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The 2010-2011 dates for the Poetry & Prose reading series have been set. Mark your calendars now!
Poetry & Prose is a free, public reading series featuring UH faculty, students, and alumni that happens right here on campus! We have an enormous pool of talented writers at UH and we are very much looking forward to this season’s readings.
Check out the Poetry & Prose website for dates and more info.
The Digital Library published a collection of restaurant and hotel menus from the 1850s and 1860s!
These mid nineteenth century menus located in the Hospitality Industry Archives, located at the Hilton College of the University of Houston reveal a treasure trove of historical information. The menus relate not only the regional cuisine of the particular restaurant but also show some of the cultural and social norms of society. The menus are from hotel restaurants, stand alone restaurants and steamships.
Looking for the Learning Commons? It’s located on the first floor of M.D. Anderson Library, to your right if you’re in the main lobby.
Not sure what the Learning Commons is?
The Learning Commons is an academic computing facility that caters to the high-end multimedia and collaborative needs of students, staff, and faculty of the University of Houston. It not only provides a wide array of digital media creation resources, but also gives its users opportunities to learn about new technology, receive assistance with specialized research software, and collaborate on projects with one another in a space designed for group work. Our friendly staff is trained in the many software titles and equipment resources offered and are available to help with any questions or assistance you may need. The Learning Commons provides tools to maximize the potential of student projects and research activities.
In the Learning Commons you can use high-end computers (both PCs and Macs), presentation practice rooms, cameras (including video), scanners, printers, and more. Coming soon is an audio production and editing facility. See the Learning Commons webpage for information about policies and loan periods.
The Learning Commons is open the same hours as M.D. Anderson Library.
On August 14, 2010, JSTOR plans on changing their search interface. JSTOR reports that the new interface will have a more streamlined look and feel. The new platform update offers new features in preparation for the Current Scholarship Program. Both historical scholarly content and the current journal issues will be available on a single, integrated platform and with a single interface starting in January of 2011. According to JSTOR, the transition will be seamless with no scheduled down time.
The Libraries’ connection to the campus network will be down from 7 am to 11 am this Sunday (August 15, 2010) for maintenance. Access to web databases, the Library catalog, and web sites will be unavailable during this period.
The ILLiad service will be down for maintenance on Monday, August 16th. You will not be able to place requests or retrieve electronic materials until the maintenance is complete. You may still pick up received physical materials from the Service Desk in Anderson Library.
We apologize for the inconvenience.
This digital collection features fascinating photographs of early 20th century India under British rule. The photographs come from a rare book called India illustrated: being a collection of pictures of the cities of Bombay, Calcutta and Madras, together with a selection of the most interesting buildings and scenes throughout India.
Wiley InterScience will be changing their platform to Wiley Online Library this weekend. Because of this change, Wiley InterScience will no longer be available from Saturday, August 7, 2010 at 3am. Wiley Online Library is due to go live on Sunday, August 8, 2010 at 12pm.
During this transition period anyone attempting to access the sites will see a message explaining the reason for the unavailability and will be directed to wileyonlinelibrary.com/info for more details.
We apologize for this interruption in service and will do all that we can to ensure a smooth transition to Wiley Online Library.
Do you have a librarian here at the UH Libraries that has helped you numerous times and you are looking for a way to thank him or her? Nominations are now open for the 2010 Carnegie Corporation of New York / New York Times I Love My Librarian Award. The award invites library users nationwide to recognize the accomplishments of librarians in public, school, college, community college, and university libraries for their efforts to improve the lives of people in their community. Nominations run through September 20 and are being accepted online. Read more online.