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Announcing Trinity Collection on JSTOR

Hartford Collection page in JSTOR

Hartford Collection, part of the Trinity Collection on JSTOR.

 

 

 

 

 

JSTOR has embarked on an ambitious project to link digitized academic collections to their journal and book searches. As part of this project Trinity has added more than 14,000 images to JSTOR’s Trinity Collection, with more texts to follow soon.  Collections include

Books of Hours: 100 images of Renaissance manuscripts.

Hartford Collection: 1500 images of people and places in Hartford.

Trinidad Carnival: 400 images from Trinity in Trinidad Global Learning Site, c. 1998.

Expiring Streaming Films

Trinity Swank videos

Recently added videos to the Trinity Swank collection

Many classes use library streaming video resources, and we expect this fall will be no different. Films from Kanopy and Swank are on one-year licenses with expiration dates throughout the year. If you’ve used a film in the past, or even checked it recently, it might expire before the class starts.  Records in OneSearch list expiration dates and you may look there or ask us to check for you.

The films below have recently expired or will expire soon. The number of times the film was viewed last year is also indicated. Please check and let us know if there is a film you need to use in the fall so that we can renew the license.

Title Views Provider
A Better Life (2011) 16 Swank
A Bridge Too Far (1977) 32 Swank
Chinatown (1974) 8 Swank
Coming of Age in Aging America – Exploring the Social Impacts of an Aging Population 0 Kanopy
Complaints of a Dutiful Daughter – The Academy Award nominated Doc on Alzheimers 2 Kanopy
Holy Motors (2012) 17 Swank
La Haine (1995) 19 Swank
Monster in the Mind – Investigating the Untruths of Alzheimer’s (playlist) 2 Kanopy
Post Truth Times: We The Media – Navigating Information in a Post-Truth Media Landscape 1 Kanopy
Rocky IV (1985) 26 Swank
Still Doing It 5 Kanopy
The Big Sleep (1946) 12 Swank
The Little Mermaid (1989) 12 Swank
The Manchurian Candidate (1962) 143 Swank

Why Don’t We Live Forever?

0 Kanopy

The films below expired earlier this summer.

Video Title  Provider
Bed and Board  Kanopy
Scottsboro  Kanopy
Scanners  Kanopy
Kedi  Kanopy
People Like Us  Kanopy
A Man Escaped  Kanopy
Killing Us Softly  Kanopy
Donovan’s Reef  Swank
Eye in the Sky  Swank
Margin Call  Swank
Rio Bravo  Swank
The Big Red One  Swank
The Truman Show  Swank

Blind Date with a Book

Book wrapped in brown paper, red heart decoration

Have a blind date with a book.

Winter blues got you down? Why not try a one night stand with a book? Staff and students working in Information Services have recommended some of their favorite reads for you! The catch is you have to take a bit of a leap of faith and try something new–our books are wrapped up so you won’t know the title and this will be a blind date. But as always at the library, the book is free to you, so you have literally nothing to lose.  And unlike a person blind date, you won’t need to plan an exit strategy.

The books are available now in the library atrium. Join us Friday February 7, 2020, 1 to 3pm in the atrium of LITC for cupcakes and candy to celebrate having a Blind Date with a Book!

Campus-wide Newspaper Subscriptions

The library has set up campus-wide subscriptions to ​The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and the Washington Post, which are available to all current faculty, staff, and students.

  • The New York Times: After registration, users may log in from anywhere or use the app.  Users who already have an account with a Trinity e-mail don’t need to register again.  Faculty & staff must re-register every year.  Please check the Library A-Z entry for more details. Sign up online​.
  • The Wall Street Journal: Individuals must create a personal account while on the network. Once an account is set up, access is via login/password from anywhere, including the mobile WSJ app. Content from the last four years is available on a rolling basis. Sign up online​.
  • Washington Post: No registration required.

Trinidad Carnival Images from Trinity’s Trinidad Global Learning Program!

Photo by Jeffrey Chock for Trinity in Trinidad Global Learning Site

Nearly 400 photographic slides of Trinidad Carnival dating from about 1998 were produced in association with the Trinity College in Trinidad Global Learning Site.  These have been digitized and published online by our Digital Collections and Services staff and are publicly available to view as the Trinidad Carnival Images collection in our licensed Artstor image repository.  The images document Carnival activities, participants, and many traditional characters and costumes.   https://library.artstor.org/#/collection/10003682. Continue reading

Take a break, read a good book!

There isn’t much better on a chilly autumn day than curling up under a blanket with a good book.  If you’re looking for the right book to do just that, the library has you covered!  Along with the myriad of classic works that can be found in the main collection the library has a dedicated collection of over 1300 popular fiction novels, young adult novels, popular nonfiction books, and graphic novels in the Leisure Reading and Graphic Novels collections.

Can’t find the book you want?  Let us know and we will do our best to add it to the collection!  You can leave requests for new purchases on the suggestion whiteboard located next to the Leisure Reading collection or send requests directly to Kim Rinaldo (leisure reading) or Rob Walsh (graphic novels).

Here are just a few of the new books added to these collections this year:

  • The Cabin at the End of the World, Paul Tremblay (2018 Bram Stoker Award Winner)
  • The Calculating Stars, Mary Robinette Kowal (2019 Hugo Award Winner)
  • Celestial Bodies, Jokha Alharthi (2019 Man Booker Prize Winner)
  • Good Omens, Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett (Student Request)
  • Neuromancer, William Gibson (Student Request)
  • The Overstory, Richard Powers (2019 Pulitzer Prize Winner)
  • Sailor Moon Vol. 1-3, Naoko Takeuchi (Student Request)
  • So B. It, Sarah Weeks (Student Request)
  • Skyward, Brandon Sanderson (Student Request)
  • Spiderman Noir, David Hine (Student Request)
  • Umbrella Academy Vol. 1, Gerard Way (Student Request)

New this year to the library is the Wellness Collection.  Books in this collection address wellness topics relevant to young adults in general and college students in particular, such as healthy eating, self-love, fitness, social skills, and managing stress.  Feel free to request new purchases for the wellness collection too, either by writing your request on the suggestion whiteboard or sending it to Kim Rinaldo.

These collections can be found on Level A near the Watkinson Library entrance.  Books from these collections are also often featured on the displays near the library’s front desk.  October’s display theme is horror, so if you’re a fan of scary stories be sure to check it out!  You can also see a sample of the books in these three collections at the Mather Hall pop up libraries.  These pop up libraries run from noon to 1:30 on October 23, November, 6, November 20, and December 11 and can be found at a table in the front entrance of Mather Hall.

“Commencement Book” now available for view in Digital Repository

It is sometimes called Bishop Brownell’s Book, or the Commencement Book. Peter Knapp in his Trinity College in the Twentieth Century simply calls it, “The Book.”

Not to be confused with the Matriculation Book, “‘The Book’ is a small, early-19th century record book that all recipients of Trinity degrees touch during Commencement ceremonies,” Knapp states.  The Book remains unnamed due in part to its contents: its pages contain details of the Commencement exercises and degrees, prayers for graduates in Latin, and include signatures from more recent Trinity College presidential inaugurations. It is a curious and important piece of Trinity history, originating from a legendary mix-up during the first Commencement ceremony in 1827. College President Thomas Church Brownell intended for students to place their hands on a Bible during commencement exercises, but either couldn’t find one or realized he didn’t bring it with him to the ceremony, and so he used his personal record book instead.

“By chance, the Book became one of the college’s oldest traditions,” Peter Knapp writes. “The Book’s use at Commencement appears to have been inconsistent in the years following the Bishop’s Presidency, but it can be said with certainty that all Trinity graduates have touched it” since the 1946-47 academic year.

Thanks to the efforts of College Archivist Eric Stoykovich, the Book was recently retrieved for digitization and is now available to view in the Digital Repository. The physical book resides in a safe location on campus in order to ensure its preservation for annual use at Commencement.

Source: Trinity College in the Twentieth Century by Peter Knapp, pages 232-33.

Resist Newsletters join Digital Repository

Nearly 50 years of Resist, Inc. bi-monthly newsletters are now available in the Trinity College Digital Repository as text-searchable PDFs, soon to be joined by documents from Resist steering committee meetings. Part of a large archive recently donated by Resist, Inc. to Trinity College’s Watkinson Library, the newsletters provide a window into activities of the organization and into broader national and international resistance efforts as well.

Founded in Boston to support and promote resistance to the Vietnam War and draft, Resist authored “The Call to Resist Illegitimate Authority,” published 9/28/1967 in the New York Review of Books. Primary signers of this first “Call” included intellectuals and scholars such as Noam Chomsky, Dr. Benjamin Spock, William Sloane Coffin Jr., Dwight Macdonald, Allen Ginsberg, and Rev. Robert MacAfee Brown, and Trinity College’s Paul Lauter. The “Call” asked for universities, religious institutions, groups and individuals to “raise funds to organize draft resistance unions, to supply legal defense and bail, to support families and otherwise to aid resistance to the war in whatever ways seem appropriate” (“Call to Resist,” 1967). Monies received by Resist from monthly contributions and other sources were primarily channeled into grants for petitioning organizations, and much of the monthly steering committee meetings was dedicated to accepting or denying these numerous grant applications.

See the Paul Lauter ‘Sixties Archive in the Watkinson Library for related materials, and see also Trinity Tripod issues dated 1968-1970.

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