Need a place to study? In addition to the general study tables and carrels located in each campus library, there are also group study rooms, quiet study areas, and individual lockable carrels in some of the UB Libraries. Check out the list of Study Spaces in the UB Libraries, and you’ll find the perfect spot to write a paper, prepare for a presentation, or study for finals.
The University Libraries offer various types of study spaces for different study needs: silent, individual study areas; group study areas; open and locked carrels; and individual and collaborative study rooms. It is important to respect the various study needs of others and observe proper protocol for each area.
A few friendly reminders:
- Cell phone use should be outside of study areas
- Safeguard your belongings from theft
- Be considerate of others
Stress Relief Days are returning to the UB Libraries!
This popular end-of-semester event gives UB students a chance to take a break in between studying for final exams.
We’ll have therapy dog teams to meet and pet, free coffee and snacks, and soothing music in two UB library locations on the dates listed below:
Health Sciences Library – Room B-15, lower level
Lockwood Memorial Library – Basement Staff Lounge
- Tuesday, December 3rd 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
- Wednesday, December 4th 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
- Thursday, December 5th 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Wondering what to expect? Check out these photos from our previous stress-busting events!
Judge Chin handed down a decision in Author’s Guild vs. Google. He found Google’s scanning and display of books still under copyright to be fair use. The center of the judge’s reasoning appeared to be that the way the snippets were displayed preserved the value of the copyright owner’s work while expanding access to books, preserving existing texts, and creating opportunities for text mining and other data focused analysis. In Judge Chin’s final analysis he found Google’s book scanning project to be a transformative use of the existing books in both format and application.
An appeal by the Author’s Guild is expected.
Harvard Business Review
The Harvard Business Review is continuing to restrict the use of their content in classrooms. Recently they closed off print, download, and direct linking to some of the most popular articles in that journal. This concedes with a new push to sell classroom licenses to business schools.
Course Reserve staff would like to take this opportunity to inform instructors that classroom and course reserve use of Harvard Business Review materials is not covered by the library’s current license. Instructors should either purchase their own license to use these materials or select alternate readings for their students’ use.
Course Reserve Web Site
The Ordering System for Course Reserve was updated this week. It now uses a single log in, your UBIT login, and instructors may designate proxies to place orders on their behalf. Please email our Course Reserve Supervisor (email@example.com) if you encounter any problems with the Ordering System.
The Fall 2013 issue of UB Libraries Today, the newsletter of the University at Buffalo Libraries, is now available. And be sure to visit the Library News blog for all the latest library news.
Fall 2013 Articles:
- Science & Engineering Information Center
- We Have a Map For That
- Meet Fred Stoss
- Joan Bozer Papers
The University Libraries and Undergraduate Academies are pleased to announce our “Book & Film of the Month” selections for November:
FILM: What one memory would you choose to carry with you into eternity? The 1998 Japanes feature film, After Life, explores this question in a fantasy speculation about what happens when people die.
BOOK: Arundhati Roy’s award-winning debut novel, The God of Small Things, is the story of an affluent Indian family forever changed by one fateful day in 1969. Critics have praised its unique narrative style, its exploration of social and political issues, and its poignancy.
Both selections are part of our 48 Good Books and 48 Good Films initiatives; titles on these lists were chosen by UB faculty and staff members of the Undergraduate Academies Council to reflect the themes of the five Academies: Civic Engagement, Entrepreneurship, Global Perspectives, Research Exploration and Sustainability. Think of them as “unrequired” reading and viewing suggestions.
All 48 Good Books and 48 Good Films are available in the UB Libraries!