Happy Open Access Week!

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This week is Open Access week, and the IU Libraries are celebrating with a variety of events that you can see here: IU Libraries: Open Access Week 2014 Tomorrow I will be participating in a round table discussion with some other students, so I may try to get a post about that later in the week, but for today, I thought I’d share a resource that a colleague of mine and I developed for our Reference class. The assignment was … Read More

Helpful Hints from a Victorian Marriage Manual

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I found this book during my work with the Wright American Fiction collection; it’s a collection of stories and advice about being newly wed from 1864. While some of it is laughable (particularly the temperance stories), there are quite a few bits that are not only amusing, but continue to be good advice 200 years later. From “First quarrels and first discords in married life” by James H. Burk. Some wives evince a sort of childish jealousness of the newspaper, … Read More

That Moment Right Before You Drop

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Things have been slowly revving up here; this week is fall break, but I have one big assignment to prepare and a few more that are slowly turning over in my head. I’m also working with some of my cohort to prepare a paper for a conference in the spring, and doing some reading about the MarineLives, which I’ll be doing some volunteer transcription for this fall. And did I mention that I’m still updating my portfolio and tweaking my … Read More