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Display page with descriptionsPublication: Journal of e-Media Studies special issue on Television

Published: 8/25/2016

Publication: Journal of e-Media Studies special issue on Television

The latest issue of the Journal of e-Media Studies has just been published by the Dartmouth College Library’s Digital Publishing Program. Issue editors are Mark Williams, Associate Professor of Film and Media Studies at Dartmouth College, and Doron Galili, Riksbankens Jubileumsfond research fellow in the Department of Media Studies at Stockholm University. 

Galili describes the scope of the issue in his Introduction  “Early Television Historiographies,” defining the period covered as that before the establishment and codification of standardized practices in the television industry.  

Kevin Warstadt, Edward Connery Lathem ’51 Digital Library Fellow at the Dartmouth College Library, muses on his experiences with television, inspired by articles in this issue, in his post Television in Our Lives: Insights from the Journal of E-Media Studies 2016

The issue includes topics from sensory theory of television in Luke Stadel’s “Radio/Television/Sound: Radio Aesthetics and Perceptual Technics in Early American Television,” to the development of the Israeli television industry in “Public Television: Beginnings and Endings, Elihu Katz in conversation with Doron Galili.”  This diverse range of topics provides not just a “prehistory of [a] so-called perfected mass medium,” as Galili writes, but also establishes the time as “a fascinatingly complex period of the medium’s social, cultural, and material history…”

The Journal of e-Media Studies is a fully open access journal, so all of the materials in this issue are broadly accessible.

Display page with descriptionsInformation Availability and Access in the Developing World: Why should we care and how does Research4Life make a difference?

Published: 8/11/2016

Information Availability and Access in the Developing World: Why should we care and how does Research4Life make a difference?

Join your colleagues with an interest in the inequities of access to the medical, biological, and environmental literature for an inspiring talk by Kimberly Parker of the World Health Organization.  In her role as the Hinari Programme Manager at the World Health Organization, Kimberly has nurtured a complex international partnership that now delivers the research literature to people in over 100 countries. These programs provide free access to the subscription-based research literature alongside openly available publications. They also ensure the necessary education on the use and reuse of that literature to those in less developed countries.   

Kimberly was awarded the T. Mark Hodges International Service Award by the Medical Library Association in 2015 for her contributions to expanding access to health information, and in the same year the Hinari program won the Louise Darling Medal for Collection Development in the Health Sciences.    

Following the talk, there will time for discussion.   Refreshments will be available. 

Tuesday September 6th, 3-4 pm, followed by a reception 4-4:30, DHMC Auditorium E


Display page with descriptionsExhibit: Digital Humanities at Dartmouth: Portraits of a Community of Practice

Published: 8/10/2016

Exhibit: Digital Humanities at Dartmouth: Portraits of a Community of Practice

What is digital humanities?

It is a community of practice at the intersection of texts and technologies. Digital humanists seek both to understand human culture (literature, art, media) by using technology, and to understand technology through a humanist lens. Digital humanists use computational methods, build digital collections, design online games, create new media, analyze textual data, and think critically about the technological environment in which we carry out our daily lives. Digital humanities is a collaborative endeavor, involving faculty and scholars across the disciplines—including English, Anthropology, Computer Science, Film & Media Studies, and Classics, to name a few—and practitioners around the institution, including technologists, archivists and librarians, graphic designers, programmers, and students, who work together in cross-disciplinary, cross-functional teams that operate outside traditional academic hierarchies. Currently, Dartmouth has a thriving digital humanities community. This exhibit showcases many—but not all—of the projects happening now at Dartmouth; we invite you to explore our work and our community further at

Digital Humanities at Dartmouth: Portraits of a Community of Practice was curated by  Laura Braunstein, Digital Humanities and English Librarian, and Scott Millspaugh, Instructional Designer. Design by Dennis Grady, Library Education & Outreach. 

Baker-Berry Library, Baker Main Hall: August 10 - September 30, 2016

Display page with descriptionsOpenCon2016 Dartmouth Travel Scholarship Winner!

Published: 8/8/2016

OpenCon2016 Dartmouth Travel Scholarship Winner!

Emily B. Boyd, a Business, Economics and Engineering Librarian at Dartmouth, will be attending OpenCon2016, and will be sharing what she learns there with the Dartmouth community. The OpenCon travel scholarship program was started in 2014 to encourage and support early career academic professionals who have the potential to make significant contributions to advance Open Access, Open Data, and Open Education. OpenCon 2016 will be held on November 12-14, 2016 in Washington DC. It is organized by the Right to Research CoalitionSPARC (The Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition), and an Organizing Committee of students and early career researchers from around the world.

We thank all of the applicants for their interest and efforts.

If you are interested in attending a future OpenCon, or would like to learn more about programs regarding Open Access, Open Data, and Open Education at Dartmouth, please contact members of the Open Dartmouth Working Group.

Barbara DeFelice

For the Open Dartmouth Working Group:

Jill Baron
Barbara DeFelice
Brenda Green
Jen Green
Janifer Holt
Lora Leligdon

Display page with descriptionsImproved eJournal/eBook Finder

Published: 8/3/2016

Improved eJournal/eBook Finder

The Library has released a refreshed version of the eJournal/eBook Finder.

New features incude:

  • Autocomplete for Journal Title Searching
  • Expanded Browsing for Subjects and Databases
  • MESH Subjects can now be used for Browsing
  • Scoped Summon search box for searching inside a publication
  • Integrated Journal Details from Ulrich’s
  • Open Access & Peer Review Indicators
  • Responsive Design –Mobile Friendly

Display page with descriptionsLibrary Muse: Shackleton's Endurance Expedition: A Crewman's View

Published: 8/3/2016

Library Muse: Shackleton's Endurance Expedition: A Crewman's View

In 1914, Ernest Shackleton led a crew of twenty-six Britons south aboard the ship Endurance to attempt the first crossing of the entire Antarctic continent. Although the mission started with high hopes, those dreams quickly died when the Endurance became trapped in and then slowly crushed by massive shelves of sea ice.

Shackleton ultimately chose to prioritize the survival of his men over the expedition’s original goal of crossing Antarctica. After dragging three small lifeboats many miles across the ice shelf, the crew made a harrowing voyage across open water to the uninhabited Elephant Island. From there, once rescue seemed unlikely, Shackleton and five other crewmen made an eight-hundred-mile journey in a single lifeboat to a whaling station on South Georgia Island. After three abortive attempts to return by ship to Elephant Island, Shackleton eventually reached his marooned crew on August 30, 1916 and brought them home. Not a single man was lost.

One hundred years later, fifty-one Dartmouth students in Ross Virginia’s Spring 2016 “Pole to Pole” class shared their research to produce an exhibit exploring Shackleton and the Antarctica of his time. The exhibit, a learning collaboration with Rauner Special Collections Library, is installed in their Class of 1965 Galleries exhibit space from June 28th until September 2nd. In conjunction with the exhibit, Library Muse is blogging a selection of personal diary entries written by Thomas Orde-Lees, a member of the Endurance expedition, from the start of the voyage until the Elephant Island rescue. Follow along as Orde-Lees provides an intimate and candid perspective on the challenges, fears, and eventual exhilaration that defined the rescue of the Endurance’s crew.

-Laura Barrett, Morgan Swan, and Hannah Chung

Display page with descriptionsExhibit: Pendulum Autographs - Drawing with Harmonic Motion

Published: 7/29/2016

Exhibit: Pendulum Autographs - Drawing with Harmonic Motion

Artist Statement - Don Fitzpatrick
This exhibit features drawings created on a harmonograph drawing machine. A harmonograph is an interactive kinetic mechanism that employs pendulums to make fascinating images. The images on display were created using a wide variety of inks and paper. The drawings are expressions of the frequencies at which the pendulums move. The frequencies can be altered by raising or lowering the weights on the pendulums, and they can be equated to sound frequencies – hence the name ‘harmonograph’. The first machine was created in the 1840’s as a scientific instrument and became popular as parlor entertainment as the century progressed.

The drawings in this exhibit were produced using two different machines – a three pendulum rotary harmonograph, and a two pendulum lateral harmonograph. I designed and constructed the three pendulum version a few years ago and quickly become engrossed by the science behind the motion and images it creates. The only issue is the significant amount of space the machine requires to operate. So I decided to build the two pendulum lateral version a few months ago and have found that it is capable of producing images that are not possible with the larger three pendulum machine.

This exhibit will be on display at the Matthews-Fuller Health Sciences Library through October 2016.

Exhibit Reception
(Demonstration of the Harmonographs)
Thursday, August 4th, 2016
5:30pm -6:30pm
Matthews-Fuller Health Sciences Library at DHMC

Display page with descriptionsDatabase Trial: Slavery, Abolition and Social Justice

Published: 7/29/2016

Database Trial: Slavery, Abolition and Social Justice

Bringing together primary source documents from archives and libraries across the Atlantic world, this resource allows students and researchers to explore and compare unique material relating to the complex subjects of slavery, abolition and social justice. In addition to the primary source documents, there is a wealth of useful secondary sources for research and teaching; including an interactive map, scholarly essays, tutorials, a visual sources gallery, chronology and bibliography. Register for My Archive and save your favourite documents, search results and images to your personal collection area.

You can access Slavery, Abolition and Social Justice from July 29, 2016 through August 26, 2016. It is available from the “Research” page of the Library website under “Databases,” “Database Trials,” or directly at:

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Display page with descriptionsBig Green Kiwi

Published: 7/28/2016

Big Green Kiwi

Sarah Smith, Book Arts Workshop Special Instructor, is the University of Otago's Printer in Residence for 2016.  Sarah has started a blog, Big Green Kiwi, to talk about the work she is doing and her adventures in New Zealand.  Sarah will be in New Zealand from July 29 until September 18.

Barb Sagraves

Head, Preservation Services & The Book Arts Workshop

Display page with descriptionsExhibit: Dedie a l'elegance

Published: 7/20/2016

Exhibit: Dedie a l'elegance

Dédié à l'élégance par l’Union nationale des intellectuels

[Dedicated to Elegance by The National Union of Intellectuals]


On Exhibit 7/14/16 - 11/25/16

HISTORY: The effects of World War II on France, along with most European countries, was devastating and left the country in a stage of stunned disbelief and social disarray. In August of 1944, France was liberated from its four-year German occupation. In the months following this event, a rally cry was sent to reunite and rebuild France. The organization L’Union nationale des intellectuels (The National Union of Intellectuals), or UNI, was federated in June of 1945 for this purpose (Sapiro, 442).




The subject matter of Dédié à l'élégance (Dedicated to Elegance) was the midinette (seamstress/working girl). Prior to WWII these women were the iconic figure of a thriving capitalistic culture that bustled with consumer goods and haute couture (Tilburg, 282). Included with this publication were shop advertisements, a gallery brochure titled: Quelques toiles sur l'élégance féminine dans la peinture (Several Paintings on the Elegance of Women in Painting), and a brochure for a fashion show titled Les Robes blanches (The White Dresses), which included the work of leading fashion designers, such as Balenciaga, Bruyère, Carven, Mad Carpentier, Maggy Rouff, Nina Ricci, Raphael, Schiaparelli, Vera Borea, and Worth. The proceeds from the publication and its contributors went to La Mansion de la Midinette.

ARTISTS: The art work included in the publication was produced by renowned and emerging artists. This list includes Christian Berard, Jean Effel, André Fougeron, Valentine Hugo, Marie Laurencin, Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, and Louis Touchagues.

AUTHORS: The literary ideas espoused in this publication include an expansive range of intellects such as Jean Cassou, Lisa Deharme, Paul Eluard, Boris Kochno, Galerie Maratier, Armand Salacrou, Andre Ulmann, and Jean Wiener.


Tilburg, Patricia. (2015). “'Sa Coquetterie tue la faim': Garment Workers, Lunch Reform, and the Parisian Midinette, 1896-1933.” French Historical Society, 38(2), 281-309. DOI: 10.1215/00161071-2842578.

Sapiro, Gisèle. (2014). The French Writer’s War 1940-1953. (V. D. Anderson & D. Cohn, Trans.). London, UK: Duke University Press. (Original work published in 1999). DOI: 10.1215/9780822395126.

Curated by Sarah M. Decker, M.A.L.S. '16

Display page with descriptionsDatabase Trial: Latino Literature: Poetry, Drama, and Fiction

Published: 7/11/2016

Database Trial: Latino Literature: Poetry, Drama, and Fiction

Latino Literature features more than 200 novels, many hundreds of short stories, 20,000 pages of poetry, and more than 400 plays. The collection traces the medium from the works of Chicano writers in the Southwest during the early 19th century through to today, with select texts available in their original Spanish.

You can access Latino Literature: Poetry, Drama, and Fiction from July 11, 2016 through September 11, 2016. It is available from the “Research” page of the Library website under “Databases”, “Database Trials”, or directly at:

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Display page with descriptionsExhibit: Unforgettable First Pages

Published: 7/1/2016

Exhibit: Unforgettable First Pages

We asked members of the Dartmouth community to suggest unforgettable first pages. Twelve responses are included in this Berry Main Street exhibit.

First Pages selected by:

Stephen Angell, Baker-Berry User Services Technology Coordinator;
John DeSantis, Cataloging and Metadata Services Librarian;
Dennis Grady, Baker-Berry Exhibits Designer;
Deborah Howe, Collections Conservator;
Elizabeth Kirk, Associate Librarian for Information Services;
Richard Miller, Baker-Berry Access Services Student Supervisor;
Gregory Phillips, Senior IT Support Analyst;
Eileen Potts, Library Information Access Assistant;
Jane Quigley, Head of Kresge Physical Sciences Library;
Ross Virginia, Director, Institute of Arctic Studies and Myers Family Professor of Environmental Science;
Christian Wolff, composer;
Nien Lin Xie, Librarian for East Asian Studies.

Exhibit curated and designed by Dennis Grady, Library Education and Outreach.

Baker-Berry Library, Berry Main Street: July 1 - September 30, 2016

Display page with descriptionsExhibit: "We look for light from within": Shackleton's Indomitable Spirit

Published: 7/1/2016

Exhibit: "We look for light from within": Shackleton's Indomitable Spirit

Shackleton—his name defines the “Heroic Age of Antarctica Exploration.” Setting out to be the first to the South Pole and later the first to cross the frozen continent, Ernest Shackleton failed. Sent home early from Robert F. Scott’s Discovery expedition, seven years later turning back less than 100 miles from the South Pole to save his men from certain death, and then in 1914 suffering disaster at the start of the Endurance expedition as his ship was trapped and crushed by ice, he seems an unlikely hero whose deeds would endure to this day.

This exhibit is a learning collaboration between the Rauner Special Collections Library and “Pole to Pole,” an environmental studies course taught by Ross Virginia examining climate change in the polar regions through the lens of history, exploration and science. Fifty-one Dartmouth students shared their research to produce this exhibit exploring Shackleton and the Antarctica of his time.

The exhibit will be on display in the Class of 1965 Galleries in Rauner Library until September 2, 2016.

Display page with descriptionsBook Arts Prize Winners 2016

Published: 6/9/2016

Book Arts Prize Winners 2016

The Book Arts Prize is a juried award given every year in recognition of excellence in the creation of a hand printed and bound book made in the Book Arts Studio by a Dartmouth College undergraduate, graduate, or community member.  The cash prizes are made possible through the generosity of the Friends of the Library.  The winners are:

Grand Prize (shared)

Kassie Amann, ‘16

This Must Be The Place

$500 award


Grand Prize (shared)

Marie Schwalbe, ’16

Mountains of Vermont

$500 award


Artist Book

Hyun Ji ( Jenny) Seong,‘16

Memoriscapes – The Book

$150 award


First Prize in Hand Bookbinding

Amalia Siegel, ‘16

Waste / Land

$150 award


First Prize in Letterpress Printing

Matteo Visconti di Oleggio Castello, Grad

$150 award


Honorable Mention in Letterpress Printing

Josh Kauderer, ‘19

Dulce Et Decorum Est

$75 award


All the winning entries are on display in the Treasure Room cases in Baker Library beginning Saturday, June 11. 

Congratulations to all the contestants!


Barb Sagraves

Head, Preservation Services & The Book Arts Workshop


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