With finals fast approaching, study spaces around campus are in high demand. According to a recent Panther article, students are always on the hunt for quiet study spaces where they can work in peace. The Leatherby Libraries has around 800 chairs, and has plans to continue to add more. (Of course, during the finals period, those seats are open 24 hours a day!)
Congrats, Panthers – you’ve almost made it through another academic year! With only two weeks left before summer break, we know it’s crunch time for your projects, papers, and exams. Luckily for you, the Leatherby Libraries is springing into action with extended hours for these last two weeks of the semester. Starting on Sunday,
Things are going very well for Chapman University Digital Commons. Here we will highlight a few new features and collections from April 2016. New feature: Altmetric Badges This month, Altmetric badges were added for to our journal article series. What are altmetrics? As the name suggests, they are alternative metrics to traditional citation counts, meant
The Leatherby Libraries have introduced two new moveable whiteboards into the study spaces on the first floor, located on the 1 st floor between the Reference Desk and Serials. They are available for use on a first come, first served basis – there is no need to ask the Circulation or Reference desks for permission
Chapman University Digital Commons is continuing to soar to new heights, and the month of March has been momentous. Increased Usage and Content In March, we uploaded our 10,000th file to Chapman University Digital Commons. Perhaps more excitingly, works from Digital Commons have now been downloaded over 100,000 times by users from over 190 countries!
Are you a student who spends hours on end studying in the library? Are you a pro at checking out study rooms and know everything about the library? Apart from requesting books and being a spot to check out reserved items, the circulation desk at the Leatherby Libraries has special items on reserve for community
The director of Chapman University’s Center for American War Letters, Andrew Carroll, was recently featured on “Where We Live,” a radio show from the Connecticut public radio station WNPR. Carroll’s interview was part of a larger segment focusing on letter writing in general, the history of letters and the practice of letter writing in contemporary culture.
Chapman University Digital Commons celebrated its first anniversary on August 13th, and the number of visitors and downloads it has received continue to climb as it enters its second year. In its first year of operation, the 8,500+ articles, chapters, images, and other files in Digital Commons received over 70,000 page views and over 25,000 downloads!
Calling all participants in the Community of Readers program! Community of Readers now has a presence Goodreads – a social media platform designed for readers and book recommendations. Goodreads can help you track what you’re reading, find books you’ll love, and share your book reviews with friends. If you’re new to Goodreads and are interested in learning
Whether you’re working on group projects or cramming together for a final exam, the Leatherby Libraries group study rooms can be an excellent resource. Starting in Spring 2015, they will be even more helpful. Chapman University users will login to the room booking system with their Chapman username and password instead of registering for room booking accounts.