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Art + Feminism Edit-a-Thon 2017

Cornell is participating in the 2017 Art + Feminism Wikipedia edit-a-thon, designed to improve coverage of women and the arts on Wikipedia. The Wikimedia Foundation says that only approximately 10 percent of its editors are female – this project aims to empower women to edit Wikipedia and ensure its content accurately represents the important arts contributions of women from all cultures.

Join us Saturday, March 11 at the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Olin Library, or the Fine Arts Library to participate in updating and adding entries on art and feminism at this free, fun drop-in event. Cornell University Library will offer Wikipedia editing workshops before the event, as well as same-day training. All gender identities and expressions are welcomed to contribute.

New Digital Humanities Website is Live

Click on image above, or here to access the site.

The integration of digital tools and techniques in scholarly work is currently an area of fruitful collaboration and exploration in the humanities, social sciences, and other disciplines. Cornell University Library nurtures this growth with diverse learning opportunities that include stand-alone workshops, cross-disciplinary co-learning groups, individual consultations, classroom-integrated instruction, and a lecture series.

We aim to build an energetic, inclusive, and richly interconnected community of scholars, librarians, technologists, and students who support each other’s active inquiry and increasing sophistication in the digital humanities. We invite you to join us.

 

Olin & Uris Spring Workshop Series

Protecting Your Digital Privacy: A Series of Three Workshops

Privacy – the right to research, communicate, and experiment with ideas in an environment free of surveillance — is an important building block of intellectual freedom. As more and more of our communication, document storage, and everyday activities happen in the digital world, ensuring privacy has become more complicated.

In this series of three increasingly sophisticated workshops, learn hands-on, practical steps you can take to protect your privacy, and about library and other campus resources that can help. Please bring your smartphone, laptop(s), and other devices. Different material will be covered in each of the three workshops, but none is a prerequisite for the others.  

If you would like to arrange a privacy workshop for your campus group or academic department, please contact Digital Humanities Librarian Eliza Bettinger, ecb4.

If you are interested the workshops below, please click on the titles to register in advance.  Space is limited.

Digital Privacy I: Get Started with the Basics

The first workshop in the series is an introduction to digital privacy. Learn about your information vulnerabilities, and how to discern riskier digital circumstances from safer ones. During the workshop, take the opportunity to change browser settings, device settings, and preferred applications that will make real differences to your privacy. In addition, learn how to take advantage of library and campus resources that can help.

Bring your own smartphone, laptop, and other devices.

Protect Your Digital Life II: Encryption for Both Storage and Communication

Encryption is an important and robust privacy defense strategy. Learn the differences between encrypted and unencrypted online traffic, and learn your encryption options in settings like texting, email, cloud storage, hard disk storage, and Internet browsing.

Bring your own smartphone, laptop, and other devices.  

Protect Your Digital Life III: Advanced Strategies for Greater Protection

Depending on your tolerance for risk and the nature of your work, you may wish to invest time and energy in more advanced strategies for protecting your privacy. This workshop will introduce the Tor Browser and the use of Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) for protecting your online activity. We’ll also look at defensive strategies against potential doxing (the exposure and exploitation of personal identity and/or family information by parties who wish to silence an online writer or social media user.).

Bring your own smartphone, laptop, and other devices.

Digital CoLab Open House, January 27th from 4pm to 6 pm

The Digital CoLab, in 701 Olin Library, will launch with an open house on Jan. 27 from 4 to 6 p.m., with demonstrations of Raspberry Pis and Arduinos, information about upcoming workshops and free refreshments. Anyone interested from the Cornell community is welcome to attend to learn more about what the CoLab will offer.

Library, CIT launch new Net-Print system for campus printers

A new-and-improved Net-Print system will launch in January for campus printers that will reduce paper waste, save users’ time and allow greater flexibility for future improvements.

The changes will affect everyone who uses Net-Print printers at all CIT Academic Technology labs and in libraries, and will require those who print from laptops or personal workstations to download new software. The free software will be available Jan. 10, 2017, from it.cornell.edu. After that date Net-Print users won’t be able to print unless they have installed the new software and printer queues.

More information can be found here.

Olin, Kroch & Uris Hours for Winter Break and Intersession

Olin & Kroch Library schedule (from December 15th through January 24th)

Olin Library will be closed from December 24th through January 2nd and reopen on January 3rd. (also see exceptions below)

Sunday: 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Monday: 8:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Tuesday: 8:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Wednesday: 8:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Thursday: 8:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Exceptions
Monday, December 19th: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Tuesday, December 20th: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Wednesday, December 21st: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Thursday, December 22nd: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Monday, January 16th CLOSED

Uris Library schedule (from December 15th through January 24th)

Uris Library will be closed from December 24th through January 2nd and reopen on January 3rd.  (also see exception below)

Sunday: CLOSED
Monday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Thursday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday: 12 PM – 5:00 PM

Exception
Monday, January 16th, CLOSED

For more information on Winter hours for other Cornell Libraries please check the individual library’s hours information.

Extra Study Hours at Olin & Uris Libraries

Olin Library will be open until midnight this Friday, December 9th and Saturday, December 10th . Uris Library will be open 24 hours a day from Sunday, December 4th through Thursday, December 15th, when the building will close at 5 pm.

Good luck with your exams and final papers. If you need help with anything, be sure to Ask a Librarian.

Study Break Opportunities at Olin and Uris Libraries

Starting on December 5th, there will be a number of study break opportunities at Olin and Uris Libraries.

Late Night Study Break: Free Pizza in Olin Cafe

Join us at 11:59 pm on Tuesday, 12/6 for a study break with free pizza (while it lasts) in Olin’s Libe Café. (Pizza courtesy of Olin & Uris Libraries)

Stress-busting with Cornell Companions & Cornell Minds Matter in Olin Lobby, December 7th at 1 pm

Stop in to see the therapy dogs and write a letter of gratitude to your parents or friends.

From December 2nd through the 15th, there will be De-Stress Spaces available throughout the day.

De-stress in Olin Lobby, outside Amit Bhatia Libe Cafe with our large format coloring project.

De-stress  in Uris Library Dean Room with a large scale crossword puzzle and jigsaw puzzles.

 

 

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