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Lunch and Learn: John Wilkin, Jon Stroop, and Marvin Bielawski on HathiTrust.

Hathi Trust Digital Library Catalog

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John Wilkin at the University of Michigan, and Jon Stroop & Marvin Bielawski at Princeton University are helping HathiTrust to digitize and share the world’s recorded knowledge using the combined effort of fifty institutions. HathiTrust is described on their web site at http://hathitrust.org as “a partnership of major research institutions and libraries working to ensure that the cultural record is preserved and accessible long into the future” and their mission is “to contribute to the common good by collecting, organizing, preserving, communicating, and sharing the record of human knowledge.” Continue reading

Lunch & Learn: Princeton University Library: Useful tips for scholars with Nancy Pressman Levy, Audrey Betsy Wright and Phil Menos

When it comes to making your academic life easier, trust a librarian.
That was the theme of the May 3 Lunch ‘n Learn where Nancy Pressman Levy, Audrey Betsy Wright and Phil Menos shared tips on how to make the most of the Library’s many online services.
Introducing the Library’s Proxy Service
philmenos.jpgThe Library provides access to more than 750 scholarly databases and more than 10,000 online journals, but many of these are restricted to members of the University community. Phil Menos described how the Library’s upgraded proxy service provides advanced authentication while making sure that you will be able to gain access to these services when you are at home, or traveling, or just across the street at Starbucks.
To learn more about the details of the service, click on “Connect from off-campus” at the Library home page. Or simply log in. You will now be able to link to most Library services directly from home and even bookmark your favorite Library services. The full Power Point presentation may be viewed here.

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