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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

Register for this event.

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

Seniors: Thesis Carrel Information

A limited number of study carrels (with lockers) on Level 3 can be reserved for one academic year by senior thesis writers. Thesis Carrels are given out on a first-come, first-served basis to current Senior Thesis writers in the beginning of each fall term.

Study carrels without attached lockers may not be reserved, officially or unofficially, by any student.

The Thesis Carrel application for the 2021-2022 academic year will go live on Wednesday, September 22nd, 2021 at 7AM. When the application is live, you may click here to apply for a Thesis Carrel.

Explore the Library’s Collection: Films About Afghanistan

The library’s licensed resource Docuseek offers films tracing the history of Afghanistan and offering a perspective on the past four decades in that country. For example:

Afghanistan 1979: The War that Changed the World focuses on the Soviet invasion, starting a war which lasted ten years and played a role in the collapse of the Soviet Union; Return to Kandahar offers an unique perspective from Canadian-Afghan actress Nelofer Pazira, star of the movie Kandahar, who returns to Afghanistan after the fall of the Taliban in 2003 to seek out her childhood friend Dyana, whose story inspired that film; and A Home Called Nebraska introduces viewers to refugees who escaped war, torture and persecution in countries such as Afghanistan and Syria, and the Nebraskans who welcomed them and aided them in their transition to life in the United States.

Library and IT Desk Student Consultant – Job Openings Now at Raether Library

The Library and IT Desk is currently inviting students from the class of 2023, 2024, and 2025 to apply for the Library and IT Desk Student Consultant or similar role within the Library and Information Technology Department. Apply on Handshake today!

The successful candidate must meet the following criteria:
  • Be able to work a minimum of 6 hours a week
  • Demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication
  • Demonstrate proficiency in technology support and troubleshooting
  • Be willing to provide classroom technology support in front of a live classroom
  • Be able to work well under pressure and in a fast paced work setting
  • Be willing to constantly learn and seek out answers when necessary
  • Be resourceful and show initiative

HathiTrust Emergency Temporary Access Program Ends August 12

When the library was closed and we were unable to circulate materials, HathiTrust, in response to the COVID-19 emergency, created an Emergency Temporary Access Service (ETAS).  ETAS made 135,137 print titles we hold available in digital format to Trinity College faculty, staff and students.  As access to our print collection returns to normal, the conditions for the fair use of digital copies of these materials end and so does our access to this service.  After August 12 items that could previously not be loaned due to their inclusion in this program can be borrowed as usual and all access to these titles in digital format through HathiTrust will cease .  If you are currently using one of these items in digital format we recommend you make plans to borrow the print book after August 12.

Copyrighted items will be still available for full-text search in the HathiTrust Digital Library and can be helpful in the creation of a bibliography.  You may continue to access HathiTrust items in the public domain or available through Creative Commons licensing.  These titles are marked “Full view” in the online catalog at https://www.hathitrust.org.  Because Trinity College is a HathiTrust member, you may log in to HathiTrust using your institutional login and password and download full PDFs of those items.

Welcome Kristen Eshleman!

Kristen EshlemanLITS welcomes Kristen Eshleman as Trinity’s new Vice President for Library and Information Technology Services (LITS). Kristen will provide leadership of our merged LITS organization, and collaborate with fellow cabinet members and the President, as well as with faculty, staff, and students, to advance our strategic goals. 

Kristen joins us from Davidson College in North Carolina, where she has worked for 20 years in roles related to academic technology and digital learning. Most recently she has spent the last two years as Director of Innovation Initiatives, in which she was responsible for operational leadership of innovation strategy, process, and projects for the college. 

See the official campus announcement for additional information about Kristen. She can be reached at kristen.eshleman@trincoll.edu. 

Scheduled Library Systems Downtime

Over Memorial Day weekend from approximately 11:00pm Saturday May 29th to 11:00pm Sunday May 30th, library systems will be down while our cloud environment to a new data center.  During this period library items cannot be checked out or renewed and OneSearch will not be usable.  Library databases will still be accessible through the A-Z List.

Please contact the library if you have any concerns or questions.

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