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Burlington Fire Insurance Maps 1869-1919 Available Online

October 11th, 2013

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The Fire Insurance Maps of Burlington, Vermont collection now includes over 200 maps that provide a remarkably detailed record of the city’s development from 1869-1919.

The earliest insurance maps cover the commercial, industrial, and residential area from the Lake Champlain waterfront east to Church and Shelburne Streets and from Pearl Street on the north to Howard Street on the south. Coverage gradually expands to include the growing downtown, the University of Vermont and the manufacturing area at Winooski Falls to the east, and new residential and commercial areas to the north and south.

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One of the mill buildings at Winooski Falls.

The colored 21 x 25 inch sheets show building footprints, construction methods and materials, size and number of floors, and uses. They also show streets, railroads, wharves and slips, property boundaries, street numbers, water systems and fire hydrants. Except for 1869, each map set includes an index sheet showing the mapped area and sheet numbers, a list of streets and addresses, a “specials index” of businesses and organizations, and a detailed key that lists the symbols used to indicate building features.

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In 1919, the Coon Ice Cream Factory occupied
a 3-story brick building at 84 South Winooski
Avenue where City Market is located today.

 

Multimedia Equipment Survey

October 1st, 2013

Multimedia Resources and Services is conducting a survey to gauge your experience with the media equipment service. If you have borrowed equipment from Multimedia please take a few minutes to complete this short survey. The information you provide will enable Multimedia to improve services and make informed equipment acquisitions.  The survey is anonymous and should take less than ten minutes to complete. We appreciate your help!  Click here to participate in the survey.

 

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Special Collections Items Included in “Eat” at the Fleming Museum

September 12th, 2013

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A student-curated exhibit at the Fleming Museum, Eat: The Social Life of Food, examines the dynamic relationship between people and food. In addition to a wide-ranging group of objects from the Fleming Museum collections, the exhibit team found several items in Special Collection’s trove of Vermontiana. These include cake recipes from an 1845 cookbook and two articles from an 1869 issue of The Household, a magazine published in Brattleboro for American housewives.

Eat: The Social Life of Food will be on display from September 17, 2013-May 18, 2014. The museum is sponsoring programs related to the exhibit throughout the semester.

Photo: Hardtack signed by a Civil War soldier in the 12th Vermont infantry.

Etched in Wales–Lecture and Exhibit

September 5th, 2013

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Etched in Wales: Shirley Jones and the Red Hen Press

Friday, Sept 20, 2013, 5:30 pm
Special Collections Reading Room, Bailey/Howe Library, University of Vermont

Welsh printer Shirley Jones returns to UVM to celebrate thirty years of printing under the imprint of the Red Hen Press. On September 20 at 5:30pm, Jones will talk about her books, which are characterized by the artful marriage of text and images.  During the month of September, a selection of Jones’s books will be displayed in the Bailey/Howe Library Lobby.  In addition, one work, Etched Out (2002), will be shown in its entirety in Special Collections, on the ground floor.

A poet and storyteller as well as a printer, Shirley has produced more than two dozen major works.   The images that accompany her poetry and reflections in her early works convey mood, drama, and wistfulness through the magic of the etched and engraved plate and the careful selection of color.  With the 1983 publication of Scop Hwīlum Sang—the first under the Red Hen Press imprint—Jones began a series of interpretations of Welsh and Old English folktales and poems.  Selections from Beowulf, the tales of King Arthur and Merlin, and other folk legends deeply rooted in Welsh tradition, reflect her abiding interest in her Welsh heritage.  The theme of place, particularly the landscape of Wales, appears throughout her work and is often the dominant visual motif. UVM Special Collections has one of the major American collections of Jones’s work.

The presentation is free and open to the public. For more information, email uvmsc@uvm.edu or call 656-2138.

Interlibrary Loan Pilots New PDF Delivery Options

August 23rd, 2013

University of Vermont faculty, staff and students may request scans of articles and book chapters from materials available in University of Vermont Bailey/Howe Library regular print and microform collections. Interlibrary Loan (ILL) staff will scan articles or book chapters and deliver them as a PDF to users’ Illiad accounts.

This is a pilot program to study the feasibility of providing document delivery services at Bailey/Howe Library. The pilot will begin August 26, 2013 and end June 20, 2014.

This service is currently offered free of charge.

What can be requested?

Book chapters and journal articles from the Bailey/Howe Library main stacks and Library Research Annex.

Book chapters and journal articles from the Bailey/Howe Library microform collections.

Are there limits on what can be copied?

The Library has established copyright guidelines based on the copyright law of the United States and current practices in other academic libraries.

“The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted materials. Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specified conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be “used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research”.

If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of “fair use”, that user many be liable for copyright infringement.

In order to operate within the guidelines of “fair use” while striving to provide access to research materials, copyright policies for article and book chapter requests are as follows.

The Library will not scan:

  • More than one chapter from a book.
  • More than one article from a journal issue or newspaper.
  • Articles or book chapters longer than 50 pages or more than 10% of the journal/book.
  • Microfilm or microfiche scans longer than 30 pages.
  • Material from Government Documents.
  • Material from Special Collections.
  • Any request that violates the University of Vermont copyright policy.
  • Users who need more than one chapter from a book or article from a journal issue are encouraged to visit the Library to use these materials in person.

How long does it take for material to arrive?

Items are usually delivered in 2-3 business days.

How will articles be delivered?

Articles will be delivered in PDF format to requestors’ ILLIAD accounts. Users will receive an email notification when an article has been scanned and delivered to their account. Once delivered, articles are stored for 30 days.

How do I place a request?

Requests are placed in your Illiad account. After logging in, choose Document Delivery request and fill out the form with citation information.

A separate request must be placed for each article or chapter to be scanned.

First time Illiad users should register for an account.

Questions?

Email: bhlibill@uvm.edu
Phone: 802-656-2242
Location: Bailey/Howe Library, 201C, Second Floor

EndNote & Zotero Workshops for Fall

August 22nd, 2013

workshoppictureCome learn about tools that can help you to keep track of research materials, collaborate with classmates and colleagues, take notes, format citations, and create bibliographies for papers in a variety of styles.  All workshops are free and open to UVM students, faculty, and staff.  No registration is required.

Introduction to Zotero

Learn how to keep track of research materials, organize note-taking, and format citations and bibliographies using this easy-to-master, open-source solution.

Location:  Bailey/Howe Library Classroom (Room 123)

Facilitators:  Daisy Benson and Daniel DeSanto

  • September 11  (Wednesday) 4:00-5:00pm
  • September 20  (Friday) 2:00-3:00pm
  • October 2  (Wednesday) 4:00-5:00pm
  • October 18  (Friday) 2:00-3:00pm
  • October 30  (Wednesday) 4:00-5:00pm
  • November 8  (Friday) 2:00-3:00pm

Advanced Zotero

Come and build on your existing Zotero knowledge.  Learn how to use shared folders for collaboration and more.

Location:  Bailey/Howe Library Classroom (Room 123)

Facilitator:  Daisy Benson

  • October 23 (Wednesday) 4-5pm

Contact Daisy Benson (daisy.benson@uvm.edu) to arrange for a customized workshop on Zotero for your class, lab, or other group.

 

EndNote workshops

Learn how to use EndNote (a software program) to keep track of research information, organize notes, and insert citations into your papers.

Location:  Bailey/Howe Classroom (Room 123)

Facilitators:  Laurie Kutner and Jake Barickman

  • September 11  (Wednesday) 3:00-4:00pm
  • September 24  (Tuesday) 4:00-5:00pm
  • October 10  (Thursday) 4:00-5:00pm
  • October 22  (Tuesday) 4:00-5:00pm
  • November 6  (Wednesday) 4:00-5:00pm

Additional EndNote workshops can be scheduled upon request.  Send requests to Laurie Kutner (laurie.kutner@uvm.edu).

 

Brand New Quiet Study Room on Second Floor

August 22nd, 2013

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Bailey/Howe Library has added a brand new quiet study room on the second floor. The room features more desktop work space, discreet privacy walls, comfortable chairs, plenty of power outlets and top-of-the-line lighting. Most importantly, though, the room provides silence for those who need it. We hope you will enjoy the beautiful and quiet study area we’ve created!

 

Keeping the Air Clear

August 19th, 2013

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The front entrance to Bailey/Howe continues to be a smoke-free corridor. UVM maintains a policy of no-smoking withing 25 feet of a building’s entrance or window.

Aug. 22: Heirloom Tomato Tasting

August 16th, 2013

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Join UVM’s Farmer Training Program outside Bailey/Howe Library on Thursday, August 22 at 12:30 for an heirloom tomato tasting. Tomatoes and refreshments are complimentary!

The event is in conjunction with the Libraries’ summer food exhibits. “Growing Fields” in on display in the Bailey/Howe Gallery. “Super Foods of Summer” is on display in Dana Medical.

Farmer Panel & Salad Tasting, Aug. 8, Noon

July 25th, 2013

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On August 8th, in the McCrorey Gallery of Bailey/Howe Library at noon, a panel of Vermont farmers will discuss their work and the paths that led them to their current career trajectories. Panelists include Amanda Andrews of Tamarack Hollow Farm and Nancy Hayden of The Farm Between, as well as Laura Williams, the Farm Director for UVM’s Farmer Training Program.

Susie Walsh Daloz, Program Director of UVM’s Farmer Training Program, will moderate the panel.

Attendees will be treated to salad (provided by the Farmer Training Program), additional refreshments, and a raffle of books provided by permaculture publishers Chelsea Green Publishing. The event is free of charge and open to the public.

Amanda Andrews began farming in 2007, working on a variety of farms in New York and selling farm products at the New York City Greenmarket. She attended the John C. Campbell Folk School in Brasstown, NC where she studied fiber arts, blacksmithing, and woodworking. She has experience working with a variety of livestock, including horse draft power. In 2010, she relocated to Vermont to add her skills to Tamarack Hollow Farm.

Nancy Hayden is an artist, writer, and environmental engineer, in addition to being a farmer. Hayden is the co-owner of The Farm Between, specializing in organic fruit and related products.She recently retired from her teaching job at the University of Vermont to be full time on the farm and in the studio. She has degrees in ecology, environmental engineering, English, creative writing and studio.

Laura Williams  went through the Santa Cruz Farmer Training Program before running her own farm in Westford for five years. She has been farming with UVM’s Farmer Training Program for three years.

The panel accompanies summer exhibits on food and farming at the Bailey/Howe and Dana Medical Libraries.