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HathiTrust and the BU Libraries Search

September 5th, 2013

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

Due to a technical issue, the library has temporarily suspended the ability to perform full-text searches of HathiTrust, a collection of millions of titles digitized from libraries around the world, via the BU Libraries Search.  Library users may continue to search the HathiTrust collection directly.  We hope to correct this... Read the rest of this entry »

The African Studies Library has a new look!

June 14th, 2013

in African Studies Library

Stop in and visit African Studies Library, we have a whole new look and feel! We thank you for your patience and cooperation while we made this transition. The tables and carrels are fitted with outlets and we are working to have these live by the beginning of the school year.

New Furniture in the ASL

May 14th, 2013

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The African Studies Library is receiving new furniture from the Pardee Management Library as they renovate and downsize their space. We will have a variety of tables, carrels and soft-seating throughout the 6th floor, making it a much more pleasant place to study and work. The actual moving of furniture starts today... Read the rest of this entry »

Winners of the Undergraduate Survey iPad minis and Convenience Points Announced

April 26th, 2013

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

A huge thank you to all of the undergraduate students who took the undergraduate library survey. The response rate was terrific and the library will diligently explore all of the student responses to help improve the libraries and their services. Undergraduate students that took the survey and then submitted their email... Read the rest of this entry »

Greene Scholar interviews Jane Meyers about the Lubuto Library Project

February 7th, 2013

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

On Wednesday, January 30th, the African Studies Library, located on the 6th floor of Mugar Memorial Library had the honor of hosting an open house with Jane Meyers, President of the Lubuto Library Project in Zambia. Jane Meyers spoke with Micaela Brody, a Mugar Greene Scholar about the important... Read the rest of this entry »

JSTOR expands current journal coverage

February 6th, 2013

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

JSTOR has expanded its vast collection of archival content to include the most recent issues of 237 academic journals of which 130 titles are new to BU.  Through the aptly named Current Scholarship Program, library users may now access current journal issues in the humanities, social sciences and... Read the rest of this entry »

Your library account is changing!

November 16th, 2012

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 worry, your account isn't really changing - it's the way you access it that will.  We are happy to announce that you will soon be able to log into your library account with your BU login name and Kerberos password. All of the books you have checked out will... Read the rest of this entry »

Check out and renew before Friday Nov. 16

November 13th, 2012

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 BU Libraries encourage everyone to check out or renew materials before 5pm on Friday, November 16th as we prepare to move to a more efficient circulation system. After this short downtime, you will be able to access your library account, including renewals, with your BU login name and Kerberos... Read the rest of this entry »

2012 Graduate Student Library Survey Report released

September 18th, 2012

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

In the spring of 2012, the Boston University Libraries surveyed BU graduate students to determine their use of and satisfaction with library services and resources. The response rate was over 30%, indicating that our graduate students care about our library system. The survey responses have clarified some areas to improve... Read the rest of this entry »

New library website launches – University Librarian announcement

July 2nd, 2012

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

Dear Boston University Community, I am writing to let you know of the unveiling of the new Boston University Libraries website. Today we will implement some important changes in design and functionality that will improve research and learning for the University community. A new Boston University Libraries Search capability allows a single... Read the rest of this entry »