@ Courtright Memorial Library
February 2004
Welcome to @Courtright Memorial Library
- eNews for Faculty and Staff
- Volume 2 Issue 2-

One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish

Travel back to your childhood and revisit the days when you read the whimsical stories of Dr. Seuss, from the holiday story of how the Grinch stole Christmas to the inspirational graduation gift of Oh, the Places you'll go. Revisit Hooville and Sam I Am and many other Seussian stories.

In honor of Dr. Seuss' 100th Birthday, the Otterbein College Courtright Memorial Library (139 W. Main St.) is having a celebration featuring celebrity readers, Dr. Seuss displays and Seussical snacks. Come join us on Tuesday March 2 from 2:00 - 6:00 PM for a Dr. Seuss Birthday Party! This is a trip to visit the Doctor that you don't want to miss.

Do you know that Business Source Premier offers approximately 1,800 quality full text industry profiles (reports) from three different content providers? Within the next two months, 1,000 additional industry profiles from DataMonitor will be available in BSP.

Musical Extravaganza!

On Saturday, April 17, 2004 at 7:00 PM come to the Otterbein College Courtright Memorial Library for an evening of musical entertainment. Join Dennis Davenport and the Freshman Musical Theatre ensemble as they present songs and dances from our favorite musicals. The event is sponsored by the Friends of the Library -- you DO NOT need to be a member to attend, all are welcome!

6,000 Sound Recordings Added to DMC

More than 10,000 sound recordings from The Ohio State University's Borror Laboratory of Bioacoustics are now available through the OhioLINK
Digital Media Center.

The new additions of more than 6,000 recordings are
of songbirds (primarily tanagers and sparrows). The Borror Laboratory of Bioacoustics Recorded Sounds Collection is available to all OhioLINK users and the general public at <http://drc.ohiolink.edu/handle/2374.OX/30658>.

The Borror Laboratory of Bioacoustics houses one
of the largest collections of recorded animal sounds in the world. Founded by the late Dr. Donald Borror, Professor of Entomology and Zoology at The Ohio State University, the collection contains approximately 28,000 recordings of more than 1000 species of animals.

Celebrating Black Cultures Across the Diaspora - Library Display

"Diaspora is most commonly used in reference to the scattering of Jews from their homeland, and to designate those Jews living outside of Israel. In the late twentieth century it came to serve as similar referent for people of African origin living outside of Africa" (Encyclopedia of African-American Culture and History).

The library is having a display to exhibit the history, culture, social and political experiences of African decent in the United States and in the Diaspora. The display is in conjunction of 2004 William Henry Fouse Black Studies Festival as to celebrate the Black History month and to promote historical and cultural knowledge about people of African decent.

Want to keep up with important journals in your field? You can receive automatic email copies of tables of contents for new issues of journals by setting up journal alerts from many EBSCO Host databases. -more-


New Online Databases Added to the Library Web

ACLS Humanities E-Book

provides access to nearly 800 books of high quality in the field of history. (See title list.) These are works of major importance to historical studies—books that remain vital to both scholars and advanced students, and are frequently cited in the literature. Over the next few years, the History E-Book Project plans to add approximately 250 books annually to the collection, as well as the balance of 85 new electronic titles that have the potential to use web-based technologies to communicate the results of scholarship in new ways.

American Periodicals Series Online 1740-1900

This unique and valuable collection contains digitized images of the pages of American magazines and journals that originated between 1741, when Andrew Bradford's American Magazine and Benjamin Franklin's General Magazine were launched, and 1900. It features over 1,100 periodicals spanning nearly 200 years-from colonial times to the advent of American involvement in World War II. Titles range from America's first scientific journal, Medical Repository, to popular magazines like Vanity Fair and Ladies' Home Journal.

The Television News Archive at Vanderbilt University is the world's most extensive and complete archive of television news. The collection holds more than 30,000 individual network evening news broadcasts from the major U.S. national broadcast networks: ABC, CBS, NBC, and CNN, and more than 9,000 hours of special news-related programming including ABC's Nightline since 1989.

Need more information? Have more questions? Visit the library home page at http://library.otterbein.edu. Chat with a reference librarian at http://olc6.ohiolink.edu/.
E-mail us at Library@otterbein.edu or call us at 823-1984