Archive | September, 2010

New Books

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September 29, 2010

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Here’s what’s new in the Bestseller section on the main floor of the Gordon Library: Non-fiction Soccernomics : why England loses, why Germany and Brazil win, and why the U.S., Japan, Australia… by Simon Kuper The Last Man on the Mountain : the death of an American Adventurer on K2 by Jennifer Jordan Wisdom of Wooden […]

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New E-Resource: First Research Industry Snapshots

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September 21, 2010

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Check out our new electronic resources: First Research

Industry overviews with snapshots that include recent developments, business challenges, trends & opportunities, insight from executives, financial information, forecasts and ratings. Also, industry profiles for North American states and provinces.

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Going Virtual: WPI Library Reference Collection

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September 19, 2010

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over the summer library staff mobilized forces to integrate most of our reference books into the general library book collection on the 1st and 3rd floors. We will maintain a small print ready reference area near the Information Desk.

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Win an iPad, a $500 cash prize, or one of several other cool prizes

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September 14, 2010

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Take part in the Knovel University Challenge and win great prizes. Go to http://www.knoveluniversitychallenge.com to learn more.

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Film Collection: So Many Films, so Little Time (now all in one convenient location)

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September 13, 2010

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Thanks to faculty feedback and a lot of hard work this summer by our Collection Managment Services staff, we integrated our films into one collection on the main entrance level. Stop by and browse.

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Preserving, managing, and sharing digital data: National Leadership Grant

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September 13, 2010

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The Lamar Soutter Library at the University of Massachusetts Medical School and the George C. Gordon Library at Worcester Polytechnic Institute have been awarded an Institute of Museum and Library Service National Leadership Planning grant. With this grant, the two libraries will collaboratively develop an instructional framework and delivery system for openly accessible, online instructional modules on preserving, managing, and sharing digital data.

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Reminder: Appropriate Use of Library Electronic Resources

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September 10, 2010

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Gordon Library currently provides access to over 150 databases, 50,000+ web-based electronic journals, and 70,000+ web-based electronic books that support the teaching, learning, and research needs of WPI faculty, students, and staff.  Almost all of these resources are covered by license agreements that the library has with publishers and content providers. To give library users some guidance on […]

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Did You Know? Library Printers have moved & have new network locations

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September 10, 2010

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New printer locations in the library, behind the red wall. Add a new printer on your laptop and point to:
\\printers\GL_PrintCenterBW
\\printers\GL_PrintCenterColor

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Videographs by Joseph Farbrook: Gallery Reception Postponed to Fri. 9/17 4-6pm

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September 7, 2010

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Please join the Humanities & Arts Department and Gordon Library for a reception for Joseph Farbrook’s exhibition Videographs at the Class of ’41 Gallery, 3rd Floor, Gordon Library, Thursday, September 9 from 4-6 p.m.

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Library Reorganization: Staffing Transitions Underway

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September 2, 2010

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In addition to the many physical changes in the library building, the library recently underwent an internal reorganization. The new structure allows us to be more productive and efficient. We will continue to provide you with the outstanding library services you have come to expect.

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