Dimond Library

Walk on the Sun Exhibit

November 18, 2014

November 19th, Dimond Library, level 3 (main level) 10am to 4pm

Walk on the Sun is an engaging new interactive space science exhibit which facilitates perception of scientific data and imagery through music and movement. It will be showcased at the Library’s GIS Day celebration on November 19.

Since 1992, Marty Quinn has worked on numerous scientific projects to represent data through the cognitively rich domain of music. Over the past several years, he received two NASA grants for an innovative approach using image sonification to communicate the content of images from NASA's STEREO space mission. He currently works for the Space Science Center at UNH's EOS (Morse Hall) supporting two NASA missions known as CRaTER and IBEX.

Walk on the Sun provides a way to explore images of all kinds, including the over one million images of the Sun, the Corona, and the solar winds from 8 cameras on board the twin NASA STEREO spacecraft, through movement and music. In addition, images of nebula and galaxies from NASA's Hubble and Chandra telescopes may also be selected for viewing, hearing and exploring.

People's movements are visually tracked and used to select pixels in images they literally walk on. The images are data projected downwards onto a white floor. The pixels are translated simultaneously into musical notes based on color and brightness so the explorer can comprehend the scientific information contained in the images via the auditory and musical channels of the human brain, substantially increasing accessibility to those who are blind and visually impaired.

For GIS Day at the Library, Marty will also be demonstrating a number of NASA environmental change image sequences which allow one to hear the change as a change in music. A follow-on technology created by Quinn called MoveMusic will also be used during the UNH Diwali Celebration on Nov 15th to sonify the movements of models during the Indian fashion show segment.

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GIS Day 2014

November 13, 2014

GIS Day is happening on November 19th, from 10am to 4pm at Dimond Library.

GIS Day is a chance to explore the world of geospatial technology. Geospatial technologies are increasingly used in research and teaching within the humanities, social sciences, sciences, and other disciplines, as well as in many consumer products.

The Library’s Geospatial Services Center (GSC) on the main level will be open and will host refreshments and other activities. This year’s GIS Day features “Walk on the Sun and Hear it as Music”, an interactive space science exhibit, as well as a poster walk throughout the library featuring various applications of geospatial technology, and presentations on uses of GIS and other software in the Natural Sciences Resource Center (NSRC) on level two.

Schedule of events:

  • GIS Freebies & GIS Software Exhibit
    10am - 4pm
    Geospatial Services Center, Room 337
  • Walk on the Sun Exhibit
    10am - 4pm
    Dimond Library Lobby
  • 10-min Oral Research Presentations
    10am - 4pm, presentations are on the hour
    Natural Sciences Resource Center, Floor 2, Dimond Library
  • Center for Coastal & Ocean Mapping Exhibit & Videos
    10am - 4pm
    Natural Sciences Resource Center
    Floor 2, Dimond Library
  • Poster Session
    10am - 4pm, Wed. & Thurs.
    Natural Sciences Resource Center & elsewhere on Floors 2, 3, 4
    Voting in Room 337
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New Multimedia Display: TV Series

November 13, 2014

It's getting colder, but the Multimedia Center has something to lift your spirits - a new display of TV series for some ultimate TV marathons!

Come check out all the popular TV series they have to offer!
Titles include:

and more!

Check out the display in the Multimedia Lab (Dimond Level 2) for more titles and seasons, or search the catalog to find out what else we have!

Geospatial Services Center

October 14, 2014

The Geospatial Services Center provides basic-level assistance with geospatial technology and help in finding data sources for analysis using geographic information system software.

The GSC is located at: Room 337, Dimond Library Level 3 (Main Floor)

For fall hours, services, and more, visit the Geospatial Services Center.
For questions, contact the Map Librarian.

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Participants Needed for Usability Testing

October 14, 2014

The Library is doing a usability test of a web site and we need a few participants on the morning of Thursday, October 30. It will take about an hour of your time in Dimond Library.

For your participation, you will receive a $15 Dining Services card, good at any Dining location on campus, or a USB flash drive.

If you’re interested and available, please contact Kristin Parker.

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October Multimedia Display - Scary Movies!

October 8, 2014

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 creepy films!

The display will be up for the month of October. Come check them out!

Chinese Bamboo Script Exhibition

September 24, 2014

Chinese Bamboo Scripts from Hunan: A Recording of Early Chinese Civilization

September 24th-26th in Dimond Library, near Circulation Desk on level 3
Sponsored by the Confucius Institute at UNH

The exhibit is free and open to the public.

For over 2,000 years, bamboo and wood scripts played an important role in Chinese history. The culture of bamboo script writing has had a far-reaching impact on Chinese civilization. The exhibition will display 60 pieces of bamboo and wood script replicas (excavated from Hunan Province of China) dating back to Qin, Han Dynasty, and the State of Wu during the Three Kingdoms Period.

The exhibition is organized in partnership with the Confucius Institute at Bryant University in Rhode Island, Hunan Antique Archaeology Institute, and Changsha Museum of Bamboo Scripts in Hunan, China.

To learn more about the exhibit, please visit the Chinese Bamboo Script Exhibition page, or find out more about the Confucius Institute at UNH.

Banned Books Week

September 23, 2014

Celebrate Your Freedom to Read

September 21st - 27th

This week, Banned Books Week, is a time for celebrating your right to read!

Banned Books Week brings national attention to the issue of censorship, and the harm of restricting information.

To celebrate our freedom here at UNH, we will be displaying some of the most frequently challenged and banned materials in libraries and schools. Check the main entrance of Dimond Library (level 3) for frequently banned/challenged books, and visit the Multimedia room (level 2) for banned/challenged movies and audiobooks.

Want to learn more about Banned Book Week?
Start here:

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Cooperative Extension Celebrates 100 Years

September 17, 2014

September 18 - December 12, 2014
A new University Museum exhibit celebrates the 100th year of UNH Cooperative Extension.

The exhibit, "Bringing the University to You: A Century of Service to the Granite State," will be on display at the University Museum in Dimond Library.

Reception:
Thursday, September 18, 4:00-6:00pm with refreshments - all are welcome.

Exhibit Hours:
Monday - Friday, 10:00am-4:00pm
Tuesday, 10:00am-8:00pm

Visit the University Museum page to learn more about current and past exhibits.

New Fall Hours for Special Collections and Archives

September 2, 2014

Milne Special Collections and Archives unit will be changing its reading room hours beginning on Tuesday, September 2nd.

Reading room hours for the fall semester will be:

  • Monday: 10am-4pm
  • Tuesday: 10am-8pm
  • Wednesday: 10am-4pm
  • Thursday: 10am-4pm
  • Friday: 10am-4pm

Milne Special Collections and Archives will continue to open by appointment for those who are unable to make regular reading room hours.

Special Collections is generally not open on holidays or during curtailed operations.

For more information, contact Special Collections, Archives, and Museum staff.

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