Summer Break & New Look Coming Soon

We’re taking a brief summer break, but we’ll be back in August with new posts. While we’re away, we will be working behind the scenes to redesign the blog before we return. Have a fantastic summer!

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Fordham Librarian’s New Article Explores Open Access vs. Traditional Publishing

We are happy to share that Fordham Library’s own Hannah Herrlich has been published in Internet Reference Services Quarterly. Her article investigates how librarians, professors, & researchers engage with scholarly communication and use OA resources.

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Database Highlight: American Archive of Public Broadcasting

The American Archive of Public Broadcasting (AAPB) preserves at-risk public media from the past 70+ years. It includes over 122,000 items of television and radio programming from across the country, and more than half of the collection is available to stream online for free.

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Commemorating Juneteenth

Juneteenth originated in Galveston, Texas on June 19th, 1865 when Union Army General Granger issued General Order No. 3, relaying the news of the Emancipation Proclamation. This announcement came more than a month after the official end of the Civil War and over two years after the Emancipation Proclamation.

To commemorate Juneteenth, this post features a selection of resources highlighting music, first-person accounts from former enslaved individuals, and the gradual abolition of slavery in New York State.

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Open Data 101

Open Data, as a concept, is the idea that some data should be available to everyone, and should be free to use without restrictions. In this post, we cover what qualifies as open data and where you can find it.

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