adobe is also offering graduating students a 40% percent discount on Creative Cloud All Apps license (29.99/month) for the first year after graduation. For more information, please go to Creative Cloud for Recent Grads

Trinity Domains or Commons site or Portfolios:

Graduating students with a site on Trinity Domains or a blog on Trinity Commons should export their data to their own service by September 1, 2022. After that point, the site may be deleted. If you need help migration your data, please email edutech@trincoll.edu.

Library Databases, Accounts, and Materials: 

Graduating students will lose access to Library Databases and Library Accounts (Interlibrary Loan and CTW). All library materials should be returned to the Library and Information Technology Desk before graduation.

If you have any questions, please contact the Library and Information Technology Desk at helpdesk@trincoll.edu or give us a call at 860-297-2007.

All the best,

John Lee

Ancestry.com Library edition now available

The Library is pleased to announce that by popular request, we now subscribe to Ancestry Library Edition. This new genealogy research tool provides instant access to a wide range of unique resources for genealogical and historical research. With more than 1.5 billion names in over 4,000 databases, Ancestry Library Edition includes records from the United States Census; military records; court, land and probate records; vital and church records; directories; passenger lists and more. These collections are continuously expanding, with new content added every business day.

Stanford University Press Ebooks Trial

Through January 31, 2022 the library is offering trial access to Stanford University Press ebooks hosted on the De Gruyter platform.  The trial contents can be browsed here and includes books on architecture, arts, economics, cultural studies, geosciences, history, religious studies, law, life sciences, linguistics, literary studies, medicine, philosophy, physics, and social sciences.

Please send feedback on this trial to library.feedback@trincoll.edu

Publishing Beyond Print: A Conversation on the Possibilities of Open Access Books

In celebration of Open Access Week, please join the Library for a panel discussion on Open Access (OA) monographs, a publishing model that can help scholarship find a wider audience.

While OA journals have been widely adopted by the academic publishing system, OA monographs are less common and have only recently found substantial support through initiatives such as Knowledge UnlatchedLever Press, MIT Press Open, and TOME. Book authors Jack Dougherty, Stefanie Chambers, and Alyson Spurgas have each experienced the publication of an Open Access book in different ways. They will discuss how they arrived at Open Access publishing, and how it has been different than print. Katie Bauer, Director of Collections, Discovery, & Access Services, will then lead a discussion around how Library collections budgets can potentially support Open Access monograph publishing.

October 28: 12:15 – 1:15pm Zoom

Watch the recording

Open Access Books to be discussed:

 

Need special resources for a senior thesis? Ask us!

Research graphicWith a generous donation from the Student Government Association the library is now able in some cases to purchase resources that will support junior or senior research projects. Examples of the types of resources we might be able to provide you:

  • research database
  • data set(s)
  • digital archive

Applying for help is simple. Just tell us what your project is and what you need in this form. We’ll do some research and see if it is possible to provide you access. We’ll also need to get sign off from your faculty advisor.

Funds will be limited to be sure to apply early!

 

Navigating the Scholarly Publishing Landscape: A Conversation on developing your research identity and impact

This fall, LITS is hosting a series of Common Hour conversations for faculty on building scholarly identity on the Web. As a faculty author, how do you balance making your work widely available with protecting it? How do you want to present yourself through profiles or social media? What is the best way to feature your publications? 

Please join us for any or all of the following sessions, all virtual: 

November 2, 12:15 – 1:15 Managing Your Online Presence: Shaping Your Scholarly Identity Through Formal and Social Networks 

We will discuss building scholarly profiles, managing different types of author identifiers, and choosing where to build your presence. We will also facilitate a conversation around engaging with social media as an academic. Would social media participation boost your visibility, and if so, which platforms might be relevant for your discipline? What are the downsides? At the end of this hour, you will have learned to better define your identity as a scholar on the Web. 

Register for this workshop. 

November 9, 12:15 – 1:15 Knowing Your Rights and Options as an Author 

What choices do you make as an author and a consumer? In this hour, we will discuss copyright and Intellectual Property,  using an author addendum for contracts, Open Access, and repository options for your work.  

Register for this workshop. 

December 7, 12:15 – 1:15 Collaborating with the Public 

How do you want the public to engage your work? In this session, we’ll talk about different strategies for sharing your work with the public and requesting meaningful feedback or interactions. This may include the creation and use of digital community archives on a project site, citizen science projects,  social media posts that invite public response on your research, hosting “live” conversations on facebook or instagram, etc.  

Register for this workshop. 

Questions? Contact facilitators Amy Harrell or Mary Mahoney.

Textbooks at the Library

In recognition of prodigious textbook costs that can create a barrier to student learning, the library has purchased over forty texts assigned this semester and placed them on permanent physical reserve!  We encourage everyone to review the list below and use any of the available titles.

Thanks to an extremely generous donation made by the Trinity Student Government Association the library was able to purchase all required textbooks costing more than $50.00 to rent or buy from the Trinity bookstore that do not include a unique electronic access code to additional materials and that the library does not already own.  To see if the library already owns a copy of an assigned textbook you can search for the title in our electronic catalog, OneSearch.  Any book located in Trinity Library Course Reserves can be checked out and used in the library for 3 hours at a time.  A replacement fee equivalent to the cost of the textbook will be charged for books checked out and not returned.

If faculty have additional titles they would like the library to make available for print or electronic reserve please let us know as soon as possible!  Library staff are working hard to process course reserve requests as they come in.  Instructions for placing a course reserves and digital media request can be found here.

New Textbooks on Reserve Edition Publication Date
A concise introduction to logic 13th ed. 2018
A writer’s reference 10th ed. 2021
Abnormal psychology 10th ed. 2018
Abstract algebra 3rd ed. 1999
Adolescence 12th ed. 2020
American constitutionalism : powers, rights, and liberties 2015
An economic history of development in sub-Saharan Africa : economic transformations and political changes 2019
Animal physiology 4th ed. 2016
Biochemistry : the molecular basis of life 6th ed. 2016
Campbell biology 12th ed. 2021
Cinéphile : intermediate French language and culture through film 3rd ed. 2018
Corporate finance (Global edition, may not match assigned textbook exactly) 5th ed. 2020
Database system concepts 7th ed. 2020
Differential equations 4th ed. 2010
Economics 11th ed. 2020
Engineering mechanics. 14th ed. 2016
Engineering mechanics. 14th ed. 2016
Essential Soil Science 2013
Film art : an introduction 12th ed. 2020
Foundations of behavioral neuroscience 10th ed. 2020
Introduction to robotics : mechanics and control 4th ed. 2018
Introductory econometrics : a modern approach 7th ed. 2020
Introductory statistics for the behavioral sciences 7th ed. 2012
Judicial process in America 11th ed. 2020
Linear algebra and its applications 5th ed. 2016
Macroeconomics 8th ed. 2021
Microelectronic circuits 7th ed. 2015
Nuovo Espresso 1 : libro dello studente e esercizi : corso di italiano A1 2014
Philosophy of sport : critical readings, crucial issues 2002
Physics for scientists and engineers : a strategic approach with modern physics 4th ed. 2017
Political science research methods 8th ed. 2016
Psychology 13th ed. 2019
Psychopharmacology : drugs, the brain, and behavior 3rd ed. 2019
Public finance and public policy 6th ed. 2019
Soil Sciences Simplified 5th edition 2013
Soils and Geomorphology 3rd Ed 2013
Soils Genesis and Geomorphology 2013
The Oxford history of Western music 2nd ed. 2019
The study of law : a critical thinking approach 5th ed. 2020
Vertebrate life 10th ed. 2019
Voces de Hispanoamérica : antología literaria 5th ed. 2016
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