Envisioning “Science at Colgate” on the Walls of Cooley

We want to capture and share images of “Science at Colgate” on the new walls of Cooley. In particular, we seek photographs of “Science at Colgate” taken by people at Colgate. Six photographs will be selected by community vote. These will be enlarged, framed, and mounted on the walls of the Cooley Science Library.

HOW CAN YOU PARTICIPATE?

  • Submit a photograph at http://bit.ly/1nAUOCY by 1PM Monday, February 29th.
  • Selected photographs will be enlarged to at least 8×10, or more. Use of a camera rather than a phone is recommended. You can borrow a camera from ITS in Case-Geyer.
  • During the first 2 weeks of March, the Colgate community will vote. The six images with the most votes will be selected for framing and display in Cooley.*
  • Details about voting will be made available immediately after the submission period.

    If you have questions, please contact the peeps at Cooley via sciref@colgate.edu.

    *Persons whose images are selected will need to grant intellectual property rights for the image to Colgate University.

    Lexis Nexis service issues resolved

    Lexis Nexis has resolved their service issues

    Lexis Nexis is experiencing a service outage at their end. They are working to resolve the problem. Please check back periodically for updates.

    LASR Maintenance Will Diminish Collection Retrieval January 18th to January 19th

    Members of the Colgate community,

    The Libraries Automated Storage and Retrieval system (LASR) in Case Library will be offline for routine maintenance on the following dates:

    January 18th to January 19th.

    Half of LASR will be offline at a time with full access available periodically during maintenance breaks.  Patrons should anticipate delays in processing of LASR requests on those dates.

    Therefore, if you require any materials housed in LASR, please request those materials before our scheduled maintenance and upgrade.

    Please note that unanticipated events in the complex maintenance process may occur and the possibility for additional system unavailability does exist.

    Tracking Santa

    From the Government Book Talk Blog by Chelsea Milko:

    “Twas Christmas eve 1955 when a misprinted Sears Roebuck & Co. newspaper ad directed kids to a top secret Soviet alert hotline instead of Santa’s direct dial. Wrong red phone! On the receiving end, an Air Force colonel played along and a team of Cold War-era serviceman became North Pole elves. And that’s how the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) eventually became the Santa tracking agency.

    NORAD is a bi-national U.S. and Canadian organization with the mission of aerospace warning and control in the defense of North America. But its most famous and favorite mission is watching the winter skies for the “big red one.”

    Different high-tech systems are used to read Rudolph’s infrared nose signature, capture high-speed video around the globe, and provide Santa and his reindeer with a NORAD fighter pilot escort. Fun fact to impress people at your holiday party: satellites and radar once clocked Santa’s flying delivery cart at 100 times faster than the Japanese bullet train.

    Santa positioning updates were originally delivered over the radio and through the Santa Tracking hotline.  A few years ago, NORAD teamed up with tech companies to release a set of free apps. If you download the tracking app, that ding from your phone could be a radar ping showing the globetrotting sleigh’s whereabouts.

    Want to track jolly St. Nick and his sleigh-pullers on Christmas Eve? Visit NORAD’s multilingual Santa site,  but be careful – you just might have difficulty getting the little ones to bed!

    Libraries complete transition to new off-campus access program

    The Libraries will complete moving to a new off campus access system (EZ-Proxy) today for e-journals and databases.  Ebooks have been authenticated through the new system for the past month.   The new system uses the network username and password for authentication.  If any access difficulties are encountered, please report them.

    Access to MyLibrary account for renewal of print materials is not affected by this change so will continue to use either network username / password or last name/ barcode.

     

    New books, reference, and video lists for November

    The new acquisition lists are updated monthly and have featured a list of all the newly cataloged acquisitions including books, ebooks, CD’s, videos, and other material.  These lists are organized by the by Classification Number or first Subject Heading.

    The new video lists are a subset of the new titles created as a separate list to make them easier to browse and a summary of the video is included.

    The New Reference Books (print and digital)  is a monthly report of the print and digital reference titles added.

    Off-Campus and E-book access restored

    Access to off-campus databases and e-books should be working properly again.

    Off-Campus access to Library resources temporarily down

    Due to technical issues, off-campus access to Library databases, journals and e-books is temporarily unavailable. On campus access to e-books on the EBL and Books24x7 platform are also affected.  We are working to correct this problem as quickly as possible.

    Pearl Harbor

    A re-posting of today’s Government Book Talk blog: ‘A Date Which Will Live in Infamy’: Remembering Pearl Harbor
    by Trudy Hawkins

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    Battleship USS Arizona on fire and sinking (Image sources: archives.gov)

     

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    Battleship USS Arizona on fire and sinking (Image source: archives.gov)

    Moments before 8 a.m. on December 7, 1941, the United States was ‘suddenly and deliberately attacked.’ Hundreds of Japanese fighter planes and bombers launched a surprise assault on American soil at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. The volley on the U.S. naval base was swift and devastating: 2,403 Americans were killed, and another 1,178 were wounded; American battleships sunk; other ships irreparably damaged; and almost 200 U.S. aircraft were destroyed.

    President Roosevelt delivers his “Day of Infamy” speech to a joint session of Congress on December 8, 1941. (Image source: archives.gov)

    President Roosevelt delivers his “Day of Infamy” speech to a joint session of Congress on December 8, 1941. (Image source: archives.gov)

    The next day, President Franklin D. Roosevelt asked Congress to formally declare war against Imperial Japan. It was then that Roosevelt spoke those famous words, proclaiming December 7, 1941 “a date which will live in infamy.” America had finally joined WWII. That momentous week of loss and defiance took place seventy-four years ago this month. The GPO makes available a variety of gov docs that reference the historic Pearl Harbor attack.

    GPO’s Federal Digital System provides free access to a number of Federal Government documents related to Pearl Harbor:

    Check out some of our government documents related to Pearl Harbor

    Read more about it in the Colgate Libraries. Do a subject search Pearl Harbor Hawaii Attack On 1941

    New books, reference, and video lists for October

    The new acquisition lists are updated monthly and have featured a list of all the newly cataloged acquisitions including books, ebooks, CD’s, videos, and other material.  These lists are organized by the by Classification Number or first Subject Heading.

    The new video lists are a subset of the new titles created as a separate list to make them easier to browse and a summary of the video is included.

    The New Reference Books (print and digital)  is a monthly report of the print and digital reference titles added.