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Featured resource: NOAA Civil War coastal surveys

March 18, 2014

Map indicating density of slaves in the southern US in 1860

Government Information presents its latest featured resource, NOAA's Civil War Coastal Surveys.

In 1807, President Thomas Jefferson established the Survey of the Coast to produce the nautical charts necessary for maritime safety, defense, and the establishment of national boundaries. Within years, the United States Coast Survey was the government’s leading scientific agency, charting coastlines and determining land elevations for the nation. In 1861, the agency adjusted quickly to meet the needs of a country at war.

Traditional Jazz Series: Luciana Souza and Romero Lubambo on March 31

March 18, 2014

The UNH Traditional Jazz Series presents Luciana Souza: Brazilian Duos featuring Romero Lubambo on Monday, March 31 at 8pm in the Johnson Theater at the Paul Creative Arts Center.

Tickets are $8 for general admission and $6 for students and senior citizens. Tickets are available at the PCAC box office, Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., by calling (603) 862-PCAC (7222), by purchasing tickets online, and at the door one hour prior to performance.

Luciana Souza is one of Jazz's leading singers and interpreters. She was born in São Paulo, Brazil into a family of Bossa Nova innovators. Luciana's work as a performer transcends traditional boundaries around musical styles, covering jazz, world music, and venturing into classical repertoire and new music.

Romero Lubambo's guitar playing unites the styles and rhythms of his native Brazilian musical heritage with his fluency in the American jazz tradition to form a distinctive new sound. From the cool, sophisticated rhythms of his native Brazil to hard bop, Romero is a guitarist who's comfortable in any musical setting. He is an uncommonly gifted soloist and musical improviser with a knack for unpredictable and creative musical thoughts.

The Traditional Jazz Concert Series is co-sponsored by the New Hampshire Library of Traditional Jazz. The library, established in 1978 by Dorothy Prescott, comprises books, recordings, and memorabilia and is housed in Dimond Library. Prescott’s generous endowment funds its activities including the Traditional Jazz Series concerts.

For more information, call the UNH Music Department at (603) 862-2404.

Participants needed for library usability testing

March 6, 2014

The Library is doing a usability test of our space and we need a few participants during March 19-21. 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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Historic Map Works

February 26, 2014

We are pleased to announce a new trial database, Historic Map Works. This trial provides access to over 200,000 high-resolution, full color antique and historic maps that trace the "residential genealogy" of families and locations over time.

If this database is useful to you, please contact our Collection Management Librarian, Jen Carroll, or comment here.

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New energy saving lights and sensors coming to Dimond

February 18, 2014

Work is now underway to replace lamps and add motion light sensors on Levels 2 and 4 in Dimond Library. This work has been funded by a federal grant and is designed to improve energy efficiency.

The existing motion lights on Levels 1, 4, and 5 will be adjusted so they come in within 2-5 feet of each row entrance. The new motion lights are dual sensing – they sense heat as well as motion – so, no getting up to wave your arms when sitting motionless for more than a few minutes.

Reduced Hours

February 18, 2014

The University has curtailed operations Tuesday, February 18 effective 12:40 pm. Dimond Library will be open reduced hours from 7:30 am until 6:00 pm and branch library locations will close at 1:00 pm. Be sure to check the library hours to confirm.

For more information, please see UNH Emergency and Storm Information

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Some library services unavailable Friday, February 7, 6-7pm

February 6, 2014

We will be performing an update to the library catalog server on Friday, February 7 starting at 6pm until 7pm. The library catalog and related services will be unavailable during that time.

Unavailable services will include:

  • Local library catalog searching
  • Requesting through the Boston Library Consortium
  • Interlibrary loan

However, you will still be able to:

  • Access online databases
  • Search the library catalog using BLC WorldCat from the library home page
  • Check out physical items from the library

We regret the interruption and aim to make the downtime as limited as possible.

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New closing announcements by alums Mike O'Malley and Dan Kloeffler

February 6, 2014

If you're in Dimond Library at closing time, you might just hear alums actor/writer Mike O'Malley or ABC News anchor Dan Kloeffler remind you to bring your study materials to the circulation desk for check out.

For those not in Dimond Library at closing time, here are the announcements:

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