Reminder: ProQuest demos, including text data mining overview

Tomorrow afternoon (11/13) a team from ProQuest will be on campus to tell us more about some of the products we are considering licensing and to answer questions.  A series of short sessions will be offered following the schedule below (note a few repeat sessions). They will also hold a drawing for two $50 Amazon Gift cards that they will give out at the end of the day.   

These sessions are open to all — librarians, faculty, graduate students, etc.  Anyone with an interest in learning more is welcome.
All sessions will be held in 305 Wurster Hall.  It’s a food-friendly room, and ProQuest is planning to bring in snacks, so come hungry and come curious!

Event: Bancroft Round Table: Exposing the Hidden Collections of The Bancroft Library: A Report on the “Quick Kills” Project

Please join us for the November Bancroft Library Round Table!

It will take place, as usual, in the Lewis Latimer Room of The Faculty Club at 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 20. Lara Michels, archivist at the Bancroft Library, will present Exposing the Hidden Collections of The Bancroft Library: A Report on the “Quick Kills” Project.

Come hear Bancroft archivist Lara Michels report on almost three years of work on the “Quick Kills” manuscripts processing project at the Bancroft Library. Funded by the Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation, the “Quick Kills” project has as its aim to increase access to the wonderful, but sometimes hidden, manuscript collections of the Library. Lara will share highlights, insights, and reflections on the process of opening up nearly 150 legacy manuscript collections to a new generation of researchers.

Hope to see you there.

Lara Michels and Baiba Strads Bancroft Library Staff

Exhibit on Siméon-Denis Poisson opens

The Mathematics Statistics Library is pleased to announce the opening of an exhibit on Siméon-Denis Poisson.

Siméon-Denis Poisson: Mathematics in the Service of Science
Mathematics Statistics Library (100 Evans Hall)
November 7-December 17, 2014

More information and the exhibit catalog are available at

We welcome you to stop by to view the exhibit during library hours!