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Come Celebrate!

Thursday, January 19th, 2017

Government Information Open House and Groundhog’s Day Celebration

Thursday February 2nd

11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Government Information, Ground Floor of Bailey/Howe

 

Come celebrate the opening of our brand new Government Information area and Groundhog Day! There will be tours, groundhog themed snacks, prizes, button making and plenty of fun.  We hope to see you there!

 

The World’s Most Mysterious Manuscript

Friday, January 13th, 2017

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The World’s Most Mysterious Manuscript: Theories on Its Origin and Use

Presented by Ray Clemens, Curator of Early Books & Manuscripts, Yale University

Wednesday, February 8, 2017, 6:00 pm

Special Collections, Bailey/Howe Library

 

Ray Clemens will talk about the Voynich manuscript, an early 15th-century codex that has been called the world’s most mysterious book. The book was written by hand in an unknown language that no one has yet been able to decipher. Colorful illustrations of unidentifiable plants, zodiac signs, astronomical and cosmological diagrams, and naked women in bathing pools add to the mystery.

Clemens is the editor of The Voynich Manuscript, which was published by the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library and Yale University Press in 2016. The facsimile volume, with new color photographs of the original manuscript and reproductions of its unusual folded sections, includes six essays that provide historical, cryptographic, forensic, and alchemical perspectives on the manuscript’s origins, owners, and meaning. The manuscript can also be viewed online.

Ray Clemens is the Curator, Early Books & Manuscripts at Yale University’s Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library. He previously served as Acting Director of the Newberry Library’s Center for Renaissance Studies and was an Associate Professor of History at Illinois State University. Clemens is the co-author, with Timothy Graham, of Introduction to Manuscript Studies.  His research interests include medieval hagiography, Renaissance cartography, and the history of the book.

The presentation is sponsored by UVM Special Collections and the College of Arts and Sciences Medieval Studies Lecture Series. It is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. For more information, email uvmsc@uvm.edu or call 656-2138.

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Illustration credit: Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University

Citation Manager Workshops, Spring 2017

Sunday, January 17th, 2016

Student studying

Come 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 one hour and are free and open to UVM students, faculty, and staff. No registration is required.

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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 & Daniel DeSanto.

• Wednesday, Jan. 18 @ 1pm
• Tuesday, Jan. 31 @ 1:15pm
• Wednesday, Feb. 1 @ 2pm
• Wednesday, Feb. 8 @ 12pm
• Friday, Feb. 17 @ 1pm
• Monday, March 6 @ 2:30pm

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

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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)

Facilitator: Laurie Kutner

• Wednesday, Jan. 25 @ 3:30pm
• Tuesday, Feb. 7 @ 3pm
• Friday, Feb. 17 @ 9:30am
• Monday, Feb. 27 @ 3:30pm
• Thursday, March 30 @ 3pm

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

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Introduction to Mendeley

Come learn about Mendeley, a free reference manager that helps to organize your research, collaborate with colleagues, create in-text citations and bibliographies, and discover new research.

Location: Bailey/Howe Library Classroom (Room 123)

Facilitators: Graham Sherriff

• Thursday Jan. 19 @ 1:30pm
• Tuesday Jan. 31 @ 4:30pm
• Tuesday Feb. 14 @ 2:45pm
• Thursday March 2 @ 4:30pm
• Tuesday March 21 @ 1:30am
• Tuesday April 4 @ 2:45pm

Contact Graham Sherriff (elizabeth.berman@uvm.edu) to schedule one-on-one consultations or on-demand workshops.

Student studying