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How to renew your books

January 3rd, 2019

in African Studies Library; Astronomy Library; Frederick S. Pardee Management Library; Mugar Memorial Library; Music Library; Pickering Educational Resources Library; Science and Engineering Library; Stone Science Library

Don't forget to renew your library books! You can renew your books from any location with internet access, through BU Libraries Search. Simply sign in to “My Account” and you will be able to view your loans. Generally, as long as the material has not been requested by another patron, you... Read the rest of this entry »

Winter Intersession Hours

December 20th, 2018

in African Studies Library; Astronomy Library; Frederick S. Pardee Management Library; Mugar Memorial Library; Music Library; Pickering Educational Resources Library; Stone Science Library

All BU libraries (including Mugar Library) will be closed from Saturday, December 22, 2018 through Tuesday, January 1, 2019, except for the Science & Engineering Library and the Alumni Medical Library. From Wednesday, December 26 through Friday, December 28, the Science & Engineering Library will be open from 9 am until... Read the rest of this entry »

Kanopy Streaming Video Changes

December 13th, 2018

in African Studies Library; Astronomy Library; Frederick S. Pardee Management Library; Mugar Memorial Library; Music Library; Pickering Educational Resources Library; Science and Engineering Library; Stone Science Library

On December 24, Boston University Libraries will change how it acquires streaming films from Kanopy.  Going forward, all Kanopy streaming films must be requested and purchased by the libraries. Films that have already been purchased will remain available until the end of their licenses. Faculty who wish to use streaming film... Read the rest of this entry »

Digital Preservation of Mandinka Ajami and Arabic Manuscripts of Senegal

November 28th, 2018

in African Studies Library; Mugar Memorial Library

Here's a great blog post from one of our Digital Scholarship Services (DiSC) librarians, Eleni Castro, on a project she has been working on: Re-posted with permission from The British Library’s “Endangered Archives Blog” (original post). The Endangered Archives Programme funded this digital preservation project (EAP 1042), and is supported by... Read the rest of this entry »

Find open access in BU Libraries Search with unpaywall

October 24th, 2018

in African Studies Library; Astronomy Library; Frederick S. Pardee Management Library; Mugar Memorial Library; Music Library; Pickering Educational Resources Library; Science and Engineering Library; Stone Science Library

The ability to link to open access resources just got easier thanks to the addition of unpaywall to BU Libraries Search. To get access to open access versions of articles, look for the “Open Access available via unpaywall” link in your search results. Information about this and other new features in the... Read the rest of this entry »

Makwande! Increasing Africa’s Presence on Wikipedia

October 17th, 2018

in African Studies Library; Mugar Memorial Library; Pickering Educational Resources Library

Add to Wikipedia’s Content about Africa or Contribute to African-Language Wikipedias November 13, 2018, 1-4pm Boston University, 745 Commonwealth Ave. School of Theology, Room B24 (Oxnam Room)  Please RSVP using the form below   Edit Wikipedia in African Languages Did you know there are active Wikipedias in 292 languages, including more than 30 African languages? Yet... Read the rest of this entry »

“Silenced Voices and Stories in Africa: A Discussion”

September 24th, 2018

in African Studies Library; Mugar Memorial Library

Banned Books Week (Sept. 23 -29) is an annual event across libraries and schools in America, celebrating our freedom to read and bringing awareness to those who do not have that right. The theme for this year is "Banning Books Silences Stories". The Mugar Green Scholars in collaboration with the... Read the rest of this entry »

BU Libraries on Social Media

September 5th, 2018

in African Studies Library; Frederick S. Pardee Management Library; Mugar Memorial Library; Music Library; Pickering Educational Resources Library; Science and Engineering Library

Now that you're back on campus, stay connected with BU Libraries on social media! Most of our libraries have their own accounts and we also have a general news account to keep you updated on what the libraries are up to. (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; ... Read the rest of this entry »

Welcome to the BU Libraries!

August 24th, 2018

in African Studies Library; Astronomy Library; Frederick S. Pardee Management Library; Mugar Memorial Library; Music Library; Pickering Educational Resources Library; Science and Engineering Library; Stone Science Library

If you are an entering undergraduate or graduate student, a new faculty or staff member, please avail yourself of the library's varied and wide-ranging resources! If you are a returning student, welcome back and we again look forward to helping you. The following statistics indicate the extensive nature of our collection... Read the rest of this entry »

Exhibit: Remembering Madiba on the Centenary of His Birth: July 18 – 31, 2018

July 18th, 2018

in African Studies Library; Frederick S. Pardee Management Library; Mugar Memorial Library; Pickering Educational Resources Library

Today, July 18th, marks the centenary of Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela's birth. The first President of a newly democratic South Africa, this remarkable man led his nation with grace and dignity. The African Studies Library is commemorating his life and legacy with a small exhibit that comprises materials from within our own collections. Please stop by the African... Read the rest of this entry »