Special Collections Opening Ceremony

Please join us in welcoming Special Collections into their new space. The Opening Ceremony will take place on Thursday, September 29th from 3:00-4:00 PM in Tisch Library Room 103. The event will feature a discussion by faculty members Ioannis Evrigenis (Political Science), Melinda Latour (Music), Alisha Rankin (History), and Chantal Zakari (Graphic Arts, SMFA), as well as students who have utilized Special Collections materials in classes and research projects. We will finish with a live performance of music from one of Tisch’s medieval manuscripts.

Miscellanea: A student's view of Tisch Special Collections

Join Special Collections for our last event of the semester! Graduating senior Megan Szostak has curated an exhibit entitled Miscellanea: A student’s view of Tisch Special Collections. Highlighting a variety of works from medieval manuscripts to Hobbes’s Leviathan, early modern scientific texts, to the Narrative of Frederick Douglass, the event will take place in Tisch Library Room 302 on Friday, May 20th from 12:00–4:00 PM. We look forward to seeing you there!

 

Tisch Library Virtual Tour

View our Virtual Tour of Tisch Library highlighting our collections, services, branch libraries, and building affiliates.  

➤ Interact with our discovery tool, JumboSearch which allows you to search for most of the materials that Tufts subscribes to or owns as part of our collection. 

➤ Find out how to access common resources identified by instructors for the use of everyone in a specific class, also known as course reserves, and if you are teaching a class, how to put these resources on reserve. 

Introduction to LabArchives Digital Research Notebook

Ideal for replacement of paper notebooks, a LabArchives Digital Notebook can be used to document ideas, notes, research, experiments, and procedures. They are designed for intuitive use, ease of search, copying and versioning. They support collaboration with many users and includes access controls. In this workshop you will be provided an overview of the LabArchives Digital Research Notebooks.

QGIS: An Open Source GIS Solution

GIS is becoming an increasingly important tool in many fields. Proprietary GIS software (software that cannot be freely shared or modified) is usually very expensive and we need to be prepared to have an alternative — software that is free of cost and free in a social sense - to collect, compile, manage and perform analysis. This course can be considered a gentle introduction to QGIS, an open-source geographic information system. During the course, we will also do a hands-on activity that includes:

Learn this fast: Intro to Video 

In this workshop you will learn basic video recording strategies and editing tools.  We will use the Video Recording Kit which has a Sony a6600 mirrorless camera and Adobe Premiere Pro but skills are translatable to other cameras and software.  We will cover basic media management, recording and editing techniques, and saving your files.  We hope by the end of this workshop you will feel empowered to check out media equipment and know more about resources available to support you during your next project.   This workshop will be taught by DDS Student Workers.  

Learn this fast: Intro to Photography

In this workshop you will learn basic photography skills to help make your photos pop.  We will use the Tisch Photography Kit which has a Sony a6600 mirrorless camera and Adobe Lightroom but skills are translatable to other cameras and software.  We will cover basic media management, composition strategies and editing techniques.  We hope by the end of this workshop you will feel empowered to check out media equipment and know more about resources available to support you during your next project.   Students are welcome to stay after the workshop to print one of their phot

Introduction to LabArchives Digital Research Notebook

Ideal for replacement of paper notebooks, a LabArchives Digital Notebook can be used to document ideas, notes, research, experiments, and procedures. They are designed for intuitive use, ease of search, copying and versioning. They support collaboration with many users and includes access controls. In this workshop you will be provided an overview of the LabArchives Digital Research Notebooks.

StoryMaps: A Web Publishing App you Need to Know!

Sick of using only Microsoft Word to write papers or PowerPoint to make presentations? Want people to actually see your thesis or capstone after you've left school and have it published online!? Esri Story Maps are web applications that let authors combine beautiful, interactive maps with narrative text, striking images, charts and graphs and multimedia including video and recordings. Impress your professors, bosses or friends with these attractive and easy to use applications while bringing your story to life. Make them accessible online for all to see well after you've left Tufts!