Library & Tech at Wellesley

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One of the best parts of working at a college library service desk is the random food donations we receive.
Look what today brought— Wolf Head Cake
(courtesy of the Interlibrary Loan team— thanks, y’all!)

One of the best parts of working at a college library service desk is the random food donations we receive.

Look what today brought— Wolf Head Cake

(courtesy of the Interlibrary Loan team— thanks, y’all!)

This semester, student interns have been scanning ancient coins as part of the MATC Digitization Project.

The Mediterranean Antiquities Teaching Collection (MATC) will be a digital collection that brings together ancient Mediterranean artifacts held by different departments on the Wellesley College campus, including the Wellesley College Classical Studies Department, Special Collections/LTS, and the Davis Museum to highlight the unique objects of classical antiquity held by the College and serve as a teaching resource for faculty and students. The project is managed by the Wellesley Digital Scholarship Initiatives (DSI) program, and Phase I funding comes generous funding by the Friends of Wellesley College Library

The project faculty member is Bryan Burns and the LTS staffer is Jen Bartle.

See http://www.wellesley.edu/lts/about/dsi/ for more cool digital projects that LTS is involved in!

Stuck on Campus for Spring Break? Let’s Play with some Tech!

If you are around on campus next week, why not stop by Clapp and play with some cool technology and creative ideas? It is not too late to register for our
You do not need to have any bit of prior experience working with any of these technologies to have fun at the event. We just ask you be comfortable exploring new tools and sharing new ideas!
The LTS Sandbox Series Schedule
Monday, 3/24 - eBook Creation
Tuesday, 3/25 - Makerspaces (3d printer!)
Wednesday, 3/26 - Mapping
Thursday, 3/27 - Zines
Friday, 3/28 - App Building
Sandbox Event— Daily Agenda 
8:30-9:00 bagels and hellos (FREE FOOD!)
9:00-9:30 idea pitches (participants pitch project ideas and form teams to work on projects using the day’s tools)
9:30-12:30 collaborative working teams (participants self-teach the technologies, provide peer support and work on projects)
12:30-1:30 BYO lunch and share

Building Cabinets of Curiosities c. 1700
A public lecture by Kelly Whitmer






Wednesday, March 12, 2014 - 5:00pm


Location: Margaret Clapp Library Lecture Room
HOW TO BUILD AN IMAGINARY CABINET OF CURIOSITIESLessons in entrepreneurship for gallant youth, c. 1700A public lecture by Kelly WhitmerEarly modern cabinets of curiosities, precursors of the modern museum, have garnered much attention from modern scholars for their pedagogical functions.  They helped those who used them learn how to relate the universal to the particular, deal with “information overload,” and comprehend a variety of systems for explaining the natural world.  Many young people on “grand tours” of Europe’s great cities regarded these cabinets as destinations worth a special detour.   This presentation will investigate the history of a more puzzling type of cabinet of curiosities: the type that existed only in the pages of ”museological handbooks” and in the imaginations of readers, designed particularly to help young people improve their capacity to think critically and creatively about new technologies, new materials, and their commercial applications. Kelly Whitmer is Assistant Professor of History at Sewanee: the University of the South and author of the forthcoming book, Observing at the Orphanage: Pietism, Philanthropy and Scientific Community in the Early Enlightenment. 
This talk is sponsored by Book Studies of Wellesley College and the Department of History

Building Cabinets of Curiosities c. 1700

A public lecture by Kelly Whitmer

Wednesday, March 12, 2014 - 5:00pm

Location: Margaret Clapp Library Lecture Room

HOW TO BUILD AN IMAGINARY CABINET OF CURIOSITIES
Lessons in entrepreneurship for gallant youth, c. 1700

A public lecture by Kelly Whitmer

Early modern cabinets of curiosities, precursors of the modern museum, have garnered much attention from modern scholars for their pedagogical functions.  They helped those who used them learn how to relate the universal to the particular, deal with “information overload,” and comprehend a variety of systems for explaining the natural world.  Many young people on “grand tours” of Europe’s great cities regarded these cabinets as destinations worth a special detour.   This presentation will investigate the history of a more puzzling type of cabinet of curiosities: the type that existed only in the pages of ”museological handbooks” and in the imaginations of readers, designed particularly to help young people improve their capacity to think critically and creatively about new technologies, new materials, and their commercial applications. 

Kelly Whitmer is Assistant Professor of History at Sewanee: the University of the South and author of the forthcoming book, Observing at the Orphanage: Pietism, Philanthropy and Scientific Community in the Early Enlightenment. 

This talk is sponsored by Book Studies of Wellesley College and the Department of History

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NLM Gov Exhibit: Harry Potter’s World Renaissance- Science, Magic, and Medicine

Although a fantasy story, the magic in the Harry Potter books is partially based on Renaissance traditions that played an important role in the development of Western science, including alchemy, astrology, and natural philosophy. Incorporating the work of several 15th- and 16th-century thinkers, the seven-part series examines important ethical topics such as the desire for knowledge, the effects of prejudice, and the responsibility that comes with power. This exhibition, using materials from the National Library of Medicine, explores Harry Potter’s world and its roots in Renaissance magic, science, and medicine.

This is the Harry Potter exhibit that is coming to Wellesley Monday through April 19th!

Public visiting hours

3/10-4/19 

Monday-Friday 8:15 am - 6:00 pm

Spring Break 3/20-28  8:30am-4:30pm

Contact our Science Librarian, Meghan Gamsby [mgamsby@] for more info!

oxfordcommas:

wellesleycollegelibtech:

Calling all Wellesley Potterheads! A national exhibit on science, magick, and medicine is coming to the Science Library starting next week! 
Event programming information will be posted soon.

OMG does this exhibit travel?? Please bring it to Cornell or Ithaca College or Smith or anywhere close to me!!

It travels, yes. Libraries just have to write a grant to apply for it! http://www.nlm.nih.gov/hmd/about/exhibition/harrypotter-bookinfo.html

oxfordcommas:

wellesleycollegelibtech:

Calling all Wellesley Potterheads! A national exhibit on science, magick, and medicine is coming to the Science Library starting next week! 

Event programming information will be posted soon.

OMG does this exhibit travel?? Please bring it to Cornell or Ithaca College or Smith or anywhere close to me!!

It travels, yes. Libraries just have to write a grant to apply for it! http://www.nlm.nih.gov/hmd/about/exhibition/harrypotter-bookinfo.html

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