Monthly Archives: August 2013

The Tale of a Few Tipples: Recipes for New Orleans’ Classics

Part of our staff is away this week at a conference in New Orleans (your loyal blogger archivistkira included); others are holding down the fort in Blacksburg. Those of us traveling will be looking for ways to keep cool while learning from colleagues, sharing information, and enjoying some great food–perhaps with a tipple or two. […] Continue reading

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Library jargon

One of the most common tenets for creating library websites is to avoid library jargon. I’m not sure I agree with this completely; after all, no chemistry instructor would say his students would learn more if he avoided technical chemistry terms. Still, we can lessen confusion by using more common terminology when ever possible.

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New VTechWorks collection – Computer Science Technical Reports

A new collection has recently been added to VTechWorks, the institutional repository hosted by the University Libraries at Virginia Tech.  The collection, Computer Science Technical Reports, is a set of approximately 1,000 open access reports from the computer science department … Continue reading Continue reading

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365 Luncheon Dishes & 365 Days in a Year–What a Coincidence!

Some of the items we feature on What’s Cookin’ are things we know about and which stick with us for various reasons. Others, like our book today, come from good old fashioned shelf browsing. While not all the History of Food and Drink Collection titles are shelved together, the majority are in groups and it’s […] Continue reading

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A study in form, space, color, light and motion

A study in form, space, color, light, and motion, 5m, 1963, silent, color

A VPI film.

Catalog description:

"Experimental footage produced by architecture students at Virginia Tech. Shows multi-colored objects or fluids rotating or flowing in space under various lighting conditions."

The description above is concise and accurate so there isn’t much else I can say. Instead, I’ll put some Continue reading

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A study in form, space, color, light and motion

A study in form, space, color, light, and motion, 5m, 1963, silent, color

A VPI film.

Catalog description:

"Experimental footage produced by architecture students at Virginia Tech. Shows multi-colored objects or fluids rotating or flowing in space under various lighting conditions."

The description above is concise and accurate so there isn’t much else I can say. Instead, I’ll put some Continue reading

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