The Scopus database will be available for use starting in January, and our access to Web of Science will cease at the end of December. If you have any questions about this process, please contact Ford Schmidt (firstname.lastname@example.org, extension x5407).
The Hatfield Library has special hours during Thanksgiving.
Wed, Nov. 27 7:45 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Thur – Sat, Nov. 28 – 30 CLOSED
Sun, Dec. 1 1 p.m. – 2 a.m.
Normal building hours resume Monday, November 26th. The Hatfield Library staff wish the Willamette Community a most wonderful and safe Thanksgiving Break!
All are invited to the following lecture being given by Ed Folsom, the world’s foremost expert on Walt Whitman. Folsom is visiting WU as this semester’s Senior Humanities Seminar guest scholar.
Thursday, October 24, 4:15-5:15pm
“‘That towering bulge of pure white’: Walt Whitman, Herman Melville, the Capitol Dome, and Black America”
Dr. Ed Folsom
This lecture examines how Walt Whitman and Herman Melville responded to the decision to expand the national Capitol building and to crown it with a massive white dome, and it explores how the dome was perceived in racial terms as it was being built and completed.
Folsom is the Carver Professor of American Literature at the University of Iowa. An award-winning teacher and scholar, he is the author, co-author, or editor of many books including Walt Whitman: The Measure of His Song (1981), Walt Whitman’s Native Representations (1994), Walt Whitman and the World (1995), Whitman East and West: New Contexts for Reading Walt Whitman (2002), Whitman Making Books/Books Making Whitman (2005), Re-Scripting Walt Whitman (2005), and Leaves of Grass: The Sesquicentennial Essays (2007). He edits the Walt Whitman Quarterly Review and co-directs the Walt Whitman Archive (http://www.whitmanarchive.org/).
More on Folsom:
Sounds of Harmony: Traditional Music in the Reconstruction of Identity and Healing/Therapy of the Modern Mind-And-Heart
The Hatfield Library will have on display bamboo musical instruments from Yunnan, China, October 26-November 3rd. Also of note, there will be a public concert on traditional Chinese music and a seminar on traditional music and identity reconstruction (details below).
The Willamette University Archives is excited to announce that the diary of Janette McCalley Stowell (1847-1916), which details the everyday life of a wife and mother at the end of the nineteenth century and the beginning of the twentieth in Portland, Oregon and Sitka, Alaska is now available online.
Janette McCalley was born in Kirkcaldy, Scotland on January 29, 1847. She came to America with her parents in 1851 and the family moved to Salem, Oregon in 1859. Janette McCalley graduated from Willamette University with a B.S. in 1865 and taught for a time in the Preparatory Course at Willamette University. She married George Stowell on February 20, 1870 in Springfield, Oregon. She and George had four children.
By 1888, the Stowell family had moved to Corbett Street in Portland, Oregon. In January, 1890, Janette Stowell began a diary which she kept, in an irregular fashion, until 1906. She died on February 4, 1916, and was survived by her husband, and three of her four children.
Stowell’s diary details the everyday life of a wife and mother at the end of the nineteenth century and the beginning of the twentieth. She writes of keeping a garden and growing flowers, caring for her children, entertaining friends, going to church and her involvement in a branch of the Chautauqua Institute.
In February of 1890 the Portland area experienced a damaging flood which covered Ross Island and washed away many buildings and homes. Mrs. Stowell describes walking to where the family could see the flood waters covering Ross Island and watching debris pile up at the Ross Island Bridge.
In the late 1890s she joined a reading club and was more involved in growing roses. By 1900, after a break in the diary of two years, she reports the family is in Sitka, Alaska where her husband is working. The final entry in the diary is for August 25, 1906.
Because this is a big migration from many systems to one, it will take 18 months to get all Alliance libraries up and running. In the meantime, you will experience a hybrid system, with many of the advantages of the new, next generation system and a few remnants of the old. All the benefits of the new system will become operational when the last group of libraries goes-live. Willamette is one of the first institutions to move to this new environment, so our services may be a bit bumpy during the transition. Information on how to use this new interface (including use of mobile apps) will be coming soon!
We appreciate your patience and good humor as we move to this better, easier to use library system.
Large images can slow down your printing and waste paper on drafts. Here are some tips to help reduce waste and speed up printing.
Use placeholders for your images until your final drafts. Not only will it save a ton of paper but it can help you focus on the flow of the words and transitions.
Crop and shrink your image to 8.5 x 11 inches which is standard page size. Inserting an image that is larger will take up unnecessary space and will ultimately slow printing. http://www.photoshopessentials.com/essentials/image-resizing/
If you have high resolution images (DPI — dots per inch), save them at lower resolution. One way is to use Photoshop to change your DPI. Copy your image, then open Photoshop, and click File and new. A box will open in which you can change your DPI. We recommend 75 DPI. Photoshop is available on all campus computer labs.
Did you know you can print several slides on one page? PowerPoint, Keynote, even Google Presentations all offer slick ways to print 2x, 4x, or even 6x slides on one pages. It’s perfect for lab references, taking notes, or just plain turning that monstrosity into a 6 page lapdog.
BONUS user-submitted tip! Print More than one page on a single sheet from PDFs:
Better Than Printing Tip #9: Improve Reading on a Computer Screen.
Reading on a screen can be uncomfortable and exhausting on the eyes. Glare, contrast, and scrolling constantly cause eyestrain quickly. To improve your reading experience on screens, try adjusting nearby light sources, dial down the whites in your monitor, and use tools to hide distracting parts e-articles.
Check out these links for more details:http://lifehacker.com/5890461/how-to-make-reading-on-your-computer-a-better-experience