If you discover that the Brown Library doesn’t own a book that you need or that Brown’s copy is checked out, don’t despair. You can make an online request to borrow the book from another library. It’s easy, quick, and provides access to over 75 million volumes. For more information, and a complete list of libraries involved, go to: More Borrowing Options
Look for links to “Borrow from Other Libraries” or “Check InRhode” at the top of a Josiah search results screen (see screenshot) or click on “More Borrowing Options” on the Brown Library home page.
Borrow Direct provides access to the Ivy League libraries (except Harvard). With InRhode you can search the collections of Roger Williams University and other Rhode Island academic libraries. The Virtual Catalog will connect you to 13 other libraries, including Tufts University and the University of Connecticut.
For assistance, talk with anyone at a Library service desk or use Ask-A-Librarian
ARTstor is a new electronic image product available through the Library Web, offering more than 400,000 digital images of art, architecture, and archaeology. ARTstor’s initial software tools will support a wide range of pedagogical and research uses: viewing and analyzing images through features such as zooming and panning, saving groups of images online for personal or shared uses, and creating and delivering presentations both online and offline.
To get started see ARTstor HELP for Brown University Students
Off-campus users must log in via the VPN client or EZproxy.
For further information contact: Norine_Duncan@brown.edu
Tuesday, March 14, 2006, 7 p.m.
John Hay Library
“The Reluctant Spiritualist: A Life of Maggie Fox”
Nancy Rubin Stuart, MAT ’67
Award-winning author Nancy Rubin Stuart MAT ’67 will give a talk and slide presentation on her latest book, “The Reluctant Spiritualist: A Life of Maggie Fox.” This work depicts the true-life tale of the beautiful Victorian teenager caught in a family web of greed and deception. Maggie Fox later rose to celebrity status as one of the founders of American spiritualism. Her alleged ability to communicate with spirits in America’s first séances of 1848-1850 astounded the press, made her and her sisters the darlings of Broadway, inspired thousands of child imitators, and fascinated the most prominent men and women of her era – among them, Horace Greeley, James Fenimore Cooper, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Mary Todd Lincoln, William Lloyd Garrison, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and William James. In 2005 the Washington Post considered Ms. Stuart’s book “fascinating” and the Boston Globe called it “ a richly sympathetic portrait of a fascinating and tragic woman.” For additional information about the book and the author, see: http://www.thereluctantspiritualist.com/
Some related materials from the Brown University Library Special Collections will be exhibited in the Lownes Room. Ms. Rubin Stuart will be available for questions and a book signing at the conclusion of her talk.
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Thursday, March 2, 2006, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
John Hay Library
Exhibit, Panel Presentation, and Reception
The Pembroke Center for Teaching and Research on Women and the Sarah Doyle Center, in association with the Friends of the Library, will celebrate an exhibit showcasing some of the Rhode Island and Pembroke women’s documents in the Christine Dunlap Farnum Archives. Listen to the Voices of Sophia, the new choir of Providence’s Sophia Academy. Hear an historian, an archivist, a student, an alumni and a donor of records talk about the importance of remembering what women have done.
To: Members of Brown University
Members of the Brown community are reminded to be diligent regarding agreements the University has with vendors of electronic services and software. The Library currently makes available more than 12,000 ejournals and 275 third party proprietary databases. CIS offers many site licenses for software. Behind each of these services are license agreements which govern how the material can be used by individuals. These are, in effect, contracts, which are legal and binding documents between you and the software/service provider. Some carry specific limitations such as the purposes for which downloaded material can be used or the number of records that can be downloaded at any one time. Electronic resource providers are becoming increasingly sophisticated in monitoring use of their services; their ability to detect violations should not be underestimated. Additionally, such infringing uses of university resources and networks are contrary to Brown’s acceptable use policies and may result in sanctions being imposed by the University and or revocation of network privileges by the University.
The Library provides notice to users about licensing limitations through links from its web page. Some resources actually carry click through licensing terms which must be accepted before proceeding. Users have an obligation to read, be aware of, and observe the terms and conditions of use for all electronic resources. Software also carries agreements which should be read and understood before download takes place. Failure to take note and observe such terms and conditions of use puts the individual user at risk and potentially could result in termination of service to the entire campus. During the last year, services have been suspended to the entire campus more than once due to the actions of a single individual. We remind all members of the Brown community to please be aware of your legal obligations so that service will not be jeopardized for others. This is something to be taken seriously.
Vice President, Computing & Information Services
For a quiet and comfortable place to study, “check-out” Level A at the Rock!
Over the winter break, the Level A Reading Room of the Rockefeller Library was upgraded with new, comfortable seating in the reading room and adjacent lobby area, refinished study tables, new study carrels, new carpeting, and painting. In addition, ten individual study rooms on Level A have been updated. Funding for this project was provided by the Provost.
Refurbished Reading Room
View from above
For further information contact Daniel_O’Mahony@brown.edu
Tuesday, March 28, 2006 5:30 p.m.
John Hay Library
Lydia Maria Child was once America’s bestselling author and its first feminist. In 1833, she declared war against slavery with her daring publication, An Appeal in Favor of That Class of Americans Called Africans. Today she is largely forgotten. A special exhibit and lecture at Brown University works to reinstate her to her rightful place in American letters and human rights. The lecture by local historian and bibliophile, Ray Rickman will be held during a public reception on Tuesday, March 28, 2006 at 5:30 pm at the John Hay Library, 20 Prospect Street, Providence. The event is free and open to the public.
Books were central to the life and identity of Child. As an etiquette maven for children, as a novelist, an historian, a religious writer and, an outspoken champion of human rights, her books framed and outlined her beliefs and character. The exhibit will utilize more that 75 books, letters, and photos from the private collection of Ray Rickman to reflect Child as the first woman in America to commit her life to equality. Robb Dimmick, known for his work on the Langston Hughes, Abraham Lincoln and Black Lavender exhibits at the Hay, will serve as guest curator.
Not limiting herself to African American justice, she campaigned against the dispossession and genocide of Native Americans, championed equal rights for women, promoted literature for children, and was the first domestic advice diva.
Mr. Rickman, will discuss Mrs. Child’s influence on other prominent women, including Harriett Beecher Stowe, Julia Ward Howe, and the late Rosalind Wiggins, and talk briefly about how and why he built his Lydia Maria Child collection. The exhibit runs from February 28 through March 31st.
“The Other Lincoln/Douglass Debate”
Philip Gould, Professor of English
Director of the American Seminar at Brown
Thursday, February 9, 2006 7 – 8 p.m.
John Hay Library
This talk will examine the relation between Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass over troubling racial and political issues that arose during the Civil War, particularly treatment of black troops, colonization, and of course emancipation. It looks at Lincoln through the eyes of Douglass and African American leaders (and culture). It also considers the potential effect Douglass might have contributed to Lincoln’s views on race and on African Americans.
This lecture and the accompanying exhibit, “Broken Chains: Abraham Lincoln and the Legacy of Emancipation in the African American Experience , 1820-1920 “, are part of a series of special events held in conjunction with the traveling exhibition “Forever Free: Abraham Lincoln’s Journey to Emancipation” sponsored by the Providence Public Library. The traveling exhibit has been organized by the Huntington Library and the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History in cooperation with the Public Programs Office of the American Library Association. The exhibition at the Providence Public Library will run through February 10, 2006 and has been made possible by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Tours of the Lincoln Rooms will be available before the lecture from 6-7 p.m.
For more information contact Holly_Snyder@brown.edu