Please send me a list of books you would like placed on reserve. If you are keeping the same books for spring that you used for fall, let me know. You can use the Online Reserve Request Form, send me an email, or put a note in my mailbox. If you are making a web page for your class, you can link your page to the class' reserve list after I put the books on reserve. There is no need to retype them. Just ask me if you have any questions.
Over 1,000 popular Hollywood feature films, from Criterion On Demand, have been added to our catalog. These are streaming files, requiring Silverlight (which is probably not availalble on older Macs) and a good Internet connection, but they can be used off-campus with WUSTL key authentication. Our catalog entries are very simple; they can be searched by title and genre/summary keywords, but not by standard subject headings or credits that you might expect. This is a pilot subscription arrangement through Spring, 2015. For more information, see the blog post here.
Washington University Libraries will host our Second Annual Access Granted: Video Shorts Contest in participation with International Open Access Week, October 20-26, 2014. This year’s theme for International Open Access week is Generation Open which focuses on recruiting students and new researchers as early adopters to the Open Access movement. Our Access Granted contest targets student-created content with the intent to celebrate student creativity while promoting the principles of open access publishing. One cash prize of $300 will be awarded for the best video as well as a $200 cash prize for the second place video. The Libraries will also host a series of workshops leading up to the contest to help contestants get up to speed on open access concepts and to enhance video editing skills. To learn more about contest rules go to http://libguides.wustl.edu/access_granted.
Monday, October 20 - OA Week kickoff webcast group viewing, Olin Library Level A, Arc Presentation Room, 2-3 pm (no preregistration requested) More info. Alternative: View at your own desk: http://live.worldbank.org/