Talking New Orleans Music

Posted November 24, 2015

Join us as we celebrate the publication of a new book by Burt Feintuch, English Department and UNH Center for the Humanities, and photographer Gary Samson, New Hampshire Institute of Art.

  • Milne Special Collections and Archives, Dimond 101
  • Wednesday, December 2, 2015
  • 5:00 to 6:30 pm

Drawn from eleven interviews with musicians and accompanied by 65 of Gary Samson’s images, this book celebrates the diversity of New Orleans music ranging from traditional jazz to r&b and zydeco.

Signed copies of their new book will be available (cash and personal checks only), as well as refreshments.

Sponsored by the New Hampshire Library of Traditional Jazz.

GSC Thanks GIS Day Participants

Posted November 23, 2015

Thank you to everyone who attended and participated in GIS Day. The seminar presenters, poster authors, faculty, students, and Library Administration all helped make the day a success.

GIS Day 2015, which took place in Dimond Library last Wednesday (Nov. 18), helped the UNH community celebrate the world of geospatial technologies.

As GIS applications continue to involve more disciplines across campus, attendance and interest continue to grow. We are happy to host an event with such a diverse and expanding audience.

We look forward to seeing you next year—Wednesday, November 16—for GIS Day 2016.

With gratitude,

The UNH Library Geospatial Services Center (GSC) Team

GIS Day - November 18th

Posted November 13, 2015

Join us as we celebrate GIS (Geographic Information Systems) Day on Wednesday, November 18th.

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 a poster walk throughout the library featuring various applications of geospatial technology, interactive pollution maps, and presentations on the uses of GIS and other software in the Natural Sciences Resource Center (NSRC) on level two.

Schedule of events

GIS Freebies & GIS Software Exhibit

10:00 to 4:00, Geospatial Services Center, Room 337

Center for Coastal & Ocean Mapping Exhibit & Interactive Pollution Map

10:00 to 4:00, Natural Sciences Resource Center, Floor 2, Dimond Library

Poster Session

10am to 4pm, Wed. & Thurs., Natural Sciences Resource Center, and elsewhere on Floors 2, 3, 4. Voting in Room 337

15 Minute Oral Research Presentations

Natural Sciences Resource Center, Floor 2, Dimond Library

Presentation schedule

  • 10:00-10:15 Robust Changes in Future Heat Stress Within a Land Surface Model
    Presented by: Jonathan Buzan
  • 11:00-11:15 Using GIS to Understand the UNH Water Supply
    Presented by: Anne Lightbody
  • 11:30-11:45 Application of GIS for Post-Landslide Mapping in Snohomish County, Washington
    Presented by Michael Bogonko & Jean Benoit
  • 12:00-12:15 Changes in Yearling Moose Dispersal in Northern New England Between 2001 and 2015
    Presented by: Kyle Ball
  • 12:30-12:45 Remote Sensing and GIS Methods in the World of Professional Research
    Presented by: Lindsay Ledoux
  • 1:00-1:15 Space Archaeology:  Using GIS and Remote Sensing to Understand Spatial Patterns in Human Settlements
    Presented by: Mike Palace
  • 2:00-2:15 Modelling Forests in 3-Dimensions
    Presented by: James Perkins
  • 3:00-3:15 Using ArcGIS Online to Teach a Social Science Class
    Presented by: Tu Lan

GIS Day is sponsored by UNH Library and New Hampshire View.

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.


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.

Promote your research! We'll make it easy.

Posted October 19, 2015

Celebrate International Open Access Week (October 19-25) by participating in the Scholars’ Repository! The Scholars’ Repository, an online collection hosted by the UNH Library, makes it easy for others to find, share, and cite your scholarship. Faculty, students, and staff are invited to submit journal articles, conference proceedings, reports, presentations, and other scholarship or creative work.

How to participate:

  • Send a copy of your publications list to Scholarly Communication (your CV, Google Scholar profile, Research Gate profile, or any other list will do). We'll add your publications in compliance with publisher copyright policies. If you’ve sent us a list in the past, send an update. We’ll let you know when the work is done.
  • To add presentations, reports, and other unpublished work, either email us copies of your documents or sign up for an account to upload them on your own. Signing up for an account will allow you to get download statistics for you work.

Make sure that your scholarship can be found by anyone who needs it. To learn more about Open Access publishing, author copyrights, and research repositories, visit the Scholarly Communication and Open Access Library Guide or invite Eleta Exline, the Scholarly Communication Librarian, to meet with your department or group.

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

Edwin & Mary Scheier Exhibit in Portsmouth

Posted April 28, 2015

April 30th – October 2nd, 2015
Edwin & Mary Scheier: Mid Century Modern New Hampshire Artists
UNH Museum Director Dale Valena, Guest Curator

Exhibit Location: Discover Portsmouth, 10 Middle Street, Portsmouth, N.H.

Experience a world of art and craft that began during the depression in New Hampshire. This is a collaborative exhibition with Portsmouth Historical Society, at the Discover Portsmouth Center. The collaboration is through the loan for UNH Scheier pottery through guest curator Dale Valena. There are around 80 pieces from private collectors and institutions such as UNH Special Collections, the Museum of Art at UNH, the Currier Museum of Art, and the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen.

“While the focus is on Scheiers’ Mid-Century New Hampshire years, we’ve gathered examples of their full careers as artists. The life and art of these two remarkable people is a great New Hampshire story, and we hope it delights and inspires!” explains UNH Museum Director Dale Valena, guest curator.

Ticketed gala opening reception will be on April 30th, from 5:30 to 8:00pm.


Currier Museum to Host Shakespeare First Folio

Posted March 3, 2015

Last fall, UNH Manchester partnered with the Currier Museum, UNH Durham, St. Anselm College, and the University of Massachusetts Lowell, in submitting a joint application to bring the traveling exhibit First Folio! The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare to New Hampshire, with the Currier Museum as the venue.

First Folio! The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare, is a national traveling exhibition of the Shakespeare First Folio, one of the world’s most treasured books. The Folger Shakespeare Library, in partnership with Cincinnati Museum Center and the American Library Association, is touring a First Folio of Shakespeare in 2016 to all 50 states, Washington, DC, and Puerto Rico.

The Folger Shakespeare Library recently announced that the Currier Museum has been selected as the host site for New Hampshire. The First Folio will be displayed at the Currier, with related events taking place at all of the participating institutions and, hopefully, at venues all around the state.

The traveling exhibit First Folio! The Book that Gave us Shakespeare coincides with the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death in 1616. The First Folio, published in 1623, was officially titled Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies, and contains 18 of Shakespeare’s 38 plays, including "The Tempest," "Macbeth," "Twelfth Night," and "As You Like It.”

Bringing the First Folio to the Currier is a wonderful opportunity for New Hampshire residents, students and scholars alike, to see firsthand the publication that made the argument for Shakespeare’s genius. A series of events--lectures, workshops, and other activities--will be planned to accompany the duration of the exhibit.

For more information about the First Folio exhibition, check out this story in the Washington Post.

You can also read an announcement on the Currier’s Facebook page.


Online Evaluation Form for Library Dean Candidate Dr. Tara Fulton

Posted February 23, 2015

Please fill out the online evaluation for Tara Fulton, our Dean of the Library candidate, by 12 noon on Feb. 26.

The Library Dean Search Committee has invited candidate Dr. Tara Fulton to visit campus.
The University community is invited to an open forum, on Monday, February 23 (10:00-11:00) in Dimond Library, Natural Sciences Resource Center (Room 201). We hope you will attend and participate in an informal conversation with Dr. Fulton.