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Carsey School reaches 100k+ downloads in the UNH Scholars' Repository

Posted August 16, 2016

Last month, the Carsey School of Public Policy had their publications reach 100,000 downloads on the UNH Scholars’ Repository, where their 279 articles have been living for only the past four years.

See all of the Carsey School publications in the UNH Scholars' Repository.

The Carsey School of Public Policy at UNH conducts policy research that informs effective solutions and demonstrates how social and environmental science can be applied to real world problems. Learn more about the Carsey School.

The UNH Scholars’ Repository is a central location for collecting and promoting scholarship and creative work by UNH faculty, students, staff, institutes, and programs. Scholarship in the repository is indexed by search engines such as Google, making it accessible to a wide audience.

The Scholars’ Repository also provides a central location for archiving UNH scholarship for long-term access, promotes the rights of authors to control their intellectual property, and furthers the concept of Open Access to research.

To have your publications, presentations, and other scholarly or creative work added to the UNH Scholars’ Repository, contact the University Library Scholarly Communication Office.

To learn more about Open Access publishing, author copyrights, and research repositories, visit the Scholarly Communication and Open Access Library Guide.

The New Responsible Conduct of Research Library Guide

Posted August 9, 2016

The UNH Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) and Scholarly Activity Committee has released its new Responsible Conduct of Research Library Guide.

Topics include: animal care and use, authorship and publication, collaborative research, conflicts of interest, data management, hazardous materials, human subjects, intellectual property, mentoring, misconduct, and peer review.

Each topic page in the RCR Library Guide contains:

  • Contact information for a key person at UNH
  • Information about any relevant UNH board/committee
  • A link to UNH's web-based instructional module on the topic
  • Current stories/blog posts/articles on the topic
  • A variety of resources, sorted by type: key documents, federal, UNH, academic, general, YouTube, cases, and books
  • Links to relevant articles in the PLOS Ten Simple Rules Collection

Additional topics slated to be added to the guide in the upcoming months include export controls, scientific communication, and social responsibility. If you know of a resource that you think appropriate to be added in a current topic section, please email Julie Simpson in Research Integrity Services.

The new RCR Library Guide is the latest in a series of research ethics resources developed by the RCR Committee. They include:

For more information about the RCR Library Guide or the RCR Program, please contact Julie Simpson in Research Integrity Services at (603) 862-2003.

Multimedia Display: Inspirational Sports Movies

Posted July 25, 2016

The library celebrates the Summer Olympics in Rio next month with a new display of inspirational sports movies. The display will be in our multimedia room during the month of August.

Our multimedia room is located in Dimond Library on Level 2.

The display includes films such as:

Women's History Month Display

Posted March 4, 2016

It's Women's History Month and we're celebrating by showcasing the work of several alumnae authors in a new library display.

This display, which includes a table of books available for borrowing, will run through the month of March, and is located on Dimond Level 3 (Main Floor).

Our Featured Alumnae Authors

Ursula Hegi

Alice McDermott

Thylias Moss

Laurel Thatcher Ulrich

ProQuest Scheduled Maintenance

Posted January 7, 2016

On January 16, 2016, ProQuest will be upgrading its systems infrastructure to improve performance, security, and overall product reliability.

The maintenance is scheduled to begin at 10:00 PM Eastern Standard Time and will last for 8 hours. ProQuest products will not be available during this time.

Affected databases and services include (but are not limited to):

  • ProQuest Congressional
  • Dissertations & Theses
  • Online Newspaper Archives
  • RefWorks
  • ebrary® e-books

See the ProQuest blog for a complete list of affected products.

If you need help accessing other databases, online journals, or e-books, you can report an access problem.

Digital collections currently unavailable

Posted December 24, 2015

Update: access to our digital collections has been restored.

Our digital collections are currently unavailable due to an unforeseen technical problem. We are currently working to restore access.

In the meantime, you can also access many of our digitized items via the Internet Archive.

This outage does not affect access to the library catalog or our databases.

Digital collections contains digital versions of books, letters, photographs, and other items from our collections. The focus of Digital Collections is the history of New Hampshire, its people, places, events, governance, and industries, including the history of UNH.

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Holiday Music on Display

Posted December 9, 2015

Through the month of December there is a display of holiday music in the Multimedia Room (Dimond, Level 2).

Come in to borrow some of your favorites today!

In addition to the display items, the UNH Library has numerous electronic resources that include holiday music within their collections:

You can filter your searches by keyword, subject, or even specific songs.

As with other electronic resources, these music databases are available on-site to all users and off-site to UNH students, faculty, and staff.

Display Celebrates 150 Years of Alice in Wonderland

Posted October 21, 2015

In celebration of the 150th anniversary of Alice in Wonderland, we have created a display in Dimond Library with various representations of Lewis Carroll's classic story. Many items from the display are available for circulation, including:

  • Children's adaptations of Alice in Wonderland
  • Books in multiple languages including English, Spanish, and Russian
  • DVDs, music on CDs, and audiobooks

We've included many items from Special Collections, and digital photos courtesy of the UNH Department of Theater and Dance, from their past performances of Alice in Wonderland.

In addition to the display items, the UNH Library has many electronic resources related to Alice in Wonderland.

eBooks

Musical Score

Streaming Video and Audio

Come see the display on the main level of Dimond Library near the circulation desk. The display will be up through the end of November.

Spooktober Multimedia Display - Scary Movies!

Posted October 8, 2015

In celebration of Halloween, there is now a very scary film display in the Multimedia Room (Dimond, Level 2)!

The display includes:

...and many more films that are guaranteed to spook you to the bones!

This display will be up for the entire month of October, so be sure to bring your friends and be ready to get scared!

Whalebone to Steel: The Shape of Fashion

Posted September 3, 2015

September 18 - December 18

Take a peek at what lies beneath, in Whalebone to Steel: The Shape of Fashion, a new textile exhibition at the University of New Hampshire Museum.

Past exhibitions have focused on lovely gowns and surface details, but Whalebone to Steel: The Shape of Fashion, the latest effort by guest curator Astrida Schaeffer, lifts skirts and unbuttons bodices to reveal the true ‘Victoria’s secrets’ — the corsets, hoops, bustles and more, that shaped and supported the changing silhouettes of women’s clothes from the 18th to the early 20th centuries.

Some of the foundation garments displayed are designed to reshape the body, while some added to the body to change the profile. Early corsets and their precursors, called “stays,” were stiffened with reeds, cords, or whalebone (actually baleen) as a means of supporting the torso and bust. As technology advanced in the mid-19th century steel boning became the norm and the hourglass figure emerged as a result of steel’s shaping qualities.

According to Schaeffer:

Contrary to urban legend, that didn’t mean fainting ladies and rib removal; the exhibition makes the case that much of what we think we know about what it was like to live in a corset is a myth. In fact women lived quite active lives while corseted and could even be fairly athletic.

Where corsetry physically altered the body, hoops and bustles affected women’s shapes by building out artificially from it with cages of steel and other materials. The exhibition showcases a range of these items, as well as contemporary attitudes towards women's’ fashionably ballooning forms.

The core of the items on view comes from the Irma Bowen Textile Collection at UNH, which holds some 700 textile pieces donated to the university by Bowen. These pieces were originally gathered as teaching tools for the home economics dressmaking classes she taught at UNH from the 1920s to the 1940s.

In addition, generous loans from collections at the Brick Store Museum, John Paul Jones House, Museums of Old York, Strawbery Banke Museum, and the Wentworth Lear Historic Houses help fill out the story of how women’s clothes were shaped by their underthings.

The exhibition is sponsored by the University Museum and funded in part by the E.Ruth Buxton Stephenson Memorial Fund.

The University Museum, located in the Dimond Library, is open Monday through Friday, 12 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Wednesday noon to 8 p.m. Closed November 11, & 26 to 28.

Visit our Museum page for directions, parking information, photos, and more information on the exhibition and related programs.

Media contact: Dale Valena
University Museum, UNH
603-862-1081