Claire T. Carney Library Science Librarian, Elizabeth Winiarz, has been awarded an $8,000.00 Cranberry Research Grant to provide literature support for ongoing cranberry research. The Claire T. Carney Library has a very good collection to support cranberry research and this new grant will add to what is already available. The library maintains subscriptions to several journals where much of the literature is published and purchases a variety of sources that are not easily accessible. These include a collection of theses and dissertations from all over the United States and Canada publishing cutting edge research on cranberry growth, properties, biochemistry and medicinal potential. Take a look at our online subject guide: Cranberries (Vaccinium macrocarpon).
Bruce Barnes, a librarian at the UMass Dartmouth Claire T. Carney library, virtually unveiled a website dedicated to Paul Rudolph and His Architecture today.
Mr. Barnes stated that the web site’s purpose is to produce a comprehensive reference resource on this famous man and his architecture with an emphasis on SMTI / UMass Dartmouth. The culmination of years of work, Mr. Barnes hopes that the site will become a unique central resource for a variety of materials on the topic.
The website provides a comprehensive bibliography of the works, writings and life of the architect, complete with supporting images, documents and media.
On December 26, President Bush signed the end-of-the-year (https://www.rules.house.gov/110_fy08_omni.htm) omnibus package that makes the National Institutes of Health (NIH) public access policy mandatory.
Section 218 of the bill provides that:
“The Director of the National Institutes of Health shall require that all investigators funded by the NIH submit or have submitted for them to the National Library of Medicine’s PubMed Central an electronic version of their final, peer-reviewed manuscripts upon acceptance for publication, to be made publicly available no later than 12 months after the official date of publication: Provided, That the NIH shall implement the public access policy in a manner consistent with copyright law.”
December 5, 2007 – Robert F. Stoico/FIRSTFED Grand Reading Room Gift Announced – Robert F. Stoico, founder of The Robert F. Stoico / FIRSTFED Charitable Foundation announces $1 million gift to UMass Dartmouth. The university plans to invest $750,000 of its gift in the physical renovation of the Claire T. Carney Library and establish the Robert F. Stoico/FIRSTFED Grand Reading Room. The Grand Reading Room will be a stately, dynamic and spacious two-story room with an ambience that promotes intellectual richness, purpose and inspiration. It will have floor to ceiling windows that will provide spectacular views of the campus in all seasons, and be a place easily changed to accommodate small or large groups of people who are working together.
Please check the Library Building Renovation & Expansion Program page on the the Claire T. Carney Library web site for further updates and more information on the library’s renovation plans.