Dimond Library

Geospatial Services Center

February 3, 2015

The Geospatial Services Center (GSC) is now open for the semester. The GSC 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 Spring 2015 hours, services, and more, visit the Geospatial Services Center.

For questions, contact Government Information.

Upcoming Museum Exhibit

January 20, 2015

Conflict Zone: Photojournalism from the Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan

January 26 - March 6, 2015 University Museum, Dimond Library, Level 1

The University Museum, with funding from the UNH English Department, will host an exhibit and related programs entitled Conflict Zone: Photojournalism from the Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, a collection of images from the front lines and the post-war home front, captured by combat photographers and journalists, both military and civilian.

Conflict Zone was established in 2010 to honor Joao Silva, a New York Times photojournalist who lost both legs to a landmine in Afghanistan. Chris Hondros, Joao’s colleague and a Conflict Zone featured photographer, was killed in Libya in 2011. Conflict Zone is now dedicated to him.

A formal opening is scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 5th at 5:00 PM, and will include an artist’s walkthrough by Nathan Webster, a Lecturer of English at UNH whose photography is part of the exhibition. Webster reported from Iraq as a freelance photojournalist from 2007-09. In addition to his Conflict Zone work, other examples of his photography will be displayed.

The exhibit will also include a reading and discussion with Elliot Ackerman, author of the upcoming novel Green on Blue. Ackerman has written for The New Yorker and Daily Beast and is a Marine veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan. Ackerman’s reading will take place Thursday, Feb. 26th at 5:00 PM at the UNH Memorial Union Building, Theater II.

Learn more at ConflictZone.org and ElliotAckerman.com.

For more exhibit information, contact Dale Valena, 603-862-1081, or Nathan Webster, 603-862-1313, Nathan.Webster@UNH.edu.

Changes to Milne Special Collections and Archives Hours

January 20, 2015

As the Milne Special Collections and Archives unit reorganizes and seeks to hire new staff, there will be some changes to our reference desk hours.

Starting Tuesday, January 20th, reading room hours for the spring semester will be:

  • Monday: 12-4pm
  • Tuesday: 12-8pm
  • Wednesday: 12-4pm
  • Thursday: 12-4pm
  • Friday: 12-4pm

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

Like most Special Collections and Archives, we are closed on the weekends.

These changes are in response to reduced staff, a growing backlog, an increase in remote reference, and a shift in photo/scanning requests stemming the closure of Photo Services last spring. In addition, our statistics show that two-thirds of our face-to-face research occurs after noon.

As a group, we strive to provide the best possible public service, in person and remote, as possible. We are hoping that with your help and understanding we can make this solution work as well as possible until we are fully staffed.

If you have questions, or wish to make an appointment, please contact Contact Special Collections, Archives, and Museum staff.

Dimond Library will be open 24 hours during finals

December 2, 2014

Dimond Library will be open 24 hours a day during finals this semester.

Beginning on Friday, December 12th at 7:30am, Dimond Library will be open 24 hours a day until we close on Saturday, December 20th at 5:30pm. There will be limited services in the building during the early morning hours (2am-7:30am) each day, but most of the building will be open for study space, and there will still be access to print and online materials.

Best of luck with finals!

Frazzle Free Finals

December 2, 2014

The UNH Library wants to help you relax! There will be a series of stress-relieving activities offered in the Library, to celebrate Frazzle Free Finals.
Follow us on social media to learn about surprise additions! #unhfff

Monday, December 15th

Study Buddies

Dimond, various locations
Relieve stress by visiting with furry friends from ElderPet/Pet Partners.

Sanity Central

Dimond (Level 3), Room 337
Reduce stress by getting creative with crafts and games.

Cookie & Coffee Break

Dimond (Level 4) and Branch Libraries, 2:00pm
Take a break with coffee, donated by Zeke's Cafe, and home baked cookies provided by library faculty, staff, and the Parents Association.

Comedy Clips

Dimond (Level 2), Room 235, 3:00-6:00pm
Release stress with sitcom clips.

Primal Scream

Dimond (Level 3), Lobby, 8:30pm
Have you ever wanted to scream in a library? Ease your tension with a one-minute Primal Scream hosted by Student Senate.

Tuesday, December 16th

Sanity Central

Dimond (Level 3), Room 337
Reduce stress by getting creative with crafts and games.

Study Buddies

Dimond, various locations, 12:00-1:30pm
Come and relax with Hammy, Health Services' Pet Therapy Dog, and reduce your stress.

Chair Massages

Dimond (Level 5), Room 502, 1:00-3:00pm
Feeling tense? Get a 5-minute chair massage from licensed massage therapists.
Spots are limited. Sign-ups begin at 12:45pm.
Brought to you by Health Services and Healthy UNH.

Guided Meditation

Dimond (Level 5), Room 502, 3:30-4:00pm
Quiet your mind, body, and spirit with a 30 minute guided meditation session offered by Health Services Staff.

Study Snacks

Dimond (Level 3), Lobby, 8:00-9:00pm
Refuel your body with healthy snacks from UNH Dining.

Wednesday, December 17th

Sanity Central

Dimond (Level 3), Room 337
Reduce stress by getting creative with crafts and games.

Chair Massages

Dimond (Level 5), Room 502, 1:00-3:00pm
Feeling tense? Get a 5-minute chair massage from licensed massage therapists.
Spots are limited. Sign-ups begin at 12:45pm.
Brought to you by Health Services and Healthy UNH.

YoNola Bar

Dimond (Level 4), 2:00-4:00pm
Join us for a stress-busting snack of GrandyOats Organic Granola and Stonyfield Farms Organic Yogurt, donated by UNH Dining.

Guided Meditation

Dimond (Level 5), Room 502, 3:30-4:00pm
Quiet your mind, body, and spirit with a 30 minute guided meditation session offered by Health Services Staff.

Comedy Clips

Dimond (Level 2), Room 235, 3:00-6:00pm
Release stress with sitcom clips.

Astrida Schaeffer Book Receives Glowing Review

November 25, 2014

Historical New Hampshire, a publication of the New Hampshire Historical Society, has published a most complimentary review of Astrida Schaeffer's book, Embellishments: Constructing Victorian Detail. The book, which includes over 70 color photographs, and a collection of Schaeffer's own "superb instructional diagrams and schematic drawings", is particularly unique because of the level of detailed instruction focusing on recreating Victorian clothing embellishments.

Interested readers may find Embellishments in the UNH Library. You may also see examples of textiles from the UNH Irma Bowen Textile Collection, and specific pieces from Embellishments: Constructing Victorian Detail, which have been displayed in a past exhibit at the University Museum.

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!

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