Archive for March, 2006

Database of Chinese-Language Journals Now Available

Posted March 28th, 2006 by mit-admin

The MIT Libraries have acquired the China Academic Journals: Series G database, which includes indexing and fulltext contents of over 700 scholarly Chinese-language journals in political science, law, economics, military affairs, finance, business, and related subjects, with coverage from 1994 to the present. The database currently includes over 3,400,000 articles with over 400,000 new articles added each year.

An MIT certificate must be installed on your computer in order to access China Academic Journals: Series G. First-time users will be prompted to download Chinese simplified fonts. Documents may be viewed in either of two formats: CAJ documents, which are full-text, or PDF documents, which are full-image. The PDF documents are generally of higher quality.

Spring Break Special on Travel Books

Posted March 24th, 2006 by Jim Eggleston

Take advantage of the Humanities Library’s Spring Break Special loan period for Travel books. For a limited time only, books from the Travel Collection can be checked out for the duration of the break and will be due back on April 3.
You’ll find the Travel Collection in the Humanities Library, second floor of the Hayden building adjacent to the Humanities Browsery.
And do check out the Browsery. It is well stocked for your Spring Break diversions, including audiobooks, Manga and other graphic novels.

DSpace and educational technology at MIT

Posted March 21st, 2006 by Heather Denny

DSpace is featured on a new web site devoted to educational technology innovations at MIT. The Educational Transformation through Technology at MIT site details the commitment, strategy and impact of the DSpace project and features a video interview with MIT’s Director of Libraries, Ann Wolpert, and the Libraries’ Associate Director for Technology and acting director of the DSpace project, MacKenzie Smith.

MacKenzie Smith interviewed about Digital Libraries Research Projects

Posted March 16th, 2006 by Nicole Hennig

The Educause web site has made available an audio file (MP3) of an interview with MacKenzie Smith (Associate Director for Technology) about topics such as the Science Commons, governance of DSpace, the MIT Libraries’ investigation of Semantic Web technology via the SIMILE project, grid computing vis-a-vis the SDSC Storage Resource Broker, and digital preservation.

Photo Exhibit @Rotch: Sacred Transformations

Posted March 8th, 2006 by mit-admin

Sacred Transformations from Africa to Asia:

A photographic exploration of the power of collective prayer in transforming the public realm.
Featured artist: Ifeoma N. Ebo

Opening Reception at Rotch Library:
Friday March 10, 2006 5-7 pm

Funded (in part) by a Director’s Grant from the Council for the Arts at MIT.