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Display page with descriptionsExhibit: Pierogi Press: A Work of Art

Published: 3/15/2017

Exhibit: Pierogi Press: A Work of Art

Pierogi Press: A Work of Art

In 1994, Pierogi began its operations in Williamsburg, NY – an active artistic neighborhood of Brooklyn – and was the brainchild of Susan J. Swenson and Joe Amrhein. 

Through the years, Pierogi has maintained lasting relationships with many of the artists featured in their biannual/annual publication of Pierogi Press. Many of the artists went on to exhibit at Pierogi’s New York galleries in Brooklyn, and Manhattan, as well as abroad in Leipzig, Germany.

Some have also appeared in select gallery catalogues published by Pierogi.

Currently, Pierogi exhibits emerging and established artists, whose works range in varying creative mediums and styles, at their physical gallery (The Boiler) and their online gallery (Flat Files).

Works from Pierogi Press will be on Exhibit 3/3/17 - 6/4/17

The exhibit was curated by Sarah Decker, MALS '16

Display page with descriptionsLecture: Building a Library Knowledge Graph

Published: 3/15/2017

Lecture: Building a Library Knowledge Graph

On March 30th, Jason Clark from Montana State University will give a lecture from 10 am to 11 am in the Jones Innovation Studio. Please come if your schedule permits.

Talk abstract:

Libraries need visibility in our communities and online. Traditionally, this visibility has been more focused on physical outreach at the expense of our findability in online spaces. With search becoming a dominant access model for the Web age, libraries have an opportunity to build our outreach into common search and access pathways like social media, search engines, and open repositories. In this presentation, I’ll look at the trinity of “librariness” that makes up a possible library knowledge graph: the people who make the library happen, the free and paid resources we offer to our public, and the services we provide. In thinking through what makes a library, I’ll show how we can build and encode a knowledge graph for machines defining what the library does with discovery and access in mind. Our case study will focus on the work of creating linked, structured data and machine-readable understandings for our subscription databases to help them appear in broad discovery settings such as social media, search engines, and repositories. Returns include demonstrated library value through database recommendations, connecting researchers to subject librarians, and increased visitation to our library’s paid databases with growth in organic search referrals, impressions, and click-through rates. Beyond the case study, I’ll also talk broadly about what makes a library a library and provide a snapshot of structured data methods, including modeling best practices in HTML markup for people, resources, and services, creating metadata routines for Web-scale external vocabularies, and measuring the impact of applying optimizations and metadata to library collections. And finally, I’ll discuss how this activity reaches new, and disintermediated researchers and increases our reach using machine-actionable data and improvements for bots or intelligent software agents. 

Display page with descriptionsMusic March Madness in Paddock

Published: 3/1/2017

Music March Madness in Paddock

This month, the Paddock Music Library will be hosting a “Music March Madness” tournament based on the NCAA basketball bracket. This contest will pit top popular musicians against one another to find out which artist reigns supreme!  Patrons of Paddock will vote throughout the month of March by placing a point sticker next to the artist’s name on the points board. Anyone who comes into Paddock will be able to vote, including those who have not filled out a bracket. Each voter will be given one point sticker per game per week. These stickers may be used for one vote per game, OR they may be used to weight one or more games in the favor of a particular musician.

We invite you to fill out a bracket with your predictions and return it to Paddock no later than March 6th. We will accept submissions via email (to Memory.R.Apata@Dartmouth.edu) or paper copies at the Paddock circulation desk. The printable version of this bracket can be found at http://challonge.com/musicmarchmadness2017.svg.  We will score the brackets based on the number of most correct winners guessed. If there is a tie, there will be a drawing to pick one winner. The winner will receive a $10 gift card to the KAF in Baker-Berry. 

Be sure to follow the action on our Instagram @dartmouthmusiclibrary!

Display page with descriptionsThe Evans Map Room is Discarding 1:24K Topographic Maps of the United States

Published: 2/8/2017

The Evans Map Room is Discarding 1:24K Topographic Maps of the United States

The Evans Map Room in Baker/Berry Library is still giving away parts of its collection of the 1:24,000 U. S. Geological Survey topographic maps of the United States. We are NOT giving away the New England states or New York State at this time, and the state of Maryland and the District of Columbia are gone. However, if you'd like some free maps of your hometown, another place special to you or somebody else's hometown at a scale of 1:24,000, come by the Evans Map Room anytime we are open and get some maps! No reserving maps. This map giveaway will continue until the end of spring term 2017.

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