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Multimedia on Display: David Bowie

Posted January 13, 2016

David Bowie had a profound effect on music and pop culture. However, few people know about his strong connection to books - particularly, the dictionary.

Time Magazine's article David Bowie and the Oxford Dictionary Had a Mutual Love Affair describes Bowie's love of the dictionary.

If you're looking for some reading inspiration from the beloved icon, check out the Los Angeles Times article Remembering David Bowie through his 100 favorite books.

In honor of this artist who has made enormous contributions to the world, we've put together a small collection of David Bowie related items in the Multimedia Room on Level 2 of Dimond Library. Come check them out!

We also have Bowie-related electronic resources:

New database trial: PsycTESTS

Posted January 11, 2016

The Library is currently subscribed to a new database trial: PsycTESTS

PsycTESTS is a research database that provides access to psychological tests, measures, scales, surveys, and other assessments as well as descriptive information about the test and its development and administration. Please note that not all tests are full-text.

As always, if this database is useful for your research, please leave a comment here or contact our electronic resources librarian.

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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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Library Welcomes Sarah Theimer

Posted December 23, 2015

We warmly welcome Assistant Professor Sarah H. Theimer as our new Cataloging and Metadata Librarian. Prior to joining us, she was Principal Cataloger and Metadata Librarian at Syracuse University, where she worked for 17 years.

After getting her Master of Library Studies from the University of Maryland at College Park, Sarah worked in the Washington, DC area for several years at Advanced Sciences, Inc. and the Brookings Institution. She then moved to Boise, ID, to work at the Library and Archives Division of the Idaho State Historical Society, first as Senior Librarian, then as Administrator.

Sarah’s publications include “All Metadata Politics is Local: Developing Meaningful Quality Standards,” a chapter in New Directions in Information Organization (2013), and “What Language Death and Language Planning Tell Us About MARC and RDA,” which appeared in the Journal of Library Metadata (2012).

Sarah's additional research interests include creative problem solving and improving written communication.

Please visit Sarah's profile for contact information.

Library Welcomes Meg Eastwood

Posted December 11, 2015

We warmly welcome Assistant Professor Meg Eastwood as our new Life Sciences & Agriculture Librarian. Prior to joining us, she was an Engineering, Forestry, and Natural Sciences Librarian at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff.

Between getting a B.A. in Biology from Grinnell College in 2005 and an M.S. in Information Studies from The University of Texas at Austin in 2012, Meg spent several years working as a biology research assistant. She worked on projects in Honduras, on Mt Lemmon in Arizona, on the coast of northern California, and more. One of her favorite jobs was here in the Seacoast NH area, at UNH’s own Shoals Marine Lab.

Meg’s academic interests include finding efficient ways to share and archive scientific data – one big challenge here is including enough metadata to allow future researchers to understand how the data were collected.

She is looking forward to providing research and instruction help to the students and faculty in Life Sciences & Agriculture.

Meg can be reached by phone (603) 862-1532 or email.

Request Your Spring Course Reserves

Posted December 10, 2015

If you are teaching a course in the spring, submit your requests early to ensure that your course reserves are in place before classes start.

Electronic reserves

Email e-reserve requests to Course.Reserves@unh.edu.

  • Class notes or practice exams
  • Links to articles or ebooks
  • Scans of book chapters (limit one per title)

Books & other physical reserves

Place items on reserve using our online form.

  • Personal copies of textbooks
  • Assigned readings from library books
  • Almost any other kind of material

Multimedia reserves

Contact the Multimedia Center or fill out the Multimedia reserves form.

  • Audio reserves, such as music
  • Visual reserves, such as movies
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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.

Seeking Archives Assistant (Temporary)

Posted November 24, 2015

New temporary Archives Assistant position open at Dimond Library.

The Sesquicentennial Archives Assistant will provide content support for the sesquicentennial co-chairs. This position would report to the sesquicentennial co-chairs with the University Archivist providing day-to-day supervision. The sesquicentennial co-chairs set the work priorities and field requests for the Archives Assistant.

The position runs from December 2015 – December 2016. The incumbent will handle immediate needs for content development for projects prior to announcement in February 2016 and subsequent need for content and materials for programming prior to the sesquicentennial kick-off in Fall 2016 and anticipated support needs throughout the sesquicentennial year ending in April 2016.

The job hours are 15 to 18 hours a week and the pay ranges from $15 to $20 an hour depending on experience, and would be located in Special Collections and Archives, Dimond Library.

For more details or to submit an application for this position, visit the USNH Employment site.

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.