Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Thanksgiving library hours

All campus libraries are closed on Thanksgiving Day, Thur. Nov. 26.  There are reduced hours across the library system, and for individual service points within the libraries, between Wed. Nov. 25 and Sun. Nov. 29.  If you're on campus, check before heading over to make sure we're open!  If you're off campus over the break but want to use the library's digital resources, learn how authentication for remote access works.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

In case you missed Robert Darnton at the Friends dinner

You can watch the video of Robert Darnton's talk, 'Censors at Work.' 

Which is also the title of his most recent book!

Friday, November 13, 2015

The Amusement Park, Spotlight on the Collections

November’s “Spotlight on the Collections” display in Mudd explores the idea of the ambitions, imagination, business, and culture surrounding the recreational institution of the Amusement Park through the resources available at the Oberlin College Library.  In all of its different manifestations, this dynamic pastime is a genre-defying subject that provides thought-provoking materials in the subjects of philosophy, economics, art, physics, and music.

Friday, November 06, 2015

Robert Darnton to Speak on Sat Nov 14th

The Friends of the Library are delighted to welcome Robert Darnton back to campus to speak their at annual dinner.  Darnton, who recently retired as University Librarian at Harvard, is hailed as a leader in the open access movement and also noted historian of 18th century France.

His talk is free and open to the public at 8pm in the Root Room of the Carnegie Building.

Illiad webpages restored

The problem with Illiad, our interlibrary loan service, appears to be solved for now.  We have confirmed that the website http://illiad.oberlin.edu/illiad/logon.html is currently accepting logins.  Please let us know (dill@oberlin.edu) if you experience any problems.

Thursday, November 05, 2015

ILLiad server misbehaving - Thu. Nov. 5

The server for ILLiad, the program used to request and process interlibrary loan requests, has been acting up this week.  When you try to connect to the login page, more than likely you'll experience a long wait before finally seeing a "web page not found" or "can't open page" message.  We're working on getting it back up and running reliably, but it could take a few more days.  We apologize for the inconvenience.

Friday, October 30, 2015

Science Soirée in Science Library, Friday Nov. 6 at 6:30 pm!

Here's your chance to make some noise in the science library!  We're looking for instrumentalists and vocalists who want to make beautiful music -- briefly -- to demonstrate the range of sounds possible and the acoustic response in the library.  Emeritus Professor of Physics Bruce Richards will share some observations after each 3-5 minute musical offering.

The event is Friday, Nov. 6 from 6:30-7:45 pm.  Enjoy music, snacks, and conversation as Prof. Richards measures some of Oberlin's finest instrumentalists and vocalists as they test out the acoustics in the Science Library.  [Note: library services will not be available during this special after-hours event.]

Please email the Science Library to volunteer as a musician for this exciting event!

Thursday, October 29, 2015

In case you missed it: "They Breathe Iron" - a book talk by Linda Grashoff

On Tuesday, October 27th local writer and photographer Linda Grashoff spoke to the Friends of the Oberlin College Library about her recent book:  They Breathe Iron:  Artistic and Scientific Encounters with an Ancient Life Form.  

You can see the video of her talk and other book talks on the Friends Video Channel.