Free pizza – Library website usability groups

The Reed College Library will be holding a couple of informal usability groups to help improve the library’s website and gather input about eTheses in Reed Digital Collections.  Come enjoy some free pizza and help us make the library better for you!

Come for lunch,

Wednesday March 31sth, noon-1pm in Library 17

Prefer dinner?

Wednesday March 31st, 4:30-5:30 in Library 17

Questions?  Contact Rachel Bridgewater or Joanna Burgess

Women’s History Month

March is Women’s History Month!  To celebrate, we’d like to draw your attention to some of the great online primary source collections available from the Reed Library that are related to women’s history.  Note: you must be on-campus or using the proxy from off-campus in order to access these.

  • Gerritsen Collection: Women’s History Online
    A digital archive of books, pamphlets, and periodicals reflecting the revolution of a feminist consciousness and the movement for women’s rights with materials spanning four centuries and 15 languages.
    Coverage Dates: 1543 – 1945
  • Social and Cultural History: Letters and Diaries Online
    Collection of primary source documents drawn from letters, diaries, and oral histories. This database pulls together content from all of the Alexander Street Press Letters and Diaries databases including North American Women’s Letters and Diaries.
  • Women and Social Movements in the United States
    A digital archive of historical primary documents and reference material.
    Coverage Dates: 1600 – 2000

Want to find out about more terrific resources for researching women’s history and gender issues?  Check out the resource guide for Gender and Women’s Studies.

Alert: Catalog problems

There are some problems at the company that hosts our library catalog this morning (Friday 2/19).  As a result, the catalog may not function properly until the problems are resolved.  You can use the Reed-only catalog to search Reed’s collection until the problems are fixed.  We are very sorry for the inconvenience.

Happy Data Privacy Day!

January 28th is Data Privacy Day!  The day is designed to foster dialogue about how advanced technologies affect privacy in our daily lives.  Lots of privacy events are happening around the country.  I’ll be interested to watch the archived webcast of the Federal Trade Commission’s Privacy Roundtable at Berkeley.

How will I be celebrating Data Privacy Day?  I’m finally going to take the time to have a good look at my Facebook privacy settings.