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Rare Images Shed Light on a Century of African-American Life

:Cornell University Library has just made its Loewentheil Collection of African-American Photographs — 645 rare images dating from the 1860s through the 1960s that show a slice of American life not widely visible or preserved — available online. Donated to the university by Stephan and Beth Loewentheil in 2012, the collection includes famous faces, like the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Muhammad Ali, but mostly historical images of African-Americans going about their daily business or commemorating occasions like graduations and weddings.” (via The New York Times)

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New library shelves 3,400 bottles of wine

“The newest library on campus contains no books and offers no borrowing privileges.Located in the basement of Stocking Hall, it lacks the soaring windows and grand views of other locations. Students can’t access the library, and since it’s kept at a constant 54 degrees, it would not offer much of a study refuge anyway.These shelves only offer learning of a certain vintage: space to hold more than 3,400 bottles of wine.” (via Cornell Chronicle)

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Cornell takes big red pen to Wikipedia life sciences content

“If you can’t beat it, edit it.That was the idea behind a March 11 event that brought students, staff and faculty together at Mann Library to improve the quality of agriculture and life sciences content on Wikipedia.” (via Cornell Chronicle)

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Cornell Library to Expand Research Materials Through Partnership

“In an effort to grow their partnership with ProQuest, Cornell’s library is currently expanding its use of ProQuest’s Online Acquisitions and Selection Information System, or OASIS, software in order to broaden access to print, electronic and research titles. The online platform for finding and ordering print and electronic titles includes customized selection features based on the research interests of the University, according to Jesse Koennecke, director of acquisitions and e-resource licensing services.” (via Cornell Daily Sun)

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Cornell University Library and ProQuest Team Up for Faster, More Efficient Book Selection and Acquisition

“ProQuest is working with Cornell University Library to develop a dynamic book-selection system that will aggregate metadata from multiple sources into a single streamlined interface. This will enable highly efficient selection and acquisitions workflows. The custom interface is part of a new agreement in which Cornell University Library will use ProQuest as the primary source for its English-language print books, a significant expansion of Cornell University Library’s long-standing relationship with Coutts Information Services for print and ebook Demand-Driven Acquisition (DDA) programs.” (via Proquest)

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