April 2010 Archives

Have You Discovered the Sherlock Video Contest?

Sherlock is a discovery tool which allows you to search across many of the library's resources, including the Blais catalog and full-text journal articles, to find sources on your topic.

If you're a Claremont Colleges student, use Sherlock and you could win an iPod Touch. Just make a short video or animation promoting Sherlock and submit it by Wednesday, April 28. You can pick up an entry form at the Services Desk in Honnold/Mudd Library.

To find an online form that you can print out and for more information, visit Sherlock Video Contest.

Entries must be submitted at the Honnold/Mudd Services Desk and video links must be submitted on the contest page by April 28.

Good luck!

RefWorks--Last 2 Workshops of the Semester

The last two RefWorks workshop for Spring Semester will be offered in the Keck Learning Room, Honnold/Mudd Library, this week:

Monday, April 19, 5-7pm
Friday, April 23, 4-6pm

If you would like to attend either workshop, please email Gale Burrow.

RefWorks is a web-based bibliography management system that allows you to create and manage your own personal database of articles, web pages, and other types of information valuable for your research. In this workshop you will learn the basics of RefWorks for creating your database and importing records. You will also learn how to use the records in your database to format notes and bibliographies in the appropriate style (MLA, APA, etc.) for your papers.

This is a hands-on workshop and computers will be available. If you prefer, bring your own laptop.

Exhibition: The Murals of Northern Ireland

Honnold/Mudd Library
April 5 - June 30, 2010

MNI.jpgThe photographs in this exhibition span the period 1979-2004 and form a small selection taken from a unique digital collection of some six hundred or so images which is housed in the Claremont Colleges Digital Library. Murals began to appear in Northern Ireland at the end of the 1970s and early 1980s and were used by both Republicans and Loyalists in the war which had started in 1969 and which was to end (at least officially) only in 1998. The murals were a significant mode of cultural and historical representation which developed over a period of some twenty-five years of conflict. Sites of historical contestation, the walls were used to make overtly political declarations, to depict the conflict in brutal ways, and to express humour and irony to mock or satirise; they asserted specific standpoints, expressed community concerns, and engaged in forms of ideological interpellation. Yet the murals did more than simply articulate political viewpoints since they were also used to create physical, cultural and conceptual space. Walking the streets of Belfast and Derry--as the citizens did, as British soldiers did, as the media did, as tourists were later to do--it was impossible not to be addressed by the murals. The walls spoke historically, although what they said and how you understood them depended very much on who you were and what you were doing there. Whoever you were, and whatever your purpose, it was impossible to ignore them. They were, and remain, fascinating historical documents which belong to a conflict whose consequences continue to affect the political life of Ireland, Britain and of course Northern Ireland itself.

Photographs and curation by Tony Crowley, Hartley Burr Alexander Chair in the Humanities, Scripps College. For more information, contact Special Collections: 909-607-3977, or spcoll@cuc.claremont.edu.

Media Viewing Room in Honnold/Mudd

Looking for a quiet, cozy space to watch a DVD or video? The Media Viewing Room on Honnold 3 is just the place. There is comfortable seating for 4, an all region DVD player, a VCR player, and a 26" TV (soon to be a larger flat screen). The key for the room can be checked out at the Services Desk on the second floor of Honnold/Mudd Library.

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