Thursday, March 21, 2013

EBSCO A to Z Scheduled maintenance tomorrow


EBSCO will be performing scheduled maintenance from Friday 22 March at 11:00 PM to Saturday 23 March at 3:00 AM Eastern Time (23 March, 03:00 – 07:00 GMT) on our e-journal full-text access servers.
I know you all LOVE looking for full text journal articles late on a Friday night/Saturday morning, so I HAD to share this service outage with you.

Sorry for the inconvenience.

Monday, March 18, 2013

New Yorker Cartoons coming soon to ARTstor

ARTstor has reached an agreement with magazine publisher Condé Nast to provide access to 25,000 images from the New Yorker, Condé Nast Archive of Photography, and selections from the Fairchild Photo Service.

From ARTstor's blog:

ARTstor has reached an agreement with Condé Nast to share 25,000 images of cartoons from The New Yorker, highlights from the Condé Nast Archive of Photography, and selections from the Fairchild Photo Service.
The images in these collections will be of great assistance in teaching a myriad of subjects like history, literature, and fashion. The New Yorker’s cartoons are legendary for their incisive wit and for shedding light on the dominant topics of every era, from the Depression to the Internet. The magazine’s cartoonists include renowned figures like, Peter Arno, Roz Chast, Otto Soglow, William Steig, James Thurber, and Gahan Wilson. The Condé Nast Collection, containing images dating back to 1892, represents one of the world’s greatest collections of magazine photography, encompassing fashion, celebrity, and lifestyle photography from publications such as House & GardenGlamour, Vanity Fair, and Vogue. The Fairchild Photo Service, comprised of more than three million photos gathered over six decades, is the fashion world’s preeminent image gallery.
Condé Nast is home to some of the world’s most celebrated media brands. In the United States, Condé Nast publishes 18 consumer magazines, four business-to-business publications, 27 websites, and more than 50 apps for mobile and tablet devices, all of which define excellence in their categories. The company also owns Fairchild Fashion Media (FFM), whose portfolio of brands serves as the leading source of news and analysis for the global fashion community. Condé Nast has won more National Magazine Awards over the past ten years than all of its competitors combined. 
Look for these new additions in the next few months.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Spring Break is Upon Us.

Our Spring Break hours begin this weekend!

We will be closed Sunday, March 10th and Saturday, March 16th.

Next week, (Monday - Friday) we will be open from 8:30-5 PM.  We will not have regularly scheduled reference hours, although there will be librarians available for reference consultations.

The library staff wishes everyone a safe and restful Spring Break.  Finals will be here before you know it!

Photo courtesy of Flickr user randikausen.

Editor's Note: Never, ever search Google Images for "college spring break," unless you have SafeSearch enabled.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Undergraduate Research Prize

We would like to give you $500.  But you'll have to earn it.  We are having our first annual Library Prize for Undergraduate Research!

The Library Prize for Undergraduate Research is established to  encourage  the  use of Library resources, to enhance the development of  library research techniques, and to honor the best research projects produced each year by Coker College undergraduate students. One project will be selected to win $500. The winning entry will exhibit: originality, depth, breadth, sophistication in the use of library collections; exceptional ability to select, evaluate, synthesize,  and utilize library resources in the creation of a project in any media; and evidence of personal growth through the acquisition of new found knowledge. If no deserving research project is submitted, the Prize will not be awarded. The student who submits the winning project will be recognized at the Spring Honors Awards Convocation & Reception.
 Do you have what it takes?  Entries are due March 25th at 5:00 PM!

For more info, head here: