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Honors Research Sessions

During the next two weeks, the library will offer sessions for students who will begin working on an honors project this summer or early fall semester:

The sessions are intended to provide honors students with knowledge of the tools and resources they will need to complete their research.

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Million Milestone Reached with Digital Commons

On January 12, 2014, we reached the million mark for the number of downloads of works in DigitalCommons@Macalester. While we don’t know exactly which paper triggered the million mark, we do know that four of the top five downloads that day were Honors Projects. The item with the most downloads for the day was Anne Johnson’s "The Rise of English: The Language of Globalization in China and the European Union".

The Digital Commons now contains over 3,400 papers. The repository provides a permanent online home for faculty and student articles, honors papers, journals, data sets and much more. The permanency feature allows scholars to find and cite the repository’s academic materials in the long-term. In addition, the Digital Commons repository also makes it possible to support open access publishing and new forms of academic publishing in an era when the cost of traditional academic publishing has sky-rocketed.

For questions about DigitalCommons@Macalester, please contact the library, or send an email to scholarpub@macalester.edu.

Media Services Move

During the spring semester, Media Services will be relocating to the library. We hope to complete the move by midterm break. There will be some noise in the library as we create new spaces on the lower level.

We hope to keep disruption in services to a minimum, but we strongly encourage faculty wishing to use media materials to place those materials on reserve now. We will provide updates during the course of the semester with more details on the move and any changes that may have an impact on faculty and student use of media materials.