Lynn Library’s EBSCO and GALE databases now have text-to-speech options. Each of these database vendors include a toolbar in articles that are in HTML format that provides a read aloud option.
Text-to-speech support allows users to read along while a human-sounding voice speaks the text on the screen.
The GALE databases also have a translator option that quickly translates articles into any of several languages.
Check out all of our databases on the library website.
For more information on this service contact a Lynn Librarian:
- Leecy Barnett 561-237-7059
- Dale Riordan 561-237-7524
- Heath Davis 561-237-7066
- Judith Alsdorf 561-237-7055
The Lynn Library is pleased to announce that we have recently acquired the American History in Video collection. American History in Video provides the largest and richest collection of video available online for the study of American history. You can access the collection from the Articles and Databases page under the Communication or Art & Humanities tab.
Check out this clip: Thoughts on the Challenger Explosion.
Princeton University Library has joined HathiTrust, a free source of e-books from major university libraries. Princeton is the 29th library to join HathiTrust, which was formed in 2008 and includes Columbia University Library, Yale University Library, the University of California’s library system, and many others (a full list of HathiTrust libraries can be found at http://www.hathitrust.org).
Princeton plans to store its Google Books Project public domain images and other locally created digital collections in HathiTrust both as a means of having an off-site preservation backup repository for them and to gain all the benefits of commingling its texts with those of other large libraries.
HathiTrust was created to guarantee the long-term preservation of digital books created through mass and local digitization projects. HathiTrust was named for the Hindi word for elephant, hathi, symbolic of the qualities of memory, wisdom, and strength evoked by elephants, as well as the huge undertaking of gathering the digital collections of top research libraries in the United States and beyond.
Librarian Leecy Barnett has been honored by having one of her course guides chosen as an example of best practice among her peers.
Lynn Library was one of the first academic libraries to use LibGuides, web-based research guides, to facilitate library research for students and faculty. The LibGuide concept is now used by hundreds of libraries , including Harvard, Yale and Leecy’s alma mater, Duke University.
The Libguide that won the honor is one Leecy created for a course taught by Carmeta Blake, COM-206 Internet Media . The judges noted :
“ Leecy Barnett blew us away with this guide. As she mentioned, the professor who requested this guide asked her to show the class the variety of information that’s available over the internet. In displaying this, she used almost every box type that LibGuides has to offer – making this a SUPER guide!”
This guide and the many others created by Lynn librarians are available from the library website;
www.lynn.edu/library or http://lynn.libguides.com/
The library has also created a display featuring the events of Project Nuremberg, a week-long remembrance of the Nazi trials conducted after World War II.
On display are materials written by Scholar –in-Residence, John Q. Barrett as well as resources about the trials. They include:
That Man: an insider’s portrait of Franklin D. Roosevelt, edited and introduced John Q. Barrett
Henry T. King, Jr. at Case , and on the Nuremberg Case by John Q. Barrett
Drexel A. Sprecher (1913-2006), Nuremberg Prosecutor by John Q. Barrett
The path from the 1907 Hague Conference to Nuremberg and forward by John Q. Barrett
The Nuremberg War Crimes Trial 1945-46, a documentary history by Michael R. Marus
The Nuremberg Trial by Ann Tusa and John Tusa
The anatomy of the Nuremberg Trials by Telford Taylor
Project Nuremberg events start on Thursday.
Thursday, April 1 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
“Nuremberg” movie and lecture with Professor Nava Dushi,
deHoernle Lecture Hall, Green Center
Thursday, April 8 5:30 PM
“Nuremberg Sixty Years Later – An Eye towards the Future” with Professor John Q. Barrett, Lynn University Scholar-in-Residence, deHoernle Lecture Hall, Green Center
Saturday, April 10 8:00 PM
“Project Nuremberg Theatre Experience” written by Professor Carrie Simpson and directed by Professor Adam Simpson, Amarnick-Goldstein Concert Hall, deHoernle International Bldg.
Lynn students have access to a very big e-book collection from the Hathi Trust.
By clicking on the elephant icon on our library homepage over 5 million books are available from some of the greatest academic libraries in the U.S., with a huge number of them in the public domain with full-text searching included.
Search Tip: check the full view limit box if you want to see the entire book.
5,324,730 volumes – 1,863,655,500 pages
198 terabytes – 63 miles – 4,326 tons – 764,481 volumes (~14% of total) in the public domain. Click here to see a graph of Hathi content by: LC Classification and Language
As a digital repository for the nation’s great research libraries, Hathi Trust brings together the immense collections of these partner institutions:
California Digital Library
Michigan State University
The Ohio State University
Penn State University
University of California Berkeley
University of California Davis
University of California Irvine
University of California Los Angeles
University of California Merced University of California Riverside
University of California San Diego
University of California San Francisco
University of California Santa Barbara
University of California Santa Cruz
The University of Chicago
University of Illinois
University of Illinois at Chicago
The University of Iowa
University of Michigan
University of Minnesota
University of Wisconsin-Madison
University of Virginia
The world’s most comprehensive archive of movie, television and entertainment images, is now available through a link on our database page.
Cinema Image Gallery presents the history of movie-making through a wide range of high-quality images of films in production: directors working on-set with the stars, set, costume and production design as well as hair and make-up shots and rare behind-the scenes material.
Cinema Image Gallery also offers an extensive TV stills archive featuring classic and modern TV: comedies, dramas, series, TV movies, game shows and thousands of pictures of the stars of this medium. All of these images are copyright cleared for educational use.
So..if you’re enrolled in a course on film history and you need a film related image for a project , or just enjoy looking at historic movie related photos, check it out.
Click here for a demo.
During J-term, library and IT staff reconfigured the layout of the Coleman E-classroom. This high-profile learning space is home to the library’s information literacy instruction program, it also provides students with convenient computing and printing 24/7 .
For many years the Coleman was a boring computer lab.; it was very cold and crowded with wires and equipment.
Librarians Susan Montgomery and Leecy Barnett came up with the idea of reconfiguring the layout in pods of six workstations to improve the room’s functionality and feel.
Derek Parker and the CII staff created detailed drawings with several layout options that were submitted to Dr. Patterson and Dr. Cox for approval.
Kevin Kerr, IT network services, did the project administration with IT staff (Roberto Vichera, Delroy Honeyghan, and Jay Eisen) to create Lynn’s first “green” lab, that features six workstations running from each PC tower. This innovative technology solution made it all possible on very tight budget.
Now the room is way more functional, cleaner, and inviting to students; and less costly to maintain and operate. Faculty and student reaction to the change has been very positive!
The 52nd Grammy Awards will be held on Sunday, January 31.
To celebrate the event, Lynn Library has created a display of books and CDs highlighting “music’s biggest night!”
The CDs include:
Bartók Concertos, Aimard, Stefanovich, Kreeme, Bashmet
*Nominated this year for Best Instrumental Soloist Performer With Orchestra
Schoeberg Sibelius Violin Concertos Hilary Hahn
*Winner in 2009 for Best Instrumental Soloist Performance with Orchestra
Intimate Voices Emerson String Quartet
*Winner in 2007 for Best Chamber Music Performance
Mendelssohn Complete String Quartets
*Winner in 2006 for Best Chamber Music Performance
Anne Sophie Mutter and André Previn
*Winner in 2005 for Best Instrumental Soloist Performance with Orchestra
Books on display include:
Madonna by Andrew Morton
*Madonna won Best Pop Album and Best Dance Recording in 1998
Ray Charles: Man and Music by Michael Lydon
*Ray Charles won Best Rhythm & Blues Performance and Best Performance by a Pop Single Artist in 1960
Meet the Beatles by Steven D. Stark
*The Beatles won Best New Artist and Best Performance by a Vocal Group in 1964
Lynn Library invites the university community to borrow any of these award worthy materials. Enjoy!