May 9th, 2011
Watzek Digital Initiatives is excited to present The Spiders of Lewis & Clark, a recent collaboration with Greta Binford and seventy BIO 100 students.
The goal of this project is to share information about the spiders that are generally found in Portland, Oregon, and specifically on the campus of Lewis & Clark College. During the Fall 2010 semester, students collected local spiders either on the campus of Lewis & Clark College, or in and around their homes in Portland. The students isolated DNA from the spiders, used PCR to amplify the Barcode gene CO1 (cytochrome oxidase 1), and photographed the spiders. We have compiled these photographs and made them available on this site with descriptions, DNA sequences, and links to further information about the species and groups we found.
We hope this information will foster appreciation of the little creatures with whom we share our world.
April 25th, 2011
Watzek Library is considering some updates to our online card catalog (L&C WorldCat), and we'd like your input. Help us out by taking this short survey.
UPDATE (May 9, 2011):
The survey is now closed. Thanks to everyone who gave feedback by taking the survey!
March 25th, 2011
A series of digital initiatives developed by Watzek Library is influencing the study of the humanities around the world.
In just a few busy years, library staff and their collaborators have built cutting-edge, compelling resources for disciplines as diverse as arachnology and poetry, graffiti and ceramic art. Read more about these initiatives via the College Newsroom.
January 28th, 2011
Check out the new Visual Resources Center location at an Open House, Friday February 4th, 2:30-4pm. The VRC is now nestled among the art books on the 3rd floor of Watzek (Room 343). Hope to see you in our new digs for refreshments on the 4th!
For more info about the Visual Resources Center and locating visual resources for your projects, contact Stephanie Beene (email@example.com).
November 29th, 2010
Librarians are offering extended hours at the Reference Desk from 6:30-9:00 pm beginning November 28. Evening hours run Sunday-Thursday through December 9. There are five ways to ask
a librarian for assistance, including IM, email, by phone, in person, and by scheduling a research consultation.
September 10th, 2010
Watzek's digital image database currently has 832 Buddhist art images, and more are coming!
Access them in MDID with your LC user name and password, then Browse by "Project Name" --> BuddhistArt. Images can be downloaded or printed for use in presentations or papers by clicking on the floppy disk icon or printer icon. These images are great for Art, History, East Asian Studies, Religious Studies, SoAn, Foreign Language and Literatures, and more!
Contact Stephanie Beene (firstname.lastname@example.org) for assistance.
September 10th, 2010
Watzek Library's Visual Resources Center presents a new blog, Image/Idea. It is designed to promote Lewis & Clark collections and exhibits, Portland arts resources and the wider art and image world.
Visual Resources Coordinator Stephanie Beene has carefully selected a series of websites from the chaos of the web that she directs people to most often, which deliver high-quality news on the world of art and design.
You can subscribe to Image/Idea by email on the blog site. This will allow you to get all of the posts by email automatically. However, none of the links to resources on the right side of the blog will come through on email, so you may want to save the blog as a bookmark or on your desktop, etc., so you can easily access it. Please check it out!
June 11th, 2010
Did you know College Alumni are able to borrow books from Watzek Library's collection? Find out more about services for alumni
April 28th, 2010
Spice up syllabi, presentations, & spare time with videos and film clips from Films on Demand
. Watzek Library subscribes to this web-based digital video delivery platform that allows viewers to access streaming videos from Films Media Group anytime, anywhere, 24/7. A noted feature is that one can create playlists of titles for a class and provide the link to students online or on the class syllabus.
The library's subscription currently includes videos in the following categories:
- Humanities and Social Sciences
- Business & Economics
- Science and Mathematics
- Health and Medicine
Check out all the videos here
, and leave a comment to let us know what you think of this service.
March 10th, 2010
If you have an iPhone or iPod Touch, you can listen to Naxos music
anywhere with the Naxos app! Set up a playlist of your favorite songs on Naxos and listen to them whenever you want.
1. Go to the Naxos Music Library
2. Click “Playlists” in the top menu bar.
3. Click “Login” or “Sign up.”
4. After logging in, you’ll see a list of current playlists.
5. To add music to your playlist, browse or search for music, select tracks, then click “add to playlist” on the left. A window will pop up to ask you where to save it. Choose to add it to the current folder and name the playlist.
6. Download the Naxos Music Library App
7. When you open the app for the first time, log-in using your playlist log-in info.
8. Your playlist should appear in the corresponding folder in your iPhone app.
9. Happy listening!
If you’re new to Naxos, give it a try! Stream a wide range of music, from Patsy Cline to Mozart. For a wider jazz selection, stream music with Naxos Music Library Jazz
. And for audiobook streaming, check out Naxos Spoken Word Library