Friday, December 14, 2012

New Items at Hewes Library

New items are added to the Hewes Library Collection on a continual basis. Recent titles have included:

  • Second World War by Antony Beevor
  • Statue of Liberty: A Transatlantic Story by Edward Berenson
  • Exploring Greek Myth by Matthew Clark
  • History of Wales by John Davies
  • Antony and Cleopatra by Adrian Goldsworthy
  • Art of Biography in Antiquity by Tomas Hagg
  • Wake of Jamey Foster by Beth Henley
  • Computer: A Short Introduction by  Darrel Ince
  • Long Day's Journey into Night by Eugene O'Neill
  • Hallucinations by Oliver Sacks

Winter Break Hours

Hewes Library will begin Winter Break hours on December 15.

Winter Break 2012 - 2013 (December 15 - January 14)
Monday - Friday8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Saturday - SundayClosed
HOLIDAYS: Dec. 24-26, Dec. 31, Jan. 1Closed

Monday, December 10, 2012

Don't Forget! Return your Library Books

As the semester comes to a close, do not forget to stop by the library and return your library books.  If you do, you will avoid overdue notices on your library materials over Winter Break.

You can renew items online through the My Account feature in the library's catalog if the materials are not overdue. If the materials are overdue, please return the items to the library and, if there is not a hold on the item, it should be possible for you to renew the item.  If you choose to renew books and keep them over break, please remember to login to your account to renew materials online.

Friday, December 7, 2012

Finals Hours - Open until 2am starting Saturday

Beginning on Saturday, December 8, Hewes Library will be open until 2am for students preparing for final exams.  Our schedule through the end of finals is below. 

Finals Hours
FridayDecember 77:30 a.m. - Midnight
Saturday - SundayDecember 8 - 99:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
Monday - ThursdayDecember 10 - 137:30 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
FridayDecember 147:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Hewes Library will begin Winter Break hours on December 15.

Winter Break 2012 - 2013 (December 15 - January 14)
Monday - Friday8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Saturday - SundayClosed
HOLIDAYS: Dec. 24-26, Dec. 31, Jan. 1Closed

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Treasures of the Collection - Manga

Stressed out studying for finals, need some light entertainment? Take a break this during the busy end-of-semester time and de-stress with some manga.  For the few of you who might not know, manga is a Japanese style of illustrated story or film containing characters with “.. distinctive large, staring eyes, and typically having a science-fiction or fantasy theme.”  (definition from OED).  

The origin of manga in its current form is the subject of much debate with some people claiming that the roots of the art form can be traced back to the 12th century, with others arguing that it was influenced by the American comic strips of the late 19thand early 20th centuries and still others arguing for a blending of the two.   Whatever its origins, it has become a very popular form of story-telling in both Japan and America.  Hewes library’s collection of Manga is all a result of donations by the Anime club at Monmouth College. 

These books are a growing collection first established in 2009 when the Anime club at Monmouth College donated a collection of manga to the library.  They have added to the collection over time and it currently consists of over 30 paperback titles by such author/illustrators as Koge-Donbo, Rumiko Takahashi and others.  Monmouth’s collection consists of English translations of Japanese books.  A few of the titles were originally written in English by non-Japanese authors.

However, the majority of the library’s manga collection is not in book format, but is visual.  The club donated over 100 DVD’s to the library that are all available to be charged out to people holding a MC or I-Share library card.  Included are films made of famous comics by Takahashi (Ranma 1/2) and animated TV series such as Desert Punk, Steam Detectives and others

So if you need some light reading or viewing during the upcoming exam season, check out either the book collection found on the second floor of the library at call number PN6790 or our DVD collection at call number PN1992.8 for some light entertainment.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Database Highlight: CAMIO - Catalog of Art Museum Images Online

CAMIO: Catalog of Art Museum Images Online

Would you like to add some visual punch to a paper or presentation?  Adding some visual interest by means of an illustration can assist.  Although the web is full of images, finding high quality images that can be used without first obtaining permission or attribution can be difficult.  That is where the use of CAMIO, the Catalog of Art Museum Images Online comes in.  CAMIO is a database containing high quality images from major museums around the globe that can be used freely for educational purposes such as in a Power Point enhanced talk or in a paper.

This database contains over 95,000 images covering a wide range of art; there are pictures of “…paintings, sculpture, decorative and utilitarian objects, prints, drawings and watercolors, jewelry and costumes, textiles and architecture—.

The images come from some of the world’s better known museums such as the Library of Congress, George Eastman House International Museum of Photography, The Smithsonian American Art Museum and London’s Victoria and Albert Museum.

To search the database you can either 1. Enter search terms in the box or on one of the subject categories found on the main page.

Once you find an image you’d like to use you can download, email or print the picture by clicking the right mouse button.  If you use the “view in high resolution button”, you have the same choices given on the screen containing the image.  Can do other things with the images and the help button (#3 on the main page) will describe in detail the many things you can do with the images. 

When should I use this database?  When you need for copyright free images that have been cleared for educational use to use in presentations or papers try CAMIO.  NOTE: If you want a larger selection of images to choose from, try the much larger database ArtStor