The Watkinson is hosting Dr. Eric Johnson, Curator of Early Books & Manuscripts at the Ohio State University, for two fascinating campus events that students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to attend.
On Tuesday, March 11, 4:30-6:30 pm in the Joslin Family 1823 Room:
Dr. Johnson will discuss the notions of “value” or “worth” that underlie our understanding and appreciation of medieval manuscripts by examining the life of the Hornby-Cockerell Bible (OSU MS.MR14). An example of a rare “proto-Paris” Bible likely produced in a Parisian workshop sometime in the early 1220s, this Bible survived intact until 1981 when it was sold at auction and promptly broken by its purchasers to be sold off leaf-by-leaf. Johnson is purchasing those leaves as they come back on the market and re-assembling them at Ohio State. He will discuss the manuscript’s original value as an objet d’art, its destruction and “re-packaging” into 440 constituent units of sale, and the slow, methodical process of reconstructing it at The Ohio State University.
On Wednesday, March 12, at 4:15 pm in the Watkinson:
Dr. Johnson will run a hands-on workshop for non-specialists on how medieval manuscripts were made, used, and considered in their time. This will be a fun, forensic examination of items from the Watkinson and the Ohio State University libraries — no special knowledge necessary!
For the workshop, please RSVP to email@example.com by noon on Wednesday March 12.
Due to vendor website maintenance, the following databases may be unavailable this weekend for up to 16 hours beginning Saturday, March 1 at 11AM ET:
First-Year Students are invited to submit their work for publication in The First-Year Papers, a selection of top-quality pieces drawn from First-Year Seminars and Gateway Programs (Cities, Guided Studies, InterArts, ISP and the Genome Research Project). The deadline is February 28, 2014.
These works are currently published online in our Digital Repository, with full issues of The First-Year Papers from 2010 to 2013 available as PDFs. We invite you to explore this collection of academic excellence from the first-year students at Trinity! http://digitalrepository.trincoll.edu/fypapers/
Students can upload their submissions for consideration through the portal (http://my.trincoll.edu) by clicking on “FYP Submissions” or by going directly to http://www.trincoll.edu/fypsubmissions. (Note: a maximum of 2 pieces of work may be submitted per student and we can only accept work produced for a first-year seminar or Gateway course.)
Questions may be directed to Dania Field, Assistant Director, First-Year Program.
The Library now subscribes to Web of Science, the best known database for cited reference searching. It includes Science Citation Index, Social Sciences Citation Index, and Arts & Humanities Citation Index. The library has just purchased the complete backfiles, so dates of coverage are from 1900-present (SCI, SSCI) and 1975-present (A&HCI). In addition, our subscription to BIOSIS now runs on this platform.
Credits: Thomson Corporation. Cited Reference Searching: An Introduction. The Thomson Corporation, 2004. Web. 6 February 2014.
Check out our Leisure Reading shelf on Level 2 in the Grand Reading Room, and see this guide for more tips on how to find fun reading in the library. From Game of Thrones to graphic novels, we have a variety of fiction, memoir, and non-fiction to enjoy!
Leisure Reading Books can be checked out for two weeks at a time, with one renewal.
We’re adding to the Leisure Reading shelf, so send your suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org with the Subject “Leisure Reading” — or write on the whiteboard on Level A of the Library!
The Library has a number of accessories on reserve to support your mobile devices. We have chargers for iPhones, Android phones, and iPads. We also have external DVD and CD drives that you can hook up to your laptop or tablet. Stop by the Circulation Desk on Level A and check one out today.
Do you want to be great at researching information for your courses? If your answer is yes, then you should take this course.
Information is everywhere. But, let’s face it – it’s not always easy to find the exact information you need, when you need it.
Sign up for this Spring 2014 course and learn the tools and concepts to become an expert researcher!
- Fridays, 1:15-2:30 pm
- ½ credit course
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Contact Erin Valentino (email@example.com) in the Library for more information!
Read about the latest programs and activities at Trinity College Library, now available online via the Digital Repository! http://digitalrepository.trincoll.edu/libnews/21/
Check out this interactive Library Study Spaces Guide. We have a variety of spaces, suited to everything from silent study to social interaction. Find the space that works for you!