Thursday, April 19, 2012

Hendrickson Forum Today

Hi SMU Library Lovers,
At 1:30pm today, the Hendrickson Institute is hosting a seminar From Free to Fee and Other Information Age Challenges. This topic affects everyone--come and ask questions! Here's a quick overview of the content of the Q&A seminar:
Organizations and individuals are drowning in information. How can they search, assess, and distribute it in order to make good decisions?
  • How do organizations find all the credible information they need? What’s about free vs. paid services?
  • Who “owns” information? How are intellectual property rights protected?
  • While we search and buy online, what data is being collected about us and how do businesses use it?
  • How has the packaging and selling of information changed business models? How are organizations adapting to information as "the product"?
Sue Gardner

Read more about the seminar here.

And later in the afternoon, the Hendrickson Institute is hosting a forum titled Why Wikipedia Matters. It features Sue Gardner, executive director of the Wikimedia Foundation.

Time: 3:30 - 5:00 p.m.
Registration at 3:00 p.m. Program*, reception to follow.

Read more about the Hendrickson Forum here.

Monday, April 16, 2012

April 2012 New Books

Springtime means new books in the library!

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Classical Music Database


Love classical music? So do we!
Sometimes we prefer Ke$ha. But I digress.

If you do love the classical, then you'll be pleased to learn there is a database dedicated to classical music and you can use it for free this month!!!!

The database is called Classical Music in Video (read about it here) produced by the Alexander Street Press. They are the same group that provides the excellent Counseling and Therapy In Video (CTIV) database to which we subscribe.

In order to enjoy classical music for free for a month, sign up here. Minimal information is needed--just your name, email address, and institution name (Saint Mary's University of MN). Then you can rock like Bach or dance like Franz (Schubert).

**The photo above was doctored. The database does not contain the music of The Biebz.

Thursday, April 05, 2012

2012 Easter Hours

TC Library will be closed Friday, April 6th through Monday, April 9th in honor of the Easter Holiday weekend. 

Normal hours resume Tuesday, April 10th.

Egg salad sandwiches will be consumed by library staff that week.