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The Power of the Crowd: Collecting and Describing Images of Public Art

As part of the "Public Art, Identity, and Space" event series celebrating the CCDL's "Murals of Northern Ireland" collection, the Claremont Colleges Library is hosting an interactive workshop led by CCL librarians and special guests. The workshop will be held on Thursday, October 6, from 2-4pm in the library's new Collaborative Commons. Participants will have the opportunity to work directly with images from the collection or capture images from around the Colleges using equipment from the Digital Tool Shed.

There will be an introduction by our guest speaker Tony Crowley, Professor of English Language at the University of Leeds, and Allegra Swift, CCL Scholarly Communication & Publishing Coordinator, for an understanding of digital collecting, the power of metadata, and the value-add of open access.

Participants can select a group for a hands-on Digital Humanities experience:

Northern Ireland Murals: Tony, Allegra, and Digital Scholarship Coordinator Ashley Sanders will guide the group to work directly with describing these images and sharing them in a project that will kick off at the workshop for ongoing crowdsourced metadata.

Pomona Walker Wall: Digital Scholarship Fellow Ramya Mukund will lead a group to the Walker Wall to work with new images and metadata capture.

Pitzer murals: GIS Specialist Warren Roberts will bring a group to the Pitzer murals and then back to the library so the group will gain hands-on experience with image capture, GIS data considerations, and other metadata issues.

Please RSVP on the library's website here or to

Make a Zine with Grrrl Zines A-Go-Go

Join us for a Zine Workshop led by Grrrl Zines A-Go-Go, a San Diego based zine collective promoting zines as culture work. No experience necessary, all supplies included, open to all 7C students.

Where: Honnold/Mudd Library Founders Room
When: Wed., March 2, 4-5:30PM
Who: 7C Students

Cosponsored by Claremont Colleges Library RE:BOOK and Pitzer College's ASAM 105: Zines, Creativity, Community


When: October 15 | 3:30 - 5:30 pm
Where: Claremont Colleges Library, Founders Room
What: Discussion, wine, and treats with scholars from UW and USC

Come to the Claremont Colleges Library for what is sure to be a lively debate on Open Access Opportunities for Credit, Tenure, and Promotion. Learn how scholars, researchers, tenure committees, policy makers, and funders are embracing broader and more diverse evaluation criteria and new forms of authorship and publishing.

Dr. Stephen Roberts, Associate Professor in the School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences at the University of Washington, will discuss open scholarship in the context of practical considerations, altmetrics, and opportunities. This will include of an overview of how our research group uses available tools as well as perspectives on the promotion process. Dr. Roberts' lab webpage and research.

Dr. Tara McPherson, Associate Professor of Critical Studies at the University of Southern California's School of Cinematic Arts, will speak about the development of new tools and paradigms for digital publishing, learning, and authorship in the context of her research in the digital humanities, early software histories, gender, and race.

Maria Savova, the Claremont Colleges Library Director of Information Resources and Systems, will present examples of business models that allow for prestigious publications to become available under Open Access giving evidence to the opportunities provided by the rapid evolution in scholarly communication.

FMI: | 909.607.0893

Our New Discovery Gateway

The Claremont Colleges Library has selected OCLC's WorldShare Management System (WMS) as its next generation platform for delivering library services. WMS will provide the library with the opportunity to expand discovery of information resources and increase the ease of access to library content. While the look and some of the functions will be a bit different from our current system, we are confident that this change will provide our users with improved library service.

Implementing WMS will...

  • Allow the library to integrate more of our resources and services into the "one box" search function which will reduce barriers to discovering and accessing content.

  • Enable users to be able to move more easily from locating information resources to accessing full text content in electronic form.

  • Empower users to be able to quickly and easily order information resources (books, articles, etc) that are not immediately available but are owned by other libraries.

The library targets to go live with WMS in July 2015. In preparation for this transition, we are offering "sneak preview" sessions to introduce faculty and students to the new system, using examples drawn from other WMS libraries. We invite you to join in on one of the following sessions to learn about WMS and to ask questions.

Honnold/Mudd Library's New Discovery Gateway- Introduction Sessions
Tuesday, April 14, 12:15-1pm | Aviation Room, Hoch-Shanahan Dining Commons, HMC (Bite of Learning)

Wednesday, April 22, 8-9am | KLR, Honnold/Mudd Library (register online)

Tuesday, April 28, 12-1pm | KLR, Honnold/Mudd Library (register online)

Thursday, May 7, 4-5pm | Keck 2, Honnold/Mudd Library (register online)

Monday, May 11, 2:30-3:30pm | KLR, Honnold/Mudd Library (register online)

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