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Happy May Day! Working on the Dartigue Collection 

Sifting through e-mail, I see that May 1, 2014 marks a significant second anniversary:  the beginning of collaborative work with John Dartigue, son of Maurice and Esther, on the Maurice Dartigue Collection and its sub collections, Additional Writings by and about Maurice Dartigue; and Writings by and about Esther Dartigue. It was on May 1, …

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Building Our Legacy Together: History Will Be Kind To Me… 

"History will be kind to me for I intend to write it." --Winston Churchill Each office, faculty member, staff member and student has the opportunity to use PocketKnowledge to create an archive. The goal of an archive is to preserve and make accessible the records that comprise the history of an institution. The archive tells …

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How do you write a literature review without freaking out? 

Answer: You start by reading my blog  :) If you're anything like me, the second I see the words "literature review" on a syllabus, my mind lets out a series of silent screams. Alright, I'm being a little overdramatic here, but the truth is, lit review writing can be tough, especially if you haven't had …

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Certification Examination Blues! 

Certification exams are on February 25th this semester, and from the study room bookings you can see that there are many folk out there doing their preparation. These exams are a one of the hoops needed to be jumped as a doctoral student and for many it's a cause for much anxiety. Each of the …

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Meet… the other Jennifer 

Jennifer Van Tiem, Library Assistant, explains how she reads, takes notes, and summarizes the content of all documents within the historical archives to facilitate research by members of the Teachers College community. Jennifer shows Willoby and Himrod, esteemed professors,  a sample abstract from an item within the Frank Cyr collection within PocketKnowledge, the digital archive. …

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Online Library Research Course 

If you’re interested in seeing an overview of electronic and print resources available to you as a TC student, as well as a survey of approaches to doing library research, you might want to take a look at an online course titled Library Resources and Services that’s accessible through the Blackboard course platform.  (Entry to …

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What’s new on the 2nd floor? 

This summer things have been a-changing on the second floor of the Gottesman Library. People have walked by and asked "What's that thing in the middle of the floor space?" To the existing Digital Depot, we have added the Publishing Bar. The title says it all - it is the opportunity and space for students, …

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Meet…Marcelle 

Marcelle Mentor, a graduate assistant in the Gottesman Libraries, reunites with Professors Willoby and Himrod and helps avoid a digital disaster: Himrod on the flatbed. At work on the Maurice D'Artique papers, Marcelle discusses the digitization process, including inventorying, selecting, scanning, and uploading the historical resources of Teachers College into Pocketknowledge , the digital archive. …

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Free & Easy Access 

All Teachers College students are entitled to the following free resources for the few minutes it takes to register: Pressible: Pressible is the library's newest social networking tool: A networked, easy-to-use personal publishing platform developed by EdLab. PocketKnowledge: PocketKnowledge is a social archive where you can store and retrieve your own personally-authored materials. PK is …

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