Practice Safe Publishing

Posted October 21, 2015

Open Access (OA) means making research available online free of charge with as few restrictions as possible. Research published in OA journals is read and cited more often than that published in comparable non-OA journals.

There are many high-quality, peer-reviewed OA journals to choose from when submitting an article, but it's important to recognize the potential for fraud. Publishing scams often contact authors directly by email and promise quick publishing turn-around times.

Advice for Safe Publishing

Assess the reputation of a journal before submitting your research. The Think. Check. Submit. campaign provides a checklist authors can use to assess the credentials of a journal or publisher. Journals listed in the Directory of Open Access Journals have been reviewed for compliance with publishing best practices and the Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association sets publishing standards for its members. Jeffrey Beall, a librarian at the University of Colorado, Denver, maintains a list of journals and publishers that may be scams.

You may also contact a UNH librarian if you have any questions about the reputation of a publisher or the quality of a journal.

Learn more about Open Access publishing at the the Scholarly Communication and Open Access Library Guide.


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.

Library Seeks Geospatial and Earth Sciences Librarian

Posted October 6, 2015

Geospatial and Earth Sciences Librarian, Assistant Professor, University of New Hampshire

The University of New Hampshire Library seeks a creative, innovative and dynamic specialist librarian to join our team and support research and instruction in geospatial information and earth sciences. The Geospatial and Earth Sciences Librarian will lead efforts to acquire, provide access to and services for geospatial information and data resources, including geographic information system (GIS) and maps in all formats.

UNH is a public land-, sea-, and space-grant institution with emphases on undergraduate and graduate research and state-wide STEM education initiatives. As liaison to the Department of Earth Sciences and other assigned subject areas, this position will develop and deliver responsive reference, research and instructional support, develop and manage library collections and work with teaching and research faculty and other liaison librarians. Working both independently and collaboratively, the Geospatial and Earth Sciences Librarian will support the library’s Geospatial Services Center, natural sciences and scholarly communication initiatives with special focus on liaison areas.

Reporting to the Dean of the University Library through the Library Faculty Chair, this is a 12-month tenure-track faculty status position. Responsibilities include research, publication and service to meet both the Library’s and Universities requirements for tenure and promotion.

The minimum salary will be $72,320 with a competitive benefits package for the rank of Assistant Professor.

The University seeks excellence through diversity among its administrators, faculty, staff and students. The university prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, or marital status. Application by members of all underrepresented groups is encouraged.

For a full job description and application process, please visit

Review of applications will begin October 26, 2015, and will continue until the position is filled.


Banned Books Week - Celebrate your freedom to read

Posted September 29, 2015

This week, from September 27th to October 3rd, the Library encourages you to participate in Banned Books Week, by celebrating your freedom to read.

Banned Books Week is an annual event which aims to bring awareness to the problem of censorship, and to celebrate intellectual freedom.

Banned Books Week brings together the entire book community—librarians, booksellers, publishers, journalists, teachers, and readers of all types—in shared support of the freedom to seek and to express ideas, even those some consider unorthodox or unpopular.
-ALA on Banned Books Week

The Library has a display in the North Elevator area on Level 3 (Dimond Library) sharing some of most commonly challenged or banned classics. We encourage you to come see our display, and to learn more about how libraries across the country fight for Intellectual Freedom.


Change in the Default Catalog

Posted September 15, 2015

On the afternoon of September 15th, the Library website’s Books & Media Search will default to UNH Library Catalog only, rather than UNH Library and Worldwide (BLC WorldCat).

This change will provide searchers with more immediate access to the UNH library collections, including UNH-owned and accessible ebooks and course reserves.

Researchers wanting to search other libraries’ holdings and to request materials can change the radio button to search UNH Library and Worldwide (BLC WorldCat).

If you have questions or comments about these changes, please contact Elizabeth Slomba.


Bomb Sight - Mapping the WWII Bomb Census

Posted September 15, 2015

Our current Government Information featured resource is Bomb Sight - Mapping the WWII Bomb Census.

Bomb Sight, a project of the British National Archives, allows readers to experience the World War II bombing of London through interactive maps, photographs, and compelling narratives.

The project has scanned original 1940s bomb census maps, geo-referenced the maps and digitally captured the geographical locations of all the falling bombs recorded on the original map.

Previously available only by viewing in the Reading Room at The National Archives, Bomb Sight is making the maps available to citizen researchers, academics, and students.

Visit our Government Information page to learn more about other government related services and resources.

Library URL Changes

Posted September 10, 2015

On Friday morning around 8:00 am, the URL will begin to redirect to Currently redirects to


  • = our local library catalog
  • = our library homepage

After Friday morning:

  • = our library homepage
  • = our local library catalog

After Friday morning, if you have old browser bookmarks for, these will take you to the homepage. If you prefer to go directly to the catalog, you will need to update your bookmark to


Pet Therapy in September

Posted September 9, 2015

We are excited to announce that Hamilton, the pet therapy dog, is coming back for more visits this semester. Hamilton will be visiting on Monday and Tuesday, at Dimond Library as well as our branch locations.

His September schedule is as follows:

Monday, September 14th

  • 11:45-1:15 Dimond
  • 1:30-3:00 Kingsbury
  • 3:05-3:45 Physics

Tuesday, September 15th

  • 11:45-12:30 Physics
  • 12:45-1:45 Kingsbury

Monday, September 21st

  • 11:45-1:15 Dimond
  • 1:30-3:00 Kingsbury
  • 3:05-3:45 Physics

Tuesday, September 22nd

  • 11:45-12:30 Physics
  • 12:45-1:45 Kingsbury

Come spend time with Hamilton, to relieve some stress. Catch him at various Library Locations around campus.