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May 29, 2008

Friday, May 30

CBI will be closed for research tomorrow, May 30, for the first day of the History | Gender | Computing conference. If you come for the conference, we'll be down in Andersen Library room 120. Hope to see you there!


For all you U of M folks:

The Library Portal team is pleased to announce a new feature to MyLibrary: the ability to save citations. Since the middle of January, library users have been able to save favorite e-journals and indexes to the MyLibrary interface on the MyU Portal and the libraries' web site. This service has been surprisingly popular with over 1,650 individual users making use of the functionality.

Now users can also save citations to MyLibrary. This is done through a new menu option on "Find It" menus called "Save citation/journal to MyLibrary." We encourage you to give it a try on your own MyLibrary page at:


Of course, this new functionality is not meant to compete with RefWorks. It is meant to be a really simple and easy way to save a citation and come back to it later.

May 28, 2008

Exhibit Open!

Gendered Bits is now open in the first-floor gallery of Andersen Library. It looks great - come visit! Here's the description from the Libraries' publicity:http://staff.lib.umn.edu/communications/email/2008/BitsEmail/bits2.html.

It's open through July 23 of this year.

May 15, 2008

Y2K Exhibit

I've put up a new small exhibit in the space outside the CBI Suite. It's a display of publications and documents from CBI's two collections related to the Y2K phenomenon: the International Y2K Cooperation Center Records and the Center for Y2K and Society Records (currently in process, but still available to researchers - it just doesn't yet have a public finding aid). If you are in Andersen Library, come take a look.

May 13, 2008

Spring Newsletter!

The CBI spring newsletter is now available! Check it out for some scintillating articles by Tom and Jeff, as well as news from the director's desk and from the archives.

May 8, 2008


I'd like to put in a plug for the following event in Walter Library on Friday afternoon:


Lisa Johnston, science and engineering librarian, created a poster for the event containing historic robot images from our Edmund Berkeley collection. I'll be there, too, with some CBI brochures! It should be a good time.

May 7, 2008


Tom asked me to post the following about an exciting resource that we now have available on our website:

With support from Cisco Systems, CBI digitized the entire run of the journal ConneXions—The Interoperability Report (1987-1996). ConneXions was a central forum for discussing the technical issues and international standards that made the Internet into a seamless, interoperating network. The collection includes many articles by leading members of the Internet community as well as reports on varied managerial, technical, and organizational initiatives. The scanned PDF files are available as individual monthly issues as well as yearly compilations; the site totals 1.5 GB. ConneXions was published by the Interop Company, and this site is with the permission of its successor firm, CMP United Business Media. Ole Jacobsen is presently editor and publisher of The Internet Protocol Journal .

May 5, 2008

History | Gender | Computing

I don't think I've posted anything recently about History | Gender | Computing, the conference hosted by CBI coming up at the end of the month. Please come if you're in the area! Registration is free and it should be a really interesting event. Please email cbi@umn.edu if you have any questions.