Thursday, November 30, 2006

Bibliorarities from the Conservatory Library: Miniature Books

Have you ever wished you could leave the house with nothing but a book in your pocket? Check out the mini books you have been missing in the Con Library! The Miniature Books exhibit is part of the Bibliorarities series and can be viewed through the end of December in the Conservatory Library's Circulation Area during all opening hours. The Bibliorarities exhibits feature items drawn from the Conservatory Library's Special Collections.


Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Has OhioLINK saved your academic life?

Do you live for those email messages telling you that "requested material is available"? Can't count the number of articles you've downloaded from the Electronic Journal Center? Then you should know that the wonder that is OhioLINK rests on a somewhat shaky foundation when it comes to state funding. Personal testimonies from students and faculty are used by OhioLINK staff to build statewide political support for educational funding.

Help OhioLINK help you -- tell your story. Need inspiration? Read what some other folks have said.


Monday, November 13, 2006

It may be autumn, but we're thinking Green!

Oberlin now subscribes to the BuildingGreen Suite, a resource designed to help building-industry professionals and policy makers improve the environmental performance, and reduce the adverse impacts, of buildings.

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Read up on the election returns in Factiva.

The library has a new subscription to the Factiva database, which includes more than 10,000 sources from 152 countries in 22 languages, including more than 370 continuously updated newswires. Newspapers offered include The Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, The Globe and Mail, and the Financial Times.

Magazine coverage includes The Economist, Forbes, Fortune, Time, Newsweek, BusinessWeek, L'Express, and Far Eastern Economic Review.

You'll also find radio and TV transcripts from the BBC, ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox, CNN, and NPR.

Monday, November 06, 2006

Obessed with the election?

Check out the latest poll results at

Friday, November 03, 2006

Adam Moss to Speak to Friends of the Library

Adam Moss, OC '79, editor-in-chief of New York magazine will be the featured speaker at the Friends of the Library Annual Dinner on Saturday, November 4th. Before joining New York he was the assistant managing editor for features at the New York Times. In 2001 Moss was named editor of the year by Advertising Age.

For more information see the latest issue of Perspectives, A Newsletter of the Friends of the Oberlin College Library.

The talk, which is free and open to the public, begins at 8pm in the Root Room of the Carnegie building.