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Interlibrary Loan Upgrade

The Libraries will be updating our interlibrary loan system on Friday, August 14th. We don’t anticipate a disruption of service; however, please place any critical or time-sensitive requests prior to that date to ensure fulfillment.  If you experience any difficulties … Continue reading

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‘Oldest’ Koran fragments found in Birmingham University

By Sean Coughlan   BBC.COM What may be the world’s oldest fragments of the Koran have been found by the University of Birmingham. Radiocarbon dating found the manuscript to be at least 1,370 years old, making it among the earliest in existence. … Continue reading

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Farewell Susannah Gal: Interim Dean of the Libraries, Colleague and Friend

Something about the term “interim” in the context of “Interim Dean of Libraries Susannah Gal,”  just seems wrong. Especially to those who have experienced the sense of ownership and wholehearted dedication she applies to whatever she undertakes. Indeed, throughout her tenure in … Continue reading

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Friday is National Space Day

          Source:   NATIONAL SPACE DAY Annually celebrated on the first Friday of May, it is National Space Day.   This day is dedicated to the extraordinary achievements, benefits and opportunities in the exploration and use … Continue reading

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The impact of gender on Civil War suicides/everyday life of a Civil War soldier

Visit the Libraries from noon-1 p.m. today, Wednesday, April 15, for the latest installment of Special Collections’ Occasional Lecture Series. Diane Miller Sommerville, associate professor of history, and Yvonne Deligato, University archivist, will present the “Civil War Experience and Artifact: … Continue reading

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Join us in Bartle Library for Tag Day – Thursday, March 19th

Tags and informational posters will be displayed tomorrow throughout campus in honor of Tag Day, an event underscoring the impact of giving for our University. The Reader Services Desk in Bartle Library is one of many locations offering celebratory buttons … Continue reading

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Visit the English Countryside

Season 5 of Downton Abbey premiered Sunday, January 4th – a welcome return for the many devotees of this elegant historical PBS drama series.  Join Binghamton University Libraries’ Special Collections in a delightfully unexpected glimpse into the past, and future, … Continue reading

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Ask a Scientist/Subject Librarian: THIS IS HOW WE ROLL

How do roller coasters make loops and corkscrews? How does the chain work on a roller coaster?  The following article appeared in the December 28, 2014 edition of the Binghamton Press & Sun Bulletin: Asked by:  Nicholas Catarella School: Glenwood Elementary … Continue reading

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AR Magic Book Museum Debut!

Our AR Magic Book makes its first public display at the Binghamton University Art Museum! As part of the museum exhibition, “Living Objects: Makers, Markets, Museum“, the AR Magic Book is used to showcase three journals from Dr. Michael Horowitz, … Continue reading

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Halloween Storytime

Last Friday on Halloween, The AR Magic Book Team participated in the Libraries’ Halloween Reading at the Campus Preschool, an event organized by Angelique Jenks-Brown, one of our subject librarians at BU Libraries. The experience turned out better than we anticipated! … Continue reading

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