NEW: Digital Scholr Lab from Gale

Resource name:  Digital Scholar Lab from Gale

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An online tool for collecting data sets comprised of content from the subscribing institution’s Gale Primary Sources subscriptions. Those data sets can then be analyzed using text analysis and visualization tools built into the Digital Scholar Lab. Digital humanities analysis methods include: Named Entity Recognition, Topic Modelling, Parts of Speech, and more.

PLEASE NOTE:  Users are required to create an account via Google or Microsoft.

“Authorized Users may distribute the outputs of Text and Data Mining, provided, however, that (i) where snippets and/or bibliographic metadata are distributed, they must be accompanied by a DOI link that points back to the individual fulltext article or book chapter, (ii) where images or text excerpts are used. Authorized Users are solely responsible for securing any intellectual property or other rights for reuse from the relevent rights holder, and (iii) the distributed outputs must include a proprietary notice stating “Some rights reserved. This work permits non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.””

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NEW: Oxford Reference Titles added to Hesburgh Libraries One Search Library Catalog

We recently purchased several new Oxford Reference titles which are listed below. They are now active in OneSearch.

Berkshire Encyclopedia of China

Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability

Berkshire Encyclopedia of World History, 2e

Berkshire Encyclopedia of World Sport

Dictionary of Untranslatables: A Philosophical Lexicon

Family Names of Britain and Ireland

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Crime, Media, and Popular Culture

The International Studies Encyclopedia

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Empirical International Relations Theory

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Foreign Policy Analysis

The Princeton Dictionary of Buddhism

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New Resource: Focus Economics Consensus Forecast

Resource name:  Focus Economics Consensus Forecast

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A source of economic information available for select regions. You get the essentials of research conducted by the leading economists for select regions. This monthly publication gives you a precise picture of both the current state of affairs and future developments. Every month, FocusEconomics polls nearly 200 of the most renowned experts on the economies and provides their forecasts in a single report, which is complemented by authoritative analysis from the FocusEconomics research team.  Notre Dame is licensed for PDF format only.

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Welcome to Fair Use/Fair Dealing Week!

Good morning, all. Welcome to Fair Use/Fair Dealing Week!

Created to celebrate the fair use/fair dealing exemption in copyright law, and all that this exemption makes possible for creators of new knowledge, Fair Use/Fair Dealing Week is in its fifth official year. Various institutions around the world celebrate it by offering webinars, lectures, activities and workshops.

The Copyright Team is doing our part for Fair Use Week by providing you with a daily dose of important fair use cases, links to actual legal rulings, and even a fair use comic for each day. Enjoy!

Monday, February 25 The Origins of Fair Use, by by Kyle K. Courtney, Jackie Roche, and Sarah W. Searle (2015). (More about fair use found here.)

“Famous” Fair Use Cases: Text  Fair use (mostly). In a case alleging 75 instances of infringement in an educational setting, a district court, proposing a fair use standard based on less than 10% of a book, determined that 70 instances were not infringing. On appeal, the Eleventh Circuit rejected the 10% standard and emphasized the importance of a flexible case-by-case fair use analysis. The case was remanded to the district court which, in 2016, found the majority of instances to be fair use. Important factors: On remand, the second factor (the scholarly nature of the work) and the fourth factor (impact of the use on the market value) weighed in favor of fair use. (Cambridge University Press v. Patton, 769 F.3d 1232 (11th Cir. Ga. 2014).

Not a fair use. A biographer paraphrased large portions of unpublished letters written by the famed author J.D. Salinger. Although people could read these letters at a university library, Salinger had never authorized their reproduction. In other words, the first time that the general public would see these letters was in their paraphrased form in the biography. Salinger successfully sued to prevent publication. Important factors: The letters were unpublished and were the “backbone” of the biography—so much so that without the letters the resulting biography was unsuccessful. In other words, the letters may have been taken more as a means of capitalizing on the interest in Salinger than in providing a critical study of the author. (Salinger v. Random House, 811 F.2d 90 (2d Cir. 1987).)

Monica Moore, Scholarly Communication & Undergraduate Engagement Librarian


Day 5 Preservation Tip of the Day: Nag Hammadi Codices (binding model)

Happy Friday! Today is our last day in celebration of Preservation Week. Here is your final Preservation Tip of the Day:

Did you know the Nag Hammadi codices are some of the oldest bound materials still in existence? They are estimated to be roughly 1700 years old! Not all materials can be so lucky, but through proper preservation, books and their intellectual content are surprisingly resilient.

Nag Hammadi binding model by Liz Dube.
Don’t forget to stop by our table in the library concourse today from noon – 2:00 pm to see Liz and Neil share our work on Preventive Preservation.
Thanks to all of you for sharing our excitement for preservation!
The Preservation Team


Jen Hunt Johnson

Special Collections Conservator

Day 4: Preservation Week: Why Conservators hate tape

Here is Thursday’s Preservation Tip of the Day:

Why do conservators hate tape? Pressure-sensitive tapes (like Scotch tape, duct tape, masking tape) have aggressive adhesives and bad aging properties. Chemicals in the tape can stain and degrade paper materials over time, and often tape is stronger than the object it is stuck to, causing damage during removal. Rule of thumb: if you want your object to stand the test of time, talk to a conservator about better options for mending, and hold off on a quick-fix with tape.

Don’t forget the ALCTS webinar Preservation Week: Caring for Family Keepsakes

is TODAY at 2pm.  Sign-up here to receive your access link.

Tomorrow stop by the Preservation Week table in the library concourse from 12-2. Liz and Neil will be onsite to share our work with Preventive Preservation.
The Preservation Team

Jen Hunt Johnson

Special Collections Conservator

Day 3: Preservation Week: Re: Sticky Notes

Do you use sticky notes on your books or research materials? Sticky notes, like Post-it® notes seem safe to use, but the adhesives can leave behind residues that attract dirt, or stick to other objects. Brightly colored notes may have dyes that can bleed if they get wet, and more fragile papers may be torn when notes are removed. Sticky notes are convenient and may be just what you need to save your ideas, but think twice before adding them to materials you want to preserve for future use.
Don’t forget to sign up for tomorrow’s webinar:
Preservation Week: Caring for Family Keepsakes

Thursday, April 25, at 2pm. Sign-up here to receive your access link.

The Preservation Team

Jen Hunt Johnson

Special Collections Conservator

Day 2-Preservation Week: Cotton Gloves & Paper Artifacts

It’s day two of Preservation Week. Please enjoy this tip of the day. Don’t forget to stop by our table in the library concourse from 2-4 today to meet Preservation staff and learn about conservation treatment.

Did you know, cotton gloves are not generally recommended when handling paper artifacts. Clean, dry hands are preferred. Gloves are appropriate when handling items that may be affected by skin oils such as photographs or metal objects.

Still want more? Sign up for this FREE ALCTS webinar:

Preservation Week: Caring for Family Keepsakes

Thursday, April 25, at 2pm. Sign-up here to receive your access link.

About the webinar:
This presentation highlights basic archival care for common family treasures such as photo albums, loose photographs, Bibles, clocks, jewelry, and more. Dozens of photos illustrate proper storage practices, and damage resulting from poor storage and common hazards such as silverfish, mold, and acid migration. Discover what to save when you inherit a houseful of “treasures,” how and where to store your keepsakes, and how to set up a home archive so you can easily access items for research and sharing.
The Preservation Team

Jen Hunt Johnson

Special Collections Conservator

Preservation Week-Day One: How to Help Preserve Books

How to Help Preserve Books

  • Don’t store them in areas with excessive amounts of light — especially daylight or fluorescent.
  • Avoid shelving them in locations with extreme temperature and relative humidity or rapid fluctuation in environmental conditions.
  • Avoid placing bookshelves against outside walls or near sources of heat (e.g., fireplaces or radiators).
  • Where books are in regular use, a steady temperature of around 70° F and 50% relative humidity is recommended.

Did you know?

The rate of deterioration accelerates as temperature and relative humidity levels increase.

Want to know more? Stop by our table in the library concourse to pick up a Preservation bookmark, and Caring for Your Treasures brochure. Or chat with staff during two live sessions:

  • Tuesday,2pm-4pm: Conservation Treatment
  • Friday, noon-2pm: Preventive Approaches to Collections Care

We look forward to seeing you! The Preservation Team

Jen Hunt Johnson

Special Collections Conservator