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Technology Letter to the Class of 2021 (important information about your account)

Dear Class of 2021,

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.2021@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, 2021, 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 7/30/2021. 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, 2021. 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,

Bradley Shulda

Seniors: Upload your thesis or capstone project to the Digital Repository

Preserve and share your hard work!

  • Upload your thesis or senior project
    The Digital Repository is Trinity’s online archive and can accept theses, multimedia projects, images, posters, and more.
  • Share with others
    Your thesis or project will be discovered by Google and other research tools, and you’ll get statistics on who is reading your work. A permanent link can be included on applications, resumes, LinkedIn, etc.
  • Retain copyright
    When you submit your work to the Repository you retain all copyrights and you choose what to share and under what conditions. You can restrict download access to the Trinity campus if desired.
  • Get started
    Go to the Digital Repository and read our submission guidelines to get started. Please contact Amy Harrell (amy.harrell@trincoll.edu) with any questions.

In Case You Missed It: 1960’s Activism, Archives and the Now: A Talk by Paul Lauter

Our Sixties book cover

Our Sixties, by Paul Lauter

The Trinity  College and Watkinson Libraries were honored on April 20, 2020 to host (virtually via Zoom) Paul Lauter, Allan K. and Gwendolyn Miles Smith Professor of Literature, Emeritus, at Trinity College.  To put it mildly, Paul led an interesting life in the 1960’s, when he was “fired, busted, published, and tenured .”As many have requested, we are happy to provide a link to his talk.  Listening to Paul talk about how literature and archives influenced his thinking about civil rights, while simultaneously hearing the Chauvin verdict in the murder of George Floyd, was a moment that many of us will not forget.

We have prepared a guide  where you will find material related to the talk, especially about Paul’s archives at the Watkinson.

Paul Lauter’s book, Our Sixties, An Activists History, was published by the University of Rochester Press in October 2020.

Improving BIPOC-LGBTQ+ Representation in the Leisure Reading Collection

To ensure that our collection continues to be reflective of the many voices of our campus community a group of librarians evaluated the representation of BIPOC and LGBTQ+ authors and characters in the library’s Leisure Reading Collection.  The goal of this evaluation was to determine where the collection fell short in representation of typically underrepresented groups.  The broad results of the evaluation are as follows:

Total Leisure Reading Titles BIPOC-LGBTQ+ Author Black Main Character LGBTQ+ Main Character Asian Main Character Latinx Main Character Multiracial Main Character Indigenous Main Character
459 129 66 46 33 13 9 3
  28% 14% 10% 7% 3% 2% .01%

Now comes the exciting part: filling the gaps!  Using this data, the librarians involved in the evaluation created a list of potential new books to purchase written by authors and featuring characters belonging to the groups we identified as having the least representation in our current collection.  But what we would really love is suggestions from the Trinity community.  If you have any titles you would like the library to add to the Leisure Reading or Graphic Novels collections, particularly if they are written by authors or feature characters belonging to typically underrepresented groups, please let us know!  You can place purchase requests here.

April 4, 1967 Beyond Vietnam

The Radical King Book CoverApril 4 marks the anniversary of Martin Luther King’s denunciation of the Vietnam war in his speech “Beyond Vietnam.” Delivered at the Riverside Church in New York City, King urged his audience to work toward a revolution in values that would say of war “This way of settling differences is not just.” Linking opposition to the war to the battle for racial equality, King was widely condemned for his anti-war views.  There will be an online reading of his talk this Sunday.

Related reading in the Trinity Library Collection:
King, Martin Luther, and Cornel West. The Radical King . Boston: Beacon Press, 2015. Print. Main Collection E185.97.K5 A5 2015

“Vietnam War (1964–1973).” Not in Our Name. Pennsylvania State University Press, 2012. 131–. Web.

 

Videos for Course Reserves

Due to very heavy demand and limited staff in the Raether Library and Information Technology Center, processing of faculty video requests for course reserves may be delayed by as much as two weeks, and could be longer if we need to purchase a new DVD. Please submit requests well in advance of class need.  We apologize for any inconvenience this causes.

Library & IT survey – Chance to win an iPad Mini

Students: Library and Information Technology Services (LITS) needs your help in fine-tuning our new website (check out our new site at https://www.trincoll.edu/lits/). Your feedback will help us make sure it is user-friendly and easy to navigate for students at Trinity.

Providing feedback is easy. Just go through this brief online questionnaire, which asks you a series of questions about where you would click in order to find something on the new website.

At the end of the questionnaire you can also indicate if you are interested in answering some additional questions in a one-on-one Zoom meeting with an LITS staffperson. Participation in one of these sessions earns a $5 Peter B’s Gift Card.

Everyone who completes a questionnaire is entered into a randomized drawing for an iPad Mini!

For questions, please contact Amy Harrell, amy.harrell@trincoll.edu. The questionnaire closes on April 9.

Take the questionnaire

Trinity Library Now Part of JStor’s new Open Community Collections!

Driver Training, Hartford, 1957

Trinity Library is excited to  partner with JStor and a select few institutions in an  initiative for sharing local digitized collections. The new JStor Open Community Collections platform now hosts a growing number of Trinity College digitized image and text collections sourced from Trinity College Archives and Libraries.  Totaling over 20,000 items and spanning more than a century, it includes Ivy yearbooks, Tripod newspapers, archival photos, postcards, playbills, prints, manuscripts, and more. The collections which are public may be accessed directly on our Trinity College portal in JStor, but Trinity users may choose to authenticate for access also to other JStor content. Searches of our collections can be conducted from the Trinity portal or from the JStor database, with search capabilities to expand in future.

Browse more Open Community Collections or read the JStor blog post celebrating 350 collections and highlighting among them our Watkinson Library’s Book of Hours and British Theater Playbills collections.

Carnival, Trinidad: Young Girls in Costume, ca. 1998.

Tripod Jan.31, 1930.

 

 

Our Library has been Invited to Participate in OCLC’s New Express Digital Delivery Program!

OCLC’s New Express Digital Delivery Program!

Our library has been asked to join a new program called OCLC Express Digital Delivery, which is an exclusive group of libraries that consistently deliver articles and digital resources within 18 hours or less. Out of 54,000 libraries, ours falls with a group of 1,100 libraries chosen for this program. We were chosen because our library is within the top 10% of libraries that offer a speedy digital resource turnaround time.

On top of increased delivery speeds in digital resources, we now have access to 569,057,004 holdings, 21,261,610 of which are unique, and it comes at no additional cost!

It’s truly an honor that our library has been selected to join this program and is a true reflection of our Interlibrary Loan Team’s commitment to service delivery.

Placing Requests

We encourage Trinity community members to take full advantage of our interlibrary loan service. If you need an item beyond our library’s offerings, please place an interlibrary loan request.

Ways you can submit a request:

  • Search for the item in WorldCat. Chose “Request item through Interlibrary Loan.” You will then log in to your interlibrary loan account and submit the request.
  • Search for an article in Onesearch using the Everything scope. If there is no link to full-text, use the Request Through Interlibrary Loan link. You must be logged in to see all requesting options.
  • Use one of the blank request forms available after you login into your ILLiad account.

If you have any questions regarding our Interlibrary Loan service, please send an email to helpdesk@trincoll.edu or give us a call (faculty/staff x2100 & students x2007).

 

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