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June 29, 2011

Lafayette Joins HathiTrust Digital Library Initiative and Approves Open Access Research Resolution

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Lafayette has become the first liberal arts college to join HathiTrust, a cooperative of academic and research libraries seeking to preserve and provide access to the published record in digital form. The College is also one of just four liberal arts institutions to approve an open access resolution which allows the public to view Lafayette [...]

Eric Luhrs, center, head of digital scholarship services, has helped the library develop the infrastructure it needs to support research in the digital humanities. Here he works with Miguel Haruki Yamaguchi '11 on MetaDB, a software program that Luhrs created to allow scholars and librarians to collaborate on the creation of metadata.

May 6, 2011

New Lafayette Software Program Allows Scholars and Librarians to Collaborate on Digital Collections from Any Location

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  Eric Luhrs, digital initiatives librarian, has developed a one-of-a-kind software program that allows scholars and librarians to collaborate on the creation of metadata, the descriptive information that is used when searching electronic resources. “Digital collections are often created by people who understand the complexity of delivering information electronically, but who may lack specialized knowledge [...]

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March 22, 2011

Katherine Furlong Is Elected VP of PA Interlibrary Delivery Service Board and Receives Leadership Scholarship

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Katherine Furlong, associate director for access and administrative services at Skillman Library, has been elected vice president of the board of the Pennsylvania Interlibrary Delivery Service, an organization of libraries of all types (public, academic, museum, and special) that facilitates efficient resource sharing. Among other services, IDS negotiates the contract for a book and physical [...]

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March 18, 2011

Dedication to the Arts: Lafayette Celebrates Various Forms of Visual Expression through its Four Galleries

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The vibrant arts scene is a big part of campus life at Lafayette. Including the EPI (Experimental Printmaking Institute)/Riley Temple Gallery dedicated earlier this month, the College has four venues focusing on different aspects of visual art from photography to works by local artists and historically underrepresented groups. EPI/Riley Temple Gallery The inaugural exhibit of [...]

By Nava Atlas

February 25, 2011

In Retrospect Exhibit in Simon Room Spotlights the Works of Three Women Artists

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Spilling out of the Simon Room onto Skillman Library’s main floor is In Retrospect, an exhibit of vibrant artists’ books and other works on paper by three accomplished artists—Maureen Cummins, Ann Lovett, and Nava Atlas. As part of Women’s History Month, the artists will participate in a panel discussion about their work 4:15 p.m. Thursday, [...]

Views of Venice

February 25, 2011

Photographic Tribute to City of Venice on Display in Lass Gallery

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As part of Lafayette’s 2011 Roethke Humanities Festival on “The Renaissance Spirit,” Skillman Library’s Lass Gallery will host a photographic tribute to the city of Venice with the exhibition vedute di venezia (Views of Venice). The photographs are the work of Ewa Monika Zebrowski, a Montreal photographer, who has been photographing Venice for many years. [...]

Skillman Academics

January 7, 2011

Technology and Aesthetics Merge at Skillman Library

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From 2003-05, David Bishop Skillman Library underwent a $22 million expansion and renovation, which added 28,555 square feet and transformed almost every aspect of the interior and exterior. Today, students enjoy a learning and information center that combines beautiful architecture with high-end technology to provide a comfortable environment for study and research. For the design [...]

Skillman Library Receives AIA_ALA Library Building Award

November 8, 2010

Book Artist Carolee Campbell Presents Schlueter Lecture Nov. 11

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It’s a plot twist not even writers of the soap opera she appeared in could have imagined. Carolee Cambell, an Emmy-award winning actress who played Nurse Carolee Simpson for nine years in The Doctors, a soap described as “more risqué” in story line choices than General Hospital, quit one day to start Ninja Press  and [...]

A Book of Hours by Madelyn Garrett

September 17, 2010

Marking Time Exhibit Will Run Thorough Oct. 25 in the Simon Room Gallery

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Through Oct. 25, Skillman Library’s Simon Room Gallery is hosting a traveling exhibition of the Guild of Book Workers, a national organization for book artists founded in 1906. The juried exhibit, Marking Time, highlights the diverse talents of guild members, who include bookbinders, conservators, and calligraphers. The show includes nearly 50 works interpreting the theme [...]

Lafayette Celebrates Black History Month in February

February 1, 2010

Lafayette Celebrates Black History Month in February

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Events include lectures, an art exhibit, films, discussions, workshops, and performances; The keynote address by Molefi K. Asante, Jr. ’04 has been postponed Lafayette will celebrate Black History Month throughout the month of February with lectures, an art exhibit, films, discussions, workshops, and performances. The celebration’s keynote address by award-winning author, filmmaker, and professor Molefi [...]