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Dear Old Wabash

Civil Rights Movement in a Local Context

 A five-part, online exhibit has been created by students in PSC 210-01/HIS 240-02, taught by Dr. Shamira Gelbman, Assistant Professor of Political Science. This half-semester special topics course on the Politics of the Civil Rights Movement used primary source material in the Wabash College Archive and the Crawfordsville District Public Library to document how the African American civil rights movement was experienced by the Wabash and Crawfordsville communities.  (Exhibit URL:  http://wabashhistory.omeka.net/exhibits/show/crmexhibit.)

 Dear Old Wabash is the blog where Beth Swift, Archivist (Ramsay Archives & Special Collections), shares the history of the College.  Read about the interesting events and people over the past 182 years that have made Wabash College what it is today!


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New Exhibit

In association with the Lilly Library ‘shOUT will sponsor, “Surviving and Thriving:  AIDS, Politics, and Culture”, an exhibit from the National Library of Medicine.  The exhibit will be on the 2nd Floor of the Library, adjacent to the entrance of the Goodrich Room, from October 23rd through December 18th.

The "Open Access Movement" in Higher Education

COAPI (Coalition for Open Access Policy Institutions) serves as a forum for higher education faculty and administrators to promote development and implementation of open access policies at academic institutions throughout the U.S.  What is “open access”?  In a nutshell, “it is the free, immediate, online availability of research articles, coupled with the rights to use these articles fully in the digital environment.”  To learn more about the “open access movement”, view this informative video produced by COAPI.

Streaming Movies from A to Z!

Wabash College has added access to 70 films from Swank Motion Pictures’ Digital Campus Collection.  The list includes A Clockwork Orange, Brokeback Mountain, Dr. Strangelove, Raging Bull, The Big Lebowski, The Great Debaters, Pulp Fiction, Mystic River, Full Metal Jacket and A Serious Man, to name just a few.

Faculty, staff and students can access these streamed films here < http://dc.swankmp.com/wabash284421/SDC/content/browse.aspx > using Internet Explorer, Firefox or Safari, from anywhere on campus – or off-campus via the proxy server by following the link on the library’s home page.  [Note:  Google has removed support for browser plugins.  The Swank entertainment portal requires a plugin that enforces Digital Rights Management for Hollywood content.]  You must also have Silverlight software installed.

The library's video streaming service,  Criterion-On-Demandhas recently added 366 new titles to their collection.  Now with over 1,000 feature films from "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter" to "Zoolander"!  (Please note that films may only be viewed on PCs and Macs at this time.  Support for iPad and Android devices is coming soon!)

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The Lilly Library is a founding member of PALNI, ALI, and The Oberlin Group


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