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August 23, 2010

Campus Review of 2011 Proposed Serials Cancellations

UMBC Faculty, Staff, and Students:

The first stages of the 2011 Journal Cancellation Review have been completed. We now invite your comments on the faculty proposed 2011 Journal Cancellations. Please review the website and submit your comments before September 6, 2010.

Comments and questions should be directed to Joyce Tenney, Head of Serials, at tenney@umbc.edu or at x52343.

August 25, 2010

UMBC's early yearbooks now online

Special Collections is pleased to announce that the first two volumes of the Skipjack, UMBC's first yearbook, are now available through the Digital Collections in the University Publications. The first volume, published in 1968, covers the first two years of classes at UMBC. The second volume was published in 1969, and a third and final volume, not yet available online, was published in 1970. Several re-incarnations of the Skipjack have appeared over the years with different names and techniques, but the yearbook tradition was not one that stuck at our young campus. We're very lucky to have these few to document the first few years of UMBC. Here are a few highlights:

View the complete 1968 Skipjack

Pages 64-67 in the 1968 Skipjack

Pages 154-155 in the 1968 Skipjack

View the complete 1969 Skipjack

Pages 50-51 in the 1969 Skipjack

Pages 54-55 in the 1969 Skipjack

Pages 106-107 in the 1969 Skipjack

Pages 116-117 in the 1969 Skipjack

Special Collections would like to thank student assistant Nicole Smith for her help on this project!

August 26, 2010

Online Locker & Study Room Applications

Looking for a safe place to store your belongings while studying in the library? Use our online application forms and apply to use one of our Lockers or Study Rooms.

Any current UMBC student can submit a locker application; Study rooms are available for Graduate Students, Faculty, and Staff. There is no fee to use the lockers or study rooms.

For more information, see our website at http://aok.lib.umbc.edu/study/ or contact the Circulation Department at 410-455-2346.

August 30, 2010

Database Trial - Bridgeman Education

Through October 30, 2010, UMBC has trial access to Bridgeman Education

Contact the Reference desk at 410-455-2346 or email ref@lists.umbc.edu for log-in information.

Bridgeman Education is a dedicated service that supports the use of high-quality images in education. You can search across all media including; photography, fine art, engravings, sculpture, architecture, archaeology & ethnography, history, science & medicine, the decorative arts, artifacts and applied arts.

For off-campus access, please login via VPN first (http://vpn.umbc.edu). Then follow the link under "News & Events" on the library homepage. For more info on remote access, see http://aok.lib.umbc.edu/services/remoteaccess.php

Please let us know what you think. Leave a comment or send your comments to Drew Alfgren at alfgren@umbc.edu.