And the winners are . . .

The 2012 Upcycled Art Contest winners are:

1st place: “Gaga Eat Your Heart Out” by Marijo Corpolongo, Tamika Hall and Kitty Rhoades

2nd place: “Keith Harkin Tribute” by Margaret Lee

3rd place: “Rewound Roots” by Christine Benson

Thank you to everyone who participated in this year’s contest.  If you have ideas for a medium to use in the next upcycled art contest, please contact Elena Maans at emaans@dom.edu.

 

Upcycled Art Contest Entries

Rewound RootsRewound RootsFluffy is a Relative TermFluffy is a Relative TermRecycled SportsRecycled Sports
The Sound of NatureThe Sound of NatureHardcover NookHardcover NookStudy BreakStudy Break
Gaga Eat Your Heart OutGaga Eat Your Heart OutCandle-setteCandle-sette

Upcycled Art Contest, a set on Flickr.

As part of Dominican’s Leaf Fest, November 12-16, 2012, the Media Center is holding an art contest to reuse the old cassette tapes we are deaccessioning in artwork. The entries were amazing creative and showed off the talent of our staff and students. Please visit the library’s display area near Crown 112 to see this exhibit while it’s up.

And check back soon to find out who won the contest!

New database: ICPSR

We are pleased to announce the addition of a new database from ICPSR (Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research ). The ICPSR is a group of over 700 universities working together to collect data sets and preserve research data for future use.  The archive contains more than 500,000 data sets covering fields including education, aging, criminal justice, substance abuse, terrorism, and other fields. This is unlike any other databases to which the library subscribes, and will be a crucial resource for students and faculty in social science fields.

Students can find special tools and resources on this page. Instructors can find resources and lesson plans for data-driven teaching on this page.

While you can access the database from on or off campus via the library website, you should create a personal user account if you will be accessing data sets. Once you have created this account, you can go directly the to ICPSR website to sign in without going through the library website. Please this guide for more information.

New database: Berg Fashion Library

We are pleased to announce the addition of the Berg Fashion Library to the holdings of the Rebecca Crown Library. This database contains multiple types of resources for studying fashion, apparel design, apparel merchandising, and costume history. The centerpiece is the Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion, as well as multiple journal and book excerpts and abstracts.

Take a guided tour of everything this database offers here. Instructors can find a suggested lesson plan here.