ScholarWorks@UVM Debuts

Sample entry from the Pringle Herbarium Collection on ScjolarWorks@UVM.

In celebration of Open Access Week 2013 (October 21st – 27th, 2013), the UVM Libraries are proud to announce ScholarWorks @ UVM , a new digital repository that provides for the organization, dissemination, and management of digital materials created by UVM faculty, staff, students, and their collaborators. Our goal is to increase access to the scholarly and creative output of the university and to preserve these works in digital form.

We invite you to look at the first collections created. You’ll find recent theses from environmental studies students, family medicine articles, library science presentations, and specimen notebooks and drawings from the Pringle Herbarium.

Most importantly, we’re hoping you’ll consider contributions of your own. ScholarWorks @ UVM can help make your research publications easily accessible to students and colleagues and increase the discoverabilty of your scholarship on the Internet.

Though the publisher’s PDF of your published article may be behind a paywall, you can make the preprint or postprint available through ScholarWorks, increasing access to your scholarship. Many leading publishers now allow the deposit of journal article preprints and postprints into the author’s institutional repository (see the Sherpa/Romeo database for a summary of publishers’ permissions).
Grant reports, white papers, posters, presentations, newsletters, annual reports, and other publications of enduring value can be published in ScholarWorks @ UVM. Student work, such as College Honors Theses, may also be deposited. ScholarWorks accepts materials in multiple formats, including audio and video. ScholarWorks @ UVM offers customizable web sites for conference proceedings, both to accept papers for an upcoming conference, and to display the proceedings after the event is over. Publications in ScholarWorks @ UVM are indexed by Google and Google Scholar.

For more information:

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Chinese Newspapers Collection (1832-1953) Trial

Front page of The China Press July 28, 1932.

Front page of The China Press July 28, 1932.

The Bailey/Howe Library currently has trial access to a new ProQuest Historical Newspaper database called, “Chinese Newspapers Collection (1832-1953). ”

This collection of English Language newspapers from China provides students and researchers with an opportunity to explore primary source materials related to foreign relations, social issues, science, culture, and more.  Papers published in Shanghai, Beijing, and Guangzhou are represented and among the titles included are The North – China Herald, The Chinese Repository and more.

Trial access will run through November 17, 2013. Take a look and let me know what you think.

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Accessible Archives

A page from the February 14, 1857 issue of Frank Leslie's Magazine.

A page from the February 14, 1857 issue of Frank Leslie’s Magazine.

UVM has a new full-text historical American magazine, newspaper, and book collection called Accessible Archives.

Highlights of the collection include access to The Pennsylvania Gazette, Frank Leslie’s Weekly, Godey’s Ladies’ Book, a collection of American-American Newspapers, Civil War materials, and more.

You can search or browse the collection. Most content is available both as an image and as simple text.

You can find Accessible Archives on the UVM Web Site the following locations:

Find > Articles and More > Browse by Subject > History

Help > Research Guides by Subject >History > American History

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New Article Scanning Service at Bailey/Howe

The Bailey/Howe Interlibrary Loan Department has just announced that starting this semester they will be offering a new electronic Document Delivery service to UVM affiliates. The service is free and you can request the following types of materials:

  • Book chapters and journal articles from the Bailey/Howe Library main stacks and Library Research Annex
  • Book chapters and journal articles from the Bailey/Howe Library microform collections

The library cannot supply the following:

  • More than one chapter from a book.
  • More than one article from a journal issue or newspaper.
  • Articles or book chapters longer than 50 pages or more than 10% of the journal/book.
  • Microfilm or microfiche scans longer than 30 pages.
  • Material from Government Documents.
  • Material from Special Collections.
  • Any request that violates the University of Vermont copyright policy.

To place a request simply log-in to the ILL Service (ILLIAD) and select the Document Delivery option on the left side.

Requests will be supplied in 2-3 business days.

This service has a pilot status at the moment and will run through June 20, 2014.

Learn more…


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Trial Access to Statesman’s Yearbook Online

The Statesman’s Yearbook

The UVM Libraries is currently running a trial to the online edition of the Statesman’s Yearbook. This resource provides up-to-date information on world affairs including historical, political, economic, and infrastructure on every nation. The site also includes access to the Statesman’s Yearbook annual back to 1864.

This trial runs through November 28, 2012, please send me feedback.

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Vermont Digital Newspaper Project Video

Last summer I had the opportunity of working with Tom McMurdo and Sally Blanchard from the Vermont Digital Newspaper Project (VTDNP) to produce a short video that demonstrates how researchers use historical newspapers, talks about the digitization process at the VTDNP, and about how digital newspaper collections are made in general.

The video features History faculty member, Abby McGowan, former History student, Justin Baldassare, and Sylvia Bugbee, researcher and Reference Specialist in Special Collections.


To date, the VTDNP has digitized over 130,000 pages of Vermont newspapers which can be accessed through the Library of Congress’ Chronicling America site and the project recently received funding to continue work through 2014.

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UVM Joins Hathi Trust

The Hathi Trust project to digitize and preserve materials from numerous research libraries. Materials in the collection include books, periodicals, and government publications from around the world.

The Hathi Trust

The collection can be searched using either the Hathi Trust Catalog  to search for authors, titles, series, subjects, and more, or conducting a full-text search for words and phrases found within digitized works.

The UVM Libraries’ new institutional membership in The Hathi Trust provides UVM users with the ability to download full-view works in the digital library as PDFs. To download materials simply login when prompted and enter your UVM netID and password. Another feature of Hathi Trust is the capability to create personal collections of materials.

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