Continuing our deep commitment to open access, the Libraries are sponsoring a number of events during Open Access Week.
BC Libraries blog, Scholarly Communication News@BC, has moved to a new platform.
Mary Ann Neary considers the teaching role of BC's law librarians.
Nick Szydlowski writes about two historical collections recently added to the Law Library's institutional repository.
The Library has a new database, PolicyFile, that facilitates tracking down reports from agencies and organizations.
Tom Wall considers some opportunities and challenges involved in maintaining a balance between the traditional and the modern when creating library collections.
Fr. Richard Blake writes about the history of the monograph series Studies in the Spirituality of Jesuits. The entire archive of Studies, consisting of 45 volumes, was recently digitized by BC Libraries, and is now freely available online.
Prof. Virginia Reinburg writes about an exciting new collaboration between the History Department and BC Libraries.
David Richtmyer considers a recent Burns acquisition, a German art magazine published by the Central Press of the Nazi Party in Munich during the years directly prior and during World War II.
Jonas Barciauskas considers the nature of a research collection in the swiftly evolving digital library environment.
Jane Morris considers the escalating costs of textbooks and the resultant hardship this poses for many students.
Brendan Rapple argues that a truly educated individual today requires a sound appreciation of information in its social, political, economic and cultural context and the competence to locate and use it appropriately.
Summer 2013 proved a busy time at the John J. Burns Library. Popular manuscript collections consulted included the Graham Greene Papers, Donnelly and Sons Records, Jane Jacobs Papers and the Hopkins Family Papers.
The Library recently purchased the digital papers of Winston Churchill and Joseph Stalin.
BC Libraries recently purchased The Illustrated London News Online Archive, a full-text database of every issue of the The Illustrated London News, the world's first fully illustrated weekly newspaper.