Dance in Video features some of the most influential dance performers and companies together with dozens of documentaries, interviews, and dance instruction videos - comprising 500 hours of content. The database provides coverage in breadth and depth for modern dance forms, and is valuable for researching dance history, dance analysis, dance instruction.
Opera in Video contains 500 hours of opera performances, captured on video through staged productions, interviews, and documentaries. Selections represent some of the world's best performers, conductors, and opera houses.
Black Studies in Video brings together seminal documentaries, powerful interviews, and previously unavailable archival footage surveying the black experience. Covers history, politics, art and culture, family structure, social and economic pressures, and gender relations.
Tom Wall, University Librarian, recently presented the awards to the winners of the Fourth Annual Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Mapping Contest.
On 23 April Boston College Libraries and the Slavic and Eastern Languages Department co-sponsored a reading and discussion event with Mikhail Shishkin, a Russian author.
Tom Wall discusses a renewed emphasis by BC Libraries on scholarly communication and open access "as we continue in our aspiration to 'add value beyond discovery'."
Sue Barrett writes about the Apprenticeship in College Teaching, a new program offered by the Connors Family Learning Center for grad student teaching assistants and fellows.
Greg McMahon and Barbara Hebard discuss the work of Jen O'Brien '13 and Juliette San Fillipo '13, Bookbuilders of Boston scholarship recipients, in the Burns Library conservation department and its connection with the BC Integrated Sciences Cleanroom and Nanofabrication Facility.
Brendan Rapple contends that knowledge is a public good and not a mere commodity. Consequently, it should be free as well as easily accessible.
Members of the BC community can now perform two actions hitherto not possible: download any HathiTrust text in the public domain and create collections of HathiTrust items on the HathiTrust site.
This spring the Federal government took two important, coordinated steps toward universal open access to federally-funded research.
The Burns Library has been making great progress in integrating special collections materials into the BC curriculum. During the Fall 2012 and Spring 2013 semesters, we've reached 25 classes and 950 students.
A purely whimsical romp through the recreational/non-scholarly use of library databases.
Nina Bogdanovsky discusses her experiences as the managing editor of the Open Access journal The Levantine Review.