Special Collections After Hours | In Contempt: Defending Free Speech, Defeating HUAC

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Join the Special Collections Research Center next Tuesday (8 February) at 4 pm EST for our next After Hours virtual open house of the term celebrating the launch of Ed Yellin and Jean Fagan Yellin’s book, In Contempt: Defending Free Speech, Defeating HUAC. In writing this book, the authors drew heavily upon materials that are now part of the Labadie Collection.

Replacing the Traditional Library “One-shot” Session with a Series of Online Videos: What Do Students Prefer?

Image of a computer playing a series of five videos.

Have you ever done a one-shot instruction session and thought, “I’m overwhelmed with the amount of information I talked about and I’m a librarian. I wonder how the students feel?” I felt that after teaching several capstone engineering courses. So I decided to create a series of videos instead. This blog post describes what I learned about students’ library learning preferences.

Resources for the study of watermarks

view of a tre lune (three crescents) watermark in a paper folio with arabic manuscript text and illumination

Newly featured on the Islamic Manuscript Studies research guide --- a selection of resources for the study of watermarks, especially useful for Islamic manuscript cultural contexts. A selection of these resources was first published 5 September 2012 on a retired blog platform and subsequently enhanced and updated.

Following a Data Citation through the Publishing Process

In the Spring of 2021, a researcher I regularly work with informed me that he had included the citation to his dataset in the References section of the paper that he had just submitted to AGU JGR Planets, https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1029/2021JE006875. I thought it was an excellent opportunity to follow one of our datasets through the process from a mention in the References section all the way through to the DataCite Data Metrics badge, https://support.datacite.org/docs/...

Contributing a Citation to DataCite - "IsCitedBy"

In early 2021, I was trying to verify whether the DataCite Data Metrics badge, https://support.datacite.org/docs/displaying-usage-and-citations-in-your-repository a tool for displaying usage and citation information, was working or not. However, I had no easy way of knowing whether any of our researchers had actually cited any of the data sets we host in Deep Blue Data in their published articles, let alone whether other researchers had. So, I decided to begin the process of adding citations to...

The Midnight Hour by Elly Griffiths

Cover of The Midnight Hour by Elly Griffiths

In this mystery set in Brighton, England, in 1965, private detective Emma Holmes investigates the murder of a theatrical impresario. His wife, a former music hall star, is accused of killing him. To prove her innocence, she hires Emma and her partner in the firm, Samantha "Sam" Collins, to solve the crime. Emma is also the wife of the police superintendent, Edgar Stephens, and they decide to work together, along with a young police officer, Meg Connolly. Griffiths writes vividly...

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