Post-National Library Week FYI

by Kelly Jacobsma, Director   Libraries generally don’t publicly promote political agendas; however we feel that our users may want to know how politics in Washington and the President’s proposed budget may impact library services in Michigan and at Hope.  As you may know, President Trump has proposed eliminating all federal library funding – and […]

Shapeshifting: What’s Happening with Scholarly Journals and What Faculty Can Do

When the annual Periodicals Price Survey 2010 appeared in the April issue of Library Journal, not much came as a surprise. Chemistry and Physics top the disciplines with the highest average price per journal; over 50% of publishers reported a 5-10% drop in print orders; and library directors were advised to expect a 6-8% increase […]

Citation Conversations

Participate in a campus discussion about citation rules and formats. We welcome input from students and faculty. Students have expressed confusion and frustration about creating “correct” citations. Directions given to students in class are not always consistent with what is stated in the most up-to-date version of the particular style guidelines; nor are all faculty […]

The Center for Research Libraries

Hope College is now a member of the Center for Research Libraries (CRL), a partnership of more than 240 university, college, and independent research libraries. The consortium acquires and preserves newspapers, journals, documents, archives and other traditional and digital resources for research and teaching. These resources are then made available to member institutions cooperatively, through […]

Finals Week at Hope – How Students Work

At lunch today I came across some statistics in a publication called NextSpace (By the Numbers: statistics to think about). 278 photo uploads per second to Facebook 10 hours of video uploaded to YouTube every minute 2,000,000 e-mails sent per second 100,000,000,000 clicks per day on the web 1,000,000 instant messages sent per second 55,000,000,000,000 […]