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Great Maps Giveaway
Students get maps in map room give away

Like much of the information landscape, everything is changing in the map world. Government maps are now available online, allowing field researchers to open maps on portable devices and hone in on the areas in which they are most interested.

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Room 224
Chao Chen and a student converse in room 224

Where have the librarians gone? You may be wondering this as you visit Tisch Library.

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Summer Graduate Fellows
Julian of Norwich statue

An air of mystery attended the arrival of the Summer 2014 Tisch Library Graduate Humanities Fellows. Adam Spellmire, a PhD candidate in English, was investigating the medieval literature of quests for objects that cannot be named, and are never found.

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Library as Workspace
laptop, books and pen

Every other year Tisch Library conducts a survey of students, faculty, and staff. Thank you to all who participated! Here are a few highlights from what we learned from the last survey, and some of the ways Tisch is responding.

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Students in the DDS
Student uses recording equipment

Tufts student, Eric Siegel, A13, had a vision for his assignment, but he was not sure how to pull it off, Siegel turned to the Digital Design Studio (DDS) to help him complete a documentary project he had conceptualized for a Food and Sensory Ethnography course.

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Mural in Tisch
section of the mural

In 1982, Chinese artist Yuan Yun-sheng (b. 1937, Nantong) was invited to Tufts as an artist-in-residence, where he created this six-panel mural cycle Two Ancient Chinese Tales – Blue + Red + Yellow = White? for the Wessell Library during the 1982–1983 academic year.

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Digitization
section of a palladio illustration

Enormous research libraries, such as those at Harvard and Stanford, grab headlines devoted to the Google Books project, but libraries of all types and sizes have unique holdings to contribute to the digital corpus of texts and images on the web.

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