Month: February 2011

More Online Music

Over 7,500 new online music titles have just been added to our Library catalog representing the content from three of our Alexander Street Press databases: American Song, Contemporary World Music, and Smithsonian Global Song.

These recordings represent long list of record labels, with albums ranging from Buddy Holly’s Greatest Hits (;693845 ) in American Song, to “Tango Argentino” (;388910 ) in Contemporary World Music, to Woody Guthrie’s “The Asch Recordings” (;73631 ) in Smithsonian Global Song.

With the addition of these records, you can now use the Library catalog when you you are looking for a particular performer and get results including both CD’s in our Media Center and most of our online sources.  Note that for more sophisticated searches for recordings representing particular regions or instruments, you will still be best off going directly into each database and using the search options and filters provided by Alexander Street Press.

U.S. Documents Spotlight

In recognition of our library’s efforts to make our U.S. Documents collection more accessible to our students and general public, we have been privileged to be listed as February’s “spotlighted” depository by the Federal Depository Library Program.  See .  The positive comments we received following a government inspection of our collection and services last fall noted:


  • Our equipment to allow free scanning of print and microform material.
  • Our large-scale retention review of our sizable historic collection.
  • A thorough evaluation of what we choose to receive in print format.
  • The integration of U.S. Documents materials into our regular services.
  • The preservation of older material in Special Collections.
  • Collaborative work with other U.S. depository libraries in Connecticut.
  • And a notable level of collaboration among our library staff.


Watkinson Open House (Friday, 2/11, 10am – 2pm)

Logo.jpgCome to the Watkinson Library this Friday from 10-2 to look at some of the great items we’ve acquired this year, grab a cup of cider and a few cookies, and learn about the cool old printing press we are renovating!  Rick Ring (head curator) will be on hand to discuss these and other initiatives and programs we are looking forward to in the spring and fall.  Don’t miss it!!

JSTOR Arts & Sciences IX collection now available.

The latest new collection from JSTOR is now available.  This is a work in progress scheduled for completion in 2012.  Details may be found here:

Online resources for Black History Month

During February, the Connecticut Digital Library ( is showcasing relevant online resources at the following link:

Access is available to everyone with a valid CT library card. 

New U.S. Documents location

Every year, the Library receives several hundred Congressional hearings from the U.S. Government as part of our involvement in the Federal Depository Library Program.  To make them easier to find, new receipts will now be getting shelved in the Main Collection on Level 2 with other U.S. law materials under call letters KF.  Older U.S. Documents will remain on Level C.  Just note the collection and call numbers in the catalog and you will be directed to the correct location.

ARTstor Mobile is here!

ARTstor images now available via Safari browser on iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch to registered ARTstor users.  Try Flashcard View to test yourself by viewing image, then flipping to display info.  From your mobile device go to