ZoteroFall Zotero workshop series
Sign up to attend a one-hour tutorial to get you started with Zotero this semester. All workshops are held in the Lane Room on level A of the Frost library. Zotero [zoh-TAIR-oh] is a free application that helps you collect, manage, and cite your sources. It's available in all computer labs on campus and you can download it on your personal computer for free. Tutorials and documentation are also available.

mlisa.jpgWorkshops on finding & using images
Sign up for a one-hour workshop on finding and using high-quality images for your papers, presentations, and creative projects. Learn to search and save images using Amherst College Digital Collections (ACDC), ARTstor, and other image resources, how to make sure you're using the right images for your purpose, and how to properly credit images in classwork, theses, and publications.

logo_color (3).pngSeeking readers for Favorite Poem Project reading with Robert Pinsky
Is there a special poem in your life? Share it with others! 15 Readers will be selected to read their favorite poem and talk about why they love it at our Favorite Poem Reading on October 29th from 4:30 - 6:00 p.m. at Frost Library. Readers include 39th Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky and poet Amy Glynn.

More information about the event can be found at our Facebook event page or by contacting Blake Doherty at or x2979.

A Small Exhibit of Small Photographs ... but in Stereo
Currently in our exhibit case on Level B of Frost Library is a display of stereograph images from the 1870s and 1880s, taken from the Archives and Special Collections. Remember the Viewmaster? Stereographs, consisting of two nearly duplicate photographic images printed side-by-side on a card, give the illusion of 3-D when viewed through the lenses of a stereo card reader. They were hugely popular in the latter 19th century. Stop by, peer through the readers, and imagine you are walking the campus circa 1880.

AC Links is now Get It @ AC
As part of website usability efforts, the AC Links button ac_links_2011  has been renamed to Get It @ AC SFX - get it button.gif, to make its function clearer to all users. It still works in exactly the same way.
If you're curious about how Get It @ AC works, consult our FAQ.

Hitchcock.jpgCelebrating our Digital Scholarship Summer Interns
If you missed the culminating presentation by the Library's Digital Scholarship Summer Interns, check out their "Hitch in Time" project site. Over the course of eight weeks, they embarked upon a critical reexamination of the life and legacy of one of Amherst’s best-remembered presidents: geologist and minister Edward Hitchcock. Hitchcock’s impact and importance to the college can be seen on campus even today, from the dorm that bears his name to the contents of the Beneski Museum to the very presence of the geology department itself. Drawing on Archives & Special Collections’ Edward and Orra White Hitchcock Papers and a breadth of digitally based research methodologies and tools, they engaged in an exploration of what Edward Hitchcock left behind, both tangibly and intangibly. From the personal—an account of the contents of Hitchcock's will—to the global—mapping the reach and reception of his intellectual conversations—this project delved into one man's legacy in the spirit of Hitchcock himself, who spent his life consumed with questions of time and infinity in his roles as both geologist and man of God.

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