If you’re New Year’s Eve festivities are lacking this evening, we offer our last post of 2014: More Fun at Cocktail Time. Published in 1935, it includes drink recipes, party games, magic tricks, and even a few canape recipes. Whatever you’re doing to celebrate, Happy New Year and we’ll see you in 2014! Continue reading
Monthly Archives: December 2013
In 1980, Albondocani Press produced a Christmas card with Eudora Welty’s White Fruitcake recipe. The cover art, by Robert Dunn, was an hand drawn image that actually looks quite appealing! This fruitcake used bourbon, which would be a nice compliment to the pecan, crystallized cherries and pineapple, and lemon peel. You can find the recipe […] Continue reading
Elsevier has been sending takedown notices to any site hosting the final PDF version of its journal articles. The takedowns first became apparent on Academia.edu. Mike Taylor was one of the first to blog about it, takedown recipient Guy Leonard … Continue reading → Continue reading
University Libraries will be acquiring the Cambridge Journals Digital Archive, an archive containing both STEM, and Humanities-Social Sciences journals. In total, our users will enjoy 255 titles from this package. A title list can be downloaded from the Cambridge Journals … Continue reading → Continue reading
We have made a few recent changes to the VTechWorks website. To make the website easier to use on smaller screens, we’ve removed the word cloud and moved the search box to the top of the home page, http://vtechworks.lib.vt.edu/. The … Continue reading → Continue reading
With the holidays upon us, it’s important not to neglect the kids! So this week, we’re sharing the Children’s Party Book from 1935. It includes games, decor, recipes, menus, and activities for kids parties. It not only covers major holidays (Valentine’s Day, Halloween, St. Patrick’s Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter, 4th of July, and New Years), but […] Continue reading
Minutes from the December 16, 2013 LAC meeting.
We’re a little late posting this week, but better late than never! I (archivist/blogger Kira, that is) am at work on the next three weeks of posts, since I found a few holiday items that needed sharing. But I’m back on track with a great 1936 publication from the New York State College of Home […] Continue reading
The latest release of the Summon service is scheduled to be released on Friday, December 13, 2013. Listed below are some of the changes you will notice with this release.
Every year the Center for Research Libraries lets member libraries vote on new resources to be acquired by the center. This helps continue to build the value of our institutional membership by adding to the already rich collections offered through … Continue reading → Continue reading