Monday, March 31, 2008

National Archives partners with to make more documents available digitally

"The National Archives and are working as partners to bring unprecedented access to selections of the vast holdings of the National Archives. Learn More.

This non-exclusive agreement, beginning with the sizeable collection of materials currently on microfilm, will enable researchers and the general public to access millions of newly-digitized images of the National Archives historic records on a subscription basis from the Footnote web site. By February 6, the digitized materials will also be available at no charge in National Archives research rooms in Washington D.C. and regional facilities across the country. After an interval of five years, all images digitized through this agreement will be available at no charge through the National Archives web site."

The two organizations also worked together to develop the Interactive Vietnam Veterans Memorial. You can search or browse for names on the wall. Linked to each image, is information about the person's service. The site is web 2.0 capable in that it allows members (there is a free level of membership) to attach comments or tributes to a particular person's record.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Looking for a general list of available foreign language materials?

If you are looking for a general list of foreign language materials available through CLICnet, try this tip:

In the keyword search box enter "lang***" with the *** being the appropriate language code from this page. Take a look at the screenshot below for an example using the code "spa" for Spanish language materials.

clicnet spanish language search example

For a limited number of foreign languages, you can use the dropdown box of choices on the advanced search screen. This method works only in combination with other search terms (i.e. when you are looking for foreign language materials on a specific topic or when you are looking for a specific item).

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

. . .coming to CSP Tuesday, April 8th!

Traveling Exhibit Tells Unknown Story of German-American
Civilian Internment in the United States during World War II

The Traces Center for History and Culture will bring their traveling museum to Concordia University on April 8th.  The Bus-Museum will be open for viewing between 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.  The bus will be parked outside the theatre building in the parking lot on Hamline Avenue. 

At 12 noon in the Buetow Auditorium (music building), Michael Luick-Thrams, who was interned in a camp along with other Germans and Japanese for 4 years and was almost deported, will present his powerful story. 

Both the Bus-Museum and the Presentation are free and open to the public.Â