Open Access Week 2011

September 30, 2011 | Announcements

Open Access Week 2011 at CUNY includes events discussing Open Access Publishing in the Sciences, Using Open Education Materials in Your Courses, Understanding and Protecting Your Rights as an Author and Open Access Scholarly Publishing at various CUNY campuses such as City Tech, Hunter College, Brooklyn College and The Graduate Center.

ARL Releases Resource Packet on Orphan Works

September 15, 2011 | Announcements, News

The legality of making orphan works available to the public was recently challenged by three authors’ groups and eight individual authors in a lawsuit filed against the orphan works partnership and digital works repository HathiTrust and five of its research library partners. Read the ARL resource packet providing information about the core issues in that suit, including the scope and applicability of fair use to orphan works.

CUNY Critical Thinking Skills Initiative

July 7, 2011 | Announcements, News

Strong information literacy skills are ever more crucial to academic success, the effective use of information technology in the workplace, and the development of lifelong problem solving and critical thinking skills. The Office of Library Services is pleased to announce a CUNY Critical Thinking Skills Initiative with support from the Verizon Foundation. The initiative will commence in Fall 2011, with two online information literacy courses for community college students.

EBSCO Integrated Search: Reducing Search Time, Improving Search Results:

October 19, 2009 | Announcements

The Office of Library Services is pleased to announce EBSCO Integrated Search. This robust federated search engine simplifies access to material in CUNY’s online databases by letting you customize your search criteria.

Professor Stephanie Walker appointed Chief Librarian at Brooklyn College

June 29, 2009 | Announcements

Stephanie joined the Brooklyn College Library faculty as Associate Librarian for Information Services in August 2006, and has served as the Acting Chief Librarian since February 2008. To the position, she brings an equally strong mix of leadership

The Economist Historical Archive

June 2, 2009 | Announcements

The Economist Historical Archive contains every issue of the Economist published from 1843 to 2003, only it’s more than a backlog of issues from the global newsweekly.